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Special Olympians bring home “the hardware”

FPS staff report

The Carroll County Special Olympics team returned home from the 44th annual Ohio State Summer Games held June 28-30 in Columbus packing gold.

Carroll County captured six gold medals, five silver, one bronze, one fourth and two fifth place finishes.

Winning gold were Johnny Kruprzak in the 100-meter dash and the Mini Javelin, Joey Burrier in the 100-meter dash, Amy Jo Pennock in bowling, Randy Stacy in the 50-meter dash and Kim Hilliard in bowling.

Winning silver medals were Karen  Bross in bowling, Diane Donnelly in bowling, Becky Easterday in the softball throw, Riley Sprague in the softball throw and Stacy in the shot put.

Earning a bronze medal at the event was Easterday in the 50-meter dash.
Sarah Hines placed fourth in bowling, Sprague placed fifth in the 50-meter dash and Burrier fifth in the softball throw.

Over 2,700 athletes took part in the event held at The Ohio State University.

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