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Special Olympics Illinois state basketball results 

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[March 24, 2012]  NORMAL -- Special Olympics Illinois crowned its state champions at the state basketball tournament March 16-18 at Illinois State University's Horton Field House, Normal, and Illinois Wesleyan University's Shirk Center, Bloomington. More than 1,500 athletes competed on 120 teams and in individual skills at the tournament.

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Athletes participated in five categories of play and were assigned to divisions within each category based on their age and skill level:

  • Senior male: 58 teams including at least one male player 16 years or older

  • Female: 17 all-female teams with players 16 years or older

  • High school: 31 teams with players of high school age

  • Junior: 14 teams including male and female players under the age of 16

  • Individual skills: About 280 athletes tested their abilities in dribbling, passing and shooting.

  • Young athletes: 15 young athletes age 6-7 demonstrated their individual skills abilities.

To compete in the state tournament, athletes must have completed eight weeks of training. Senior male and high school teams qualified through district tournaments in the state.

Logan County Olympians who participated in the tournament:


  • Steven Brown, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Greg Crosman, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Russell Dennis, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Nathaniel "Nate" Fanning, Chestnut, fourth place

  • Amber Farmer, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Katie Gill, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Warren Benjamin Grover, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Brenda Haley, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Bo Hatfield, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Jaime Horn, Mason City, fourth place

  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Lolling, Hartsburg, fourth place

  • Dawn Mason, Lincoln, fourth place

  • McKayla Nye, Lincoln, fourth place

  • Michael Spurgeon, Lincoln, fourth place

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  • Jerry Davis, Lincoln, third place

  • Scott A. Davis, Lincoln, third place

  • Janet Finn, Lincoln, third place

  • Jeanette "Jean" Finn, Lincoln, third place

  • Elizabeth Gill, Lincoln, third place

  • Jennifer Gill, Lincoln, third place

  • Richard Hallmark, Lincoln, third place

  • Shirley Nalley, Lincoln, third place

  • Ann Rademaker, Lincoln, third place

  • Christina "Christy" Randall, Lincoln, third place

  • Jessica Sampson, Lincoln, third place

  • Sarah "Sally" Spear, Lincoln, third place

  • Mykal Teubner, Lincoln, third place

[Text received from Special Olympics Illinois]

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