Rob Carper of Baxter is the recipient of the 2004 Special Olympics Minnesota Outstanding Clinician award for his dedication to teaching Special Olympians how to bowl.
He was honored at the distinguished service awards banquet Jan. 24 in Minnetonka. Distinguished service awards recognize 14 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and family members who demonstrated support, enthusiasm and time commitment in 2003.
Carper has been coaching bowling for more than three years. As a certified master instructor he is one of few people in Minnesota to achieve this level. He has helped develop rules and strategies that have benefited Special Olympics bowlers, including ramp bowling.
Special Olympics Minnesota provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with mental disabilities.
John finishes 10th in Winter X-Games
Trevor John of Crosslake finished 10th in the ESPN Winter X-Games World Snowmobile Association event last weekend in Aspen, Colo., on an Arctic Cat.
Sophomore boys lose to Richfield
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore boys' basketball team lost to Richfield 66-56 Saturday.
Leading the Warriors in scoring was Landon Stanfield with 21 points and Jon Haberman with 13.
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