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Kings Special Olympics soccer wins gold at provincial Summer Games

Doug Fraser shows off the gold medal he and his Kings teammates captured at the recent Special Olympics Nova Scotia provincial summer games.
Doug Fraser shows off the gold medal he and his Kings teammates captured at the recent Special Olympics Nova Scotia provincial summer games.

KINGS COUNTY - The Kings Special Olympics soccer team came home from the Special Olympics Summer Games earlier this month in Halifax with a gold medal.

Playing in the Toronto FC Division, Kings defeated Amherst 6-3 and Cobequid 3-1 in the round robin, then topped Bedford-Sackville 3-1 in the gold medal game. Cobequid edged Amherst 2-1 to capture the bronze medal.

Halifax, Annapolis and Cape Breton won gold, silver and bronze respectively in the Vancouver Whitecaps Division.

Athletes from Kings also captured a host of medals in track and field. In the 50-metre run, Darcy Marshall and Hugo Bouter both placed second, and Brian Bruce was third overall.

In the 100-metre run, Rebecca Foster and Tyler Carter both won their respective divisions.  Kelsey Heudes, Jordi Taylor and Josh Kingston were each second, and Skylar Banks placed third.

In the 200-metres, Jordi Taylor and Banks each placed first. Brandon Taylor was second, and Shawn Timmons, Kevin Thompson and Tyler Carter all were third.

In the 400-metres, Jordi Taylor placed first, Davidee Campbell second and Phil Brown third.

In the 4x100 relay, the Kings team of Thompson, Timmons, Brandon Fraser and Devin MacLeod placed second. The team of Banks, Kingston, Carter and Bouter was third.

In the 4x400 relay, the team of Davidee Campbell, Phil Brown, Brandon Fraser and Jordi Taylor won their event. Brown also won both the 1,500 and 5,000 metres.

In shot put, Kelsey Heudes and Davidee Campbell both placed first in their respective divisions. Caleigh Fraser, Tracy Sheffield and Hugo Bouter all placed second, and Angelina Martin, Skylar Banks and Kevin Thompson were each third.

In standing long jump, Shawn Timmons placed first, and Jordi Taylor, Hugo Bouter and Rebecca Foster each placed second.

In running long jump, Campbell placed second, and Carter, Kingston, Caleigh Fraser and Susan Weaver all placed third.

Playing in the Toronto FC Division, Kings defeated Amherst 6-3 and Cobequid 3-1 in the round robin, then topped Bedford-Sackville 3-1 in the gold medal game. Cobequid edged Amherst 2-1 to capture the bronze medal.

Halifax, Annapolis and Cape Breton won gold, silver and bronze respectively in the Vancouver Whitecaps Division.

Athletes from Kings also captured a host of medals in track and field. In the 50-metre run, Darcy Marshall and Hugo Bouter both placed second, and Brian Bruce was third overall.

In the 100-metre run, Rebecca Foster and Tyler Carter both won their respective divisions.  Kelsey Heudes, Jordi Taylor and Josh Kingston were each second, and Skylar Banks placed third.

In the 200-metres, Jordi Taylor and Banks each placed first. Brandon Taylor was second, and Shawn Timmons, Kevin Thompson and Tyler Carter all were third.

In the 400-metres, Jordi Taylor placed first, Davidee Campbell second and Phil Brown third.

In the 4x100 relay, the Kings team of Thompson, Timmons, Brandon Fraser and Devin MacLeod placed second. The team of Banks, Kingston, Carter and Bouter was third.

In the 4x400 relay, the team of Davidee Campbell, Phil Brown, Brandon Fraser and Jordi Taylor won their event. Brown also won both the 1,500 and 5,000 metres.

In shot put, Kelsey Heudes and Davidee Campbell both placed first in their respective divisions. Caleigh Fraser, Tracy Sheffield and Hugo Bouter all placed second, and Angelina Martin, Skylar Banks and Kevin Thompson were each third.

In standing long jump, Shawn Timmons placed first, and Jordi Taylor, Hugo Bouter and Rebecca Foster each placed second.

In running long jump, Campbell placed second, and Carter, Kingston, Caleigh Fraser and Susan Weaver all placed third.

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