GREENSBORO — The state-level 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Bowling Tournament was held on Sunday, and a number of local athletes competed and won medals.
The event for the central part of the state was held in Greensboro, the eastern part of the state in Durham, and the event for the western part of the state was held in Newton. In Greensboro, nearly 300 Special Olympics North Carolina athletes competed while coaches and volunteers supported the event, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of SONC.
Winning gold medals in competition were Surry Junkyard Dawgs teammates James Steven Kingsbury and Timothy Lunsford in the bowling unified doubles competition. Also winning gold were the Surry Wolf-Packers team in the bowling team event. The team includes James Ray Beck, Roger Dale Beck, Robert John Greene III and Samantha Petty.
Silver medalists included Dale G. Mitchell in bowling singles, and Surry Newlyweds team of Janit Felts and Michael Felts in the bowling doubles event.
Bronze medal recipients were John Dutton in bowling singles; William Mills in bowling singles ramp; Surry Coyotes team in bowling team including Joseph “Sammy” Epperson, Brian Flippin, Neal Joyner, Delissa Moore and Linda Vaughn; and Surry Musketeers team in bowling team including Jessica Boger, Levi Earley, Sherri Goldbaugh, Anthony K. Jackson and Deanna Money.
The Surry Pin-Strikers received fourth-place ribbons in bowling team competition. The team includes Tony Lee Arend, David Carlisle, John Edwards, Clark Key and Rodney McLaughlin.