Category: Tennis

2018 USA Games: July 5 Round-up

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- As the competitions enter its final days, the intensity is palpable and Special Olympics Southern California seems to just get stronger. Swimming Five Team SOSC swimmers competed in separate divisions of the 50-meter freestyle, and one shattered a personal-best time Thursday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Nicolette Jones and ...

2018 USA Games: July 4 Round-up

A handful of Special Olympics Southern California athletes celebrated the Fourth of July in style, raking in medals as the competitions heat up. Golf REDMOND, Wash. -- All three Team SOSC golfers medaled in their respective divisions Wednesday at Willows Run Golf Course. Both Kent Menendez and Kyle Aragon had a host of supporters make ...

USA Games Spotlight: Heidi Sand

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Heidi Sand has the fortune of not only competing in her second Special Olympics USA Games, but her role model is right there by her side the entire time. Heidi, who also went to the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey, is being coached at these Games by her mother, Jacque Martin. ...

2018 USA Games: July 2 Round-up

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Tyler Cribbs and the Special Olympics Southern California softball team set the tone Monday for the delegation. Tyler had a big day at the plate in a 12-10 win over South Dakota, the first of two victories on the day at Celebration Park. The shortstop went 3 for 3 and scored ...

#SundaySpotlight: Fabiola Aceves

Fabiola Aceves has grown into a more independent, open-minded individual since we last caught up with her at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Now, she’s preparing for this summer’s USA Games and is excelling in a different sport – a team sport. Fabiola, who earned a pair of silver medals in tennis less than ...

USA Games Spotlight: Michael Roth

By Hannah van Warmerdam As tennis athlete Michael Roth eagerly awaits the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, he reminisces on how his tennis coach Jacque Martin and his family first got him started in Special Olympics. Michael said Jacque is one of his biggest role models. “Jacque has always been there for me,” he said. ...

#SundaySpotlight: Fall Coach Honorees

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- At the conclusion of the fall sports season, Special Olympics Southern California honored the Coaches of the Season for Fall 2017. Earning the honor were Kayla Edwards (softball, Santa Barbara), Eileen Malumaleumu (bowling, Carson), Jacque Martin (tennis, Oceanside), Carly Matera (volleyball, San Luis Obispo) and Adam Sutphin (soccer, Glendale). Special Olympics ...

Andrew Kramer: Beyond Sports

Andrew Kramer does not let an intellectual disability define him or limit his capabilities. When he’s not playing tennis for Special Olympics Tri-Valley, Andrew works at a tax office in Santa Monica. Andrew’s accomplishments include being part of the first graduating class of UCLA Extension’s two-year certificate program for individuals with disabilities in 2009. He ...

Michael Roth: Magnetizing

By Christian Barel As a child, Michael Roth was known for his magnetizing persona. At the age of 11, during a family trip to the Grand Canyon, he easily made friends with bystanders and would introduce them to his parents. There is something about Michael that can’t be missed. No matter what room he enters, ...

Track Standout to Lean On Family at USA Games

By Christian Barel Krystal Johnson is one of the 70 lucky athletes chosen to represent Southern California for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. Among the 3,500 athletes selected in the country, she will showcase her skills in track and field. This isn’t a new ballgame for Krystal. It will be her second ...