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Pioneer Classic Tournament

The Red Wings Wheelchair Basketball Team from Huntingdon’s Ability Sport Network traveled to Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham on Saturday, January 11th, to play in their first ever competition. Lakeshore was hosting the 27th annual Pioneer Classic wheelchair basketball tournament. The Red Wings played two games in the youth varsity division against the Atlanta Wheelchair Hawks and the Lakeshore Lakers.

The Red Wings consisted of 10 team members; Jeremy Carter, Dudley Luckie, Raymond Franklin, Andrew Heinzen, Ben Brewbaker, Leo Lugo, Jake Hallford, Josh Hallford, Jonathan Colley, and Corey Redmon. The team as a whole gained valuable experience through competition. The Red Wings showed sportsmanship, resilience, and teamwork as they competed against more experienced opponents. The team played two games and impressed all of those watching. Other teams, fans, coaches and staff could not believe it was the first time the Red Wings had ever taken the court for a game! Coach Andrews, Coach Singleton, Dr. Dorman, fans and parents were very proud of their team for the hard work in both games. The staff members at Lakeshore were very supportive during the whole tournament and were great hosts. The whole day was a great success!

The coaches and players for the Huntingdon ASN Red Wings look forward to getting back in the gym for practice to continue improving and to also get ready for their next competition. The next game for the Red Wings is scheduled for Saturday, January 25th at 2:00pm in Meridian, Mississippi against the Mississippi Wheelcats.

Certified Disability Sport Specialist Training

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The following completed the first CDSS training session held at Huntingdon College on November 1 and 2, 2013. Congratulations!

  • Jessi Andrews
  • Alex Aucoin
  • Kylee Blake
  • Kelly Bonner
  • Raymond Bonner
  • Mathew Bozeman
  • Lisa Clark
  • Jonathan Colvin
  • Allison Hoit
  • Laura McLemore
  • Michele Olson
  • Xavier Singleton
  • Christi Reese
  • Lee Slagle
  • Amber Smith
  • Peggy Turner
  • Ladarius Woods
  • Coratio Vinson
  • Will Wright

The next CDSS training will be July 18-19, 2014 at Huntingdon College. If you would like to obtain this certification and are interested in attending the training please contact Jessi Andrews via email at jandrews@hawks.huntingdon.edu!

ASN Wheelchair Basketball Kickoff Event

The new game in town is wheelchair basketball.  On October 19, 2013, the Ability Sports Network (ASN) at Huntingdon College held its Wheelchair Basketball Kickoff Event.  Participants, parents and families gathered at the Will & Kelley Wilson Gymnasium to become acquainted, have the first practice, and share a pizza lunch.

Nine athletes and their families were present.  Others present include

  • Lisa Dorman, our director;
  • Jessi Andrews, ASN coach and assistant director;
  • Xavier Singleton, ASN coach;
  • Ruth Brewbaker, ASN’s director for parent education;
  • Lisa Clark, partication coordinator;
  • student volunteers, including members of Huntingdon College’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s basketball teams;
  • Montgomery Public School administrators Margaret Allen (Superintendent), Katrina Johnson (Director of the Department of Special Education (by Jasmine at here)), and Mary Briers (board member);
  • Huntingdon College administrators Su Ofe and Anthony Leigh;
  • teachers, staff, and administrators from Montgomery area schools, including Margaret Allen (Superintendent), Katrina Johnson (Director of the Department of Special Education), and Mary Briers (board member), Tamara Lawson (Southlawn Middle School), Edward Cox (education specialist), and Peter Olson (adapted physical educator).