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ASN Hosts 3rd Certified Disability Sport Specialist Training in Brewton, AL March 6-7th

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3rd Group of Graduates from CDSS Hosted by the Ability Sport Network

Pictured (Bottom, left to right): Cullen Milner (student, Huntingdon College); Penny Edwards (Exercise Physiology & Health Educator, Alliance for a Healthier Generation ); Holly Clarke (student, AUM exercise science program); Maren Heller (graduate student, AUM exercise science); Neil Lawler (student,  Huntingdon College); Pictured (Top, left to right): Tristiana Mays, (Recent graduate of Huntingdon College, Physical Education); Kate Atkins (ASN Staff); Dr. Sherri Huff (Birmingham City Schools); Professor David Kyle (UAH,  Dept. Kinesiology); Keisha Owens (Phys. Ed. Teacher, Birmingham City Schools); Sam Zapatka (BlazeSports, Course Instructor); Beverly Coleman (Phys. Ed. Teacher, Mobile County) 

In partnership with BlazeSports America, The Ability Sport Network at Huntingdon College hosted the 3rd Certified Disability Sport Specialist Training in Brewton, Alabama on March 6-7th, 2015.  The cohort had a variety of participants which included State Department of Education employees, college professors, public school physical educators, as well as students from both Huntingdon College and Auburn University at Montgomery (for more news on ASN’s partnership with AUM, please visit: http://asn.huntingdon.edu/wp-admin/post.php?post=38668&action=edit&message=6)  

During this two-day workshop, participants took part in interactive lectures, received hands-on training with adaptive equipment, and learned how to complete the requirements to become a Certified Disability Sport Specialist.

For more information on our upcoming training at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on May 29-30th, please visit: http://asn.huntingdon.edu/?page_id=751

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The 2015 Awards Banquet

At the awards banquet, Dr. Dorman kicked off the night with a welcome message. Coach Andrews, Coach Darius, and Coach LeGrand then presented each team member with an award. Jaden Favor won The Fighter Award for giving his all, though he is the youngest on the team. Andrew Heinzen received the Positive Player Award for always having a smile on his face. The Most Improved Award went to Johnathan Coley for his progression throughout the season. The Team Player Award was given to Leo Lugo for always putting the team first. Dudley Luckie received an All Tournament Award from the Conference Tournament and the Captain’s Award from the coaches for his excellent leadership. Ricky Treloar was given the Player of the Year Award for his outstanding dedication in every aspect throughout the season. Kate Atkins informed the crowd about ASN’s upcoming events and the night ended with a farewell to Coach Andrews, who sadly said her goodbyes and that she has taken a new job.2015-03-12 18.21.54 2015-03-12 18.49.45 2015-03-12 19.23.28

Going out with a Bang: The Atlanta Tournament

The Red Wings rounded out their season this past weekend in Atlanta, facing some of the fiercest competition around. Parents and fans cheered the Wings through four tough games, and they added one more win to their record. 

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During the game against The Atlanta Junior Wheelchair Hawks, the Red Wings learned that passing the ball was the key to getting open shots. The wings had some awesome moves on defense, and their rebounds were helpful, but the Hawks came in strong and took the game 20-59. The leading scorers were Ricky Treloar, with 14 points, Dudley Luckie, with 4 points, and Jonathan Colley, with 2 points.  

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The Red Wings came alive in the second game against North Carolina Jr. Thunder, with shot after shot, and rebound after rebound. They took their coaches advice from the first game to heart, and were highly successful, winning 32-20. Dudley Luckie was the lead scorer with 22 points, followed by Ricky Treloar with 8, and Jonathan Colley, 2.IMG_2287IMG_2295IMG_2312

When the Red Wings played Lakeshore, they battled hard, but could not hold out against them. The final score was 23-51. They never once lacked dedication and teamwork, continuing to put in their best effort in this last tournament. Ricky Treloar scored 12 points, closely followed by Dudley Luckie‘s 11.

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On Sunday, the Wings played their hearts out the entire game against the Mississippi Wheelcats. They were in the lead until there was roughly seven minutes left, and the Wheelcats tied it up (24-24). In the last few minutes, things did not go as planned and the Wheelcats went ahead, leaving the final score 25-30. Though it was a tough loss, everyone was proud of how well the Red Wings played and how they never gave up. 

 

The Red Wings hard work paid off as they took their well deserved spot in 4th place at the Regional Tournament. 

The Lakeshore Tournament

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At the Lakeshore Tournament the Redwings played three hard-fought games. In the first two, against Junior Thunder and the Mississippi Wheelcats, the Wings put up their best effort, but fell short. In the third game, however, against Katie’s Komets, the Redwings turned it all around. Their speed and shooting put them ahead an amazing 16 to 4 at halftime. In a strong second half effort, their defense held the Komets to 4, but the Wings continued to score. The final score was 28 to 4. The Redwings will play again this weekend in Atlanta! Stay posted on Facebook, and Instagram for updates.

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Jr. League Ready, Set, Geaux! 10k

ASN Staff and Athletes participated in the Jr. League’s Ready, Set, Geaux 10K on Saturday, February 7th.  Participant Coordinator Lisa Clark and Red Wings team member Dudley Luckie staffed the ASN table to promote the program.

Andrew Heinzen ran and wheeled his way to being crowned King of the race for the Adaptive Division- under 18.  Coaches Jessi Andrews and Michelle Enos, and mom Amanda Heinzen joined him.  GO ANDREW!!!

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University of Alabama Wheelchair Basketball game

On Friday, December 5, 2014, the ASN Red Wings took a trip to Tuscaloosa, AL to watch the University of Alabama’s collegiate wheelchair basketball team play Quebec. It was a great game that went into overtime but Alabama came up just short in the end. The Red Wings had a great time and even got to meet the players from Alabama! We all hope to return to another game in the future! Roll Tide & Go Red Wings!!

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