Locals win at SONC Basketball and Cheerleading Tourney

by Mar 17, 2010SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi0 comments


Gil Biello (left) and Emily Roberson were two of the four athletes from Cherokee who traveld to the SONC Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament held Saturday, March 6 in Winston-Salem. (Photo courtesy of Lana Lambert)

Four athletes from the Qualla Boundary traveled to Winston-Salem to compete in the Western Special Olympics of North Carolina (SONC) Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament on Saturday, March 6. 

Nicky Etters won Gold in Division 2 of Individual Skills in the Cheerleading Competition.  She was coached by Tammy Etters. 

 Three athletes competed in the Individual Skills in the Basketball Competition including:

  • Jacee Smith – Gold in Division 6 Low Goal
  • Gil Biello – tied for Gold in Division 7
  • Emily Roberson – Silver in Division 4

The basketball athletes were coached by Brenda Gass. 

“Thanks to the athletes for a wonderful weekend!” said Lana Lambert, Qualla Boundary SONC coordinator.  “Congratulations on all your medals!  Thanks to the Smith family for their continued support of the Qualla Boundary program!”