Plymouth Whitemarsh High School wins inaugural bocce match

The Plymouth Whitemarsh High School won its first-ever bocce match defeating Bishop McDevitt High School, 2-0. The match was much closer than the score indicated and nearly went into overtime. The teams tied the second game of the best-of-three match and neither was awarded a point.

Bocce is one of three Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports programs supported by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education. As one of these three sports with this designation, it provides the opportunity for students with and without all types of disabilities to be on a team together and compete in a meaningful way.

Photo: Colonial School District. Members of the PWHS Bocce Team include, seated (l to r): Lupita Rubio, Samantha Divinney, Clara Schatz and Jose Rubio. Standing (l to r): Assistant Coach Kenny Williams, Isabella McNew, Samantha Matthews, Devon Skiles, Larry McLaughlin and Head Coach Ryan Zehren.