The Washington County Board of Education Tuesday night presented members of Clear Spring High School's state championship bocce team and its coach, Aline Novak, with a Golden Apple award.
The sport was new this school year, part of a unified sports program offering athletic competitions for students with disabilities. The sport teams up disabled athletes with able-bodied partners.
Clear Spring won the first state championship in March.
"Winning a state championship is a big deal," School board President Wayne Ridenour told the team during Tuesday night's board meeting at the central office off Commonwealth Avenue.
"We are all about opportunities, and this was a great opportunity for young people," Ridenour said.
Bocce players roll balls down a court toward a jack. The team with the closest ball to the jack is the only team that can score points in any frame.
— Julie E. Greene