Unified Sports, Tiger Pride Club continues winning streak



The Roseville Tiger Pride club completed their second Unified Sports event, in which they played in three kickball games at West Park High School. The Unified Sports program was created so that special needs students from schools around the area can interact with each other socially while staying active physically.

This wasn’t the first time the club has been associated and participated with the Unified Sports events. Back in December, Woodcreek hosted a basketball tournament between the many schools involved with the program. The Tigers won the tournament at Woodcreek and were looking to continue their streak.

The Tigers’ star player in the kickball tournament was Junior Elle Wood. Wood had a triple-double and ended up finishing the day with twenty-two points, twelve rebounds, and eleven steals. 

Wood wasn’t finished with her progress and kept her skills sharp as she led her team to victory at the kickball event ending the games with a grand slam.

“Elle was amazing, she caught the ball and kicked the ball.” Wagner said, “She even had a bases-clearing home run.”

Wood started the game against Woodcreek with a standup double. Then an RBI base hit by Junior Noor Hadi.

Woodcreek had a late rally in the bottom of the sixth inning closing the lead for the Tigers. A hard-line drive was hit to third base and Junior Kaden Belton made a miraculous two-out catch, winning the game for the Tigers. 

Junior Kaden Belton feels this event gave the kids from all schools a chance to make new friends from other schools. Belton also believes it gives the kids a great opportunity to go out and have fun.

“It’s social out there, you’re making a lot of new friends. Meeting new kids from other schools that you don’t know.” Belton said.

Junior Carson Errecart, joined the club because he wanted to help out and create new fun memories for the kids. Errecart believes that these memories are important and that it’s a great break from the usual school day.

“It was a great experience, giving these kids a core memory that they will remember throughout their life,” Errecart said.

Wagner feels that the kids had a good time at the event and is glad to see that people are enjoying the events as much as she is.

“It was a lot of fun, the kids had a lot of fun,” Wagner said.

The Tigers are now 6-0 in the Unified Sports events, Melisa Errecart looks forward to continuing their winning streak in the future as time goes on.

“The next Unified Sports event is at Antelope High School for Wiffleball/ Softball on March 26th,” Errecart said.

For more on the Tiger Pride Club and for more information on The Unified Sports District tournaments, visit @rhs.tigerpride on Instagram, or attend the club’s meetings on the first Friday of every month in Room 500.