Knoch's First Indoor Bocce Team Kicks Off Season

There is a new Winter Sport here at Knoch - Unified Indoor Bocce.  This is a unified sport sponsored by Special Olympics PA and includes both students with intellectual disabilities (Athletes) and  students without disabilities (Partners).  We practice twice a week after school and have a total of 3 bocce matches and one championship event at Slippery Rock University at the end of February.  The team won their first match at Hickory 12-1 and 14-1!   If you see the athletes or partners please congratulate them.

With that being said, we have one home match and one only, next Thursday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the KHS Gym. If you are a coach or advisor of a club and could pop in at some point during the match with your students/athletes, that would mean the world to our athletes!  The more of a crowd we can get to cheer these athletes on the better.  If you'd like to make signs, they would love it even more.  The match will last from 3:30 p.m. to approximately 4:30 or 5 p.m.  Our opponent is Butler.  Thanks in advance for any encouragement you can give our team.   

Below are the athletes and partners.


Melanie Gialanella

Natalie Gall

Emily Gall

Julie Kubit


Rebekah Hortert

Grace Phillips

Sam Thinnes


Good luck, Knoch!