2017-2018 IUS Bocce Season

The 2017-2018 IUS Bocce Season is the third year that Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia has had an IUS Bocce League. This year, nine Philadelphia schools are participating with the end goal of competing in Hershey, PA for the State IUS Bocce Championships. After a few months off, everyone was happy to start bocce again. Below is a recap from all of our League Play Days. Separate posts will be made for the IUS Philadelphia Bocce Championship and State IUS Bocce Championship. 

League Play Day 1

Five Philadelphia schools met at Thomas Edison on Tuesday, November 14th for the first of four league play days. High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Hill Freedman High School, Parkway West High School, Strawberry Mansion, and Thomas Edison brought two teams to compete against each other during their first round of league play days. For two schools, this day marks their IUS Bocce debut! This is the first year that Kensington is competing, Strawberry Mansion is new to the program! Every school came and showed their best efforts, but also showed great sportsmanship. 

 
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Round 1
CAPA 1 (7) vs PW1 (8)CAPA2 (3) vs PW2 (8)KEN1 (5) vs  HF1 (10)KEN2 (6) vs TE1 (5)
Round 2
TE2 (5) vs SM1 (3)SM2 (5) vs CAPA1 (11)CAPA 2 (5) vs KEN1 (6)PW1 (8) vs KEN2 (5)
Round 3
PW2 (7) vs TE2 (2)HF1 (9) vs SM1 (3)TE1 (8) vs SM2 (4) 

CAPA = High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, HF = Hill Freedman High School, PW = Parkway West High School, SM = Strawberry Mansion, TE = Thomas Edison

League Play Day 2

For our second IUS Leauge Play Day of the 2017 – 2018 season, four schools came to Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, November 16th for their first league play day. George Washington High School, High School of the Future, Northeast High School, and South Philadelphia High School each had two teams representing their school. Like the first league play day, schools brought their competitive nature and sportsmanship. During each game, athletes and coaches showed their knowledge of the sport. Many of the games came to the last few balls thrown.

 
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Round 1
 AL1 (3) vs GW1 (5)SOF1 (2) vs NE1 (3)SP1 (2) vs AL2 (10)GW2 (7) vs SOF2 (2)
Round 2
SP2 (3) vs NE2 (9)AL1 (6) vs SOF1 (11)SP1 (3) vs GW1 (8) 
Round 3
NE1 (5) vs GW2 (5)NE2 (6) vs AL2 (8) SP2 (4) vs SOF2 (7)

AL = Abraham Lincoln High School, GW = George Washington High School, NE = Northeast High School, SOF = High School of the Future, SP = South Philadelphia High School

League Play Day 3

Four schools met at High School of the Future on Tusday, December 12th for their second league play day and SOPA Philly’s third. George Washington High School, Hill Freedman High School, Parkway West High School, and Strawberry Mansion High School came to compete one last time before the Championship. Sportsmanship was all around as schools clapped for their competitors after an athlete or partner rolled a particularly good roll. With two more games under everyone’s belt, all teams left feeling confident for the Championship.

 
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Round 1
SOF1 (10) vs PW1 (2) SOF2 (8) vs PW1 (5) HF1 (7) vs SM2 (3) HF2 (4) vs GW2 (14) 
Round 2
PW2 (4) vs GW2 (6)SM1 (4) vs GW1 (7)HF1 (4) vs SOF2 (6) 
Round 3
GW1 (3) vs SOF1 (14)PW1 (7) vs SM2 (2) HF2 (8) vs PW2 (6)

GW = George Washington High School, SOF = High School of the Future, HF = Hill Freedman High School, PW = Parkway West High School, SM = Strawberry Mansion High School

League Play Day 4

After some snowfall through the night, six schools were ready to heat things up with their last scrimmage before the Championship on Thursday, December 14th. Abraham Lincoln High School, High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Kensington High School, Northeast High School, and Thomas Edison High School met at South Philadelphia High School for their second scrimmage and the last of the 2017 – 2018 League Play Days. After a slow, snowy start, everyone was competing at their best and is looking forward to the Championship.

 
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Round 1
 SP1 (0) vs CAPA1 (10) CAPA2 (4) vs TE2 (1) KEN1 (6) vs AL1 (3) AL2 (6) vs NE1 (6) 
Round 2
CAPA1 (4) vs NE2 (6)AL2 (9) vs CAPA2 (2)KEN2 (7) vs SP2 (2)TE1 (7) vs SP1 (5)
Round 3
NE2 (5) vs KEN1 (5)SP2 (1) vs NE1 (5)AL1 (8) vs TE1 (10)TE2 (5) vs KEN2 (7)

AL = Abraham Lincoln High School, CAPA = High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, KEN = Kensington High School, NE = Northeast High School, SP = South Philadelphia High School, TE = Thomas Edison High School