Athletes of the Week

| Sports | October 4, 2018

Timothy Delifus remembers joining Special Olympics (SO) basketball when he was 17, and he still plays on the team to this day.

“Timothy is very fast and has endless energy,” said Timothy’s basketball coach, Brad Bowers.

Delifus also plays SO volleyball and floor hockey. He likes SO because, “It is fun and there are medals to win. I like to help my team by being a positive team player.”

In addition to Timothy’s SO athletics, he skateboards, dances, rides BMX and is a part-time custodian at Six Flags Magic Mountain.



Neda Rasmi has been a Special Olympic athlete since she was a teenager. According to Rasmi, she doesn’t care too much for swimming. “Swimming is too cold and wet,” Rasmi said. However, bowling and floor hockey are her favorite sports because she “can keep up with the boys.”

Rasmi is proud of her 10 gold medals, and she encourages those who qualify for Special Olympics to “Try it out, and it will energize you.” Rasmi is also in a local weekday work program.



Shelby Grubbs – Hart Volleyball

Pfeiffer set the pace for the third Heritage League meet held at Griffith Park last Thursday. Finishing in first place, Pfeiffer led the Knights boy’s cross-country team to a first place finish to begin the year 3-0.

Andrew Pfeiffer – Trinity Classical Academy Cross Country

Grubbs led the Hart girls volleyball team (15-2 overall, 7-0 in Foothill League) to a 25-15, 25-15, 25-7 three set win against Valencia last week. Grubbs finished with a team-high 13 kills and eight blocks.

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