Timberlane board OKs unified basketball program
The Timberlane School Board recently approved the unified sports program for the district, which has special needs students playing alongside regular education students and competing against teams from other schools.
“Having kids with disabilities and without disabilities teaming up and playing together, to me, it’s what we should have been doing a long time ago,” said Timberlane Athletic Director Angelo Fantasia. “I’m excited about the possibility of us starting soon. I’ve talked to a lot of athletic directors who tell me they are the best games they watch all year long.”
About 26 high schools in the state have unified basketball teams, and several local schools have expressed interest in competing against Timberlane, Fantasia said.
In addition to basketball, the NHIAA also supports unified soccer, volleyball and track programs.