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Players, coaches and supporters in Hudson's inaugural Raiders United Respect Game pose together at halfcourt before the event last Friday, May 17, in the high school gym.

The game featured Raider boys' basketball players teaming up with 12 special needs students for a basketball game in front of the entire student section during Friday's advisory time. The game was complete with a national anthem, player introductions, cheerleaders and the Raider band all uniting under the theme, "Respect is a Slam Dunk."

Players for the White team included Ben Warren, Jack Berdusco, Lorenz Lauderdale, Henri Linde, Rowan Pruitt, Jacob Daulton, Ethan Kostynick, Payton Reece and Jakes Assembo. Playing for the Blue team were Ryan Erickson, Andrew Brooks, Zarek Barnes, Alex Hafner, Devin Jameson, Keyser Helterbrand, Josh Kabanuk, Landen Bilse and Paul Sparstad.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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