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Wheelchair games

On any Tuesday night from December through March, the Havre Middle School gymnasium is filled with dribbling, passing and shooting. It's not your typical pickup game, though, because the gym is also filled with wheels.

Participants in the Havre Parks and Recreation Department's wheelchair basketball program race down the court, arms pumping madly to overtake a loose ball. Whoever comes up with it puts it in his lap and gives two pushes on the wheels of his chair before he has to dribble the ball or pass it to one of his teammates farther down the court. Otherwise it's traveling.

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