A fierce competitor

Carbondale's Alex Bender medals at Special Olympics Winter Games

COURTNEY BENDER/Special to The Daily Sentinel Carbondale’s Alex Bender competes at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where she won silver in the super-G and bronze in the slalom.



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COURTNEY BENDER/Special to The Daily Sentinel Carbondale’s Alex Bender competes at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where she won silver in the super-G and bronze in the slalom.

Alex Bender said the mountain reminded her a bit of Snowmass, her favorite hometown ski hill. She certainly performed like she was cruising on home powder. Bender, a 19-year-old from…




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