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Brandon Wall, front, and Ben Dionne, right, compete in a practice race at Lost Valley Ski Area on Friday morning. At left, is their teacher, Bre Gallagher, from Margaret Murphy Center for Children. Special Olympics competition is so big now, that each year some groups have to take turns sitting out. Instead of going to Sugarloaf for this year's Winter Special Olympics, some Special Olympians have their own competitions locally, with one in February at Pettengill Park in Auburn.