News from June 2017
More than 500 athletes will be participating in the 30th annual New Hampshire Senior Games this summer.
“Thirty years is a great milestone and people, many of them elderly, continue to enjoy competing against others in their same age group,” said chairman George Tosatti of Manchester. “This summer we’re offering 16 different sporting events and there’s still time for people to register.”
BIRMINGHAM, AL – The winner’s podium at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL, had a local feel as Granite State athletes captured numerous medals during the two-week event (June 2- 15).
“It’s a terrific testament to the skills of these competitors- as well as all of the other NH athletes who competed in Birmingham,” said George Tosatti, Chair – New Hampshire Senior Games. “They really had a great showing for our state.”View Article
Area athletes ring up some solid scores in annual Horseshoe Tournament
Nashua, NH: Greely Park was the scene as the 30th annual NH Senior Games kicked off with the annual Horseshoe tournament on Sunday, June 25th.
A dedicated group of athletes competed in singles and doubles with several stand-out performances.
89- year-old Gloria Benjamin captured a gold medal in the 85-89 singles division. The Goffstown resident, who has been taking part in senior sports for many years, says she not only enjoys the competition, but also the camaraderie that comes with sports. “You are able to meet the nicest people at the events,” she shared. “Sports really bring people together.” Ms. Benjamin also competes in Pickleball and Shuffleboard, both of which are competed later this summer as part of the NH Senior Games.
Paul Yankowskas, a sturdy 60- year old from Londonderry, struck gold twice with a gold medal in the 60-64 singles division and a gold medal in the 60-64 doubles division...READ MORE >
Manchester, NH: The winner’s podium at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL, had a local feel as Granite State athletes captured numerous medals during the two -week event (June 2 – 15).
“It’s a terrific testament to the skills of these competitors- as well as all of the other NH athletes who competed in Birmingham,” said George Tossati, Chair – New Hampshire Senior Games. “They really had a great showing for our state.”
Local medal winners included:
|Chuck Chokel||New Castle||60-64||Triathlon||Bronze|
|William Corey||Rindge||65-69||Doubles Racquetball||Silver|
|Thomas Diehl||Alexandria||75-79||Doubles Tennis||Gold|
|Hiroyo Fisher||Candia||65-69||Doubles Tennis||Silver|
|Manny Garcia||Deering||50-54||100-meter dash||Gold|
Rindge resident Billy Corey is in Birmingham, Alabama right now looking for a shot at redemption.
Two years ago, the 68-year-old racquetball player competed in the National Senior Games — the largest multi-sports event specifically devoted to people 50 and older — in doubles and singles racquetball, placing second and fifth respectively. In his return this year, Corey is hoping to come out on top.
“I think we have a great shot at winning this year,” said Corey, before his practice session at the Montachusett Community Branch YMCA in Fitchburg, Massachusetts last Thursday. “My partner [Mitch Milewski] is a terrific player. I’m going to try to stay out of his way.”View Article
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