Seniors compete in badminton, bowling and track

Published 9:40 am Thursday, April 14, 2022

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

On Monday morning, April 4, the Davie County Senior Games took over Creekside Lanes Bowling Alley in Winston-Salem to play rounds of doubles.

Each participant was paired with a partner of their choosing for the Davie County Senior Games.

Tuesday, April 5, meant it was time to play badminton at the Brock Gym. The 70-74 age group women had a competitive showdown between two participants, where even the crowd was involved in cheering. It was a great example of what Senior Games is all about – fun, competition, but mostly fellowship with others.

Wednesday, April 6, the Davie County Senior Games track events were held at the Davie County Community Park. The air horn sounded off and the dashes began: 50 meters then 100 meters. Following the dashes, folks participated in the 1500 Meter Power Walking and 1500 Meter Race Walking events where everyone stayed neck in neck until winners were crowned in each age bracket.

Dr. George Kimberly, Davie County Race Walk expert, shared about his experience and how he joined Senior Games in 2000 when the coordinator at the time walked in the gym and told him that he needed to be a Race Walker in Senior Games. This began his 22-year race walk career. Dr. Kimberly has not only won gold at the Davie County Senior Games, but also represented Davie County at the state fnals and won the gold medal in years past.

Upcoming events: Bowling Mixed Doubles, Shot Put, Discus, and Long Jumps, Mini Golf, and Cycling.

• Bowling Doubles Winners: (60-64), first, Carolyn Sloan and Connie Swartz, Terry Thornett and Gary Dailey; (65-69), first Caldonia Evans and Alice Barnette, Frank Burgio and Rodgers Peoples; second, Susan Prim and Carolyn Foster Smith, Terry Hoots and Robert Jackson; (70-74), first, Angela Bailey and Vivian Ranson, Thomas Tucker and Donald Tucker; secodn, Mary Garcia and Pearl Hainje, Ray Evans and Steve Evans; third, Karen Umberger and Lois Green; (75-79), first, Judy Phillips and Barbara Chapman, Roy Ranson and Ronnie Chapman; second, Richard Pierce and Gene Hinsdale; third, Bob Phillips and Johnnie Stallings; (80-84), first, Doris Hinsdale and Nancy Tutterow, Mike Barnette and Henry Hagner.

• Badminton Singles Winners: (60-64), first, Carolyn Sloan; (70-74), first, Alice Monk; second, Karen Umberger; third, Roni Barney; (75-79), first, Barbara Chapman; (80-84), first, Sue Couch.

• Track Event Winners: 50 M Dash – (50-54) – first, Melanie Clark; (65-69) – first, Rick Wagner; (70-74) – first, Alice Monk; (75-79) – first, Barbara Chapman, Charles Mashburn; second, Kim Newsom; (80-84) – firs, Alice Barnette; (90-94)  – first, George Kimberly.

100 M Dash: (50-54) – first, Melanie Clark; (65-69) – first, Rick Wagner; (70-74) 1st: Alice Monk. (75-79) – first, Barbara Chapman, Charles Mashburn; second, Kim Newsom; (80-84) – first, Alice Barnette.

1500 M Power Walking: (65-69) – first, Ina Beavers; (75-79) – first, Barbara Chapman, Kim Newsom; (80-84) – first, Alice Barnette.

1500 M Race Walk: (65-69) – first, Rick Wagner;  (75-79) – first, Charles Mashburn; (90-94) – first, George Kimberly.