The Parksville Thrift Foods Orcas gather with their silver medals following the championship game of the B.C. 55+ Games Saturday in Coquitlam.

Local athletes score medal haul at 55+ games

Parksville Qualicum Beach veterans score big at annual Summer Games in Coquitlam

Parksville Qualicum Beach athletes racked up a big medal haul last week as the province’s top mature athletes gathered in Coquitlam for the annual B.C. 55+ Games.

In team play, three local soccer squads took part, accumulating one gold and two bronze medals.

The Parksville Thrifty Orcas slo-pitch team reached the 55+ division final for the seventh straight year and earned its third silver to go with four gold medals during that stretch. Fuelled by a 15-for-15 batting run by Chuck Sardo, the team swept five straight games to earn their way into the final before dropping a 12-8 decision to Port Coquitlam.

The Orcas are made up mostly of players eligible to play in the 65+ division but who elect to compete in the more challenging 55+ class.

Individual medal-winners include:

Gold

Carpet bowling: Glen Howell and Chris Vanderstoep.

Floor curling: Fred and Lorraine Lepper, Pat Baldry and Fran Terry.

Swimming: Russell Sharock, Emmy Matte, Linda McPherson, Brian Curtis and Joan Nielson.

Track & Field: Joe Giegerich, Hildegard Buschhaus and Jess Brewer.

Silver

Cycling: Paul Connor.

Floor curling: Joyce and Bruce McCaig, Wendy Pearce and Gordon Lundine.

Golf: Arlene King.

Swimming: Sharock, Harry Keen, Mary Sluyter and Barbara Kenno.

Track & Field: Jack Laramie and Giegerich.

Bronze

Golf: King.

Swimming: Sharock, Matte and Sluyter.

Track & Field: Giegerich and Buschhaus.

— Submitted by Elden Davis

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