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Bowling record falls in Senior Games

December 10, 2013
Special to the Breeze , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Daniel Young of Kathleen, Fla., broke a 20-year-old Florida International Senior Games & State Championships record Sunday by rolling a three-game total of 759 topping the previous record set in 1994 by Jim McCormick of Bradenton with 745.

Young's effort earned the gold medal in the 60-64 age group and topped the silver medal winner by 139 pins.

Mary Berner of Fort Myers set a new record in the 50-54 age group with a score of 708, turning in the second highest women's singles score in the history of the games. Her total was three pins short of the 711 rolled by Carol Teel, of The Villages, last year. Douglas Swords also turned in a record-setting performance in the 80-84 age group with 647.

The Pass, Set, Spike women's volleyball team went undefeated in six matches Sunday at the Estero Recreation Center to win the gold medal in the 50-54 age group. They defeated the Passing Time Again team 25-6, 25-12 in the championship match.

Members of the team include Kim Martinez (Sarasota), Susie Williamson (Longwood), Lea Burgess (Longwood), Vivian Ritter (Fruitland Park), Sandy Smaltz (The Villages), Valerie Clark (Fort Myers) and Kathy Russell (Sanford).

In Saturday's archery competition, Melanie White of Weston shot the all-time highest women's compound & release score, with an 877, to win the gold medal in the 50-54 age group. Her score topped the previous high of 861 in 2000, by Carol Bitner, of Sanford, Mich.

The top men's score of the day was posted by Davie's James Harden, with an 881 in the compound & release event. It is Harden's third consecutive gold medal in the 50-54 age group. He shot the all-time high score of the event in 2011 with an 891.

Adding his name to the record book for the fourth time was John Horwath, of The Villages, who shot 725 in the 90-94 age group.



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