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Slopitch Gold goes to West Kootenay Boundary

West Kootenay Boundary catcher Christine Wayling watches pitch from Mike Roch cross over the plate during Slopitch action Friday at the BC 55-plus Senior Games in Cranbrook. — The Nelson Daily photo

West Kootenay/Boundary defeated Vancouver Island North 17-12 to capture the Gold Medal in Slopitch at the 2018 BC 55-Plus Senior Games Saturday in Cranbrook.

The BC 55-plus Senior Games wrapped up Saturday following four days of competition in Cranbrook and Kimberley.

The meeting was a rematch of a game Friday between the two clubs in Slopitch.

West Kootenay/Boundary squad includes Mike Roch, Ken Haynes, Rick Lowen, Luree Gould, Lorne Wuori and Joe Capiglione of Nelson; Bob Murray of Rossland, Nona Kutcher of Castlegar, Bruce Borsato, Barry Benner and Colin McLean of Trail, Alta Pinney of Salmo, Carson Erickson, John Mota and Christine Mota of Genelle and James Ross.

In other sports, the team of Sandra Edson and Patrick O’Neil won the gold medal in 301-750 master points Bridge while Doris and Peter Laktin claimed silver in 0 to 300 masters points bridge.

Doreen Reimer of Nelson and Mary Bermel captured silver in Flight B Cribbage while Dave and Eleanor Thomas took the Flight C silver medal.

In the pool, Marylee Banyard of Nelson won three gold and one bronze in women’s 50-meter butterfly, 200 meter individual medley,  25 meter butterfly and 200 meter freestyle, respectively.

June Johnston of Nelson won a pair of silver medals in women’s 70-74 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter breaststroke.

The team of Wilma Turner of Castlegar, Barb Roberts of Rossland, Banyard and Joan Hooper of Christina Lake won bronze in 4 X 25-meter freestyle and medley relays while Steve Miller of Trail, Peter Lee of Nelson, Richard Mathers and Shayne Konar of Grand Forks won bronze in men’s 25-meter freestyle relay.

Sharisse Kyle of Nelson won gold in 60-64 Cycling time trial.

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons won silver in the Dragon Boat Racing while the West Kootenay Boundary men’s soccer squad finished fourth overall in the 55-plus division.

On the ice, Kootenay Glaciers won bronze in the men's 55 division; Kootenay Kings took silver in men's 60; and Glacier Kings captured bronze in men's 65 category. All three teams had players from Rossland, Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Cranbrook forming the rosters.

West Kootenay Boundary zone finished fifth overall in the 12-zone field with 113 medals.