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Valley residents big winners at Senior Games

Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
Aldina Cialone of Monongahela leads in the Monongahela Senior center with the American Flag during the parade of athletes a the 2013 Senior Games, at the Charleroi Area School District.

Here is a list of the 2013 Senior Games medal winners among Valley residents

50-YARD DASH

Men

60-64

Silver – Bernie Linner, Monongahela

Bronze – Richard Kundman, Monongahela

65-69

Bronze — Martin Danilchak, Donora

70-74

Gold – Donald Bridge, Center on the Hill

Silver — BJ Danilchak, Donora

80-84

Gold — John Sturlese, Monongahela

Bronze – John Kerestan, Center on the Hill

Women

55-59 Gold – Kathleen Mancinelli, Monongahela

60-64 Gold — JoDee Molish, Center in the Woods

65-69 Gold – Barbara Bridge, Center on the Hill

70-74 Gold – Martha Ghilani, Monongahela

75-79

Gold – Loretta Michaux, Donora

Bronze — Bernice Cutshall, Center in the Woods

85-89 Gold – Ruth Corrin, Riverside

1-MILE WALK

Men

60-64

Gold – Richard Kundman, Monongahela

Silver – Joe Mancinelli, Charleroi

Bronze – Rick Meneskie, UMWA H & R Funds

65-69 Gold – Paul Barton, Center on the Hill

Bronze – Martin Danilchak, Donora

70-74

Gold – Donald Bridge, Center on the Hill

Silver – Robert Burgess, Center in the Woods

75-79 Silver – Warner Wisyanski, Center on the Hill

80-84

Gold – John Sturlese, Monongahela

Silver — John Kerestan, Center on the Hill

85-89 Gold — Dan Benedetti, Bentleyville

Women

55-59 Gold — Kathleen Mancinelli, Monongahela

60-64

Silver – JoDee Molish, Center in the Woods

Bronze – Janet Baron, Center on the Hill

Bronze — Darlene Ondrejko, Center on the Hill

65-69 Gold – Barbara Bridge, Center on the Hill

70-74 Gold — Martha Ghilani, Monongahela

75-79

Gold – Loretta Michaux, Donora

Silver – Bernice Cutshall, Center in the Woods

85-89

Gold — Ruth Corrin, Riverside

Silver — Lillian Kepsel, Center on the Hill

BASKETBALL TOSS

Men

60-64

Gold – Rick Meneskie, UMWA H & R Funds

Silver — George Eckert, Mo-nongahela

Silver — Bernie Linner, Mo-nongahela

Silver — Joe Mancinelli, Charleroi

Silver – Donald Snow, Can-onsburg

Bronze — Barry Vlanich, Bentleyville

65-69

Gold – Paul Barton, Center on the Hill

Bronze – John Hisiro, Riverside

70-74

Gold – Richard DeMarco, Donora

Silver – Dale Zahand, Center in the Woods

Bronze — Gene Narchus, Bentleyville

80-84

Gold – Donald Romito, Riverside

Silver – John Sturlese, Mo-nongahela

Women

60-64 Gold — JoDee Molish, Center in the Woods

70-74

Silver — Martha Ghilani, Monongahela

Bronze — Sally DeMarco, Donora

85-89 Silver – Ruth Corrin, Riverside

CASTING

Men

60-64

Gold – George Eckert, Monongahela

Bronze — Barry Vlanich, Bentleyville

65-69 Gold — Paul Barton, Center on the Hill

Women

60-64

Gold – Deborah Ritts, Monongahela

Bronze — Carol Ambler, Center on the Hill

70-74

Gold — Esther Harrison, Monongahela

Silver — Carol Zundel, Center on the Hill

FOOTBALL THROW

Men

60-64

Gold – Barry Vlanich, Bentleyville

Silver – Joe Mancinelli, Charleroi

65-69 Silver – Paul Barton, Center on the Hill

70-74 Silver — Dale Zahand, Center in the Woods

80-84 Gold – John Sturlese, Monongahela

Women

55-59

Gold — Marsha Miller, Monessen

Silver — Esther Cook, Bentleyville

Bronze — Kathleen Mancinelli, Charleroi

60-64

Gold – JoDee Molish, Center in the Woods

Silver – Kathy Viviani, Coal Center

75-79 Gold – Mary Quarterman, Riverside

85-89 Gold — Ruth Corrin, Riverside

HORSESHOES

Men

60-64

Silver – Rick Meneskie, UMWA H & R Funds

Bronze – Richard Kundman, Monongahela

65-69

Silver – Paul Barton, Center on the Hill

Bronze – William Finch, Riverside

70-74 Bronze — David Brecht, Center in the Woods

80-84

Gold – John Kerestan, Center on the Hill

Gold – John Sturlese, Monongahela

85-89 Gold – Donald Romito, Riverside

Women

60-64 Gold – JoDee Molish, Center in the Woods

70-74 Bronze — Wanda Beckinger, Riverside

75-79 Bronze — Carole Darney, Center in the Woods

SOFTBALL THROW

Men

60-64

Gold – Dennis Ondrejko, Center on the Hill

Silver – Joe Mancinelli, Charleroi

65-69 Silver – John Hisiro, Riverside

70-74 Bronze – Dale Zahand, Center in the Woods

80-84 Gold — John Sturlese, Monongahela

Women

55-59

Gold — Kathleen Mancinelli, Monongahela

Silver – Marsha Miller, Monessen

Bronze – Esther Cook, Bentleyville

60-64

Gold – JoDee Molish, Center in the Woods

Bronze – Kathy Viviani, Coal Center

75-79

Gold – Mary Quarterman, Riverside

Silver – Bernie Cutshall, Center in the Woods

85-89

Gold – Ruth Corrin, Riverside Place

Silver — Peggy Savadeck, Monongahela

STATIONARY BIKE

Men

60-64

Gold – Bernie Linner, Monongahela

Silver – Richard Kundman, Monongahela

Bronze – George Eckert, Monongahela

65-69 Gold – Paul Barton, Center on the Hill

70-74

Silver — Robert Burgess, Center in the Woods

Bronze — BJ Danilchak, Donora

75-79 Silver – Glenn Stickel, Center on the Hill

80-84 Gold — John Sturlese, Monongahela

85-89

Silver — Dan Benedetti, Bentleyville

Bronze — George Hutchko, Monongahela

Women

55-59 Gold – Kathleen Mancinelli, Monongahela

60-64 Gold – JoDee Molish, Center in the Woods

70-74

Gold — Martha Ghilani, Monongahela

Silver — Mary Ann Dean, Riverside

Bronze — Mary Free, Center on the Hill

75-79 Gold — Faustina Jakela, Donora

85-89

Gold — Peggy Savadeck, Monongahela

Silver — Ruth Corrin, Riverside

BOCCE

Men

Gold – Jerry Suppa, Center on the Hill

Bronze – Don Zahand, Center in the Woods

Women

Gold – Nancy Lessman, Riverside

PUTTING

Men

50-64

Gold – Joe Mancinelli, Charleroi

Silver – Barry Vlanich, Bentleyville

65-79 Gold — David Brecht, Center in the Woods

Women

50-64 Bronze – Pamela Lynn, Center on the Hill

65-79 Silver — Norma Golembiewski, Center in the Woods

80+ Gold – Betty Wright, Center in the Woods

SHUFFLEBOARD

Silver – Carol Hisiro, Riverside

Bronze — David Brecht, Center in the Woods

AREA-WIDE EVENTS

GOLF – MEN

George Cheplic, Monongahela

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Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Valley residents were big winners in the 2013 Senior Games, held recently at Charleroi Stadium.

Roughly 700 athletes competed at the 27th annual games.

The Olympic-style competition involves individual competitions in the one-mile walk, 50-yard dash, basketball toss, bocce, casting, football throw, horseshoes, putting, shuffleboard, softball throw and stationary bike.

SPHS Aging Services joined Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency in sponsoring the 2013 Senior Games to help promote health and wellness among mature adults. Corporate sponsors include Highmark BlueCross Blue Shield, Range Resources, Charleroi Federal Savings Bank, Consol Energy, Coventry Health Care/HealthAmerica Advantra, Monongahela Valley Hospital, SeniorLIFE and The Valley Independent. Additional event sponsors, to date, are Advanced Surgical Hospital, Highway Appliance, Information Age Technologies, Inc., Keystone Bakery and Lee Supply.

This year's theme was “energy” and the slogan, “Spark Your Energy,” was chosen to draw attention to the influence of the energy industry in southwestern Pennsylvania

“There is more and more evidence that physical activity is fundamental to good health, longevity, independence and quality of life,” said Leslie Grenfell, executive director, Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging Inc. “We believe that the Senior Games contributes significantly toward lifestyles that support the wellness of its participants.

“This year, the Senior Games brought together a 40-year age span of competitors—ranging from 51 to 91. For the first time, mothers and daughters and fathers and sons were competing in the same event.”

Caroline Marella, for instance, competed for the first time at 51 earning gold medals in the 1-mile walk, football throw and softball throw; and her mother, Anna Marella, at 82 won a gold in horseshoes and a silver in the softball throw. Both are from Masontown,

“The success of the 2013 Senior Games, which is our largest health and wellness event each year, is attributed to the athletes and spectators, as well as volunteers and staff,” Grenfell added.

Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or cbuckley@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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