Vintage Volleys bring home the gold medal from Florida Senior Games

The second day of the Florida Senior Games concluded Sunday and like Saturday’s competition, residents of The Villages spent time on the winners’ platform. 

The Villages’ Dave Dean won a pair of gold medals in shuffleboard over the weekend.

His last Florida Senior Games appearance came on the tennis and pickleball courts. 

Dean won Florida Senior Games Tennis and Pickleball gold medals in the 75-79 age group in 2012. 

He turned to shuffleboard to keep his competitive juices flowing after major surgery on his foot and ankle two years ago.

In shuffleboard play this weekend, Dean won the men’s single gold medal in the 80-84 age group on Saturday and teamed with Robert Brandt Sunday to win a doubles gold medal.

“I can’t run well so I had to give up racquet sports,” said Dean. “I took up shuffleboard and have been doing very well with it, especially with my partner in doubles.”

Lady Lake’s John Cornell finished his two days of swimming with five new records in the 90-94 age group. 

On Sunday, he became the age group record holder for the 50-and-100-yard freestyle and 50 backstroke.

Charlie Weatherbee, of Clermont, set a new 200 IM record in the 85-89 age group with a time of 4:29.60, more than 1:35 faster than the record set in 2005 by Howard Hall.  

In the 60-64 age group of volleyball competition, the Vintage Volleys team, from The Villages, defeated the Vintage Volleys Senior Team in three games for the gold medal.  

After dropping game one 25-13, the Junior Volleys won the next two games 25-22 and 15-5 to take the crown. 

The Vintage Volleys, from left, Terry Thomas, Heath Davenport, Mimi Morrill, Nanc Dumonz, Barbie Strome, Chris Pusch, Suzanne Vallario and Renie Curry.

The gold-medal-winning Vintage Volleys team is made up of Terry Thomas, Heath Davenport, Mimi Morrill, Nanc Dumonz, Barbie Strome, Chris Pusch, Suzanne Vallario and Renie Curry.

After a full weekend of play, the 2017 Florida Senior Games continue Monday with two sports. 

The first day of Men’s and Women’s Doubles Tennis begins at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club and Table Tennis begins its first day of competition at The Long Center with the 50-69 age groups in action.

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