Villagers take home Senior Games medals in hotly contested table tennis competition

Villagers Doug Fitzsimmons and Earl Hearst won medals Thursday in The Villages Senior Games.

Villagers Doug Fitzsimmons and Earl Hearst won bronze medals in The Villages Senior Games men’s doubles table tennis competition.

Fitzsimmons, of the Village of Winifred, and Hearst, of the Village of Amelia, took home bronze medals in the men’s doubles table tennis competitions. They were among the many Villagers and other area residents who were competing in the events.

The Senior Games, which wraps up on Sunday, April 27, included competitions in a variety of sports, including Air Gun, Archery, Badminton, Bag Toss, Basketball 3-on-3, Basketball Shooting, Billiards, Bocce, Bowling, Fencing, Golf, Horseshoes, Kickball, Lawn Bowling, Petanque, Pickleball, Platform Tennis, Quoits, Sand Volleyball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Trap Skeet, Volleyball and Water Volleyball.

Did you win a Senior Games medal or have some other applause-worthy news? If so, please share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

More Headlines

Suleiman family took between $700,000 and $2 million in COVID-19 aid

The Suleiman restaurant family has received between $700,000 and $2 million in COVID-19 relief aid.

Big donors in county race lined up for government assistance

Some of the major political donors in the Sumter County Commission race lined up for government money being handed out as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Photos

Brown Anole With Extended Dewlap

This brown anole with an extended dewlap was spotted on Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Naly de Carvalho for sharing! Share your local photos with...

Mother Osprey Attending To Chicks

This mother osprey was spotted attending to her chicks. Thanks to Kirk Freundt for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel On Hogeye Pathway

Check out this Sherman's fox squirrel spotted on Hogeye Pathway. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Letters to the Editor

The world is watching and our values as a community are in question

A Village of Pennecamp resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says the Morse family should speak up on the June 14 infamous “white power” incident at Lake Sumter Landing. She cites the example of Harold Schwartz.

Business

Two Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations preparing to reopen in The Villages

Two of the three Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations in The Villages are preparing to reopen Wednesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crime

Villager’s adult son who ‘needed money’ arrested in theft of items

A Villager’s adult son who said he “needed money” was arrested in the theft of merchandise from Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza.

Opinions

Sanitize the Sumter County Commission cesspool

Writing in an Opinion piece, Villager Scott Fenstermaker argues its time to sanitize the Sumter County Commission "cesspool."

Top Stories

Lake County man dies of COVID-19 as virus slams two local long-term care facilities

A Lake County resident has succumbed to COVID-19 as employees at two local long-term care facilities test positive for the virus that continues to wreak havoc on Florida and the tri-county area.

Suleiman family took between $700,000 and $2 million in COVID-19 aid

The Suleiman restaurant family has received between $700,000 and $2 million in COVID-19 relief aid.

Big donors in county race lined up for government assistance

Some of the major political donors in the Sumter County Commission race lined up for government money being handed out as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Letters to the Editor

The world is watching and our values as a community are in question

A Village of Pennecamp resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says the Morse family should speak up on the June 14 infamous “white power” incident at Lake Sumter Landing. She cites the example of Harold Schwartz.

Speeders in The Villages

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager says something has to be done about the speeding problem.

Masks and personal freedom

A Village of Tall Trees resident asks what’s so tough about wearing a mask? Read his Letter to the Editor.

Crime

Villager’s adult son who ‘needed money’ arrested in theft of items

A Villager’s adult son who said he “needed money” was arrested in the theft of merchandise from Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza.

82-year-old Villager free again after latest violation of court order

An 82-year-old Villager was released from jail Saturday afternoon after violating a court order.

Sumter sheriff seeks help in solving murder of 61-year-old man in Wildwood

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as it continues to investigate a homicide from last November.