Couple takes gold in Olympics

Monday, October 6, 2008
Shirley and Vern Grove stand with their medals won recently at the Senior Olympics in New Mexico. Shirley is a former resident of Greencastle

Vern and Shirley Grove participated in the state of New Mexico 2008 Senior Olympics.

There were 1,265 senior participants from more than 90 different communities and pueblos. The Groves qualified in their county to go to the state of New Mexico competition.

Vern received silver medals in soccer ball kick accuracy, washer throwing and table tennis doubles.

He and Shirley both came away with gold medals in playing partners in pickle ball.

Shirley also earned a gold in standing long jump and brought home a silver medal in softball distance throwing.

Shirley received fourth place yellow ribbons in the 100 meter dash and throwing javelin for distance. The couple are qualified to go to the 2009 National Senior Olympics in Palo Alto, Calif.

Shirley (Thomas) Grove is originally from Greencastle.

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    For some reason I'm reminded of that scene from Vegas Vacation when Cousin Eddie took Clark to the "good casinos". Washer throwing and soccer ball kick accuracy? Really?

    -- Posted by tackleberry65 on Mon, Oct 6, 2008, at 7:29 AM
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