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Updated: 02/10/2017 08:30:01AM

Heartland Games for Active Adults begin

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Singles gold medal winners, from left; Larry Harvey (60-64), Alan Geiger (70-74), Allen Metheny (75-79), Ron Hine (80-84) and Lyn Payne (70-74).

NEIL SIMPSON PHOTO

Singles silver medalists, from left; Bruce Lydy (70-74), Walt Snyder (75-79), Gene Josey (80-84) and Cheryl McCullough (70-74).

NEIL SIMPSON PHOTO

Tanglewood's John Holm won three medals on Wednesday.

NEIL SIMPSON PHOTO

Tanglewood's John Holm won three medals on Wednesday.

NEIL SIMPSON PHOTO

Tanglewood's John Holm won three medals on Wednesday.

BY NEIL SIMPSON

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After months of planning, preparation and publicity, the Heartland Games for Active Adults got underway on Wednesday when table tennis players converged on the Crystal Lake Clubhouse for an afternoon of intense competition.

There was play in five Singles age/gender categories, three doubles groupings and one mixed doubles competition. Alan Geiger and Lyn Payne, from the Sebring Recreation Club, each captured gold medals in all three events — singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Tanglewood’s John Holm was the only other player to compete in all three, taking home a gold, a silver and a bronze medal.

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