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2018-03-07 / Sports

ASC members earn medals at 38th ESG Winter Games

Both qualify for State Games of America in July


Amherst Skating Club’s Caroline Tierney, left, and Adalyn Nowakowski have qualified to compete in the State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia, in July 2019 based on their scores at the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid last month. Amherst Skating Club’s Caroline Tierney, left, and Adalyn Nowakowski have qualified to compete in the State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia, in July 2019 based on their scores at the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid last month. Adalyn Nowakowski and Caroline Tierney of the Amherst Skating Club have qualified to compete in the State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia, in July 2019 due to their outstanding scores at the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid last month.

The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition among state games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation.

Nowakowski, a 7-year-old Tonawanda resident and first-grader at Glendale Elementary School, took first place and the gold medal in the beginner girls category at the Winter Games. She began skating through the Amherst Skating Club’s learn To Skate program when she was 3 years old.

Tierney, a 16-year-old Clarence resident and junior at Nardin Academy, received a silver medal for her second place finish in the intermediate ladies short program. She also began skating through the club’s Learn To Skate program as an 8-year-old third-grader.

“We’re extremely proud of Adalyn and Caroline,” said Mary Sue Hardt, Amherst Skating Club director. “We’re thrilled they learned to skate through our Learn To Skate program and have progressed so far in competition. We look forward to cheering them on at the State Games of America in 2019.”

In all, six skaters from Amherst Skating Club participated in this year’s Empire State Winter Games.

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