Mi­nor lacrosse re­sults

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PICTON -- The last time Picton se­nior Eve­lyn Coburn was on a real golf course she didn’t even make it off the first tee.

Af­ter tak­ing a swipe at her open­ing tee shot, she went to the ground, a fall that ef­fec­tively ended her life­long pas­sion of play­ing on the out­door turf. But lay­ing on the ground that day was no or­di­nary se­nior. After­all, she was only 98 years old and de­ter­mined not to let the game she had an 80-year love af­fair with slip away.

“Well, it was a cou­ple of years ago and I was over at the Picton Golf Club and I took a mighty swing at the ball on the very first and down I went,” she re­called at her kitchen ta­ble Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon. “I broke my hip and had to have it re­placed and af­ter it was done, the doc­tor told me no more golf. He said I could chip and putt but no more than that – oh was I ever mad.”

Al­though she joined the cen­te­nar­ian in Oc­to­ber with her 100th birth­day, she can still be found play­ing the game she loves ev­ery Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Re­stricted to chip­ping and putting, it didn’t take Eve­lyn long to size up the hall­ways in her home at the West­wind con­dos, a Picton se­niors com­plex.

a.m., Hockey, Mike Mul­vaney Memo­rial Tour­na­ment, Aspho­delNor­wood CC, En­nis­more CC, Ev­in­rude Cen­tre, Kins­men Civic Cen­tre, Lake­field-Smith CC, Northcrest Arena

p.m., OCAA Men’s Bas­ket­ball, Durham Lords vs. Flem­ing Knights, Peter­bor­ough Sport and Well­ness Eve­lyn Coburn, 100, of Picton never loses a game of golf due to the weather.

Once she had de­ter­mined the hall­ways were wide enough to make suit­able fair­ways, she sprang into ac­tion and or­ga­nized the Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon league with a dozen play­ers from her build­ing, play­ing the two­hole course - a Par 4 and a Par 5 in the third-floor halls and a putting green in the build­ing’s meet­ing room.

Born and raised in Mon­treal, she started to play golf in her teens when she would drag her clubs around and play a field-like course for a dol­lar. Her first hus­band died in a con­cen­tra­tion camp in Ger­many dur­ing the se­cond World War. Five years later, she mar­ried Newt Coburn and

p.m., AA cham­pion vs. AAA cham­pion, Peter­bor­ough Sport and Well­ness Cen­tre even­tu­ally they left Mon­treal with two daugh­ters to set up in Toronto, con­ve­niently near the Is­ling­ton Golf Club.

“(Newt) golfed but he wasn’t as fond of it as I was,” Eve­lyn re­called. “He was more of a ten­nis player but I told him there was no way I was go­ing to play ten­nis, so golf it was.”

Af­ter one of her daugh­ters and hus­band moved to Picton in 1990, Eve­lyn and Newt fol­lowed suit five years later when he was di­ag­nosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s. Al­though he died in 2002, Eve­lyn has con­tin­ued to live in the West­wind condo.

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She doesn’t let much stand in her way. Legally blind from mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion, she still pur­sues her two other loves, read­ing and writ­ing.

Eve­lyn doesn’t have a mag­i­cal recipe for longevity. She says keep­ing busy and en­joy­ing what you do will help any­one. Be­ing able to en­joy a good laugh helps too.

“I was down get­ting my health card re­newed not that long ago and the girl asked me if I wanted to do­nate and of my body parts – I had a good laugh about that,” Eve­lyn said. “She apol­o­gized and said she had to ask, so I told her every­thing was pretty much worn out ex­cept my tongue and no­body’s go­ing to want that. We both had a good laugh at that one.”

Th­ese days when she hasn’t got a put­ter in her hand, or a book or a pen for that mat­ter – she is busy pre­par­ing to move to the Manor on Loy­al­ist Park­way – a re­tire­ment and as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity not far from West­wind.

“Well I wasn’t think­ing about mov­ing right away – but more down the road some­time. I put in an ap­pli­ca­tion and they called and said they had a suite avail­able, so I guess it’s go­ing to be sooner than later,” she said. “They’re telling me here that they won’t have a golf league there, but the hall­ways look pretty wide, so we might have to work on that.”

p.m., MMA and Muay Thai, The Quest hosted by World Cham­pi­onship Mar­tial Arts, The Venue The fol­low­ing are re­sults of the Na­tion­wide Lacrosse youth win­ter league play. Ju­nior Di­vi­sion Team Rush 10: Se­bas­tian Martineau 5, Corbin An­drus 3, Jack Bartlett 2. Rock 6: Tyson Kitchen 4, Lukasz Cor­mack, Car­son Ostapek. Black Wolves 16: Alex Dun­can 8, James De­veauz 4, Braden Hock­a­day 3, Noah Adam­son-Agostino. Stealth 9: Brennan Gabriel 5, Lach­lan Stone 3, Em­mett Colby. Se­nior Di­vi­sion Team Rock 15: Ezra Daley 5, Ay­den Whit­ten 2, Marielle Grace Collins 2, Cameron Canzi 2, Ja­cob Pat­tin­son 2, Wil­liam Ch­mar­ney 2. Team Rush 8: Kyle McNutt 2, Noah Booth 2, Wil­liam Ch­mar­ney, Evan Booth, Ja­cob Rose, Trevor Ham­mond. Team Stealth 20: Cole Davis 6, Colby Love­less 6 Ty Chap­lin 4, Gar­rett Deal 3, Bray­don Deal. Black Wolves 14: Kaleb Parkhurst 8, Avery John­ston 2, Mul­ham Zan­zoul, Abby Drinkwal­ter, Chase Pat­ter­son, Tyson For­get.

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