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Thu, July 18

Prescott man captures world titles in senior racquetball

Prescott's Jerry Northwood is at it again.

The multi-medalist who defies age while defining achievement won more gold medals at the recent 28th annual International Racquetball Federation World Senior Racquetball Championships. Players from 22 states and 13 countries competed in the event held in Albuquerque, N.M.

Northwood, 75, has competed in this event in 27 of the past 28 years. He grabbed a first-place gold medal, along with partner Mildred Gwinn of North Carolina, in the 70+ mixed doubles category.

Then in the 75+ men's singles division, he earned another gold for his 14th career world title. Five of six players in the field were past world champions, and Northwood defeated all challengers.

Northwood represents the Prescott Downtown Athletic Club on North Cortez St.

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