More than 120 local athletes and artists have qualified for the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals after playing in the Smoky Mountain Senior Games, held locally Jackson County from April 1 to May 10.

Smoky Mountain Senior Games is part of a statewide network of 52 local games for all North Carolina counties, which are held annually to promote health and wellness.

NCSG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and education for adults age 50 and up and is sponsored statewide by the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Other sponsors for Smoky Mountain Senior Games include Jackson County Parks and Recreation Center, Birdtown Gym of Cherokee, B.H. Graning Landscapes, Humana, Cherokee Tribal Gaming Commission, Cherokee Grand Hotel, Mountain Eye Associates of Sylva, Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Front Porch Cakery and Deli of Cherokee, Tribal Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, DBLO Enterprises of Cherokee, Greg Jamison of Andy Shaw Ford, State Farm Agent Charles Wolfe of Sylva and First Citizens Bank of Cherokee.

For more information on how to participate, sponsor or volunteer at local senior games, call Lindsi Cauley at 631-8032.

Those placing included:

Female, age 50-54: Terri Bradley, bowling singles, silver, bowling mixed doubles, bronze, bocce, bronze, power walk, gold; Marisa Cabe, cycling-5K, gold, cycling-10K, gold; Tammie Galaviz, billiards, gold, bocce, gold; Laura Smith, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold, cornhole, gold, shuffleboard, silver, table tennis, gold; Jamie Welch, football throw, gold, golf, gold, softball throw, gold, bocce, silver, cornhole, silver, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, gold.

Female, age 55-59: Encie Bird, billiards, gold, bocce, bronze, horseshoes, gold; Dinah Grant, basketball, gold, bowling singles, gold, bowling mixed, silver, football throw, gold, bocce, gold, cornhole, gold, horseshoes, silver, shuffleboard, silver; Lisa Penick, discus throw, gold, shot put, gold, standing long jump, gold, bocce, silver; Phyll Reed, bowling singles, bronze, bowling doubles, gold, cornhole, silver, croquet, gold, shuffleboard, bronze, table tennis, gold; Lisa Taylor, bowling singles, silver, bowling doubles, gold, cornhole, bronze, shuffleboard, gold.

Female, age 60-64: Marlene Brown, bowling mixed, gold, golf, gold, cornhole, bronze; Berney Clayton, running long jump , gold, standing long jump, gold, 100 meter, gold, 5K run, gold,500 meter, gold, cornhole silver, shuffleboard, gold, machine quilting, gold; Sally Davis, bocce, gold; Vickie Destefano, hand and foot, bronze; Catherine Engel, bowling doubles, bronze; Jewell Fischer, bocce, bronze, horseshoes, silver; Carmen Junaluska, bowling seniors, silver, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, bronze, discus throw, gold, running long, silver, shot put, gold, standing long jump, silver, pickleball singles, gold, pickleball, gold, pickleball mixed, gold, 50-meter dash, gold; Jan Smith, basketball, silver, cycling-5K, gold, cycling-10K, gold, croquet, gold, shuffleboard, silver, table tennis, gold; Bambi Sneed, bowling singles, bronze, croquet, silver; Margaret Teesateskie, basketball, gold, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, silver, football throw, silver, softball throw, silver, horseshoes, bronze, shuffleboard, bronze; Rose Welch, football throw, gold, softball throw, gold, bocce, silver, cornhole, gold, horseshoes, gold.

Female, age 65-69: Loretta Bolden, basketball, gold, bowling singles, bronze, bowling doubles, gold, discus throw, gold, shot put, gold, softball throw, gold, 500 meter, gold, billiards, gold, croquet, gold, pickleball, gold, pickleball mixed, gold; Mary Bottchenbau, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold; Matilda Calhoun, shuffleboard, silver; Lois Dunston, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, bronze, billiards, silver; Mary Ferguson, 50 yard, gold, bocce, silver; Sydney Hart, life experiences, gold, poem, gold; Kathi Littlejohn, bocce, gold, cornhole, bronze, table tennis, gold, power walk, silver; Barbara Mock, bowling doubles, bronze, hand and foot, bronze; Pat Oocumma, archery, bronze, golf, gold, bocce, bronze, power walk, gold; Marion Taylor, bowling singles, silver, bowling doubles, silver, bowling mixed, silver, football throw, bronze, billiards, bronze, cornhole, gold, shuffleboard, bronze; Gwendolyn Wildcatt, basketball, silver, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, silver, football throw, gold, softball throw, silver, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, gold; Maidena Wildcatt, football throw, silver, softball throw, bronze, cornhole, silver, horseshoes, bronze; Gayle Woody, gold meter, silver, pottery thrown, gold; mixed media, gold.

Female, age 70-74: Cathy Garrett, basketball, gold, discus throw, gold, golf, gold, shot put, gold, softball throw, gold, billiards, gold, horseshoes, silver, table tennis, gold, hand and foot, silver, disc golf, gold; Lois Hampton, kitting, gold; Suzanne Hornbuckle, bocce, gold; Ruth Lossiah, cornhole, gold, shuffleboard, silver; Barbara Schuessler, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, football throw, gold, softball throw, silver, cornhole, bronze, horseshoes, bronze; Elnora Thompson, 800 meter run, gold, 500 meter, gold, 5K run, gold; Frances Walkingstick, bowling singles, silver, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, bocce, silver, shuffleboard, bronze; Lulie Youngdeer, bocce, bronze, cornhole, silver, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, gold.

Female, age 75-79: Charlene Abele, oil, gold, hand and foot, gold; Martha Allen, shuffleboard, silver; Loretta Crowe, discus throw, gold, football throw, gold, running long jump, gold, shot put, gold, softball throw, gold, standing long jump, gold, cornhole, gold; Peggy Hill, bowling singles, silver, bowling doubles, gold, bocce, gold, cornhole, bronze; Nettie Jenkins, acrylics, gold; Beverly Lane, needlework, gold, watercolor, gold, machine quilting, silver; Annie Owens, bowling mixed, silver, bocce, silver, horseshoes, gold; Olga Tahquette, basketball, gold, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, discus throw, silver, shot put, silver, softball throw, silver, bocce, bronze, cornhole, silver, horseshoes, bronze, shuffleboard, gold; Louise Taylor, bowling singles, bronze, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, horseshoes, bronze, shuffleboard, bronze; Vivian Wisdom, crocheting, bronze.

Female, age 80-84: Edith Crowe, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, silver, bowling mixed, gold, bocce, gold, cornhole, gold, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, gold; Ivalee Gibbs, croquet, gold; Helen Livingston, discus throw, gold, shot put, gold, softball throw, gold, bocce, silver, cornhole, silver, shuffleboard, bronze; Marilyn Marsolan, drawing, gold, hand and foot, gold; Dorothy Smith, shuffleboard, silver, table tennis, gold; Esther Strait, football throw, gold, softball throw, silver, bocce, bronze, cornhole, bronze, horseshoes, silver; Amanda Tincher, crocheting, gold, poem, silver.

Female, age 85-89: Gloria Christman, crocheting, silver; Jerry Sams, bocce, silver, cornhole, silver, shuffleboard, silver, hand and foot, silver; Geraldine Thompson, bowling singles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, football throw, gold, softball throw, gold, bocce, gold, cornhole, gold, horseshoes, gold; shuffleboard, gold.

Female, age 90-94: Carrie Laney, cornhole, gold.

Male, age 50-54: Randy Cabe, golf, gold; Garfield Long, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, silver; William Lossiah, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, gold; Brad Madden, bowling singles, silver, bowling mixed, gold, billiards, gold; Tracy West, football throw, gold, softball throw, gold, bocce, gold, horseshoes, silver.

Male, age 55-59: Jack Davis, golf, gold; Edgar Ensley, billiards, gold; Jonathan Feather, billiards, silver, bocce, bronze, vocal solo, gold; Mark Junaluska, basketball, silver, bowling singles, silver, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, bronze, billiards, bronze, bocce, silver, disc golf, silver; Jim Owle, golf, bronze; Pepper Taylor, discus throw, gold, golf, silver, shot put, gold, shuffleboard, bronze; Rod Taylor, bowling singles, bronze, bowling doubles, silver, bowling mixed, silver, cornhole, bronze, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, silver; Perry Teesateskie, bocce, gold, cornhole, silver, horseshoes, silver, shuffleboard, gold; Darrel Toineeta, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, disc golf, gold; Howard Wahnetah, basketball, gold, football throw, gold, softball throw, gold, table tennis, gold; Scott Welch, bowling doubles, gold, cornhole, gold.

Male, age 60-64: Dean Bradley, bowling singles, silver, bowling doubles, silver, bowling mixed, bronze, cornhole, silver, horseshoes, gold; Dennis Junaluska, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, football throw, bronze, golf, silver, softball throw, silver, billiards, bronze, bocce, silver, cornhole, gold, shuffleboard, gold; Robert Morgan, billiards, gold, table tennis, gold; Lloyd Owle, gold, bronze, John Standingdeer, football throw, gold, softball throw, gold, 100 meter, gold, bocce, gold, 50 meter dash, gold; Shan Standingdeer, basketball, gold, discus throw, gold, football throw, silver, running long jump, gold, shot put, gold, softball throw, bronze, standing long jump, gold, billiards, silver, bocce, bronze, horseshoes, silver, pickleball singles, gold, disc golf, gold; Bruce Welch, golf, gold.

Male, age 65-69: James Bigmeat, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold; Wesley Bigmeat, bowling doubles, gold, shuffleboard, gold; Richard Bottchenbau, bocce, silver, Rick Bottchenbau, bowling singles, bronze, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, billiards, bronze, cornhole, silver, horseshoes, gold; Dennis Burrell, billiards, gold; Joe Chambers, pickleball singles, gold, table tennis, gold; David Claxton, 100 meter, gold, 500 meter, gold, pickleball singles, bronze; Lyman Clayton, basketball, silver, bowling doubles, silver, bowling mixed, silver, running long jump, gold, 500 meter, silver, 5K race walk, gold, bocce, bronze, cornhole, gold, horseshoes, silver, shuffleboard, silver; Bill Hambling, golf, gold; Elmer Humbert, discus throw, silver, shot put, gold; W.J. Hyde, weaving, gold; Wilson Oocumma, golf, silver; Doug Oswald, archery, gold; Frank Taylor, bowling singles, silver, bowling doubles, silver, bowling mixed, bronze, discus throw, gold, football throw, silver, softball throw, silver, billiards, silver, cornhole, bronze, horseshoes, bronze, pickleball singles, silver, pickleball, gold, pickleball mixed, gold, shuffleboard, bronze, disc golf, silver; Phil Woody, basketball, gold, cycling, gold, football throw, gold, running long jump, silver, softball throw, gold, standing long jump, gold, 500 meter, gold, bocce, gold, disc golf, gold.

Male, age 70-74: Calvin Littlejohn, basketball, gold, football throw, silver, softball throw, gold, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, gold; David McQueen, basketball, silver, football throw, gold, golf, bronze; George Meadows, bowling singles, silver, billiards, gold, cornhole, gold; James Sanders, golf, silver; Andrew Smith, 500 meter, gold, 5K race walk, gold; Lewis Smith, golf, gold; David Swayney, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, silver, bowling mixed, gold;

Male, age 75-79: Joseph Candlish, basketball, gold, football throw, gold, softball throw, gold, pickleball singles, gold, pickleball, gold, pickleball mixed, gold; Jasper Garrett, discus throw, gold, shot put, gold, standing long jump, gold; Virgil Swimmer, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, silver, bowling mixed, gold, billiards, silver; Edward Taylor, table tennis, gold; Jonah Taylor, basketball, silver, football throw, silver, softball throw, bronze, bocce, silver, cornhole, gold, horseshoes, silver, shuffleboard, bronze; Gene Tunnell, table tennis, silver, table tennis, gold; Richard Welch, billiards, gold; Merritt Youngdeer, football throw, bronze, softball throw, silver, bocce, gold, cornhole, bronze, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, gold.

Male, age 80-84: Alan Carvalho, football throw, gold, softball throw, silver, horseshoes, bronze, shuffleboard, bronze; Sylvester Crowe, discus throw, gold, football throw, silver, shot put, gold, softball throw, gold, standing long jump, gold, bocce, silver, cornhole, gold, horseshoes, gold, shuffleboard, silver; Ron Pressley, golf, gold; Allen Strait, basketball, gold, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, softball throw, bronze, bocce, gold, cornhole, silver, horseshoes, silver, shuffleboard, gold, jewelry, gold, mixed media, silver; Elmer Walker, football throw, bronze.

Male, age 85-89: David Livingston, basketball, gold, discus throw, silver, football throw, gold, shot put, silver, softball throw, silver, horseshoes, gold; Willard McCoy, basketball, silver, bowling singles, gold, bowling doubles, gold, bowling mixed, gold, discus throw, gold, football throw, silver, golf, gold, running long jump, gold, shot put, gold, softball throw, ,gold, standing long jump, gold, 100 meter, gold, bocce, gold, cornhole, gold, croquet, gold, horseshoes, silver, shuffleboard, gold, 50 meter dash, gold, disc golf, gold.