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Senior proves there’s no such thing as too old for sports

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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At 85 years old, Lyle Timmons pitches softball in the Spanish Fork City League with 20- and 30-year-old players. His team won the city championship three years in a row. He just competed in the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George.

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Timmons came away with a bronze medal in 4-on-4 full-court basketball. He also brought hom a silver in the hot shot, which is a one-minute drill shooting from six spots on the floor and rebounding your own shot.

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He won a gold in 3-on-3 half-court basketball with his own organized 80- to 85-year-old team. He won another gold medal by hitting 24 out of 25 free throws and three of six three-point shots.

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Timmons was a star high school player at Andover, Kansas, and went on to play on the Wichita State College team in 1952 with Ralph Miller as coach.

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This is his ninth year as a Huntsman participant, and he looks forward to next year. His goal is to make all 25 free throws and all six three-point shots. Thanks to Lucas for your help rebounding the ball during many weeks of practice.

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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