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August 27, 2013

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Jansen in prime form

Pelham’s Doug Jansen isn’t showing any signs of slowing up on his bike.

In the recent Mt. Washington (Bicycle) Hillclimb, the 50-year-old Jansen finished 18th overall and second in his age group (50-54) with a fine time of 1:05:12 on the grueling 7.6-mile course. Jansen, who got into the sport to lose weight and eventually shredded 50 pounds, has been one of the region’s top racers for more than a decade.

Cameron Cogburn, of Cambridge, was the winner for the second straight year in a time of 50:48.

Also from the area, William Dunkerley of Newton, N.H., was 59th overall in 1:12:59 and 11th in his age group (45-49) and Andover’s Jerry Bird was 16th in his age group (55-59) in 1:28:26 just ahead of Paul Spencer of North Andover. North Andover’s Joel Parker biked a fine 1:24:31.

Vintage game Oct. 19

The Essex Baseball Organization will play a series of games Oct. 19 starting at 10 a.m. at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury to help raise money for breast cancer and the arts.

The game is in honor of Janice Sheehy, who lost her battle with breast cancer this April. The mother of Essex players Brian and Chris Sheehy, she spent more than 10 years teaching art at the Arlington School in Lawrence.

Admission to the games will be $5 and all proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Janice Sheehy Art Foundation.

‘Vart’ cops title

Haverhill Gazette columnist Tom Vartabedian of Haverhill keeps going strong in the racquetball circuit.

Representing the Haverhill YMCA, he recently won the singles championship at the New Hampshire Senior Games in Manchester and placed third in open doubles with 83-year-old Don Husmann, one of the oldest active players in New England.

Vartabedian, 72, has been playing racquetball at the YMCA for 40 years, won numerous tournaments and has taught classes at the Y as well. He’s made a remarkable comeback after having triple by-pass surgery two years ago.

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