County Skaters Collect Medals at Bay State Winter Games

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Bay State Winter Games figure skating competition wrapped on Sunday with two Berkshire County residents on the podium.
 
Pittsfield's Sophia Mele earned a bronze medal by finishing third in an eight-skater group of the Preliminary Girls Test Track.
 
Briana Palmieri, also of Pittsfield, took bronze in her 10-skater group in the same discipline. Palmieri earned a first-place ranking from one of the five judges in the event.
 
Pittsfield's Madison Quinn also earned a first-place verdict from one of the judges, but she just missed the podium, finishing fourth.
 
Saturday
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Four local skaters took home gold medals from the first day of U.S. Figure Skating competition at the Bay State Winter Games.
 
In the second group of the Pre-Juvenile Girls Test Track, Williamstown's Samantha Whittum took first in a group of seven skaters, earning first-place rankings from three of the five judges and second-place nods from the other two.
 
The Pre-Juvenile Girls Test Track Group 3 saw three Berkshire County skaters in a group of eight competitors. North Adams' Yvonne Koperek took first after earning first-place ratings from four of the five judges. Hannah Fuller of Cheshire took the other first-place nod and four second-place votes to take the silver. Finishing just off the medal stand was Emily Daigneault of Adams.
 
Pittsfield's Daniella Santamarina took the gold inthe Intermediate Ladies Test Track, topping a group of 10 skaters. Aimee Boulais of Pittsfield earned the bronze.
 
Katie Malone if Hinsdale won the gold medal in the Adult Bronze Ladies Free Skating class.
 
Danielle Furlong of Adams won a silver medal in the Adult Silver Ladies Free Skating division.
 
Figure skating competion continues Sunday at Williams College's Lansing Chapman Rink.
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