Koperek Wins Gold at Bay State Winter Games

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Yvonne Koperek of Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club earned a gold medal this weekend in the Bay State Winter Games at Williams College's Lansing Chapman Rink.
Koperek topped a field of 10 skaters in her group in the Excel Pre Juvenile Girls Free Skating division.
The Bay State Winter Games continue the first weekend in March with events in North Adams and Pittsfield.
The masters ice hockey tournament will be held at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink, March 1-3.
The inaugural Bay State curling competition will be held March 2 and 3 at the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club. CurlBerkshires will host the competition.
Other local skaters to earn medals at this weekend's skating competition included:
Shaleigh Levesque (Christmas Brook), USFS Pre Juvenile
Daniella Santamarina (Pittsfield SC), USFS Intermediate
Katie Malone-Smith (Pittsfield SC), USFS Adult Bronze
Lara Shore-Sheppard (Christmas Brook), USFS Adult Silver
Samantha Whittum (Christmas Brook), USFS Juvenile
Caroline Gillett (Pittsfield SC), USFS Preliminary

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