From left, bottom row: Kathleen McDonnell, Sharon J. Andrews, Ann Hanson (captain); From left, top row: Chuck Barnato, Chuck Foster, Darlene Dwyer (Provided)

Tuesday night, Aug. 17, was a great night for the six members of Bocci-lissome, the senior (70+) bocci team in River Forest.

Out of 12 teams this season, Bocci-lissome came in second place after a nail-biting game with Rolling Thunder. Bocci-lissome was very good … but Rolling Thunder was better.

Bocci-lissome was losing 7-2, then the comeback kids’ score (and I use “kids” loosely) began to climb slowly (just as slow as some of their members move).

They scored, one point at a time until they reached 12-7, when Rolling Thunder took first place.

Always spirited, sometimes animated and snappy, that’s the 70+ bocci team in River Forest. These seniors are proud of their accomplishment and have fun participating in the league thanks to their captain, Ann Hanson.

Sharon Andrews, River Forest

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