WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. Several fencers from Westchester County earned medals at the North America Cup and National Championships in Anaheim, Calif.
Armonks Sylvie Binder, Katonahs Greta Candreva and Scarsdales Polly Adler each earned gold medals in their respective events, while Michelle Verhave of Croton Falls earned silver and bronze medals.
The 13-year-old Binder, who will enter eighth-grade at H.C. Crittenden Middle School in Armonk this fall, placed first out of a field of 136 contenders in her age bracket. The first-place finish was the highest in Binders nearly six-year fencing career.
Candreva won the national crown in the Y10 womens epee and now holds the No. 1 ranking in the United States for that event. She finished fifth in the Y10 womens foil.
Adler placed first in the Y10 womens foil.
Verhave, a 53-year-old dentist who lives in Croton Falls, finished in third place in the Vet 50 womens foil and second in the Vet 50 womens team foil event, the latter of which she accomplished with help from fencers from Pittsburgh, Texas and Tennessee.
Information from a submission by Jeffrey Binder/Armonk Fencing Club was used in this report.