The Transylvania Times -

By Robbie Robertson
Sports Editor 

Duo Brings Home Gold To Transylvania - Brevard NC


Last updated 7/22/2015 at 12:31pm

Jim Groves (left) and Arnold Nicholson won gold recently at the U.S. Senior Games basketball tournament in Minneapolis, Minn. (Times photo by Robertson)

Chalk up another national championship for Transylvania County and North Carolina - this time a senior citizen duo brought home the gold medal in the U.S. Senior Games basketball tournament.

Arnold "Bird" Nicholson and Jim Groves, two key members of the six-man North Carolina "Land of Waterfalls" squad, often bridesmaids in the bi-annual tournament, finally won gold with a remarkable run of eight wins in four days against some of the best competition in the country.

"It's still hard for me to comprehend," Nicholson said of winning the title. "We've played on the best 65-and-older team in...

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