Several Harford County residents won gold medals at last weekend's Maryland State Games. An Olympic-style two-day competition for Maryland residents, the games were held at sites primarily near Catonsville.
Rusty Barth, of Joppa, took the gold in men's freestyle archery competition.
Colleen Akehurst, Bel Air, won the girls' under-16 tennis championship, while Beth Dale, of Fallston, took the women's open gold medalmatch.
In swimming, Michelle Kistner, of Bel Air, earned three gold medals and Kathy Rising, of Abingdon, came home with two. Kistner,17, won the 100-meter freestyle, 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly for girls under 18.