Category: Sports

Pickleball clinic

Janet Myrick Training with the pro Laura Fenton was a huge success. We had 40 players sign up for the clinic. We learned a lot about the strategy of the game and how it should be played. The hard part will be remembering what we learned and using it during our matches. We will try…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The sweet sound of pickleball is making its way into tennis resorts and resort hotels around the country. Playing in the Marriott Desert Ridge Holiday Classic SSIPA Tournament in North Phoenix the first week of December, I was introduced to a beautiful resort sporting tennis and pickleball courts adjacent…

Prime Timers Bowling League

Cathryn Switala 11/01. Team Scratch Game: Strike Force 721, Spinners 656; Team Scratch Series: Strike Force 2027, Misfits 2022; Team Handicap Game: Spinners 854, Strike Force 854; Team Handicap Series: Fat Chance 2475, Misfits 2463 Scratch Game – Men: Dave Tharp 242, Marc Vallecorse 237; Women: Jeanne Jones 179, Joyce Anderson 173; Scratch Series –…

Sun Lakes residents donate pickleball paddles

Dianne Zimmerman, Mickie Storckman and David Zapatka Many junior high schools currently include pickleball in their physical education programs. With the explosion in pickleball popularity and high demand from high school girls and boys playing the sport, many high schools have now begun adding pickleball to their physical education programs. USAPA Ambassador Mickie Storckman, who…

Cottonwood Men’s Golf Association news

Rick Nelson Results of recent events: Cha Cha Cha, November 11, 2017: First Place: James Grube, Eugene Kivi, Leonard Streit, William Jablonski Second Place: Larry Frink, Ron Gunnoe, Brad Buuell, Jim Crandal Third Place: Walter Nowicki, Jerry Johnston, Tom McLeod, Robert Schrote Home & Home with SLCC, November 16 and 18, 2017: CMGA won 77…

Softball Player Profile:  Mike Willits

Larry Wolfe With roots in both Nebraska and Colorado, Mike Willits was born in the Cornhusker State, but lived in Ft. Collins and Greeley, Colorado, before returning to Cozad, Nebraska, where he played high school basketball and football for the Haymakers. He also played American Legion baseball in the summers. It was then back to…

IronOaks Breakers Billiard news

Larry Stadler The IronOaks Breakers Billiard League has scheduled their 8 Ball Tournament for January, 2018. Over 50% of our members have signed up to play in the Handicapped Tournament. The tournament will be played in the Billiard Room at the Oakwood clubhouse. Sign up began early in December and was closed on December 19,…

Fall softball season wraps up

Larry Wolfe The fall softball season wrapped up a week after our press deadline, so you’ll need to go to the Stats page on our website, www.sunlakessoftball.com, to see the final standings and batting averages. Heading into the final week of play, Ken Brenden’s Financial Services club and Manager Tom Kasunic’s Rustlers Realty squad were…

Never a “dill” moment with this Pickleball Club

  Janet Myrick The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club of IronOaks held its December social on Saturday afternoon, December 9. JoAnn Zapatka formed teams according to their birthdates (January birthdates with December, February with November, etc.) Each team played five matches, one game to 11. Prizes were given along with six raffle prizes. Evonne Jasnic received…

OLNGA – past presidents and November luncheon

Molly Bergesen We had a wonderful luncheon on Tuesday, November 14, to start our 2018 season. We also had some very special guests: Paula Ferguson, past president 1999; Gail Jones, past president 2000; Marie Montagne, past president 2001; and Karen Kanda, past president 2003. Other former OLNGA members attending were Jo Williams, Barbara McMullen, Barbara…