Category: Sports

Sisk Bocce Club teams do well at Oasis Tourney

Gary Vacin The Sisk Bocce Club teams finished first and second in a tournament with the Oasis Bocce Club at the Oasis courts on February 3. First place went to the foursome of Tony and Maria Racano and Les and Maggie Klingberg. Second place went to the team of Marie Szymanski, Michael Dalsanders and George…

SLLGA 18 Holers results

Gloria Fronk, Presidents Cup Overall Winner

Nancy Field Blind Partner: 1st (tie) Gloria Fronk and Sarah Green, Mary Billideau and Lynda Smith; 2nd Lilian Getty and Shelby Larson, 3rd Jacque Lingle and Linda Peart Presidents Cup – Flight 1: 1st Nicole Wadley, 2nd Debra Emerick, 3rd (tie) Brenda Heyink, Kim Dunn; Flight 2: 1st Daryl Mellafont, 2nd Marci Koppelmaa, 3rd (tie)…

Ladies Pitch ‘N Putt

Arlene Fletcher There are a group of ladies having a wonderful time on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at the Pitch ‘N Putt course in Sun Lakes. We meet from the first Thursday in January until the end of March. Skills vary from members who are “good” golfers to some who are just learning the…

4th annual Norris Invitational Tournament March 6-10

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club, Cottonwood’s 4th annual Norris Invitational Tournament will be held from March 6-10 at the Cottonwood pickleball courts from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This is the biggest and best tournament of the year, and we’d like to invite you all to come watch. The entrants are not just club members. For…

Brenden Financial Team wins Sun Division Pennant

Sun Division Softball Champs: Kneeling, l-r: Ron Carmichael, Steve Schaider, Dennis Bernaiche, Mark McKinnon and Tom Lorgan. Standing, l-r: Gene Grandquist, Doug Friesen, Larry Kaufmann, Mgr. Ken Brenden and Evan Hansen. Missing from photo is Sam Giordano; Photo courtesy of Core Photography, LLC.

Larry Wolfe Manager Ken Brenden led his Brenden Financial Planning team to a 10-6 record to win the Winter League Sun Division pennant. The Planners had three top ten hitters: Mark McKinnon, Larry Kaufmann and Tom Lorgan and a solid line-up from top to bottom. The Terry and Susan Young Realty team, managed by Mike…

MOGA news and scores

MOGA officers and committee persons with their proud red MOGA golf shirts are front row (left to right): Paul Dinardo, tournaments; Aki Yasuda tournaments; Craig Annis, vice president and Rich Castro, membership; Back row (left to right): Jim Hooyman, treasurer; Dan Bogaard, Handicap Chairman; John Kolb, secretary; Doug Braun, president and Blair Poitras, awards chairman

Bob Greene We regret and apologize for neglecting to mention in last month’s article all of the ladies and all the course maintenance workers who donated to the Vega family at the loss of their son. The family is very grateful for all the assistance. Thank you all! The 2017 President’s Cup winner is Sid…

Rodeo Games huge success

Winners of the pickleball skills tournament

Janet Myrick “This ain’t our first rodeo.” Eight teams competed in a pickleball skills tournament. All levels were part of each team. The skills included placement of serves, placement of return of serves, drop shots and dinks. Winners included: 1st Place Jim Berney, captain, plus Terry Clark, Scott Albin and Leslie Macadam; 2nd Place Chris…

OLNGA starts the year with socializing and golf

2016 Most Improved Player Debra Burns (left) and 2017 President Margaret Johnson

Ann Rounthwaite Our new Social Co-chairs Mary Swanson and Dolly Giallonardo organized a super luncheon to welcome the new year on January 17. IronOaks’ golf pro Eddy Renio was the featured speaker with a message both useful and entertaining. He updated us on course conditions, one size irons and pace of play tips. IronOaks obviously…

Canadians invade Cottonwood

The first CanAm Tournament of the Cottonwood Tennis Club was held on January 22, 2017.

Rod Hayward On January 22, the sun rose as it usually does over the courts of the Cottonwood Tennis Club. The palm leaves shimmering in the gentle Sunday breeze, gave no indication of the storm to follow. Suddenly, the sounds of approaching footsteps echoed through the quiet streets. They were arriving — the Canadians! First…