Category: Sports

Canadian vs. American Tennis Social colorful and fun

The American team parades to the court.

Penny Petersen The Canadian-American Tennis Social was held Saturday, January 26, at the Cottonwood tennis courts. Participants numbered 120, with 36 Canadians and 73 Americans. Lots of friendly rivalry filled the day, complete with a parade down past the courts and onto Court 1, where Canadians were positioned on the south side of Court 1…

Softball player profile:

Tom Schneider Larry Wolfe A Bay Area native, Tom Schneider was born in San Jose and grew up in the Santa Cruz area where he was a star athlete at Soquel High. (I guess he knows the way from San Jose!) Tom played football, basketball and baseball for the Knights and was All-League in baseball…

MOGA Club Championship results

D. Bogaard (left) Douglas Stodgel (right)

Bob Greene, MOGA Publicity On January 24, the second round (18 holes) of the MOGA Club Championship was played on Oakwood’s Lakes/Sonoran Courses. At the same time, the “Super Seniors” (80+ years) were competing for their trophy. Douglas Stodgel is the new Club Champion, finishing with a 36-hole total of 156. Second place was Arthur…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club outing

Jerry Vance and Les Schick enjoy the food after their match.

Jerry Vance The Sun Lakes Tennis Club had a great tournament with Springfield and SunBird at Springfield on January 26. From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the courts were full of competitors. Sun Lakes did not win but had lots of fun and good tennis. We are looking forward to competing against SunBird again on…

Pickleball clinic

Janet Myrick The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club of IronOaks invited champion pickleball player Helle Sparre to our courts to give a clinic for our members. Helle Sparre had an elite tennis career and competed in all four major grand slams – The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She was once…

Niners January golf results

  The 2019 golf season has arrived. The membership is looking forward to the Niners Championship, the Low Gross Tournament and The Annual Membership Meeting/Awards Luncheon. The new 2019 Rules of Golf are in force, the IronOaks courses are green and healthy and the weather is warming up. Membership New year, new members. Let’s welcome John…

IronOaks Tennis Club’s Gender Doubles Tournament results

Rick Kenney and Lloyd Yanke - Division III Men’s Champions

John Brasch Athletic excellence, high drama, grit, blood and the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat… it was all there in the IOTC Gender Doubles Tournament three weeks ago. Tension ran high as three divisions battled over five days to crown the reigning doubles champions for both men and women. Early Saturday morning, Edith…

Oakwood Couples Golf League welcomes new players

Top row (left to right): Bruce and Lynn Storey, Harry and Liz Pritchard, Rick and Pauline Boyd, Fred and Linda Smith, John Kolb, Dale and Jenn Schmitz; Bottom row (left to right): Carol and Dick Schmidt (2nd place), Jim Ray and Mary Dyrseth (1st place), Becky Kolb

I know what you’re thinking. I cannot join this club. I do not have any outfits that would fit in with these people. Let me start by saying these people do not represent the majority of us sane individuals. You know the type. You offer up a cash prize and they will do anything. None…

Sun Lakes vs SunBird in fun filled tennis outing

Jerry Vance Well, it wasn’t -20 like our friends in the Midwest, but Saturday, February 9, was pretty chilly for Sun Lakes to host SunBird in a friendly tournament. Play was spirited, and lots of good food was consumed and after five hours and 20 matches, SunBird had a slight edge. Come join the Sun…