Category: Sports

2019 Cottonwood Women’s Extended Spring League

Susie Dunn, Coordinator As always, our fun Monday league came to an end way too fast. Because of our round robin format, each player is playing for themselves rather than a team effort. We had several new players this year, and we were very happy to have them included. The gal who took first place…

SLLGA May results

Judy Wegener SLLGA kicked off May with 3 Clubs and a Putter. Time to pick your partner! Two weeks of Match Play was made more challenging by blustery winds and unseasonably cooler weather. This did not deter Uni Foster who holed out on #3 for her first hole-in-one. Game Results: 3 Clubs and a Putter…

PVMGA May activities and scores

Jim Roberts, Publicity May was an extraordinary month! The weather was fantastic… like it should have been in March. On Memorial Day, I played golf in the late morning/early afternoon and it was 78 degrees. Wonderful. The weather was better than where most of the snowbirds were headed. And it was a great month of…

Niners May golf results

Jim Wegman, Publicity This is the time of the year when we say “goodbye” to our winter golfers. We hope you arrive safely at your summer destinations and have a great time there. Just remember, travel safely back to IronOaks. We will be waiting for you when the leaves start to fall. We have a…

Softball player profile: Wayne Newman

Larry Wolfe Wayne Newman (no, not Wayne Newton!) is a native of the “Show Me State;” he was born in Trenton, Missouri, and graduated from Chillicothe (MO) High. (Both towns are located in northwest Missouri not far from the Iowa/Missouri state line.) Soon after graduating, he went to work for the Rock Island Railroad, but…

Arizona Pickleball Players League champions

This season’s Arizona Pickleball Players League (APPL) 4.5+ champions. (see article in June’s Splash). Back row (left to right): Ron Robinson, Greg Mather (Capt.), Mark Chomko, Carl Tietze, Doug Kelton; Front row (left to right): Todd Williams, Mike Toolson. Dan Geenen is not pictured.

Stats, stats, and more stats

Larry Wolfe To paraphrase journalist and TV commentator Harry Reasoner, “Statistics are to baseball (and softball) what a flaky crust is to Mom’s apple pie.” Added journalist Robert S. Wieder, “Baseball fans are like junkies, and their drug is the statistic.” Interest in baseball statistics (or stats) can be traced back to at least 1859…

The traveling Ironwood Lady Niners

On March 8, 2019, Ann Gavin and Linda Liberti traveled to Tempe to represent the Lady Niners in the Shalimar Invitational. Ladies from all over the Valley came to play in the 9-hole tournament. The Hawaiian theme added to the fun. Ann’s team won second place which entitled them to a $50 gift certificate which…

PVLGA members enjoyed May golf

Liz DeMichael May was an incredible month to play golf in Sun Lakes. The heat held off for a while, and the Palo Verde Ladies took advantage of it. Take a look at some of the scores. 5/7 and 5/14. Match Play. In match play tournaments, the golfer earns a point for each hole in…

MOGA golf schedule

Wayne Karp, Men’s Oakwood Golf Association Your MOGA board is looking for someone to take over the Publicity Chair position. This is a key position in MOGA. What you read in the Sun Lakes Splash is prepared and written by the Publicity Chairman. This is important newsprint for us, as it tells the community what…