Category: Sports

Robson Trap Trials Canceled

The Robson Trap Trials for 2020 were canceled because of the coronavirus and were rescheduled for Dec. 4. Because of the continued uncertainty, the Dec. 4 shoot has also been canceled. Our plans are to combine the 2020 and 2021 shoots into one shoot to be held in February or March of 2021. Look to…

Relishing Pickleball: The Overhead Smash

David Zapatka When your opponent hits the ball high in the air, above your shoulders, think overhead smash! The smash is one of the most fun shots in all of pickleball. It ends rallies with an exclamation point. Execute this fun, rally-ending shot using these seven steps: 1. Use many small steps to position your…

Men’s Niners Golf August Results

Jim Wegman, Publicity And the hits and the heat just keep on comin’. We have had some high temperatures and stifling humidity, but that has not kept the Niners golfers off the turf. We have a few new members. So, let’s welcome Jack Cameron and Paul Feeney. And David Mork has sponsored another new member;…

Tennis Tip

Kwong Young As a player, do you have the capability to change the way and where you hit? Can you calm yourself down or fuel yourself into a positive emotional state? When thinking back to the time I started playing tennis in upstate New York, I was a ticking time bomb on the court and sadly displayed negative,…

Cottonwood Tennis Club Cancels Some Activities for Fall

2020-21 Cottonwood Tennis Club President Laks Jagnandan led the club in handling the situation caused by COVID-19.

Penny Petersen Just when you think plans for the Cottonwood Tennis Club’s (CTC) 2020-21 season are going swimmingly well, COVID-19 demolishes all the hard work. That’s how the CTC Board felt last month when President Laks Jagnadan and board members Cannon Hill (vice president), Spencer Roberts (treasurer), Ruthanne Strohn (secretary), Jay Ketter (tournament director), and…

CMGA Tournament Results

Buddy Meola On Aug. 8, the Cottonwood Men’s Golf Association played a two-man pick your partner tournament with a two net format. First Flight Low Net Team: Steve Lowe and Martin Oerter Second Flight Low Net Team: Don Klein and Bill Moore Third Flight Low Net Team: Steve Martz and Ken Nelson Aug. 15 was…

Why’s It Called Softball?

New manager Mike Otman is in the spotlight; Mike at first base during the spring season. (Photo courtesy of Just Shoot Me Photos)

Larry Wolfe If you’ve ever played the game and been hit by a line drive or errant throw, you might wonder why the ball is called a softball—it’s hard as a rock! Well, to answer that question, we have to go back to the game’s founding in 1887. George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago…

Sisk Park Bocce Club Cancels Fall Activities

John Terranova It has been some time since the Sisk Park Bocce Club members rolled our last bocce balls in March, and we can only hope and pray that all members have stayed safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Because of the current and unknown extent of COVID-19 situation, our annual Wine and Cheese…

Fit and Fun Health and Wellness

Susan Reynhout Here we are in October, and life is still impacted by COVID-19. This has been a challenging time for all of us. Information continues to change, almost daily or weekly. Today, taking care of our body and health needs more emphasis than ever. Why? Because it is a gift and duty to ourselves and…