Tag: softball

Young Realty wins Sun Division Tournament

  Larry Wolfe The Young Realty team, managed by Mike Gloyd and sponsored by Terry & Susan Young Realtors, won the three-day Sun Division’s double elimination Winter League Tournament in exciting fashion. But let’s first take a look at the games leading up to that finale. In the Sun Division opener, the Real Estate Rustlers,…

Softball Player Profile

  Larry Wolfe Gordon “Gordy” Hannaford is the son of a military man, so his family moved around a lot when he was a kid; however, he considers Bellevue, Nebraska, his hometown since that’s where he went to junior and senior high school. He was on the Chieftains’ wrestling team and later was on the…

Lady Sluggers update

  Larry Wolfe The Lady Sluggers senior softball team wrapped up their season on February 28. The ladies want to thank the great, boisterous crowds who cheered them on at all their home games at the Field of Dreams. They’re also thankful for the support provided by members of the men’s league who prepared the…

Sun Lakes Ponchos win Metcalf Softball Tourney

  Larry Wolfe Our Major 70s softball travel team, sponsored by Poncho’s Mexican Restaurant, won the annual “Doc” Metcalf Memorial Tournament held at Papago Park in Tempe. The Ponchos beat out five other area 70s+ squads to win the title. They played five games, winning them all and outscoring the opposition by a cumulative score…

Wolfe and Young Teams are Winter League Champs

  Larry Wolfe The Wolfe & Associates squad, managed by Randy Rothenbuehler, cruised to the Lakes Division softball championship with a sterling record of 14-4. The Accountants bested the second place Core Photography team, managed by John Seigla, by six games. The top hitters in the Lakes Division (based upon a minimum of 120 at…

Brenden and Rustlers tie in Sun Division

  Larry Wolfe As fate would have it, the Brenden Financial Planning team, sponsored and managed by Ken Brenden, and the Real Estate Rustlers, sponsored by Jim Leckner and managed by Tom Kasunic, entered the final day of the Fall League softball season with identical 9-7 records and were scheduled to play each other in…

Softball player profile: Tom Erpelding

  Larry Wolfe Other than attending and graduating from nearby Mankato (MN) Commercial College, Tom Erpelding is a pure-bred Hawkeye. Growing up on a farm, he spent his entire youth and business career in Iowa, where he attended a small school in LuVerne and played baseball, graduating with a class of only 23. After earning…

Core Photography captures Lakes division title

Larry Wolfe Entering the final day of the Lakes Division Fall League, the Core Photography team, managed by Randy Rothenbuehler, held a slim one-game lead over the A-1 Golf Carts squad, managed by John Seigla. The Photographers and Golfers were scheduled to play a doubleheader against each other on that final day. In the opener…

Lady Sluggers season is underway

Larry Wolfe The Lady Sluggers senior softball team began their season on January 3. The Sluggers play in the Valley of the Sun League which includes nine other teams from throughout the Valley. The 30-game season includes 15 doubleheaders with eight home doubleheaders scheduled to be played at the Field of Dreams. Game time is…