Tag: Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association

Spring Softball winners

Sun Division Champions: Standing (left to right) Gene Granquist, Kim Whitney, Doug Friesen, Larry Kaufmann and Harry Roehl. Kneeling (left to right) Dan Bradfield, Mgr. Ken Brenden, Mike Willits and Tom Lorgan (Photo by Core Photography, LLC)

Larry Wolfe The Brenden Financial Planning team, managed by Ken Brenden, won the Spring Sun Division League title with a sterling record of 15-3. In the Lakes Division, the Wolfe & Associates squad, managed by Randy Rothenbuehler, topped their division with a record of 12-6. A recap of the season-ending double-elimination tournaments will be covered…

New softball season opens October 25

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Larry Wolfe Our fall league begins play on October 25 at the Field of Dreams. Registration for league play begins on October 1 and closes on October 15. If you’re a newcomer to our league, it is mandatory that you try out prior to that date. All of our players are rated so that we…

Summertime Softball

Dennis Kennedy appears wide awake as he takes a swing at a pitch from Billy Maxwell during our 7:30 a.m. BP! (Courtesy of Core Photography)

Larry Wolfe Sure, it may be a little warm for softball in August in Arizona, but by starting batting practice at 7:30 a.m., it’s only 100 or so by the time we complete our pick-up games. Come by the Field of Dreams any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday morning and beat the heat with us. See…

Sizzlin’ Summer Softball

Sizzlin’ Seven: Top hitters (left to right) are Larry Kaufmann, Steve Hilby, Tom Kasunic, Randy Nuemann, Bill Corso, John Whitman and Dave Martin. Top 10 hitters absent from photo: Tim Baldwin, Reyes Gonzales and Chuck Myrick (photo courtesy of Core Photography).

Larry Wolfe The temperatures may be sizzlin’ hot, but Sun Lakes Senior Softball carries on. Our summer recreational program includes batting practice and pick-up games every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Check our website (www.sunlakessoftball.com) for current start times. Speaking of sizzlin’ hot, here are our league leaders in various batting categories during our 2015-2016…

State Farm leads winter softball league

Forever Young: Our 80 plus members include pitcher Billy Kreisman, second sacker Bobby Reeves, pitcher Owen Bae, recreational program director Red Waterfield and field superintendent Larry Delaney. (Photo by Core Photography, LLC).

Larry Wolfe At press time, the State Farm Insurance team, managed by Larry Kaufmann, held a four-game lead in our winter league standings with two weeks to play. They had posted a sparkling 12-2 record at that point. Our top five batters, based upon a minimum of 90 at bats during the fall and winter…

Play Ball! Again!

Tim Baldwin sprints toward first base in a recent contest. Umpire Ken Brenden follows the play while on deck hitter, TJ Tjernlund, looks on. (Courtesy of Core Photography, LLC).

Larry Wolfe The Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association’s winter season opens on Tuesday, January 5. For the first time, our league will have seven teams vying for the title. Each team plays a 24-game schedule. Team sponsors are: A-1 Golf Carts, Brenden Financial Planning, Farmers Insurance (Frank Margiotta Agency), Mutual of Omaha Bank, State Farm…

Softball season underway

Larry Wolfe The fall season of the Sun Lakes Senior Softball League began on October 27 and will conclude on December 18. This year’s team sponsors are A-1 Golf Cars, Brenden Financial Planning, Frank Margiotta’s Farmers Insurance Agency, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Ralph Vasquez’ State Farm Insurance Agency and Terry and Susan Young Realtors. Our…

Softball player profile: Dick Bleich

Larry Wolfe Wesley, Iowa, is the hometown of two really good ballplayers. One, George “Showboat” Fisher, played in the major leagues in the ‘20s and ‘30s while the second, Dick Bleich, currently plays in the Sun Lakes Senior Softball League. Wesley’s a small farming community thirteen miles east of Algona in northern Iowa. Dick was…

A-1 wins season ending tourney

The A-1 Golf Carts Tournament Champions: Kneeling (left to right) Ed Sowney, Chuck Hamby, Reg Reese, Stan Weiss, Bill Cheney and Dennis Bernaiche; standing (left to right) Manager Gary Hillabolt, Jim Dunn, Larry Wolfe, Art Sheskie, Tom Erpelding, Evan Hansen and Jeff Jay

Larry Wolfe The Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association wrapped up the 2015-2016 season with a seeded six-team tournament on April 16. The seedings were based upon the teams’ spring season won-lost records. Hundreds were on hand to watch the exciting contests. In game one, the fourth-seeded Mutual of Omaha squad, managed by Mike Gloyd, edged…

Isley and Kime honored at softball banquet

Spirit Award winner Art Isley.

Larry Wolfe Art Isley and Dr. Hal Kime were honored with the Spirit of Sun Lakes Senior Softball award at the annual banquet held in the Oakwood Ballroom on March 30. The Spirit Award is presented to members who go above and beyond in support of our organization. Thanks and congratulations, Art and Hal! Over…