Category: Sports

PVLGA News

Mary Nelson Nov. 17 Criers Tournament Results: Flight 1: 1st Sue Lawless, 2nd Bonnie Moore, 3rd Tammy Visser; Flight 2: 1st Carolyn Hoffland, 2nd Kathy Ivesdal, 3rd Pat Tjosvold; Flight 3: 1st Christine LeCourtre, 2nd Diana Ridd, 3rd Marilyn Lloyd; Flight 4: 1st Pat Schultz, 2nd Dolores Mahaffey, 3rd Lori Denapoli Nov. 24 Low Gross…

A Holly Jolly Holiday for Ironwood Lady Niners

Deb Burns, Rachel Enloe, and Carol Knack

Beth Zdeblick Making sure to follow the COVID safety guidelines, the IWLN celebrated the holidays on Dec. 9, with a special golf event. Although our usual lovely holiday luncheon was canceled this year, the Lady Niners enjoyed games and surprises on a beautiful day at Ironwood Golf Club. A huge thank you to Carol Knack,…

OLGA News

Barbara Anderson, OLGA Cup winner

Carol Smith We have been having great fun playing golf. Thank goodness we still can. The OLGA Cup just ended. Congratulations to Barbara Anderson, our overall winner! She did a great job. The first flight winner was Mary Figgis, the second flight winner was Dang Teater, the third flight winner was Julie Hastings, and fourth…

SLJC Sisterhood Donates to Toys from the Heart

Esther Spear Every year, the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood collects donations to give holiday gifts to kindergarteners at a local school in Chandler. This year, 70 students and three teachers at Frye Elementary School will receive gift cards instead of toys, due to the pandemic restrictions. On Jan. 21, 2021, the Sun Lakes Jewish…

We’re Ready for the Winter Softball Season

Gene Granquist is shown pitching in a recent Lakes Division game. Shortstop Dave Martin is ready for action. (Photo courtesy of Alyssa Chapman Studios)

Larry Wolfe Isn’t it great to live in a place where you can use “winter” and “softball” in the same sentence? While our northern brethren are shoveling snow, here in Sun Lakes, it’s business as usual at the Field of Dreams. At the press deadline, we still had a week to go in the Fall…

OCGLII Election Results

Oakwood Couples Golf 18-Hole League 2021 board members

Frank La Salvia, Secretary In a turn of events surprising to members of the media throughout all of Sun Lakes, the election of the Oakwood 18-Hole Couples Golf League II (OCGLII) officers has concluded. The officers—who did not campaign, did not mud-sling, but who would most certainly appreciate any campaign contributions you would like to…

GriefShare Begins at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church

Pastor David Holling Sun Lakes United Methodist Church will once again hold a 13-week session of GriefShare beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in Room 1 of the Education Building at 9248 E. Riggs Road. GriefShare is a nationally-recognized program designed to help people who have lost a loved one, and want…

Softball Player Profile: Vern Rodgers

Vern Rodgers

Larry Wolfe Remember the Beach Boys’ 1964 classic, number one hit song “I Get Around”? Well, that phrase could also describe Vern Rodgers’ work career. A native of Quincy, Mich., Vern attended Glen Oaks Community College and Western Michigan University before beginning his vocational odyssey. Vern first joined the Kroger Company in Coldwater, Mich., and…

Oakwood Lady Niners

OLNGA representatives to the State Medallion at PebbleCreek

Reggie Wegman All of our Lady Niners would like to thank the 2020 Board for helping us get through a very difficult year with some great days of golf. Not only did the virus change things at the last minute, but Arizona recorded the hottest summer in its history! The president during this most difficult…