Category: Sports

Softball Player Profile: Susan Rodke

Susan Rodke

Larry Wolfe Susan Rodke (nee Griffin) was born in Billings, Mont., and then lived briefly in California as a young child, before her family settled in Minnesota. She spent most of her childhood in Fergus Falls before the family moved to Barnesville when she was in high school. She was a four-sport athlete for the…

Free Tennis Clinics Started Again in Cottonwood

Penny Petersen Free tennis clinics in Cottonwood were a regular, weekly, event for years until COVID-19. All clinics were canceled in September for the first time ever. Now they have begun once again. In previous years, the clinics took place two nights a week. Now the clinics are only offered on Monday evenings at 7…

Tennis Tips and Events

Lob forehand

Coach Kwong The three primary shots in tennis are serve, groundstroke, and volley. Another underutilized shot is a lob. Many players don’t consider this shot when in play. A lob is a high arching shot best used when your opponent is at the net or when you are running out wide or going back toward…

SLLGA Results

Judy Wegener 12/1/20 Low Gross Flight 1: 1st Brenda Heyink, 2nd Judy Wegener, 3rd Kim Dunn Flight 2: 1st (tie) Marci Koppelmaa and Julie Hamlin, 3rd Dori Winchester Flight 3: 1st Gloria Fronk, 2nd Cat LaJune, 3rd Shirley Brenner Flight 4: 1st Jan Cobb, 2nd (tie) Unni Foster and Jeanie Fehringer 12/8/20 1 Gross and…

Hits & Misses Bowling League

  Ruth Andersen December 2020 Scores: High Scratch Series: 12/07. Men: Rick Bell 571, Hal Newton 521; Women: Tammy Visser 490, Ruth Andersen 457 12/14. Men: Eldon Drenthe 560, Tim Billman 541; Women: Tammy Visser 464, Bobi Lebowich 439 12/21. Men: Hank Mathias 567, Rick Bell 504; Women: Bobi Lebowich 528, Ruth Andersen 462 High…

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Suevonne Negaard The Ironwood Lady Niners Board started “Zooming” with President Rachel last summer, and we will continue to Zoom through 2021, with President Judy at the controls. The first item of business was self-introductions and responsibilities for elected members. President: Judy Thompson, and we look forward to her leadership. Welcome back, Judy. Vice President:…

Holiday Cheers from Friday Mixed Tennis at Cottonwood

On Christmas Day, four members of CTC decided to give a cheer for the season (left to right): Rod Johnson, Ruthanne Strohn, Jerry Picket, and Penny Petersen.

Penny Petersen Mixed Doubles is great fun. Cottonwood Tennis Club reserves every Friday morning for mixed play. Dick Kane, coordinator, oversees the organized play for Fridays. Those who enjoy mixed doubles are addicted to it. “The mixed format gives you an opportunity to play with different people,” said Ruthanne Strohn. “You get to know some…

Core Photography Team Wins Lakes Division Title

The Lakes Division Champs: Front Row (left to right): Frank Rouse, Tom Lorgan, Larry Maggard, Dennis Colbert, and Player-Manager Tom Erpelding. Back row (left to right): Dave Boone, Gene Granquist, Bob Hutchins, Joe Commisto, Doug Warwick, and Tom Vitolo. Absent: Gary Brinkman (Photo courtesy of Masked Moments Studios)

Larry Wolfe The Core Photography team, managed by Tom Erpelding, captured the Fall Softball Season pennant in the Lakes Division with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses. They easily outpaced the second-place team, Wolfe & Associates, managed by Gary Hillabolt, which finished at .500 with an 8-8 ledger. Wild Bill McCoy’s A-1 Golf…

Oakwood Couples Golf League

Francois La Salvia The Oakwood Couples League December outing provided a wonderful opportunity to get outside on the golf course. Enjoying the beautiful weather was a highlight for some. An excellent round was a highlight for others, but everyone enjoyed the level of cheer provided by John Kiehl and Alletta Kent. We may not all be…