Category: Sports

The Oakwood Couples Injured Reserves report and rumors

  Mary Dyrseth The Oakwood Couples welcomed back Robin Thomas. Robin no longer accessorizes her outfits with the fashionable black box and shoulder sling she has been sporting for weeks. This was supposedly to position her shoulder, following rotator cuff surgery. Rumor has it that she will soon be starring in a YouTube video entitled…

Love was in the air

  Ed Rockland The IronOaks Tennis Club held its annual Valentine’s Social on Saturday, February 10, at the Oakwood tennis courts. What could be a more appropriate way to prepare for Valentine’s Day than a sport that features Love in its scoring? Over 40 participants took part in doubles play over two 45-minute sessions. St.…

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…

Niners January results

  Jim Wegman A new year means a fresh start; new clubs, perhaps a new golf cart and a new, more positive attitude. To enjoy the game more, put some effort into keeping the course in good shape. If you make a divot, repair it and if you see another one nearby, repair that one.…

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…

SLPCC holds “Ring in the New Year” Social

  Peggy Martin The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) held its first social event of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16, with the “Ring in the New Year” pickleball social. Twenty players from each of the four rating groups played in a round robin tournament. The four rating groups playing were 1.5/2.0 rated players all…

Cottonwood Tennis Club holds 1st big tournament of the year

  Penny Petersen After what seemed like a long holiday break, the Cottonwood Tennis Club held its first tournament of the year with Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles in four different ability levels. Cottonwood rates players according to skill level with Red being highest, then green, blue and black. A beginning level is orange, but…

IWLN news and events

  Nancy Davis, Publicity 2018 Executive Board: Members of the 2018 Executive Board are President Denise Fleshner, Vice President Judy Thompson, Treasurer Rachel Enloe and Secretary Nancy Heberling. Thank you, ladies, for retaining these positions in 2018, and we look forward to your continued leadership and another great year of golf. Ironwood Lady Niners standing…

Pickleball Winners Corner

  Janet Myrick USAPA Southwest Regional Tournament: Darlene Williams (IronOaks) and Dick Johnson won gold medal in the 3.5 75-79 mixed doubles at the USAPA Southwest Regional Tournament, Surprise, AZ. Pete Macksam (IronOaks) and Steve Smitham (IronOaks) won the gold medal in 4.0 70-74 men’s doubles at the USAPA Southwest Regional Tournament, Surprise, AZ. Following…