Sports

MOGA November Update

Mark Nilsen, Tournament Chairman Many board members and volunteers are involved in doing the “heavy lifting,” which enables Men’s Oakwood Golf Association (MOGA) to be the outstanding men’s golf league that it is. None carry a heavier burden than Mark Nilsen. His inclusion of new games, the shootout competition, dealing with last-minute changes, and transitioning…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners Begin New Season

Linda Stimart The Sun Lakes Lady Niners will officially begin their league play on Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. For those returning members, make sure to renew your membership with AGA and submit your $10 to our league treasurer, Celeste. There will also be a shotgun start for our league on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at…

You Light Up My Lights

Catherine Pletchette Lights! Cameras! Action! That was the scene the evening of Sept. 26 as IronOaks residents and pickleball amenity and club members met at the Oakwood pickleball courts for the official switching on of our newly installed lighting. The stands were filled to the brim as the crowd eagerly anticipated the “flick of the…

Palo Verde Men’s Golf Association

Jeff French As the record Arizona summer temperatures continued throughout the area, Palo Verde Men’s Golf Association play continued through September with five weeks of competitive play and the ending of our 2022-23 calendar of play. October saw the overseeding of the Palo Verde course and a nice break from the hot temperatures and competitive…

OLGA Results

Kathy Burns Criss Cross was the Play of the Day (POD) on Sept. 12. This game can be a little complicated, but Mary Perry came out the winner in Flight 1, followed by Susan La Salvia, Dang Teater, and Sue Pederson. In Flight 2 the winner was Dari Akin, followed by Pat Schepp and Terry…

Softball Player Profile: Dan Ziccarelli

Larry Wolfe This guy makes the Energizer Bunny look like Eeyore! To say that Dan Ziccarelli is full of energy is an understatement! A native of the North Side of Chicago, Dan graduated from Buffalo Grove High where he played several sports for the Bisons prior to being injured and then becoming the trainer for…

Cottonwood Lady Billiards—Join Us this Winter

Dannette Hunnel Join us on Saturdays this winter from 9:30 a.m. to noon. No skill or equipment is needed. There is no competition and no fees. No commitments or consistent attendance is required. No scores are recorded. No partners or scheduling is needed. There are no set teams. No pool cue is required. We play…

Cottonwood Tennis Club News

Jerry Higgins Cottonwood Tennis Club star Ron Ryer continued his winning ways in the San Diego Senior Tournament. Ron brought home the gold medal from the men’s doubles tournament and continued his collection of valuable metals by winning the silver medal in mixed doubles later that afternoon.

Tennis Tip from Coach Kwong

Here is the tip for November: Are you a player who has been playing for many years, have sound tactics and strategies, and study the game and watch televised matches, but are still losing matches to weaker opponents and are simply being frustrated with yourself? I learned a long time ago as I progressed in tennis that even…