Category: Sports

Softball Player Profile: Thom Stephens

Larry Wolfe Ask any of the guys at the Field of Dreams to describe Thom Stephens, and the most likely responses are, “really good player” and “really nice guy.” Thom’s probably prouder of the latter. A Santa Clara, Calif., native, Thom graduated from Buchser High where he played both varsity baseball and basketball for the…

Relishing Pickleball: Dink Responsibly

David Zapatka Often called the most important shot in all of pickleball, the dink is the critical shot aspiring players must learn to improve their game. The dink is a shot hit slowly and softly into the opponents’ non-volley zone as close to the net as possible. If the opponent hits this ball hard, it…

Ironwood Ladies Golf Association Membership Drive

Lois Foerster The Ironwood 18-Hole Ladies Golf League (ILGA) is holding a membership drive on Thursday, Dec. 10. If you are considering joining a ladies golf league, we are inviting you to come play with us on that day. It is a great opportunity to try our course, meet new people, and find out what…

PVLGA News

The course in the early morning

Mary Nelson The new PVLGA elected officers for 2021 are as follows: President Julie Curran Vice President Cindy Ryan Secretary Bonnie Moore Treasurer Linda Grendahl Welcome to our new members Sue Green, Fran Kelly, Shelley Heberlein, Becky Commisto, Pat Dubrow, Jackie Kellermann, Lisa Mohoric, Roz Pederson, Belen Wilson, Kathy Bushbaum, Mary Fitzke, Penny Flynn, Karen…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club Update

The Tennis Club meeting in March of 2020 before closures

Jerry Vance Well, COVID-19 still is doing a job on the Sun Lakes Tennis Club. We can’t have any tournaments or dinners, so we play tennis. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday you will find us at the tennis courts, beating that ball around. If you want to join the club, come to the courts, and…

MOGA Updates

Steve Engler Happy December, Men’s Oakwood Golf Association (MOGA) members and friends! 2020 is nearly done, and we have had a truly interesting year with the stay-at-home orders and the record heat here in Arizona. The MOGA membership is growing, and we would welcome to add new golfers, so come join us! New World Handicap…

MOGA Weekly Results

Steve Engler AM AB/CD Scramble Flight 1: 1 Stodgel + Schwartz + Rector + Durham -15 57 2 Dodd + Muth + Ferrazza + Goodwin -12 60 3 Gaylord + Christoph + Fliethman + Bogaard -11 61 Flight 2: 1 Robertson + Leath + Williams + McCorkle -16 56 T2 Engler + Popham + Palmatier…

Fall Softball Is Underway

A "drone shot" from a recent Sun Division game: Brenden Financial vs. Leckner Realty (Courtesy of SkyView Digital Media, Alysa Chapman, Principal)

Larry Wolfe At press time, we’d just finished the first two weeks of the Fall Season. In the Lakes Division, the Core Photography and Wolfe & Associates-sponsored teams were both at 4-2. The A-1 Golf Carts team had a .500 record at 3-3, while the Young Realty Team lagged at 1-5. Steve Schaider got off…

Hits & Misses Bowling League

Ruth Andersen Although we have a much smaller league this season, we’re all still plugging through this most unusual year. Some beginning scores for October: High Scratch Series: 10/05. Men: Rick Bell 588, Steve Hull 533; Women: Tammy Visser 439, Joanne Ragan-Foster 418 10/12. Men: Rick Bell 621, Hal Newton 527; Women: Tammy Visser 505,…