Category: Sports

Tour de Tortolitas

Back row: Rick Hagen, Dave Corrigan, Steve Aiken, Jeff Traft, Margaret Valair, Bertie Litchfield, Joe Rizza, Frank Earnest; front: Dean Werstler, Cheryl Werstler, Pam Corrigan, Norm Rechkemmer; photo by Elisabeth Wheeler

Elisabeth Wheeler The Tour de Tortolitas connects five trails in the Tortolita Mountains into a 15 mile loop. The tour connects the Alamo Springs Trail, the Ridgeline Trail, the Upper Wild Burro Trail, the Mustang Trail and the Upper Javelina Trail into a loop. Hiking this tour provides opportunities to view six crested saguaros and…

PPB defeats Sun City Oro Valley

Pool Players of the Brooke

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Pool Players of the Brooke Travel Team went to Vistoso to play against the Sun City Oro Valley Billiards Club for possession of a personalized Travel Plaque. Our teams consisted of Dominic “The Doctor” Borland and Terry Sterling, Jim “Shooter” Fabio and Fred “The Baker” Dianda, Karl “English” Knight…

SB Lady Niners welcome their sisters

Barbara Johnson Every year the SaddleBrooke Lady Niners and the MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners enjoy a fun round of golf together called Across the Brooke. We alternate hosting the tournament and this year it was the SaddleBrooke Lady Niners who welcomed our sisters Across the Brooke to our course. Unfortunately, this year Mother Nature made us…

STC’s Bill Powell – an extraordinary career

Jay Clayton Wilson Bill Powell met his wife in the ordinary way. It was a blind date to play miniature golf. He was with Delta Products in the sales and marketing department until his retirement. Ordinary, right? But beyond this there is nothing ordinary about Bill Powell. Bill did not join STC until he and…

STC hosts UA/Skin Cancer Institute and the Arizona Wildcats Men’s Tennis Team

TJ Duffy The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club played host to a multifaceted fundraising event for the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) which unites The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s many skin cancer prevention endeavors, bringing together innovative research, clinical care, education and community outreach. Denise Spartonos, Community Outreach Coordinator for SCI, explained, “Our mission is to prevent…

Randy “Thin Man” Smith defeats Ranch challengers

Left to right: Jim Mansmith 4th, Randy Smith 1st, Dominic Borland 2nd, Tom Kaliski 3rd

Joe Giammarino Pool Players of the Brooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Billiards Club want to thank SaddleBrooke Ranch and our sponsors It’s Greek to Me, Temperature Control Inc. and Karl Knight. On January 28, 2017 SaddleBrooke Ranch hosted an 8-Ball Tournament. Tournament Directors were Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 16 players gathered…

Vintage tennis at modern SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

Photos by TJ Duffy

Jay Clayton Wilson In February a bright ray of nostalgia illuminated the STC Tennis Center. First on the courts was John McEnroe, followed by Chris Evert, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver and—wait. That’s impossible. Those were the great players of the 70s. How could they be at STC this winter? Closer examination revealed STC’s most imaginative…

MPLN travel “Across the Brooke”

Winners SaddleBrooke Course, left to right: Hedy Gryszan, Barbara Brown, Nancy Claffey and Judie Knapp

Carolyn Brinkley It was a cold, wet morning on February 14 when 38 members from MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners (MPLN) traveled to SaddleBrooke One to participate in the fun filled Across the Brooke event with players from the SaddleBrooke Niners. The adverse weather actually increased the enjoyment of playing nine holes of golf with fellow Niners…