Category: Sports

Free pickleball demonstration

Joni O’Brien The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) will be presenting a free demonstration on all aspects of the Pickleball game at the Preserve Courts (7, 8 and 9) on Monday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. Members of the SPA will be there to demonstrate the basics of the game, show you the equipment used and…

Congratulations to our recent MPLN Aces of the Month

September Aces Anne Marie Strubel and Laura Benson

Shirley Tié In The MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners Ace of the Month match for August Carol Stellhorn won Low Gross and Karyle Steele won Low Net. For September Ann Marie Strubel was winner of Low Gross and Laura Benson for Low Net. Congratulations to all these ladies for their accomplishments. Upcoming events for the Lady Niners…

Come one, come all

Sam Benjamin On December 12, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. the SaddleBrooke Table Tennis Club is holding a gala celebration in the Fitness Room at the HOA2 clubhouse. The occasion is an unforgettable demonstration of the table tennis prowess of two of our most talented members, as well as training and practice in table tennis for…

MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners welcomes new members

The MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners has four new members!

Shirley Tié The MountainView/Preserve Lady Niners welcomes four new members. Maria Blong, Beth Effenberger, Laura Walsh and Jan Brenny all joined the Lady Niners in October. They all have expressed an interest in playing more golf and participating in the fun activities the Niners Club has to offer. Each of them has played golf previously…

Table Tennis Club party animals redux

Table Tennis Club photo by Marshall Carman

Sam Benjamin For all you readers anxiously awaiting the latest news regarding our lively club, the following narrative should quench your thirst. First, our wild and crazy club had another rollicking party at the HOA1 Activities Center on October 10, 2014. Besides the usual plethora of delicacies, the entertainment was nonpareil. It was supplied by…

Softball Crowns summer champs

2014 Summer Season Friday Community League Champion – BRAKEmax: Back row: Charlie LaNeve, Jerry Cowart, Pat Brennan, Steve Krantz and Leroy Johnson; front row: Rob Gish, Steve Wehmann, Debbie Seguin, Harold Weinenger and Allan Kravitz; photo by Pat Tiefenbach

Carol Chiarello The men and women of SaddleBrooke Senior Softball made it through another summer season. Monsoon rains messed up our schedule a few times and many of our usual players are gone during summer but overall, players on fourteen teams in seven leagues managed to keep cool and have a good time. Here are…

Tennis quilt presented

Captain Betsy Harrigan, Co-Captains Bonnie Johnson and Shari Schneider, Tami Graeber, Carol Zupancic, Cinda Haugsby, Kay Sullivan, Jan Mattson, Mimi Israelson , Janet Fabio, Joannie Dragon and Lynne Donovan; not shown, Janice Tuttle

Tami Graeber and Mary Jo George USTA Southwest Sectionals Tennis championships were held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the week of September 15 through 22. SaddleBrooke’s own Doubles Troubles Ladies 6.0 Tennis Team (Captained by Betsy Harrigan), represented southern Arizona in the fierce competition. A dozen team members along with many spouses and fans traveled to…

Shelton medals twice at Huntsman Games

SaddleBrooke resident Bob Shelton (left) and former SaddleBrooke residents, Barbara Gallagher (center) and Larry Gallagher (right), display their medals from the recent pickleball competition at the Huntsman World Senior Games in Utah.

Mark Van Matre Bob Shelton, a retired Tucson dentist and SaddleBrooke resident, received two bronze medals in the pickleball competition at the Huntsman World Senior Games held October 10 through the 18, 2014, in St. George, Utah. Shelton won his first bronze medal in Men’s Skill Doubles for the 3.5 skill level (ages 65 and…

SaddleBrooke Sputters joins Niners for annual event

First place winners for the Sputters’ Tournament: Sharon Powers, Doris Clark, Marlene Cowan and Donna Gruninger

Bonnie Thomas On October 21 the SaddleBrooke Niners hosted the Lady Sputters for their annual Niners/Sputters Tournament. The Sputters like this event because they get out on the golf course and the Niners like it because they don’t have to putt. Plus it was followed by a delicious quiche luncheon including sinfully good cinnamon buns,…