April 27, 2008

Bean Bag Baseball Reaches Finals

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 9:01 am

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In a typical show of sportsmanship, members of the Krewe of Elders team congratulate an opposing player for a home run in a Bean Bag Baseball preliminary game at Knights of Columbus Hall in Bossier City April 26.

The battle lines are drawn for the Bean Bag Baseball showdown in NW La. District Senior Olympics.

In the championship round, relative newcomer  Krewe of Elders awaits the winner of a contest between the 2007 champion Better Than Best and Springhill Medical Center Sluggers #2. The loser of the Better Than Best-Springhill game will receive the bronze medal and the winner and the Krewe will compete for gold and silver.

The Live Oak Retirement Community Astros meet the Azalea Estates Honeybees in the gold medal game of the Assisted Living division of Bean Bag Baseball play.

The Bean Bag winners will be determined on a card that begins at 1 p.m. in the Bossier Civic Center as part of A Senior Health Fair and Opening Ceremony. The health fair starts at 9 a.m. and includes seniors competition in dance team, darts and accuracy throws.

April 26, 2008

Bean Bag Baseball Gallery

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 5:32 pm

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From hot action pitchin’ to moving around the bases after a home run to gaining friendly congratulations, the day of Bean Bag Baseball brought teams together at the “training table” during the 2008 NW La. District Sr. Olympics. (Click on photo to enlarge it)

April 25, 2008

Rainwater, Adams, Almond Head Golf Board

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 3:01 pm

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Rainey Rainwater

Rainey Rainwater, who ruled as the 2002 state Senior Olympics champion in his age bracket, chipped in on his final hole of the day to forge a tie with Ron Adams for the low score in the NW La. District Senior Olympics golf tournament at Meadowlake Golf Club Friday (April 25).

Each golfer shot 39-39–78 on a day that began under overcast skies. Rainwater, a retired iron worker, used an 8-iron off the edge of the green at No. 12 on his fifth shot and the ball found its way into the cup. “I was three feet off the green and looking a bogey in the eye,” said Rainwater, who plays out of Eastland Golf Club in Haughton.

Because of his ability to handle the Meadowlake par 3s, Adams won the gold medal in the 65-69 age bracket. Rainwater won the gold in the 70-74 age division.

Bobbie Almond shot 49-45—94 to pace the women’s division.

Age Group Results

55-59 age bracket—Richard Almond 51-46–97, Bobby Washington 51-48–99, Frank Petitito54-46– 100.

60-64 – Ben Hunter 40-43– 83, George Taylor 43-41–84, Steve Pinkley 46-39—84, Bill Carrier 45-45—90, Tom Perry 49-48–97. 65-69—Ron Adams 39-39– 78, Bill Bunyard 42-41– 83, Bo Monroe 47-45—92. 70-74—Rainey Rainwater 39-39– 78,  Harry Allen 43-42–85, Larry Rowe 43-44—87, Walt Siedecki 53-51—104, Jerry Warren 51-53—104, Gary Price 56-52—108. 75-79—Ray Mitchell, 41-44—85,  Ken Ramey 42-46–88, Joe Nichols 44-47—91, Marion Wilson 50-43—93, Gene Wheeler 53-49–102. 85-plus Roy Fish 46-43–89.

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