May 7, 2008

Brosset, Smith Dominate Accuracy Throws

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 6:57 pm

beanbag, darts, throws 056.jpg Billy Smith follows through after sending a Frisbee goalward in the Accuracy Throws competition.  He and Les Brosset posted the day’s top scores (270). (click image to enlarge)

Les Brosset of Shreveport and Billy Smith of Springhill turned in the highest scores of the day to win gold medals in their age brackets during Accuracy Throws competition in the NW La. District Senior Olympics.

Brosset posted 270 points under the detailed scoring system of the event which requires participants to throw footballs, softballs and Frisbees through a ring target from different distances. Brosset won the gold in the 70-74 age bracket in the hottest competition of the day. Harold McEachern (240) won the silver medal and Bill Snow (230) won the bronze.

Smith’s 270 was 60 points better than Curtis Cooper in the 75-79 age bracket.  John Grimsley won the bronze in the bracket.

Betty Smith, Diana Carrier and Emily Smith reached the 200-point barrier to win age bracket golds among females. 

Accuracy Throws

50-54   Dorathea Stone, Gold

            Linda Knighten, Silver

55-59   Betty Smith, Gold

            Teri Ringey, Silver

            Patty Westerfield, Bronze

60-64   Diana Carrier, Gold

            Pearlie Bell, Silver

            Robbie Day, Bronze

65-69   Jean McEachern, Gold

            Diane Smith, Silver

            Jerry DeLoach, Bronze

70-74   Emily Smith, Gold

            Juanita Tucker, Silver

            Red Fletcher, Bronze

75-79   Carlyn Jackson, Gold

            Margaret Baldwin, Silver

Annie Ardis, Bronze

80-89   Frances Hutton, Gold

            Jaye Byrd, Silver

            Pauline Strickland, Bronze


55-64   Bill Carrier, Gold

            Robin Chandler, Silver

            Terry Byrnes, Bronze

65-69   Chuck Lancaster, Gold

            Bob Taylor, Silver

            Ray Harris, Bronze

70-74   Les Brosset, Gold

            Harold McEachern, Silver

            Bill Snow, Bronze

75-79   Bill Smith, Gold

            Curtis Cooper, Silver

            John Grimsley, Bronze

80-84   Ken Howard, Gold

            Dick Hainey, Silver

90-94   Henry Ward, Gold

            Daniel Hennigan, Silver

            Harbin Boddie, Bronze

Krewe of Elders Wins in Bean Bag Baseball

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 3:39 pm

beanbag, darts, throws 033_edited.jpgThe Krewe of Elders won Bean Bag Baseball May 7. Team members are (from left seated) Sue Prudhomme, Gail Cascio, Jeri Lancaster, Liz Skyles and Celia Frazier and (standing) Joe Cascio, James Cagle, Jay Prudhomme, Charles Citrano, Glynn Whitten, Chuck Kancaster and Les Brosset. Not pictured Richard Skyles. (click photo to enlarge)

The Krewe of Elders, virtual new kids on the block, rallied to beat Better Than Best, the defending champion, in NW La. District Senior Olympics Bean Bag Baseball.Jeri Lancaster’s triple plated the winning run in a 30-29 victory that decided the title.

Better Than Best seemed to be bouncing off the floor in the competition. It beat Springhill Medical Center II, 31-22, to survive the loser’s bracket and reach the showdown with the Krewe, a team which was formed this year and proceeded to breeze  through the competition undefeated and into the title game. Better Than Best would have to win two games against the Krewe to claim the title and it looked as if it was well on its way in the first game, jumping out to a 12-2 lead.

But the Krewe kept fighting back and carried the day.

Springhill Medical Center II won the bronze medal.

In the championship of the Assisted Living Division, Live Oak Retirement Community defended its title and won for the fifth time in a row, beating Azalea Estates, 33-14. The win came despite a rarity by Ella Mae Juneau who had four triples in as many at bats.

May 5, 2008

Cotton Barnes Paces Senior Living Washer Pitch

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 11:58 am

Cotton Barnes, a former quarterback who is in the Centenary College Hall of Fame, showed he knew a thing or two about washer pitch, winning the gold medal in the Senior Living Division of the NW La. District Senior Olympics.

Barnes, a versatile athlete for Centenary in the 1940s when the school fielded a football team, signed a professional baseball contract with the old Shreveport Sports of the Texas League out of college.  But WWII interrupted those plans and, after a distinguished service career, he returned to Shreveport and became one of the area’s best football officials.

Barnes claimed the gold medal in the age bracket for those from 89-92 years of age.

The Results

63        Jan Smith, Azalea Estates, Gold

70        Syble Shoalmire, The Glen, Gold

76        Maedean Wallis,  Azalea Estates, Gold

80-82   Darlene Sandidge, Azalea Estates, Gold

            Cecile Boggs, Merrill Gardens, Silver

            Joyce Neal, The Glen, Bronze

86        Dorothy Whittington, Live Oak, Gold

            Sue Garrison, The Glen, Silver

87        Jaye Byrd, Live Oak, Gold

            Doris Graff, The Glen, Silver

            Mary Quarles, Azalea Estates, Bronze

            Lois Raschke, Azalea Estates, Bronze

88        Inez Merritt, Merrill Gardens, Gold

            Lena Sheffield, Live Oak, Silver

            Frances Schwarts, Merrill Gardens, Bronze

89        Opal Moore, Azalea Estates, Gold

            Dorothy Lott, Azalea Estates, Silver

            Dovie Borden, Merrill Gardens, Bronze

90-92   Mary Temple, The Glen, Gold

            Ella Mae Juneau, Azalea Estates, Silver

97        Alma Edwards, The Glen, Gold


83-85   Dewey Ryder, Live Oak, Gold

            Marvin Graham, The Glen, Silver

            Whit Coleman, Azalea Estates, Bronze

89-92   Cotton Barnes, Azalea Estates, Gold

            Harbin Boddie, Live Oak, Silver

94        Daniel Hennigan, Live Oak, Gold

99        W.J. Cooksey, Live Oak, Gold

Strickland Rules in Bocce Ball

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 11:47 am

bocce,washer, 007.jpgPauline Strickland fires away in bocce (click image to enlarge).

Pauline Strickland fought her way to the top in NW La. Senior District Olympics Bocce Ball, beating two cagey veterans for the gold medal in the women’s 80-84 division.

Shrugging off a knee that needed heavy wrapping, Strickland, who has played for many years, bested Frances Hutton for the gold.  Marie Powell finished third.

Finding the target of her throws as well as anyone in the competition, Lily Fridenberg won gold in the women’s 70-74 age bracket.

Newcomer Larry Ringey won the 65-69 men’s age bracket gold, ahead of Chuck Lancaster.

The Results
50-59     Joyce Freeman, GoldLinda Knighton, Silver

Teresa Ringey, Bronze

60-79     Jo Ann Blasingame, Gold

Betty Dark, Silver

Carolyn Mullenschiader, Bronze

70-74     Lily Fridenberg, Gold

Jo Ann Lonadier, Silver

Jeri Lancaster, Bronze

75-79   Jackie Conner, Gold

            Annie Ardis, Silver

80-84     Pauline Strickland, Gold

Frances Hutton, Silver

Marie Powell, Bronze


65-69     Larry Ringey, Gold

Chuck Lancaster, Silver

70-75     Les Brosset, Gold

Doyle Blasingame, Silver

80-84     Dick Hainey, Gold

Ken Howard, Silver

Pupil Beats Teacher in Washer Pitch

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 11:35 am

Dianne Lewis takes aim while Dianne Lewis makes a pitch while “teacher” Lillian Trammel (right) looks on. (click image to enlarge)

The pupil outdistanced the teacher in the NW La. District Senior Olympics Washer Pitch competition May 5 when Dianne Lewis captured the gold medal in the 55-59 age bracket for women.

“I taught her how to play,” lamented Lillian Trammel in good natured ribbing. Trammel, who won a medal last year, was shut out this time, but seemed to enjoy the win by her pupil who solidified her medal  with a solid victory over Trammel in the day’s final match.

Teri Ringey won silver and Joyce Freeman bronze in the age division.

Husband and wife duo of Bill and Atlean Snow repeated as gold medalists in their age brackets.

The Results

55-59   Dianne Lewis    Gold

            Teri Ringey       Silver

            Joyce Freeman Bronze

60-64   Geneva Strain    Gold

            Catherine Harris Silver

65-69     Atlean Snmow  Gold

Minette McElhannon Silver

Pearlie Bell       Bronze

70-74     Lily Fridenberg Golf

Jeri Lancaster   Silver

57-79   Jackie Conner Gold

            Annie Ardis      Silver

80-84     Frances Hutton Gold

Marie Powell    Silver


60-69     John Westerfield Gold

Bob Taylor       Silver

Larry Ringey Bronze

70-74   Bill Snow          Gold

            Les Brosset      Silver

            Jerry Haynes    Bronze

80-84   Ken Howard    Gold

            Dick Hainey     Silver

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