April 26, 2009

Allen, Bouso Tops in Bike Trials

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 4:36 pm

biking 2009 018.jpg Charles Allen (center front row) and Tony Bouso (on far left) paced the NW La. Senior Olympics bike trials (click to enlarge image)

Charles Allen, who was the first athlete to enter the 2009 NW La. District Senior Olympics back in February, and Tony Bouso, one of the latest entries, posted sweeps in the bike trials Sunday (April 26).

Allen won the 65-69 age bracket 5-kilometer trial in 7 minutes and 39 seconds and then came back to triumph in the 10-k in 15:36. The New Boston, TX, cyclist said the times were a good gauge to his work to prepare for the cycling season. In his fourth year in the sport, Allen is a three-time winner of the 10-K trials and two time winner in the 5-K at the LSOG competition in Baton Rouge. “This was a good start,” said Allen, who trains indoors in preparation for the racing season. “I don’t like to train on the roads around New Boston. I think it’s dangerous. I have an indoor trainer,” he said.

Bouso, 50, felt right at home tooling past the oil and gas wells along the course. He works with CenterPoint Energy’s business division. Bouso, a Bossier High School grad who plans to return to the school May 16 for the Senior Olympics track and field championship, posted a 7:30 in the 5K and a 15.11 in the 10K Sunday. He was one of the cyclists to sign up at the last minute for Sunday’s event.

Sandi Triplett posted the best women’s times, 9:32 in the 5K and 18.54 in the 10K.


5 Kilometer

Men’s 60-64—1. Bob Crosby 8:07.

Men 65-59 – 1. Charles Allen 7:39. 2. Joe Hinton 9:39. 3. Scott Taylor 11:11. 4. Bob Sutton 12:36.

Men’s 70-74—1. Curtis Turner 10:22.

Women’s 50-54—1. Tanya Tingle 9:53.

Women’s 55-59—1. Sandi Triplett 9:32.


Men’s 50-64—1. Bob Crosby 16.23.

Men’s 65-69—1. Charles Allen 15:36. 2. Joe Hinton 19.52. 2. 3. Scott Taylor 23:10. 4. Bob Sutton 28:31.

Men’s 70-74—1. Curtis Taylor 21.13.

Women’s 50-54—1. Tanya Tingle 20.14.

Women’s 55-59—1. Sandi Triplett 18.54.

April 25, 2009

Adams Edges Ashworth in Golf

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 1:33 am

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Ron Adams hammers one on critical 18th hole (click photo to enlarge).

Ron Adams used a two-stroke edge on the back nine to outdistance Don Ashworth for the championship of the 2009 NW La. District Senior Olympics golf championship at Northwood Hills GC April 24.

Adams posted a 2-over 74 to Ashworth’s 4-over 76. Larry Gilley and Val Tucker shared third place with scores of 79.

Marge Snyder posted an 83 to win the women’s division.

Adams and Ashworth shot 37s on the Northwood Hills front nine with Adams getting his third birdie of the nine at No. 9. Ashworth fell into a tie by bogeying the ninth. On the incoming nine, Adams had a lone bogey (at the long 14th hole) while Ashworth started a string of three bogeys in four holes at the 14th. Both golfers took the 18th hole, rated the course’s toughest assignment, in stride with pars.

Gold medals went to Snyder in women’s 70-plus and Susan Berry in women’s 60-64 in a scorecard playoff with Kathleen McCoy. In men’s play gold medalists were Steve Session (50-54), Bobby Washington (55-59), Ashworth (60-64), Adams (65-69), Larry Rowe (70-74) and Tucker (75-79).

We had one of our best tournaments ever,” said District Chairman Doyle Blasingame. “Eddie Segeer and his staff at Northwood Hills were great hosts and went out of their way to make it a smoothly run event.” Blasingame added that golf committee members Susan Berry, Gary Price and Tom Perry were to be commended for their work.

The scores


Marge Snyder 42-41—83, Susan Berry 47-53—100, Kathleen McCoy 48-52—100, Bobbie Almond 46-55—101, Barbara Offer 52-54—106, Sue Gilley 57-58—115, Judy Perry 70-59—129.


Ron Adams 37-37—74, Don Ashworth 37-39—76, Larry Gilley 39-40—79, Val Tucker 40-39—79, Richard Almond 42-39—81, Clarence Kennedy 41-41—82, Bob Jahnke 43-41—84, Larry Rowe 43-46—89, Ed Twohig 41-48—89, Tom Perry 42-48—90.

Charles Knox 44-47—91, John Rambin 44-47—91, Robert Washington 46-46—92, Jon Snyder 44-49—93, George Tyler 45-49—94, Floyd Walsworth 52-42—94, Ray Mitchell 49-46—95, Tom Sweeney 47-49—96, Steve Pinkley 45-52—97, Frankie Petitto 50-48—98, Jerry Warren 50-48—98.

Charles Herrington 48-52—100, Bill Carrier 51-52—103, Sam Merritt 51-52—103,

Steve Session 50-55—105, Robert Gatti 54-53—107, Bill Snow 49-58—107, Gary Price 53-55—108, Leonard Gressens 58-55—113, Steve Kent WD.

April 19, 2009

Poljak, Lowry Pace Tennis Play

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 12:42 pm

Senior tennis 001.jpgTommy Poljak readies a serve.

Tommy Poljak and Gail Lowry captured gold medals in the NW La. District Senior Olympics tennis championship at N. Bossier Tennis Complex April 13-16.

Poljak, a former president of the Tennis Federation of Yugoslavia and Davis Cup official for that country, won the men’s open gold medal and Lowry claimed two gold medals in doubles in the 2.5 division, teaming with Sam Merritt for the men’s tandem title and with Ann Swor to win the mixed doubles.

Sallie Joiner and Jennie Johnson claimed the women’s 2.5-3.0 doubles gold medal.

In one of the best matches of the tournament, Poljak, seven-time LSOG singles  champion, beat H.P. Elliott, 1-6, 6-1 (11-9). That was one of three consecutive matches on the feature courts that required the 10-point tiebreakers to settle. Joe Jernigan defeated Gordie Ward, 1-6, 6-4, (10-7) in men’s singles and then Patti Guanella and Ellen Francis defeated Dian Cord and Karen Tyler 7-5, 4-6, (10-8).

“There have been some really well-played matches,” remarked Bossier Tennis Complex pro Elana Engleman after watching two days of the event.

Because of previous commitments and travel, some matches remain to be played to settle the 3.5 and up women’s doubles and the 3.5 and up mixed doubles divisions.



Tommy Poljak d. Gordie Ward, 60, 6-1.

H.P. Elliott d. Joe Jernigan, 6-1, 6-0.

Jernigan d. Ward, 1-6, 6-4, (10-7).

Poljak d. Elliott, 1-6, 6-1, (11-9).

Poljak over Jernigan, default

Elliott v. Ward TBA

  • GOLD:Tommy Poljak

  • SILVER:H.P. Elliott

  • BRONZE: Joe Jernigan


Division for 2.5-3.0

Debra LeMere-Gloria Brown d.

Lenda Patterson-Edna Barlowe, 6-2, 6-4.

Sally Joiner-Jennie Johnson d. LeMere-Brown, 7-5, 6-0.

Joiner-Johnson d. Patterson-Barlowe, 6-2, 6-0.

  • GOLD:Sally Joiner-Jennie Johnson.

  • SILVER:Debra Le Mere-Gloria Brown.

  • BRONZE:Lenda Patterson-Edna Barlowe

Division for 3.5 and Up

Diane Cord-Karen Tyler d. Cathy Jacobs-Susie Sharp, 6-1, 6-4

Patti Guanella-Ellen Francis d. Cord-Tyler, 7-5, 4-6, (10-8).

Guanella-Francis vs. Jacobs-Sharp TBA


Sam Merritt-Gail Lowry d. Larry Smith-Gerry Robichaux, 6-1, 6-0.

  • GOLD: Sam Merritt-Gail Lowry.


3.5 and up Division

Tom & Patti Guanella d. Diane Cord-Art Walker, 7-5, 6-4.

Gordie Ward-Sue Prudhomme d. Guanella-Guanella, 6-3, 3-6, (10-8).

Ward-Prudhomme vs. Cord-Walker TBA

2.5 Division

Ann Swor-Gail Lowry d. Lenda Patterson-Sam Merritt, 6-3, 6-3.

Patterson-Merritt d. Joanna Collins-G.Robichaux, 6-2, 6-0.

Swor-Lowry d. Collins-Robichaux, 6-2, 6-0.

  • GOLD: Ann Swor-Gail Lowry

  • SILVER: Lenda Patteson-Sam Merritt

  • BRONZE: Joanna Collins-G. Robichaux.

April 10, 2009

LANDERS Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep Presenter of Golf Event

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 12:32 pm

rossett, schumpert april 262.jpgDenny Rogers of LANDERS Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep and District Golf Chairman Gary Price (right) shake hands over the announcement of LANDERS Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep becoming the presenter of the 2009 Golf Championship. Co-chairman Tom Perry looks on at left.

The 2009 Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics golf championship will be presented by LANDERS Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep.

In agreeing for his company to be the presenter of the links event, to be played April 24 at Northwood Hills GC, Denny Rogers also said Landers would reward the first hole-in-one recorded by a senior participant on a hole to be designated the day of the tournament.

“We are looking forward to one of our biggest golf events in several seasons and are grateful to Landers Dodge for their help,” said District Chairman Doyle Blasingame.

The auto dealership, located in Bossier City, was associated with the golf tournament first in 2007, when the men’s title went to Travis Campbell and the women’s crown to Barbara Offer.

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