NWSLOG News

May 29, 2013

Winners named in Sweepstakes Awards

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Jerry Warren and Susan Berry won the Golf Sweepstakes Awards, Chuck Lancaster and Betty Smith the Throwing Sweepstakes awards and Dick Hainey and Jo Ann Smith the Bowling Sweepstakes in the 21st NW La. District Senior Olympics.

In  each sweepstake, competitors had to take part in a specified number of events. In golf it was 18-hole golf, miniature golf and chip/putt competition; in bowling it was singles, doubles, mixed doubles, Scotch doubles and 9-Pin No Tap. Throw requirements were accuracy throws, ladders golf, darts, horseshoes and bocce ball. Points were awarded for first, second or third place finishes in age groups.

Steve Pinkley and Larry Jaubert finished behind Warren’s three golds and a bronze in men’s golf. Ruby Thomas was second in women’s throws, behind Betty Smith’s three golds and a silver.

Duane Chilton and Les Brosset followed Lancaster in men’s throws. Chuck had three golds, a silver and a bronze  Jim Draper and Richard Rice were 2-3 men in the bowling sweepstakes, behind Hainey’s three golds and two silvers, and Susan Berry and Paula Hadwin tied for second behind Smith’s three golds, a silver and a bronze. Betty Hustead finished third among the women.

Harry Strain, Jo Ann Blasingame lead seasonal Awards

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13acelebration 015.JPG13acelebration 024.JPG Seasonal awards were presented at the athletes banquet of the NW La. District Senior Olympics Wednesday. In left photo, Harry Strain shows off the Hazel Gay Torch Award after receiving it from District Coordinator Doyle Blasingame (right). In the right photo, Jo Ann Blasingame receives the 2013 Northwest District MVP Award from her husband, Doyle, at the Harrah’s Louisiana Downs’ Sky Club event. (Click photos to enlarge)

Harry Strain won the coveted Hazel Gay Torch Award and Jo Ann Blasingame received the Most Valuable Player Award as the 21st NW La. District Senior Olympics drew to a close with an athletes banquet at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs’ Sky Room Wednesday (May 29).

District Coordinator Doyle Blasingame recalled history and the late Hazel Gay’s persistence in helping to get the District Senior Olympics going again in 1995 as he presented the award. After conducting the district games for three years, the YMCA of Shreveport-Bossier discontinued running the games. Gay worked to convince Blasingame and the Bossier Council on Aging to become the sponsoring agency and they did in 1996. “Hazel was a very special lady. If it hadn’t been for her, who knows where we would be. And if it were not for workers like Harry where would we be today?”

The crowd applauded when the coordinator said, “she is the wind beneath my wings,” in presenting the MVP award to his wife, Jo Ann. The award was started two years ago and goes to someone who’s service often goes unnoticed but is vital in the various tasks that keep the games running smoothly.

Paula Hadwin received the Ken Howard’s Spirit Award, emblematic of an individual who openly enjoys taking part in the games, encourages fellow competitors and brings others into the competition. Barbara Wheeler and Gary Price were named 2013 Athletes of the Year. Gerry Robichaux received the Volunteer of the Year Award.

May 24, 2013

Pearce-Laurenson best at ‘pick-me-up’ bowling

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 4:55 pm

Gayle Pearce and Bill Laurenson did the best job of picking one another up and claimed the 50-59 age bracket gold medal in Scotch Doubles Bowling competition of the NW La. District Senior Olympics at Holiday Lanes Wednesday (May 22).

They had a 244 game along the way to a 561 series, better than Skip and Rosemary Crawford who came home with a 543 series. Under Scotch Doubles rules, a team member rolls a first ball in a frame and his or her teammate has to pick up any pins left standing. In case of a strike, the order the team is using continues into the next frame.

Bill Porter and Red Fletcher managed a 539 series for gold in the 60-64 age grouping.

The Results

50-59–Gayle Pearce-Bill Laurenson 561 Gold. Skip and Rosemary Crawford 543 Silver. 60-64–Bill Porter-Red Fletcher 539 Gold. Linda Devan-Ronnie Miller 502 Silver. Larry and Paula Hadwin 496 Bronze. 65-69–Al Alford-Jo Ann Smith 525 Gold. Elaine Ingersoll-Jim Draper 511 Silver. Susan Berry-Shelby Kautz 470 Bronze. 70-74–Richard Rice-Lajuana Ramey 456 Gold. Minnette McElhannon-Kay Staples 430. 75-90–Dick Hainey-Betty Hustead 490 Gold. Mary and Gary Price 468 Silver.

Dixie Devils claim a Team Bowling gold

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1alauren, bowling 027.JPG The Dixie Devils captured the Team Bowling championship as the 21st NW La. District Senior Olympics closed Friday at Holiday Lanes. Bill Laurenson is flanked by Gayle Pearce (left) and Jo Ann Smith with Bob McCollum in the background. Click photo to enlarge.

Paced by three 500-plus serieses, the Dixie Devils packed off the 50-54 age group gold medal in the Team Bowling competition of the NW La. District Senior Olympics at Holiday Lanes Friday (May 23).

Teams could be made up of four women, or two men and two women or three women and a man.

Gayle Pearce posted a 527 series to go with her male teammates Bill Laurenson (632) and Bob McCollum (579). Jo Ann Smith’s 447 rounded out the winning total of 2,187. Laurenson spun games of 215 and 235 in his series. McCollum had a 219 and Pearce a 214 game. Each member of the team received a gold medallion. They outscored the Alley Oops (1,787).

Bowling4Fun captured gold in the 55-59 age bracket with a 2,143 score. Larry Hadwin led the way with games of 216, 204 and 205 for a 625 series. His wife, Paula, rolled a 501 series. Fred Walters added games of 211 and 200 for a 593 series. Carol Miller rounded out the team score with a 425 series. The Star Rollers, paced by a high game and series from Randy White (233 and 603) finished second with a 1,975 score.

The Results

50-54–Dixie Devils: Gayle Pearce (527), Jo Ann Smith (447), Bob McCullom (579) Bill Laurenson (632) 2,185 Gold. Alley Oops: Susan Berry (506), Becky Parker (401), Debbie Burch (389), Shelby Kautz (491) 1,787 Silver. 55-59–Bowling4Fun: Paula Hadwin (501), Carol Miller ((425), Larry Hadwin (625), Fred Walters (592) 2,143 Gold. Star Rollers:  Mary Kallenberg (477), Geneva Strain (416), Harry Strain (479), Randy White (603) 1,975 Silver. 60-64–Bitches & Britches: Brenda Beck (532), Linda Devan (414), Bert Carroll (584), Ronnie Miller (471) 2,001 Gold. Wild Cuts: Ezell Barber (426), Lorraine Bean (277), Sue Crow (506), Patti Kelly (387) 1,596 Silver. Split Ends: Martha Loar (388), Vicki Hawthorne (269), Rose Martin (353), Debbie Stewart (269) 1,274 Bronze. 65-69–Salt & Pepper: Margie Flood (468), Annette Kellogg (408), Clarence Greene (534), Curt Drayden (654) 2,064 Gold.  2N2: Betty Jones (462), Red Fletcher (496), Al Alford (520), Bennie Davison (492) 1,970 Silver. Hasbeens: Lajuana Ramey(453), Jo Ann Henderson (476), Richard Rice (517), Robert Washington (519) 1,965 Bronze. 79-plus–Silver Rockers: Mary Price (427), Notra Odoms (483), Gary Price  (450), Jim Draper (568) 1,928 Gold. Pin Pickers: Betty Hustead (415), Gwen Jordan (440), Dick Hainey (455), ernest Good (466) 1,776 Silver.

May 23, 2013

OVERALL RESULTS

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 MINIATURE GOLF

FEMALE: 60-69–Betty Smith 50 Gold. Susan Berry 53 Silver. Linda Brangham 56 Bronze. 70-74–Jo Ann Blasingame 52 Gold. Darlene Stone 55 Silver. Marti Brosett 60 Bronze. 75-84–Dot Morris 58 Gold. Doris Carter 59 Silver. Mary Price 60 Bronze. MALE: 60-69–Steve Pinkley 40 Gold. Lionel Brangham 41 Silver. 70-74–Harold Harvill 39 Gold. Larry Joubert 40 Silver. Bob Taylor 44 Bronze. 75-79–Jerry Warren 43 Gold. Bill Snow 45 Silver. Les Brosett 49 Bronze.

SHUFFLEBOARD

SINGLES–FEMALE: 50-64–Betty Smith Gold. Shelly Quarles Silver. 65-69–Ruby Thomas Gold. Prisella McGee Silver. Rosie Jackson Bronze. 70-74–Cindy Cason Gold. Jacque Wall Silver. Jenny Cardin Bronze. 75-79–Pat Reeves Gold. Mary Price Silver. Pat Pace Bronze. 80-84–Jackie Conner Gold. Dorothy DePanion Silver. Elaine Elkins Bronze. 85-89–Maxine Thomas Gold. Lorece Tettleton Silver.  MALE: 75-79–Les Brosset Gold. Doyle Blasingame Silver. James Russom Bronze. Special Age Bracket–Dick Hainey Gold. Dennis Bamburg Silver.

DOUBLES–65-69 Margie and Dennis Bamburg Gold. Jean Crews-Elaine Ingersoll Silver. Janice Bennett-Ellendell Harbour Bronze. 70-74 Jacque Wall-Red Fletcher Gold. Nancy Dusang-Diane Smith Silver. Cindy Casom-James Russom Bronze. 75-79 Doyle Blasiingame-Dick Hainey Gold. Les Brosset-Betty Turner Silver. Gary and Mary Prize Bronze.

REC WALK

5K: FEMALE–Nancy Gilliard 43:07 Gold. Pricella McGee 50:47 Silver. Diane Smith 59:03 Bronze. MALE–Fred Walters 43:06 Gold. Gary Albright 50:47 Silver. Bobby Turner 59:04 Bronze. One Mile: FEMALE– 50-59 Shelia Hunter 15:16 Gold. Sherry Quarles 21:03 Silver. 65-69 Faye Scroggins 17:42 Gold. Ruby Thomas 19:05 Silver. Willie Mae Joyner 21:34 Bronze. 70-74 Sherrie Vullo 15:12 Gold. Barbara Wheeler 17:34 Silver. 85-89 Maxine Thomas 18:15 Gold. Eddie Mae Shaw 21:37 Silver.  MALE–50-74 Duane Chilton 13:20 Gold. Robert McNeil 19:24 Silver. Dave Scroggin s 21:15 Bronze.

LADDERS GOLF

Female: 60-74–Ruby Thomas Gold. Betty Smith Silver. Jacque Wall Bronze. 75-79–Jo Ann Lonadier Gold. Bette Turner Silver. Mary Price Bronze. 80-89–Jackie Conner Gold. Lessie Cooperrider Silver. Lady Stacy Bronze. Male: 65-69–Dennius Bamburg Gold. Harry Strain Silver. 70-74–Duane Chilton Gold. Chuck Lancaster Silver. 75-79–James Russom Gold. Les Brosset Silver. Gary Price Bronze.

BOWLING

SINGLES

FEMALE: 50-59–Gayle Pearce (491) Gold. Rosemary Crawford (447) Silver. Debbie Burch (376) Bronze. 60-64–Paula Hadwin (527) Gold. Kay Free (492) Silver. Meme Briggs (412) Bronze. 65-69–Willie Mae Joyner (597) Gold. Susan Berry (519) Silver. Jane Pace (509) Bronze. 70-74–Jo Ann Henderson (522) Gold. Alice Blake (480) Silver. Brenda Beck (447) Bronze. 75-79–Red Fletcher (567) Gold. Jo Ann Smith (55) Silver. Mary Price (512) Bronze. 80-plus–Jimmie Moreland (484) Gold. Betty Hustead (433) Silver.

MALE: 50-59–Bill Laurenson (701) Gold. Randy White (682) Silver. Skip Crawford (541) Bronze. 60-64–Steve McCarter (678) Gold. Ronnie Miller (667) Silver. Jeff Wilcox (613) Bronze. 65-69–Bob McCollum (658) Gold. Bill Free (614) Silver. Bennie Davison (592) Bronze. 70-74–Mike Berry (672) Gold. Fred Walter (649) Silver. Don Preuett (603) Bronze. 75-79–Bert Carroll (597) Gold. Jim Draper (565) Silver. Gary Price (554) Bronze. 80-plus–Ernest Good (466). Dick Hainey (441) Silver. Bob Bell (424) Bronze.

MIXED DOUBLES

Age 50-59–Rosemary and Skip Crawford 1,248 Gold, Gayle Pearce and Bob McCollum 1,180 Silver. JoAnn Smith and Bill Laurenson 11,80 Silver. Age 60-64–Alice Blake and Steve McCarter 1,140 Gold. Paula and Larry Hadwin 1,144 Silver. Rachel and Don Preuett 1,105 Bronze. Age 65-69–Susan and Steve Berry 1,208 Gold. Lois Adger and Adam Holmes 1,015 Silver. Willie Mae Joyner and Clarence Greene 1,002 Bronze. Age 70-74–Lajuana Ramey-Richard Rice 1,055 Gold. Brenda Beck and Bert Carrol 991 Silver. Age 80-90–Betty Hustead-Dick Hainey 1,007 Gold. Gwen Jordan-Bob Bell–863.

DOUBLES

Medal winners: Female–50-59 Gayle Pearce-JoAnn Smith (1,054) Gold. Rosemary Crawford-Jane Pace (975) Silver. Debbie Burch-Becky Parker (913) Bronze. 60-64 Brenda Barber-Geneva Strain (1,052) Gold. Paula Hadwin -Lajuana Ramsey (982) Silver. Kay Free-Alice Blake (965) Bronze. 65-69 Susan Berry-Shelby Kautz (1,025) Gold. Mary Kullenberg-Notra Odoms (1,008) Silver. Betty Short-Marilyn Lytle (895) Bronze. 70-79 Jo Ann Henderson-Lynne Stuckey (1,016) Gold. Martha Loar-Marie Vallillo (906) Silver. Sandra Garrett-Jimmie Moreland (887) Bronze. Male–60-64 J.R. Morse-Harry Strain (1,106) Gold. Jimmy Harris-Sam Mendenhall (830) Silver. 65-69 Bob McCollum-Carroll Bert (1,273) Gold. Curt Drayden-Clarence Green (1,227) tied with Bill Free-Don Woolsey (1,227), both awarded Silver. Larry Hadwin-Fred Walters (1,176) Bronze. 70-74 Mike Berry-Don Preuett (1,352) Gold. Richard Rice-Rick Shuttlesworth (1,080) Silver.75-and-above Gary Price-Jim Draper (1,075) Gold. Dick Hainey-Howard Robertson (990) Silver. Ernest Good-Bob Bell (971) Bronze.

SCOTH DOUBLES

50-59–Gayle Pearce-Bill Laurensen 561 Gold. Skip and Rosemary Crawford 543 Silver. 60-64–Bill Porter-Red Fletcher 539 Gold. Linda Devan-Ronnie Miller 502 Silver. Larry and Paula Hadwin 496 Bronze. 65-69–Al Alford-Jo Ann Smith 525 Gold. Elaine Ingersoll-Jim Draper 511 Silver. Susan Berry-Shelby Kautz 470 Bronze. 70-74–Richard Rice-Lajuana Ramey 456 Gold. Minnette McElhannon-Kay Staples 430. 75-90–Dick Hainey-Betty Hustead 490 Gold. Mary and Gary Price 468 Silver.

9-PIN NO TAP

FEMALE: 55-64–Paula Hadwin 593 Gold. Patti Kelly 442 Silver. Debbie Stewart 338 Bronze. 65-69–Jean Crews 721 Gold. Susan Berry 648 Silver. Elaine Ingersoll 627 Bronze. 70-74–Kay Staples 615 Gold. Nancy Dusang 474 Silver. Rose Martin 390 Bronze. 75-79–Jo Ann Smith 578 Gold. Red Fletcher 567 Silver. Mary Price 496 Bronze.  80-Plus–Sue Crow 494 Gold. Betty Hustead 436 Silver. MALE: 55-64–Jeff Wilcox 827 Gold. Ronnie Miller 734 Silver. J.R. Morse 715 Bronze. 65-69–Curt Drayden 810 Gold. Bennie Davison 714 Silver. Clarence Greene 689 Bronze. 70-74–Fred Walters 751 Gold. Mike Berry and Rick Shuttlesworth tied 716 Silvers. Richard Rice 690 Bronze. 75-79–Jim Draper 734 Gold. Gary Price 717 Silver. 80-Plus–Dick Hainey 706 Gold. Bob Bell 620 Silver. Ernest Good 568 Bronze.

TEAM

50-54–Dixie Devils: Gayle Pearce (527), Jo Ann Smith (447), Bob McCullom (579) Bill Laurenson (632) 2,185 Gold. Alley Oops: Susan Berry (506), Becky Parker (401), Debbie Burch (389), Shelby Kautz (491) 1,787 Silver. 55-59–Bowling4Fun: Paula Hadwin (501), Carol Miller ((425), Larry Hadwin (625), Fred Walters (592) 2,143 Gold. Star Rollers:  Mary Kallenberg (477), Geneva Strain (416), Harry Strain (479), Randy White (603) 1,975 Silver. 60-64–Bitches & Britches: Brenda Beck (532), Linda Devan (414), Bert Carroll (584), Ronnie Miller (471) 2,001 Gold. Wild Cuts: Ezell Barber (426), Lorraine Bean (277), Sue Crow (506), Patti Kelly (387) 1,596 Silver. Split Ends: Martha Loar (388), Vicki Hawthorne (269), Rose Martin (353), Debbie Stewart (269) 1,274 Bronze. 65-69–Salt & Pepper: Margie Flood (468), Annette Kellogg (408), Clarence Greene (534), Curt Drayden (654) 2,064 Gold.  2N2: Betty Jones (462), Red Fletcher (496), Al Alford (520), Bennie Davison (492) 1,970 Silver. Hasbeens: Lajuana Ramey(453), Jo Ann Henderson (476), Richard Rice (517), Robert Washington (519) 1,965 Bronze. 79-plus–Silver Rockers: Mary Price (427), Notra Odoms (483), Gary Price  (450), Jim Draper (568) 1,928 Gold. Pin Pickers: Betty Hustead (415), Gwen Jordan (440), Dick Hainey (455), ernest Good (466) 1,776 Silver.

POOL

8-Ball: Female–Margaret Blankenship Gold. Mary Davison Silver. Male–80-plus: Emile Tuminello Gold. Floyd White Silver. 75-79: Joseph Snead Gold. William Porter Silver. 70-74: Harry Strain Gold. Bob Taylor Silver. 9-Ball: Female–Blankenship Gold. Davison Silver. Male–80-plus: Tuminello Gold. White Silver. 75-79: Porter Jr. Gold. Snead Silver. 70-74: Taylor Gold. Strain Silver.

TABLE GAMES

Dominoes–Open Division: Ronnie Miller Gold. Minnie Frances Silver. Rose Black Bronze. Skipbo–Open Divisionj: Jackie Conner-Dorothy DePanion Gold. Lady Stacey-Doyle Blasingame Silver. Lucy Lenard-Betty Holliday Bronze.  Phase 10–60-69: Betty Smith Gold. Carol Estrada Silver. Ruby Thomas Bronze. 70-74: Jacque Walls Gold. Margrette Blankenship Silver. Bob Taylor Bronze. 75-79: Doris Carter Gold. Bette Turner Silver.

WASHER PITCH

Female: 55-64–Paula Hadwin Gold. Sheila Hunter Silver, Betty Smith Bronze. 65-69–Charlene Dilce Gold. Willie Joyner Silver. Ruby Thomas Bronze. 70-74–Pinkie Johnson Gold. Pearlie Bell Silver. Cindy Cason Bronze. 75-79–Barbara Wheeler Gold. Athlean Snow Silver. Pat Reeves Bronze. 80-84–Jackie Conner Gold. Maria Fitzgerald Silver. Dorothy DePanion Bronze. 85-92–Mary Miller Gold. Levinia Edwards Silver. Maxine Thomas Bronze.

Male:50-54–Garry DePanion Gold. Robert McNeil Silver. 65-74–Bob Taylor Gold. Harry Strain Silver. 75-89–James Russom Gold. Gary Price Silver. Bill Snow Bronze.

HORSESHOES

ADVANCED: Female–60-74 Paula Hadwin Gold. Jacque Wall Silver. 75-79 Sallie Vaughan Gold. Rita Holloway Silver. Male–60-74 J.R. Morse Gold. Harry Strain Silver. Clarence Pinion Bronze. 75-84 Tom Koch Gold. Gary Price Silver.

RECREATIONAL: Female–60-64 Betty Smith Gold. Ruby Thomas Silver. 65-69 Geneva Strain Gold, Rosie Jackson Silver. 70-74 Darlene Stone Gold, Jenny Cardin Silver. 75-79 Barbara Wheeler Gold. Mary Price Silver. Barbara Nolan Bronze. 80-89 Marry Miller Gold, Lessie Cooperrider Silver. Maxine Thomas Bronze.

MARKSMANSHIP

.22 Pistol: Male–65-74 Don Floyd Gold. Ernie Chmielewski Silver. Bobby Turner Bronze. 75-84 Dan Saxon Gold. Ray Hutcheson Silver. Gary Panzer Bronze. Female–Jackie Conner Gold. Mary Davison Silver.

.22 Rifle: Male–65-74 Don Floyd Gold. Ernie Chmielewski Silver. 75-79 Gary Panzer Gold. Les Brosset Silver.

TABLE  TENNIS

Singles (three-man round robin): Men–55-59 Chris Miller Gold. Dan Keasler Silver. Darryl Tucker Bronze. 65-75 George Esters Gold. Larry Stier Silver. Bob Taylor Bronze.

Dougles–Dan Keasler-Darryl Tucker Gold. Bob Taylor-George Esters Silver.

CHESS

70-74–Bob Taylor Gold. Robert Stockman Silver. Bob Sutton Bronze. 80-84–Bob Butland.  

CHIP AND PUTT

Putting Male–65-69: Dywane Pickett 51 Gold. Steve Pinkley 64 Silver. 70-74: Robert Gatti 27 Gold. Larry Joubert 49 Silver. Robert Malone 73 Bronze. 75-79: Jerry Warren 22 Gold. Gerry Robichaux 65 Silver. Bill Snow 72 Bronze.  Female: Susan Berry Gold 100.

Chipping Male–65-69: Steve Pinkley 294 Gold. Dywane Pickett 366 Silver. 70-74: Robert Malone 195 Gold. Robert Gatti 332 Silver. 75-79: Jerry Warren 282 Gold. Gerry Robichaux 342 Silver. Bill Snow 502 Bronze.

GOLF

Leading scores in the NW La. District Senior Olympics golf tournament at Northwood Hills Golf Club Friday:

Female–Jan Warner 46-47–93, Vicki Cella 48-49–97, Marg Snyder 50-50–100, Susan Berry 50-57–107, Sue Gilley 57-62–119.

Male–Ron Adams 42-40–82, Val Tucker 42-42–84, Bob Jahnke 44-40–84, Jon Snyder 43-44–87, Charles Knox  44-44–88, Larry Gilley 44-44–88,  Dwayne Pickett 44-44–88, Larry Joubert 46-45–91, Don Ashworth 48-46–94, Steve Pinkley 48-37–95,Tom Bachman 47-49—96,  Larry Rowe 47-49–96, Bill Hendricks 48-48–96, Bobby Waddell 48-53—101, Rahy Mitchell 47-54—101, Jerry Warren 49-56—105, Dennis Calhoun 55-56—111, Bill Carrier 54-63—117.

Medals

Female—Warner Gold, Cella Silver, Snyder Silver. Male—65-69: Jahnke Gold, Knox Silver, Pickett Bronze. 70-74: Adams Gold, Joubert Silver. 75-79: Jon Snyder Gold, Larry Rowe Silver, Jerry Warren Bronze. 80-84: Tucker Gold, Bachman Silver, Mitchell Bronze.

SENIOR RESIDENCE WASHER PITCH

Male: 78-95–Henry Ward Gold. Ray Osborne Silver. Pepper Bergeron Silver.

Female: 61-74–Linda Stringer Gold. Susie Urbina Silver. 80-85–Lou Manson Gold. Helen Montgomery Silver. Marion Brown Bronze. 90-95–Jaye Byrd Gold. Marguerite Gilleon Silver. Alma Baird Bronze.

BEAN BAG BASEBALL

Open Division

Silver Sluggers Gold. Beanie Boppers Silver. Harry’s Crew Bronze. Championship score: Silver Sluggers 23, Beanie Boppers 14.

Senior Residence Championship

The Waterford Gold. The Glen Silver. Azalea Estates Bronze. Championship score: The Waterford 33, The Glen  32.

BOCCE BALL

Female: 55-64–Betty Smith Gold. Fran Bertrand Silver. 65-69–Geneva Strain Gold. Janice Bennett Silver. Ellendale Harbor Bronze. 70-74–Arlene Gates Gold. Jenny Cardin Silver. Nancy Dusang Bronze. 80-84–Bette Turner Gold. Joan Herring Silver. Margarite Hofpaugh Bronze. 80-84–Lessie Cooperider Gold. Elaine Elkins Silver. Connie Bogue s Bronze.

Male: 50-64–Dennis Bamburg Gold. Robert Burtrain Silver. Harry Strain Bronze. 70-74–Chuck Lancaster Gold. Duane Chilton Silver. 75-84–Les Brosset Gold. Dave Hebringhusen Silver.
DARTS

Female: 50-54–Teri Merritt Gold. Wilma Coleman Silver. 60-64–Carolyn Martin Gold. Freida Fontenot Silver. Lillian Trammel Bronze. 65-69–Ruby Thomas Gold. Willie Joyner Silver. Lois Adger Bronze. 70-74–Jacque Wall Gold. Pearlie Bell Silver. Gloria Griffin Bronze. 75-79–Atlean Snow Gold. Mary Jones Silver. Barbara Wheeler Bronze. 80-89–Dorothy DePanion Gold. Mary Miller Silver. Betty Holliday Bronze.

Male: 50-64–Robin Chandler Gold. Garry DePanion Silver. Gary Calligas Bronze. 65-69–Clarence Green Gold. Harry Strain Silver. 70-74–Chuck Lancaster Gold. Duane Chilton Silver. 75-79–Harold McEachern Gold. Gerry Robichaux Silver. Les Brosset Bronze. 85-90–Bob Bell Gold.

ACCURACY THROWS

Female:60-64–Betty Smith Gold. Paula Hadwin Silver. Littlebit Martin Bronze. 65-69–Willie Mae Joyner Gold. Charlene Dilce Silver. Ruby Thomas Bronze. 70-74–Jean McEachern Gold. Diane Smith Silver. Pearlie Bell Bronze. 75-79– Pat Reeves Gold. Joann Lonadier Silver. Barbara Wheeler Bronze. 85-89–Lorece Tettleton Gold. Mary Miller Silver. Betty Holliday Broinze.

Male: 60-64–Robin Chandler Gold. Harry Strain Gold (tied). Clarence Green Bronze. 70-74–Chuck Lancaster Gold. Duane Chilton Silver. 75-79–Harold McEachern Gold. Les Brossett Silver. Gerry Robichaux Bronze.

May 22, 2013

Wilcox, Drayden on a roll in 9-Pin No Tap

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Jeff Wilcox and Curt Drayden rode 300 games to age-group gold medals in 9-Pin No Tap Bowling in the NW La. District Senior Olympics Wednesday (May 22) at Holiday Lanes in Bossier City.

Wilcox had a three-game total of 827, high for the day, in winning the men’s 55-64 division. Drayden scored 810 in winning the 65-69 age bracket. Jean Crews had a 721 total, high for the day for women, in capturing the gold in the 65-69 age bracket.

In 9-Pin No Tap a first ball knocking down nine pins is scored as a strike. Wilcox had games of 250, 300, 277. Drayden had games of 265, 300, 245. Crews opened with a 244 and added a 263 and 214. Other golds went to Fred Walters (260, 243,248–751) in men’s 70-74, Jim Draper (266, 244, 224–734) in men’s 75-79 and Dick Hainey (228, 264, 214–706) in men’s 80 and older.

Paula Hadwin (209, 185, 199–593) in women’s 55-64, Kay Staples (221, 198,196–615) in women’s 70-74, Jo Ann Smith (198, 201, 179–578) in women’s 75-79 and Sue Crowe (175-146-173–494) in women’s 80-Plus also won gold medallions.

RESULTS

FEMALE: 55-64–Paula Hadwin 593 Gold. Patti Kelly 442 Silver. Debbie Stewart 338 Bronze. 65-69–Jean Crews 721 Gold. Susan Berry 648 Silver. Elaine Ingersoll 627 Bronze. 70-74–Kay Staples 615 Gold. Nancy Dusang 474 Silver. Rose Martin 390 Bronze. 75-79–Jo Ann Smith 578 Gold. Red Fletcher 567 Silver. Mary Price 496 Bronze.  80-Plus–Sue Crow 494 Gold. Betty Hustead 436 Silver. MALE: 55-64–Jeff Wilcox 827 Gold. Ronnie Miller 734 Silver. J.R. Morse 715 Bronze. 65-69–Curt Drayden 810 Gold. Bennie Davison 714 Silver. Clarence Greene 689 Bronze. 70-74–Fred Walters 751 Gold. Mike Berry and Rick Shuttlesworth tied 716 Silvers. Richard Rice 690 Bronze. 75-79–Jim Draper 734 Gold. Gary Price 717 Silver. 80-Plus–Dick Hainey 706 Gold. Bob Bell 620 Silver. Ernest Good 568 Bronze.

May 18, 2013

Baker, Schramm headline Track and Field

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126.JPG Randall Schramm (right) receives the Jesse Lanier Memorial Tropyh from Mark Lanier, son of the late Jesse Lanier. Gerry Robichaux, one of the track and field coordinators, is in the background. (click to enlarge) 

Greg Baker, a visitor from Lafayette, set an age group record in the javelin and turned in creditable performances in the discus and shot put, and Randall Schramm turned in a persistent performance on the track Saturday in the NW La. District Senior Olympics track and field meet at Airline High School.

Baker, in the men’s 60-64 age group, threw the javelin 147-7, beating the age group tops of 141-6 established for out-of-district performers by Vince Breaux of Lafayette in 2007. He threw  the discus 112-2 and the shot put 36-0, all worth golds, but bettered in the past by Breaux at 137-7 and 43-3 respectively in the age group.

After being nipped at the tape by Mike Whittler in the 50 meters to open the meet, Schramm, who is stationed at Barksdale AFB, kept showing up at the starting line for the rest of the running events. In the 40-49 age group, Whittler beat him in a time of 7.58 to 7.72 seconds in the short race. Schramm had the best times in the 100 meter (12.14), the 200 (32.04), the 400 (1:25.06), the 800 (4:20.50) and the Jesse Lanier Memorial 1500 (6:47.50).

For his work, Schramm was named winner of the Jesse Lanier Memorial award given to the outstanding performer in the meet.

The late Jesse Lanier’s son Mark was on hand to present the trophy to Schramm and he graciously thanked the District for remembering his father for more than 10 years with the trophy presentation. “My father loved competition, and our family is especially grateful that the Senior Olympics allowed him to continue competing and that you have memorialized him with this award.”

“This is one of our favorite moments, when we can present this award that recalls a dear friend,” said Gerry Robichaux, representing the district at the presentation.

District coordinator Doyle Blasingame also singled out another favorite of the NW La. games, Burtie Smith-Griffin, who has carried the name of our area to the national level, competing in five National Senior Games (nee National Senior Olympics). He recalled that Burtie took time before her marriage to Robert Griffin to compete in the district track meet hours before the nuptials. “As she entered the final strides of the 200 meters, we all sang ‘here comes the bride’ in her honor,” Blasingame remembered.

RESULTS

50 Meters: Female–65-69 Ruby Thomas 19.13 Gold. 85-89 Burtie Smith-Griffin 13.10 Gold. Maxine Thomas  19.91 Silver. Male–40-49 Mike Whittler 7.58 Gold. Randall Schramm 7.72 Silver. 55-59 Tim Mitchell 7.76 Gold.  70-74 Bob Sutton 8.74 Gold. Duane Chilton 9.09 Silver. Robert Gatto 11.2 Bronze.  80-84 John Sell 11.66 Gold. Bill Mazyck 11.83 Silver. Jimmie Adams 13.83 Bronze. 100 Meters: Female–85-89 Burtie Smith-Griffin 25.31 Gold. Maxine Thomas 39.13 Silver. Male–40-49 Randall Schramm 12.14 Gold. 55-59 Tim Mitchell 12.82 Gold. Curtis Dancy 13.15 Silver. 70-74 Bob Sutton 14.55 Gold. 80-84 Bill Mazyck 22.19 Gold. John Sell 22.32 Silver.Jimmie Adams 25.11 Bronze. 200 Meters: Female–40-49 Jenny Hackman 4.51 Gold. Male–40-49 Randall Schramm 32.04 Gold. 55-59 Tim Mitchell 37.42 Gold.  80-84 John Sell 53.51 Gold. Jimmie Adams 103.35 Silver. 70-74 Robert Gatti 111.84 Gold. 75-79 Joe Scales 100.70 Gold. 400 Meters: 40-49 Randall Schramm 1.25.06 Gold. 75-79 Joe Scales 2.25.06 Gold. 800 Meters: Female–40-49 Jenny Hackman 5:22.6 Gold. Male–40-49 Randall Schramm 4:20.50 Gold. 75-79 Joe Scales 6.11 Gold. Jesse Lanier Memorial 1500: Female–40-49 Jenny Hackman 7:39.06 Gold. Male–40-49 Randall Schramm 6:47.50. 75-79 Joe Scales 12:43.16 Gold.

Shot Put: Female–60-64 Betty Smith 18-9 Gold. 65-69 Ruby Thomas 12-0 Gold. 75-79 Barbara Wheeler 16-9 Gold OD. 85-89 Maxine Thomas 9-0 Gold. Male–50-54 Robert Bertrand 30-0 Gold. 60-64 Greg Baker 36-0 Gold OD. 70-74 Julius Cassels 32-4 Gold. Robert Gatti 29-9 Silver. 75-79 Charles Jolley 31-0 Gold. 80-84 Jimmie Adams 25-2 Gold OD. Jack Haller Jr. 20-6 Silver OD. John Sell 15-11 Silver. Discus: Female–60-64 Betty Smith 33-8 1/4 Gold. 65-69 Ruby Thomas 24-6 Gold. 75-79 Barbara Wheeler 39-5 Gold OD. 85-89 Maxine Thomas 19-4 Gold OD. Male–50-54 Robert Bertrand 71-9 Gold. 60-64 Greg Baker 112-2 Gold OD. 70-74 Robert Gatti 92-11 Gold. Julius Cassels 83-2 Silver. Duane Chilton 52-9 Bronze. 75-79 Charles Jolley  72-2 Gold. 80-84 Jimmie Adams 62-8 Gold. Jack Haller Jr. 46-10 Silver. John Sell 40-5 Bronze. Javelin: Female–60-64 Betty Smith 38-7 Gold.  65-69 Ruby Thomas 34.0 Gold. Male–50-54 Robert Bertrand 51.6 Gold. 60-64 Greg Baker 147-7 Gold OD. 70-74 Julius Cassels 77-3 Gold. Bob Taylor 75-5 Silver. Robert Gatti 74-11 Bronze. 80-84 Jimmie Adams 49-0 Gold. Jack Haller Jr. 42-10 Gold.

May 16, 2013

Harvill+Miniature Golf=Gold Again

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 9:45 pm

037.JPG Harold Harvill  (third from left) again walked away with the Miniature Golf title in the NW District Senior Olympics. He’s surrounded by other medal winners from the event. (click to enlarge) 

The formula had a few different components but the result was still the same–Harold Harvill is still the best in Senior Olympics Miniature Golf competition.

Harvill shot a 39, three strokes over par, and edged Larry Joubert and Steve Pinkley by a stroke for low score of the evening at Party Central in Bossier Thursday. Harvill also had the low score a year ago. And the year before that. And . . . you get the idea. Best score among the ladies came from Betty Smith, a 50, bettering her low mark of a year ago by a stroke.

Medal count:

FEMALE: 60-69–Betty Smith 50 Gold. Susan Berry 53 Silver. Linda Brangham 56 Bronze. 70-74–Jo Ann Blasingame 52 Gold. Darlene Stone 55 Silver. Marti Brosett 60 Bronze. 75-84–Dot Morris 58 Gold. Doris Carter 59 Silver. Mary Price 60 Bronze. MALE: 60-69–Steve Pinkley 40 Gold. Lionel Brangham 41 Silver. 70-74–Harold Harvill 39 Gold. Larry Joubert 40 Silver. Bob Taylor 44 Bronze. 75-79–Jerry Warren 43 Gold. Bill Snow 45 Silver. Les Brosett 49 Bronze

May 15, 2013

Joyner, Laurensen pace Bowling Singles

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 7:26 pm

Bill Laurenson rolled a 701 series to lead the men and Willie Mae Joyner a 597 to pace the women in the NW La. District Bowling Singles Wednesday at All-Star Lanes. Each got gold medallions for their age group.

Joyner had to use a different ball than she employs regularly, but she found the results pleasing. “I came to win the gold,” she said afterwards. She and Clarence Greene had combined to win a bronze medal in mixed doubles earlier in these senior games. Wednesday, she managed the high game of the day among the women (214) on her way to taking home the gold.

Laurensen posted the high series on the day with games on games of 213, 242 and 246. Steve McCarter, in winning the 60-64 age bracket gold, and Clarence Greene in the men’s 65-69 age bracket matched Laurensen’s 246. Laurensen had to fight his way past Randy White for the gold in their age group. White opened with a 226 to Laurensen’s 213. The winner then rolled his 242 to a 224 by White and closed with the 246 to White’s 232 that gave him second with a 682 series.

McCarter’s 678 series beat Ronnie Miller by 11 pins in the 60-64 bracket. They both had to track down Jeff Wilcox who opened with a 237 and a 30-pin edge over the field.

In winning the gold in men’s 65-69, Bob McCollum tied McCarter for the third best series of the day (678), behind Laurensen and White.

FEMALE: 50-59–Gayle Pearce (491) Gold. Rosemary Crawford (447) Silver. Debbie Burch (376) Bronze. 60-64–Paula Hadwin (527) Gold. Kay Free (492) Silver. Meme Briggs (412) Bronze. 65-69–Willie Mae Joyner (597) Gold. Susan Berry (519) Silver. Jane Pace (509) Bronze. 70-74–Jo Ann Henderson (522) Gold. Alice Blake (480) Silver. Brenda Beck (447) Bronze. 75-79–Red Fletcher (567) Gold. Jo Ann Smith (55) Silver. Mary Price (512) Bronze. 80-plus–Jimmie Moreland (484) Gold. Betty Hustead (433) Silver.

MALE: 50-59–Bill Laurenson (701) Gold. Randy White (682) Silver. Skip Crawford (541) Bronze. 60-64–Steve McCarter (678) Gold. Ronnie Miller (667) Silver. Jeff Wilcox (613) Bronze. 65-69–Bob McCollum (658) Gold. Bill Free (614) Silver. Bennie Davison (592) Bronze. 70-74–Mike Berry (672) Gold. Fred Walter (649) Silver. Don Preuett (603) Bronze. 75-79–Bert Carroll (597) Gold. Jim Draper (565) Silver. Gary Price (554) Bronze. 80-plus–Ernest Good (466). Dick Hainey (441) Silver. Bob Bell (424) Bronze.

Bamburgs in long haul Shuffleboard

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 10:45 am

020.JPG Dennis and Margie Bamburg all smiles after winning a gold in Shuffleboard doubles.(click photo to enlarge)

If the 2013 Shuffleboard competition in the District had been held aboard ship, it would have had to have been on a slow boat to China.

Contestants battled through a day that began at 8 a.m. and finished at 4:30 p.m. That’s when Dennis and Margie Bamburg received their gold medallions in the 65-69 age bracket doubles. Both singles and doubles competition occupied the long day at Bellaire Fitness Center. A healthy entry in singles, most of whom stayed for the doubles matches, made for so many matches on the day.

Betty Smith won gold and Shelly Quarles silver in  the females 50-64 age bracket. Ruby Thomas (65-69), Cindy Cason (70-74), Pat Reeves (75-79), Jackie Conner (80-84) and Maxine Thomas (85-89) claimed other female gold medals. Les Brosset and Dick Hainey won golds in the male age groups.

RESULTS

SINGLES–FEMALE: 50-64–Betty Smith Gold. Shelly Quarles Silver. 65-69–Ruby Thomas Gold. Prisella McGee Silver. Rosie Jackson Bronze. 70-74–Cindy Cason Gold. Jacque Wall Silver. Jenny Cardin Bronze. 75-79–Pat Reeves Gold. Mary Price Silver. Pat Pace Bronze. 80-84–Jackie Conner Gold. Dorothy DePanion Silver. Elaine Elkins Bronze. 85-89–Maxine Thomas Gold. Lorece Tettleton Silver. MALE: 75-79–Les Brosset Gold. Doyle Blasingame Silver. James Russom Bronze. Special Age Bracket–Dick Hainey Gold. Dennis Bamburg Silver.

DOUBLES–65-69 Margie and Dennis Bamburg Gold. Jean Crews-Elaine Ingersoll Silver. Janice Bennett-Ellendell Harbour Bronze. 70-74 Jacque Wall-Red Fletcher Gold. Nancy Dusang-Diane Smith Silver. Cindy Casom-James Russom Bronze. 75-79 Doyle Blasiingame-Dick Hainey Gold. Les Brosset-Betty Turner Silver. Gary and Mary Prize Bronze.

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