April 27, 2015

White Repeats Gold in 8-Ball Pool

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 11:59 am

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Wayne Mayo (left) and Gary Miller (right) flank tournament director Lillian Trammel after finishing 1-2 in the younger men’s division of 8-Ball Pool at Randall T. Moore Senior Center in Shreveport (click to enlarge photo).

Floyd White repeated as a Gold Medal winner, joining newcomers Vickie Mericle, Delores Gentry and Wayne Mayo  in the top spots in 8-Ball Pool competition Monday (April 27) in the NW La. District Senior Olympics.

White survived the 70-75 year old bracket, coming in ahead of Richard Beall and last year’s runner-up, Bob Taylor. Mericle dethroned Betty Smith in the younger women’s age bracket. Ruby Thomas repeated as the Bronze Medal winner in the age group. Gentry defeated Teresa Lambert for gold in the older women’s competition.

Mayo won the gold medallion in competition for younger men with Gary Miller taking silver and Art Hardan bronze.

The tournament, conducted by Lillian Trammel, was staged at Randall T. Moore Senior Center.


Women: Ages 60-69–Vickie Mericle, Gold. Betty Smith, Silver. Ruby Thomas, Bronze. 70-84–Delores Gentry, Gold. Teresa Lambert, Silver. Men: Ages 50-69–Wayne Mayo, Gold. Gary Miller, Silver. Art Hardan, Bronze. 70-75–Floyd White, Gold. Richard Beall, Silver. Bob Taylor, Bronze. Ted Hardan, 4th place.

April 26, 2015

Williford, Pinkley, Joubert Pace Chip and Putt

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 8:43 pm


Winners in the District’s Chip and Putt contest with their medals are (kneeling from left) Garland Williford, Richard Beall, Les Brosset and Robert Gatti and (standing) Larry Joubert, Leon Dardan, Art Hardan, Steve Pinkley and Jerry Warren. (click picture to enlarge)

Garland Williford found the cup on a breaking 28-foot putt  for the lone perfect shot of the day and Steve Pinkley and Larry Joubert had the best scores in the divisions as the District Chip & Putt medals were decided at the Practice Tee in Bossier City Sunday (April 26).

Pinkley totaled 135 inches for the lowest score in chipping and Joubert was best in putting (96 inches). He also had the second best figure of the day  in chipping (180 inches).

Each contestant had three shots each in chipping and putting. The chipping distances were 40 feet, 25 feet and 20 feet from the cup. Putting distances were  30, 28 and 18 feet. Golfers had to take into consideration left or right breaks. Each effort was measured from its landing spot in inches to the cup and totaled in chipping and in putting, with the low total winning.

The Medals

Chipping (Ages 53-70) Steve Pinkley Gold, Art Hardan  Silver, Garland Williford Bronze.    (70-75) Larry Joubert Gold, Richard Beall Silver, Robert Gatti Bronze. (76-80) Jerry Warren Gold, Les Brosset Silver.

Putting (52-70) Garland Williford Gold, Art Harden Silver, Steve Pinkley Bronze. (70-7470-74) Larry Joubert Gold, Robert Gatti Silver, Leon Dardan Silver. (75-80) Jerry Warren Gold, Les Brosett Silver.

April 24, 2015

Weather Delays Golf Event

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 12:08 pm

Consistent light rain and threat of heavier showers later in the morning forced the postponement of the NW La. District golf tournament at Shreveport Country Club Friday and bought on plans for a rain date later in May.

The decision to retry the event on May 22 came shortly after the scheduled tee off time of 9 a.m. Friday with the full field poised   to begin play. A shot gun start at 9 a.m. on May 22 is planned. Originally the rain date was May 1 but that has been shelved for the date later in the month.

April 11, 2015

Beanbag: A Case of Smokin’ Guns

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 6:30 pm

1a15beanbagwrapup 011.JPG These are the Young Guns who followed the Comeback trail to gain their second-straight Beanbag Baseball championship in the NW La. District Senior Olympics.  (Click photo to enlarge)

Maxim in boxing: If you want to beat the champ, you have to knock him out. And that fits Beanbag Baseball in the Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics.

Harry’s Friends, unbeaten through the opening round of this year’s Beanbag event, waited while the 2014 champion Young Guns battled through the Comeback Bracket with two victories Saturday morning at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bossier City. Then the Young Guns used  a barrage of hits to beat Harry’s Friends 27-16 to force another game for the championship in the double elimination format. In that, Cindy Cason and James Russom banged out key extra-base hits at key moments to propel an 11-7 victory and give the Young Guns their second-straight Gold Medal.

Harry’s Friends finished with the Silver Medal and the Go Getters won the Bronze Medal.

Before the Harry’s Friends-Young Guns showdown, the Go Getters eliminated the Sometimers and the Guns eked out a comeback victory 20-19 over the Elders. Another one-run victory (20-19) over the Go Getters set up the Guns to take aim at Harry’s Friends.

“We just had too many zeroes in our innings,” said Geneva Strain, captain of the Friends in summing up the doubleheader.

(For a report on the early games of this year’s Beanbag Baseball, see Harry’s Friends a Tough Bunch earlier on this website)

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