Category: Sports

Ranchette Putters November Award Winners

Pam Engelhardt November was a month with five Wednesdays to rack up lots of holes-in-one, and that they did! We had more than 579 Putters who participated in the month of November. Here are the results. Lowest Goss Average—Doris Carlin, 35.200 Second Lowest Gross Average—Barbara Saffron, 35.500 Third Lowest Gross Average—Marilyn Heasley, 35.667 Lowest Net Average—Bernice Casey, 32.933…

Relishing Pickleball: Pickleball Comes to U.S. Universities

David Zapatka Pickleball continues to grow in popularity around the country. It’s now making its way into U.S. universities. The leading example of this is my friend, Jarrod Smith, coach of Drury University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams, and in 2024, coach of Drury’s co-ed pickleball team in Springfield, Mo. In August, Drury announced the…

Pickle-Licious Jingle Jam Pickleball Tournament

Some of the Ranch Pickleballers competed in the first annual Pickle-Licious Jingle Jam held at Dove Mountain Gallery Sports Club. The tournament was a fundraiser to provide needed medical equipment to local residents. Patrick Fancher and Hobie Richards took first place in the 3.0 men’s mixed age category and Hobie Richards and Lisa Richards took…

POP Tennis 2023 Highlights

Deb McGiboney POP was HOT at the SBRTA in 2023! It became so popular that the group called the “POPATEERS” was formed. We are looking forward to POP in 2024 as we will offer clinics, more events, and more scheduled and drop-in play times!

An Era Ends?

Charles Hendryx, Rec Softball Player How long is an era? 1,000,000 years? 1,000 years? The dictionary says as long as something very special is happening. So, for this article, an era is two years. The SaddleBrooke Senior Softball Association (SSSA) has five leagues, one of which is the Recreation League. When asked, Peter Romeo, president of…

Bocce Club Fall League Champions

Marty Knezovich, SBRBC Competition Director The SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) Bocce Club Fall League playoff matches were played on Nov. 27 through 29. Only the top eight teams out of a field of 32 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Ballz & Dollz team edged out the Honor Rollers team for the championship two games to one…

Ranchette Putters Friends Giving Tournament

Pam Engelhardt On a very cold afternoon on Nov. 30, the Ranchette Putters hosted a Friends Giving Tournament for member couples. Couples gathered at the Hacienda to get their name tags and to find out which team and which hole to start on. There were 130 putters that met on the putting green to participate in this…