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PRESCOTT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB’S MEN’S CLUB played ‘Two-Man Chapman’ Aug. 3 on the course near Dewey. Winners were as follows. Taking first place was the pairing of Conrad Kruswicki and Jack Sands with a score of 63. Bruce Ortiz/Ken Van Tuyl (second place, 65 score), Bob Brewer/Jim Burton (third, 67), and Joe Manzi/Darrell King (fourth, 68) followed. On July 27, the game was ‘Individual Nassau.’ Winners were Don Pasek on the Front 9 with a 35 score, Darrell King on the Back 9 with a 32 score, and Bob Chinberg with the best total score of 70.


RESULTS FOR THE PRESCOTT AREA TENNIS ASSOCIATION’S Mile High Senior Tennis Tournament, played at the Yavapai College Tennis Center July 21-24, were as follows. Men’s Open Singles division, a round robin: Mark Jurica (first place) and Daniel Beffel (runner-up). Men’s 30 Singles: Dani Solomon defeated Reed Radosevich (6-2, 6-1) in the finals. Men’s 45 Singles: Jose Rojas def. Reed Radosevich (default) in the finals; Ricky Cosby def. Ron Peterson [6-4, 7-6 (2)] in the consolation. Men’s 55 Singles, a round robin: Dane McNeill (first) and Tim Piganelli (runner-up). Men’s 60 Singles: Dale Phillips def. Kelly Davidson (6-4, 6-2) in the finals; Chris Howard won the consolation. Men’s 70 Singles: George Ivins def. Chuck Carey (6-1, 6-4) in the finals; Paul Waldfogel won the consolation. Women’s Open Singles, a round robin: Fay Matsumoto (first); Lisa Rao (runner-up). Men’s Open Doubles, a round robin: Gary Hattendorf/Chris Holeman (first) and Michael Harmon/Dani Solomon (runner-up). Men’s 45 Doubles: Mike Cihlar/Robert Holmes def. Kelly Davidson/Dane McNeill (6-0, 6-3) in the finals; Paul Burns/Chris Howard def. Lance Green/Craig Abney (6-0, 6-1) in the consolation finals. Men’s 70 Doubles: Ron Samuelson/Steven Struck def. Larry Plaster/Rick Merring (6-3, 6-3) in the finals. Women’s 35 Doubles, a round robin: Charo Deglane/Andrea Meyer (first); Lorna Jaquess/Lori Youngdahl (runner-up). Women’s 55 Doubles, a round robin: Cheryl Barnett/Claudette Laliberte (first); Fay Matsumoto/Jan Hasse (runner-up). Mixed Open Doubles: Darren Rozier/Lori Youngdahl def. Cindy Miller/Steven Struck (6-0, 1-6, 1-0) in the finals; Kyle Bohm/Chuck Carey won the consolation.

Two more PATA tournaments are on tap. From noon to 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, there’s the Grand Prix Men’s and Women’s NTRP Doubles (6.0/7.0/8.0/9.0). That costs $20 per player and includes a round-robin format, lunch and prizes for the winners. Enter by sending an email to: Then, from Sept. 3-5, there’s the PATA Labor Day NTRP Tennis Tournament for Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Register at:


THE CENTRAL ARIZONA HORSESHOE CLUB played its annual Celebrating World Tournament with 17 competitors July 30 at American Legion Park in Prescott Valley. Results were as follows. In Class A, Jay Mast of Prescott Valley won, followed by John Nay of PV in second place and Frank Farleu of Phoenix in third. In Class B, Doug Strong of Phoenix won, with Steve Ochoa of Dewey-Humboldt in second and Max Teto of Prescott in third. In Class C, Larry Ingraham of Phoenix was first, with Sherri Ochoa of Dewey-Humboldt in second and Gail Jedlund of PV in third. In Class D, Terry Sloan of PV was first, with Tom Missey of PV in second and Bob Chambers of Prescott in third. Jay Mast was named the overall tournament champion. The Central Arizona Horseshoe Club’s courts are at American Legion Park on Bob Street, just off Navajo Drive, in Prescott Valley. The courts are open to the public, except on tournament days (some Saturdays). New participants are encouraged to stop by and check out the complex. For more information, call John Nay at 928-379-1922.


ATTENTION SENIORS! There is still time to sign up for the winter league at Antelope Lanes, 6301 E. 2nd St., in Prescott Valley. League play starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. For more information, call Antelope Lanes at 928-772-7331 or the league secretary at 928-775-3746.


YOU AND YOUR GUESTS are invited to the 12th annual Skull Valley Polo Club Players Cup Tournament and Texas Barbecue Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Van Dickson Ranch, 13125 Van Dickson Road, in Skull Valley. Sanctioned by the U.S. Polo Association, the tournament begins at 1 p.m., with the barbecue to follow at 4 p.m. Bring your own chairs, hats and drinks. A Texas-style barbecue will be prepared by C. Paul Harris, with proceeds benefitting the Skull Valley Polo Club and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post No. 7906. Please leave your dogs at home. RSVP by sending $35 per person at least 10 days in advance to the Skull Valley Polo Club, P.O. Box 314, Skull Valley, AZ 86338. For more information, call 928-442-3658 or send an email to:


PRESCOTT VALLEY EVENT CENTER will play host to a men’s ice hockey recreation league for a 9th season in 2016. A general information meeting is slated for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, inside the event center. The meeting is open to players ages 18 and older, and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. League reps say their organization promotes “camaraderie, an atmosphere of competitiveness, learning new skills and improving your present game” in addition to “fairness in play” in a “non-fighting, non-checking league.” Both players and volunteers are needed. Fans of hockey who want to help are encouraged to attend. For more information or to ask questions, call Scott Rubke at 928-308-6523 or email him at: Or call Harry Zielinski at 928-583-3435 or email him at: The season begins in October and admission is free.


PRESCOTT REC YOUTH ROLLER HOCKEY’S 2016 FALL SEASON REGISTRATION is open for all youngsters through high-school age. Games and practices will be conducted at the hockey venue at Pioneer Park. The season begins with a ‘Family Fun and equipment trade’ day on Monday, Aug. 29. Cost per player is $85. Additional children from the same family can compete at $65 per player. All youth participants will be required to purchase an AAU registration for $14. The registration fee covers the cost of a colored team jersey with a number, a team coach, game officials, eight regular-season games, 12 practices, a playoff tournament, and an end-of-season medallion for each participant. Sign-up deadline is Aug. 24. To register, visit, send an email to, or call 928-441-2520.


PROCESS DRIVEN BASEBALL ACADEMY is conducting a seven-week skills instruction program for players ages 8-12 every Monday from Sept. 12 through Oct. 24 at Ziegler Field, 1200 Commerce Drive in Prescott. Cost is $355 for all seven sessions, which go from 6-8 p.m. Nightly rates are also available. Instruction in mental approach, dynamics of the game, throwing, fielding, base running, hitting, infield, outfield and pitching are included. For more information, call Rob Chriss at 928-308-5822 or visit


THE ANNUAL SKULL VALLEY LOOP CHALLENGE, considered Prescott’s most scenic road-cycling event of the year, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, starting at the corner of Gurley and Goodwin streets in downtown Prescott. To register, visit: Entry fee is $45 per cyclist before Aug. 24, and $55 afterwards. Riders must sign up by Aug. 31 to be guaranteed a ride shirt. Proceeds will benefit Prescott Alternative Transportation, a nonprofit “working toward a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly central Yavapai community.” Check-in and last-minute registration will occur from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and again at 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, 117 W. Goodwin St. The ride begins at 7:30 a.m. Folks are encouraged to volunteer by emailing Jo at: The Skull Valley Loop Challenge is a 54-mile road bicycle ride that starts at the Courthouse Plaza and continues through town to Iron Springs Road and on to Skull Valley. Riders return to the Courthouse Square through the Prescott National Forest. The total ascent is 2,939 feet, with a maximum elevation of 6,133 feet. For GPS information, visit: Organizers say the Skull Valley Loop Challenge, which began in 2007, has grown exponentially, bringing hundreds of riders and their families to the Prescott area. For more information, call Prescott Alternative Transportation at 928-708-0911. Those with questions are encouraged to leave a voicemail if no one answers. Those with problems registering online at should call the website’s customer service number at 877-228-4881.


PRESCOTT VALLEY VIPERS FOOTBALL & CHEER will be conducting a car show fundraiser sponsored by MP Products from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the PV Entertainment District off Park Avenue. Custom, classic and/or new and used vehicles are welcome, as are motorcycles. There is a $25 fee to showcase your car/truck, a $15 fee to showcase your motorcycle, and a $25 fee for a sale corral. Check-in runs from 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 13. Concessions will be available and include $5 hamburger or hot dog meals. However, all vehicle and motorcycle owners who register with the Vipers will receive a free meal. Raffles and a 50/50 drawing are also featured. The Vipers is a new club and nonprofit organization that’s asking for help with the car show to generate money for its operations. Club organizers say they will use all funds collected to pay for game fields, practice fields, portable lights for practices, first-aid kits, football equipment and any other necessities to keep their young players safe during the season. To register for the car show or to ask questions, call Jenny at 928-308-5484.


THE 22ND ANNUAL SACRED HEART SCHOOL Golf Fundraiser will be played at Antelope Hills’ South Course in Prescott on Saturday, Aug. 27, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Players will be flighted and the scoring format is a team-gross scramble. There will be food, prizes, a chance to win a new Chevrolet Malibu on a hole-in-one sponsored by Lamb Chevrolet (amateurs only, as defined by the USGA Rules of Golf), golf ball drawings, and more. All net proceeds will go to help educate schoolchildren in need. For more information, email Michael/Lynne Peters at or call 928-717-0111. You may also call the Sacred Heart Parish office at 928-445-3141 and ask for Beverly Aviles or visit the website at to download a registration form. Fee is $80 per person and participation is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

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