Alexandria Horseshoe League hands out season awards
Garden Center shut out Hensley Inc. to capture the championship in the Alexandria Horseshoe League recently.
Undefeated to that point in the playoffs, Hensley fell to Garden Center 6-2 in the double-elimination tournament, then fell again the second game 8-0.
At their awards banquet, the horseshoe league players received their year-end honors.
Regular season champions were LRHC players Alan Larson and Janet Larson, while Garden Center’s Bob Olson and Ralph Losee finished second. Al Nicholson and Joe Nicholson of Haines Gipson finished third.
J. Larson, Gary Boots, Losee, Rick Branson and Mike Wegener won the singles tournament in their respective classes, with Chuck Betterman being named most improved.
A. Larson had the high ringer average for the year, while Phil Swenson earned patches for high game and high game over average.
Boots was named sportsman of the year and Losee was selected as rookie of the year.
ALEXANDRIA HORSESHOE LEAGUE
DOUBLE-ELIMINATION TEAM PLAYOFFS
Garden Center 6,
Corral Supper Club 2
GARDEN CENTER – Ralph Losee 25 ringers, 154 points; Rick Branson 27 ringers, 139 points. CORRAL SUPPER CLUB – Phil Swenson 69 ringers, 261 points; Dave Beyer 25 ringers, 137 points.
Ron’s Warehouse 8,
Glenwood State Bank 0
RON’S WAREHOUSE – Mike Edwards 66 ringers, 254 points; Harley Anderson 14 ringers, 168 points. GLENWOOD STATE BANK – Ron Peterson 31 ringers, 167 points; Bruce Swenson 6 ringers, 93 points.
Garden Center 8, Ron’s Warehouse 0
GARDEN CENTER – Ralph Losee 37 ringers, 186 points; Rick Branson 35 ringers, 167 points. RON’S WAREHOUSE – Mike Edwards 52 ringers, 231 points; Harley Anderson 19 ringers 167 points.
Garden Center 8, Haines Gipson 0
GARDEN CENTER – Ralph Losee 42 ringers, 242 points (5 games); Rick Branson 7 ringers, 36 points. HAINES GIPSON – Al Nicholson 36 ringers, 178 points; Joe Nicholson 5 ringers, 66 points.
CHAMPIONSHIP (GAME 1)
Garden Center 6, Hensley Inc. 2
GARDEN CENTER – Ralph Losee 21 ringers, 142 points; Rick Branson 29 ringers, 156 points. HENSLEY – Ray Kraemer 47 ringers, 216 points; Brian Hoppe 32 ringers.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (GAME 2)
Garden Center 8, Hensley Inc. 0
GARDEN CENTER – Ralph Losee 23 ringers, 165 points; Rick Branson 21 ringers, 140 points. HENSLEY – Ray Kraemer 32 ringers, 179 points; Brian Hoppe 29 ringers, 149 points.
2010 ALEXANDRIA HORSESHOE LEAGUE
REGULAR SEASON – 1. Janet Larson and Al Larson, LRHC, 2. Bob Olson and Ralph Losee, Garden Center, 3. Joe Nicholson and Al Nicholson, Haines Gipson.
SINGLES TOURNAMENT – Class A – 1. Janet Larson, 2. Phil Swenson, Class B – 1. Gary Boots, 2. Bob Olson, Class C – 1. Ralph Losee, 2. Harley Anderson, Class D – 1. Rick Branson, 2. Steve Anstett, Class E – 1. Mike Wegener, 2. Robbie Betterman.
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS – Chuck Betterman, most improved (by handicap) -14; Alan Larson, high ringer average, 52.24 percent; Phil Swenson, high game, 111 points, and high game over average, 26.92 points; Gary Boots, sportsmanship award; Ralph Losee, rookie of the year.
CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS – 1st – Garden Center (Bob Olson, Ralph Losee, Rick Branson), 2nd – Hensley Inc. (Ray Kraemer, Brian Hoppe).
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