Marlene Thies’ 141 Takes Ladies Hanging Tree Tournament
The annual Hanging Tree Tournament for Hangman Valley Ladies Club members concluded its three-week run.
This year’s winner, based on the best two of three net scores, was Marlene Thies with a 141 total.
First flight winner was Billie Etter with 142, second flight went to Carol Wieber with 145, third flight was won by Ella Leinwebber with 142, and fourth flight was won by Cec Schucker with 155.
The ladies gathered for food and fun at the awards ceremony that followed.
Deckard remains dominant
Continuing her domination of Painted Hills Ladies Golf Club play, Danice Deckard once more recorded best score for the week.
Deckard shot a low gross 43 in A flight during the outing.
By way of comparison, Carol McLean and Lori Gray led B flight at 50, Betty Hennessey shot 55 to lead C flight and Pam Baynes had 62 in D flight.
No-handicap golfer Robin Anderson shot 56.
Net leaders were Pat Casey in A with a 32, Blanche Stark in B with 39, Audrey Kreuziger in C and Elaine Isherwood in D with 33s.
Jane Dashiell had a chip-in to complete the fifth hole.
Guest day at Liberty Lake
Last week, members of the Liberty Lake Ladies 18-Hole Golf Club invited guests to participate in a yellow ball best ball tournament and medal play.
Best team, with a net 74 was the quartet of Diane Hicks, Laurie Baker, Yvonne Splan, and Diane Joss.
A flight medal play winners were Jean Hatcher and Billie Etter with low gross 92 and Maggie Lucas with a net 74.
In B flight, Freda Beckman and Char Snook shot 97. Net winners were Jean Fulks, Ets Yamada and Evie Reeves at 76.
Ellen Bohannan shot 108 in C flight and Myrna Neubauer netted 75. Jan Stewart had 110 in D flight and Shirley Hook netted 74.
Birdie helps Valley View winner
A birdie on the seventh hole helped Valley View Ladies Club member Anne Meyers win low gross honors at last week’s weekly outing.
Meyers shot a 41 for nine holes. Net winners were Sue Matsui in A flight with 32, Peg Hallstein with 29 in B flight and Nola Russel with 30 in C flight.
Tryouts today for tour team
Softball players interested in joining the Northwest Stars for a softball tournament and tour in Australia will try out today and on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Horizon Junior High.
The tour to Sydney and Brisbane will be from Dec. 26-Jan 4 for girls ages 11-13 years old as part of the World Sports International Sports tours program.
Coaches are Ron Bradstreet, Tammy Bradstreet and Liz Reed.
For information call 926-4482.
Villains like Montana
For the second time this year the Valley Villains 16-under fastpitch softball team was runnerup in a tournament in Montana.
The team did so at the Lady Mavs Western States Invitational, an 18-under doubleelimination tourney in Missoula two weekends ago.
“We like Montana,” said coach Nick Andrizzi. “The idea was to be competitive and stay in the game.”
The Villains beat an 18-U team, the Emeralds of Kalispell 12-2, and Hoglunds of Great Falls before losing to the 18-U Lady Mavs of Missoula by two runs.
On Sunday the Villains won three times, over the Spokane Heat 8-7, 16-under Lady Mavs and 18-U Mavs with a 9-run fourth inning. A team from Modesto, Calif., beat the Villains for the title.