SPORTS SHORTS: MMGA ready for Wednesday stag
The Marshalltown Men’s Golf Association will hold a stag on Wednesday for golfers teeing off no later than 5:30 p.m. The two-man best shot event will utilize the red tees only, and the grill will be on for dinner.
Kenny Wallace making public stops
NEWTON – NASCAR veteran Kenny Wallace will kick off the Nationwide Series’ U.S. Cellular 250 race week by making a pair of appearances in the days leading up to the Aug. 3 event at Iowa Speedway.
Wallace will be at the Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines on Wednesday, greeting fans in the southeast parking lot near the Century 20 theater and racing remote control cars against them on a custom-built track. There will also be giveaways and exclusive offers for U.S. Cellular customers, such as Fan Walk tickets to the U.S. Cellular 250 race.
On Aug 2., Wallace will participate in a go-kart race with a U.S. Cellular customer at 11:30 a.m., lead a garage tour and sign autographs during an appearance at the Speedway from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30-3 p.m.
Elmwood Ladies play net skins game
The Elmwood Ladies Golf Association played a net skins game for its weekly event on July 2, with seven different women collecting during the 18-hole round.
Winners on the night were: Joan Johnson, Deanne Knaack, Darlene Tomhave, Kathy Cox, Marie Watt, Andrea Nixon and Judy Williams.
Foursome shoots 65 to win Forever 39
The foursome of Kim Tarbell, Jan Juel, Nancy Burchland and Stacy Porter shot a 65 to win the Women’s Legion Golf Association’s Forever 39 golf tournament on July 11 at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course.
First-place honors in the first flight went to the team of Paula Wantiez, Barb Rasmussen, Judy Detrich and Anne Paullus with their combined 70, while first place in the second flight belonged to Kathy Cox, Lori Waters, Deb Arians and Pat Hauser for their 75.
Six hole prizes were awarded as well. Longest drive honors went to Deb Oetker and Tarbell; longest putt winners were Sally Sharp and Porter; and closest to the pin shots came from Jackie Bolar and Lynne Eygabroad.
Former Ansons pitcher Jennings passes
IOWA FALLS – Former semi-pro baseball player Cecil Lou Jennings, once a member of the Marshalltown Ansons, died June 10 at the age of 87.
Jennings was twice honored as the Most Valuable Player of the Ansons, for which he played through the late 1950s, according to his obituary. Jennings taught and coached baseball and basketball at Ellsworth Junior College and Iowa Falls Senior High School prior to his semi-pro baseball career.