Friday, August 22, 2014

Title Match is set: Stiff Sticks vs. Mid Iowa Team.........Condolences to the Pollastrini family........IGA play day is September 22nd......Rivalry Cup a hug tradition in the making.

Happy Friday to all!

The title match for the 2014 Men's Supper League is set! The Carroll Country Club's most mature team Stick Sticks beat the Carroll Cycle Center to advance into the finals. Bud One Jim Auen took care of the reigning Carroll city champion, Corey Bluml. Mike Nelson beat Head Hog Terry Ruchti. Fairway Frank Comito was beaten by Tom Drees and Randy Hockom was beat by Jamming Joe Hinners. To the cards they went to determine low net team. Stiff Sticks prevailed with an one stroke victory earning a spot in next week's final showdown.

Mid Iowa Team advanced to the finals by upsetting the defending champions of Volquarsten Custom. Papa Joe Pick beat Kevin Forke, the subbing team sponsor Mike Franey beat Cable Chad Kanne and Paul Tigges got by Kyle Atkinson. On course reporters think that Atkinson was just looking ahead to the upcoming fall league where his is scheduled to play with this publisher. The only win for the gun shop was Nic Volquartsen who beat Catfish Ed Tomka. Steve "Cuda" Quandt was on the injured reserve.

The dog is down and out! 
Photos obtained from the vet clinic from an unidentified source show that the dog was resting peacefully on his night off.

The unidentified source went on to say that a decision on the  "The Junkyard Dog's" medical status is due on Friday. The dog is scheduled to play in the Bill Franey Open in Jefferson on Sunday as well. The other half of the most famous golfing couple the farmer said "I real feel bad that the dog had to miss the semi-finals with an ailing back. I truly believe that he will be back for the championship match on Tuesday."

After extensive research and certainly with the normal fair and balanced reporting this publisher thinks that with all of the years of Supper League experience that Stiff Sticks go into the championship match a slight favorite.

Here are all of the results and brackets from Supper League. Look for team coverage next week as the Supper League comes to a close.

Mid Iowa Team and the favorite Stiff Sticks for the championship next week!

On Monday, August 18th Ray Pollastrini left his home on 21st Street for his final resting spot. I got to know Ray over the years and really enjoyed playing the card game 31 with him and his lovely wife Betty. Ray was the owner of the legendary Pokey's along with the famous carmel apples. Ray was a story teller and loved to talk some Italian. I can only imagine what he was saying! Ray leaves behind his wife Betty of 60 years, an amazing family and many friends.
Ray's son Mark led the toast at the funeral luncheon and quoted his dad. "When dad met someone he would say Hey you.....Paisano! He was referring to the table wine that all the family and friends have enjoyed over the years!

On the way to the cemetery the workers replacing the sidewalks on Grant Road stopped, removed their hats and place them on over their hearts as Ray went by. Very thoughtful!

It was my pleasure to have met him and his family. I will keep an eye on the candy kitchen Ray to make sure those delicious apples and squares keep blessing the shelves at the Carroll Hyvee!
Rest in peace Ray and may there be an endless jug of Paisano waiting for you!

The Iowa Golf Association annual play day is at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club on Monday, September 22nd. Contact Chad Kanne for all of the details.

At press time close to 80 golfers were signed up for the 2014 Bill Franey Open. Thanks to all of you for participating and look for all of the results right here!

This past Saturday the Rivalry Cup that brings golfers from Carroll High and Kuemper Catholic to the fairways and greens was a huge success at the Carroll Country Club!
The famous swing of Coach Larry Clark!

It did not matter what color your shirt was on Saturday everyone was cheering on "Coach Clark" stripe it down the middle and sending Kuemper to the tee first.
A great turn out! Congratulations Brad Hempstead and everyone who helped, donated or participated in the 2014 Rivalry Cup! Two schools supporting one town!

Congratulations Terry on 25 years as the Head Hog! 

Only eight days remain before your Iowa Hawkeyes take the field against the UNI Panthers. Go Hawks!

That is a wrap for this week!

As always "This Bud's for you and ON IOWA!"

Mike Franey

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