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 By Stan Hook    Sports    April 14, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

After some scheduling and venue issues were resolved, the 2021/2022 Sugar River Euchre League championship match is now in the history books. Earlier...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    March 31, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

Individual Averages Sixty-seven players qualified for an average by playing in 13 matches: Steve Hoffmaster, 105.385; Charlie Steinhauer, 105.056; Roger Truttmann, 104.882; Tom Schulenberg, 104.778;...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    March 24, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

The Red Mouse in Pine Bluff hosted the Sugar River Euchre League’s Spring Tournament on March 17th, with 32 in attendance - all with expectations of walking away as the tournament champion. Dave Hoo...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    March 17, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

The Sugar River Euchre League’s 91st regular season came to a close on Thursday, March 10th, with less drama than anticipated. By streaking past the Kleeman’s Hay Shakers with 6 extra points, the...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    March 10, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

Much like the Big 10 Conference, any Sugar River Euchre League team can beat their opponent on any given night. That is exactly what happened this past week. The two top teams were knocked down a notc...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    March 3, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

Last week was filled with highlights. There were two perfect scores, two near perfect scores, the lowest score of the season thus far and three couples that avoided receiving a skunk postcard by...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    February 24, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

The Red Mouse Shufflers had high aspirations of derailing the Starlight Express. By the end of the 4th frame, and with a 23-point lead, it looked promising. But with the Express picking up 23 points...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    February 17, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

With just four weeks left in the season, it’s crunch time for many teams. Several can only play the spoiler to those still with some hopes of being crowned champions. Starlight Express is in...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    February 10, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

It has been said that skunks are more prevalent in the spring of the year, but I’m not sure that’s true based on the couple of skunks the Sugar River Euchre League experienced on February 3rd....

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    February 3, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

To take sole position of first place and to remain undefeated, the Starlight Express extracted 67 psi from the network of pipes laid by the Pipe Benders. Engineers Tracy Haag and Opie Taylor managed t...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    January 27, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

This week saw the year’s first forfeit, couples tying for both this week’s high and low scores, a skunk and two teams taking a one match advantage over six other teams. It was the Starlight...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    January 20, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

Due to some Badgers Basketball ticket holder’s desire to attend Thursday night’s game against the Ohio State Buckeyes, this week’s play began on Wednesday when the Jones’s Plumbing Pipe...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    January 13, 2022

Sugar River Euchre

Twenty-four card players invaded Kleeman's Bar & Grill last Thursday night to show off their skills in the Sugar River League's Mid-Winter...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    December 23, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

The Kleeman’s Hay Shakers finished the first half of the season with a perfect 9 and 0 record after their 2-point win over the previously undefeated Starlight Express. Al Zimmerman and Don Williams...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    December 16, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

Red Mouse Shufflers Shane Kahl and Steve Vogt had a good night putting up 113 points to lead their team on to a 20-point win over the Norsk Cowboys. The Cowboys were down by 42 at one point, but...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    December 9, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

With just two weeks left to play in the first half of the season, the race at the top remains tight. The Kleeman’s Hay Shakers and the Starlight Express remain undefeated and the Norsk Golf Club...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    November 25, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

With just three weeks remaining in the first half of the season, the Cheese Eaters of Sportsman’s Bar win their first match. It was obvious that Jones’ Plumbing forgot to properly tighten their...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    November 18, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

After a night of some lopsided victories, only two teams remain undefeated, Kleeman’s Hay Shakers and the Starlight Express. In the match between Kleeman’s and the Norsk Cowboys, Hay Shakers Jeff...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    November 11, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

Harley Blue Express, now the Starlight Express after the bar’s name change, didn’t even make a whistle stop as they flew by the Trolls hiding under the trestle at 66 mph. Once again, for the...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    November 4, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

Another night of league play proved to be interesting. Cheese Eaters George Eichelkraut and Giff Hoesly reluctantly joined Don Field and Steve Dower in this season’s skunk club when they were...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    October 28, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

Three teams remain undefeated, with another three teams winless after two weeks of play. The big news of the week is that the Paoli Trolls (formally the Tyrol Trolls) won their first match since...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    October 21, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

Hooray, it is great to be playing Euchre again! After more than a year and a half off, we have finally put the first week of the 90th season of the Sugar River Euchre League in the books. What a fun n...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    October 14, 2021

Sugar River Euchre League's 90th Season to Begin October 14

The Sugar River Euchre League will begin its 90th season on Thursday, October 14th. Ten teams will be shuffling and dealing their way through 18 matches for a shot at owning the title “League...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    October 7, 2021

Sugar River Euchre

At long last, after 18 months of world domination by COVID-19, we finally have a new ruler in this small segment of our world. The 2019-2020 Sugar...

 
 By Stan Hook    Sports    August 27, 2020

Sugar River Euchre League's 90th Season Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, the 90th (2020/2021) season of the Sugar River Euchre League is cancelled. This is the first time since 1938 that the Euchre league has not played. Due to the Great Depression and...

 

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