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By Stan Hook
League Reporter 

Sugar River Euchre


October 17, 2019

The Pranksters got their second win in as many weeks with little help from Chris Hook and Rodney Latham, who had this week’s low score of just 69 points. The poor showing by Chris and Rodney apparently energized the rest of the team as Laurel Grindle and Jerry Retrum tallied 115 points, while Tom Schulenberg and Larry Losenegger added another 114 points to the team’s total of 400 points. Whereas, the Hay Shakers couldn’t make hay (too wet maybe) with none of the Kleeman players breaking the 100-point barrier, to finish with just 360 team points.

In the match between the Harley Blue Express and the Norsk Cowboys, engineers Tracy Haag and Steve Hoffmaster shoveled in 112 points for the Express. Steve and Tracy were on the train to a perfect score when they played Roger Olstad and Steve Dower (Cowboys) in the seventh game for the second time. Roger and Steve’s mission for that game was to derail them, and that they did, holding them to just 7 points. This stop helped secure a 22-point win for the Cowboys, who remain undefeated.

The other team at 2 and 0, the Riley Mounties, kept the J&M Bar River Rats winless with a 32-point victory. The highlight of the night for the River Rats came in the eighth frame when Harry Gehin and Gordy Miller held Leo Humphrey and Bruce Milestone to 10 points, putting them at 115 for the night.

Just a short distance from their home, Jones Plumbing also thought they could solder their second win in as many weeks, but the Riley Shufflers had different thoughts. Erik Massey and Dewey Haag (Shufflers) won their first four games and then lost each of the next four by just one point each, to end the night with this week’s high score of 116 points. The Shufflers, by turning the wrenches on the Pipe Benders, never trailed, led by as many as 52, and ended up winning by 38 points.

Standings: Norsk Cowboys 2-0; Norsk Pranksters 2-0; Riley Mounties 2-0; Riley 1-0; Jones’ Plumbing 1-1; S’Wisco Taphaus 0-1; Harley Blue Express 0-2; J&M Bar 0-2; Kleeman’s 0-2.

Schedule for October 17: S’Wisco Taphaus @ Norsk Pranksters (8:00); Riley Shufflers @ Riley Mounties (7:00); Norsk Cowboys @ J&M Bar (8:00); Kleeman’s @ Jones’ Plumbing (7:30); Harley Blue - Bye.


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