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By Stan Hook
League Reporter 

Sugar River Euchre


March 12, 2020

Photo courtesy of Stan Hook

Spring Tournament Winners (L to R): Charlie Steinhauer, Barb Judd, Steve Hoffmaster and Jeff Judd.

Kleeman's hosted the Sugar River Euchre League Spring Tournament on March 5th, with 16 couples attempting to be crowned top dogs of the tournament. After three rounds, just three couples still had a shot at a perfect score. However, after the fourth round, that number quickly dwindled to one, Jeff Judd and Steve Hoffmaster. Their next opponents, Barb Judd and Charlie Steinhauer, were only down by 4 with plans to close the gap. By the end of the fifth round, they had done just that. They beat Jeff and Steve and gained 2 points and thereby eliminated the chances of anyone finishing with a perfect score. Jeff and Steve maintained their 2-point lead through the seventh round. But, in the eighth, they lost their second game of the night to finish with 116 points. Whereas, Barb and Charlie had lost only their first game by 4 points, and therefore also finished with 116 points to tie for first place. The rest of the scores for the night were: Lavern Maier and Jeff Goebler, 113; Brett Eichelkraut and Opie Taylor, 110; Jim Day and Tom Magnuson, 108; Rose Ann Maier and Randy Skogen, 106; Chris Hook and Jerry Judd, 105; Harold Grabandt and Giff Hoesly, 104; Kendal Wenger and Ed Chancellor, 102; Larry Losenegger and Don Williams, 98; Dan Meinholz and Roger Olstad, 95; Don Field and Steve Dower, 92; Dean Disch and Randy Schmid, 92; Harold Schlimgen and Derek Skogen, 85; Keith Wenger and Dave Hook, 85; Linda Meinholz and Ferdie Schmitz, 79.

All had a good time and the hostess, Carol Hustad, furnished an excellent meal with a dessert made by Barb Judd.

Second Half Playoff Match: The Harley Blue Express will travel to the Kleeman Hay Shakers in New Glarus on March 12th, at 7:30 p.m., to determine the second half league winners and who will play the Norsk Cowboy's on March 19th at Norsk Golf Club for the Championship.


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