Tag: Softball

Softball Player Profile: Bobby Skier

Bobby Skier’s story is one of “dedication and perseverance.”

Ken Muhlbeier Bobby Skier says his story is one of “dedication and perseverance.” Having four surgeries in nine years including both left and right rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic knee surgery, and just last May, lower back surgery. He credits lessons learned in Air Force flight school, beginning with the mantra “you never give up.” Despite…

Softball Profile: Bill Schaible

Softball Profile: Bill Schaible

Keith Bradley Just outside Flint, Mich., is the small town of Swartz Creek. It was here that Bill Schaible first played little league baseball. Like many other youngsters, his lack of success prompted him to turn his attention to other endeavors. “In four years of playing I think I got one hit,” he remarked. Golf,…

Softball Profile: Steve Andrews

Ken Muhlbeier The summer sun sets late in the evening in the small town of Graceville, Minn. As a young ballplayer, these last hours of daylight would often find Steve Andrews still practicing with his junior American Legion baseball team, honing skills he still uses today playing softball at Robson Ranch. Located near the joining…

Softball Profile: Tony Haffer

Ken Muhlbeier Born in the borough of Queens in New York City, it’s little wonder that Tony Haffer’s earliest baseball memory occurred in 1956, when his uncle just about swallowed his cigar leaping out of his chair. “He did it, he did it!” he exclaimed! “He” was N.Y. Yankee pitcher Don Larsen, and what he…

Softball Profile: Paul Lewinski

Paul Lewinski

Ken Muhlbeier Before Paul Lewinski became “Mr. Softball” at Robson Ranch, he was a struggling little league player in Schenectady, New York. When asked what position he played in little league, his response was “anywhere they could hide me.” Paul admitted he spent a good deal of time worrying less about performance on the field…

Community Softball Winners

Dixie and Artie Wachter The winners of the baseball contest at the Community Softball Party were Jean Goin and Nancy Glass. The girls beat out all the guys with answers to name that team. Here are a few of the 18 questions. 1. Heavenly Bodies_______________ 2. Beer Makers___________________ 3. Opera House___________________ 4. Huge Beings___________________ Good…

The chicken came first!

Some of our past and present players

Robson Ranch Community and Women’s Softball meets on Saturdays at 1 p.m. at the field. Don’t chicken out on having some fun with our group. This is fun for all. Don’t look at your birthday, or when you played last, or if you’ve never played—you all are welcome. Join the rest of the gang, and you…

Robson Ranch fall softball season has begun

Bill Schaible Come and cheer on your Robson Ranch Softball Club teams to victory this fall. The season begins on Nov. 5 and concludes on Dec. 19, with the championship game being played at Palm Creek. Games will be played every Tuesday and Thursday at Robson Ranch (9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.) and at Palm Creek (9:00…

Softball opening day November 2

Opening day is Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at the field. Wow! It’s that time of the year again. All you ladies and gentlemen tie up those shoelaces again and let’s get started. This is fun for all. Come on out of the house, and get ready to play. Don’t look at your birthday or…