League Information:

Sheyenne Valley Horseshoe Club is an NHPA- and NDHPA-sanctioned League.  We invite anyone of any age and playing level, from novice to veteran, to join us for some summer fun and new friendships.  Those who wish to participate only as a substitute are also more than welcome.  Our members are from Cooperstown, Hannaford, Pekin, and Binford.

We currently host a Mixed League, with the numbers of local pitchers ranging from 15 to 24 players, comprising from 5 to 8 teams.  Teams are composed of 3 players each and are sponsored by local merchants. 

Sheyenne Valley Horseshoe Club sponsors two sanctioned Invitational tournaments every summer, the Sheyenne Valley Open and the Dog Days of Summer, usually the third weekend in August; this year scheduled for August 18 & 19.

League members can also participate in tournaments around the state located at Bismarck, Minot, Fargo, and at Moorhead, MN.

NDHPA State Tournament is held annually during Labor Day weekend and rotates between Fargo and Bismarck; this year in Bismarck September 1 & 2.

NHPA sponsors the Annual World Tournament held at various locations around the country or Canada; this year scheduled for July 30 through August 11 in Knoxville, TN.

We are honored to have 4 current club members who have been inducted into the NDHPA Hall of Fame.  Wally Rislov, Cooperstown, ND, was inducted in 1983.  Doug Gronneberg, Hannaford, ND, was inducted in 1993.  The late Marilyn and Paul Hagen, Cooperstown, ND, were inducted in 2006.  The late, great Jake Jacobson was inducted as a charter Hall of Fame member in 1976.  All of their pictures can be viewed at the Jamestown (ND) Civic Center where the ND Sports Hall of Fame is located. 

 

Court Location and League History: 

The horseshoe courts are located on the south side of Cooperstown City Park.  The 12 regulation courts are composed of local clay and were constructed in 1982, on the site of the old swimming pool.  In fact, remnants of the old swimming pool can still be seen on both sides of the courts.  Paul Hagen was the driving force in getting the courts established after having played for a few years in the Bald Hill League based in Hannaford.

The inaugural event was a tournament held in September of 1982 that included 10 Class A pitchers representing 60 state championships from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota and one World Championship.  Regular league play began the next year and included a Men's League, a Women's League, and a Mixed League.  The league became sanctioned in 1987.

A shed was added to the west side of the park restrooms allowing storage space as well as providing the opportunity for the Club to sell concessions during its annual tournaments.

For those wishing to pitch some horseshoes for fun, horseshoes are available but you must call Miki at 701-797-7690 to gain access to them.  Due to lack of repsonibility of others, the horseshoes have had to be kept away from public access.  We ask that you do re-cover the courts and return the horseshoes after you are finished. 

   

For League Information, contact:

Miki Tanner-Bendickson, 701-797-7690, bendickson@mlgc.com

 

2012 Sheyenne Valley Horseshoe Club Membership:

Officers:  President/Stats - Miki Tanner-Bendickson     Vice-President - Larry Hoyt     Secretary - Judy Saxberg     Treasurer - Lexi Saxberg

Board of Directors:  Brian Saxberg, Arnold Saxberg, Maddie Saxberg, Doug Gronneberg, Anthony Klubben

Other Club Members:  Caitlin Saxberg, Emily Saxberg, Nick Saxberg, Zack Jacobson, Eric Gronneberg, Dawson Hanneson, Lisa Ott, Wally Rislov 

 

2012 Teams and Sponsors:  *indicates team captain

Team 1 - Millers Fresh Foods:  Larry Hoyt*, Nick Saxberg, Lexi Saxberg

Team 2 - Town & Country Co-op:  Miki Tanner-Bendickson*, Caitlin Saxberg, Dawson Hanneson

Team 3 - Pizza Ranch:  Anthony Klubben*, Arnold Saxberg, Maddie Saxberg

Team 4 - Sheyenne Tooling: Judy Saxberg*, Zack Jacobson, Brian  Saxberg

Team 5 - Citizens State Bank:  Doug Gronneberg*, Eric Gronneberg, Emily Saxberg

Subs - Wally Rislov, Lisa Ott, Annastasia Jones, Leesa Carlson, Jerald Hagen     Angels Looking Over Us - Paul and Marilyn Hagen

Week 1, May 15: 

Team 1-Millers Fresh Foods6.5 wins, 6.5 losses

Team 2-Town & Country Co-op8 wins, 5 losses

Team 3-Pizza Ranch“bye” **(see below)

Team 4-Sheyenne Tooling5 wins, 8 losses

Team 5-Citizens State Bank6.5 wins, 6.5 losses 

**As there are an odd number of teams this year, one team each week has a “bye”; the members do pitch each week but with each other and their individual stats count. 

Week 1 Individual High Stats: 

Single Game High Score:  Larry Hoyt—68

Series High Score & Game High Average:  Larry Hoyt—180; 60

Single Game High Ringers & Percentage:  Anthony Klubben—15; 30%

Series High Ringers & Percentage:  Larry Hoyt—38; 25.33%

Single Game High Doubleringers:  Larry Hoyt & Anthony Klubben—3

Series High Doubleringers:  Larry Hoyt—5

Week 2, May 31: 

Team 1-Millers Fresh Foods7.5 wins, 5.5 losses

Team 2-Town & Country Co-op5.5 wins, 7.5 losses

Team 3-Pizza Ranch8 wins, 5 losses

Team 4-Sheyenne Tooling5 wins, 8 losses

Team 5-Citizens State Bank“bye”  

Week 2 Individual High Stats: 

Single Game High Score:  Larry Hoyt--76

Series High Score & Game High Average:  Larry Hoyt—209; 69.67

Single Game High Ringers & Percentage:  Larry Hoyt—19 (2x); 38%

Series High Ringers & Percentage:  Larry Hoyt—51; 34%

Single Game High Doubleringers:  Larry Hoyt—4

Series High Doubleringers:  Larry Hoyt—8

Week 3, June 5 

Team 1-Millers Fresh Foods12 wins, 1 loss

Team 2-Town & Country Co-op“bye”

Team 3-Pizza Ranch9 wins, 4 losses

Team 4-Sheyenne Tooling1 win, 12 losses

Team 5-Citizens State Bank4 wins, 9 losses  

Week 3 Individual High Stats:

Single Game High Score:  Larry Hoyt—74

 

Series High Score & Game High Average:  Larry Hoyt—189; 63

 

Single Game High Ringers & Percentage:  Larry Hoyt & Anthony Klubben —18; 36%

 

Series High Ringers & Percentage:  Larry Hoyt—43; 28.67%

 

Single Game High Doubleringers:  Larry Hoyt—4

 

 

Series High Doubleringers:  Larry Hoyt—8

Week 4, June 12 

Team 1-Millers Fresh Foods3 wins, 10 losses

Team 2-Town & Country Co-op9.5 wins, 3.5 losses

Team 3-Pizza Ranch10 wins, 3 losses

Team 4-Sheyenne Tooling“bye”

Team 5-Citizens State Bank3.5 wins, 9.5 losses  

Week 4 Individual High Stats:

Single Game High Score:  Arnold Saxberg—70 

 

Series High Score & Game High Average:  Miki Tanner-Bendickson—179; 59.67

 

Single Game High Ringers & Percentage: Arnold Saxberg—14; 28%  

 

Series High Ringers & Percentage: Arnold Saxberg—31; 20.67%  

 

Single Game High Doubleringers:  Miki T-B & Arnold Saxberg—3

 

 Series High Doubleringers:  Miki T-B & Arnold Saxberg—8

 

Website Links:

North Dakota Horseshoe Pitchers Association     http://web.ndak.net/barriec2/ndhpa/

National Horseshoe Pitchers Association     http://www.horseshoepitching.com/