Lower Connecticut River
Valley Tri-Town District of;
Chester, Deep River & Essex
A heartfelt gracious thank you to Lucy Bradshaw and the New Haven Register. In 1955 Ms. Bradshaw, who worked for the New Haven Register, along with the New Haven Register, took the initiative and provided the league with it's trophy which was and is awarded to the season champion team. In it's infancy it was without any team acknowledgments. The league had engraved plates around the trophy base with the team names and their members who were champions for the years. Eventually the trophy was unable to accomodate more names. Since then a varity of awards from mugs, shirts and the like have replaced the engraved names on the trophy. And for safety against loss and/or damage the trophy is now in the possession of the Deep River Historical Society on display at the Stone House just opposite the horsehoe courts at Marvin Recreational Field. Thank you to the Deep River Historical Society for keeping this league heirloom from loss and/or damage and for putting it up for display.
The Deep River Horseshoe League(A.K.A Pearson Sokolowski Horseshoe League) proudly engages the 58th year of it's horseshoe pitching league. The league hails as the longest continuous currently operating organization devoted to horseshoe pitching. Members have come and gone as they can't pitch forever. Our gratitude goes out to the original founding members and all who have pitched and those who step up to carry the torch by joining us to continue this positively proud Deep River Connecticut tradition. The league has much activity behind the scenes as well. The executives positions are a much needed and changing group. And to those who fill those important positions special thanks and appreciation. As a former member I can attest to every person's contribution. Players make up the league who without them the executives would have no purpose. To have the positve recognition of the town of Deep River and various sports news sources gives the league great satisfaction. The unique identity of the league has been welcomed and added to town history and included in it's notable events. Visitors on a Thursday evening of play are welcome to find out 1st hand what the league is about.
25 April, 2013...From the desk of President Vin Puckett. Click on the photos to view the full photo.
We had beautiful weather for our first night of play. Rev. Hout gave a brief sermon to bless
the league and all of our players.( picture 4 standing from left to right Rev.Hout, the 4 people next to Rev.Hout are league officers Dennis Allen,Vincent Puckett,Debbie Scully,& Bill Brown). We had one of the best turn outs in league history from substitute players that night. All teams were filled and the league would like to thank all those substitute players that showed up ready to play! The league would also like to mention that these substitute players shouldn't be discouraged and keep showing up because changes keep happening through out the year and we are getting close to vacation time for regular players. Picture 11 shows how busy things were. We have a new food vendor which is Chris's Dog House and everyone thought the food was very good. The league would also like to thank spectators for stopping bye and beeping their horns as they drive bye too! All these things help the Deep River Horseshoe League prosper and stay the oldest active league in the state of Connecticut that was started in 1955.
Thank You All!
Deep River Horseshoe League
President Vincent Puckett
07 April, 2013...Important Information for potential new players.
2013 - New Players WantedThursday April 11, 2013 - Pit Clean Up/ New Players Meeting - 5:30pm at the Horse Shoe Pits in Deep River.
Rain Date will be April 18, 2013
Come and join us for our first meeting at the horse shoe pits and pitch in to organize the playing areas. The new season is about to start so this is a good time for new players to sign up and meet their Potential Teammates. New players also need to play four games to form an average for the start of the new season which starts on April 25, 2013. You don't have to be a resident of this area to participate. There is limited space to join the league, so please make sure you make it a point to come to this meeting and give us a hand and be a part of this league that's celebrating 58 years of existence!
JOIN THE FUN!
04, March 2013...Important, news on dates and times and commentary from your League President: Vincent Puckett
As published in media and posted.
2013 Spring ArticleIt is getting close to that time of year again to start a new season for the Deep River Horseshoe League. Our first meeting will be held at the Deep River Town Hall on March 28th 2013 at 7:00 pm. This is a perfect time for new players to attend and find out about how to qualify for the league and all the new information about the upcoming season. It is also important for past players to show up in case there is any new information that needs to be voted on for the new year even if you signed up at last year's banquet at the close of our 2012 season. This meeting will be about our pit clean up night on April 11th 2013 and the start or new season on April 25th 2013 and any other items that need to be discussed by League Officers and Players. We can always use extra help on pit clean up night in case of any damage that occurred during the winter. The League Officers would like to encourage anyone that would like to substitute or potentially become a new member that you don’t need to be a town resident or have played in any Horseshoe League in the past. For instance the picture that is shown is of James Howard throwing a horseshoe & Don Berthiaume, standing on his right who just finished their first season. The League would also like to mention we could always use more substitute players even if you cannot play the entire season, so if you're interested come down to the meeting and be part of the exciting and competitive new season for a league that is Connecticut's oldest Horseshoe League and is starting its 58th year of existence.
League President: Vincent Puckett
03, March 2013...The website is starting the current season cleaned of the previous season entries. But stay tuned for new entries for this season as well as the possibility of a redesigned website. Whatever happens ;ease bookmark the page and visit the page often to keep up to date on goings on.
25 September, 2012...addition
- 2013 Events Calendar
- March 28, 2013-Annual Preseason Meeting
- April 25, 2013-First Night of Play
- July 18, 2013-FUN NIGHT-Free Hotdogs & Beverages
- August 22 & 29, 2013-LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
- September 8, 2013-LEAGUE PICNIC Members Only!
Along with A-B-C TOURNAMENT
14 September, 2012...addition
DEEP RIVER HORSESHOE LEAGUE
There are 2 brackets in rounds 1 and 2.
Bracket #1..Team 1 plays 8, team 2 plays 7.
Bracket #2..Team 3 plays 6 and team 4 plays team 5.
Rounds #1&2 are a best 2 of 3 match.
Winner in each bracket moves on to Round #2.
Winner of each bracket in round #2 moves on to play one another in the Championship Playoff Match.
Round #1 Round #2 Round #3 Bracket #1 Pirates(1)\ vs. Pirates(1)\ Astros(8)./ \ vs. Pirates(1)\ Red Sox(3)\ / \ vs. Braves(7) / \ Braves(7)./ \ vs. .......\Pirates(1) 2012 Playoff Champs Bracket #2 / Tigers(3).\ / vs. Dodgers(6)\ / Dodgers(6)/ \ / vs. Dodgers(6)/ Royals(4).\ / vs. Cubs(5).../ Cubs(5).../
2013 Weekly Standings
Click here to visit our League's Founding Trophy page of photos w/text.
As our league begins it's movement from the winter hibernation it is the secretarial duty to connect with fellow horseshoe pitchers and all who may be interested to become a player. The use of the media affords us the means to inform people of our preseason activities as well as timely submission of our weekly play that are posted in newspapers as well.
Below we acknowledge them by title/name;
Valley Shore Courier
New London Day
HKTV[Haddam/Killingworth Cable Network]
THANK YOU FOR THE COVERAGE
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OUR TOURNAMENT BIOGRAPHIES
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