Horseshoe pitchers celebrate Pioneer Day

Joe Pearce, left, and Auston Linford pose after coming out on top at the horseshoe pitching tournament at Pioneer Day in Taylorsville on June 14. The duo won several matches to eventually take the tournament. Photo submitted
James Wilson
Sports Editor

To add to the festivities that surrounded Taylorsville on June 14, a couple members from the Indian Valley Horseshoe Pitchers Association held an unsanctioned tournament, open to all, in Taylorsville.

Sanctioned tournaments are held throughout the spring and summer at the Greenville Campgrounds, which has regulation pits. The tournament that took place in downtown Taylorsville, however, was just for fun.

The tournament had quite a few hard-fought matches that drew a crowd of spectators.

Joe Pearce and his teammate Auston Linford made it to the championship match against Joe’s son, Cody Pearce, and Wayne Lowry. Joe and Linford ended up taking first place in the tournament.

The Indian Valley Horseshoe Pitchers Association meets regularly throughout the summer and holds multiple tournaments that attract pitchers from all over California and Nevada.

The Indian Valley club is interested in adding more to its membership, and is offering a special deal for youths. Anyone under 18 who is interested in joining the sanctioned league will have his or her league fees paid by the local club for a year.

Those interested in joining the association can contact Gene Washoe at 284-7718.

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