Fort McCoy News September 27, 2013

PHOTO FEATURE: Photos of community activities

Photo of golf tournament

Golf competition

A competitor lines up a putt during the Fall Morale, Welfare and Recreation Golf Tournament held Sept. 20 at the River Run Golf Course in Sparta. Members of the first-place team were Chad Kuhn, Don Hurley, Jason Bahr and Mike Luce. Members of the second-place team were Matthew Wright, Eric Mulkey, Chuck Horner, and Mike Bayerl. The sponsors of the tournament were: A.L.M. Holding Company; TCI Architects, Engineers and Contractor; University of Phoenix; Super 8 – Sparta; Competitive Edge; Best Western – Sparta Trail Lodge; GEICO; and McArthur Towels. No federal endorsement is implied.

Photo by Liz Weaver

Photo of 5K

Finish line

Two runners sprint to the finish in the Roadkill 5K run/walk held Sept. 18 at Fort McCoy. The top finishers were: Men 1) Kalan Althoff in 20 minutes, 11 seconds (20:11); 2) Yevheniy Andreyko in 21:33; Women: 1) Melissa Bailey in 23:17 and 2) Theresa Ertl in 25:16. The next running event is the Oct. 31 No tricks, Just Treats relay. For more information about Morale, Welfare and Recreation events, call the events line at 608-388-7400 or 877-864-4969, or visit the web site

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Edged out

The Sparta 16-inch Chicago Style softball team fought back from an early deficit to edge the Fort McCoy team 15-14, with a game-winning hit in the ninth inning. Fort McCoy jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning and added three more runs in the third. But Sparta countered and narrowed the gap to 11-9 in the third inning. Pitching and defense dominated the middle innings, with the two squads tied 14 to 14 going into the ninth inning.

Contributed photo

Photo of simulation facility

Simulation facility work

Employees for the general contractor C3T, Inc., out of Milwaukee work on the roof of one of the new simulation facilities in the 200 block at Fort McCoy. The facilities are scheduled to be completed later this year and will help consolidate all of the installation's simulation equipment to one area and facilitate training opportunities.

Photo by Rob Schuette