Hey, Spike! says hola futbol estrellas
The futbol (soccer) team of Hacienda Real-El Toreo, two restaurants in Frisco, combined to win the men’s High Country Soccer Association Summer League.
The Hacienda is owned by Luis Flores, and Andres Garcia Estrella and Miguel Estrella own El Toreo.
Andres’ report: “Our team consists of all Summit County residents. We ended the season 5-1-1, ranked second out of 12 teams. Four teams qualified for the playoffs. On Sunday we played the semis, which we won in penalty kicks 3-1, and later that evening we played the finals, winning 1-0.”
It was Andres scoring the winning goal against the Nomads.
Team players included the trio of owners and Ivan Garcia Estrella, Noel Garcia Estrella, Samuel Martinez, John Curiel, Jack Curiel, Chris Pelen, Kevin Pelen, Roberto Estrada Rodriguez, Jose Maria Estrada Rodriguez, Saul Tapia, Jorge Infante, Marco A. Escobar, Francisco Rocha, Juan Hernandez, Denis Cervantes, Victor Casillas, Jose Campos, Manuel Mendoza and Luis Garcia.
Gabby Gourmet Pat Miller was on Frisco Main Street recently, doing her Saturday afternoon live radio show on 630 KHOW. She and husband Mark and their production crew dined at Bobby and Stephanie Kato’s Tuscato.
The Gabster’s link: gabbygourmet.com
Congrats to Steve Weidenbacher, a 24-year local, and Liz Schmidt, who grew up in Boulder and a lifetime local to Summit) were married at Copper Mountain’s Solitude Station, at 11,200 feet, on Aug. 14.
Despite a rainy morning, approximately 50 guests braved rainy weather to attend the ceremony. The rain stopped during the vows and everyone had a dry chairlift ride on their return to Copper Village.
The couple’s 9-month-old Golden Retriever, “Sophie,” was the “Flower Dog.”
Back for a visit recently was Tom Jeffery of Lake Charles (Louisiana) Country Club, who lived on The Summit in 1957-59.
“That was before Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper ski areas, the Eisenhower-Johnson tunnels and I-70,” the 75-year-old says proudly.
Continuing their summer ritual of escaping the heat of St. Louis are Mary and J.W. Kisling and Donna and Jim Curtin.
Mary reports being a longtime reader of Hey, Spike! and his previous column: The View from the Frisco Bay Windows.
Welcome back and thanks.
So who were those folks accompanying M. John and Gay Fayhee from their home in Silver City, N.M.?
Here they are: Christine Fuller, Julie MacIntyre, Jaxon Burress and Luan Mitchell.
“The three ladies enjoyed a rafting trip with Kodi Rafting; Julie and Christine enjoyed a kayak trip out of the Frisco Marina and all enjoyed a hike to Sts. John to see the wildflowers,” Fayhee reports.
Visiting their second home from West Des Moines, Iowa, are Robert and Diane Hayes.
He is a senior investment VP for Wells Fargo and she creates oil paintings and pastel drawings.
Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a resident of Summit County since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers in Summit County for nearly 20 years.
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