Noon Lions Ringer Alley

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Noon Lions Ringer Alley is located in Love Street Park and has 12 pits available to the public for practice, league nights, tournaments and qualifies to host the State Doubles Horseshoe Championship.  Begun as an idea, nourished through 2 years planning and implementation, completed and opened on June 30, 2016.  The "Noon Lions Ringer Alley" is a sanctioned set of pits through the Texas Horseshoe Pitchers Association 



Enrollment Open: September 1st - October 4th
Event Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Grades 9-12, 1-4 students allowed from each school. First 96 students, coed 
The Texas Horseshoe Pitching Association is hosting the first ever High School State Horseshoe Championship Tournament. Be the first to win the individual and/or School Championship. Contact John Allison for enrollment and more information: 817-598-9531 or

THPA is hosting two State Championships at the same tournament. A student can win the Individual State Championship and also be included on their School Championship. This is a coed event.
Individual Awards: State Champion, Runner-Up, 3rd and 4th
school Awards: State Champion and Runner-Up
Individual Tournament
Sessions: Preliminaries: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, Finals 5:00 pm
Session 1,2,3,4: 24 students pitch in each session, 96 total. Each Session has Bracket qualifies for the finals or 4 students. 
Games: the first to reach 21 points or whoever is ahead at 15 minutes.
Preliminaries/Finals: All points count. if multiple ties, most ringers advance.
Finals: 16 students play a single elimination bracket. All points count. Final 4 play for:
State Champion, Runner-up, 3rd and 4th
SCHOOL TOURNAMENT: Schools must have 2,3, or 4 pitchers in participate in this tournament. Soooo get your team ready. Find 4 boys/girls to pitch some shoes. Remember it is the first time Texas has had a State Tournament. Join the fun and represent your school. No shoes? We have plenty! Every game  student wins, 10 points is added to that schools total. State Champion, most points, Runner-Up, second most points. 1 student cannot win the School Champion, only the Individual Champion. 

Student and/or parents must contact John Allison to enter: 817-598-9531 or

Contact Us

Parks, Recreation & Special Events

119 Palo Pinto St
Weatherford, TX 76086
P: 817-598-4124
F: 817-598-4354
Love Street Park
309 Love Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

2019 HS State Tour Trophies

Date: Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: $15
To Enter: Call/Text: John Allison at 817-598-9531
Anyone can participate! No horseshoes? No worries! We have plenty!


The Weatherford Horseshoe Club conducted its second Texas Horseshoe Pitching Association tournament in Weatherford; Sat. Aug 25.  Twenty Five contestants pitched in 4 classes.

A Class 30 ft winners:  1stDanny Patterson, 2nd Jerry Hickenbottom 
A Class 40 ft winners; 1st Nico Para, 2nd Jerry Steadham
B Class Mixed: 1st Gaylin Grant, 2nd John Allison
C Class Mixed: 1st Patricia Moon, 2nd
 Earl Royal

The Texas Horseshoe Pitching Association conducted a tournament in Weatherford Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Twenty Six contestants pitched in 4 classes.

A Class 30 ft winners:  1st Wendell Simpson, 2nd Dee Mings, 3rd Ronnie Howard; 
A Class 40 ft winners; 1st Ronnie Wolf, 2nd Robert Valley, 3rd Dan Wood;
B Class Mixed: 1st Chuck Hunter, 2nd Steve Fuhrmann, 3rd Randy Johnson: 
C Class Mixed: 1st Marie Logan, 2nd Tony Ritchey, 3rd Eric Mancilla.


Horseshoe Pitching has a Church Champion. Brownstone won the inaugural Weatherford Church Tournament Sat May 5. New Life was a close second. Both teams made the tournament interesting as each won close games and the score ended with Brownstone 70 points, New Life 50 points. 

The Tournament was one of partners. Brownstone team Kenny and Dr. Ken won the Partner Championship over New Life team Suedmeyer and Nichols on the last pitch. A ringer sealed the game for them. Kenny and Dr. Ken had to win a pitch off to gain the tournament final spot. 

The Weatherford Horseshoe Club, the Noon Lions Club along with the Parks Dept want to thank all participants. Everybody had a good time and the fellowship was great. 


2017 City Tournament Winners

Ringer Alley Championship Winners: Champion: John Allison; Runner Up: John Terry; 3rd: Mike Photen

Results of Weatherford Horseshoe Pitching Classic

The first sanctioned horseshoe tournament in Weatherford took place this past weekend. With Weatherford’s new pits, the Texas Horseshoe Pitching Association placed Weatherford on their schedule of tournaments. 

Coming from around the state, 3 class champions were crowned.  Winners: 30ft Danny Patterson, Clifton, in one game he made 70% ringers. Second: Jerry Hickenbottom, Georgetown; 40ft winner Ronnie Wolf, Windthorst, tied at the end of play and won a pitch off game.  Second: Daniel Wood. 
B-Mixed: Marie Logan, Glen Rose.  Weatherford’s own, Mike Rhoten, second.  Marie and Mike split their two games but she had more overall wins. 

Pictured are:  Mike Rhoten and Marie Logan

Weatherford Classic Rhoten pic

Weatherford claims Championship in Second Annual Parker County High School Horseshoe Tournament

Weatherford won the County Championship for a second year in a row.  The lone holdover from the Weatherford’s team last year, Kaden Bell, teamed up with Hagen Kemp and they won second place in the tournament.  The other teams from Weatherford were Jacob Hale and Alex Hernandez and the third team was Presley Walker and Jaycee Brannon. The Weatherford Noon Lions hosted the tournament again this year.  A traveling County Championship trophy will remain in Weatherford until next year.  The winning partner team was from Springtown.  Raynee Henderson won the partners event this year and also last year making it two years in a row. Her partner this year was Mason Schmalken. Thanks to all the students who came out.  “Keep on pitchin”.

2017 Fall HS Champion

Champion: Springtown Raynee Henderson & Mason Schmalken

2017 Weatherford HS Second

Second: Weatherford Kaden Bell & Hagen Kemp

Weatherford Claims Team Trophy
The Weatherford High School Horseshoe Pitching Team came to Saturday’s event ready to see history made.  Participating in the first ever Parker County High School Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, ringers were quite common and Weatherford won the Team Trophy.  Male Champions were crowned from Weatherford High, Alex Soap and Kaden Bell.  Their record was 4 wins and 1 loss.  Cole Wright and Dakota Shafer were in the final game for the Partners Championship but were nosed out by the Springtown Partners.  The Noon Lions would like to thank Principal Kristy Dowd for putting the Weatherford Team together.  Included are pictures of Singles Champs Alex Soap and Kaden Bell, Weatherford Team members are Dakota Shafer, Alex Soap, Cole Wright and Kaden Bell.

2016 Parker County High School Tournament Winners

2017 WHS Singles Pic (2)
WHS 2017 Team Pic (2)

2016 Horseshoe Pitching Tournament 

Champion Winners 2
2016 Ringer Alley Championship Winners: Champion: John Allison; Runner Up: John Terry; 3rd: Mike Photen