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Casino Night - 2018
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​​​​​​​Poynette, Wisconsin is the home for the Poynette Home Talent Baseball Team. The Home Talent League of Wisconsin, founded in 1929, is one of the oldest and largest amateur baseball leagues in the country. Poynette has had a team in the League for almost every year of the League's existence. The 1963 Poynette squad claimed the League title, while more recently, the 2006 team won the Eastern Section crown and advanced to the Final Four. 

The team plays their games at Pauquette Park on Main Street in Poynette. 

Why the Indians? Well, after decades of Poynette High School being the Indians, the school district made a change in the fall of 2009. PHS is now known as the Pumas. Through the years, over 97% of the members of Poynette's Home Talent teams graduated from Poynette  High School as Indians. Naming our team keeps the name 'Poynette Indians' alive. Another reason we chose the Indians is because we have all seen the 'Major League' series of movies about a hundred times. We probably even have guys that fit the roles of the movie...
Front Row: Joe Pahr, Phil Tomlinson, Bill Krigbaum, Vic Tomlinson, Bernie Wells, John Bisbee, Bill McCormick

Back Row: Manager Harold Buckley, Elgie Noble, Ralph Ziegler, Ron Smith, Neil Doese, Rube Saager, Stan Vinge, Allen Sundsmo

Recent Headlines

Home Talent Announces Casino Night for 2018

Back my popular demand, the Poynette Home Talent team will once again host their annaul Casino Night fund-raiser. The event will be upstairs at the Poynette Village Hall on Saturday, February 24th from 7-10 pm. Tickets are available from any Home Talent player, or you can buy them online here.


Poynette Edged from Night League Playoffs

Poynette finishe in 2nd place in Night League, and tonight hosted Mount Horeb in the opening round of the NL Playoffs. The Indians out-hit Mount Horeb, but unfortunately they stranded 10 runners and lost 3-1. The loss ends the season for the Indians.


Sun Prairie Tops Poynette

In the League finale, Poynette hosted Sun Prairie and fell behind. However, the Indians rallied late but left the bases loaded in the 9th and lost to the Red Birds 5-2.


Poynette Cruises Past Sun Prairie

In a League make-up game from May 21st, Poynette travelled to Sun Prairie. The Indians took an early 5-0 lead and went on to win 15-5.


Poynette Rained Out

In an exhibition game, Poynette held a small 1-0 lead over Columbus in the 3rd inning when the rains came. It was too much for the field to handle, and the game was cancelled.


Poynette Claims Win over Marshall


Poynette headed to Marshall in Eastern Section action and fell behind early. However, the Indians came storming back as they claimed a 15-5 win.

Poynette Clinches NL Playoff Spot With Win Over Ashton

Poynette travelled to Ashton for Night League play and jumped out to an early lead. The Indians climbed to a 10-0 lead and they went on to a 14-7 win. The victory clinches 2nd place in the Northern Night League section, which will give them a home game in the opening round of the Night League playoffs.


Poynette Cruises Past Monona

In Eastern Section action, Poynette travelled to Monona and jumped out to an early lead.  The Indians scored early and often against the Braves, and went on to claim a 10-2 victory.


Poynette Edges Waunakee In Night League

In a Night League game at Waunakee, Poynette fell  behind in the opening frame. However, the Indians had a 3-run 3rd and went on to a 5-3 win.


Poynette Loses Heart Breaker to Cottage Grove

In League action, Poynette travelled to Cottage Grove and fell behind early. The Indians tied the game at 2 in the 3rd, and it remained 2-2 until the 9th. The Indians chalked up 3 runs in the top half of the inning, but the Firemen rallied and were able to claim a 6-5 walk-off victory.


Poynette Tops Mauston

In an exhibition game, Poynette played host to Mauston. The Poynette pitching staff combined for a no-hitter as the Indians beat the Axemen 6-1.


Poynette Cruises Past Columbus

Poynette travelled to Columbus in League play and had a small lead after a few innings. The Indians' bats then came alive, as they cruised to a 12-0 win over the Crawdads.


Poynette Wins Big over DeForest

In League action, Poynette hosted DeForest and took an early lead only to see the lead disappear. However, the Indians scored often after that, en route to a 14-4 victory.


Poynette Adds Night League Win

In Night League action, Poynette hosted Rio and took a 3-0 lead after 2 innings of play. The Indians then had a couple of big innings and went on to a 10-0 win.


Poynette Beats Rio

Poynette was at home against Rio and fell behind early. However, the Indians rallied with a pair of big innings and went on to a 14-7 victory.


Poynette Loses to West Middleton

Poynette travelled to West Middleton for a Night League game. After tying the game at 1 in the 4th inning, the Indians gave up 2 more and lost 3-1.


Poynette Claims Night League Win

In a Night League make-up game, Poynette hosted Portage and grabbed an early lead. The Indians then went on to claim a 10-4 win over the Skeeters.


Ashton Game Rained Out

Steady rains throughout the day caused Ashton's field to be unplayable, and tonight's game has been postponed. The make-up date is yet to be determined.


Poynette Edged by Portage

In continued Eastern Section action, Poynette travelled to Portage and again took an early lead. Unforunately, the Skeeters answered back and claimed a 5-3 win over the Indians.


DeForest Beats Poynette

In Eastern Section action, Poynette travelled to DeForest and jumped out to an early lead. However, the Deacons rallied back and went on to defeat the Indians 8-5.


Poynette Adds a Night League Win

Poynette travelled to Columbus for Night League action and fell behind 1-0 in the first inning. However, the Indians came back strong and went on to a 10-1 win over the Crawdads.


Poynette Notches League Win With Big Offense

In Eastern Section action, Poynette travelled to take on Rio. The Indians erupted for 10 runs in the first inning, and went on to a 27-15 win. The Indians collected 28 hits, including 7 doubles and a pair of home runs.


Poynette Picks up Night League Win

Poynette travelled to Wisconsin Dells in Night League action and came out with a 2-0 victory. The Indians claimed the win in only 5 innings, as the park lights at the Dells shut down in the top of the 5th. Each team had their turn at bat in the 5th, but it was too dark to continue.


Poynette Splits Double-Header

Poynette hosted Montello in a Eastern Section double-header, and came away with a split. The Granite Jaxx took an early 5-0 lead in the first game and went on to  6-2 win. The Indians rebounded in the second game, as they claimed a 4-1 victory.


Poynette Loses Night League Game

In their first Night League action of the year, Poynette hosted Montello. Montello grabbed an early lead, and after the Indians tied the score at 1, the Granite Jaxx plated 2 runs mid-way through the game and held on for a 4-2 win over the Indians.


Indians Notch a Memorial Day Victory

Poynette hosted Columbus in Memorial Day action, and jumped out to an early lead. The Indians then cruised to a 12-2 victory over the Crawdads.


Indians chalk up win

The Indians were schedule to play at Marshall today, but heavy morning rains caused their field to be unplayable, so the game was moved to Poynette. The Indians fell behind early, but a big 5-run 4th inning helped them go on to a 6-4 victory.


Excessive Rains Cause Another Game Postponement

An incredibly rainy month of May has claimed another victim. The outfield at Pauquette Park still has standing water in places, and everywhere is else is in bad, unsafe condition. Players and fans alike are anxiously awaiting extended dry weather.


Rain Causes Game to be Postponed

Rain throughout the week and over night was too much for the Sun Prairie field to handle, causing today's game to be postponed.


Indians lose to Portage


Poynette hosted Portage in Eastern Section action, and the Skeeters took an early lead. The Indians weren't able to mount much of a comeback, and fell to the Skeeters by a score of 7-2.

Indians lose Heartbreaker to Cottage Grove

In a rain make-up from opening day, Poynette played host to Cottage Grove for a late afternoon start. The Indians jumped out to a big early lead, only to see the Firemen chip away at the lead. The score was tied at 10 at the end of regulation, and Cottage Grove was able to tally a run in the 11th to claim the win. 


Indians lose to Monona


In the League opener after last week's rainout, Poynette hosted Monona and fell behind early. The Indians rallied mid-way through, only to fall to the Braves 10-6.

Game Postponed Today


Due to exessive recent rains, the field at Pauquette Park is unplayable. Today's game has been postponed, and it will be made up on Saturday, May 13th at 4:00.

Waiting for Warmth


The 2017 schedule has been set and has been posted on the Schedule page here. The squad has begun their pre-season indoor workouts, and they are anxiously awaiting nicer weather so they can get outside.

Thank You!​​


The Casino Night event was a success and a good time was had by all. The team would like to thank all of the people who came out and supported them, and also a big Thank You to the event sponsors for their support.

Casino Night is Sold Out


All tickets for the Casino NIght fund-raiser have been sold.


For questions or to request more information, click  here .   

You can see the 2017 schedule  here.

You can see the new scoreboard project video  here.