By RUTH ABREO
For The Union Democrat
(This report covers the scores bowled at Black Oak Lanes from the week of Sept. 3-9.)
Mike Bowers (Young at heart) started the winter league off with the high game(Young at Heart) with a 267 and Dan Isam (Gold Country Youth/Adult) rolled the high series for the men with a 732.
Amanda Klaahsen (Monday Nevada) began the season strong for the women with high game and series — a 238/603.
The youth had a couple of stars with Bryton Kuhl rolling 84 pins over his average, finishing with a 160 and young Elyssa Swendeman, 6, rolled 23 pins over with a 69.
700 series were also rolled by: Robert Porovich (Monday Nevada) 703; Bruce Peterson (Morning Rollers) 712; Mike Bowers 705.
Other notable scores include: Family Affair — Ralph Caspary 265; Monday Nevada — Mike Bowers 258/679, Robert Porovich 255, Ralph Caspary 658: High Rollers — Mary Feola 225/582, Dennis Sorci 257, Jared Ford 256/671; Morning Rollers — Bruce Peterson 259; Young at Heart — Joan McGinnes 557; Jokers Wild — Les Starks 255/654, John Blatzer 654; Umchu Full House — Mary Feola 552, Warren Walker 661; and Gambler’s Getaway — Trini Mercado, Jr. 256.
The ‘I can’t believe I beat myself’ inductees included: High Rollers — Dennis Sorci 87 pins over with 257; Richard Dost 91 over with 256.
The youth league is still looking for more individuals to join the 6-to-12-year old league. Youth scholarships are available through some tournaments, which are based on performance-based bowling achievements in tournaments.
Some of the adult leagues would also like to have a few more bowlers — participants do not have to have a “great” average since all leagues are currently handicapped leagues. If you haven’t bowled in a year or two, don’t let that stop you from coming out to join a league.
Black Oak will hold its monthly Senior No-Tap on Oct. 4.
For more information, contact Black Oak at 928-9817.
Weekly Arts and entertainment guide for Calaveras and Tuolumne counties