Winter time bowling off and rolling

The Union Democrat Sports Department

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.

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