PHU players follow through for coaches in spring leagueBy PHIL GULICK
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 19, 2002
Palm Harbor University High coaches Pat Scanlon and Kent Fecke were fairly certain they had strong boys and girls teams in their offseason league, and the players didn't let them down.
The Palm Harbor girls finished 1-2-3 in handicap competition and the boys 1-2 in scratch after rolloffs in the final week of the nine-week Pinellas County High School Spring League.
The Hurricanes' No. 4 winning handicap team of Jon Wilson, Chris Fitzgibbon and Kevin Hindin rolled the season's high game-series, 783-2,102. Fitzgibbon's 837 and Hindin's 809 series helped give their squad the winner's trophy.
The No. 1 team of Chris Fecke, Andrew Carr and Josh Guinand tied for first in points won and lost. But the squad dropped to second based on total pins, losing by 60. Hindin had the high average (220), and Kelly Fecke led the girls (199). Countryside's No. 1 team -- Sameep Shah, Josh Thompson, Kyle Cotner and Patrick Vega -- finished third by six-hundredth of a percentage point.
Nick Governatori, East Lake No. 1, fired a season-high handicap 300 game, and Fitzgibbon's 837 was the high series.
In the scratch battle, Palm Harbor's No. 2 squad -- Teresa Scanlon, Dan Tatem and Fecke -- topped the school's No. 1 team by seven points.
Scanlon's 278 was the high scratch game. Courtney Yeakley, East Lake No. 2, recorded the high series (668). The boys season-high game-series (289-809) belonged to Hindin.
Linda and Mike Pavlak and Ray Durbin coached East Lake. Scott Gross guided the Countryside squads.
WRAPPING IT UP: Countryside's Shawn Ryan toppled 1,437 pins, capturing the lead in the boys 12-21 competition after the second week of the Florida State Coca-Cola Youth Tournament in Davie. Terrance Reeves of Countryside is fourth, 1,395. Entering the final weekend, Countryside's Allison Edgar is fifth (866) in the girls 11-12 division. Kylie Miller, from Liberty Lanes, is eighth (881), and Countryside's Erica Curley is ninth, (877). The top qualifiers advance to the national championships, scheduled for next July in Winter Haven.
ABC UPDATE: Aaron Allenby's 1,826 pinfall took over the top spot in the Classified all-events division, the only leader change last week in the ABC Championship Tournament in Billings, Mont. Bowler Edge Pro Shop, Neenah, Wis., is the Regular team front-runner at 3,354. Darren King, Centreville, Mich., heads the singles (793), and Greg Derrick Euless, Texas, is the all-events leader (2,200). On top of the Regular doubles are Dino Castillo and Greg Derrick, Arlington, Texas, at 1,488. Pepsi, Hardin, Mont., remains the Classified team leader (2,806), and Bob Winston, Lexington, N.C., is in front in singles (695). Russ and Rick Stevens, Clarion, Iowa, are the doubles leaders (1,232). The tourney ends June 23.
NEW OFFICERS: Sandy Wakeley and Edna Berry were inducted into the St. Petersburg Women's Association Hall of Fame on April 6 for bowling achievement, and new officers and directors were elected during the annual meeting. Wanda Rottloff was selected president, Toni Barton second vice-president. Directors elected were Barbara Spearman, Marylou Sosbey, Leni Miller, Michele Lee and Mary Fisher. The organization voted to increase membership dues by $5, which means WIBC sanction cards and SPWBA membership will cost $14.50 starting this summer.
SENIORS: The fifth annual Florida Senior All-Star Match-Play Championship is scheduled for April 27-May 12 at Sunshine Bowl. The registration fee is $50. The winner gets $750, based on 50 entries. Players must be 50 years or older and ABC members.
AROUND THE LANES: Senior bowler Frank Strowger rolled a 279-824 at Sunshine Bowl. ... Bob Smolka's 835 series at Seminole Lanes is among the highest this season. Steve Felsman recorded an 825 and Rich Pasko a 300-667. ... Joe Riendeau fired a 300-826 at Countryside Lanes. ... Joe Bereczki posted a 300-696 at AMF Clearwater Lanes. ... Rich Sheppard carded a 300-660, A.J. Riske a 299-764 and Bob Williard a 299-806 at AMF Kenneth City Lanes. ... Judy Howe's 632 series at Twedt's Lanes included 11 strikes in a 290 game. ... Buck Lamore, Don Macdonald and Jim Romine rolled 300 games at Liberty Lanes, and Marty Murphy had two 300s a day apart. Rhonda Masanotti, Lowell Elliott and James Mackie were the monthly handicap trio winners of $1,000. ... The St. Petersburg Association's annual meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 27 at BanquetMasters.
-- Phil Gulick can be reached at email@example.com.
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