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That first burst of joy on the lanes

By ERIC MUSKATEVC
Published April 13, 2007


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They have to start somewhere.

Before they become Zubens, Dempseys, Murphys and Coddingtons. Before their names are all over bowl.com, PBA point rankings and the weekly box score. Before they throw their first 300, 800 or 900, they have to start with a 200 game, a 600 series and averages equal to their height in inches.

Much of youth bowling is done at Seminole.

Over the past few weeks, Seminole Lane's Saturday morning youth leagues have brought down the house and the personal record books.

John Hollis walked into the Troy Carlson league as usual two weeks ago and fired a 616 with games of 205, 192 and 219 to finish. It was his first 600. The feeling lingered until the next weekend, last week, when Hollis walked in more confident than usual and toppled his previous mark by more than 40 pins. He scored a 657 with full frames of 222, 202 and 233, again finishing with his best game.

At Seminole, it is not uncommon to see bowlers and their families celebrate a first. Doug Livingston also rolled his first 600 that weekend, chalking up rounds of 203, 225 and 178 for a 606 series. Jeff Campbell saw his name next to a 700 for the first time, alongside games of 245, 225 and 256 for 726.

Steven Peacock went 269 in the first game, a little better 279 in the second and a smooth 257 in the end for an 805 total. And this was not his first 800. Peacock put that notch in his belt a year ago.

More outstanding scores are below with averages in parenthesis, but before you look, think about where you were when you first bowled that great score. Remember your friends, your family, the old center, the feeling? That's where it starts.

Youth Adult: Tyler Scoles 247, Zach Rivera 253, Duke Crouch (64) 110. Short Timers League: David Hughes (58) 130. High Rollers: Josh Best (111) 203, Jacob Pierce (128) 202, Robbie Hower 246, Mike Mikler 213-213/584. Joshua Barraglia 225/619, Jacob Dever (142) 214. Troy Carlson Scratch: Adam Zbyszinski 278/677, David Dull 210-218-240/668, Alex Watkins 256, Dexter Martins 258/684, Tiffany Fortunato 210, Brooke MacKenzie 229, Heather Janson 245, Alex O'Neill 233, Adam Gentile 232, Joshua Cameron 247, Greg Krug 232, Tyler Scoles 234. Troy Carlson Handicap: Jesse Cleland (91) 189, Dylan Zamminer (153) 205.

SPBA: Entry into the St. Petersburg Bowling Association's 70th annual City Tournament is available but bowling begins tomorrow and continues next weekend at Liberty. Office manager and local bowling idol Bill Zuben, Don Hamilton and Don Vauiso have just returned from the USBC National Convention in Nashville, and the SPBA will be holding its delegates meeting on May 5 at Tropicana Field.

The Devil Rays will take on the Oakland A's, last year's city and senior tournament winners will be honored and a new board of directors will be elected - all under the dome for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. The meeting is open to all USBC-SPBA members. The association is selling tickets for $8 each or $20 for five with no limit. Check spbafl.org or call Liberty at (727) 3947 for details on the tournament.

CHATTER: Tarpon junior bowler Paulie Hagerman led the TLJB last week with 245-234-224 for 703 in the majors league. Keith Glasgow's 856 (reported two weeks ago) got all of Liberty up and going as 800s were thrown by both Bob Willard and Bill Burke Jr. Willard bowled an 826 and 279 game and Burke was perfect with a 300 during his 820 in the Mixers league. Glasgow was honored with a 289/725 at Liberty and a 299/785 at Sunrise.

Three hundreds also came in from Sam McClendon and Glenn Woodside at Liberty, Tim Dunbar and Braden McCombs at Sunrise, and Stacy Coats at Seminole, Twedt's Jeff Bennett (744), and Pinellas County high school standout Joe May (747) at Countryside. Clay Hatfield also had a 300 during his remarkable 824 during Sunrise's Funtime Mixed and Commercial league bowler Mike Bongornio went there too with a 289/826. Seminole's Phyllis Berggren carried way past her 155 average for a 232/615.

Scores

Ten Pin - Men: Paul Doyon 288/754, Joey Panebianco 278/734, Jake Sorensen 266/675, John Hill 266, Jason Pettry 260/697, Russell Rayner 259/701, Dave DeWitt 258/691, Jon Bowles 257/688, Jason Stanton 694, Spanky Adam 676, Joe Dalton 675, Don Kasprzyk 663, Rich Sheppard 663. Women: Robin Hintz 256/619, Deb Bailey 224/554, Jen Layton 223/615, Lisa Birchall 223/529, Kari Militello 212/598, Carey Blackwelder 212/557, Linda Anderson 202/572, Jan Hood 537, Pam Keene 536, Brigitte Stanton 524. Sr. Men: Joe Maloof 266, Jim Callus 237/568, Jim Ina 227/638, Ken Bayley 220/625, Rich Erpenbeck 218/620, Chuck Leasure 215/586, Dave DeLorenzo 214/600, Bob Brown 213/602, Chuck Willey 213/542, Tom McKenzie 209/569, Rick Wilson 205/606, Bill Snow 205, George Penrod 203/581, Stan Borzy 203, Mike Barile 202. Sr. Women: Ester Motzne 207, Dee Ashmun 191/465, Anna Damkoehler 189/491, Mary Girourd 187/515, Ruth Lenberger 181, Terry Kraushaar 180/512, Darlene Pruneau 173/490, Marian Love 172/494, Liz Goble 171. USBC Youth Srs.: Anthony Yingling 255/677, David Segler 234/694, Joshua Beasley 221/515, James Moore 212, Will Bartle 204/557, Dylan Tomkins 202. USBC Jrs.: Serena Detwyler 176/407, Andrew Finkbeiner 169.

Sunrise - Fla. Mixed Stars: Joe Haught 234/680; Jack Stewart 226/666; Ted Sachs 244/662; Jim Higdon 255/659; Jerry Krauss 247/656; Lyman Sosbey 220/639; Jim Sirrianna 234/637; Dave Frankenfield 227/619; Bruce Silvey 224/611; John Hahmann 201; Bill Ashcraft 205; John Filiatrault 201; Don Cress 203; Les Foerster 234; Arlene Levine 214; Willi Heuhl 201; Dave Dalrumple 200; Byron Elder 201; Jim Carnes 213; Bill Lanham 209; Mary Lou Sosbey 215; Bill Walker 200; Ed Blau 211. Mainlands #6: Jim Swart 212. Winston/ Pinellas Park: Bill Lucas 201; Clyde Severance 203; Frank Vanderkraats 244; Julius Okrzesik 214; Don Ferrier 232; Frank Theep 223/605. Strike & Spare: Ryan Shumar 243; Mike Johansen 266; Joe Dluzak Jr. 257/704; Rick Leska 258/690; Lou Traci 254/664; Edna Berry 269/661; Derek Perez 268; Joe Cahill 289; Ellie Garland 204; Pat Searcy 671; Gzim Xheka 257. Breakfast Club: Kathi Norstein 201. Wed. Matchplay: Ken Tully 203; Judy Allen 227/625; Marissa Henrickson 216. Happy Seniors: Mike Gendron 221/604; Monty Moore 219; Ron Coury 200. Commercial: Justin Veitch 258/655; Dan Lambo 268/656; Greg Ickes 278/761; Chris Steele 670; Mike Bongiorno 658; Darryl Dempsy 648; Joe Burgess 255/694; Scott Price 268/670; Garry Brunner 279/773; Dan George 642; Sean Wilson 681; Mike O'Neill 255/672; Andy Gauthier 254; Richard Leska 692; Joe Dluzak 256/651; George Bickford 667; Tom Vizenor 259/724; Derek Perez 705; Mike Cornelison 290/705; Jim Dipple 675; Odeen Walker 266/714; Mike Byrd 258. Jolly Seniors: Wilbert Michaud 207; Warren Chase 213; Bill Love 215; Bill Lanham 202; Joe LaBella 200. Funtime Mixed: Gary Tipton 651; Lou Misfelt 279; John Lewis 685; robin Higgins 201; Steve Diazyk 254; Bill Coupe 657; Jodi Gillispie 231/650; Linda Curran 221; Tricia McKee 236/673; Edna Berry 200; George Brown 259/600; Scott King 269/680; Joe Knoebel 254/723; Cindy Head 231; Scott MacClinchy 254; Gary Gray 657; Steve Maurer 256/677; Jimmy Shelton 257/667; Sue Ellie 200. FL. Men Stars: Lee Johnson 266/711; Jerry Krauss 257/657; Bruce Nicholls 279/663; Don Kiger 234; John Hahman 237/691; Glenn Harger 255/666; Rob Blake 227; Phil Houpt 227; Norb Trutel 238; Alex Szajkovics 246/677; Ralph Ormes 222; Bob Greene 247/657; Pat Roe 243; Ray Hickox 225; Royce Pauley 227; Stan Dzierba 236; Ken Paradis 224; Lyman Sosbey 237; Bill Powell 225. TGIF: Odeen Walker 673; Allie Smith 244/600; Mike Byrd 269; Rob Kabala 268/693.

Twedt's - Men: Jon Baker 780, Danny Bolton 636, Bob Lawson 623, Dave Lawson 300/765, Loy Pryor 705, Guy Blazier 767 clean, Bob Hubbard Jr. 732, Adam Burdo 634, Bill Farren 665, Rich Barnes 659, Tod Janssen 708, Al Bihlander 653, Dick Rhors 707, Brendon Sullivan 604, Nick Cox 628, Gysin Bardo 621, Brent Dewar 797, Joe Alore 741, Al Longgood 611, Rick Schmidt 631, Jeff Dyar 663, Ron Sullivan 741, Jayme Dewyer 692, Art Woodruff 713, Dave Trovato 726, Owen McKenzie. Ladies: Dotty Blazier 555, Brenda Bholander 506, Jena Snyder 567, Lanie Weaver 606, Karen Burke 613, Kay McAleer 503, Jennie Moris 518, Idell Stemen 503, Joan Graff 502, Carmen Bremer 507, Aymee Torres 540, Shirley Jamison 558, Christine Srock 639, Debbie Minkle 531, Lee Reagan 519, Cathy Lisic 201/520, Barb Rhodes 533, Joan Terry 522, Peggy Hubbard 538, Judy Howe 556, Donna Tobin 549, Mary Quincy 518, Yolanda Houston 562, Michelle Huff 595.

Countryside - Thurs. Night Mixers: Brian Rolston 725. Thurs. Night Early Birds: Nate Heichelbech 768, J.R. Foraker 711. C-side Mixers: Mike Wetherell 804, Brett Pollack 737, Bill Lark 712, Devron Jackson 725. Mon. Night Businessmen: Nick Moldovan 721, Fred Aquino 706, Walt Coddington 755, Ron McCullough 750, Scott Williams 756, Todd Laufenberg 711, Dave Flack 733, Nick Francis 718, Jesse Francis 729. C-side Trio: Tom Wheeler 701, Kevin Ahern 719, Mike Wetherell 782, Rich Esposito 739, Mark Every 703. USBC Youth: Kristen Murrell 213/524; Louis Sadowski 226/552; Zachary Senter 216;624; Damian Little 225/584; Jason Martin 254/609; Kelly Fecke 258/664; Jay Zuerndorfer 220/527.

[Last modified April 12, 2007, 22:56:08]


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