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Fick, Warner end junior tourney like Champions

By PHIL GULICK

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 2, 2001


Mike Fick and Edmund Warner each won two titles and Jamie Potter and Kelly Fecke tied for the scratch singles championship as the Upper Pinellas Junior Bowling Association's Tournament of Champions ended Sunday at Dunedin Lanes.

Fick captured the Class AA scratch singles crown with a 701 series, then teamed with Brandon Derry to win the scratch doubles championship with a 1,348 pinfall. They represented Rainbow Lanes.

Warner took the Class B handicap singles with a 722 series, then helped the Strike Stealers of Rainbow Lanes win the Class A handicap title with a 2,741. His teammates were Kevin McCaffrey, Jose Espino and Charles Egnor.

Potter and Fecke, top-notch scratch players in the Countryside Lanes youth leagues, each rolled a 619 scratch series to share the Class AA singles championship. Other girls singles winners were Crystal Goeller, Heather Brady, Aleese Bell and Keisha James. Fecke rolled a 266 game. Countryside Lanes' Don't Be Afraid -- Stephen Rodriguez, Shawn Ryan, Nick Gates and Billy Kitchens -- won the Class AA scratch team title with a 2,560 total. Gates fired a 298 game in his singles competition, but didn't win.

Other boys singles winners were Tim Powers, Mathew Uelmenn and Randy Denamen.

Tournament highlights were more than two dozen 200-plus games by the boys and girls, including a 269 from Jon Wilson, 244 from Crystal Stutler, 266 from Ryan and 246 from Potter.

Rodriguez fired a 738 series, and Heather McManus rolled a 614. The event drew 34 teams.

MEREDITH HOT: Matt Meredith of Sunrise Lanes rolled a 682 series to take the A Division singles lead, then teamed with Ryan Shumar for a 1,392 pinfall and the doubles lead in the Greater Pinellas YABA Championship Tournament at Twedt's Lanes.

Meredith keyed Sunrise Lanes No. 1 to the B Division's top spot with a 2,748. Teammates were Eric Chambliss, Monika Morris and Shumar.

Twedt's Lanes No. 5 and The Strikers and Hot Peppers, both from Ten Pin Lanes, are the other team leaders.

Ernie Trembath, Jason Sigmarovicg, Dan McLaughlin and Keevan Taplock are the other singles leaders.

TEAM LEADERS: With six weeks left in the season, the Fireballs, Striking City and Team No. 2 lead the the Countryside Lanes youth leagues.

Corin Agoris' 93-194 led teammates Vincent Sadowski, George Petersen and the Fireballs to a 44-12 points mark in the 8-and-under Young Olympians.

Joseph May rolled a 200-541 to keep Striking City in first in the Junior Olympians 9-11 division. His teammates were Matthew Helmer, Louis Sadowski and Anthony Kinney.

Stephen Farlekas nailed a 222-543 for the week's high in the Olympians, but Team No. 2 maintains the lead with a 47-9 record.

Greg and David Lindberg, Brandon Kilpatrick and Brian Bright are Team No. 2 in the 12-and-over competition.

Shawn Ryan rolled a 258-695 to push Team No. 1 to a 39-17 mark in the Countryside Elite for 12-and-over high-average players. His teammates are Billy Kitchens, Scott Meredith and Jamie Potter.

Ryan leads the Elite Scratch Singles with a 128-33 record, followed by Meredith at 101-60. Ryan heads the Gold Singles with a 114-30 mark. Potter relinquished her Gold Singles lead to Kelli McManus (102-45).

Team No. 13 -- Regina Mowbray, Brandon Alipour, Ben Zold and Cliff Barnes -- own the B.C. Junior Gold league lead at 88-32. Kevin Hindin of Team No. 5 rolled the week's high game (259), and Meredith recorded a 653 series.

WORRALL WINS: St. Petersburg's Kent Worrall won this seventh NABI title and $500 on Sunday, beating St. Petersburg's Craig Willner 248-191 at Seminole Lanes.

St. Petersburg's John Lewis was third, Clearwater's Al Falsone fourth and St. Petersburg's Marketta Davis fifth.

AROUND THE LANES: Loy Pryor's 837 scratch series is a record at Twedt's Lanes. ... Pat Wall rolled a 300-708 at AMF Kenneth City Lanes. ... Bob Jones fired a 290-738 at Dunedin Lanes. ... Paul Victory managed a 299 at Liberty Lanes. ... Judy Allen notched a 299-712 and Ken Devol a 297-684 at Sunshine Bowl.

- Phil Gulick can be reached at xerxes6@aol.com or xerxes6@juno.com.

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