11th Frame  02.14.18

11th Frame  02.14.18


He only needed one hand

Did you catch Sunday’s broadcast of the PBA Tournament of Champions? Matt O’Grady, one of the three regional champions who qualified for the T of C through a pre-tournament qualifier climbed the ladder from the fifth seed to claim his first national title, and a major title at that. The two national titlists in the stepladder finals were third-seeded Jason Belmonte, the reigning PBA player of the year and the top seed Jesper Svenson. Both use the powerful two-handed approach. Belmonte from the right side and lefty Jesper Svenson. O’Grady appeared to be cool and calm throughout all four matches.


Yes, sweetheart, and a reminder

Likely by the time you read this Valentine’s Day will be over and done, but you can still bowl with your loved one in the Sweetheart Doubles No-Tap Tournament on Saturday at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. A special gift will be given for all who enter and other special prizes will be awarded at random. See Al-Mar or call 419-352-4637 for details.

The new Bowling with Wine/Craft Beer League begins Feb. 23 and runs on Fridays through May 18. It’s a two-two-two league, meaning two pairs of two bowlers will be bowling two games each week on each team and will get to try two new wine or craft beers each week. Designed with a fun format, it might just be two much fun.


In the leagues:

  • The second third wrapped up last week in the Ladies Major League. Main & Son Plumbing and Easy Street Cafe earned the championship in their respective divisions and are thus guaranteed to compete for the overall championship at the end of the season. Last week Tasha Wood had the high series of 568 including her 210 game. Marylou Myers and Anita Dilsaver each bowled a 212 game for the high game of the week knocking down series of 564 and 553, respectively. Pat McCutchan-Verni shot a 211.
  • The doubles team of Crusa-Miller maintains their hold on first place in the Randy Miller League. Interestingly last week the duo were also the top two bowlers in the league individually with Shaun Crusa bowling a 905 4-game total and Denise Miller adding and 856. She tied Kyle Waynick at 856, but he had the high individual game along with Bill Wammes at 279. Todd Buehrer bowled a 267 game.
  • The late night bowlers in the Vehtek 2nd Shifters League are led by 2 Pins, 1 Ball tied with Pocket Pounders at 27-15 with Team Hype Guys only one point back at 26-16. Bobby Roby led all bowlers last week with his 244 game and 602 series. Joey Vurciaga shot a 214 for 576. Bonnie Carrington led the women with her 166 game and 411 series.
  • After the second week in the third of the season Gerdeman Insurance in the East and Muffler Brothers in the West division each have only lost one game thus far worth two points. They lead their divisions with 12-2 records. Ryans’s Steak House in the East and Pendleton and Sons in the West are both 10-4 just one game back. Roy Naugle Sr. had the hottest hand last week with a 279 game and 765 series. Ron Steinman Sr. also shot a 279 and knocked down 750 pins total. Other 700 series included Jason Crowe, 712, Roger Pierstorff, 708 and Matt Hess, 704.
  • Jug’s South leads the East Division of the American Leagu8e with a 19-2 record, followed by ASD I Remodeling in second at 16-5. Over in the West Division, South River Mechanical and ASD Lawn & Snow Removal are tied at the top with matching 14-7 records. Kyle Waynick led the league last week with his 751 series, Doug Trumbull was close with his 747 and Roger Pierstorff shot 746. Rod Roth, 727 and Lucas Jenne completed the top five with his 723. Chris Deluca Jr. had the high game with 283. Both Trumbull and Waynick shot 279 games and Roth had a 276.
  • In the Farm League, Heritage House, My 3 Sons and CJ’s Sports Bar are all tied with 18-10 records. Pancha Melendrez had a 248 high game and recorded the high series at 658. Mark Wolford Sr. shot 238 for 644 and Rick Rahe had a 237 for 639. Marcos Zamudio tied Pancha for the high game at 248 and finished with a 636 series.
  • In the Elks 818 League, Homes by Josh Doyle has the best record at 46 ½-7 ½ and lead the West division with a 15-game advantage over Frank’s Sales at 31-23. Back East Wood County Insurance leads at 39 ½-14 ½ over jets Pizza at 35-19. Brent Norris was the top bowler with his 662, narrowly edging John Emmerich at 661. Richard Koontz had a 630 set and Billy Malik shot 627 Fritzy Fritz shot 626. Interestingly that 626 was matched by Bonnie Carrington who led all the women in the league with her own 626, Yogi Wammes bowled a 593 and Mallory Fritz totaled 583. Yogi Wammes outdistanced everyone including the men with her 257 game; while Sam Wiley shot a 244 game. Kyle Waynick had the men’s high game of 244, followed by Richard Koontz Jr. who had a 243 and Norris 242.
  • Team 4 has a 2-point lead over Team 8 in the coffee league. Linda Tebeau shot 327 and Julie Thayer 326 to pace the league. Cathy Lowry and Pat Limes at 322 each were close behind. Pat had the high game of 192 and Julie was close with her 185.
  • Turning to younger bowlers Turkey Hunters lead the Bobcat 2 a Days at 49-14 followed by Pin Shakers at 42-21 Avery Latta led the boys and all bowlers with his 210 for 565 Austin Bowen shot 179 for 448. Linda Alfaro was high for the girls with 156 for 431 and Sophie Kepling had a 124 game for 321.
  • The Buckeyes, 21-7, have a 1-point lead over the Al-Mar Barbies, 20-8 in the Rally’s Junior All Stars league. Ayden Schroeder led the boys with a 119 tame and 338 series. Mason Melendrez had a 113 game and Conner Main, a 309 set. For the girls, Kyleigh Leu led with her 121 for 288. Madysyn Duncan shot 115, for a 240 series.
  • A Split Happens leads the Jack & Jill league at 56-21 Latta-Zamudio stands in second at 51-26. Marcos Zamudio had the high set with his 619 Gene Van De Velde shot 232 for 603. Justin Hawkins had the high game of 239. For the women, Robin Starkey was high at 200, for 583. Cindy St. Peter bowled a 199 game and Nancy Campbell edged her in series, 229 and Nancy Campbell a 520 series.
  • Stoudinger-Glick have a one week’s lead over Family Tradition in the Mixed Up Guys and Gals league. Josh Crawford had the high set with his 260 game and 685. Doug Trumbull shot 259 for 667. Jake Stoudinger had the high game of 275 and totaled 637 and Ernie Tebeau had a 246 for his 610. For the women Lori Hutton rolled a 203 for 527 and Cindy McCarthy had a 191 for 512.
  • Steinman-Sanchez still lead the Fantasy Doubles at 124-71. Melendrez-North are second at 120 ½-74 ½, narrowly ahead of Wammes- Wammes at 119 ½-75 ½. Close-Trumbull had the high total last week at 1,399. North-Melendrez had the high game of 513.



All-League teams have been announced for the Northern Lakes League.

  • For high school boys bowlers. First team honors for the boys went to two Maumee Seniors: Alex Burton, 211.94 average; and Keaton Beaverson, 193.38 average. They were joined by Junior Nathan Webb of Anthony Wayne, 203.24 average and Sophomore James Alfaro of Bowling Green with a 198.36 average and Evan Horner, Napoleon at 214.58 average. Bowling Green bowlers may recognize the Beaverson name, as Keaton is the son of Jim and the grandson of Dick, both noted BG bowlers.

Second team honors went to Colin Fahy, Bowling Green, Carson Flynn, Perrysburg, Sam Hensley, Anthony Wayne, Levi Anderson and Bryce Trapp, both of Napoleon.

  • NLL girls honors found three champion Bowling Green Bobcats joined by two Napoleon Wildcats on the first team. Sofia Calderon, 180.53, Kelly Miller, 170.47 and Destiny Garner, 163, for BG along with Lydia Wachtman, 171.07 and Heather McMahan, 168.27 for Napoleon.

Second team honors went to Jenna Kirian and Ally Fahy of Bowling Green; Jessica Tubbs and Skylar Kolb, Springfield and Abby Detmar, Napoleon.

  • High school sectionals begin this weekend. Wood County teams bowling in Division 2 on Friday at 5 p.m. in Napoleon for the boys are Eastwood and Rossford. The girls bowl at noon on Saturday at the same locations. The top four from the site advance to the district at Interstate Lanes in Rossoford  on Thursday for the girls and Friday for boys both at 5 p.m.
  • The Division 1 schools bowl the following week in sectionals with both Bowling Green and Perrysburg boys and Bowling Green girls. More on that next week.