11th Frame  04/19/18

11th Frame  04/19/18


Youth find success on the lanes

This week we will look at both the recent Adult-child tournament held at Al-Mar Lanes as well as announce successful qualifiers for the annual youth Pepsi tournament.


In the adult-child event, the winner in the bantam division was Blair Baldonaldo with his adult partner Dave Walter. Walter rolled a 675 series while Blair shot a 207 for 882 actual and a winning 1,287 with handicap. While it was a champion in the youngest division, they topped the scores posted by all the bowlers of any age. For the win Blair received a medal and a $35 Amazon gift card.

Second in the bantams went to Niko Hartbarger and Gloria Sharpe at 1,118 with handicap. Niko earned a $20 card.

Gift card amounts were based on the number of entries in that division.

For the next older age division, Lucas Lily teamed with Juan Ybanes to win the Prep division Lucas bowled a 337 series including a high game of 120; while Ybanes shot a 247 final game for 658. They won the division with a handicap total of 2.356 pins. Lucas won a $40 Amazon card. Second in the division was taken by Easton Duncan and Jerry Crawford at 1,185. The third and final placement in the Preps was taken by Dakota Blasius and Mark Burks with 1,181 pins with handicap. Dakota took home a $10 gift card.

Moving up one age division, taking first place and second overall among all youth was Miguel Lorenzen and Nate Henschen. Miguel bowled a 403, with Henschen adding a 234 final game for 671. They totaled 1,278 with handicap to claim the $40 card for Miguel. Avery and Todd Latta took second in the division at 1,244. Avery Latta shot a fine 218 game for a 513 series; while the elder Latta added a 232 for 632, Avery received a $25 card. Taking the third and final placement for the Majors went to Nico Calderon and Lucas Jenne. Nico had a 481 series while Jenne knocked down 1,222 pins for the award of a $10 card.

There was only one entry in both the junior and major divisions so each won a $20 card. Winning the Junior division with a 1,249 total was Madisyn Duncan and Vicky Wohn; While winning the eldest division was Sophia Calderon and Pancha Melendrez. . Sophia shot a 550; while Calderon bowled a 671 for a tournament high 1,181 actual 1,235 with handicap.



The  Ohio Pepsi youth tournaments award scholarships for the top bowlers. The following bowlers from Al-Mar Lanes (with their series and division recently qualified to advance:

  • Benito Baldonado, 336, U10 boys
  • Jerrad Main, 458, U12 boys
  • Avery Latta, 544, and Colin Fahy, 491, U15 boys
  • Linda Alfaro, 497 and Jena Kirian, 484, U15 girls
  • Dakota Blasius, 726, U10 boys
  • Madisyn Duncan, 741, U12 girls
  • Derek Michaelis, 712 U20 boys,*

* Not an Al-Mar league bowler but a Wood County resident


Kids Bowl Free is still taking registration for youth to be able to bowl free throughout the summer. Details at KidBowlFree.com

The year-end tournaments for Al-Mar games are coming up the last week of this month through May 1. Those tournaments include Bingo, 9-Pot, Poke and Brackets. More details available at Al-Mar Lanes.

In the Leagues

  • The American League wrapped up last week with Al-Mar Pro Shop defeating Al Smith Chrysler 3-2 in the Baker-format battle of division winners. Team members for the champions were Lucas Jenne, Nate Henschen, Nick Jenne, Ken North.  and Kurt Wood. The other division champions who were league runners up were Jim Smith, Tim Neiling, Dan Hines, Eric Slater and Scott Slater. Tony Wright had the season high handicap series of 852; while Chris Deluca Jr. had the high scratch effort of 802. Jay Samelak rolled the only 300 game of the season and Jeff Muir rolled a 329 handicap game. Kyle Waynick had the league’s top average with his 225.11.
  • Rusty Henderson and Gene Van de Velde paired up to win the Randy Miller Doubles League title. Kris Kolk had the league’s high 4-game total of the season with his 1,047 and Todd Buehrer recorded the high handicap series of 1,101. Shaun Crusa rolled the only 300 game of the season and Van de Velde had the high handicap effort of 318. Jeff Sayre had the high average of 224.88
  • In the demanding conditions of the ASD I Remodeling Tour Trials League Bagrowski is on top of the standings with 145 wins followed by Steinman and Wammes in second and third, respectively. Last week’s high series was rolled by Chris Bagrowski at 634. The only other bowler to crack 600 was Justin McCamey with his 601, including the week’s high game of 235 which was tied by Brian Armstrong.
  • Marsh & Marsh has a narrow lead over Main & Sons Plumbing and Jackson Five in Division 1 of the Ladies Major; while Easy Street and Luckey Junction are tied in Division 2. The league is winding down the season. Yogi Wammes led all bowlers last week with her 237 high in her 641. Pancha Melendrez had the high game of 268 for a 626. bowled a 243.
  • Rosenboom and Gerdeman Insurance face off this week for the East Division title of the Eagles League; while Easy Street and Tin Man Heating will battle for the West division title. The two winners will face off for the league championship. Last week’s highs were rolled by Ken North with is 279 for 702 Ryan Allgire shot a 264 and Bob Boltz a 682. Ron Steinman bowled 258 for 680.
  • Mills Jewelry battles Wood County Insurance for the East Division title in the Elks League; while Homes by Josh Doyle vies with Bob Lee Insurance for the West Crown. Last week’s high effort was turned in by Matt Truman with his 289 for 725. Dean Bressler shot a 258 and Brent Norris totaled 669. For the women Mallory Fritz had a 239 for a 694 series. Yogi Wammes shot 225 for 631,
  • And in the Tuesday All Stars after school bowling Teams 2 and 4 are tied for first place. Tucker Snyder led the boys with his 164 and 317; while Chris Bullis totaled 279 for his two games and Quentin Foos bowled a 148 game. For the girls, Tristan White was high with her 150 and 269; Megan Cicigoi totaled 253 and Emily Lantz had a 144 game.