By BILL RYAN
Bobcat girls and Panther boys claim NLL bowling titles Saturday
Pancha Melendrez scorches out a 736 series in the Eagles League
The Bowling Green Bobcat girls bowling team won the Northern Lakes League title on Saturday at Al-Mar Lanes as the center hosted the conference year-ending tournament. The girls tied with Napoleon during the season but claimed league honors by wining the tournament. The Bobcat boys won the tournament, but took second place in the league to Maumee Panthers took the league title after dominating (9-1) during the regular season and finishing second in the tournament.
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While the Dallas Cowboys didn’t make the NFL playoffs, the team composed of bowlers in the V-Tech 2nd Shift league at Al-Mar Lanes walked away with the championship going undefeated in the championship Super Bowling footbowling tournament at Al-Mar. Championship team members were Nate Giesige, Logan Mack and Pat Iffland. They won the championship defeating the Colts 16-0.
This unique format award touchdowns and, field goals, etc. related to the bowling scores. They scored three field goals and one touchdown with an extra point. Logan led the team in the championship with games of 179 and 202 for 531 with handicap for the two games. Pat had a 20 and 483 with handicap; while Nate had 45 with handicap.
Runners-up the Colts won their first three matches but lost to the Cowboys in the semi-finals and the finals in the double-elimination bracket. The Colts were composed of Shad King, Brad Simon and Kyle Waynick. Brad led the team in the championship match with games of 231 and 246 for 495 with handicap. Kyle had 203 and 210 for 413 with handicap.
A reliable source at Al-Mar said all three of the champions have purchased new equipment including new top of the line bowling balls and have been practicing regularly to improve their game. It appears it is paying off for them.
NEW league forming
Al-Mar has rolled out a new league with a unique format. It is promoted as being “for novice bowlers with experience in drinking.” OH NO — could it be bowlers who imbibe? Yes. It is called the “Bowling With Wine/ Craft Beer League.” Bowling on Friday evenings, the four person teams will be served two glasses of wine or two beers as part of their league fees. Bowlers must be 21 or older. The league will use a no-tap scoring system where nine pins knocked down on the first ball counts as a strike. The cost is $15 per week per bowler.
Each team will consist of four bowlers, men, women or any combination. Two games are bowled each night. The short season league begins Feb. 23 and bowls every Friday at 6 p.m. through May 18. Bowlers will sample new beers and wine each week. Call Al-Mar at 419-352-4637 to sign up your team.
Sweetheart specials for a Steak Dinner for two for $30 and a mixed tournament to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Contact Al-Mar for details.
IN THE leagues
With all the other news this week we will briefly highlight each league.
- Turkey Hunters leads the Bobcat 2 a Days. Linda Alfaro was the high bowler and the high girl with a 222 game and 570 series. Austin Bowen was the high boy with 166 and 416.
- The Buckeyes have a narrow 1-point lead over Al-Mar Barbies in the Rally’s Junior All Stars. Ayden Schroeder was high last week with his 130 and 322. Kyleigh Leu led the girls with .120 and 295.
- Main & Sons Plumbing and Easy Street Cafe are the two divisional leaders in the Ladies Major league. Pancha Melendrez had the only 600 series last week and Betty Winnick had the high game of 212.
- Teams 8 and 4 sit atop the standings in the Tuesday Coffee League. Cathy Lowry had the high totals last week with her 181 and 337 two-game set.
- Juan More Time and Homes by Josh Doyle are the divisional leaders in the Elks League. Sam Wiley led the women last week with her 268 and 657. Mallory Fritz had a 254 game. For the guys it was Brent Norris on top with his 280 for 718. Gene Van De Velde also broke 70 with his 706.
- Jug’s South is perfect after the first two weeks in the final third in the American league. South River Mechanical leads the other division. Dave Walter, 710, Brad Simon, 703 and Ryan Spangenberg, 702 each broke 700 last week. Chris DeLuca had the high game of 267.
- Spoerl 2, Bechstein Farms and CJ’s Sports Bar are all tied for first in the Farm League. Paul Klockowski and Marcos Zamudio tied for high series last week at 610. Jordan Engle had the high game of 275.
- Rosenboom and Ryan’s Steak House each began the final third with a perfect week in the Eagles league. Pendleton and Sons are the leaders in the other division. Pancha Melendrez led all bowlers with her 736 series including a 266 game. Terry Leek, 710 and Randy Poe, 706 also broke the 700 mark. Kris Kolk had the high game of 278. Poe had a 267 game and Leek, 266.
- 2 Pins, 1 Ball leads the Vehtek 2nd shifters League. Wes Wint had the high series of 554. Steven Majewski bowled the high game of 224.
- Henderson-Van DeVelde are tied with Crusa-Miller in the Randy Miller Doubles league. Kolk-Wammes are only one point back. Shaun Crusa led the bowlers last week with his 278 for 971 for his four games. Yogi Wammes shot a 258 for 915.
- Bagrowski leads and Wammes is in second in the demanding ASD I Remodeling Tour Trials league. Kyle Waynick led all bowlers last week with his excellent 279 game for 731. Mickey Higham had a 269 and Jon Myers totaled 690.
- And finally Steinman-Sanchez leads the Fantasy Doubles League. The North-Melendrez duo had the high scores among ell the teams last week with a 511 game and 1,421 total.