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NLL season winding down, Michael Wachter bowls 300 in the Eagles League

The Northern Lakes League season is winding down with the annual NLL tournament slated to roll at noon on Saturday at Al-Mar Lanes in Bowling Green.

For the girls, Napoleon is undefeated at 4-0, with BG in second at 3-2 Anthony Wayne is 1-3. Springfield is officially 0-4, however there have been times when they didn’t have enough bowlers to field a team.

Maumee has been the dominant team for the boys with a 7-1 record. Both Bowling Green and Napoleon are 5-3. Perrysburg is 4-5 followed by Anthony Wayne,  3-5 and Springfield 0-7.

The public is invited to attend the NLL tournament, but be forewarned it will be very crowded and congested inside the center on Saturday.

Sweetheart of a deal

Al-Mar will host a “Sweetheart Doubles” mixed doubles no-tap tournament on Feb, 17 at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Teams of same-sex duos will be accepted. One in five pairs will make the prize list. Get details and make your reservations at the bowling center.

In the pros

England’s Dom Barrett won the DHC PBA Japan Invitational this past week in Tokyo. It was the first event of the 2018 PBA season. Barrett defeated Kyle Troup 267-204 in the championship title match. He earned five million Japanese yen for the title, (Approximately $46,000 U.S.


In the leagues

  • We’ll start with the mixed leagues this week, and in the Mixed Up Guys  & Gals league Stoudinger-Click sit atop the standings at 54-23, Family Tradition is second at 44 ½-32 ½; and Chill Factor at 42-35, Roger Pierstorff led the league with his 235 for 671. Doug Devore shot 228 for 624 and Rob Johnson had a  224, 621.  For the women Cindy St. Peter was high with her 204, 541. Lori Hutton bowled a 191, 503.
  • A Split Happens leads the Jack & Jill league at 54-16, Latta-Zamudio is second at 44-26, followed closely by We’re Broken at 43-27, Kirk Starkey led the league last week with his 269 game and 686 series. Justin Hawkins had a 266 game in his 647 set; while Todd Latta knocked down 684 series with a 251 game. For the women Robin Starkey had a fine 269 game for a 672 series. Nancy Campbell had a 488 set and Jamie Smith nearly cracked 200 with her 199.
  • For the youth Turkey Hunters are in first at 40-9 followed by Pin Shakers, 28-21 and Team 2 at 26-23 in the Bobcat 2 a Days league. Avery Latta again led the league with his226 game and 558 series. Austin Brown had a 185, for 447. Linda Alfaro was the high girl with her 161, 429.
  • The Buckeyes and Al-Mar Barbies have the early lead as the third third begins in the Rally’s Junior All Stars tied at 12-0. Ayden Scchroeder was high last week with his 129 game and 324 series. Easton Duncan shot 113, 271. For the girls Madisyn Duncan was high with her 289 series and 121 game.
  • Focusing on the late shift, Vehtek 2nd Shifters, 2 Pins 1 Ball lead at 22-6 followed by Pocket Pounders, 18-10 and Team Hype Guys, 16-12. Wes Wint had the high series with his 614; Bobby Roby shot a 228 for 554 and Patrick Iffland totaled 535 with his league high game of 243. Lee Hesselbart led the women with her 179 game and 453 series.
  • Switching to the Fantasy world Steinman-Sanchez lead the Fantasy Doubles at 105-60. Melendrez-North is in second at 101 ½-63 ½ and King-Dimick is tied for third with Wammes-Wammes at 99 ½-65 ½. Close Trumbull had the high total last wek at 1,399 and King-Dimick had the high game of 521.
  • In the Ladies Major league Main & Sons Plumbing is in first in Division 1 at 39-17. Marsh & Marsh are second at 35-21. In the other division Easy Street Café leads at 36-20 followed by three teams tied at 30-26. Pat McCuthan-Verni led the league last week with her 210 and 582, MaryAnn Dimick, Yogi Wammes and Anita Dilsaver each bowled 212.
  • Down in the Farm League Spoerl 2 and Bechstein Farms are tied at 12-2 atop the standings, My 3 Sons is in third at 10-4. Pancha Melendrez had the high game of 238 last week. Paul Klockowski was close back with his 232 and led the league at 607. Rick Rahe had the only other 600 last week with his 603.
  • ASD I Remodeling and Jug’s South went perfect last week to tie for the early lead in the final third of the season at 7-0. Interestingly they tied for first in their East Division for the second third. South River Mechanical also went 7-0 to lead the West Division. For the second consecutive week Chuck Close had a hot hand and led the league with his 766 series, including a 288 game. Richard Koontz Jr. edged Close for high game at 289, Bill Schumacher recorded a fine 737 series. Other top games were bowled by Paul Overhulse 279 and Brian Dimick, 277.
  • In the Elks League Wood County Insurance leads the East at 166-104, followed by Wittkamp Insurance at 152-18. Out in the West division Rosenboom is atop the standings at 153-117. Nine Balls is second at 145 ½-124 ½, Lucas Jenne led the league with his 699 series; while Matt Truman shot 653 and Juan Ybanes, 648. The high games were recorded by Randy Sarver at 259 and Billy Malik, 251. For the women Sam Wiley shot 595 and Mallory Friitz 592. Yogi Wammes and the high game of 244 with Mallory bowling a 238 game.
  • The Coffee League is led by Team 8 at 59-36, followed by Team 9, 53-42 and Team 4, 51-44. Marge Houchins was high last week with her 186 for 323 total and Gloria Richards had a 305.
  • As we did last week, saved the best for last as the Eagles League wrapped up its second third crowning champions American Family Insurance, 49-21 in the east and Naugle in the west at 45-25. Michael Wachter recorded a perfect 300, finishing with a 685 series. Randy Poe had the high series of 732 followed by Ron Steinman 722 and Terry Leek, 705. Poe had a 288 game and Doug Trumbull shot a 279.


This Sunday is the Super Bowl Trio tournament at Al-Mar. Will the bowling Patriots or Eagles win on the lanes, or one of the other teams in the football-themed scoring system tied to bowling.