11th Frame  –  12.14.17


Area youth qualify for Pepsi tournament

Two dozen youth bowlers have qualified for the district portion of the annual Pepsi Tournament through their scores at Al-Mar Lanes. All qualifying is based on actual scores with the top qualifiers for both boys and girls in their respective age divisions advancing. There were two separate qualifying periods with the top bowlers from each session earning the right to advance to Southwyck Lanes, Toledo, in March for the district tournament. The top bowlers at the district will advance to the state finals in Columbus.

Those bowlers earning advancement by divisions with their series are as follows:


  • 10 and under: Kyleigh Leu, 227; Adylynn Babcock, 169
  • 12 and under; Jocelyn Zellers, 339; Kaitlyn Roeser, 268
  • 15 and under: Jena Kirian, 445; Linda Alfaro, 518
  • 20 and under: Destiny Garner, 493; Kelly Miller, 440


  • 8 and under: Blair Baldonado, 149; Hunter Cline, 203
  • 10 and under: Conner Main, 349; A.J. Bueher, 310; Ayden Schroeder, 285; Benito Baldonado, 299; Duncan Easton, 279
  • 12 and under:Jerrad Main, 445; Ben Melendrez, 308
  • 15 and under: Avery Latta, 492; Colin Fahy, 454; Nico Calderon, 445; Austin Bowen, 445; Clayton Genson, 510; Miguel Lorenzen, 369
  • 20 and under: Brandon Knell, 664; James Alfaro, 544.

Holiday news

  • The 12 Days of Christmas Specials continue through Dec. 23. The final six days will feature Dec. 18: Kids Bowl Free 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 19: BOGO one game of bowling; Dec. 20: $4 Al-Mar towels, saving nearly $2; Dec. 21: $1 off bowling socks; Dec. 22 BOGO fountain soft drink; Dec. 23: BOGO pizza.

For those not familiar BOGO is buy one, get one free.

  • Specials in the pro shop, ideal for bags, balls and shoes for Christmas presents, or other supplies for stocking stuffers.
  • Reservations being taken for the New Year’s Eve party, and still limited dates available for group holiday parties throughout the holiday season

In the leagues

  • Rally’s Junior All Stars is led by the Buckeyes at 22-6, with a four-point lead over Bowler Bears at 19-9. High last week individually was Conner Main with a 138 game and 330 series; Easton Duncan had a 279 and A.J. Bucher had a 115 game; for the girls Kyleigh Leu was high with her 86 game and 227 series. Adylyn Babcock had a 72 game and 169 series.
  • Team 5 leads the Bobcat 2 a Days League at 74-17 followed by the Turkey Hunters at 57-34. Clayton Genson had a 205 game; with Brandon Knell close behind at 202 and Colin Fahey with a 200. Brandon had the high series of the week with his 582. James Alfaro shot 544 and Colin had a 524 set. For the girls Linda Alfaro was high with her 185 and 518; Kelly Miller had a 157 game for 440; while Alli Fahey shot a 143 in her 374 set.
  • The Fantasy Doubles leagues adds two bowlers’ scores together no matter the leagues they bowl in for a secondary league. There are 22 teams involved. North-Melendrez are tied atop the standings at 70-35, followed by Wammes-Wammes at 67.5-37.5. King-Dimick, who had last week’s high total of 1,311 is fourth at 65.5-39.5. Steinman-Steinman had the high game of 522. Crusa-Wint had a 500 game and 1,309 total.
  • Two leagues bowl at unusual times, The VTech 2nd shifters start at 11:45 p.m.; while the Tuesday Coffee League bowls at 11 a.m.

Team 2 sits atop the standings of VTech at 38-18, followed by Team 7 at 35-20. Wes Wint had the high series of 565 including his 204 game; While Ben T (last name not provided) had a 211 game for 549. For the women, Leigh Hesselbart was high with her 152 for 354; while Rachel Mack shot a 125 for 347.

Team 9 leads Team 8 by one point in the Coffee League at 40-25 and 39-26, respectively. Lydia Meyer had the high 2-game total last week at 316 with Gloria Richards two pins back at 313. Gloria Snyder had the high game of 190 and Leona Sheeks shot a 172 game.

  • The Randy Miller Memorial league is a doubles league with two 2-game matches each week. Henderson-Van de Velde is in first at 56-24, followed closely behind by Buehrer-Schneider at 54-25 and Kolk-Wammes at 52-28. Jeff Sayre led the bowlers last week with a 280 game and 949 series. Shaun Crusa had an 892 set while Kris Kolk had a 258 game and Kyle Waynick, 257.
  • The challenging ASD I Remodeling Tour Trials league contested on primarily PBA lane conditions is led by the Bagrowski team at 73-32 followed by Zamudio with a 62.5-42.5 record; and Wammes in third at 58-47. Mickey Higham led all bowlers last week with his 267 for 725/ Ron Steinman had a 246 effort in his 693 set.  Doug Trumbull shot a 242 for 651.
  • We conclude this week with the four divisional leagues. The Ladies Major is led by Modern Woodmen in Division 1 at 19-2 followed by Marsh & Marsh at 17-4. Division 2 is led by Or’s Sunoco at 16-5 followed by both Al-Mar Lanes and Easy Street Cafe at 14-7 each.

Yogi Wammes out-bowled all the other women last week with her 247 game and 646 series. Pancha Melendrez shot a 222 for 575; while Sandy Naugle knocked down 219 pins for a 554 set.

  • In the Elk’s League Wittkamp Insurance leads the East at 78.5-29.5; followed by Mills Jewelry, just one game back. Over in the west division, Nine Balls has an 8-game lead over  Bob Lee Insurance, 65-43 and 57-51 respectively.

Two bowlers shot 700 series led by Juan Ybanes with a 289 for 747. Mike Leese totaled 728 and Gary Wachter had a 255 game. Tyson Felver had a 250 game for 667. For the women in the league Mallory Fritz had the high series at 600 followed by Sam Wiley with her 212 and 579. Andrea Blasius also recorded a 212 game.

  • American league standings show Jug’s South atop the East at 23-5 followed by a tie at 19-9 with Thayer Ford-Nissan and BG’s Handy Man at 19-9. The West is led by Southgate Lanes at 18-10 only one point ahead of Boys’ Nite Out at 17-11.

Paul Overhulse had the a tie for the high game of 279 with Chris DeLuca Jr. Brad Simon led the league with his 763 series, followed by Brian Dimick, 745; Ryan Spangenberg, 735; Lucas Jenne, 713 and Dave Walter,, 709. Both Spangenberg and Jenne had 278 games.

  • And finally in the Eagles League, Ryan’s Steak house leads the east at 15-6, followed by Golden Care Partners, LLC at 14-7. Atop the west standings is Easy Street at 19-2 followed by Pendleton and Sons at 14-7.

Last week’s top scorer Lucas Jenne with his 704 series including a 250 game. Jim Nielsen shot 698 and Kris Kolk 681. Rolling the top games were Richard Koontz and Zach Steinman, each with a 266; Doug Trumbull had a 258 and Ron Steinman, a 256.

(A computer malfunction delayed this week’s column. Hopefully, that won’t happen again. Writer sends his apologies.)