The 11th Frame

11th Frame  02.21.18


Local bowlers do well in tournaments, Pancha Melendrez shoots 300 and leads all Inter-City bowlers in singles

Congratulations to Bowling Green High School graduate Alicia Noon who last weekend bowled well enough to make the All-Tournament Team at the prestigious Hoosier Classic for collegiate bowlers held in Indianapolis. She currently attends Notre Dame College in Northeast Ohio.

Also two local teams attended the Ohio Intercity at the New Glass Bowl in Toledo last weekend with some very favorable results. The tournament runs through April 22.

Al-Mar Pro Shop rolled into third place with their 3,548 total and American Family Insurance knocked down 3,507 pins to place them currently in ninth. The Al-Mar team had three bowlers crack 700 led by Nick Jenne with games of 279, 237 and 200 for a 716: his brother Nick Jenne was close behind with his games of 199, 268 and 245 for 712; and their brother, Kurt Wood followed closely with his 242, 250 and 215 for 707. Rounding out the team were Pancha Melendrez with 568 and Ken North at 557. Their total included 288 pins handicap.

American Family Insurance was led by Chris DeLuca with a 714 with his games of 259, 212 and 243. Ryan Spangenberg added a 279 for his 646. The other team members were Randy Poe, 622; Jim Eckert, 613 and Easton Spangenberg at 603.

Pancha claimed the early lead with an 828 handicap total in singles. She shot an actual series of 759 including a concluding 300 game after beginning with 237 and 222.

Nick Jenne shot 794 with handicap and is currently fifth in singles. He had games of 231, 269 and 207 for a 707 actual series. Randy Poe shot 708 actual including a 276 game for his 753 handicap total.

In the doubles event Nick Jenne and Kurt Wood teamed for a 1,516 to put them into third place in doubles. Kurt led the duo with games of 268 and 256 in his 736 set; while Nick started a little slow but rebounded with 244 and 227 for a 660.

The brothers Spangenberg, who as many recall won the Bowling Green City Doubles tournament are in ninth with their 1,485 total. Ryan sizzled with his games of 225, 288 and 256 for his 769; while Easton added a 563 effort. Pancha and Randy Poe are currently 10th at 1,479. She had  games of 244 and 246 for a 694; while he added a 244 and 225 for 671.

From the scores you’ve just read, you might imagine, Nick with a 2,083 actual and 2,344 did well for the 9-game all-events. He is in fourth place at 2,344 with handicap; and Pancha is ninth with her 2,021 actual and 2,228 with handicap. Ryan also cracked 2,000 actual with his 2,069 for 2,159 with handicap.

In the district II sectional tournament for high school teams. Eastwood took second place in Napoleon and will advance to the district tournament on Friday. Also one of the girls Solana Lopez, on the Eastwood Eagles advanced as an individual with her 508 Series after the team failed to advance.


And finally on the tournament trail we turn to the local Sweetheart No-Tap  Doubles tournament at Al-Mar Lanes Saturday, Abby Lane and Dan Hines won with a handicap total of 1,781. They earned $120. While Dan had games of 258, 290 and 223, it was Lane who stole the show with her 300 middle game for an 899 handicap total. The duo had a 590 actual second game, with a combined 23 out of 24 possible strikes after he began with a spare in the first frame. It is important to remember the no-tap format where nine pins or more on the first ball counts as a strike.

The husband and wife duo of Marcia and Mark Wolford took second place at 1,678. Robin Euler and Jay Samelak earned  third place with 1,666. Fourth place went to Jen Vanscoder and Zach Steinman with 1,532; and the final cash spot was achieved by Delanie and Tom Adams with 1,618.

Ron Steinman had the high individual series with an 880 actual including his 280 followed by a pair of no-tap 300 games.


In the leagues:

With all the tournament news, for this week, we will not list the standings of each league, but merely bring you last week’s high bowlers for each league. For standings visit

  • Ladies Major was led by Heather Blanco with a 224 high game of 629; Pancha Melendrez had a high game of 235 in her 609 and Tricia Green shot a 234 and Yogi Wammes, 233.
  • In the Tuesday coffee League Cathy Lowry was high with her 185 and two-game total of 339. Vicki Carver shot a 175 game and Rachael London had a 335 total.
  • Jordan Shaw and Kyle Waynick tied for the high set in the Elks League with 709, each. Jay Haas had the high game with his 290 and Jordan shot a 279. For the women, Mallory Fritz was high with 628 including a 214 and Marcia Seubert shot a fine 233.
  • It took a 710 or better series to make the top five last week in the American League. Anita Dilsaver showed up all the men as she led the league with her excellent 778 set including a 286 game. Paul Overhulse had a 279 high in his 730; Dave Walter shot 721; Ryan Spangenberg had the league high game of 289 for his 719; and three bowlers totaled 710: Ron Steinman Jr. Kyle Waynick and Adam Dilsaver. Jeff Muir and Zeke Varella each shot a 287 game.
  • A familiar name returns to the spotlight this week. This time Pancha Melendrez led the Farm League with her 258 and 701. Dave Dohanos had a 609 and Marcos Zamudio bowled a 230 for his 605. Paul Klockowski had a 226 game.
  • Three bowlers cracked 700 in the Eagles League led by Mike Metzker with 279 for 731. Jay Samelak had a 264 for his 720 and Ron Steinman Jr. totaled 715. Jeff Szabo shot a 267 game.
  • In the Randy Miller doubles Kyle Waynick averaged 250 over the four games as he had a 278 for 1,000 pins total on the night. Jeff Sayre shot 259 for 920.
  • In the Vehtek 2nd Shifters, Bobby Roby was high with his 246 for 637 and Joey Burciga had 237 for 573. For the women of the league Leigh Hesselbart was high with 153 for 437.
  • Avery Latta again led the youth bowlers with his 244 game and 654 series. Linda Alfaro was high for the girls with her 156 and 456 set in the Bobcat 2 a Days League.
  • Ayden Schroeder led the boys with his 354 series including a 123 game. Conner Main had the high game at 126 for his 349. For the girls Kyleigh Lieu was high with her 110 and 284.
  • Because it’s only a monthly or so league, we will list the standings of the ASD I Remodeling Tour Trials league Bagrowski leads at 101-49 followed by Wammes, 87-53. Zamudio is close behind at 81 ½-68 ½. Jon Myers was high last week with his 662 set including a 234 game Kyle Waynick shot 657 with a 221 high; and Mike Leese shot 640 with the league high 257 game.
  • For the first time this season, we had the standings of the Monday All Stars (after school) which is led by Team 2 at 59-21. Cash Wisniewski was high with his 285 two-game total with a 148 game. Charlie Busdieker had the high game of 158. For the girls Evie Kiger was high with her 256 total, including a 137 game; while Paige Wulff had the high game of 144. Also, the Tuesday All Stars is led by Team 14 with a stellar 25-5 record. Aiden Rohleder was high with his 186 and 337; while Rylee Ruehl had the high series for girls with her 266 and Eleanor Sarver had the high game of 148.
  • And finally last week’s high doubles total in the Fantasy Doubles was achieved by Euler-Sanchez with a 526 game and 1,370 total.