The 11th Frame
By Bill Ryan
October is busy time at Al-Mar
Bowling is in full swing at Al-Mar Lanes this month. All the fall leagues are active with the exception of the Farm League which will begin in less than a month. The Surviving the Game interleague competition kicked off this week.
Upcoming events include the annual World Series of Bowling which uses Basebowl scoring and will be contested on Oct. 29. There are still team openings for the trio tournament.
On Halloween, there will be a special evening of bowling between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. where people can rent a lane for two hours of Kosmic bowling including a pitcher of soft drinks of light beer for $59.95. Reservations are requested in advance to assure having a lane at that party.
In the leagues
This week we highlight the East Division of the Wednesday night American League. Half way through the first third of the season only 6 points separates the top team from the last place team in the division. As there are a maximum of 7 points available each week, mathematically, the last place team can pass the first place team in one night. That is a very tight field of teams. Jug’s South is in first with a 25-10 record. Thayer Ford-Nissan is only one game back at 24-11. Sundae Station/Brant Ent. is third at 22-13. Al-Mar Pro Shop stands at 21-14; ASD I Remodeling and Or’s Sunoco ar both 20-15; with Modern Woodmen and BG’s Handy Man are both 19-16. In the West Division Al Smith Chrysler is in first at 26-9. They have an 8-game lead over their nearest challenger, Boy’s Nite Out at 18-17.
Kurt Wood with 256, 711 and Shooter King with his 705 led the league last week. Bill Wammes bowled a 700. Ryan Spangenberg and Paul Overhulse each had a 267 game last week. Mickey Higham had a 265 game. Ron Steinman has the high average in the league at 226.
Turning to the youth bowlers, congratulations to Avery Latta who bowled a 252 game and 569 series to pace the Bobcats 2 a Day league last week. Jena Kirian had the high game for the girls with her 478. Destiny Garner had a 189 high game for the girls.
Team 3 leads the league at 20-8, followed by Team 5 at 19-9.
In the Rally’s Junior All Stars League Team 3 leads at 21-7 and Team 4 is second at 19-9. Connor Main led the league with his 263 series and 136. For the girls Kyleight Leu had the high set at 185 with her 8 game.
Ryan Allgire with 268, 706 and Zach Steinman, 257, 702, were the top bowlers last week in the Eagles Leauge. Brian Murray had the high game with 269. Gary Wachter leads the league with a 226 average.
Frisch’s Bib Boy leads the East division at 29-6 followed by Gerdeman Insurance is second at 28-7. In the West Division Naugle is in first at 24-11 with Tin Man Heating & Cooling in second at 18-17.
Tyson Felver had the high score last week in the Elks Leauge with a 280 game and 731 series. Terry Leek bowled a 267 game and Roger Pierstorff notched a 685 series. For the women, Sam Smith led with a 157 and 671; while Mallory Fritz had a a 239 game and Yogi Wammes had a 279 series.
Mills Jewelry leads the East division at 95-40, with Sportsman’s Taxidermy with 87-48. In the West division Franks Sales leads at 72-63 and JLS in second at 70-65.
In the Ladies Major League Marsh & Marsh sits atop Division 1 at 24-4 with a two-point lead over Becketts at 22-6. In Division 2, Or’s Sunoco leads at 19-9 with a two-point lead of Al-Mar Lanes at 17-11.
Pancha Melendrez had the high scores last week with 243 and 632. Tricia Green bowled a 235 and 598.
In the 4-game Randy Miller League Kris Kolk came within two pins of perfection with his 298 and ended wstih the high of the season 1,047. Jeff Sayre bowled 287 for 984.
Mitchell-Otte lead the league at 73.5-26.5. Smith & Wesson are in second at 60.5-39.5.
In the most challenging league at the center the ASD I Remodeling Tour Trials. VanDeVelde leads at 22-8 followed by Steinman at 19.5-10.5.
Kyle Waynick had the top scores last week with his 234 and 665 series. Nate Henschen was close behind with his 225 and 622.
Cathy Lowry was the top bowler in the Tuesday Coffee League with 178 and 333. Tems 3 and 10 lead the league in a tie at 13-7,