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11th Frame: Pemberville Freedom team wins first responders tourney (04-30-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:06
Pemberville Freedom Fire Department won the Wood County First Responders Tournament at Al-Mar Lanes.
Formerly called the firemen's tournament, the Pemberville group totaled 3,026 with handicap to edge Weston II at 3,023. Weston FD III finished third at 2,982.
Mike Fritz led the championship team with a very consistent series of 636 with his games of 212, 210 and 214. Jamie Haas added a 191 game for a 518 effort. The remainder of the team was Blaine Hineline, Pep Martin and Dean Schuerman.
Mike Davies had high game of 253 in his 604 set to lead the second-place team. His teammates were Jeff Helberg, who shot a 911 in his 525; Randy Tolles; Ron Tolles; and Rob Trumbull.
Todd Anderson led the third-place team with a 205 for 566. His teammates were Danielle Langley, Desiree Langley, Bill Michalski and Brian Langley.
Mike Wiener of Weston 4 had the high game and set of the day rolling a 257 along with a 7 for 667. Eric McEwen of Cygnet Fire had games of 233 and 222 in his 641.
Also competing were two teams from Lake Township, two teams from Grand Rapids Township, Troy Township, Central Joint Fire District and Jackson Township/Hoytivlle Fire Department.
Singles finals: On Sunday, Al-Mar held the finals of the season-long series of singles tournaments. Joe Beck qualified third for the stepladder finals and advanced all the way to the championship. Beck defeated top seed Brian Orth 239-208 in the title match to earn the $300 top prize plus free lineage for one season in a league of his choice for the 2013-14 season. Qualifying scores for Beck included a pair of 234 games along with 186 and 183 for an 837 total.
Beck opened the stepladder final defeating fourth-seed Wes Wint, 214-186, to advance and defeat second-seeded Yogi Lorenzen, 256-200, in the semifinals.
Beck is a regular in the Sentinel Classic and will likely use the winning prize for that league.
Orth earned $180 for his runner-up finish. Orth was the top seed rolling games of 161, 246, 3443 and 227 for an 866 4-game total.
Lorenzen shot games of 211, 201, 167 and 241 for 820 actual and was the only finalist to receive handicap boosting her total to 852. She earned $120 for third; while Wint, who opened with a 259 game finished at 796, the fourth best qualifying total and pocketed $85.
Vinny Hock/Randy Miller reminder: Al-Mar will hold both the annual Vinny Hock Memorial and Randy Miller Memorial tournaments on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
The entry fees are used to support youth bowling in Bowling Green. The two tournaments are run simultaneously with both a handicap and scratch winner determined by stepladder finals. The winner of each tournament earns a shirt recognizing the win.
Spring/summer leagues: Al-Mar has two additional spring and summer leagues beginning in May. The "Tour the World" league will bowl on Tuesdays beginning May 14 at 7 p.m. The three-person teams will bowl four games each night in a 2-game, two matches per set format. The lane conditions will use various "Sport" patterns each week.
Organizers say the conditions will be "tough." The last week of bowling on Aug. 13 will be a stepladder finals based on standings. Handicap will be used with 80 percent of a 200 average.
The other league beginning in May will be a mixed trio league. The Thursday night league is open to any combination of men and women beginning on May 16. The last league week of Aug. 15 is a fun night.
High Rollers:
Bowler    Game    Series
House shot
Pancha Melendrez
259    708
same set    228,223
Mary Ann Dimick
253,235    675
Conni Steffen    237    -
Linda Caudill    220    -

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