This week’s column focuses on the younger bowlers.
St. Aloysius was crowned the champion in the annual after school bowling event at Al-Mar Lanes.
Teams from the various schools competed with the totals added together from two teams from each school
added to determine the winner.
Members of the championship teams included Colin Fahy with a high game of 159 for a 399 series. He had
the high individual total of the event. His teammates were Zach Moon, 263; Ryan Thomas, 251; and Zach
Thomas 249 for the boys; added with Meara Holden, 311; Alli Fahy, 304; Kaylee Dean, 275; and Whitney
Bechstein, 138, for the girls team.
Other top individual scores included, Miguel Lorenzen, 312, Kenwood; Jared Main, 297, Kenwood; Heather
Knowlton, Conneaut, 267; Daniel Zamarippa, Kenwood, 266; Ashley Knowlton, Conneaut, 257; and Connor
Main, Kenwood, 249.
NWO junior update: As previously reported, Jacob Spangenberg won the May event of the Northwest Ohio
Junior Tournament Bowlers Tour event held at Seneca Lanes in Fostoria.
Spangenberg qualified with a consistent 5-game total of 904, with all games between 174 and 187. In the
additional two games, he took the lead with a 195 and 243 boosting his total to 1,342 to claim the top
seed for the stepladder finals. He defeated Brandon Kennard, 199-158 to claim the $200 scholarship.
Justin Overhulse was the fourth seed after rolling games of 196 and 218 in his 893 qualifying round, and
adding 180 and 184 for 1,257 to claim the fourth seed. He lost to Garrett Stout in the first stepladder
match 246-191 and thus earned $70 in scholarship money. Kennard topped Stout before losing to
Alisha Noon earned the second seed in the girls division qualifying with games of 225 and 210 in her 964
five game set. She added a 233 and 90 for a 1,387 total, 25 pins off the top qualifier.
Only three girls advanced to the stepladder and Noon lost 153-142 in the first match to settle for third
place. Only the top two earned scholarships got the girls.
Regional opportunity: USA Bowling is holding eight regional events for youth teams. The events are
coordinated through the International Bowling Campus giving youth bowlers an additional way of competing
as a team.
The closest centers to Northwest Ohio include Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl, Lafayette, Ind. on Oct. 4-5;
Don Carter Lanes, Rockford, Ill., Oct. 18-19; and Rab’s Country Lanes, Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 8-9.
Other events will be held in Tacoma, Wash.; Tamp, Fla; Wichita, Kan., Fountain Valley, Calif.; and
Rosters can have up to six bowlers, although only four will compete at a time, and teams do not have to
be a member of a USA Bowling league to compete in the events.
There will be two divisions at each USA Bowling Regional – Under 12 (born Aug. 1, 2002 or later) and
Under 15 (born between Aug. 1, 1999 and July 31, 2002).
For more information visit BOWL.com/USABowling.
Publication note: The 11th Frame will appear online periodically throughout the summer as news warrants.