Local league bowlers were out in force this week for competition at Paupack Lanes. AHA Enterprises continued its torrid streak, taking 7-of-9 points in Wayne Commercial League showdown. The team now boasts an eye-popping record of 80-19.
Wayne County’s keglers were at the center of the local sports spotlight this past week.
The excitement began last Friday, Mar. 20 when AHA Enterprises continued its winning trend during the Wayne Commercial League at Wallenpaupack Bowling Center.
The defending champions renewed their rivalry with BVH ...a team led by Kathleen Conklin, Wayne County’s top female bowler with a 221 average.
After disposing of their opponents the first two games, the third game offered a bit of irony. Following their early domination, it became obvious that the third game was going to be a much tighter contest.
Despite putting up a 1097 scratch score as a team, due in large part to Scott Bates rolling the 6th perfect game of his career — the defending champions were unable to sweep. Still, AHA Enterprises walked away from the night winning seven points and only losing two.
“We are now the fastest team [in the house’s history] to get to 80 points,” said Holewka following his team’s win.
They now hold a record of 80-19 for the half.
Perhaps Ron Holewka, AHA’s team captain, was correct in his assessment of his team earlier in the season when he confidently stated “You don’t want to bowl us.”
This Friday, Mar. 27, the Wayne Commercial League will feature what appears to be a preview of this season’s roll-off when AHA Enterprises takes on Steuhl and Sons. With a sweep, AHA can try to mathematically clinch the second half next week when they take on Varcoe Printing.
During the Lake Region IGA Scratch Classic League this past Tuesday, The Hawaiian Muscle continued their tropically-hot trend when they took on Harry’s Helping Hand.
The team was lead by Michael Markis who swept his opponent, Frank Betz (Hawley) with matches of 246-207, 232-201 and 257-204. Markis was victorious in series as well, 735-612.
The Hawaiian Muscle has now pulled itself to 1.5 points above Sparnon Wetlands for first place with five weeks remaining.
District 8 Championships
This past weekend, many of Wallenpaupack’s junior bowlers traveled to Spare Time Lanes in Tamaqua for the annual District 8 Pepsi Championship.
Unlike previous years, this season the usage of a sport-compliant condition is mandatory. This forces bowlers to be accurate and convert their spares.
The association would like to extend gratitude to Spare Time Bowl and their management and staff for their dedication and hard work to assure this year’s tournament was successful.
Around the Leagues
The high games were once again plentiful at 15 Bowling Center Lane.
Apart from Scott Bates’ 300 game, Tim Breitweiser, Sr. led the charge during last Sunday’s Mixed League. Hours of practice finally paid off as Breitweiser rolled a 286 game, his personal high.
In the Penn York League this past Monday evening, Tim Seretis rolled a 273 game and Matt Tardona, during Sunday’s Mixed League rolled a 687 series.
During this past Wednesday evening, Ellen Peet rolled consecutive games of 164, 207 and 229 for a 600 series.
Also with an honorable mention was Hilda Klemovitch with a 204 during Monday Afternoon’s Ladies League.
PBA Tour Update
This past week, Jason Lundquist traveled to AMF West Babylon Lanes in West Babylon, NY for this year’s The Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic.
After a discouraging start on the Viper pattern, Lundquist turned around in the second block on Shark, starting off with a 717 in the seven-game block. Unfortunately, Lundquist did not advance to match-play.
Despite much hard work and consistent desire to win, Lundquist’s chance of maintaining an exemption is contingent on him winning next week’s Lumber Liquidators 66th US Open in North Brunswick.
Should Lundquist fail to win, he will return to this year’s Lumber Liquidators Tour Trials and try to win his exemption back.
Many thanks are extended to local businesses which have called up and offered to sponsor this year’s Brian Hafler Memorial Scholarship League.
Those who would like to sponsor this event are encouraged to call Matt Tardona at 570-226-8499.