The regular season may be over, but there are still myriad opportunities to hit the lanes locally. The Wallenpaupack Bowling Center is sponsoring several summer leagues for everyone from the novice to the expert.

This week, the summer leagues began at the Wallenpaupack Bowling Center.

The most anticipated summer league was the Monday Summer PBA Scratch League. This arrived on the scene at Paupack Lanes in ‘06 and has steadily grown into an established entity.

This season, the league has taken another crucial step toward becoming a full-fledged USBC member, as it formally elected officials.

The league’s format underwent several modifications from last season. It now closely resembles that held by the Lake Region IGA Scratch Classic League, both individual match points and team match points.

Battling "The Shark"

Series points for both team and individual series also exist in this new format. The first week was contested on the Shark pattern...a pattern named because of the preferred method to play it: from deep inside the lane.

Due to modifications made to the pattern over the past few years, this pattern is becoming more and more playable on the second Norm Duke demonstrated in the ‘06 Babylon Lanes Open.

Hawley’s own Jason Lundquist played the lanes relatively straight on Monday evening, too. The veteran southpaw rolled a 660 series and took two of three of his games.

After the first week, Harry Steuhl and Frank Betz sit in first place. Betz was absent the first week and Lundquist served as his replacement.

This Monday, the league will again compete on the Shark pattern before changing to another of the name patterns for weeks three and four.

This league currently has eight teams competing in it. The league maxes out at twelve teams. Anyone interested in joining should call WBC at 226-8499.

The Thursday Summer Mixed League also began this past Thursday. The league hosts 11- four person teams and maxes out at 12.

Anyone interested in competing should call WBC at 226-8499 before it is too late. This league hosts some of Wayne County’s top bowlers, such as Gary Eisenhauer and Bob “The Silver Fox” Klemovitch.

The Friday Petersen League began this Friday, but was too late to make this edition. Be sure to read next week’s article for the recap of this league’s first week.

Leagues on the Horizon
This coming week, the Tuesday Youth-Adult League will begin, as will the Brian Hafler Memorial Scholarship League. Neither league is filled to capacity.

The youth-adult league consists of four people per team; at least one adult and up to three kids (a minimum of two kids).

The Brian Hafler Scholarship League was established to posthumously honor the dedication of Coach Brian Hafler who lost a battle to cancer earlier this year.

Attention, Please!
For years, Brian Hafler spent his Saturdays coaching youngsters at Wallenpaupack Lanes.

Unfortunately, Brian has left us. Help to assure Brian’s legacy does not become forgotten while helping Wayne County’s youngsters accrue a college fund.

While we have gotten a few businesses to donate to this deserving cause, the general response has been less than desirable.

If you are a business, know a business or are an individual who would like to donate to this fund, please send your donation to The Brian Hafler Memorial Scholarship League, 15 Bowling Center Lane, Hawley, PA 18428.

Please make checks and money orders payable to The Brian Hafler Memorial Scholarship League.