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Sullivan’s big tourney makes history | USA Today High School Sports

Henry Sullivan won the Senior Singles tournament to become just the third bowler in Port Huron Bowling Association history to win both that tournament and a Match Game Singles title. The other two that have accomplished that were Paul Collins and Gary Mitchell. While dominating much of the tournament, Sullivan held on in a thrilling final match against Henry Brown to win by a single mark. Brown had defeated Kregg Bellhorn to make the title match. The other semifinalist was Paul Collins, who made a strong attempt to become the first two-time winner in the event’s eleven year history.

Terry Krause was high qualifier for the tournament before getting edged out by Collins by one pin in the quarterfinals where both bowlers were well over average. Others to advance out of qualifying into bracket play, in order of qualifying score, were Chuck Osentoski, defending champion Raleigh Johnson, John Santo, Steve Jakubowski, Kevin Renno, Frank Mitchell, and Dennis Kuester. Sullivan had high scratch score from qualifying with a 712 series, followed by Osentoski 690 and Jakubowski 671.

In league play, the women had three 700 series and two of them came from Jaclyn Meldrum. She was high for the week with a 747 in the Blue Water Mens league at St. Clair River Lanes and also a 704 in the Wednesday Night 3 Sums league at Colony Bowl. Meldrum also had the two highest games of the week with a 287 and 280.

Shawna Lentner tossed the second best series at 719 in the Cowboys & Indians league at Port Huron Lanes. She was the ninth different woman to top 700 already this season. Last season’s seventeen 700 series were spread among only seven women.

Dylan Jacobs owned the only award score of the week getting an 801 series in the 3-B4-1 league at Port Huron Lanes, including games of 242, 280 and 279. This was his fourth time eclipsing the 800 mark. Considering his 300 and 299 games earlier in the year, Jacobs is an early-season contender for the All Association Team.

Four bowlers had outstanding scores that just missed award level. Dirt Smith rolled a 795 series in the Blue Water Mens league at St. Clair River Lanes. Gary Weiss had 790 in the Friday Morning Industrial league at Port Huron Lanes. Dave Klaas and Ron Cramer took perfect game bids to the twelfth ball in Cowboys & Indians ending with 299 and 298 games respectively.

Alicia Schroeder had second high game of the week for the women with a 278 in the Wednesday Night Ladies league at Port Huron Lanes. She was followed by Shawna Lentner 259, Amanda Roose 255, Melissa Legault 248, Joddy Swoffer 237 & 224, Karyn Mazei 234, Kristie Lashbrook 230, Terry Crampton 225 & 222, Jen Klein 224, Michelle Carlson 223, Lee Ann Ganhs 222, Dara Sinclair 222, and Kelley Conard 221.

Melissa Legault led the rest of the women high series with a 686. Other women topping the 600 mark were Karyn Mazei 669, Joddy Swoffer 642, Alicia Schroeder 642, Kristie Lashbrook 640, and Terry Crampton 633.

Four other bowlers topped the 750 series mark, including Matt Pawlak 772, Ron Cramer 768, Scott Badley 763, and Ray LaVere 759. They were followed by Cliff Crawford 747, Matt Langolf 746 & 721, Pat Reilly 744, Sebastion Freeman 742, Dave Cox 742, Len Hill 740, youth bowler Blake Symon 739, Darryl Keding 736, Jim Eldridge 732, Henry Sullivan 730, Chuck Ouellette 723, Mike Gossman 723, and Nate Bowen 722.

Other high games were Jim Gibson 289, Kurt Distelrath 289, Ryan Kelly 289, Dirt Smith 288, Ray LaVere 288, Jeff Morrison 285, and Jim Stewart 284. There were also 279 games from Len Hill, Randy Verbeke, Don Purdy, Josh Frey, Dave Cox, Scott Badley, Gary Weiss, and Matt Pawlak.

Special Mention: Cindy Badley covered six splits in one league session picking up the 3-6-7, the 4-5, and the 5-10 once each, and the 8-10 three times. Sue Monzo was 88 pins over average with a 212 game in the Saturday Nite Bridge league at Port Huron Lanes. A couple bowlers in the Sunday Funtimers league at Bowl O Drome also had great games. Carol Seaman was 78 pins over average with a 209 and Ashley Arvoy was 65 pins over average with a 177.

Upcoming Tournaments: The Fall Senior Nonsenior Doubles tournament will be November 8 at Port Huron Lanes. There will be two qualifying shifts (9:00AM and 12:00PM) with the finals immediately following. One of the doubles partner must be age 50 or higher as of the moment the tournament begins, and the other must be under 50. It is a 90% handicap tournament and entry forms are available at all PHBA bowling centers or online at phba.net. Contact Henry Sullivan at 810-300-1433 for more information.

Split Conversions:

4-7-10: Shirley Stevens, Melissa Bacon; 3-7-10: Julie Halliday; 5-10: Mike Latarte, Anna Betts, George Schindler, Scott Domke; 3-6-7: Cindy Badley, Gale Messing; 3-6-7-10: Dawn Diaz; 4-10: Jackie Karl; 5-7: George Catron, DJ Gombos, Scott Domke; 4-5: Jim White; 3-10: Dick Laube, Wayne Woolman; 3-9-10: Barb Davis; 6-8-9: Scott Domke; 4-5-7: Dick Laube; 6-7-10: Roger Allen; 5-6-10: Scott Domke

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