The fall/winter bowling season is officially at an end.
This has been an exciting year for me personally as I have learned more about this wonderful sport that I thought I knew quite a bit about. I continue to learn about the different levels of bowling, both recreationally and competitively.
The youth scholarship awards have been announced and I am proud to say that $1200 was awarded to our local youth bowlers.
There were four divisions. In each division first place received $100, second place $80, third place $60, fourth place $40 and fifth place $20.
Mary’s Kids winners were Codie Hill – first place, Shayla Gwynn – second place, Jaxon Fetty – third place, Ryan McIntyre – fouth place and Noah McIntyre – fifth place.
First place went to Kendyl Paulie in the Preps and Noon Optimist. Lindsay Bunnell finished second, Nicholas Knotts placed third, Taylor Morris came in fourth and Ryan Carpenter finished fifth.
In the Juniors division, Jordan Driffill finished in first place with Cameron Coleman second, Taryn Fuller third, Nita Crouch fourth and Luke White fifth.
The Majors winners were Austin Mefford finishing in first place, John Stevens in second, Coby Richardson in third, Austin Caves in fourth and DJ Carpenter placed fifth.
This year’s Best of the Best Tournament resulted in a new winner for each division. In the women’s division Cheree Fillmore took home top honors with Gina Kepner finishing second. The men’s division presented Dan Layton with first place and Terry Wallace placing second.
Congratulations to all the winners this past week!
Cooper’s Sport Bowl will host to one of 10 middle school regionals Saturday. Start time is 11 a.m. Cooper’s will host all the local middle school bowlers and representatives from Liberty Bowl and Munsee Lanes.
The format consists of all individuals bowling four games with the lowest game dropped to create a three-game series score. The top bowlers in each division (male and female) from a 1 to 6 ratio will advance to the state finals to be held in Lafayette on Saturday, May 18.
Sunday, May 12 will be an INJBT tournament hosted by Cooper’s Stardust in Noblesville. This is a scratch tournament on a challenging pattern. INJBT is a tournament held at center’s across the state and is open to all youth bowlers. Check in starts at 8 a.m., with practice beginning at 8:45. The format is a six-game qualifier with bracket finals varying depending on number of entries. There is separate division for both boys and girls.
This wraps up the column for the season. I will return around Labor Day with another new and exciting season to write about. Remember to check out summer leagues and various tournaments that will be held throughout the summer. Wishing all of you a great and safe summer on and off the lanes.
The fall/winter bowling season is officially at an end.
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