Duckpinning Duo Devotes Spare Time To Riviera Youth


Schillenberg, Files Keeps Kids'leagues Going

September 27, 1990|By Donald G.Vitek

"These ladies make my job so much easier" is the way Glenna Grimes, manager of Riviera Bowl on Fort Smallwood Road, described the work that Ellen Schillenberg and Ann Files do every week with the young bowlers at the duckpin center.

Since 1966, Schillenberg has been associated with the youth bowlers at Riviera Bowl. She has been secretary of the Wednesday and Thursday afternoon leagues (about 30 teams) for that long. During that time, she has guided hundreds of children, ranging in age from 4 to 13.

Schillenberg, a resident of Riviera Beach since 1955 who was born and raised in Baltimore City, still works at the control desk of the center. Her husband, Larry, has retired from Montgomery Ward after 43 years.

"The children seem to stick to bowling more than they used to," Schillenberg said, "and I like to think that the instructions are better now."

Does Schillenberg still bowl? You bet. She carries a 102 average with a high game of 160-plus and a high set of 397. You can find her every Thursday morning bowling in the women's league at Riviera Bowl. After 25 years of bowling she's not about to stop now.

There must be something about duckpin bowing and being associated with the kids that keep a person young.

Ann Files also has been associated with the youth leagues for 25 years. It was in 1965 that Files' son and daughter started bowling, and that was the start of her involvement with the Saturday morning youth leagues.

"I love it," Files said. "I hope that I never give it up. Every year is the same, but every year is different. It's such a pleasure to watch the kids progress, to see the fun and enjoyment that they get from bowling."

Files, who lives in Sun Valley, was born and raised in Brooklyn before moving to Glen Burnie more than 30 years ago. Her husband, Carl, is retired from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

She bowls in the Sun Valley Thursday Morning Ladies League and the Sun Valley Friday Night Mixed League at Riviera Bowl. She has an average of 105 and a high set of 409.

Her son, Carl Jr., who bowls with her in the mixed league, carries a 130 average and has a high game of 192 with a high series of 471. But then he had an excellent teacher.

The Saturday Morning Youth Leagues at Riviera Bowl are for youngsters 4 to 18 years of age. If you live anywhere near the center and want your kids to have a good time and learn to bowl at the same time, I suggest that you get them interested in duckpin bowling with either Ann Files or Ellen Schillenberg.

As Grimes said, "It seems like these ladies have been handling kids' leagues for about a thousand years. Their devotion and dedication to the youngsters is the same as it would be to their own children. I don't know how I would get along without them."

Greenway Bowl Glen Burnie Duckpin Scores.

US Coast Guard

Donald Smith 158/419

Ron McKenna 158/392

Jim Oswinkie 138/387

Cooks-Thursday 6:10 p.m. Ladies

Janice Cortina 132/384

Penny Houghton 131/376

Sis Smith 127/349

Wednesday Alley Cats

Nonie Carden 136/382

Lana Rhinehart 130/358

Genny Green 136/357

Monday Night 5:45

Donald Davis 150/350

Kathy Calimer 141/342

John Nutwell 158/409

Hits & Misses

Cindy Cox 136

Janice Stelmack 363

Sandy Grimm 351

Annett Eddy 134


Dale Walsch Jr. 205/448

Carr Lowrey Glass Mixed

Dick Fitzgerald 178/433

Jim Heisler 167/392

Vernon Lohnman 163/400

Walter Roland 165/390

Shirley Quasky 131/390

Frank Williams 129/377

Greenway House Majors

Frank Groh 173/470

Butch Ruppert 180/465

Russ Hammel 163/448

Robert Green 163/448

US Coast Guard

Bob Kuhl 152/426

Ron McKenna 150/409

Bud Bessling 146/398

Monday 8:15 Mixed

Rick Keen 168/397

John Petrecca 142/372

Joe Trabert 140/393

Cook's Thursday Night

Pauline Ratajczak 127/362

Brenda Kelly 133/359

Doris McGiff 134/358

Cook's Thursday Night

Dave Diacont 160/422

Dan Twardowicz 154/398

Bill King 132/374

Thursday Greenway Jills

Jean Gregory 149/384

Debbie Matson 125/349

Mary Bavis 122/333

Rowdy Cats

Jim Heath Jr. 377

Jay Heisler 145

Terry Pugh 144

Clif Newbill 144

Thursday Mixed Quads

Jim Yeakley 155/441

Billy Sanders 179/436

Chuck Shifflet 169/449

Wednesday Carefree Ladies

Carol Miller 137/397

Beverly Dunaway 158/381

Mary Bavis 131/374

Tuesday Fort Meade

Billy Sanders 168/456

Steve Matulevich 160/420

Mike Shuglure 170/408

Severna Park Lanes Duckpin Scores

Thursday Night Scratch League

Denny Morgan 194/478

Mike Davidson 170/461

Matt Heinz 162/444

Joey Fox 163/432

Ivan Bryant 157/426

Steve Bryant 161/418

Gale Gregson 150/416

Evelyn Bacon 143/426

Marsha Gore 153/393

Rosie Heinz 147/391

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