Youths Leave Their Mark In Alliance Tourney At Hampstead

BOWLING

April 26, 1992|By Donald G. Vitek

The results of the Young America Bowling Alliance City Championship Tournament for 1990-1991 are official, and Hampstead Bowling Center has left its stamp on the records.

First place in the Major (ages 15 and up) Division Mixed Team went to Hampstead Team No. 304, consisting of Tammy Fisher, John Wilson, Brad Gauldin and Mike McKenzie.

First place in the Major Girls Singles was captured by Jennifer Miele.

First place in the Major Division Handicap All-Events was won by Amie Bogue.

First place in the Junior (ages 12 to 14) Division Mixed Doubles was snared by Adrienne Goodrich and David Janocha.

Second place in the Major Division Mixed Doubles went to Brad Gauldin and Amie Bogue.

Third place in the Major Division Singles was captured by Daniel Cunningham.

Finally, sixth place in the Major Boys Singles brought home another fine finish for Brad Gauldin.

Gauldin, a 10th-grader at Westminster High, lives in Westminster with his parents Brenda and David Clingerman. He carries a 147 average in the Saturday YABA League at Hampstead lanes.

"I just like to bowl," said the 15-year-old. "It's one of the best sports that you can play."

Gauldin picked the tournament to throw his career-high singles game of 225 using two balls -- a 15-pound Nitro and a 16-pound Bud II.

"I went to the tournament to bowl in the Major Singles and the Major Mixed Doubles," Gauldin said. "But one of the members for the team event couldn't make it, so I bowled with them, too."

So Fisher, Wilson and McKenzie asked Gauldin to fill in. It worked out great as the team fired a 2,500 series to capture first place.

Fisher, 16, an11th-grader at North Carroll High, lives in Hampstead, plays field hockey and softball and has been bowling "since kindergarten."

Lastyear, she won the City Tournament's Handicap Singles event.

Wilson, a Westminster resident, commutes to Towson, Baltimore County, to attend Calvert Hall, where he's a junior. The 16-year-old throws a 15-pound ball and carries a 163 average. His high game is 253, and his high series is 587.

"At the tournament I was lucky enough to threw a couple 200 games," Wilson said.

McKenzie lives in Manchester with his parents Bill and Rosemary McKenzie, and is in the 10th grade atNorth Carroll High. The 16-year-old carries a 152 average and has a high game of 215 and set of 565.

McKenzie is involved in sports and next year hopes to play baseball and football. If he can handle a baseball and a football as well as he does a bowling ball, he's a cinch to make the teams.

Bogue, Gauldin's partner in the Major Division Mixed Doubles,

continued with her fine bowling. She was first inthe difficult Major Division Girls Handicap All-Event, throwing a scratch score of 1,304, adding a handicap of 435 for a total of 1739.

In the Junior Mixed Doubles, Adrenne Goodrich and David Janocha teamed up to throw a solid 1,222 for their first-place finish.

Adrenne, better known to her seventh-grade classmates at Hereford Middle School in Baltimore County as "A," is 12 and lives near Hampstead with her parents, Susan and Herbert Goodrich. Adrenne throws an 11-pound bowling ball, averages 111, has a high game of 201 and a high series of 491. Adrenne started bowling duckpins, but switched to tenpins about three years ago.

"I like bowling," she said. "But I like soccer,basketball and snow skiing, too."

Jennifer Miele, winner of the Major Division Girls Singles event with a fine 592 series, said "My whole family bowls."

Jennifer is a junior at Hereford High and carries a 156 average. The 17-year-old throws a 10-pound Maxi ball and hasa high game of 220-plus, lives in Parkton, Baltimore County, with her parents Jim and Donna Miele.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Today: Pro Spot Qualifier for Hammer PBA Eastern Regional Classic at Fair Lanes Woodlawn in Baltimore County. Information: (410) 944-6000.

May 2-3: 10th Annual Wayne Logue Memorial Handicap Doubles Tournaments at MountAiry Lanes; first prize is $600; entry fee is $12.50 per person or $25 per team. Information: 795-9181.

Ongoing: 14th Annual Co-Sponsored Tenpin Singles Handicap Tournament at Thunderhead Lanes in Taneytown; open to men and women until May 31; first prize is $500; entry fee is $18; competitors may bowl any time lanes available. Information: 751-1750.

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