James Esswein of Antietam, Jennifer Miele of Hampstead and Becky Johns of Glen Burnie were the high scorers in the Maryland State Youth Bowling championships held at Turner's Dual Lanes in Hagerstown.
Esswein, who carries a 147 average, had the high game of 278, high series of 703 and was the Major Boys Handicap All Events winner with 2,276. Miele had the high game for girls, 226, and Johns had the high series, 601.
Winners in each division included:
Major -- Girls Team -- Keglers Kove (Debbie and Cindy Sides, Bobbi Jo Berwich and Gretchen Gibson), Harford Lanes, 2,470. Boys Team -- No. 111 (Tim Hartwig, Steve Church, Ed Fisel and Jim Townsend), Aberdeen, 2,651. Mixed Team -- Baby Huey's Duey (Michele Sirbaugh, Jo Forsythe, Jason Smith and John Feeley), Turner's, 2,728. Girls Doubles -- Dawnyelle Owens and Tammi Hess, Pikeside, 1,300. Boys Doubles -- Jacob Painter and James Esswein, Pikeside, 1,502. Mixed Doubles -- Tyra Ford and Leslie Thomas, Terrace, 1,349. Girls Singles -- Michele Smith, Westminster, 697. Boys Singles -- Tony Dercola, Columbia, 703 (659 scratch). Girls All Events Handicap -- Tammy Raab, Forest Hill, 1,951. Girls All Events Scratch -- Angela Belella, Turner's, 1,633. Boys All Events Scratch -- Roger Barnes, Country Club, 1,844.
Juniors -- Girls Team -- Double Trouble (Jennifer Brown, Beth Witt, Katie Cramer, Missy McDonough), The Bowler, 2,214. Boys Team -- Sparetimers (Chas Custer, J.M. Sites, Nathan Brown, Adam Robinette), The Bowler, 2,473. Mixed Team -- County Finest (Kris Harris, Nathan Carter, Sean Murphy, Brad Sawtelle), Westminster, 2,336. Girls Doubles -- Michelle Fotta and Staci Davis, Turner's, 1,195. Boys Doubles -- Paul Snyder and Eric Merchant, Timonium, 1,279. Mixed Doubles -- Amy Seggerty and Matthew Trust, Southdale, 1,279. Girls Singles -- Kristy Smith, Forest Hill, 633. Boys Singles -- (tie) Dan Cunningham, Hampstead and Shaun Draper, Elk Lanes, 674. Girls All Events Handicap -- Terri Eckles, Westminster, 1,825. Boys All Events Handicap -- Cunningham, 1,931. Girls All Events Scratch -- Danielle Johnson, Woodlawn, 1,638. Boys All Events Scratch -- Jason Bloom, Perry Hall, 1,725.
Prep -- Girls Team -- Capitol Critters (Danielle Bergeman, Laurie Campbell, Jessica Wedlock, Michelle Drill), Turner's, 2,018. Boys Team -- Patriot Missles (Brian Pentz, Mike Fotta, Robbie Jenkins, Joey Feiser), Turner's, 1,980. Mixed Team -- North Garrett Kids (Chris Otto, Brian and Melody Lichliter, Heidi Martin), North Garrett, 2,048. Girls Doubles -- Bergeman and Campbell, Turner's, 1,056. Boys Doubles -- Adam Labutka and Frank Ambrose, The Bowler, 1,092. Mixed Doubles -- Nikki Neil and Johnny Jones, Thunderhead, 1,022. Girls Singles -- Martin, North Garrett, 583. Boys Singles -- Brian Lane, Brunswick Crown, 584. Girls All Events Handicap -- Martin, 1,651. Boys All Events Handicap -- Ambrose, 1,606. Girls All Events Scratch -- Erica Turner, Harford, 1,352. Boys All Events Scratch -- Geoff Kreller, .. Perry Hall, 1,467.
Bantam -- Girls Team -- Dream Girls (Heather Martin, Nicole Martinsen, Drica Jaworski, Deborah Paulk), Southdale, 1,888. Boys Team -- Strike Force (Timmy Elmy, Nathaniel Reimonld, Dean Flick, Nick Vierra), Fort Ritchie, 2,078. Mixed Team -- Fox and Hounds (Linda Peters, Kevin George, Victor Henderson, Kevin Lesniewski), Southdale, 1,954. Girls Doubles -- Valerie Woodward and Jessica Forwalt, Turner's, 1,036. Boys Doubles -- Joey Weyer and Chris Rogers, Turner's, 1,076. Mixed Doubles -- Heather Parrish and Joey Pickett, Taneytown, 1,006. Girls Singles -- Amber Grimm, White Oak, 543. Boys Singles -- Steven Vinias, Crown, 603. Girls All Events Handicap -- Deborah Paulk, Southdale, 1,583. Boys All Events Handicap -- Vierra, 1,601. Girls All Events Scratch -- Kathleen Bush, Rolling Road, 1,068. Boys All Events Scratch -- Vinias, 1,273.
* Tournament bound: Four pairs of Marylanders are headed for National Family/Adult-Child Tournament to be held in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 20-23. All won spots in the nations by winning the state tournament at Elk Lanes.
Tanya Frock and Charles Shutt, Elk Lanes, won the Adult-Youth 12 and Under division with a 2,357. Dawn Hirsch and Kevin Leist, Country Club, were second, 2,356, Missy McDonough and Bill Menges, The Bowler, were third, 2,334.
Derrick and George Smith, Bel Air, won the Parent/Youth 12 and under with 2,444, followed by Chris Dill and Jim Alleger, Elk, 2,427 and Robert Sykes, Jr. and Sr., Eastern Shore, 2,422. Kristofer and Ginny Courtney, Bel Air, won the Parent/Teen 13 to 18 with 2,523, followed by Rebecca and Charles Cramer, The Bowler, 2,450 and Shawn and Annette Lapoli, Elk, 2,431.