Duckpin youth nationals will roll into Pikesville


April 25, 1993|By DON VITEK

On June 26, the 20th National Duckpin Youth Association will conduct the National Duckpin Youth Championship finals at Fair Lanes Pikesville.

Thirty-two teams -- four from each of eight national regions -- will compete in four divisions: Prep (7-9), Bantam (10-12), Junior (13-15) and Major (16-21).

Joe Rineer's Mount Airy Lanes will send three of the four teams from the Western Maryland region to the national finals -- the Major's Black Plague, the Prep's Gutter Dusters and the Bantam's Bustin' Loose teams.

The teams earned the right to represent the Western Region by capturing first place in the Easter Weekend regional tournaments.

L The Black Plague -- all Mount Airy residents -- consists of:

* Jack Farro, 17, a junior at Linganore High. His average is 104.

* Mike Bratburd, 15, a sophomore at Linganore High. He has an average of 105, a high game of 146.

* Jaime Fleming, 16, whose father, Jeff, coaches the Black Plague. Jaime, a sophomore at South Carroll High, averages 112. Her high game and set are 174 and 393, respectively.

* Jeff Fleming Jr., 17, Jaime's brother. He is a senior to South Carroll and averages 128. His high game is 228, high series 518.

* Danny Burdette, 15, a freshman at Linganore. He averages 111; high game 170, high set 410.

Jeff Fleming Jr. captured the Major high game with a superb 168 game, and his sister, Jamie, took the Major high series with 379.

The Gutter Dusters, coached by Gina Fleming, are:

* Jason Fogle, 9, a third-grader at Mount Airy Elementary. He carries an 82 average with a high game of 112.

* Brett Lindgren, 8, a third-grader at Mount Airy Elementary. He averages 82 with a high game of 121.

* Jacob Norris, 9, a resident of Ijamsville who is in the fourth grade at Kemptown Elementary. He has an average of 83 and a high game of 121.

* Erin Turner, 10, of Damascus is a fourth-grader at Clear Springs Elementary. She has an 86 average

and a high game of 140.

* Brian Bombyk, 10, of Mount Airy. He's in the fifth grade at Twin Ridge Elementary and has a 93 average with a high game of 143, a high series of 386.

The Bantam team, Bustin' Loose, coached by Joe Rineer, consists of:

* Mandy Robertson, 10, a Mount Airy resident who is a fifth-grader at Mount Airy Elementary. Her high game and high set are, respectively, 133 and 425. She's averaging 95.

* Bethany Fisher, 11, of Mount Airy. The fifth-grader at Mount Airy Elementary has an 82 average. High game is 132, high set 343.

* Alyson Rineer, 9, a New Windsor resident who attends fifth grade in Mount Airy Elementary. Her average is 93 and her high set is 119.

* Judy Eakle, 11, lives in Mount Airy. A fifth-grader at Mount Airy Elementary, she has an average of 80 with high game of 120.

* Jessie Turner, 11, is the sister of Erin, who bowls on the Gutter Duster team. A sixth-grader at Clear Springs, she has an 89 average and a high game of 130.

At Fair Lanes Pikesville, the above teams will face competition from across the nation. The format will be three games with high handicapped total prevailing.

For the first time in the NDYA championship tournament a singles tournament will be open to those who wish to bowl in that format available on Saturday afternoon after the team competition.

Next week, in this column, you can read about the teams from Westminster Thunderhead, the Junior Pinkillers and the Pee Wee Strikers, winners of their divisions in the NDYA regional tournament.

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