Mount Airy places 1-2-3 in duckpins

BOWLING

July 02, 1993|By DON VITEK

The bowlers from Mount Airy Bowling Lanes won a first, a second and a third place at the 20th annual Coca-Cola National Duckpin Youth Championship tournament Saturday at Fair Lanes Pikesville.

The event featured 32 five-bowler teams from eight regions in the nation that had earned the right to compete by winning local tournaments in April.

In the Prep Division (ages 7-9), the Mount Airy team of Brett Lindgren, Jacob Norris, Erin Turner, Jason Fogle and Brian Bombyk, known as the Gutter Dusters, toppled 2,097 pins to finish second to Wickford Lanes of Rhode Island's 2,161.

Bombyk, anchorman, took individual high game and high set with 117 and 312, respectively. He lives in Mount Airy and has a 93 average.

Lindgren, 8, lives in Mount Airy and carries an 82 average after a year of bowling. Norris, 9, lives in Ijamsville and has an 83 average. Turner of Damascus has an 86 average, and Fogle of Mount Airy, has an 82 average.

The Gutter Dusters were coached by Gina Fleming.

the Bantam Division (ages 10-12), the Mount Airy team placed third. The winners -- Victory Lanes of Portsmouth, Va. -- posted 2,202 pins. Meadowbrook Lanes, Rhode Island's team, fired a 2,139 total, and Mount Airy scored 2,109.

Mount Airy's team -- Bustin' Loose -- consisting of Mandy Robertson, Bethany Fisher, Alyson Rineer, Jessi Turner and Judy Eakle, posted the high singles team game for the Bantam Division with an outstanding scratch figure of 542.

Robertson, 10, of Mount Airy has been bowling for five years anaverages 95, and Fisher, 11, of Mount Airy averages 82. Rineer, 11, of New Windsor carries an 93 average, and Turner, 11, older sister of Erin, has a 89 average. Eakle, 11, lives in Mount Airy and averages 80.

Bustin' Loose was coached by Joe Rineer.

In the Major Division (ages 16-21), the Mount Airy team of Jack Farro, Jaime Fleming, Danny Burdette, Jeff Fleming Jr. and Mike Bratburd, posted a 2,140 to win the first-place trophy.

The major team, The Black Plague, was coached by Jeff Fleming Sr.

Jaime and Jeff Fleming, 17-year-old siblings who live in MounAiry, carry averages of 112 and 128, respectively.

Farro, 17, lives in Mount Airy and has a 104 average, and Burdette, 15, lives in Mount Airy and carries a 111 average. Bratburd, 15, of Mount Airy averages 105.

The Junior Division (ages 13-16) was won by The Metro Washington Bowling Proprietors Association travel league team with 2,173.

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