Columbia youths post big scores

BOWLING

June 19, 1994|By DON VITEK

The youth league at Columbia has finished its season.

In the Bantams (ages 8 and under), Robert Brownlee finished with the boys high average (98) and threw the high game (153) and set (288).

The Bantam Girls high average went to Patricia Maestas with 83.

In the Prep Boys (9-11), Kerry Simms shot the high game (215) and set (553), and Brandon Fox took high average with 150.

Chrystal Sutherland captured the Prep Girls honors with a 180 game, a 424 set and a 122 average.

In Junior Varsity (12-14), top honors went to Tim Miller. His high game was 212, high set was 567 and he averaged 152.

Lauren Schneider shot the Junior Varsity Girls high game (200). Daisy Tillman had high series (527), and Mindy Shawver had high average (134).

Bill Little Jr. dominated the Senior Varsity (15-21), averaging 199. He posted a 290 game and a 716 set.

The Senior Varsity Girls high game was shot by Beth Lydard (161). Her 121 average was high. Adiam Tedros had high series (( (419).

Apparently the coaching of the Columbia staff carries over to their offspring.

In the Prep Division the winning team (96.5 wins, 39.5 losses), 4 Men and a Lady, also posted the division high game and set, 767 and 2,182, respectively.

The team consisted of Chris Miller (coach Harry Miller's son), Sutherland, Simms (son of coach Tommy Simms) and Derek and Brandon Fox (sons of coach Brad Fox).

I= "We coaches try to keep it in the family," Brad Fox said.

Much better than average

Fifteen-year-old Jake Francis Jr. of Ellicott City the bowls in the Division II YABA at Brunswick Normandy.

Throwing a 14-pound Columbia Pro Hook, he's made a vast improvement over his season-opening average.

"I started out the season pretty slow," said Francis, a student at Mount Hebron. "But things have gotten better."

His average jumped from 137 to a season final of 170.

In the seventh week of the season he was Bowler of the Week; that was the Saturday morning when he fired his career high game (267) and set (654).

That was 243 pins over average, the highest pin spread in the Normandy YABA for the 1993-94 season.

NABI rolls in Columbia

The National Amateur Bowlers Inc Memorial Day Tournament at Brunswick Columbia drew 702 entries and paid out over $20,000.

Robert Dale Downs of Mechanicsburg took home the top prize of $3,000.

Melvin Mathias of Ellicott City was second and cashed for $1,500.

NABI will conduct its fifth annual Baltimore/Washington Firecracker Open July 1-4 at Crofton Bowling Centre with a guaranteed first prize of $3,000.

Tournament news

The Eastern Senior Tournament Association will be at Annapolis Bowl next Sunday.

The event will drew the finest senior bowlers in the area for this scratch event.

Open to men and women over 50, the tournament's first prize is a guaranteed $500.

, Information: (410) 266-0700.

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