Bowler's Corner : CPH wins scholarship fundraiser tournament

Posted: Friday, February 05, 2010

Editor's note: All totals are with handicap unless noted.

The Central Peninsula Hospital team of Michele Petterson, Mary Meyers, Scott Weeks, Dan Cronk and Suzanne L. rolled its way to an overwhelming victory over the field of 10 teams at the third Annual Kenai Peninsula Scholastic Bowling League scholarship fundraiser.

Suzanne led the team to its impressive victory, rolling games of 180 and 195 en route to her series total of 848. The 848 handicap series was an enormous 248 pins above her entering average. CPH won the event by 190 pins.

Longtime bowler and Friday evening Wild-N-Wacky league member Michele Petterson rolled games of 190 and 194 on her way to a 180 average for the evening.

Bowlers Scott Weeks, Mary Meyers and Dan Cronk all rolled games above their average, contributing to the team's overpowering win and total score of 3,309.

Second-place finisher at 3,119 was 3 M Creek/Homer Electric Association/Nicholson Assisted Living. Team members are Dollie Nicholson, Theresa Watson, Gail Lockwood, Marti Pierce and Brandee W.

Third place at 3,096 went to Peninsula Accounting/Alaska Express/Little Skimo's. That team is made up of Glen and Charlie Yamada, Felicia Davidson, and Jenni and Rick McGrady.

High scratch game and series for the event was rolled by James Dye with a 245 game and a 604 series.

Over $4,000 was raised at this event for the end of season youth scholarship tournament.

"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." - G. K. Chesterson

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

From the Kenai Peninsula Scholastic Bowling League, to the many businesses and countless individuals who supported this worthwhile event, thank you!

The businesses are Enerflex, Marathon Oil, Sportsman Supply, GLM, Soldotna-Kenai Men's Association, Peninsula Accounting, AK Express, Little Skimo's, Eagles Lodge, Central Peninsula Hospital, XTO, Udelhoven, Three Mile Creek, Homer Electric Association, Peak Oilfield Services, Sedona Florist, Nicholson's Assisted Living, Tesoro, Elite Health & Fitness, Alaskan Suites, Trustworthy Hardware, Dukowitz Machine, Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic, Moose is Loose, Sports Den, Alaska Road Builders, Carquest, Class Act, AirGas, Radio Shack, Kenai Aviation, Napa Auto Parts, Veronica's Coffee House, Alaskalanes, Susan's Bath & Body, Hutchings Auto Group, River City Books, Reindeer Pause Toys, Holiday Gas Soldotna, Sugar Magnolias, Waterbury Insurance, Soldotna Blockbuster, Crescent Electric, Haircutters, Golden Tan, K-9 Salon, Karlene's Day Spa, Kenai River Pizza, Pollard Wireline, King Salmon Restaurant, Holiday Gas - Kenai, Pam Eady - Jewelry, Charlie Yamada, Jenni McGrady - Quilt, Alaskan Suites, A-New Salon, Johnny Santiago, Chris Meyers, Country Foods, Computer Renaissance, Kings Treasures and Old Towne Music.

Larsen reaches new plateau

Kaye Larsen, who bowls on the Friday evening women's Wild-N-Wacky league, acquired a new personal high score when she rolled a 215 game. For the evening, Kaye also rolled games of 164 and 133 for a 512 series. This series was 107 pins over her 135 average. For her exceptional performance, Kaye not only increased her average by two pins, which is very difficult to do when you have 48 games under your belt, but she also sneaked into second-place high handicap game with a 273.

Karen Serrano is in first with a 280.

Also from the Wild-N-Wacky league: 2010 Kenai Peninsula Scholastic Bowling League scholarship fundraiser team winner Michele Petterson appears to be getting herself ready for the 50th Annual Women's State Tournament. Michele rolled games of 183, 193 and 241 for a 617 series. The 617 series was good enough to overtake first place in the league's high scratch and handicap series. Michele's 241 game sits in third for high scratch and handicap game.

2004 Soldotna-Kenai Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame inductee Peggy Marchant converted the 4-10 split. Peggy averages 172 in the league and currently has a hold on second-place scratch game and series with a 245 game and 593 series.

Bowler Denise Sipes also had a nice game during league with a 204. Denise bowls on the 406 team, which is currently in second place.

Nice bowling ladies, this should make for a very interesting state tournament if things keep going like they have been since the start of the city tournament.

Little bit ...

Bowling is the largest participation sport. There are over 66 million bowlers in the United States: 45 million adults, 12 millon teens and 9 million youth.

Bowler's Corner is submitted by Randy Stiedl. For any questions, comments or suggestions e-mail

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