Longtime bowler Donna Rumley was inducted into the Soldotna-Kenai Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame at the opening ceremonies of the 50th annual Women's State tournament, which was held at Alaskalanes.
To be inducted into a Hall of Fame in sports takes a mountainous amount of effort and list of achievements. Donna not only has acquired the necessary grocery list of achievements, but she has also given quite a bit back to the sport.
Donna was introduced to the sport as a child, through her parents. In an e-mail interview, Donna recalled one of her more memorable moments was, "The day I bowled a fun game with my family at a reunion and beat my Dad's score, it was a major highlight!"
A couple of decades later, Donna continues her winning ways. However, now it's on a much larger scale.
Below is a list of Donna's State tournament highlights:
* 1990 State Tournament, first place Doubles.
* 1991 State Tournament, first place Singles.
* High game, 11 strikes in a row, 290.
* 2001 State Tournament, Division I first place Team.
* 2001 State Tournament, Division II first place Singles.
* 2005 State Tournament, Division I, first place Team.
* 2006 State Tournament, Division I, first place Team.
* 2010 State Senior Tournament, Division D, first place.
* 2010 State Tournament Division II Doubles, second place out of a field of 76.
* Division II all-events 13th place at 2,024 out of a field of 69.
Here are some of Donna's Alaskalanes season highlights:
* 55 Plus league, high scratch game/series 234/619, high handicap game/series 282/763.
* sixth place in women's season high series 619.
One of the more important jobs in businesses, and especially in league bowling, is the work performed by secretaries. Below is a list of some of the duties that Donna Rumley performed for several years as league secretary for the youth bowlers.
* Prior to the start of the season she makes calls to team captains and verifies they are returning and ensures they have a full roster. If more bowlers or teams are needed, she makes the calls.
* Open bank accounts.
* First night of league -- provide membership cards, complete sanction applications and ensure fees are paid.
* Each night of league, pay lineage.
* Make weekly deposits after verifying funds collected.
* Enter weekly scores, print recap sheets for next week, print and post standing sheet, print forms for awards earned and forward to association manager, hand out awards received.
* Enforce league rules.
* At end of season, determine winners and hand out awards, poll bowlers to see who will be returning in the fall.
Congratulations, Donna, on your colossal and historic achievement and thank you for your contribution to the sport.
Final results from the 50th Annual Women's State Championship Tournament.
All results are with handicap included.
Divisions are separated by averages
Bowler Hometown Score
Cindy Coty Soldotna 2,185
Rebecca Osimowicz North Pole 2,142
Rhonda Shouse North Pole 2,128
Eliza Haley Homer 2,193
Phyllis Cousins Soldotna 2,076
Annette Berg North Pole 2,050
Brandee Wehrstein Kenai 2,316
Jordan Liedes Kenai 2,268
Valerie Leggett Sterling 2,249
Rebecca Osimowicz North Pole 773
Cindy Coty Soldotna 753
Peggy Marchant Soldotna 731
Eliza Haley Homer 733
Keri Kaune Kodiak 701
Annette Berg North Pole 695
Linda Meyer Skagway 695
Jordan Liedes Soldotna 795
Valerie Leggett Sterling 756
Marty Zoda Kenai 751
Linda Mohr/Katherine Lanehart Eagle River 1,395
Jordan Liedes/Teresa Liedes Kenai 1,352
Rosie Thibodeau/Leslie Dumont Juneau 1,347
Rita Youngberg/Rebecca Osimowicz North Pole 1,411
Phyllis Cousins/Donna Rumley Soldotna 1,410
Joy Erickson/Shirley Paulsen Ketchikan 1,398
Brandee Wehrstein/Marty Zoda Kenai 1,436
Valerie Leggett/Iona Mahan Sterling 1,401
Colleen Denbrock/Patricia Nikolas Soldotna 1,401
Moms & Dolls Soldotna/North Pole 2,744
Ball Busters Soldotna 2,666
Moms & Daughters Soldotna 2,644
Mexico Here We Come Soldotna 2,817
Tuesday Troop Soldotna 2,727
Ball Busters II Homer 2,722
Goofy Girlz Kenai 2,864
Bowlaholic's Soldotna 2,746
Fantastic Four Kenai 2,734
In order for an event, especially one of this size and magnitude to run smoothly and efficiently, it usually relies heavily on volunteers. The SKWBA would like to thank the many volunteers who donated their time and assistance during the 50th Annual Women's State tournament.
Here is a list of volunteers who are not members of the SKWBA: Shalynda Daigle, Mikayla Miller, Tori Askin, Amber Nikolas, Rebecca Axtell, Emily Axtell, Gavin Mikesell, Kathy Waterbury, Jamie Petterson, Mike Burzinski and Joe Deveaux.
Some tournament highlights and personal achievements listed below.
* High Game -- Tiffany Lebahn 10-strikes-in-a-row, 287; Soni Burzinski, 258.
* High Series -- Tiffany Lebahn, 716; Soni Burzinski, 642.
* Marti Pierce -- First time rolling a 200 game in State tournament and rolled a new personal high series 204, 154, 149 for a 507 series.
* Marie Miller with triplicate 171 games.
* Peggy Marchant with 181, 193, 233 for a 607 series.
* Cindy Coty with 216, 194, 191 for a 601 series.
* Denise Sipes with a 223 game.
* Sue Coup with a 214 game.
* Valerie Leggett with 132, 169, 140 for a 441 series, which is 159 pins over average.
* Dollie Nicholson with 135, 191, 141 for a 467 series, which is 116 pins over average.
Did you know ...
According to VolunteeringINAmerica, Alaska ranks fourth in volunteer rate with 189,100 volunteers per year, 28.4 million hours of service per year, 57.1 hours per resident and $575 million of service contributed per year.
Bowler's Corner is submitted by Randy Stiedl. For any questions, comments or suggestions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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