Daigle claims youth award

Posted: Friday, April 02, 2010

Shalynda Daigle, the two-time Alaska Youth Scholarship Tournament champion, was named youth bowler of the year by the Soldotna-Kenai Women's Bowling Association at the 50th Annual Women's State Tournament.


In just three short years, Shalynda has amassed an enormous resume of seismic proportions that would strike any bowler's interest:

* Sportsmanship Award 2008-2009.

* Peninsula Strikers Most Improved Bowler 2007-2008.

* Youth Representative for Peninsula Strikers.

* Secretary/Treasurer for Peninsula Strikers 2007-2009.

* Alaska Youth Scholarship Tournament champion 2008, 2010.

* Soldotna-Kenai city tournament: singles, doubles and all-events champion.

* Fifth place in Alaska Youth Scholarship Tournament of Champions.

* First place Doubles/Team in 2008 Alaska United States Bowling Congress State Youth Tournament.

* Third place Scratch All Events in 2008 Alaska USBC State Youth Tournament.

* Fourth place Handicap All Events in 2008 Alaska USBC State Youth Tournament.

* Fifth Place Alaska Pepsi Youth Tournament.

* Third place Youth/Adult League 2010.

Shalynda has scored a high game of 216 and a high series of 545. In addition, Shalynda has amassed a box load full of league high-game and high-series awards, including USBC achievement awards, along with a 75-pins-over-average game and a 140-pins-over-average series.

During the three years that Shalynda has been rolling a bowling ball down the lane and sending pins flying into the pit, she has secured more than $1,500 in scholarship money that she will be putting toward her education in becoming a registered nurse.

Congratulations, Shalynda, on being named youth bowler of the year!

Erwin vaults into lead

Golden Oldies bowler Jan Erwin rolled a 563 series with games of 168, 172 and 223. Jan's 223 game was more than enough to capture the No. 1 spot for the women's league high game. Jan's 564 series is good for second place in high series.

Barbara Hollen is second with a 213. Phyllis Cousins rolled her way into third place this past week with a 208.

On the men's side, the hot hand goes to Darvin Cousins. Darvin extended his first-place lead in the high-series arena with scores of 206, 233 and 222 for a 661 series. Darvin's 233 game put him in a tie for third high game with longtime bowler Bob Schuh.

First place is held by Don Erwin with a 256, second is Al Steele at 234.

Also having a good week was Duffy Phillips. Duffy carries a 142 average and rolled games of 130, 183 and 207 for a 520 series.

Bowler's Corner is submitted by Randy Stiedl. For any questions, comments or suggestions, e-mail akrms1@yahoo.com.

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