Hookers and Al's Gals claim league titles
By Bowler's Corner | Randy Stiedl
To win a league title takes a team effort and for the Hookers all pistons were firing during the Montey's Eagles Tuesday night roll-off. The exception was their No. 1 piston, Bill McCord, who was red hot.
This being Bill's fourth trip to the roll-off in as many years, he made it clear early on that he had every intent of going home with a title.
Bill, in game one, put together a pair of back-to-back strikes along the way to eight marks in 10 frames and a 29-pin-over-average 193 game.
Game two was similar, with Bill converting nine marks in 10 frames for a 184 game.
With the score tied after two games, Bill turned things up a notch in game three, rolling three strikes in a row starting with the fourth frame on his way to a 206 game.
Bill ended the evening with a huge 583 series and was 88 pins over his average.
Bowlers Becky McCord and Stephanie Walton were just as impressive with both scoring just over 50 pins over average for the set.
Becky rolled scores of 111, 160 and 126 for a 397 series. Stephanie rolled a 135 game and then really got lined up with a 178 and a 171 game for a 484 series.
Frank Siemion, the team's anchor, helped to secure the team's victory with a four-bagger in the final frames on his way to a 205 game.
Congratulations, Hookers, that was impressive bowling!
Being a bowler down makes it very difficult to win, given the fact that the missing bowler receives a score that is 10 pins below average.
Team Dysfunctional -- Peggy Marchant, Patricia and Rob Coreson -- which placed second, came very close to playing spoiler for the Hookers with only three bowlers.
Rob was the hot and consistent hand for the team with an 80-pins-over-average performance and scores of 178, 182 and 179 for a 539 series.
Hall of Fame bowler Peggy scored high game for the roll-off with her six-bagger in the second game on her way to a 218 game. Peggy's 218 game helped the team take three points in game two and place them in a tie for first with the Hookers after two games.
Patricia rolled 56 pins over average for the set with scores of 174, 144 and 162 for a 476 series.
Third place was Bump and Roll -- Jeff Twait, Mark McCoy, Dana Hoover and Hall of Fame bowler Karen Munger.
Team Peterkin -- Ray, Nicole, Bonnie and Bob Peterkin -- placed fourth.
The second league to have its roll-off finale for the week was the Good Morning Monday league.
Capturing the title in this league was Al's Gals -- Marty Pierce, Magga Laber and Madalyn McEwen.
Marty led the team to a mountainous 72-pin victory over the second-place finishers Go Grannies Go. Marty rolled 69 pins over her 130 average with scores of 184, 123 and 152 for a 459 series. Marty's 184 game was the second highest score out of the 33 games rolled.
Magga and Madalyn both contributed greatly to the team's first-place finish with significant, above-average performances. Magga rolled a 118, 155 and 148 for a 43-pins-over-average 421 series.
Madalyn, the team's anchor, finished strong in the last three frames to help seal the team's fate and bring home the gold. Starting with the eighth frame, Madalyn rolled a strike, spare, strike then a nine count for the fill shot on her way to a 163 game and a 447 series.
Second-place finishers were Go Grannies Go -- Jocelyn Wells, Margie Bookey and Vickie Aber.
Vickie scored the high game for the roll-off in the third game when she started with three strikes in a row and finished the remainder of the game with all marks for a score of 204.
Jocelyn Wells, league secretary for the Thursday evening league, rolled all three games above her 165 average with scores of 180, 179 and 174 for a 38-pins-over-average 533 series.
Margie, the league's most improved bowler, rolled a 96, 110 and an 88 for a 294 series.
Finishing in third was Goofy Girlz -- Brandee Wehrstein, Marty Zoda and Sandy Wellborn.
Placing fourth was Marathon -- Betty Osborn, Tigger Newman and Jan Erwin.
Congratulations to all who made the roll-off. Both leagues provided a great finish!
Just a reminder. This Sunday in the Masonic Lodge at 2 p.m. will be the Soldotna-Kenai United States Bowling Congress WBA annual spring meeting. The Masonic Lodge is located in Soldotna on the Kenai Spur Highway next to Alyeska Sales and Service.
Bowler's Corner is submitted by Randy Stiedl. For any questions, comments or suggestions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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