Bowlers just miss winning banner


A rookie-laden contingent headed to Dryden over the weekend for the annual Sunset Country “aggregate” bowling tournament.
And when the dust settled Sunday afternoon, Fort Frances just missed winning the overall banner by a measly single point.
Kenora was tops with 36 total points, followed by Fort Frances (35), host Dryden (30), and Atikokan (19).
Fort Frances was led by its men’s and women’s handicap squads, who captured first place in their respective divisions after the seven-game showdown (four on Saturday and three on Sunday).
The ladies’ team of Donna Perrault, Barb Rousseau, Gail Lemieux, Dixie Robar, and Nancy Noonan finished with an 8,108 total while the men’s quintet of Andrew Stamarski, Marc Desforge, Dave Robar, Bryan Patterson, and Gary Rogozinski were tops at 8,230.
Stamarski and Patterson also finished 1-2 in total pinfall in the men’s handicap division, with Stamarski totalling 1,853 and Patterson next at 1,818.
Stamarski also captured the award for high four-game block (1,112) among the men while Patterson had the high single (337).
Meanwhile, the mixed handicap squad wound up third in its division with a 7,676 total.
Susan Deschamps led the way, earning the award for high single (299) among the women while finishing second in total pinfall (1,762) behind Kenora’s Ellie Rumpel (1,814).
Among the scratch bowlers, the local men’s team finished second in their division behind Dryden with a 7,582 total while the ladies’ scratch team was third at 6,737.
The mixed scratch squad also finished in third place (6,478).