Senior girls bowl over competition

The senior girls’ bowling team, representing Plaza Lanes at the 4-Steps to Stardom zone competition in Dryden last weekend, won the gold medal and now will represent Sunset Country at the provincials March 18-19 in Thunder Bay.
They finished with a 2,804 pin total–just 34 ahead of Timber Lanes (Dryden).
Christy Beadle led the way with a 606 total in three games, followed by Tina Hyatt (590), Allison AmOrde (561), Carolyn O’Brien (532), and Megan Bole (515).
“We would have hoped to have won by more because we have a strong team,” said coach Janet Ellis, noting they struggled during the final game.
Finishing in third place was Hogarth Lanes (Atikokan).
In senior girls’ singles action, Jennifer AmOrde earned the silver medal after finishing 84 pins behind front-runner Erin Rollins.
AmOrde finished with a five-game total of 991 pins (a 198 average), rolling games of 139, 197, 194, 234, and 227.
Plaza Lanes also did well in the senior boys’ division at Dryden, winning the silver medal with a 2,886 total. John Smith led the team with a 676 total in three games, followed by Rod Stamarski (597), Clinton Beadle (577), R.J. Comeau (536), and Dan Bone (500).
The team was coached by Shirley Jensson.
Timber Lanes won the gold with a 3,045 total while Hogarth Lanes took the bronze (2,654).
In senior boys’ singles action, Chris Stamarski of Plaza Lanes placed fifth with a 1,046 total (148, 233, 220, 232, and 213).
Chris Tattrie won the gold (1,117), followed by Brent Delaronde (1,093), and Stephan Cory (1,089).
In junior girls’ action, the Plaza Lanes team placed fifth with a 1,995 total. Carrie Jolicoeur was the top local bowler with a 532, followed by Jessica Hazel (404), Sara DeGagne (381), Danielle Garon (359), and Melanie Rogers (319).
They were coached by Bob Petawanaqueb.
Kenora Lanes won the gold with a 2,445 total, followed by Hogarth Lanes (2,284).
In junior girls’ singles action, Gillian Piccinato of Plaza Lanes earned the silver medal with an 862 total for five games (134, 176, 166, 159, and 227).
Felicia Galeotafio captured the gold (897) while Kara Lind took the bronze (788).
The local junior boys’ team also finished fifth with a 2,187 total. Kenora topped the division (2,652), followed by Hogarth Lanes (2,363) and Timber Lanes (2,294).
Andrew Stamarski topped the team, coached by Dino Morelli Sr., with a 504 total after three games. Rounding out the squad were Sheldon Legaree (480), Nathan DeGagne (428), Jon Wood (396), and Tyson Piccinato (379).
Jordan Bale placed fourth in the junior boys’ singles division with an 848 total–just 10 pins out of third. He bowled games of 153, 146, 242, 156, and 151.
Robert Manns won the gold with a 935, followed by Chris Mac (889) and Kevin Savoury (858).
Finally, both the local Bantam boys’ and girls’ teams placed third in their respective divisions. The boys’ team, coached by Don Smeeth, won bronze with a 1,748 total.
Timber Lanes took the gold (1,819) and Kenora the silver (1,801).
Leading the Plaza Lanes contingent with a 409 total was Tyler Good, followed by Geoffery Smeeth (370), Robert Ellis (366), Ben Bruyere (320), and Jonathon McCoy (283).
Meanwhile, the Bantam girls placed third with a 1,484 total, well back of Kenora Lanes (1,809) and Timber Lanes (1,676).
The local squad included Annelise Hawrylak (330), Jennifer Hawley (314), Kayla Brady (314), Lacey Bolduc (299), and Erika Jourdain (227).
They were coached by Dolly LaFreniere.
In Bantam singles action, Jeff Watts of Plaza Lanes won the silver medal–70 pins behind front-runner Scott Gushulak–with a 734 total (149, 151, 113, 159, and 162).
Ashley LaFreniere was fourth in the girls’ competition with a 572 total (118, 99, 138, 115, and 102).
Megan Rushak took the gold (669), followed by Katrina Fulton (665) and Nikki Spence (624).