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Modesto Queens tourney offers a guarantee of $2,000 first prize

Ladies, if you’re a scratch bowler this is your weekend. The third annual annual Modesto Queens Tournament is coming and guaranteeing a $2,000 prize for first-place finisher. The competition starts with one squad of qualifying this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Entries close 15 minutes prior to the squad start. Qualifying round will be six games across 12 lanes. The top scorers will return on Sunday for the two-game Double Elimination Finals Round. Entry fee is $125. Entry forms can be found at either bowl or online at modestousbc.org.

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Fishing Report: Week of June 13

Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George, a former Olympic-class decathlete at Fresno State and striper record-holder at Millerton Lake and who now guides in the greater Fresno area. Telephone numbers are in 559 calling area unless noted. Have a photo of a recent catch to share? Email it to sports@fresnobee.com with “fish photo” in the subject line.

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Fishing Report: Week of June 6

Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George, a former Olympic-class decathlete at Fresno State and striper record-holder at Millerton Lake and who now guides in the greater Fresno area. Telephone numbers are in 559 calling area unless noted. Have a photo of a recent catch to share? Email it to sports@fresnobee.com with “fish photo” in the subject line.

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Modesto youth bowlers make strong showing at district finals

Several local youth bowlers did well representing Modesto in the 2017 California State Pepsi Tournament District Finals. High-school age scratch bowlers earned a spot to the state finals at Classic Bowl in Daly City on May 6-7. They include Borgie Bueno, Ethan Herrick, John Carlos Engracio, Yuki Claudio, Jacob Gaddam, Aidan Coleman, Ashton Russell, Kyle Rosenberg, Carter Christensen and Nickel Chambers. Bueno, Claudio and Gaddam also won Handicap Division scholarships along with Nolan Powell, Abigal Fosi, Justin Odom, Tyler Posey, Max Smith and Sebastian Ruthford. The Scratch Champions in the lower age division won an entry to the 2017 Youth Championships in San Rafael. Those winners include Allison Semone, Ariel Ereso and Scott Croce. Semone also won a handicap scholarship.

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Top-average kegglers invited to compete in 2017 Scratch Championship

The top-average bowlers in Modesto been invited to compete in the 2017 Scratch Championship held on Sunday, April 23. The field will consist of the 25 highest-average men and the 15 highest-average women from both McHenry Bowl and Yosemite Lanes. The first three games will be bowled at McHenry starting at 10 a.m., then the field will move to Yosemite for three more games starting at 1 p.m.. If you have been notified that you have qualified and have not confirmed, call Cyndi Blomdahl at 209-996-4915.

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Custer elected to Modesto Bowling Hall of Fame

Rich Custer has been elected for induction into the Modesto Bowling Hall of Fame. Custer was nominated in the Superior Ability category and his accomplishments are impressive. For starters, he holds the high three-game series in Modesto with an 899 set on games of 299-300-300. He has posted seventy-nine 300 games, fifty-two 800 series’ and two 1,100 series’. He has been the Modesto USBC annual high average male bowler five times, three times averaging 245. Custer earned the Modesto Scratch Champion twice, Scratch 6-Gamer Money List twice as well as taking titles or placing in city and state events.

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Custer wins another 6-gamer title at Yosemite Lanes

Rich Custer took his ninth title in the Yosemite Scratch 6-Gamer after two, down-to-the-10th matches. Brandon Bates qualified in the top spot with a 1,556 total – a 259 average. Scott Boyle was second high at 1,530, and Custer next in line with a 1,513. Custer won his first match in the stepladder and moved on to meet Boyle in the semifinal. The match went down to the 10th frame, where Boyle needed a mark to win but left the dreaded 7-10 split. Custer advanced to the finals on a 246-244 match. The final match also came down to the 10th frame, this time Bates needing a double to win. He rolled the first strike, but not the second, and lost 249-244 against Custer, who earned $400 for first place. Bates earned $290 for the second-place finish.

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