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Bowling: 7,504 team score earns $2,800 prize

The Yosemite Scratch Swiss 4’s finished with the team of Curtis Woods, Jeff Wurm, Robby Callan and Robby Porter taking the title. They won seven of their eight matches with 7,504 total pins to take the $2,800 first prize. In second was the team of Jeff Frankos, Sam Carter, Ron Case and PJ Haggerty, scoring six wins with 7,699 pins. They will share $2,000 for second. In third were the highest rolling locals -- Scott Bartlow, Tim Miller, Jim Gordin and Wayne Garber -- with 5½ wins and 7,184 pins. The swiss format is based on matches won, not total pins.

The team of Laverne Howe, Claudelle Bonaccinie and Betty Gerritsen won the McHenry Ladies No-Tap Tournament with 2,292 pins. All three shot well with Bonaccinie posting a 655, Howe a 635 and Gerritsen a 621, not counting their handicap of 381. Edel Kadry, Dorothy Pollard and Dorothy Giovannoni teamed up for second at 1,622 scratch with their 660 handicap. In third at 2,262 was the team of Sandy Delaney, Angie Bosio and Terri Fortunato.

William Graybill of Concord is leading the 60th Annual Peach Classic at McHenry with a 1,227 five-game set. Freddy Irvin, the highest local to date, is sitting in third at 1,183. Graybill is also leading the Men’s Scratch Series prize list at 1,194. Tona Porcayo from Corning is high for the Women’s Scratch posting a 1,016 total. Morgan Hill’s Rudy Escobedo rolled a 279 game to lead the Men’s High Game, and Sandra Balanay from Daly City is topping the women with a 227. On the 10-Game list Robert Hiraoka from Daly City tallied a 2,299 for his high two sets for the lead. The Peach rolls every weekend until July 26th.

This Friday, a “55 & Better” no-tap is set for 1 p.m. at McHenry. Check-in starts at 12:30 p.m.

Entries are out for the 40th Cal State Senior Bowling Championships, over four weekends from Oct. 31 to Nov. 22. Team events bowl at AMF Rodeo Lanes in Clovis; doubles and singles compete at AMF Sierra Lanes in Fresno. Entrants must have be 55 on or before the tourney start. Teams can be any combination of men and women, but all will compete in one prize list. Doubles and Singles entries are broken up into four divisions based on age. The Mixed Fun Doubles Tournament will run concurrently at AMF Rodeo Lanes, but there is no age requirement. Get forms at bowling centers.

McHenry Bowl’s Benefit Bowl scored some dollars for the Stanislaus Literacy Center last Saturday. McHenry’s proprietor Garrad Marsh reported that over $18,000 was earned for the Literacy Center’s work in improving literacy. The event partners with different non-profits each year. All of the donations are passed on to the non-profit, with all expenses covered by the Bowl.

For those procrastinators who didn’t get their scholarship applications in, there is a reprieve. The deadline has been extended to June 10. Remember, two scholarships are available -- the Hall of Fame and the Directors. The Hall of Fame award is given to a graduating senior who has been an active youth bowler and is based on their bowling record, scholastic aptitude and school involvement. The Director’s award is given to high school students starting their freshman year whose parents or grandparents are sanctioned league bowlers. It can be won multiple times.

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