Kadry on Bowling: Six win McHenry Bowl scholarships

Garrad Marsh, proprietor of McHenry Bowl, has announced this year’s McHenry Bowl Youth Scholarship recipients.

Awards were given to six graduating seniors going on to further education. Peter Kennedy graduated from Downey High School and will attend Pacific University in Oregon, majoring in criminal justice. He was awarded $1,000. Daniel Ford was awarded $500 to use toward his studies in nursing at Modesto Junior College. Ford graduated from Beyer High.

Elijah Torres, Merrick Biondolillo and Gabriel Villasenor each were awarded $250. Torres graduated from Golden Valley High in Merced and will attend Fresno State, majoring in computer engineering. Biondolillo attend Big Valley Christian High and will attend William Jessup University in Rocklin. He will major in computer sciences. Villasenor is a gradulate of Beyer and will continue his education at MJC. Riley French will receive a $100 award to use for his studies at MJC in automotive technology. He graduated from Gregori High. Awards were based on bowling involvement and community service.

▪ The first Bowling for Autism Tournament is coming to Yosemite Lanes on Sept. 17. The fundraising event will include bowling, lunch, raffle prizes and a silent auction. All money raised will go to Autism Speaks. Lunch will be served at noon, and bowling starts at 1 p.m. Team sponsors and silent auction and raffle prizes are being sought. Call Wayne at 209-524-9161 for information.

▪ The team of Claudelle Bonaccinie, Laverne Howe and Betty Gerritsen was in command of the Ladies Trio Team Tournament at McHenry and won with a score of 2,521. Taking second was the team of Kathy Schilperoort, Laurie Bodiford and Karen French with a 2,235 score. Olivia Clinton, Jackie Wilson and Kathy Wesley finished third, scoring a 2,227 total.

▪ Nancy Lytle earned the win in the Senior Fun Day No-Tap Tournament at McHenry. Lytle led the ladies’ list with an 851 set. Kim Heller finished second, scoring an 808 series. There was a tie for third between Mary McKinley and Margaret Dodd, each posting an 803 score. Bob Heller topped the men’s list after rolling an 822 set. David Rhodes scored an 818 to take second. Finishing third at 817 was David Brown.

▪ August is the month local bowling centers start organizing their fall/winter league programs. Most of the new leagues start the day after Labor Day, Sept. 6. Flyers and sign-up sheets are available at the centers or online. For information at McHenry, call Theresa Medeiros or Raymond Waring at 209-571-2695; at Yosemite, call Wayne Garber at 209-524-9161; at Manteca Bowl, call Annette Medlin at 209-824-2889; and at Bellevue Bowl in Atwater, call Tommy Cardoza at 209-358-6466. Local leagues are part of the more than 57,500 leagues nationwide with 1.7 million participating bowlers.

▪ The 67th annual Peach Classic Tournament ended this year’s run, and the verification process has started. This year’s prize fund will total more than $32,000 and be divided into seven prize lists. Checks will be paid out at the end of the month after the final list is set.

▪ The 2016 Diddy Watts Youth State Singles Challenge will hold its semifinal and final rounds at McHenry on Aug. 13-14. If you have not qualified for the tournament, there is a last chance qualifier at McHenry on Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. Call June at 209-571-2695 for information.

▪ If you feel like a little extra competition, the Mega-Doubles Tournament is currently running at Yosemite anytime lanes are available. Pairs can bowl for $40 per team or “wheel” their entry and bowl with up to four people at one time using their same scores. The tournament runs thru Sept. 25.

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