Recreation, UpTown repeat as bowling champions


Scott’s UpTown Lanes won the Marge Gehring Memorial Women’s Bowling Tournament for a third straight year. Pictured, front, from left: Tracy Dabb. Back: Lianne Hansen, Terri Rose, Sue Champeau and Kathy Westrich.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Scott’s UpTown Lanes of Niagara and Recreation Lanes of Iron Mountain extended streaks in memorial bowling tournaments last weekend.

UpTown captured a third straight Marge Gehring Memorial Women’s Bowling Tournament over Recreation and Mike’s On Main of Norway.

Recreation claimed a seventh consecutive Bunzie Rahoi Memorial Men’s Bowling Tournament by beating UpTown.

Recreation Lanes team consisted of Joe Tomassoni (232), Brian Phillips (204), Kevin Hanson (209), Jared Cudnohufsky (194) and Lincoln Pettibone (197). Scott’s Uptown Lanes fielded Ron Branback (189), Mike Mikolajczyk (194), Mike Styberski (197) Trevor Vassar (202) and Lance Ellis (206).

Bowling began Saturday at Recreation Lanes, with the host team beginning the tournament by firing a 3116 series to UpTown’s 3013. Joe Tomassoni topped all scoring with a 723 series on games of 238, 269 and 216. Shooting a 647 series was Lance Ellis, with Jared Cudnohufsky throwing 620 and Kevin Hanson 611.

Though Mike’s On Main did not field a men’s team, the remaining teams chose to bowl at all three stops. They followed the ladies to the second stop at Mike’s. Recreation continued its dominating form, fashioning a 2945 series on demanding conditions. Scott’s Uptown Lanes finished 115 pins behind with a 2830 series.

The two stops gave Recreation Lanes a six-game score of 6061 to UpTown’s 5843. Tomassoni again led the scoring with a 683 series, followed by Styberski with 643, Hanson with 631 and Mike Mikolajczyk at 601.

In Sunday’s action at Scott’s UpTown Lanes, Recreation shot 3011 to the host’s 2978 to win the tournament 9072-8821. Tomassoni topped the scoring with a 652 series, followed by Cudnohufsky (631), Ellis (628), Vassar (612), Phillips (605) and Hanson (603).

In the women’s tournament, Recreation Lanes showed a lineup of Sharon Szymanski, Belinda Burke, Shirley Decker, Sandy Walker and Pam Petrick. The team from Mike’s On Main included Tracy Hallgren, Pam DeBock, Amy Stanchina, Denise DeCremer and Lynn Porthouse. Scott’s Uptown Lanes was made up of Sue Champeau, Terri Rose, Kathy Westrich, Lianne Phillips and Tracy Dabb.

Lianne Phillips is the granddaughter of tournament namesake Marge Gehring.

Recreation Lanes, host for Saturday’s opening match, shot 2969, holding a 37-pin lead over Mike’s, 2932 total. Uptown girls were 164 pins behind with a score of 2805. Petrick led the scoring with 576. Szymanski was next with 547, followed by DeBock with 537 and Burke with 519.

In the second leg at Mike’s, the host team took over first place with a 2914 series while UpTown moved into second with a 2959 series, putting them 82 pins out of the lead. A score of 2785 left Recreation Lanes in third place, 92 pins out.

Petrick again topped the ladies with a 536 series. Phillips threw a 524, with Westrich shooting 504 and Szymanski 501.

The third and final round Sunday saw Scott’s Uptown Lanes take advantage of bowling on its home lanes, fashioning a 3179 series with games of 1092, 1000 and 1087. The nine-game total of 8943 put UpTown in first place. Mike’s On Main team tossed a 3047 series with games of 1019, 994 and 1034 to finish second with a nine-game score of 8893. Recreation Lanes took third, shooting 2862 to end with an 8616 total.

Petrick again had the high series with 569. Dabb was next with 562 with Champeau shooting 538. Also finishing with 500 series were Westrich at 522, Szymanski at 512 and Rose at 508.


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