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Southland junior rolls through division in youth tournament

James Apo, a junior bowler at Southland, was the star of the 29th Greater Lexington USBC Youth Tournament, which concluded Nov. 6 at Strike Zone Lanes in Nicholasville. Apo won the A division singles with a 297 game and took the division team and actual and handicapped all-events titles.

Apo rolled 195-297-190 for a 682 actual in the singles in Division A and a handicapped total of 760. He took the A division all-events actual with 1,926 and handicap with 2,160. Apo finished third in the doubles with Derian Koszenski in the A division with a 1,334 total. He was a member of the A division team champs, the Angry Birds, along with Koszenski, Chris Webster and Noah Arnold. The quartet posted a 2,625 handicapped total.

The B division team champions were the Minds in the Gutter squad from Strike Zone with a 2,726. Team members were Dustin Stapleton, Zack Howard, Conner Welch and Matt Evans. The C division went to the Viper team — Cody Latch, Ali Latch, Nick Lindsey and Conner Welch — also from Strike Zone, with a 2,874. Bowling Thunder from Strike Zone took the D division title with 2,594. The team members were Chris Kerns, Triston Cox, Kayla Morris and Jacob Williams.

In the singles competition, Zack Anderson won B division with 803; C division went to Matt Evans, 732; D division to Jackson Young, 742; E division to Joshua Waldrop, 640; and F division to Trenton Green, 657.

The doubles champions were: B division, Dustin Stapleton and Zack Howard 1,431; C division, Chase Philpot and Ryder Mattmiller, 1,368; D division, Jason Waldrop and Alex Schneider, 1,261; E division Jasmine Springer and Bobby Barnes, 1,218; and F division, Sarah Duncan and Dottie Duncan, 1,245.

The all-events winners were: B division, Zack Anderson, actual 1,835 and handicapped 2,321; C division, Tyler Goodpaster, handicap 2,050, and Conner Welch, actual 1,418; D division, Chase Philpot, 2,163 handicap and 1,371 actual; E division, Joshua Waldrop, 1,852 handicap and 934 actual; F division, Daniel Riddle, 1,919 handicap and 911 actual.

Each all-events winner in divisions A, B and C both actual and handicap wins $100 in scholarship money.

The Lexington 600 Club Buddy Tournament ended Nov. 13 at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland. The winners were Jean Almaria and Kathy Roe, who tied with Melinda Craig and Vicki Eizenstat, both pairs rolling 1,335. Craig rolled the high series of 742, paced by a 268 game. The tournament pairs a 600 club member with a buddy who has never rolled a sanctioned 600 series.

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