The 72nd Lexington Area Bowling Association Tournament concluded at Capital Bowl in Frankfort on March 4.
The Capital No. 2 team won the team title, rolling a 3,474 handicapped total (3,060 actual). The team was paced by John Brimmer with a 747 handicapped total (685 actual).
Brimmer was joined by Tim Fowler 746 (736 actual), Eric Daniels 714 (679), Chuck Toler 676 (560) and Diane Gruen-Kidd 591 (400). The squad earned $1,000 in prize money for their efforts.
The doubles title went to Paul Gayheart and Rebecca Boggs with a 1,561 handicapped total (1,345 actual).The pair won $500.
Jerry Crowe took the singles title with a 747 actual series and no handicap. He won $300. Dempsey Gross won the all events title with a nine-game handicap total of 2,126 (1,406 actual). He won $250.
Hall of Famer
LABA Hall of Famer Bill Carrithers added another award score to his résumé when rolled an 844 on Tuesday, March 13, in the Beltline League at Collins Bowling Centers Southland. Carrithers rolled games of 279, 267 and 298. He also rolled a 300 game in December.
On a roll
The Pocket Ponders team in the Friday Night Fun League at Eastland rolled a 1,275 actual game on Friday, March 9. Kenny Stephens led the team with a 279, followed by Allen Sparks (278), Jeff Napier (275), Jason Cyrus (236) and Stacey Stephens (207). The squad has had quite a year, previously rolling two 3,600 actual series and a 1,300 actual game.
Locals win scholarships
Several local youth bowlers did well in the state finals of the Pepsi Challenge Scholarship Tournament March 3-4 at Eastland.
Crystal Land, who bowls at Eastland, won the girls' actual division and earned a $900 scholarship. Fellow Eastland bowlers were right behind as Sarah Doyle finished second ($800), Tori Doyle third ($700) and Kasey Dunn fifth ($500).
In the boys' actual division, Southland bowler Ben Pallardy was third and won $700 in scholarship money. Two Eastland bowlers were right behind him — Jonathan Taylor (fourth, $600) and Ben Davis (fifth, $500).
Eastland's Jackson Young was fourth in the boys' handicapped division and won $600.