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Bowling: Medaille women's team bows out of NCAA tournament

Medaille College's first appearance in the NCAA Women's Bowling Championship ended with a 2-0 loss to Arkansas State on Tuesday at the RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio.

The Red Wolves won the traditional portion of the match, 960-899. Medaille was led by Ysobel Conrad (Olmsted) with a 227. Elizabeth Minnard shot 281.

Arkansas State won the Baker Five Match, 952-739. Mackenzie Derleth led the Mavs in the Baker portion with a (19.4) frame average.

The Mavs finished their season with a 60-42 mark and were the first team from the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference to reach the NCAA tournament. The Mavs have won the conference title for three consecutive years, but the league received an automatic NCAA bid for the first time.

Arkansas State was eliminated with losses to Nebraska and Vanderbilt on Thursday. Vandy, the No. 1 seed and defending national champion, was the victim of a stunning upset by Sacred Heart (Conn.) in its opening match. Vanderbilt survived two elimination matches after the loss. Sacred Heart was eliminated with losses to Nebraska and Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Central NYer bowls 300 in USBC

A team of veteran campaigners from the Syracuse area made themselves known in the USBC Open championship in Las Vegas.
Mento Produce of Syracuse, bolstered by the addition of PBA Tour pro Anthony Pepe of Elmhurst, took the led in Team All-Events with a 9,983 and stands second in the Team competition.
Derek Magno of Cicero shot a 300 game in a 702 set in the team bowling. Magno (722) stands second in doubles with Joseph Conti Jr. of Liverpool with a 1,404 total. Magno is fourth in All-Events with 2,142. Magno bowled his 300 game Monday, the third so far in the USBC, which will continue to July.
Many of the usual WNY entrants have not bowled yet. However, Friends Second No. 1 of Depew was in 19th place of the Regular Team division with 3,001. Anthony Dolan, Andy Ochal, Charles Zmozynski, Jonathan Kroll and Peter Zmozynski made up the Friends Second No. 1 lineup.
Peter Zmozynski stood 60th in All-Events with 1,899.

Five locals in NY Queens

Ninety-four bowlers entered the 48th annual NYS Queens Championship on Saturday at Saratoga Strike Zone in Saratoga Springs.

Five WNY bowlers were entered: Michelle Sterner, Holly Parrish, Peggy Kuhn, Kathy Geissler and Jessica Mamon.

A Schenectady team set a high bar in the Scratch division of the month-long 83rd New York State Women's Championship, which got under way last weekend in South Glens Falls. Towne Bowling I posted a 2,417.

 Baker on PBA50 Tour

The PBA50 Tour begins Sunday with the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open in Clearwater, Fla. Buffalo native Tom Baker is among the star-studded field, which includes Norm Duke, a two-time winner on the regular tour this winter, and another Hall of Famer, Walter Ray Williams.

City Tournament ahead

It's only 10 days  before opening night of the Greater Buffalo USBC Association Open and Women's Championships at AMF Airport Lanes. The City Tournament will run through May 11 with competition in Team, Doubles, Singles/ 6-Game Combine and All-Events in Handicap and Scratch divisions.

The City Tournament will be followed by the George A. Obenauer Masters from May 14 to 19 at AMF Lancaster Lanes in Depew.

Tonawandas Eliminator set

The Tonawandas USBC Association will holds its eighth annual Scratch Eliminator tournament at the Tonawanda Bowling Center on April 28, starting at 11 a.m.

All sanctioned bowlers from New York State are eligible. Entry fee is $60 and walk-ins will be accommodated based on lane availability.

USBC members not sanctioned in the Tonawandas association may participate by paying the $7 local association fee in addition to the tournament entry fee.

Cash prizes will be awarded based on 1 out of 5 entries with $1,000 guaranteed for firth place based on 40 entries.

Applications are available at all Tonawanda bowling centers or visit the association website at

Steve Dorobiala won the Eliminator in 2018, topping a field of 64 bowlers.

The 77th annual Tonawandas City Tournament will begin a 17-day run on May 1 at Mallwitz's Island Lanes on Grand Island.

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