Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mid-Season Congestion At The Top

Bowling fun in 1956

South Glens Falls - The top seven teams in the Forever Young league are within 5½ points of each other after Thursday afternoon's Week 8 action at Pine Lanes.

The Gamblers lost their opener to the league-leading Yanks, then rebounded to a 3-1 victory behind anchor Phil Camp's 181-500 effort. The result closed the margin between first and second place to 2½. The Singers stayed in the runner-up spot by virtue of their 2-2 split against the Marauders. Hi-Lo climbed to within three with a 3-1 win against the vacancy, as Curt Williams led the way with 190-510.

Don Williams and partner Roy Brady are having trouble getting their act together for the Tomahawks. Williams blasted a season-high 650 on games of 242, 173 and 235 while Brady had his worst output of the year. The Tommies still managed a 3-1 triumph over the pesky Librarians duo.

The CC's captured the lone sweep of the day with a win over P+C. Chuck Boykin paced the whitewash with 209-574. Frosty + One welcomed rookie Patrick Scanlan to the fold and he certainly didn't disapppoint, throwing a trio of games in the 140s to pace a 3-1 nod over the Racy Retirees.

Carol Finkle was best in show on the distaff side with a 169 single, with Mary Tessino's 426 the high series.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yanks Improve Margin With Sweep


South Glens Falls - The Yanks whitewashed the Marauders 4-0 Thursday afternoon at Pine Lanes, increasing their Forever Young league lead to 3½ points in the process. They took the opener by 19, the second game by only four, then put the hammer down, waltzing away to a 76-pin romp. Mark Basso's 486 paced the victory.

The Singers handled the Racy Retirees 3-1 to remain in second place. The Tomahawks and Hi-Lo split their match, while The Librarians continued their recent slump, dropping a 3-1 verdict to P+C.

Don Williams rolled a league-best 626 for the Tommies on games of 193, 245 and 188. Teammate Roy Brady added 200-577. Curt Williams paced Hi-Lo with 210-582.

Other action saw the CC's winning three against the vacancy, and Frosty outpointing the Gamblers 4-0. In related news, Frosty will henceforth be known as Frosty + One, with the addition next week of Patrick Scanlan to Gary Frost's roster.

For the ladies, Mary Tessino, Barb Trottier and Carol Finkle shared a high single game of 158. Carol topped the series list with her 445 effort.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Yanks Roll, Take League Lead

Matt, Kitty & Doc

South Glens Falls - The Yanks broke clear of the pack on Thursday, thrashing P+C (once again without the C) 4-0 and opening a 2½ point margin over The Singers as the Forever Young league completed the sixth of fifteen weeks. The Singers rose to the runner-up spot in the standings via their 3-1 win against Hi-Lo, while the Racy Retirees used a sweep of their own over The CC's to jump into a three-way jumble with the aforementioned Hi-Lo and The Librarians, three points behind.

The Gamblers' victory over The Librarians was sufficient to move into sixth place - next door, the Tomahawks suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of under-manned Frosty.

A mere two points separate second place from eighth as the season cruises along.

Roy Brady (235-570) and Joe Sycuro (202-539) had the lone sets worth a mention on this day, when the lanes were flooded with oil.

Audrey Baker's 189-468 was the best ladies' score.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Trio At The Top, One-Third Through

The Outlaw Josey Wales

South Glens Falls - Three teams share first place after five sessions in the Forever Young league after Thursday's action at Pine Lanes.

Hi-Lo crushed the Racy Retirees behind anchor Curt Williams' 602 series (207-185-210) to grab a piece of the top spot, along with the Yanks and The Librarians. The Yanks bowled the vacancy and came away with three points, while The Librarians weren't so fortunate, bowing to Frosty's main man, Gary Frost, by a 3-1 score.

The Singers swept the Tomahawks thanks to Joe Sycuro and his league-best 609 set (222-199-188). The Toms saw their four-week unbeaten match streak snapped abruptly. Roy Brady paced the defeat with 203-232-604 and received feeble aid from anchor Don Williams (202-575). Those two squads now are in a virtual tie for fourth place.

The CC's, with Chuck Boykin's 200-514 showing the way, handled the Marauders 3-1. The Gamblers (Phil Camp 201-519) and P+C split their match.

Carol Finkle (179-447) once again led the distaff side of things.