Two Team Race To The Wire
Yanks Continue To Win, Face Tough Schedule
South Glens Falls - The Yanks breezed past Hi-Lo Thursday in the Forever Young league, knocking them from title contention. The league leaders followed a familiar formula, winning the opener by a small margin, then firing twin games in the 160s and coasting to a victory. The Yanks are 23-5 over the last seven sessions.
The Tomahawks will not go away. Don Williams shot 651 on games of 212, 248 and 191 and Roy Brady contributed 650 (235-184-231) for a sweep against the always-tough Marauders. Audrey Baker and Roger Nelligan bested their averages in each game, to no avail. The Tommies trail the Yanks by 5½.
The Singers saw their hopes of a title probably evaporate as they were upset 3-1 by P+C. Barb and Joe cling to third place, with all the money riding on next week's Yanks showdown. Trailing by 8½ may be too steep a hill to climb.
The CC's and Frosty + One played what is considered a suspended match. Gary Frost is scheduled to make up his absence, but for the time being his team won the match 2½-1½. Rookie sensation Nick Gebo used the opportunity to act as a pacer with Frosty leadoff man Patrick Scanlan and fired an outstanding 711 series on games of 248, 229 and 235.
The Racy Retirees swamped the slumping Librarians 4-0 behind Cathy Tracy's 189-470 effort. The Gamblers swept the vacancy as Mary Tessino rolled a sensational 497 set to pace the weekly ladies' scores.
The real action begins next week, as the league enters upon the final three Thursdays of play. A dozen points are available.
The Singers (28) take on the Yanks (36½) in the marquee contest, while both of the Tomahawks (31) will have to shoot 191 against the vacancy to earn their points. And that's just to whet your appetite.
Week 14 has the Yanks and Tomahawks doing battle. The final session is a position round - and, perhaps a rematch between the Tommies and Yanks.
High drama at Pine.