High Five – Nov. 8, 2012

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High Five recognizes the accomplishments of USBC Youth bowlers.

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Joseph HoweJoseph L. Howe (left), 7, of Ladoga, Ind., had games of 120, 109, and 205 on August 11 at All Star Bowl during the Luise Lesser Memorial Jamboree Scholarship Tournament. Joseph, who was averaging 90 at the time, also is an honor roll student. He picked up corn out of the fields during the fall of 2011 and used the money he earned to purchase his own Storm bowling ball, which he used to win the tournament.

Sarah SanesSarah Sanes (right), 11, of Smyrna, Tenn., rolled a 610 series with games of 247, 187 and 176 on Sept. 15 in the Junior/Senior Fall League at Smyrna Bowling Center. Sarah, who has been bowling since she was 7, moved up early from the Bantam Prep league and is the youngest bowler in the Junior/Senior League. She also recently qualified for the 2013 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships in Detroit.

Patrick WallacePatrick Wallace (left), 16, of Jupiter, Fla., had been getting so close to bowling a perfect game, that  it was just a matter of time when it was going to happen. On Oct. 28, 2012, in the U & Me Kid League at Jupiter Lanes, he rolled a 300 game as part of a 758 series (300, 211, 247). Patrick has been bowling since becoming a Pee Wee bowler at age 4.

Devyn PatalinaDevyn Patalina (right), 10, of Las Vegas, started bowling in the Junior Red Rockers league, a beginner/intermediate league at Red Rock Bowling Center, last fall. He also took part in his first tournaments, taking third at the Southern Nevada USBC Masters tournament and also took third in Doubles at the SNUSBCA Youth City Tournament. In his league, he was the Most Improved Bowler and had the Boys High Scratch Game (203). He bowled in a summer league and had his first 500 series (534).

Ric McCormick, 17, of Cincinnati, Ohio, had a 300 game and 799 series (300, 258, and 241) during his Thursday night Adult-Youth league at Colerain Bowl on June 28. It was Ric’s second USBC certified perfect game. His first was bowled in a high school match in his freshman year with scores of 300 and 224 for 524 series for two games. Ric currently averages 232 in his Saturday morning Majors youth league.

Jared TaylorJared Taylor (left), 12, of Selkirk, N.Y., rolled a new high game of 256 and had his first 600 series on October 13 at Del Lanes in Delmar, N.Y., during his Del Lanes Junior Classic League. Jared bowled 75 pins over his average. He also bowls on his school team – Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk.

Zachary Weidman
, 18, of Indianapolis, was the Indiana High School state champion for the 2011-2012 bowling season. He was named Bowler of the Year by the Indy USBC association, high school bowling and also named Male Bowler of the Year for the 2011-2012 season by the Indiana State Youth Association. He has nine perfect games and three 800 series. He teamed with Nicholas Corbin to win the Scratch Doubles title at the 2012 USBC Youth Open Championships.

MichelTylerKierstenTyler Michel, 7, and Kiersten Michel (right), 6, of Chesapeake, Va., completed their first league bowling season earlier this year. They were on the same three-member team in the 2011-12 Pee-Wee Youth Bowling League at AMF Western Branch Lanes and took first place. Tyler finished the league with High Average (114), High Series (291) and High Game (178) among the boys, while his sister Kiersten had the High Average (84), High Series (222) and High Game (132) for the girls. Each also earned the most improved bowler award.

Keegan StocktonJames Keegan Stockton (left), 13, of Clarksville, Tenn., bowled a 759 series on Sept. 8 at Pinnacle Bowling with games of 289, 235 and 235. He has been bowling since age 3, and said his coach reminded him to take his time and go when he felt ready. He started the first game with nine strikes. It was his first 700 without handicap.

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