Sunday, July 31, 2016


  Those Grossinger Club Memories

  In talking with Grossinger's Country Club course manager Kenny Cogswell last week about the most difficult hole to play at the "Big G" the old memory bank kicked in and we began thinking back to some of the great memories I have of this outstanding facility.
  Back before they redesigned the "Big G"golf course at the Grossinger Hotel there was no such things as golf carts and caddies make a summer  living carrying one or two golf bags for 18 holes seven days a week.
  And if you were good at this trade you might work 18-holes in the morning and 9 holes in the afternoon. An accomplished caddy in the early 1950's could easily take home several hundred dollars a week and that was considered pretty good pay in those days.
  My broth-in-law was a good golfer and while he was attending college he worked as a caddy at the Grossinger course. As a youngster attending Liberty High School and one who loved the game of golf I was introducted by my brother-in-law to Caddy Master "Frank" who took a liking to me as I followed the rules and remembered well that if you tipped the caddy master each week he always made sure that you got plenty of work.
  It also helped to know the game and know how to club the golfers you were working for.
  Now, when I say "club the golfers" it means you knew what club to give them at certain locations on the golf course. If they scored well your were rewarded with a bit tip.
  In my early caddy days the head professional at the then 18-hole Grossinger colurse was Joe Turnesa, a very accomplished professional and a pure gentleman who was well known and respected in the golf industry.
  We all remember the movie "Caddy Shack" but the true meaning of this term was the section of the golf club house where the caddies sat waiting to be called for work. Caddies were paid a specific fee according to how many bags you carried and how many holes your worked. A good caddy with golf skills got a bitter tip if he knew his trade.
  Many movie-television stars and professional athletes came up to the Grossinger Hotel and most played golf. I had the opportunity to caddy for such greats as World Heavy Weight Boxing  Champion Joe Lewis, comedian Jerry Lewis and singer Dean Martin. Lewis and Martin were a true comedy act even on the golf course course.
  Remember meeting and becoming friends with one of the "professional" caddies, an Irishman named "Mike" who worked at Grossiner's in the spring, summer and fall and a Florida course in the winter months. He was guaranteed two rounds of 18-holes a day with double bags. A class "A" caddy I remember he drove a nice Cadillac and wore the best in golf shoes and clothing .... real professional who added dignity to the game and when I west to Mass one Sunday saw him gratefully place a $50 bill in the collection plate.
  Yes, those were some of the "good old days at the Grossinger Golf Course where I often caddied for Paul Grossinger and ate with Paul and Bunny in the main dining room at night.....just a great family.
  Houston architect Joe Finger redesigned the "Big G" as it is today and he rewarded ball flight and touch rather then brute power and distance and Finger's design makes golfers control their ball from uneven lies.
  Each nine holes (and their are three of them) at Grossinger's starts a top a hill, works down into a valley and then back to the top of the hill with many holes having a bend, most right to left and go around water hazards and bunkers.
  We describe the picturesque most difficult hole on this course in our Ed's Outlook portion of this column.

   Ed's Outlook

  Hole No. 13 at Grossinger's in all probability is the most difficult hole on the "Big G" course and it certainly can be defined as the signature hole.
  It's the "island green" which is 40-yards in depth and 29 yards in width and requires a good long tee shot over a small stream and a solid fairway shot that can put you in good shape for the third shot to a green situated out in Grossinger Lake.
  Yes this hole can be a par with good golf shots.
  This 512-yard par 5 hole requires a 220-yard tee shot off the blue tees to carry the brook. The whole features a lake on the left andd the drive should be taken to the right side of the fairway and the second fairway shot should carefully be placed so as to offer an easy chip shot to the large green.
  Golfers with a shorter tee shot should layup short of the small stream and take a longer second shot for the chip shot over water to the green.
  Definitely a beautiful golf hole with dangers lurking but carefully executed golf shots can give you a par.

  Ed Townsend is a PR Consultant to the sport of golf. Ed writes and compiles the information for this column. If you have league and tournament information, shoot a hole-in-one or even shoot your age, let Ed know at 845-439-8177, email at or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column at We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

  Golf Tip
  By Robert Menges

  Golf professionals love talking about rhythm and tempo during the golf swing.
  It is an important aspect of the swing.
  So what exactly is rhythm and tempo and what role do they play in the golf swing.
  Rhythm is movement with a patterned occurrence of beat and tempo is the rate of the patterned movement.
  In laymen terms, rhythm is the structure of the golf swing and tempo is the timing  of the swing.
  Sometimes when instructing a student, I find that all they need is a good tune-up of these aspects of the swing.
  Just as musical instruments need to be tuned .....likewise the golf swing need to be tuned to create its fluidity.
  Here is a simple tip that can help you find your rhythm and tempo to create a harmonious golf swing.
  1. Line ten tees in the ground about 2-5 inches apart.
  2. Swing through each tee in a continuous motion starting with a small swing on the first tee (at about 10% capacity) and moving to a full swing on the tenth tee (100 % capacity.
  3. Count 1 during the back-swing, 2 on the top of the swing, and 3 at you work through all ten tees.
  This is a great drill to help fine tune your game and can be done at the practice range or even in your backyard.
  Robert Menges is the head golf professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club on Mt. Hope Road in Swan Lake. He is available for private lessons and if you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached at 845-292-0323 or via email at 

  Putting Tip
  By Joe Bermel Jr.

  As a golfer, and, in particular when putting, since putting is about half of the entire game of is important that your have confidence in your ability as a top level putter.
  We strongly urge that you take professional putting instructions and after that practice diligently what you have learned.
  This will lower your putts per round, lower your total score and will give you confidence to keep practicing what you have learned.
  Overall will you enjoy the game must better.
  Joe Bermel is available for private lessons, group, corporate, organization and golf shows/tournaments. His special edition DVD "How To Putt Well"  is available at his web site

The "island green" at Grossinger's offers golfers a large green (40 yards in depth and 29 yards in width) but getting there from a tee 512-yards away requires finely tuned golf shots. Easily the most difficult hole to score on it definitely is the "signature hole" at this 18-hole complex.




  Boys Using Girls' Locker Rooms?

  What do you think about the subject of the federal Department of Education ordering a school district to toe the line on "transgender students" or have their federal funding revoked?
  The short version of this is that if a boy declares himself to be a girl he will now be able to demand to share the locker room and shower with your daughter.
  This has definitely become an increasingly contentious issue.
  What is the general opinion on this and what is the overall feelings of Mr. and Mrs. General Public when the feds threaten sanctions against those who offer opposition.

  Aside from the questions of propriety and privacy, this ruling also seems to codify the idea that "transgender students" can compete on the sports teams designated for the opposite gender rather than their own birth gender.
  We decided to start a poll on this issue and here were some of the comments folks told me.
  * The simple answer to this problem is for the school to start just saying no to federal funding.

   *  Stop sending school tax money to DC.
  * Public education with laws like this will become a form of child abuse.
  * How do they reconcile this with screaming rape culture?
  * Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the past, if a male walked into a girl's locker room/showers naked, wouldn't he be arrested for indecent exposure, then sued by the girls' parents?

   And then this one gentleman boldly told me that if a man follows his wife or daughter into the restroom or locker room he would be right behind him to convince him that it is his best interest to behave like a man unless he wants to lose  the equipment between his legs without anesthesia.
  Is government crossing the line here, a child cannot be left to face this battle alone and if may be time for adults of conscience to step forward.


Shannon O’Keefe, Bill O’Neill Successfully Defend Storm PBA/PWBA
Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Title
O’Keefe/O’Neill win third title as a team, while O’Keefe wins fourth title

HOUSTON –  Shannon O’Keefe of O’Fallon, Ill. and Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa. withstood a challenge from Jason Belmonte of Australia and Diandra Asbaty of Chicago, in the position round match to  successfully defend their Storm PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles title Sunday at Bowl on Bellaire.

O’Keefe, a 12-time Team USA member, earned her fourth PWBA Tour title while O’Neill earned his eighth PBA Tour title and first of the season.

In the position round match, Belmonte, the three-time defending Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year, and Asbaty, a 15-time Team USA member and the winner of the 2012 USBC Queens, defeated O’Keefe/O’Neill 459-415 but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 116-pin deficit. O’Keefe/O’Neill won with an 8,902 pinfall total, including bonus pins, to Belmonte/Asbaty’s second-place 8,860 pinfall.

It was O’Keefe’s third win with O’Neill as a partner having also won in 2013. O’Keefe also won the event with husband Brian in 2012.

“It was going to be tough to beat Diandra that game so I just shifted my focus to keep up with her,” O’Keefe said of the position round match. “I was able to put together some good frames at the end of the game so she wouldn’t get too far ahead of me.

“Communication is always important when you’re bowling doubles,” O’Keefe added. “But the ability to bounce ideas off your teammate and change your game plan quickly, if necessary, is also important in a tournament like this.”

O’Neill struggled in the final match but like O’Keefe bowled well enough to keep the team out front.

“I couldn’t get a strike but fortunately I didn’t have any splits and I made my spares,” O’Neill said. “We had a pretty big lead heading into the last match and we were able to keep them from getting too far ahead of us.”

O’Neill also credited the ability to communicate and the knowledge of each other’s games for their success as doubles partners.

“We know each other’s games so well both physically and mentally,” O’Neill added. “We’ve kind of gone back and forth over the years where she bowled really well and I was kind of along for the ride and this year I was having a better tournament, but the point is we’re good at being able to work through the grind that makes this tournament what it is.”

Proceeds from the tournament and accompanying pro-am raise funds are donated to The Rose, a Houston-based organization that helps women who can’t afford breast care treatment or mammograms, and the Huntsman Group.

Next up on Xtra Frame is the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic from Anderson, Ind. which begins Monday. A three-day subscription is available for $3.99, a 30-day for $7.99 or a full year subscription is available for the equivalent of $1.25 per week.  For subscription and schedule information visit

Bowl on Bellaire, Houston, Sunday

(after 20 games, including match play bonus pins)

1, Shannon O'Keefe, O'Fallon, Ill. / Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 8,902, $16,000
2, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, Ill. / Jason Belmonte, Australia, 8,860, $8,000
3, Rocio Restrepo, Colombia / Joe Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio, 8,628, $5,000
4, Cassandra Leuthold, Lincoln, Neb. / Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 8,619, $4,000
5, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio / Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 8,575, $3,000
6, Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb. / AJ Johnson, Osnego, Ill., 8,463, $2,500
7, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard , Keller, Texas / Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 8,328, $2,350
8, Allie Ijams, Wichita, Kan. / Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 8,267, $2,250

Other cashers (after 12 games)
9, Kayla Johnson, Washington, Ill./DJ Archer, Houston, Texas 4,940, $2,180
10, Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan./Kris Prather, Milton, Fla. 4,934, $2,100
11, Shannon Sellens Copiague, N.Y./Anthony Pepe East Elmhurst, N.Y.,  4,930, $2,050
12, Verity Crawley, England/Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 4,903, $2,000
13, T'nia Falbo, Greensburg, Pa./BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 4,901, $1,950
14, Anggie Ramirez, Austin, Texas/AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 4,896, $1,900
15, Stefanie Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas/Chris Johnson Grand Prairie, Texas, 4,895, $1,850
16, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif. / Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 4,889, $1,800
17, Clara Guerrero, Colombia/Andres Gomez, Colombia, 4,886, $1,750
18, Karen Marcano, Venezuela/Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 4,884, $1,700
19, Angela Chirpich, Urbandale, Iowa/Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 4,881, $1,650
20, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va./Kyle Sherman, O' Fallon, Mo., 4,868, $1,600
21, Sandra Andersson, Sweden/Brett Cooper Denver, Colo., 4,864, $1,550
22, Marcia Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah/Mitch, Beasley Clarksville, Tenn., 4,856, $1,500
23, Kristina Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y./John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 4,843, $1,450
24, Diana Zavjalova Latvia/Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 4,827, $1,400
25, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah/EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 4,819, $1,350 
26, Kelly Kulick Union, N.J./Chris Colella, Indianapolis, Ind., 4,804, $1,300
27, Heather Whitney, Euless, Texas/Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas , 4,803, $1,250
28, Danielle McEwan Stony Point, N.Y./Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 4,800, $1,200
29, Catherine Rawsthorne, Lewiston, Idaho/Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 4,784, $1,150
30, Sarah Lokker, New Baltimore, Mich./Perry Crowell, Hoquiam, Wash., 4781, $1,100
31, Anita Arnett Richmond, Texas/Tyler Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas, 4,773, $1,050
32, Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y. /Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y. 4,761, $1,000
33, Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia/Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 4,759, $950
34, Kristina Wendell, Kingston, N.Y./Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 4,744, $900
35, Sandra Gongora, Mexico/Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 4,736, $850
36, Brandi Calderon, Tempe, Ariz./Mike Calderon, Tempe, Ariz., 4,691, $800
37, Daria Pajak, Poland/Michael Haugen, Phoenix, Ariz., 4,678, $750
38, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla./ Michael Moore, Orlando, Fla., 4,641, $700


B-Mets Blasted By Sea Dogs, 8-1
BINGHAMTON, NY- The Portland Sea Dogs homered three times and sailed to an 8-1 win over the Binghamton Mets, Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton dropped the series 3-1 and lost for the fourth time in its past five games.
In the first, Rainy Lara walked Yoan Moncada then surrendered a two-run home run to Andrew Benintendi. Lara struck out two in the inning but Portland snagged a 2-0 lead.
The B-Mets loaded the bases in the bottom of the first as Derrik Gibson walked, Victor Cruzado singled and Phillip Evans walked. Keith Couch then walked Dominic Smith, scoring Gibson, but got out of the inning with no further harm. After one, Portland’s lead was 2-1.
Portland struck back in the third when Moncada singled and Mauricio Dubon followed with a mammoth two-run home run to left. Ryan Court later reached on an error and scored on a wild pitch, pushing the lead to 5-1.
In the fourth, Moncada led off with a triple and Benintendi later snuck a homer around the right field foul pole. The third homer allowed by Lara extended the Sea Dog advantage to 7-1.
Lara (6-8) allowed seven runs, six earned, on six hits over four innings and took the loss. In four appearances against the Sea Dogs he has surrendered 17 earned runs over 14 1/3 innings for a 10.67 ERA.
Portland added one more in the sixth as Moncada doubled and scored on a Benintendi double to make it 8-1. Benintendi went 4-for-5 with five RBI and 12 total bases and Moncada finished a homer shy of the cycle at 3-for-4 with four runs scored.
Couch (7-4) earned the win for Portland with one run allowed on four hits over six innings.
Dominic Smith was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, Matt Oberste went 2-for-3 with a walk and Xorge Carrillo was 2-for-4.
Binghamton will take Monday off before beginning a four-game series with Harrisburg. Monday features a doubleheader with game one is scheduled for 5:35. RHP Tyler Pill will start for the B-Mets against RHP Phillips Valdez for the Senators. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 5:20 PM on News Radio 1290, WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: Seven of Portland’s ten hits went for extra bases…L.J. Mazzilli went 0-for-4 and is hitless in his last 22 at-bats, dating back to 7/24 at Portland…The B-Mets were outscored 27-6 over the four-game series, their worst run differential in a single series since they were outscored 30-9 in a four-game sweep against New Hampshire from June 30 to July 3 in 2009.
Season tickets and mini packs are on sale now and may be purchased in person at NYSEG Stadium or by visiting or calling (607) 723-METS.
Be sure to follow the B-Mets on Facebook, Twitter and at the team’s official website ( for more team information. Fans can also stay up to date with all the action on the field by visiting “B-Mets Buzz with Tim Heiman” at


RailRiders One-Hit in Sunday Loss
Nick Goody Fires Perfect Inning in Relief

Pawtucket, R.I. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) were held to an infield single in a 4-0 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox on Sunday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.  The RailRiders (67-41) have dropped five of their last six away from Moosic and were swept in the Ocean State for the second time in as many seasons. The PawSox (57-52) have won six-of-seven overall.

Luis Cessa (5-3) absorbed just his second loss in his last seven starts. The right-hander allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits over six innings. He struck out seven without allowing a walk. Justin Haley (5-3) yielded an infield single to Pete Kozma in the third and issued three walks across six innings. He struck out four.

Pawtucket got their first run off a single by Rusney Castillo and an errant pickoff throw by Cessa. Castillo raced to third when the ball eluded Tyler Austin at first base. He scored on a sacrifice fly from Marco Hernandez. The PawSox added a run in the fifth on a Jantzen Witte double. Three hits and a sac fly tallied Pawtucket’s final two runs in the sixth.


-The RailRiders have lost five-of-six on the road after winning was his believed to be a franchise-record 12 straight away from NEPA.
-Sunday was the third straight loss on the road for the RailRiders. The team hadn’t known defeat in three straight since April 30-May 2 with two losses at Rochester and one at Buffalo. SWB hadn’t been swept on the road since losing all three to the Syracuse Chiefs at NBT Bank Stadium, April 22-24.
-Nick Goody hurled a perfect seventh inning. The right-hander has not allowed a base runner in his last five appearances with SWB.

The RailRiders open a four-game series with the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs on Monday night. First pitch at Coca-Cola Park is set for 7:05 p.m. A starter for SWB has not been announced. The IronPigs will throw left-hander Adam Morgan (4-1, 3.79). The RailRiders return home Friday, August 5, against the Syracuse Chiefs. The RailRiders will celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games with a special RailRiders USA jersey giveaway. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit


                                          Belmonte and Asbaty are Top Qualifiers in
Storm PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles
38 doubles teams advance to Sunday’s cashers’ round

HOUSTON -- Three-time defending Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia and amateur/professional standout Diandra Asbaty of Chicago, combined to average 221.6 to lead 152 doubles teams after qualifying Saturday in the Storm PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles at Bowl on Bellaire.

Belmonte and Asbaty had a 3,547 16-game pinfall total to top 38 teams that advanced to Sunday morning’s cashers’ round that will determine the top eight teams for the final match play round Sunday afternoon.

Belmonte bowled a 1,985 pinfall with games of 255, 247, 261, 221, 215, 228, 279 and 279. Asbaty bowled 1,562 with games of 180, 178, 198, 180, 189, 192, 232, 213.

“It was one of those days where every move I made was the right one,” said Belmonte, who recently won his third best bowler ESPY. “I made some blind moves that just happened to work but could have just easily not have worked.”

With a best finish of fourth in the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions this season, the two-hander with 12 career PBA Tour titles, is looking forward to the potential of winning his first title of the year.

“I’m going to keep my fingers crossed,” Belmonte said. “I’ve been bowling well lately but really Diandra and I are just hoping we finish strong regardless of where we end up.”

Asbaty, the winner of the 2012 USBC Queens and two PBA Women’s series titles, won the 2003 event with partner Dino Castillo and is trying for her first PWBA title.

“I’m just really in awe of bowling with Jason,” Asbaty said. “He has unbelievable power and it’s really an honor to be able to bowl with him.

“Fortunately, I bowled well at the end of the block but hopefully I’ll be able to contribute more tomorrow,”  the 15-time Team USA member added.

Despite being good friends and having shared experiences bowling internationally together it’s the first time the pair have bowled together in topflight competition.

“Diandra asked me if our schedules ever enabled us to bowl this tournament would I like to bowl with her?” Belmonte said. “I said absolutely and so far we’re making the best of it.

“Anytime you bowl with friends it provides a great environment where you can help each other out. That doesn’t always happen in team competition where a coach may pair you up and you don’t necessarily have that chemistry.”

To follow the final day of the tournament on Xtra Frame, visit and click on the Xtra Frame link. A three-day subscription is available for $3.99, a 30-day for $7.99 or a full year subscription is available for the equivalent of $1.25 per week.  For subscription and schedule information visit

Proceeds from the tournament and accompanying pro-am raise funds are donated to The Rose, a Houston-based organization that helps women who can’t afford breast care treatment or mammograms, and the Huntsman Group.
Bowl on Bellaire, Houston, Saturday

(after 8 games, top 38 advance to Sunday’s cashers’ round)
1, . Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, Ill. / Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,547
2,  Rocio Restrepo, Colombia / Joe Hostetler, Louisville, Ohio, 3,474
3,  Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio / Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 3,413
4, Shannon O'Keefe, O'Fallon, Ill. / Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 3,374
5, Cassandra Leuthold , Lincoln, Neb. / Jason Sterner, Cocoa, Fla., 3,374
6, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia / Dave Wodka, Beavercreek, Ohio, 3,366
7, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard , Keller, Texas / Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 3,365
8, Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb. / AJ Johnson, Osnego, Ill., 3,349
9, Kayla Johnson, Washington, Ill. / DJ Archer, Houston, Texas, 3,337
10, Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan. / Kris Prather, Milton, Fla., 3,333
11, Marcia Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah / Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 3,315
12, Clara Guerrero, Colombia / Andres Gomez, Colombia, 3,315
13, Shannon Sellens, Copiague, N.Y. / Anthony Pepe, East Elmhurst, N.Y., 3,315
14, Anita Arnett, Richmond, Texas / Tyler Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,309
15, Stefanie Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas / Chris Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas, 3,304
16, Verity Crawley, England / Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,292
17, Allie Ijams, Wichita, Kan. / Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 3289
18, Heather Whitney, Euless, Texas / Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,283
19, Kristina Wendell, Kingston, N.Y. / Tom Daugherty, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,269
20, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va. / Kyle Sherman, O' Fallon, Mo., 3,266
21, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J. / Chris Colella, Indianapolis, Ind., 3,266
22, Catherine Rawsthorne, Lewiston, Idaho / Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., 3,263
23, Brandi Calderon, Tempe, Ariz. / Mike Calderon, Tempe, Ariz., 3,256
24, Angela Chirpich, Urbandale, Iowa / Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 3,253
25, T'nia Falbo, Greensburg, Pa. / BJ Moore, Greensburg, Pa., 3,252
26, Karen Marcano, Venezuela / Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas, 3,248
27, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y. / Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 3,232
28, Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y. / Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,231
29, Kristina Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y. / John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,227
30, Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia / Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 3,226
31, Sarah Lokker, New Baltimore, Mich. / Perry Crowell, Hoquiam, Wash., 3,215
32, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah / E.J. Tackett, Hungtington, Ind., 3,215
33, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif. / Scott Norton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 3,214
34, Anggie Ramirez, Austin, Texas / AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 3,207
35, Daria Pajak, Poland / Michael Haugen, Phoenix, Ariz., 3,203
36, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla. / Michael Moore, Orlando, Fla., 3,197
37, Sandra Andersson, Sweden / Brett Cooper, Denver, Colo., 3,196
38, Sandra Gongora, Mexico / Humberto Vazquez, Mexico, 3,194
39, Kiyoko McDonald, Allen, Texas / Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 3,188
40, Jackie Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y. / Shawn Naumann, Orlando, Fla., 3,186
41, Kiara Grant, Austin, Texas / Terence McQueen, Houston, Texas, 3,182
42, Kerry Smith, New Holland, Pa. / John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 3,180
43, Jasmine Coleman, Manteca, Calif. / Vernon Peterson, Winter Haven, Fla., 3,178
44, Brittni Hamilton, Victor, N.Y. / Rob Gotchall, Clarksville, Tenn., 3,169
45, Carol Norman , Houston, Texas / Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., 3,167
46, Shalin Zulkifli, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia / Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 3,165
47, April Ellis, Jackson, Tenn. / Shawn Maldonado, Houston, Texas, 3,160
48, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio / Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 3,159
49, Taylor Bulthuis, Coral Springs, Fla. / Jon Trzcinski, Lake Wales, Fla., 3,159
50, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas / Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,154
51, Katie Garcia, Wichita, Kan. / Geoffrey Young, Keller, Texas, 3,153
52, Samantha Schaden, Baltimore, Md. / Alex Aguiar, Dartmouth, Mass., 3,152
53, Mariana Ayala, Puerto Rico / Johnathan Wiley, Houston, Texas, 3,147
54, Brandi Branka, Fairview Heights, Ill. / Mike Dole, Loves Park, Ill., 3,143
55, Natalie Cortese, Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Brad Miller, Raytown, Mo., 3,142
56, Catie Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas / Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 3,142
57, Suzana Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas / Jason Duran, Littleton, Colo., 3,139
58, Grace Hall, Oklahoma City, Okla. / Ryan Whitney, Euless, Texas, 3,134
59, Katie Thornton, Savannah, Ga. / Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 3,133
60, Brittany Smith, Des Moines, Iowa / Nick Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 3,131
61, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio / Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,130
62, Brenda Padilla, Manfield, Texas / Xeno Garcia, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,128
63, Karen Boyd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 3,126
64, Jovan Blankenfeld, San Antonio, Texas / Ryan Holland, Houston, Texas, 3,123
65, Leanne Hulsenberg, Pleasant View, Utah / Steve Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah, 3,119
66, Caycee Landers, Wichita, Kan. / Andy Verbil, Wichita, Kan., 3,109
67, Kerry Moreland, Houston, Texas / David Scardaville, Houston, Texas, 3,105
68, Nicole Parkhurst, Utica, N.Y. / Steve Lemke, Nacogdoches, Texas, 3,095
69, Taylor Evans, Katy, Texas / Jay Burgess, Houston, Texas, 3,092
70, Rachel Perez, Maumelle, Ark. / Michael Shirley, North Little Rock, Ark., 3,088
71, Melanie Crawford, Plano, Texas / Connor Pickford, Plano, Texas, 3,079
72, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla. / Gary Faulkner, Orlando, Fla., 3,076
73, Maria Rodriguez, Colombia / Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, 3,075
74, Ingellimar Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn. / Mykel Holliman, Collierville, Tenn., 3,069
75, Amanda Cortese, Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Andrew Cain, Phoenix, Ariz., 3,067
76, Stephanie Martins, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Omar Arnett, Richmond, Texas, 3,066
77, Bryanna Caldwell Cote, Red Rock, Ariz. / Stuart Williams, England, 3,058
78, Genie Franklin, Frisco, Texas / Brett Wolfe, Mesa, Ariz., 3,056
79, Jessica Hirschmann, San Antonio, Texas / Kelly Ray, Fort Worth, Texas, 3,054
80, Anneli Blomqvist, Sweden / Clint Land, Houston, Texas, 3,054
81, Holly Harris, Wichita, Kan. / Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 3,054
82, Rachael Gittings, Glen Allen, Va. / Chris Bolosan, Newport News, Va., 3,050
83, Kristin Warzinski, Muskegon, Mich. / Matt McNiel, Minneapolis, Minn., 3046
84. Kaidee Sutphin, Orlando, Fla. / David O'Sullivan, Orlando, Fla., 3,045
85, Sandi Charles, Nolanville, Texas / CJ Thomas, Shreveport, La., 3,039
86, Mary Jo Cox, Houston, Texas / Lee Lorts, Katy, Texas, 3,036
87, Cindy Mattingly, Puyallup, Wash. / Tanner Spacey, Burien, Wash., 3,034
88, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa. / Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 3,033
89, Jessica Abel, Rose Hill, Kan. / Brent Bowers, Bel Aire, Kan., 3,024
90, Felicia Wong, Calgary, AB, Canada / Thomas Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 3,021
91, Elizabeth Sienicki, Sahuarita, Ariz. / Eric Traylor, Houston, Texas, 3,019
92, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y. / Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,019
93, Ashley Adams, Midlothian, Texas / Dylan Macon, Ennis, Texas, 3,007
94, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb. / Sean Rangel, Omaha, Neb., 3,006
95, Samantha Kelly, Milwaukee, Wis. / Anthony LaCaze, Chicago, Ill., 3,004
96, Kim Wallace, Houston, Texas / Nicholas Burgess, Houston, Texas, 3,001
97, Jaime Wells, Houston, Texas / Kendle Miles, Kennesaw, Ga., 2973
98, Diana Jessie, Dallas, Texas / Toney Nelson, Grapevine, Texas, 2,972
99, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif / Brian Valenta, Lake Isabella, Calif, 2,967
100, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif. / Bryan Alpert, Chatsworth, Calif., 2,967
101, Stacey Dault, Chandler, Ariz. / Hugh Rodman, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,964
102, Debby Oulicky, Dallas, Texas / Robert McBride, Dallas, Texas, 2,957
103, Pam Lawrence, Pflugerville, Texas / Robert Lawrence, Del Valle, Texas, 2,949
104, Amy Rutherford, Houston, Texas / Jack Bevelhymer, Houston, Texas, 2,945
105, Kimi Davidson, Irving, Texas / Philip Wong , Houston, Texas, 2,942
106, Ashley Blakley, Houston, Texas / Derrick Woods, Houston, Texas, 2,940
107, Kayla Bandy, Salisbury, Md. / Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 2,938
108, Keli Callahan, Las Vegas, Nev. / Tony Thayer, Dallas, Texas, 2,929
109, Jes Lesagonicz, Atlanta, Ga. / Bob Michalojko, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2925
110, Erica McPhail, Copperas Cove, Texas / Josh Maxson, Killeen, Texas, 2,913
111, Emily Fravel, Houston, Texas / Joe Findling, Mesquite, Texas, 2,907
112, Beth Owen-Cipielewski, Bradenton, Fla. / Bryan Viator, Seabrook, Texas, 2,903
113, Nichole DePaul-Miller, Plano, Ill. / John Wukasch Jr., Montgomery, Texas, 2,899
114, Erin Lenahan, Meadow Vista, Calif. / Rickie Banister, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,897
115, Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, Wash. / Chris Bryant, Austin, Texas, 2,894
116, Sabrina Duncan Rose, Bellaire, Texas / Frank Rose, Bellaire, Texas, 2,875
117, (tie) Britney Russell , Houston, Texas / Nick Glidden, Houston, Texas, 2,870 and Linda Walbaum, Brighton, Colo. / Mark London, Washington, Texas, 2870
119, (tie) Brandy Silva, Fort Worth, Texas / David Tullos, Spring, Texas, and Kim Burnham, Pasadena, Texas / Clayton Colby, Pasadena, Texas, 2,869
121, Tamara Dunning, Little Rock, Ark. / Jeremy Fowler, Midland, Texas, 2,866
122, Cathy Nelson, Lakeside, Texas / Rudy Garcia, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, 2,861
123, Correen Lieber, Phoenix, Ariz. / Eric Martinez, San Antonio, Texas, 2,857
124, Paula Vidad, Sun City, Calif. / Danny Inocencio, College Station, Texas, 2,854
125,  Christi Pritts, Little Elm, Texas / Ted Pritts, Little Elm, Texas, 2,845
126, DeeDee Jeffery, Little Rock, Ark. / Shane Gillmore, Mayflower, Ark., 2,839
127, Maggie Adams, Houston, Texas / Kevin Lepler, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2,837
128, Joi Bell, Pflugerville, Texas / Will Werner, Montgomery, Texas, 2,830
129, Jennifer Nelson, Menlo Park, Calif. / Marvin Jay Hale, Henderson, Nev., 2,821
130. Stacie Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas / Jeff Hartsfield, San Antonio, Texas, 2820
131, Brette Joseph, Pflugerville, Texas / Colby White, Houston, Texas, 2,816
132, Gloria Wood, Corpus, Christi, Texas / Darrell Wood, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2,814
133, Wanda Parker, Garland, Texas / Warren Reid, Dallas, Texas, 2,810
134, Natalie Goodman, O'Fallon, Ill. / Nate Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 2,806
135, Lori Swanson, Houston, Texas / Randall Blackketter, Houston, Texas, 2,781
136, Brianna Hernandez, Floresville, Texas / Jason Miller, Plano, Ill., 2,761
137, Krysta Carlisle, Lubbock, Texas / Zak Edgerton, Greenville, Texas, 2,760
138, Rocky Boubel, Waco, Texas / Jimmie Rivera, San Antonio, Texas, 2,745
139, Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J. / Matt Mitchell, Hillside, N.J., 2,720
140, Ayano Smart, San Antonio, Texas / Carlos Gonzalez, Pearland, Texas, 2,718
141, Stacie Marek, Katy, Texas / T.J. Thompson, Houston, Texas, 2,716
142, Amy Gamage, Las Vegas, Nev. / Justin Spurrier, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,712
143, Crystal Boutotte, Montgomery, Texas / Corey Atkinson, Montgomery, Texas, 2,701
144, Norma Manns, Austin, Texas / Marvin Biagas, Houston, Texas, 2,677
145, Stefani Bolt, Houston, Texas / Benny Ellison, Houston, Texas, 2,670
146, Lynda Daniels, Conroe, Texas / Scott Winski, Montgomery, Texas, 2,668
147, Courtney Bolin, Katy, Texas / Kevin Bolin, Katy, Texas, 2,661
148, Cassandra LaLa, Leaguie City, Texas / Joseph Salaterski, Houston, Texas, 2,620
149, Diva Gwiscz, Houston, Texas / Kevin Foerster, Houston, Texas, 2612
150, Wendy Arnold, Hockley, Texas / Lee Arnold, Hockley, Texas, 2,608
151, Marci Lucas, Houston, Texas / Ronnie Lucas, Houston, Texas, 2,561
152, Kristine Falcon, Conroe, Texas / Robert Richardson, Conroe, Texas, 2,520


PawSox Outslug RailRiders to Win Series
Tyler Austin Bashes 13th Homer, Drives in Four

Pawtucket, R.I. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) rallied from a four-run deficit to lead 6-5 in the seventh, but could not hang on. Pawtucket scored three in the final two frames and edged the RailRiders (67-40) 8-7 on Saturday night. The Red Sox (56-52) clinched their first series victory against SWB this season and just their second at McCoy Stadium since 2014.

Tyler Webb (3-2) suffered the loss after allowing three runs on three hits in 1.1 innings. Pat Light (1-1) took home the win after Pawtucket’s eighth inning rally. He allowed a run on two hits and a walk in one inning, plus three batters. Noe Ramirez earned his fourth save by retiring the final three hitters in the ninth.

Trailing 5-2 in the sixth, Jose Rosario launched his second home run with SWB out to left. The shot off reliever Kyle Martin pulled SWB within two.

Tyler Austin gave the RailRiders’ their first lead in the series on a mammoth, three-run shot to straightaway center in the seventh. He scored Ben Gamel and Gary Sanchez who had reached on a single and hit batsman, respectively.

The PawSox tied the game in the last of the seventh on doubles by Rusney Castillo and Marco Hernandez. Jose Vinicio’s bases loaded single, snuck through a drawn-in left side, put Pawtucket up for good in the eighth. Castillo provided a pivotal insurance run on a sacrifice fly to right.

Down 8-6 in the ninth, Sanchez got a run back for the RailRiders by scoring Gamel on a single to left-center. With two on and nobody out, Ramirez entered. He struck out two and induced a fly out to shallow right that ended the game.


-Starter Kyle Haynes allowed five runs on six hits across five innings. The right-hander has yielded five runs in three of his last four starts.
-The RailRiders have dropped four-of-five on the road after winning a franchise-record
-Outfielder Ben Gamel collected three hits in four at-bats, the ninth time he has recorded three or more knocks. He scored three runs for the second time this year as well. 
-Tyler Austin homered for the 13th time in 47 games with SWB. His four RBI tonight give him 45 in that time, most in the IL and fourth most in all of Triple-A.

The RailRiders look to avoid a Pawtucket Red Sox sweep at McCoy Stadium on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander Luis Cessa (5-2, 3.11) will start against right-hander Justin Haley (4-3, 4.12). The RailRiders return home Friday, August 5, against the Syracuse Chiefs. The RailRiders will celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games with a special RailRiders USA jersey giveaway. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit


Montero, Roseboom, Cement B-Mets Win, 2-1
BINGHAMTON, NY- Rafael Montero struck out nine batters over six and 1/3 innings and the Binghamton Mets beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 2-1, Saturday night at NYSEG Stadium. David Roseboom recorded the final four outs, earning his eighth save.
Binghamton struck first in the third inning as Champ Stuart worked a leadoff walk and took second when Kevin McAvoy threw the ball away on a pickoff attempt. Derrik Gibson then chopped a grounder up the middle that escaped the dive of Mauricio Dubon at short. Stuart sped around third and scored easily, putting the B-Mets up, 1-0.
That lead held until the fifth when Jake Romanski smacked a leadoff double. He later scored on a two-out single from Yoan Moncada, tying the game at one.
In the bottom of the fifth, Stuart was hit by a pitch and Gibson walked. Stuart was picked off second base before Phillip Evans roped a double to left. Gibson scored all the way from first, giving Binghamton a 2-1 lead.
Montero cruised through 6-1/3 innings with one run allowed on five hits. He struck out nine batters, a Double-A career high and the most he had fanned since recording 11 on August 5, 2014 against Sacramento while pitching for Las Vegas.
Tim Peterson walked a pair in the eighth and with two outs and runners at second and third, Roseboom was summoned from the bullpen. He struck out Aneury Tavarez, stranding both men on base. Roseboom has inherited 25 runners this season and stranded all of them.
Roseboom struck out one more in the ninth and induced a game-ending double play to slam the door. He converted his eighth save in as many chances and recorded his ninth straight scoreless appearance.
Gibson went 2-for-2 with an RBI, two walks and a run and Evans was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
The finale of the four-game series is set for 1:05 PM on Sunday with RHP Rainy Lara starting for the B-Mets. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 12:50 PM on News Radio 1290, WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: Dominic Smith was ejected in the eighth inning by first base umpire Chris Graham, the B-Mets first ejection since Jayce Boyd was ejected on June 18 in Trenton…David Roseboom has stranded the last 30 runners he’s inherited, a streak dating back to June 20, 2015 with Savannah.
Season tickets and mini packs are on sale now and may be purchased in person at NYSEG Stadium or by visiting or calling (607) 723-METS.
Be sure to follow the B-Mets on Facebook, Twitter and at the team’s official website ( for more team information. Fans can also stay up to date with all the action on the field by visiting “B-Mets Buzz with Tim Heiman” at



ARLINGTON, Texas – The 54th Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas concluded Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as the United States swept the top spots in mixed team to walk away with gold medals in 31 of 45 events this week at Strikers Family Sportscenter.

Team USA’s Josie Earnest and Chris Via and Junior Team USA’s Haley Richard and Thomas Peters coasted to the win in the Adult category with an eight-game total of 6,731.

In the Junior A division (ages 16-19), Junior Team USA members Sydney Brummett, Hollyann Johansen, Meeco Walker and Kenny Ryan also put together a dominating performance, winning the gold medal with a 6,366 total.

The mixed team title in the Junior B division (ages 12-15) came down to the final game as the United States held off Puerto Rico by 21 pins with a 6,184 total. Jonathan Cummins led the way with a 258 in Game 8, and he was joined in the effort by Tom Hankey Jr., Danielle Jedlicki and Katherine Corbin.

In the Senior division, Lisa Wasson, Tayna Spaulding, Charles McLean Jr. and Pete Thomas of the United States rallied in the final game to move ahead of Canada for a 20-pin victory with a 5,711 total.

Jerry Teel, Carol Teel, Terri Ward and Doug Hayes of the United States finished the sweep with a Super Senior win (5,787).

In each division at the Tournament of the Americas, teams of two men and two women competed in singles, doubles, mixed doubles and mixed team. After the completion of those events Saturday, individual all-events and national all-events champions were recognized, too.

For individual all-events, which consisted of 32 games, the United States collected six gold medals as Earnest (6,794), Brummett (6,564), Ryan (6,726), Hankey (6,658), Thomas (6,259) and Hayes (6,639) won in their respective divisions.

Canada’s Zach Wilkins averaged more than 221 on his way to winning all-events in the Adult Men’s category with a 7,103 total, while Puerto Rico’s Sarah Sanes captured the girls’ title in Junior B with 6,067.

Canada’s Cathy Harvey (5,965) and Lauraine Fast (5,797) earned gold medals in the women’s Senior and Super Senior divisions, respectively.

In national all-events, the United States captured gold in the Adult, Junior A, Junior B and Super Senior divisions, while Canada collected gold in the Senior category by 34 pins.

Brummett, Ryan and Hayes were the only competitors at the 2016 event to win gold medals in each event.

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(Final results)


Adult Women - 1, Josie Earnest, United States, 2,548. 2, Haley Richard, United States, 2,363. 3, Isabelle Rioux, Canada, 2,210.

Adult Men - 1, Zach Wilkins, Canada, 2,744. 2, Chris Via, United States, 2,589. 3, Josh Brant-Parkin, Canada, 2,366.

Senior Women - 1, Cathy Harvey, Canada, 2,248. 2, Margarita Ramos, Mexico, 2,228. 3, Lisa Wasson, United States, 2,067.

Senior Men - 1, Pete Thomas, United States, 2,397. 2, Michel Lesage, Canada, 2,270. 3, Curtis Kruschel, Canada, 2,188.

Super Senior Women - 1, Lauraine Fast, Canada, 2,186. 2, Terri Ward, United States, 2,171. 3, Carol Teel, United States, 2,001.

Super Senior Men - 1, Doug Hayes, United States, 2,510. 2, Jerry Teel, United States, 2,169. 3, Amneris Fernandez, Canada, 2,094.

Junior A Women - 1, Sydney Brummett, United States, 2,519. 2, Hollyann Johansen, United States, 2,380. 3, Karley Foster, Canada, 2,192.

Junior A Men - 1, Kenny Ryan, United States, 2,480. 2, Meeco Walker, United States, 2,412. 3, Jakob Bowden, Canada, 2,225.

Junior B Women - 1, Sarah Sanes, Puerto Rico, 2,359. 2, Danielle Jedlicki, United States, 2,245. 3, Katherine Corbin, United States, 2,081.

Junior B Men - 1, Tom Hankey Jr., United States, 2,431. 2, Jonathan Cummins, United States, 2,312. 3, Edgar Burgos, Puerto Rico, 2,186.


Adult Women - 1, Haley Richard/Josie Earnest, United States, 2,385. 2, Christine Johnston/Isabelle Rioux, Canada, 2,121. 3, Adeline Winklaar, Curacao, 981.

Adult Men - 1, Zach Wilkins/Josh Brant-Parkin, Canada, 2,567. 2, Thomas Peters/Chris Via, United States, 2,405. 3, Carlos Cutolo/Emil Kizer, Venezuela, 2,146.

Senior Women - 1, Cathy Harvey/Caroline Gagnon, Canada, 2,110. 2, Tayna Spaulding/Lisa Wasson, United States, 2,041. 3, Margarita Ramos, Mexico, 1,107.

Senior Men - 1, Pete Thomas/Charles McLean Jr., United States, 2,300. 2, Curtis Kruschel/Michel Lesage, Canada, 2,115. 3, Roland Rodrigues/Al Lorenz, Curacao, 2,011.

Super Senior Women - 1, Carol Teel/Terri Ward, United States, 2,091. 2, Lauraine Fast/Elizabeth Wong, Canada, 2,018.

Super Senior Men - 1, Jerry Teel/Doug Hayes, United States, 2,279. 2, Amneris Fernandez/Ron Theriault, Canada, 2,052.

Junior A Women - 1, Sydney Brummett/Hollyann Johansen, United States, 2,280. 2, Karley Foster/Dakota Faichnie, Canada, 2,035. 3, Heizel Quinones/Lou Ann Mabel Rosario, Puerto Rico, 1,927.

Junior A Men - 1, Kenny Ryan/Meeco Walker, United States, 2,394. 2, Marcos Velez/Osvaldo Rosado, Puerto Rico, 2,177. 3, Daniel George/Jakob Bowden, Canada, 2,148.

Junior B Women - 1, Katherine Corbin/Danielle Jedlicki, United States, 2,194. 2, Alejandra Rosado/Sarah Sanes, Puerto Rico, 1,978. 3, Darci Faichnie/Sarah Klassen, Canada, 1,845.

Junior B Men - 1, Tom Hankey Jr./Jonathan Cummins, United States, 2,498. 2, Nicholas Blagojevic/Blake Foster, Canada, 2,137. 3, Jomar Alvarado/Edgar Burgos, Puerto Rico, 2,118.


Adult - 1, Isabelle Rioux/Zach Wilkins, Canada, 2,609. 2, Josie Earnest/Chris Via, United States, 2,524. 3, Haley Richard/Thomas Peters, United States, 2,474.

Senior - 1, Cathy Harvey/Michel Lesage, Canada, 2,401. 2, Lisa Wasson/Pete Thomas, United States, 2,283. 3, Tayna Spaulding/Charles McLean Jr., United States, 2,131.

Super Senior - 1, Terri Ward/Doug Hayes, United States, 2,289. 2, Carol Teel/Jerry Teel, United States, 2,266. 3, Lauraine Fast/Amneris Fernandez, Canada, 2,128.

Junior A - 1, Sydney Brummett/Kenny Ryan, United States, 2,418. 2, Hollyann Johansen/Meeco Walker, United States, 2,359. 3, Lou Ann Mabel Rosario/Marcos Velez, Puerto Rico, 2,122.

Junior B - 1, Sarah Sanes/Edgar Burgos, Puerto Rico, 2,333. 2, Danielle Jedlicki/Tom Hankey Jr., United States, 2,294. 3, Katherine Corbin/Jonathan Cummins, United States, 2,196.


Adult - 1, United States, 6,731. 2, Canada, 6,271. 3, Venezuela, 2,831.

Senior - 1, United States, 5,711. 2, Canada, 5,691. 3, Mexico, 2,750.

Super Senior - 1, United States, 5,787. 2, Canada, 5,600.

Junior A - 1, United States, 6,366. 2, Canada, 5,763. 3, Puerto Rico, 5,625.

Junior B - 1, United States, 6,184. 2, Puerto Rico, 6,163. 3, Canada, 5,448.


Adult Women - 1, Josie Earnest, United States, 6,794. 2, Haley Richard, United States, 6,441. 3, Isabelle Rioux, Canada, 6,105.

Adult Men - 1, Zach Wilkins, Canada, 7,103. 2, Chris Via, United States, 6,716. 3, Josh Brant-Parkin, Canada, 6,416.

Senior Women - 1, Cathy Harvey, Canada, 5,965. 2, Margarita Ramos, Mexico, 5,907. 3, Lisa Wasson, United States, 5,550.

Senior Men - 1, Pete Thomas, United States, 6,259. 2, Michel Lesage, Canada, 6,134. 3, Charles McLean Jr., United States, 5,788.

Super Senior Women - 1, Lauraine Fast, Canada, 5,797. 2, Terri Ward, United States, 5,793. 3, Carol Teel, United States, 5,371.

Super Senior Men - 1, Doug Hayes, United States, 6,639. 2, Jerry Teel, United States, 5,760. 3, Amneris Fernandez, Canada, 5,590.

Junior A Women - 1, Sydney Brummett, United States, 6,564. 2, Hollyann Johansen, United States, 5,931. 3, Dakota Faichnie, Canada, 5,871.

Junior A Men - 1, Kenny Ryan, United States, 6,726. 2, Meeco Walker, United States, 6,387. 3, Jakob Bowden, Canada, 5,835.

Junior B Women - 1, Sarah Sanes, Puerto Rico, 6,067. 2, Danielle Jedlicki, United States, 5,965. 3, Katherine Corbin, United States, 5,551.

Junior B Men - 1, Tom Hankey Jr., United States, 6,658. 2, Jonathan Cummins, United States, 6,261. 3, Edgar Burgos, Puerto Rico, 6,140.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


ARLINGTON, Texas - What a difference a season makes.
Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, endured a heart-breaking loss in the 2015 U.S. Women's Open title match, falling 190-189 to Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York. The loss continued a string of close finishes at the prestigious major, which includes finishing third in 2012, fifth in 2011 and another runner-up finish in 2007.
But with two Professional Women's Bowling Association titles this season, and having qualified for at least two other TV shows, O'Keefe will head into the 2016 U.S. Women's Open more confident than ever.
The third major of the PWBA Tour season will take place Aug. 1-7 at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Illinois, and will be the final open event of the 2016 schedule. All qualifying and match-play rounds will be broadcast live on Xtra Frame.
The stepladder finals of the U.S. Women's Open will be televised live on Sunday, Aug. 7 at noon Eastern on CBS Sports Network, and the winner will take home a top prize of $20,000.
An official practice session and pro-am on Monday will kick off the week before the best women in the world hit the lanes to begin official competition on Tuesday.
A victory last season would've been the first PWBA singles title for O'Keefe, but instead it became a moment O'Keefe wouldn't forget. It has served as a backdrop, or in O'Keefe's case a screensaver, on the way to what so far has been a tremendous 2016 season.
At the start of the season, O'Keefe didn't have specific goals other than put herself in position to win a title. Mission accomplished.
The 37-year-old right-hander wasted little time in Year 2 of the PWBA Tour's re-launch, winning the season's second event, the Nationwide PWBA Sonoma County Open, her first singles title. The victory was followed by a third-place finish in the second major of the year, the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship, and her second win in 2016 at the Pepsi PWBA Lincoln Open, where she led wire-to-wire.
At this point, the only item missing from O'Keefe's resume is a major title, but you won't find O'Keefe getting ahead of herself.
"Winning a major would be icing on the cake," said O'Keefe, who is second on the PWBA points list. "However, I'm trying not to put more emphasis on a major over other titles. All I can do is continue to make good shots, make my spares and put myself in a position to win. From there, it's out of my hands. I'm so incredibly blessed to be able to compete at the level I have always dreamed of. So I'm going to enjoy that, and let the rest take care of itself."
With two victories already this season, this week could be extra special for O'Keefe. The 12-time Team USA member already has earned a berth in the season-ending Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship by virtue of her first victory of the season, and is in the running for PWBA Player of the Year.
However, she also is the No. 4 seed for the TV finals of the PWBA Lexington Open, and the No. 1 seed for the PWBA Rochester Open. Both shows will be taped Aug. 7 in conjunction with the U.S. Women's Open, and will air Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. EDT, and Aug. 23 at 10 p.m. EDT, respectively.
In a season where the overall talent level has increased from 2015, especially with the help of an overwhelming international presence, O'Keefe's season really is remarkable when you look at the full canvas.
But, don't expect her to stray from the major keys that have been successful for her this season.
"Taking one shot, one day, one tournament at a time has been a big key for me," said O'Keefe, the women's bowling coach at McKendree. "I'm doing the same things in preparation that I have all year. Lots of release drills at practice and making sure physically, everything is where it should be with good tempo. Mentally, taking one shot at a time, and not thinking too far ahead.
"Also, I think of my kids at McKendree a lot, and in tough situations or high pressure situations, I think about all the things that Bryan (her husband and director of bowling for McKendree) and I tell them all throughout the year. If I expect my kids to do it, then I need to do it as well."
All competitors at the 2016 U.S. Women's Open will bowl 24 qualifying games over three days, before the field is cut to the top third for eight additional games. The 32-game pinfall totals will determine the 24 players for the round-robin match-play portion of the tournament, after which the top five will advance to the stepladder finals based on their 56-game totals.

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B-Mets Blanked by Portland, 7-0
BINGHAMTON, NY- The Portland Sea Dogs struck early and often and shut out the Binghamton Mets, 7-0, Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton managed only five hits and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Aneury Tavarez and Mauricio Dubon each singled to lead off the game in the top of the first. Nate Freiman later doubled, scoring Tavarez and Dubon, and scored on a Cody Decker groundout, giving Portland a 3-0 lead.
The Sea Dogs added to their advantage in the third as Andrew Benintendi singled and stole second. He then scored when Freiman ripped another double in the ensuing at bat. In the fifth, Benintendi singled and took third on a Freiman single. He then scored on a wild pitch from Tyler Pill, pushing the Portland advantage to 5-0.
Pill (8-9) allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings and lost for the first time in his last six starts. Jalen Beeks (2-2) let up only two hits over five shutout innings and earned the win.
Portland added two more in the sixth on a Cole Sturgeon single and a Tavarez double to make it 7-0.
Jayce Boyd went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. L.J. Mazzilli went 0-for-1 but walked three times.
The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 6:50 PM on News Radio 1290, WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: Phillip Evans went 0-for-4, going hitless for the third time in his last 18 games…Binghamton fell to Portland at home for the first time since July 6, 2015…The B-Mets are 4-for-38 with runners in scoring position in their last five games.
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Pete Weber Wins PBA50 South Shore Open for Record Sixth 2016 Title

HAMMOND, Ind. (July 28, 2016) – The Pete Weber Show rolled through Hammond, Ind., Thursday night, adding another record performance to an unprecedented season in the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by DV8 at Olympia Lanes.

Weber, with a 241-203 victory over top qualifier Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., won a record sixth PBA50 Tour title in a single season and improved his all-time PBA titles total to 99, tying Walter Ray Williams Jr. in their race to become the first bowler in PBA history to win a combined total of 100 PBA Tour, PBA Regional, PBA50 Tour and PBA50 Regional titles. Weber, who now has 10 PBA50 Tour titles, also has won 37 PBA Tour titles, a PBA-record 48 Regional titles and four PBA50 Regional titles.

“Walter’s beat me in everything else,” Weber said, “so if he gets to 100 first, oh, well.”

In continuing his dominant season, winning two more titles than any previous PBA50 player in a single year, Weber said, “I don’t even know what to say about it. My dad (bowling legend Dick Weber) always said it takes breaks to win, and he’d rather be lucky than good. But when you’re good and you’re lucky, it’s pretty amazing.

“And as much fun as I’ve had this year, I honestly expect someone is going to come along and break my record. There are so many good bowlers coming along, this record won’t last.”

Weber, after qualifying third, defeated Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., 238-224, to advance to the title match. In that match, Weber left a solid 9 pin in the sixth frame, which caused a couple of fans in the crowd to laugh at the bad break.

“That might have been funny to them, but it wasn’t to me,” Weber said. “It kinda peed me off, and everyone out here knows you don’t pee-off Pete Weber. That only makes me bowl better.”

He responded with four strikes to overtake and beat Goebel.

In the title match, the worst break struck Boresch when he left a light-pocked 7-10 split in the fifth frame to stop a string of two strikes. Weber responded with five strikes in a row before suffering his own pocket 7-10, but by then he had a lead Boresch couldn’t overcome.
In the second match, Goebel started with six strikes before leaving a 4 pin. His 55-pin lead in the fifth frame was too much for Gregg Zicha of Glen Ellyn, Ill., to overcome.

In the first match, Zicha took advantage of PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli’s struggles on the left lane to eliminate the Venezuelan native, 183-170. Monacelli had three open frames and only two strikes through the first nine frames while Zicha limited his errors to one missed split conversion.

The tour’s next stop is the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip in Anderson, Ind., beginning Sunday and concluding on Wednesday, Aug. 3. All competition rounds will be covered live, exclusively on PBA’s online bowling channel. Xtra Frame. For subscription information, visit and click on the Xtra Frame link.

Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind., Thursday

Final Standings:
1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., $7,500.
2, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., $4,000.
3, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., $2,500.
4, Gregg Zicha, Glen Ellyn, Ill., $2,000.
5, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $1,750.

Stepladder Results:
Match One – Zicha def. Monacelli, 183-170.
Match Two – Goebel def. Zicha, 259-212.
Semifinal Match – Weber def. Goebel, 238-224.
Championship – Weber def. Boresch, 241-203.

Modified Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play bonus pins:
1, Boresch, 5-1, 1,662.
2, Weber, 4-1-1, 1,617, $100.
3, Goebel, 5-1, 1,569.
4, Monacelli, 3-3, 1,527.
5, Zicha, 5-1, 1,484.
6, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 4-2, 1,470, $1,500.
7, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3-3, 1,443, $1,500.
8, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, 1,442, $1,500.
9, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1-4-1, 1,430, $1,250.
10, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 2-4, 1,425, $1,250.
11, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3-3, 1,359, $1,250.
12, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 4-2, 1,347, $1,250.
13, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2-4, 1,311, $1,250.
14, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1-5, 1,304, $1,250.
15, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1-5, 1,302, $1,250.
16, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1-5, 1,142, $1,250.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after five games, including match play bonus pins):
17, Robert Nelson, Las Vegas, 2-3, 1,179, $1,200.
18, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3-2, 1,160, $1,100.
19, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2-3, 1,149, $1,100.
20, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2-3, 1,140, $1,100.
21, Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 2-3, 1,103, $1,100.
22, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 2-0, 1,087, $1,100.
23, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1-4, 1,023, $1,100.
24, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 0-5, 996, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round):
25, x-Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,064, $1,000.
26, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,062, $1,000.
27, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,051, $1,000.
28, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,050, $1,000.
29 (tie), ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, and Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,049, $1,000.
31, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,025, $1,000.
32, ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,023, $1,000.
33, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 989, $1,000.
34, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 987, $1,000.
35, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 963, $1,000.

x-Bernhardt def. Segura in a one-game roll-off for the 24th berth in match play, 216-210.
ss-denotes PBA60 player; n-denotes non-member


PBA Spare Shots

Entries are now open for the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII, presented by Silver Legacy, which returns to the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., Nov. 27–Dec. 11 with a number of enhancements. The multi-event competition will include four animal pattern championships, each offering a guaranteed $20,000 first prize, and the live nationally-televised ESPN finals of PBA World Championship, offering a $60,000 first prize.

Entries are open to PBA members only on a first-come basis by contacting PBA Membership Services Manager Mary von Krueger (email:; phone: 206-332-9688; fax: 850-564-1717).  Before entering, players must provide a confirmation number for their hotel reservations at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, the tournament’s official sponsor. Room rates for players, support staff, industry representatives and fans attending the event are $49.99 Sunday-Thursday and $59.99 for Saturday-Sunday. Each room reservation (single or double) that includes a weekend stay also includes two buffet coupons.

For reservations call 800-687-8733 or visit and use the code WSOB16 when making reservations.

The eighth annual World Series will include modified lane conditioning patterns, adjusted competition formats and special prizes to women, PBA50 and PBA60 participants. Overall, WSOB VIII will award five PBA Tour titles and pay out an estimated $750,000 in prize money.

As the calendar flips over to August, the countdown for PBA regional and women’s regional players begins its two-month countdown in competition points races awarding paid entries into PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno along with berths in the QubicaAMF Regional Tour’s Regional and PWBA/PBA Women’s Regional Challenge events which will be held as part of WSOB VIII.

In each of the seven domestic PBA regions, players have until the Sept. 30 cutoff date to earn berths in the eight-player PBA and PWBA/PBA Challenge events as the points leaders in their respective regions. Each points leaders also will be awarded paid entries into WSOB VIII worth $1,000. Qualifiers from the PBA’s East, South, Central, Midwest, Southwest, West and Northwest Regions will join players from the PBA Japan Region in eight-game round-robin match play and Xtra Frame stepladder final rounds on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. The PBA Challenge finals will be covered live, exclusively on PBA’s Xtra Frame online bowling channel.

The PBA50 Tour Challenge, which also is part of the WSOB program, will include the top eight points leaders at the conclusion of the 2016 PBA50 Tour schedule.

PBA50 Tour coverage of the annual South Shore Open, presented by DV8, from Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., today and Thursday highlights this week’s exclusive Xtra Frame coverage of the PBA “senior tour.”

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, attention turns to the PBA-PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles from Bowl on Bellaire (formerly Palace Bowl) in Houston, Texas, where more than 300 men and women will not only compete for PBA/PWBA Tour titles, but help raise money in the ongoing search for a cure for breast cancer. Qualifying begins on Friday and the tournament concludes Sunday afternoon.

Three-day ($3.99), 30-day ($7.99) and full year ($64.99) Xtra Frame subscriptions are available by clicking on the Xtra Frame link on As a bonus, new monthly or full-year Season Ticket Xtra Frame subscribers are automatically entered into a monthly sweepstakes where they have three chances to win a new high-performance bowling ball from Brunswick, DV8 or MOTIV.

Houston two-hander Shawn Maldonado dominated the match play finals to win his eighth PBA Southwest Region title Sunday in the seventh annual PBA Fort Sill Southwest Open, presented by DV8, at Twin Oaks Bowling Center in Fort Sill, Okla.

After dropping two of his first three games in the eight-game modified round robin finals, Maldonado won his next four matches to build a 213-pin lead over runner-up Francois Lavoie, a member of Team Canada who is now living in Wichita, Kan., going into the final position round match. The Houston two-handed player then put an exclamation point on his dominance, beating Lavoie, 300-221, to claim the $2,500 winner’s check by a margin of 321 pins. Maldonado finished the event with 5,398 total pins, including bonus pins. Lavoie held on to second place with 5,077 pins, and collected $1,650.

Nathan Bohr of Austin, Texas, finished third with a 5,074 pinfall total to win $1,100 in his return to PBA Southwest Region competition while Jakob Butturff from Phoenix, Ariz., rounded out the top four with 5,057 total pins for $900.

● Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind. defeated Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., by 58 pins to win the PBA Farmer’s Sate Bank Central/Midwest Open presented by Roto-Grip at Angola Bowl in Angola, Ind., Sunday.

Russell finished with a 6-2 match play record and a total of 4,727 pins for 21 games, including match play bonus pins, to win his first QubicaAMF PBA Regional title of the year and the eighth of his career. He also earned $2,600.

● Closing the July schedule over the July 29-31 weekend will be the PBA Romeo Chevrolet-GMC-Buick Open presented by Ebonite at Patel’s Kingston Lanes in Kingston, N.Y.; the PBA and PBA50 Boise West and Northwest Opens presented by Ebonite at 20th Century Lanes in Boise, Idaho; the PBA50 Beverly Lanes Midwest/Central Open in Arlington Heights, Ill.; the PBA50 Sparetimes Hampton South Open at Sparetimes Bowling Center in Hampton, Va., and the PBA Greater Marion Central Open at BlueFusion Fun Center in Marion, Ohio.

● QubicaAMF PBA Regional competition in August gets underway Aug. 4-6 with the PBA50 Progressive/Gerdman Insurance Agency/Al Smith Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Center-Midwest Classic at Al-Mar Lanes in Bowling Green, Ohio. Events on tap for the Aug. 5-7 weekend include the PBA Bowlers Supply Storm Eastern Open at Colony Park Lanes in York, Pa.; the PBA AMF Western Branch South Open presented by Hammer in Chesapeake, Va., and the Tony Reyes Memorial Member/Non-Member Doubles at Fourth Street Bowl in San Jose, Calif.

● Sandwiched in between the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite in Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 6-9, and the PBA60 Dick Weber National Championship presented by Hammer, Aug. 11-13, PBA50 players are invited to compete in the PBA50 Fort Wayne Central/Midwest Shootout – a one-day reduced entry fee event, on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Pro Bowl West will host all three events.

● Over the Aug. 12-14 weekend, QubicaAMF PBA Regional action will include the Poplar Creek Midwest Open in Hoffman Estates, Ill.; the Killeen Southwest Open at Hallmark Lanes in Killeen, Texas; the Lefeld Implement Central Classic at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, and the PBA Japan Region’s DHC Women’s Chameleon Open and Chameleon Open, both in Syama, Japan.

● The Aug. 19-21 weekend will be headlined by the PBA Gene Carter Pro Shop Classic, presented by Xtra Frame, at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center in Middletown, Del. The PBA Xtra Frame Tour event is projecting a $15,000 first prize along with a PBA Tour title. Also over the Aug. 19-21 weekend, the QubicaAMF PBA Regional schedule includes the Emerald Bowl Southwest Challenge for non-champions and the PWBA-PBA Emerald Bowl Open for women. Both events in Houston, Texas, will be presented by Hammer.  Also on tap is the Dave Husted Northwest Open presented by 900 Global at Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, Ore.

● Concluding the August schedule of QubicaAMF PBA Regional events over the Aug. 26-28 weekend will be the Fayetteville South Open presented by MOTIV along with the PWBA-PBA Fayetteville South Open – a women’s only event - at Lafayette Lanes in Fayetteville, N.C.; the AMF Garland Lanes Southwest Open, presented by Classic Products & Ultimate Bowling Products, in Garland, Texas, and the Aquimo West Open at Mesa East Bowl in Mesa, Ariz.

● Looking ahead to Labor Day weekend, the QubicaAMF PBA Regional calendar includes the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control South Open followed by the PBA50 Budweiser Open presented by Mooresville Ford and Columbia 300 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.; the PBA50 Strike Zone Open presented by Columbia 300 in Pottsville, Pa., and the PBA Japan Region’s Viper Open presented by Ebonite in Iruma, Japan.

● For complete QubicaAMF PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit, open the “schedules” tab and click on QubicaAMF Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area. For more information about QubicaAMF, visit or, for social media posts, visit

Seven-time PBA Tour titlist Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., was the guest of Ebonite International and the Chicagoland Bowling Proprietors’ Association in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during CBPA’s 15th annual “Bowlers’ Night with the White Sox” game at U.S. Cellular Field on July 24.