Bill Carreras, Louis DeMartino 300At Rockville Centre LanesPablo Plaza Blasted 300-868 At Parkway Lanes
LAKEWOOD, NJ – Vicky Spirio blasted a 300 game in the SaturdayScratch League at Ocean Lanes.Amber MacLeod shot 268,Amanda Nardiello 258, AngelaKuzma 236, Tori Boughton 235, Nicole Aumack 226, and BrandonWalsh 225.RENO, Nev. - Tracey Stevens of Dunellen, N.J., rolled the first per-fect game of the 2014 United StatesBowling Congress Women'sChampionships during her teamevent at the Reno-SparksConvention Center.The 47-year-old right-hander became the 21st competitor in the95-year history of the event toachieve the feat. She sandwiched the perfect performance between gamesof 209 and 189 for a 698 series tohelp Dunellen's The Luv Muffinsinto third place in Diamond Teamwith a 2,438 series. Junior TeamUSA Support 1 of Lincoln, Calif., leads with 2,555.Stevens felt the nerves during the final frame butmade sure to stick to her routine. The 44-lane venuedrew quiet as she looked to add her name to therecord books."Going into the 10th was nerve-racking," saidStevens, who made her 18th USBC Women'sChampionships appearance. "I tried to do what I usu-ally do - I wiped my ball, steppedonto the approach and got up thereand threw it. On the last one, it wastoo quiet, so I knew everybody waswatching. I just wanted to get mylegs up to the foul line. I knew I'd beable to throw the ball, but I justwanted to get my legs to the foul lineand stop. I threw it really well andwas really happy with it."Stevens competed at the nearbyUSBC Open Championships prior tolacing up at the RSCC. Although shestruggled at Reno's NationalBowling Stadium, she felt it helpedher get into a rhythm and preparedher for the Women's Championships."It's unbelievable, and I don't even know how toexplain it," said Stevens, who won the New JerseyState Queens in 2013. "It probably won't sink in for acouple of days. It feels wonderful."The first perfect game in Women's Championshipshistory was rolled by Milwaukee's Lori Gensch at the1979 event in Tucson, Ariz.
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Vicky Spirio 300 at Ocean Lanes
By Dennis Hoffman
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – PabloPlaza set the lanes on fire with a 300-268-300 totaling 868 in the FredGowe 555-660 Triples at ParkwayLanes.John Coleman tossed 215-289-274-778, Victor Padilla 199-268-185-723, Steve Tripp 706, Dominick Capozzoli 683, Kevin Defrancesco268, Jim Ross and Ulises Medranoeach rolled a 247 game.
Tracy Stevens Rolls First 300 at 2014 Nationals
By Wishelle Banks and Aaron Smith
- USBCROCKVILLE CTR, NY – BillCarreras and Louis DeMartinoeach blasted a 300 game in theThursday Custom ThumbzDoublez League at RockvilleCentre Lanes. Bill hit 224-300-290-814, and Louis 300-245-771.John Maglio shot 279, Joe Ausitn210-237-277-724, PrincePennington 269-248-700, Frank LaBruyere 267-230-716, MikeChookasezian 265.LEVITTOWN, NY – Shawn Green posted the ses-sion high set with an 814 highlighted by a 300 gameand Nick Filosa also rolled a 300 while coming closewas Ronald J. Broege with a 299 in his 799 all bowl-ing in the Monday Charlie Capp Classic at SouthLevittown LanesRoss Robbins tossed a 290 game followed by RobertExner with a 279 in his 772 set, Bertie Carrington279-749, Chris Ziesig 279-772, Chris Postel 279,Robert Grammarosso 279-733, Frank Locascio 279-746, Anthony D’Elia 269-747, James Nolan 268, JimLizzo 268-735, Russell Cohen 267, Darren Leeds266-725, Frank Montgoris 266-735- Kelly Sullivan267-724, Christina Schultze 267, Vonetta Jolliffe 246, Nadine Williams-Clory 238, Michelle Montgoris 237, Nick Vaccaro 749, and Allan Gross 731.
Nick Filosa 300, Shawn Green 300-814 at South Levittown
SHAWNEE, Okla. – After 11years and 159 tournaments,Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind.,won his first Professional BowlersAssociation Tour title on U.S. soilat the Grand Casino Resort EventCenter, defeating top qualifier Tommy Jones of Simpsonville,S.C., 234-164, to win the PBABear Open. Russell earned$10,000 for winning.He also claimed a spot in theOklahoma’s Grand Resort CasinoKing of the Swing special eventthat will conclude the Summer Swing. Russell advanced to his first title-match appearance in the U.S.since the 2009 Chameleon Open,where he lost to Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa. He avenged thatloss in the semifinal match whenhe took a 21-pin lead over O’Neill,the No. 2 qualifier, with a string of four strikes early in the game andheld on for a 215-212 victorywhen O’Neill failed to double inthe 10th frame. In the first match, Dick Allen of Columbia, S.C., missed a 3 pin inthe fifth frame to give Rhino Pageof Dade City, Fla., the lead, butAllen followed the missed sparewith a string of five strikes to pullaway to a 234-213 victory.In match two, Allen and Russellwere never more than eight pinsapart and Allen’s spectacular con-version of the 2-8-10 split in theninth frame gave him a chance towin after Russell failed to doublein the 10th frame. Needing a dou- ble to advance, Allen got the firststrike but left a 10 pin on his sec-ond, handing Russell a 195-192decision.
Ronnie Russell Wins PBA Bear Open
By Bill Vint
LAKEWOOD, NJ – In the John NaughtonMemorial Tournament at Ocean Lanes ScratchDivision with boys and girls mixed hosting 35 participants for the first four games on the 39foot sport pattern the top scores were Ken Ryan792, Amber Macleod 786, Matt Russo 778,McKenna Collier 754, Karsyn Lukosius 749,Tori Boughton 735, Sarah Pitcher 720, Amanda Nardiello 711, and Joe Starace 705.Two additional games were bowled and Amber MacLeod led with 1,215, followed by Ken Ryan1,200, Matt Ursso 1, 141, Karsyn Lukosius 1,112, and Amanda Nardiello 1,085. The step lad-der finished with Ken Ryan as the Championfollowed by Amber MacLeod, KarsynLukosius, Matt Russo and Amanda Nardiello.Handicap Division for the boys was Nick Kraft 963 followed by Zach Letts 9240,Cameron Waldhelm 903 and Billy Riley 890.The girls handicap was won by Jennifer Miles939, followed by Victoria Gray 937, Jennier Bisogno 929, and Madison Baracia 892.
Ken Ryan, Nick Kraft, Jennifer Miles Top Youth At Ocean Lanes Tournament