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The East's Most Read Bowling Weekly 
Sports Reporter
The Nation's Leading Bowling Tournament Newspaper Since 1940
Vol. 72 No. 40 December 7 - 13, 2011 50 cents
ARLINGTON, Texas - The United States BowlingCongress Hall of Fame Committee has elected fivenew members to the USBC Hall of Fame - two inOutstanding USBC Performance, two in MeritoriousService and one Pioneer.Wheelchair bowler Al Uttecht of Anaheim, Calif.,was elected in the Pioneer category, multiple-timeUSBC Open Championships winners LennieBoresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., and Gary Daroszewskiof Franklin, Wis., were selected in the OutstandingUSBC Performance category and Joan Feinblum of Santa Rosa, Calif., and the late Kerm Helmer of Utica, N.Y., were honored for Meritorious Service.The induction ceremony will take place April 26 atthe USBC Convention in Arlington and will includethose elected from the national Superior Performance ballots. On the men's ballot are TomBaker, King, N.C.; Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif.;Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla.; David Husted,Milwaukie, Ore.; Amleto Monacelli, Barquisimeto,Venezuela; and David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas. Thewomen's ballot has one name - Dede Davidson,Buellton, Calif.Uttecht, the first person chosen in the Pioneer cat-egory since 2008, blazed a trail for wheelchair  bowlers everywhere and is regarded as the mostaccomplished such bowler in the sport's history. Hewas confined to a wheelchair after sustaininginjuries in Vietnam in 1970 and began bowling later that same year.He has won the American Wheelchair BowlingAssociation Tournament of Champions 13 times, is a12-time AWBA National Scratch champion and aseven-time AWBA National All-Events champion."I am totally blown away at this honor, and I haveno words to describe how I feel," said Uttecht, whowas inducted into the AWBA Hall of Fame in 1985."This is from someone who when I was first asked to join a bowling league, I said you cannot bowl from awheelchair."A three-time winner at the USBC OpenChampionships - all of which came with fellowelectee Daroszewski - Boresch also has won dozensof local and state titles in Wisconsin. He won the2000 Team All-Events title and the Team and TeamAll-Events titles in 2009 at the OpenChampionships."I'm very honored, but it took me by surprise a lit-tle bit," said Boresch, who currently ranks fifth onthe lifetime average list at the Open Championshipswith 215.43. "I thought I might have a chance to getinto the Hall of Fame one day, but you never think itwill happen. It's quite an honor, especially with myteammate Gary going in as well."In addition to the three Open Championships titleswith Boresch, Daroszewski also won Open titlesthree other times. He won the 1982 Team All-Events,1983 Team All-Events and 1989 Regular Doubleswith Gus Yannaras. He is a member of the WisconsinBowling Association Hall of Fame and has been a bowling center proprietor since 1982."I don't think any bowler ever steps foot in their first tournament with the thought of making it intothe Hall of Fame, so this is an unbelievably, out-standing thing to have happen to me," saidDaroszewski, who has bowled in the OpenChampionships with Boresch since 1992. "It's reallyoverwhelming. It hasn't kicked in yet how big anaccomplishment this is."Feinblum has devoted nearly five decades of serv-ice to bowling at the national, state and local levels,including four years of work on the committees andtask forces that helped develop USBC. She alsoserved on the Women's International BowlingCongress Board of Directors for more than a decadeand most recently served as the chairperson of theUSBC Nominating Committee and the USBC Hallof Fame Committee."I was shocked, and I thought maybe I was dream-ing because I had just gotten out of bed when I gotthe phone call with the news I had been selected,"said Feinblum, who was recently featured in a seg-ment on The Learning Channel focusing on how her  bowling family helped her in her battle with breastcancer. "I just feel very humbled because having been on the USBC Hall of Fame Committee, I knowhow difficult it is to make it because of all the wor-thy candidates."A physical education teacher for more than 35years, Helmer dedicated his life to the growth anddevelopment of youth and collegiate bowling untilhis passing in 2002.He initiated the men's and women's bowling pro-grams at Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y.,and led the Kats to 16 National Junior CollegeAthletic Association men's titles and 21 women'stitles. His men's and women's teams each claimed a pair of national titles as well.Helmer was active in the bowling industry, servingon the Board of Directors for the American BowlingCongress and the Young American Bowling Alliance.He served as YABA President from 1999-2001.
FIVE ELECTED TO USBC HALL OF FAMERudy Johnson 300-826Rocco Ilaria 813 at Belleville
BELLEVILLE, NJ - RudyJohnson rolled perfect with a 300game between games of 247 and279 to tally the session high seriesof 826 while competing in the SkyClub Fitness League at Brunswick Zone Belleville. Rocco Ilaria wasnot too far behind tossing an 813set on games of 256, 279, and 278and Jason Newbery rolled 278-277-246-801.Earlier in the season John Valliand Andres Lopez each rolled a300 game and Felipe Camachowas close with a 299 game.
Mike Pasch 826 in Montvale Major
By Joe Rizzi
MONTVALE – Mike Paschearned a place in the spotlightwhen he led all scorers in theMontvale Major League atMontvale Lanes bowling a fantas-tic 826 series on games of 290,257 and 279. Despite Mike's greateffort, his team, Davey's Locker,was edged by Rick's Pro Shop II,17-16. Keith Lee rolled 211-279-233--723 and Ralph Bernardo256-675 for the winning team.Kevin Mahon bowled 231-668and Matt Wuhrman 246-660 for Davey's.High game of the evening belonged to Ray Keim, who rolleda 298 game. Ray added a 237 andfinished with a 730 series, leadingBuddiesProShop.com to a 23-10victory over CZ's Pro Shop. RonDeLuca bolwed 258-690 for CZ's.Toto Roldan's 209-236-263--708led 12-In-A-Row Pro Shop to a30-3 rout over J&C Irrigation.Jason Tenorio's 227-223-258--708helped Rick's Pro Shop I defeatValleyTent Rental, 25-8.Bob Greenwood 247-687, ChrisTrembath 241-677, Rick Guevarra245-674, Andrew Hedaria 246-672, Bob Higgins 254-661, BobBalzarek 234-661, Matt Rovetto246-660, Tom Flynn 259-655,Rich Naclerio 224-655 and ChrisArbegast 257-650.
Joey Jones 803 at Holiday BowlJim Broadfoot 300-774 in OLV
By Al Smetana
WAYNE, NJ – Jim Broadfoot wasthe star of the night as he poundedout games of 206-268-300 on theway to a league high 774 serieswhile rolling in Our Lady of theValley Bowling League at T-Bowl II.Harry Fivehouse was closest with233-672 followed by Rich Olson246-622, Jim Affinito 234-606, TomKaynak 212-605, George Tahinos226-604 and Ken Paul 212-600.OAKLAND, NJ – Joey Jones wasthe shining star rolling in the SalMarino Classic League at HolidayBowl when he tallied an impres-sive 803 series on games of 269,289 and 245. Not too far behind was SamPerrotta with a 783 set earned with268-247-267 followed by AlexRodriguez with 279-277-780, JimHosier 279-249-764, Jim demas279-248-761, Joey Lavecchia246-259-749, Dave Ritter 268-254-748, Harry Scheck 267-235-724, Jack Prins 277-235-717,Shawn Airllo 279-708, ChrisAndresen 248-706, Bob Lippi231-702, and Jacob Soloman 244-698.
 
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SPORTS REPORTER 
December 7 - 13, 2011
Spor ts Reporter
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Why do people bowl?Some people bowl because it istheir way to make a living.Some people bowl to be withtheir friends, mates or family.Some people bowl to get awayfrom their friends, mates or fam-ily.Some people bowl because theylike being frustrated, bitter andunhappy and bowling gives thema little of each.Some people bowl because theylike being satisfied and happy,and Bowling gives them a little of that.Some people bowl just becausethey were asked to bowl.Some people bowl because it isan inexpensive form of enter-tainment.Some people bowl because theylike to throw things.Some people bowl because theywere lousy at every other sportand figure bowling is an easygame.Some people bowl because theywere good in other sports andfigure when they can’t cut it infootball or baseball or othersports bowling can still keepthem competitive.Some old people bowl to stayyoung.Some young people bowl tolearn how to mature.Some people bowl because theylike to talk.Some people bowl because theylike to listen.Some people bowl so they canhave something to brag or com-plain about.Some people bowl because theyhave some excuses left over fromother life encounters they lost.Some people bowl because theyfound a bowling ball or pair of shoes in the attic or cellar.Some people bowl because itgives them license to go out, havea drink, wear outlandish clothes,and yell a lot.Some people bowl for exercise.Some people bowl to get awayfrom the cares of work or home,and then end up caring moreabout home and work because of the new cares bowling brings.Some people bowl to make out.Some people bowl because theysaw a pro on TV and figure theycan do better.Some little people bowlbecause their mothers andfathers make them bowl.Some people bowl because fora tiny sum they can use milliondollar equipment.Some people bowl to lose theirinhibitions and some peoplebowl to put themselves on exhi-bition.Some people bowl because theylike to laugh and cry in no spe-cial order.Some people bowl becausebowling centers can be a homeaway from home.Some people bowl because theywant to win a trophy of somesort, and almost every bowlercan win a trophy at one time oranother.Some people bowl to loseweight.Some people bowl to throwtheir weight around.Some people bowl because it’sone of the only things they cando.Some people bowl because it’sthe only thing they want to do.But all people bowl becausethey enjoy it, gain somethingfrom it in some normal or pecu-liar way, and because bowling istruly the people’s pastime.
For years, the best-kept secret has been youth programs: scholarships,high school and collegiate bowling, and simply media coverage of all our wonderful young bowlers.In North Jersey we have the Emma P. Hendrickson (http://www.mor-riscountywba.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/scholarship_appli-cation.pdf), and Charles A. Edwards (http://www.mcba-njbowling.com/applications/ScholApplic.pdf) scholarships.Additionally, there are many national scholarships available from thePBA (the Billy Welu), the USBC (Chuck Hall and Alberta Crowe Starsof Tomorrow), and BWAA (Chuck Pezzano). A simple Google searchwill give you all the information, forms, and past winners.Why bring up scholarships now? Because many deadlines for all appli-cations start in February, and applications need recommendations fromteachers or guidance counselors, and often have essay requirements.Montville High School wants a bowling program. For the life of me Inever understood why some schools didn’t support youth bowling. Their games wouldn’t get rained out. The “little guy” could make the teamalong with the “big guy.” The camaraderie is unparalleled compared withother sports.People often ask me about colleges with bowling programs. In additionto the mega-bowling powerhouse, Wichita State, there are so many other schools with strong bowling curricula such as New Jersey’s ownFairleigh Dickinson, The College of New Jersey, New Jersey City, NJInstitute ot Technology, Stevens Institute, Monmouth, and WilliamPaterson. Look up their contact people and scholarships atwww.bowl.com.Did you know that Bill Wyer of Yale organized the first collegiate bowling tournament held in New Haven, Conn., on April 8, 1916?During the month of December, all Morris County bowling centers thathave sanctioned youth leagues will be hosting Adult/Youth Qualifiers.All sanctioned youth bowlers may get the information from their leaguecoaches. The winners of the in-house qualifiers will be eligible to bowlin the Morris County USBC YA 42nd Annual Adult/Youth Roll-off thatwill be held at Boonton Lanes on Sunday February 5, 2012 (yes-Super Bowl Sunday) with a snow date of February 12, 2012. If you need anyfurther information, please call Elaine Wilson at the Association Office at973-267-4279.
Farmingdale Lanes is hostingtheir 1st. Annual High SchoolMixed Triples Tournament onSunday, December 18th. Check in at 11:00 a.m. tournament fol-lows at 12:00 noon.Teams must be comprised of (3) bowlers from same high school bowling team and have at leastone male or one female bowler.Bowlers must wear their highschool team shirt and bring withthem the most recent high schoolleague standings sheet for averageverification.There are two divisions; Scratchfor teams with an entering averageexceeding 600 and handicap for all others. Handicap will be at90%. Teams will bowl 4 gamesacross 8 lanes. Trophies will beawarded in each division, bowling ball and gift raffles throughout theevent. Entry fee is $36.00 per-team.Entry forms are available onlineat www.farmingdalelanes.com andclicking on High School TriplesTournament, or by calling stop- ping by or calling FarmingdaleLanes 631 249 4300. Entry formsmay also be picked up at CoramCountry Lanes and RockvileCentre Lanes. Entries close onFriday, Dec. 16th.For more information pleasecontact Paul LaMar at 631-249-4300.(see ad page 6)
High SchoolMixed TriplesTournament
 
MAPLE LANES
YOUTH:
Teens:
Alexandra Shock 256Matthew Hirsch 231Anthony Ramirez 206Steven Aiello Jr 223 Nate Vazquez 205Joe Trapani 167Kyle Leahy 160Christina Kaye 200
Juniors:
Brandon Melio 146David Pira 146
 
December 7 - 13, 2011
SPORTS REPORTER 
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GO BOWL
 Jerry Packard 719
LEVITTOWN, NY – Jerry Packard led the scoring in the Thursday Hitsand Misses League firing games 267-247 for a high series of 719.Patrick Fisher rolled 246-244-693, Jim Fenimore 279, Lu Soguero 204,and Irv Freed 243.In the Monday Seniors League Joe Simpson shot 221, Bob Haskin 218,George Ventura 203, Ann Scala 208, and Jack Mateer 202.Rich Arcas rolled 237-245, and Debbie Gerstner 206-225 in theMonday BFCU League.Regina Sander rolled 225, Denise Exner 208, and Denise Curcio 203in the Tuesday Early Birds League.
 Mike Gregorio 256 
LEVITTOWN, NY – Mike Gregorio led the scoring in the Tuesday BK Sweenys League firing a high game of 256.Rich O’Neill rolled 253, George Alavanja 248, John Gannon 244, andKatrina McTigue 221.Pete Thomashefsky rolled a 236, Richie Coyer hit 233-227-620,Charlie Stumpf 212, and Bernie Goldstein 204-203 in the WednesdayYoung at Heart Seniors League.
 Paul Weltchek 247 
LEVITTOWN, NY – Paul Weltchek rolled 247, and Paul Devito 233 inthe Wednesday Hicksville Elks League.
 Brad Cammarano 742
LEVITTOWN, NY – Brad Cammarano topped the scoring in theThursday Charles McShane 4-Man League firing a high game of 289and a high series of 742.Paul Thivierge bowled 278-277-743, Dan O’Connor 268-733, GeorgeAnderson 279, Ken Luparella 278, Peter Rodriguez 266, and VinnyDiClemente 267.
 Phil Piacentini 731
LEVITTOWN, NY – Phil Piacentini led the scoring in the Thursday Night Foursome League firing games of 279-259 for a high series of 731.Alex Ruben rolled 279, Tom DiVincenzo 268, Pete Cornell 256-262-729, Ken Wojdylo 257-277, Steve Terech, Ryan Neary and Seth Marcus257, Tom Olino 269, Keith Hengel 268, and Nick Pirillo 265.
John Gualteri 740At Lodi Lanes
LODI, NJ – John Gualteri took high series honors rolling 267-257-216-740 in the Monday LodiClassic at Lodi Lanes.Shawn Bautista tossed 247-246-246-739 followed by RafaelHernandez with 245-266-223-734,Mitchell Sacks 237-233-257-727,Mark Newman 199-254-266-719,Paul Greco 245-234-237-716,Bobby Castillo 203-267-246-716¸John Sperone 257-268-191-716, Mike Ibanez 236-196-279-711, Matt Liss 255-238-217-710,Flor Mangasi 224-225-257-706,Clay Pezzano 269-219-217-705and Tom Flynn with consistentgames of 237-233-233 for a 703set.Edison, NJ – As part of a nation-wide grant program, Veterans Daywas a little bit brighter at theVeterans Home at Menlo Park,where a check was accepted in theamount of $2,535.00 from thelocal members of the Bowlers toVeterans Link (BVL). Part of donations to the national BVL alsosupport the group “Re-Creation”which is a song and dance groupand was there performing on thesame day.The Monmouth County USBCBowlers collect donations at alltheir sponsored tournaments byasking each bowler to contributeonly $1.00. “Our bowlers have been very generous in supportingour efforts to aid the veterans,”said Bob Hodges, President. Theveterans were also given a banner with over one hundred signaturesfrom the bowlers of MonmouthCounty who participated in thefund-raiser.BVL is a national charity, whichraises almost a million dollarsannually to fund recreation andtherapeutic programs and servicesfor America’s veterans. Foundedin 1942, the BVL is operated andsupported by league bowlersthroughout the United States.The grant will be used to pur-chase much needed suppliesand equipment for the facility.Currently, the center servesCentral Jersey area veteranswho will benefit from and enjoythe new equipment and pro-grams. Joseph Brandspiegel,CEO of the Menlo Park Veterans Home, was thrilled toreceive such a generous dona-tion, and invited the bowlersgroup to come back more often.The Bowlers of America,through the BVL, recognize thetremendous sacrifice that our military veterans have made for our country. Our bowlers arecommitted to improving thelife for veterans. This gift tothe Menlo Park facility is just part of our on-going effort to boost the spirits of our veter-ans, and show them we care. Inaddition to the donations to theVA Hospitals, BVL dollars sup- port veterans in the StateVeterans Homes and at VetCenters around the country.For more information on theBowlers to Veterans Link visitwww.BowlforVeterans.org.For more information aboutMonmouth County Bowlers“Like” us on Facebook, andvisit our website at www.mon-mouthcountybowling.com.
Monmouth County New Jersey Bowlers Support Veterans
SOUTH LEVITTOWN LEADERS
John Dulack the home's Wii bowling champion (they have week-ly tournaments on the Wii ), Ray Vogel, Monmouth County USBCBowling Association Assoc. Mgr., Joseph Brandspiegel, CEO of theMenlo Park Veterans Home, Bob Hodges, Monmouth CountyUSBC Bowling Association President, Joanne Ramsey, MonmouthCounty USBC Bowling Association 1st Vice-President.

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