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Sturgell wins scratch bowling title

Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A bowler with the first name Brian won the Scratch Sport Lane Pattern Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Colonial Lanes.

It wasn't Brian Fite, who won seven of 14 tournaments during the season. It was Brian Sturgell of Portsmouth, Ohio. He secured top seed for the Eliminator Finals and survived three matches to win the $300 first prize.

The invitation-only event had 31 bowlers. J.R. Phillips of the Charleston area shot 901 to lead qualifying and get No. 1 seed for the two-game, match-play round. He won that match to grab the No. 5 seed for the Eliminator Finals.

Sturgell shot 866 to finish second followed by Tyler Sacconi (856), Fite (853), Tommy Kalb (837), Justin Blake (824), Chris Priode (821), Tony Moore (806), Sam Hobbs (801) and Justin Adkins (797).

Along with Phillps, Sturgell, Sacconi, Priode and Kalb won their matches to make the Eliminator Finals (low score out).

In Match 1, Sacconi shot 241, Kalb 215 and Phillips 196. Priode went out with 184.

In Match 2, Sacconi fired 248, Sturgell 226 and Kalb 186. A 184 for Phillips was not enough.

In Match 3, Kalb led with 258 and Sturgell shot 212 to set up the final. Sacconi went out with 171.

Sturgell prevailed in the finale, shooting 214 to 174 for Kalb. Three of the five finalists represented the Portsmouth area.

Tulsa defeats Knights to win C-USA volleyball

TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa defeated UCF 3-0 Sunday to win the Conference USA Volleyball Championship and secure the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Hurricane prevailed 25-15, 25-19, 25-17. It's the second league title for Tulsa. The first came in 2007.

C-USA Player of the Year Tyler Henderson led the attack with 20 kills on 32 attempts. The senior outside hitter hit .500 over the three sets, only making four errors, and had three digs and three blocks. C-USA Libero of the Year Jessica Adams tallied a match-best 17 digs.

Ashley Gialenios and Tory McCutcheon led the Knights with seven kills each.

Workman has ace on No. 15 at Sugarwood

LAVALETTE -- Mark Workman made a hole-in-one Saturday on the 15th hole at Sugarwood Golf Club. Workman used an 8-iron on the 136-yard par 3. Jamie Lafon, Phillip Butcher and J.D. Maue witnessed the ace.

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