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David Walsh: Tri-State bowlers earn USBC awards for 2011-12 season

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 10:42 AM

Huntington USBC members received their rewards for knocking down all those pins during the 2011-12 season.

All-City Teams and Bowlers of the Year have been named for men, women, senior men and senior women. Awards were passed out during the Huntington USBC's annual meeting.

For the men, Brian Fite is the Bowler of the Year. He had a high average of 241 along with four 800 series, four perfect games and three 11 in a row awards.

Also on the men's team are:

Joshua Adkins, 215 average, three 800s, two 300s, three 11 in a rows and 1 clean 30.

Roger Goodman, 231 average, Harrell Memorial Match Games champion, one 800, two 300s and 10 clean 30s.

Jeff Wiseman, 219 average, ninth in Harrell Memorial Match Games, one 800, two 300s, one 11 in a row and six clean 30s.

Rod Chapman, 224 average, one 800, one 300, one 11 in a row and three clean 30s.

For the women, Janey White is Bowler of the Year. She had a 213 average, was top woman in all-events in the Huntington USBC Championships, four 700s, one 11 in a row and one 275-plus game.

Also on the women's team are:

Diana Howard, 219 average, five 700s and one 275-plus game.

Kathy Caldwell, 218 average, four 700s and one 275-plus game.

Nora Ball, 220 average, three 700s, one 275-plus game and one clean 30.

Dawn Turner, 198 average, one 700 and one clean 30.

For senior men, Frank Anderson is the Bowler of the Year. He had a 211 average, won the Huntington USBC Senior Championships, had one 800 and one 11 in a row.

Senior men's team members also include:

Breeze Hale, 200 average, second in USBC Senior, fifth in Harrell Memorial Match Games, one 250-plus game and one clean 30.

Dick Evans, 203 average, one 11 in a row.

Richard Kipp, 205 average, one 250-plus game and one clean 30.

Everett Roberts, 201 average, one 250-plus game.

For senior women, Betty Ackerman is the Bowler of the Year. She had one 700 series and one 250-plus game.

Other senior women's team members are:

Gloria Cathell, 186 average and top woman in USBC Senior.

Kim Cremeans, 167 average and one 700.

Carolyn Mullens, 170 average.

Chuckie Patterson, 168 average, fourth place (women) Senior USBC and one 200 game.

SCRATCH TOURNAMENT AT COLONIAL: Scratch singles tournament, 2 p.m., Sunday, Colonial Lanes. WTBA London oil pattern. Eliminator finals. $30 entry fee. Call 304-697-7100 or visit www.coloniallaneswv.com.

HARRELL MEMORIAL MATCH GAMES: Entry deadline Nov. 5 for Harrell Memorial Match Games scheduled Nov. 10-11 at Colonial Lanes. Entry fee $50. First prize $500 based on 60 entries. Four-game qualifier followed by match play until champion is determined. Entry forms at Colonial and Strike Zone.

REPORTER RETURNS: After a one-season hiatus, former Miss USA Kimberly Pressler will be back with the PBA as "laneside reporter" for ESPN telecasts from the PBA World Series of Bowling in Las Vegas, Nov. 2-11, and later in the season, at the fourth annual Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars event.

Pressler, who once worked for the U.S. Department of Energy at a nuclear power plant, has been host for TV programs for ABC, MTV, ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC and the Speed Network. She has covered events ranging from the ACIS Fitness National Championships to the Traxxas TORC truck racing series, from the Red Bull X-Fighters series to the X-Games. She made her PBA debut in a similar capacity during the 2010 event in Las Vegas.

David Walsh is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Contact him at 304-526-2759 or dwalsh@herald-dispatch.com.