On Aug. 22, 92 bowlers (46 youth and 46 seniors ranging in age from 6 to 93) were paired up into doubles teams for strikes, high fives, fun, fellowship – and scholarship money.
Teams of note were Jacob Scocca, 12, and Ed Stewart, 93. The distinction of youngest bowler went to 6-year-old Emily Rose Iles.
According to Paris, “Our youth bowlers are great kids, and the seniors were fantastic. They all had a great time, and it was a great turn-out.”
Damico echoed her sentiment: “It was an absolute success. I am so proud of these kids and pleased to see the support from our seniors.”
The youth bowlers were equally enthusiastic. “It was so cool. It was nice to get to know some of the senior bowlers,” said Michael Gonzales.
“It was fun. The kids were very nice,” said Ardel Bert.
Harvest Park Bowl owner Jim Wangeman sees the senior/youth tournament as an ongoing event. “It was very rewarding to see the mix of seniors and youth,” he said, “and how well they interacted and had fun. We’ll do it again for sure.”
(Youth bowlers are listed first)
Division A (no handicap)
Ashley Jones and Keith Jones
Division B (no handicap)
Brooke Norwood and Marie Wilson
Winners Division A (handicap)
First Place Youth: AJ Collins and Bob Damico
Second Place: Kyle Dryer and Greg Mattus
Third Place: Tie – Conner Wax and Jerry Marshall; Zak Gadberry and Doug LaMee
Fourth Place: DeAnza DeVera and Karen Patterson
Fifth Place: Mariah Dong and Don Patterson
Sixth Place: Michael Gonzales and Paul Elmer
Winners Division B (handicap)
First Place: Jacob Scocca and Ed Stewart
Second Place: Zach Briggs and Ed Gallagher
Third Place: Shelby Throntveit and Bert Bertalero
Fourth Place: Sara Kostenuk and Eloise Gatson
Fifth Place: Alexa Sylva and Jim Padilla
Sixth Place: Colin Hannigan and Barbara Matteucci