Champions Bar & Grill dominates bowling league

ESCANABA — For the first time in many years the same team won both halves of bowling in the Young & American League.

Champions Bar & Grill achieved that by moving into first place in Week 28, then topping Quality Sew & Vac in a position night match-up the following week en route to the second-half crown. It also captured the first-half title by taking charge after Week 9.

Bethany Lutheran Church was runner-up in the first half.

That team then dropped out, eliminating the need for a season-ending roll-off.

Second place was awarded to Bowl-a-rama II based on total points for the year.

Fifteen of 24 bowlers raised their average this season.

Tim Lueneburg rolled the highest men’s scratch game (278) and series (723) this year. Myra LaMarche hit the highest women’s game (213) and Connie Kinne had the highest series (551).

Dave Moran recorded the highest men’s handicap game (326) and LaMarche topped the women (304). Garrison Gendron had the men’s highest handicap series (849) with Kinne taking top honors among the women (785).

Lueneburg finished with the highest series (206) and Kinne paced the women (155).

Gendron improved his average by 15.32 pins, the most among the male bowlers. Jo Pardee was the women’s leader by 7.53 pins.

Bowl-a-Rama II tallied the highest team scratch game (524) and series (1,404).

Quality Sew & Vac achieved the highest team handicap game (581) and Champions Bar & Grill recorded the top high team handicap series (1,600).