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Julie Weaver sets all time high series for women

Julie Weaver sets all time high series for women
Bowling record
by Mike Burr  |  April 26, 2005

Julie Weaver has been on a hot streak recently. This past week everything came together and she broke one of the coveted all time house records in McGregor. She posted games of 213-224-209 for a 646 series. That is a new all time high series for McGregor women, beating the previous record of 644 held by Bev Williams.

Relative newcomer Jeanie Eide is in third place with a 643 series thrown earlier this year. Way to go girls.

A group of local women took part in the Minnesota State Women’s Bowling Tournament at Earle Brown Bowl in the Twin Cities recently. The performances were mostly lack luster with one notable exception. The bright spot of the day belonged to Sue McGraw who tossed a 645 actual series to post a 766 handicapped total. This put her in third place out of more than 1800 bowlers. Sue also placed in All Events with a 1981 total. The doubles team of Martha Hanke and Dawn Kohout also placed in doubles. Current standings of the Minnesota State Women's Tournament can be found at

The District level of the Pepsi Youth Tournament took place at Community Bowl in Pine River recently. The hot hand belonged to Zerek Marsyla who tossed a 682 handicapped total to finish in third place and earn an invitation to the state tournament. Also advancing to the state tournament were Logan Quade, Richard Demenge, and Andy Carlstrom. Complete results of the District Level of the Pepsi Youth Scholarship Tournament can be found at

The youth leagues have all completed their seasons. On the Sunday Night Senior High League Christi Williams swept all the girl’s honors with a 163 average, a 567 series, and a 220 game. For the boys Richie Franko had high average with a 169, and high series with a 642, while Tony Novotny had high game with a 245.

Notable results from the younger leagues include Kyle Mindrum with a 164 average, 223 game, and 570 series; Josh Wilkie with a 148 average; Garrett Collins with a 212 game; Nick Wilke with a 533 series; and Zerek Marsyla with a 197 game and 515 series. For the girls, Maikayla Collins had a 398 series, 133 game, and 88 average, and Ashley Marsyla had a 288 series, 111 game, and 76 average.

The local Youth/Adult no-tap tournament has wrapped up. Winning big were Cassidy Wencl and Don Reich who posted an incredible handicapped score of 1,756. That is an average of more than 292 per game. Cassidy threw games of 297 and 298 to out- bowl Don. In second place was Tony and Mars Novotny with a score of 1,670. Mars threw two perfect 300s but it wasn’t enough to catch first place. Nice shooting, guys.

Many leagues have already completed their season, with just a few having a couple weeks left. About the only adult tournament action remaining is some No-Taps, in particular the Black Bear in Cloquet. The youth still have the Pepsi State Tournament for those who qualified.

Until next time, happy bowling.

This article first appeared in the April 26, 2005 issue of the Voyageur Press.