And in the scratch division, qualifying for the finals were Shikellamy's Zach Williams, 2672; Shikellamy's Jake Kratzer, 2659; Midd-West's Jenna Yarger, 2658; Lewisburg's Austin Duclos, 2630; Mifflinburg's Austin Miller, 2604; and Lewisburg's Nick Chamberlain, 2565.
Petrich claimed the boys title with a 203-150 win over Hackenberg; while Longer defeated Olszewski for the girls title, 163-137. The scratch title was claimed by Williams over teammate Kratzer by a single pin, 247-246.
Each winner received $400 in scholarship money and a trophy. Not too shabby.
"This year we had many generous businesses and individuals donate to our scholarship fund. We were able to award $750 in each division, with the winner receiving $400, second $200, third $100, fourth $50. Plus, each qualifier received a plaque," said Denise Derr.
DERR STRIKES AGAIN: Speaking of Shelby Derr, she and the rest of the Saint Francis team went 7-2 during the 2nd NEC Meet held in Bradley Beach, N.J. Among the wins on day two was over top-10 team Adelphi, 911-837.
On the first day of the tournament the Red Flash (12-6, 9-5 NEC) went 4-1 and beat No. 5 Fairleigh Dickinson, 881-877.
Derr led her team in baker frame average on day one. She had a 19.73 average with 49 completed frames.
Saint Francis returns to the lanes Feb. 15 for the James Brown Invitational in Baltimore, Md.
Until next time, stay out of the gutters.
n Brian Holtzapple is a correspondent who covers bowling for The Daily Item. Email him at email@example.com.