For the Havre Daily News Sports
"People bowl to be with their significant other, family, or friends!"
Men's City League will be holding another meeting tonight. I do not bowl with the men so I will not discuss their issues here. If you do - PLEASE - plan on attending, it is important.
If I understand right, the Mixers, or what is left of them, will begin their season tomorrow night. I have no clue as to whether the Sunday Keglers and Monday Straightaway will be having a season.
In the the 36 years I have bowled at Hi-Line Lanes, I have never seen such a mess. I realize people want answers but there are also people who want to bowl. Please, try to work together, resolve the issues, and let the season go on.
YABA will be holding a meeting Thursday night at 7 in the bar at the lanes. Everyone and anyone interested in the youth organization is urged to attend.
YABA registration is set for Oct 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. All fees must be paid at that time. For those unable to register at that time, call Chris at 265-5317 or show up the first day of league. Information will be sent home with the kids the week of Oct 10.
Say good-bye to a smoke-filled Hi-Line Lanes. As of this Saturday, smoking will not be allowed. The choice is a no-brainer. You know the new law, children are not allowed in any public place smoking is allowed. Havre has a large youth bowling program, to take it away from them would be a shame.
The bar is another story, smoking will be allowed. It will probably be a very busy place during leagues, slowing the pace of teams. And of course, there is always outside, food or a big wad of gum. Just don't deposit the latter on the floor or under the tables and chairs!
There have been many questions about Women's State and where it will be held. The word I got is that despite having only one bowling center, it will be held at Helena. If you did not hear, Capital Lanes was sold and has been, or will be, torn down.
The John Willey Memorial Open will be held in Great Falls this weekend. The tourney used to draw some local keglers but since the locals are not kegling, this year may see none. Shawn Copeland was another who always participated. His life has gotten even busier with the arrival of another family member and added responsibilities at his job. It would be nice to see a local "win the whole thing." Maybe next year.
Inetia Cantin has a birthday the 29th and Pam Boucher gains one on Oct 4.
Malinda Domire picked a 6-7-10, Becky Blake a 5-7, Lorin Teske a 4-9, Carol Chagnon a 6-7, and Tony Malsam a 5-7.
Lorin Teske threw a 223 and a 601; Russ Boucher a 217, 543; Terry Wright a 516; and Sylvia Hansen a 505. It was a tough week all around.
But, I'll be back next week, hope you will be too!
Womens City: High-Team Game: Shanty 801. High-Team Series: Black Butte Electric 2275. High Game: Lana Herman 190. High Series: Terry Wright 516. Standings: 1st: Boxcars. 2nd: Crystal City. 3rd: 15 West. 4th: Palace Bar. 5th: Black Butte Electric.
Thursday AM: High-Team Game: Frontier L & L: 634. High-Team Series: McLean's Grocery 1769. High Game: Marcia Durward 197. High Series: Ruth Vukasin 498. Standings: 1st tie: Hi-Line Lanes, McLean's Grocery. 3rd: JG & P Rentals
Guys N Gals: High-Team Game & Series: Arctic Circle 891. High Women's Game & Series: Sylvia Hansen 188, 505. High Men's Game & Series: Lorin Teske 223, 601. Standings: 1st: Arctic Circle. 2nd: Stockman Bank. 3rd: Tip It. 4th: Precision Body Shop. 5th: Oxford Bar.