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  • Local Bowling Report: Havre City tourney coming soon

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Jan 14, 2015

    After their first meeting of the board of directors of the Havre USBC, they have picked the weekend of Feb. 21 and 22 to hold their city tournament. It will be the first Annual Havre USBC Tournament. Women will be able to bowl in this tournament, with their own events, including team, doubles, and singles. More information will be passed on as the dates get closer and we receive it. TOURNEY TRAIL: Mark Lanes Annual Holiday Scratch Classic, will be held Saturday 12 p.m. Call 406-338-4216. Mark Lanes, is in Browning. The 26th... Full story

  • Leagues return from holiday break

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Jan 7, 2015

    After a two week layoff due to the holidays, all the leagues will be back in full swing this week. The Junior League will also resume this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Hi Line Lanes Challenge Tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. with $500 for first place based on 36 entries. Call the lanes to sign up. Jan. 25, the Holden’s Hot Wheels Tournament for juniors and adults will be held TOURNEY TRAIL: All the entry blanks are in for the State Tournaments. The Junior Tournaments will be at Fireside in B...

  • Local Bowling Report: Happy Holidays from Hi Line Lanes

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Dec 17, 2014

    Time is running out and the spots are filling up for the New Year’s Eve Jackpot, so if you want to have a fun night on New Year’s Eve, call the lanes and reserve your lanes. Please do not wait until the last minute, or you will probably be turned away. Every year we have to turn away people because we get filled up. TOURNEY TRAIL: The P.B.A. started this last Sunday with the World Series of Bowling, being held in Las Vegas. Liz Johnson made history as she was the first woman ever to qualify twice for a televised show. The Tou...

  • Local Bowling Report: High school night league planned at Hi Line Lanes

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Dec 10, 2014

    New Year’s Eve is getting closer and closer and time is running out to sign up for Jackpot Bowling for that night. People wanting to sign up are asked to call the lanes to reseve their spot or come in and sign up at the desk. Please sign up early to guarantee a spot. A Monday night youth league is in the making for high school students who would like to bowl then instead of Sunday afternoons. There is a sign-up sheet at the desk. This league will be sanctioned so the kids may bowl in the State Tournament.. SUNDAY KEGLERS: S...

  • Local Bowling Report: Havre's Shawn Mariani rolls his 10th 300 game

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Dec 3, 2014

    After a three-week lay off due to a complete knee replacement and more doctor's appointments, we will try to play catch up on the bowling scores with highlights only. Shawn Mariani, bowling on the Monday Mixed Straightaway shot his 10th career 300 game. It was his first game of a four-game set, and he followed with a 246, 196 for a 752 for three games and 226 for his fourth game for a 968 total for the evening. Due to lack of entries, very cold weather and lack of people to cover shifts, the Annual Hi Line Lanes Challenge...

  • Local Bowling Report: Not too early to sign up for New Years Eve Jackpot at Hi Line Lanes

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Nov 12, 2014

    Although New Year’s Eve is a little more than a month away, bowlers may sign up early for the Jackpot held on that night. This year the starting time has been moved up to 7:30 p.m. so at midnight people will be able to enjoy the coming of the new year. A new wrinkle is going to be tried for that day with families being able to bowl 1-5 p.m. Anyone wanting to bowl in either one of these events should call Hi Line Lanes at 265-5885. We have had some interest in starting a Monday Night High School League — or a Junior-Adult Lea...

  • Local Bowling Report: Hi Line Lanes Challenge on tap

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Nov 5, 2014

    The Annual Hi Line Lanes Challenge Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. A $500 prize is estimated for first place based on the maximum of 36 entries. The entry fee remains the same at $50 per bowler. Bowlers will bowl six games across 12 lanes with a different oil pattern on each pair. This is a handicap tournament. For more information and to sign up call Hi Line Lanes at 265-5885 or 390-3205. This tournament is open to men and women. Ival Jackson from Harlem is the defending champion. Brian Christianson was the run...

  • Local Bowling Report: Youth Bowling sign-up set for Sunday in Havre

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Oct 29, 2014

    This Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. is the signup for Youth Bowling from PeeWee’s to Majors. Parents wanting to have their kids in the youth program are encouraged to bring them in and sign them up. The unofficial official results are in for the Senior State Tournament. Two local bowlers finished very well. Faye Brubaker rolled into second place in her division, while Lynn Crossler was in eighth place in her division. In the Thursday morning housewives league, Julie Rodgers rolled games of 221, 242, and 238 for a 701 series, w...

  • Local Bowling Report: Leagues rolling along

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Oct 22, 2014

    After 40 years of being in existance as the International Family Tournament it is being replaced by the All American Family Tournament. There are many changes being made but the basic concept is still the same — a handicap doubles tournament involving family memebers. There is four age divisions available, U8, U12, U15 and U17 with the youth’s age as of July 31, 2014. Finals will be held in Chicago in July of 2015. Qualifying may be a league or tournament. Scholarships will be awarded at the national level. For more inf...

  • Local Bowling Report: Locals roll well at state seniors

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Oct 15, 2014

    As we pulled out of Thompson Falls the Sunday that my wife, Faye, and Lynn Crossley bowled in the Senior Tournament, I mentioned how good both of them bowled. “I said you both might get a nickel or two back.” Little did I realize that Faye would be in first and Lynn in third in their respective divisions, with just one week left. TOURNEY TRAIL: Keglers may still sign up for the State Seniors Tournament in Thompson Falls. Entry blanks are at the Lanes. BOWLING TRIVIA: Everyone knows that bowling peaked during the 196...

  • Local Bowling Report: Free lessons available for beginners

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Oct 1, 2014

    As stated in last week’s article, October is National Learn to Bowl Month. Starting Saturday at 1 p.m., lessons will begin for new bowlers only. The lessons will be from 1 to 2 p.m., running for four Saturdays in October. From 2 to 3 p.m. there will be lessons for bowlers wanting to improve their game. Individuals may sign up at the desk, or call the lanes at 265,5885. There is no charge for any of these lessons. Over the weekend two bowlers from Havre traveled to Thompson Falls and bowled over-average and were on the leader...

  • Local Bowling Report: It's National Learn to Bowl Month

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Sep 24, 2014

    In the 1970s, the former Montana State Women’s Bowling Association started an awards program for women bowling in the state tournaments. After the merger of the associations, that program has continued with a pin given to women who bowl in the tournament for 10 years. The pin is designed to add a bar for every five years of participation. There are three ladies who qualified for the award this year. They are, Michele Denny, 10 years, Jackie Mayer, 25 years and Kristi Kline, 30 years. Congratulations ladies for a well d...

  • Local Bowling Report: A brand new season of bowling is here

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Sep 17, 2014

    The new season is now upon us, with all the leagues in full swing and scores are respectable considering the long layoff over the summer months. Over the summer, the Havre Men's, Women's, and Youth USBC associations voted to merge. They are now one association with an association manager to do all the paper work and to be the “go to guy.” That lucky person who took on the challenge is Shawn Mariani, who I am sure will do an excellent job. A USBC representative from Billings was present during the merger and helped with the...

  • Local youth kegler shines at Pepsi Challenge

    Ken Brubaker|Updated May 9, 2014

    The Annual Pepsi Challenge Tournament was held in Butte at Star Lanes May 3-4. A total of four junior bowlers from Havre made the trip to the Mining City. Those participating were Brandon McLain, Max Olson and brothers, John and Riley Klein. John and Brandon placed 32nd and 33rd, respectively in their division, while Riley was on the alternate list. Max Olson however, managed to bowl well enough to earn a $120 scholarship in his division, by taking fifth place. Saturday, Max...

  • Local Bowling Report: There's been lots of great games in Havre

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Apr 2, 2014

    As the bowling leagues are winding down it is time to look at the high scores for the year in each league. SUNDAY KEGLERS: Christie Holden 223, 602 for the women and Roman Surber 300 and Kelly Olson 810 for the men. MONDAY STRAIGHTAWAY MIXED: Shawn Mariani 300, 1019 (4 games). WOMEN’S CITY: Julie Rodgers 266, 691. MENS CITY: Shawn Mariani 300, 766. THURSDAY MORNING HOUSEWIVES: Julie Rodgers 248, 675 THURSDAY MIXERS: Dianne Watson 234; Julie Sparks 596 for the women and Chris Pappas 289; Andy Owens 763 for the men. High a... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Local bowling season begins to wind down

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Mar 26, 2014

    Here are results from the last week of bowling at Hi-Line Lanes and K-Lines in Rudyard. SUNDAY KEGLERS: Creative Leisure 842, 2495; C. Holden 203, 523; K. Surber 224, 243, 216, 683. Other Honors: J. Lynnes 233,235, 635; J.Burrington 215, 604; M. Hamilton 223, 215, 620; R. Surber 237, 215, 633; P. Newton 213; D. Denny 225, 205, 609; N. Turner 232, 609;J. Stiles 203. SPLITS: J. Burrington 5-7. 1st place is Creative Leisure. MONDAY STRAIGHTAWAY MIXED: E-1 Towing 691, 2581; K. Surber 256, 226, 236, 213, 931. Other Honors: K.... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: HYBA Jackpot Fundraiser is Saturday night

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Mar 20, 2014

    The Fundraiser for Havre Youth Baseball will be this Saturday night. Sign-ups are at 5:30 p.m. with bowling to start at 6:30. Cost is $20 per person. There will be a Silent Auction, along with 50/50 tickets. Sloppy Joes will be served. All proceeds will go to the Havre Youth Baseball Association. Lane Kinsella, 9-year-old son of Jennifer and Dusty Kinsella (one of Havre’s top keglers) recently bowled a 213 single game and a 481 series on the Sunday afternoon Jr. League. He, along with several other bowlers, including Max O... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: HYBA Jackpot Fundraiser set

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Mar 12, 2014

    The Annual Hi-Line Lanes No-Tap Mixed Doubles is over and the winners are: No. 1 Michele Denny and Dave Wolf 1,795; No. 2 Michele Denny and Jacob Anderson 1,775; No. 3 Laine Fitzpatrick and Doug Watson 1,766; No. 4 (tie) Alicia Burrington and Ryan Mapes 1,758 and Laine Fitzpatrick and Jacob Anderson 1,758. First place received $600 and hoodies compliments of Gusto Distributing. The 4th Annual Havre Youth Baseball Jackpot Fundraiser is Saturday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. with sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. Auctions and sloppy Joes start... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Burrington and Mapes leading No-Tap tourney

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Mar 5, 2014

    The score of 1,758 bowled by Alicia Burrington and Ryan Mapes is still holding down the top spot after the second weekend of play in the Annual No-Tap Mixed Doubles. Second and third also remain the same with Michele and Doug Denny and Julie Rodgers and Shawn Mariani in those positions. Pep’s Lanes in Big Sandy completed their tournament with Maggie Richter and Shawn Webster taking the top spot there. Several area bowlers are traveling to Reno, Nev., to bowl in the U.S.B.C. National tournament. Results will be in next w... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: No-Tap Mixed Doubles underway

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Feb 26, 2014

    After one week of play in the No-Tap Mixed Doubles Tournament, Alicia Burrington and Ryan Mapes are sitting on top with a score of 1,758. They are followed by Michele and Doug Denny with 1,717, and Julie Rodgers and Shawn Mariani with 1,694. There are two more week-ends left to compete for the top prize of $600. Call Hi-Line Lanes for reservations. Although the Men’s City Tournament is over, there was a highlight in the tournament worth mentioning, Corey LaBrie rolled his first ever 600 series. TOURNEY TRAIL: No-Tap T... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Annual No-Tap Mixed Doubles Tourney set soon at Hi-Line Lanes

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Feb 12, 2014

    The Annual No-Tap Mixed Doubles Tournament gets underway Feb. 22 and runs through March 9. There is a guaranteed $600 for first place with $500 cash for anyone shooting a 292 game. Gusto Distributing is awarding two jackets for first place. Call for your spot at 265-5885. SUNDAY KEGLERS: Schwan’s 872, 2467; D. Tilleman 160, 462; R. Surber 244, 621; M. Hamilton 642. Other Honors: M. Kardell 194; B. Berreth 212; K. Olson 224, 610. 1st place is Creative Leisure. MONDAY STRAIGHTAWAY MIXED: Super 8 745, 2821; R. Mapes 259, 258, 7... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Sign up for Men's City Tourney at Hi-Line Lanes

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Feb 5, 2014

    The Men’s City Tournament is right around the corner with the team event being held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. with doubles and singles and extra team events being held Feb. 15-16 at noon both days. The entry fee is $15 per person, per event, with added prize money to the tournament from the Men’s City Association. The money comes from the card the bowlers purchase for the season. So, keglers, if you would like to get some return on your investment it would be wise to enter this fun tournament. TOURNEY TRAIL: Montana Men... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Junior-Adult No-Tap League begins Monday

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Jan 22, 2014

    The Junior-Adult No-Tap League will make its debut Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. Bowlers are asked to be there by 6:30 as there are still a couple of spots to be filled. Anyone wanting to bowl in a short-season fun league can call Hi-Line Lanes at 265-5885. Sunday, Lyle Surber missed perfection by leaving a stubborn 10 pin for a 299 game. This was his first honor score this season. For those of you who have been watching the P.B.A. Tour and have noticed a blue tint on the lanes, it is designed to show the viewers and fans how a... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Havre's Mariani bowls two 300's in a month

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Jan 15, 2014

    After a two-week layoff due to the holidays and a week off due to a break in the sprinkler system, Ten Pin Chatter is back with a brief summary of the last three weeks. Highlights of 2013 included five 300 games and two 800 series. Ival Jackson once again won the Hi-Line Lanes Challenge Tournament, and Michelle Andrade and Tim LaBuda of Big Sandy won the annual No-Tap Tournament. On the distaff side, Julie Rodgers led the way with High Game, Series and Average. Numbers for the youth bowlers were up so the future looks good... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Mariani rolls a 300

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Dec 18, 2013

    For the second time in the last three weeks, the Monday Night Straightaway League has yielded a 300-game, this time it was the scene of a 804 series, both belonging to Havre's Shawn Mariani. It was his seventh 300-game but his first 800 series, which has been avoiding him for quite some time as he has had several 790-plus series. Mariani's night comes on the heels of a 300-game for Dave Wolf three weeks ago. It is the third 300 this season and the second 800. Congratulations Shawn. Sunday afternoon was the scene of... Full story

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