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34 www.bowlingworld.com - Dec 2017/Jan 2018 Northern California Junior Elite Tour By Debbie Haggerty We are proud to announce the 2016-17 NCJET All Star Team and Players of the Year! After 9 events of competition on some very difficult sport patterns we deter- mined, based on points, who would be recognized among a very strong group of youth bowlers. These bowlers are dedicated, talented and competitive and are our future pros of tomorrow. A big thank you to our sponsors for all they do for us: 900 Global, Bowlersdeals.com, Dexter shoes, VISE products, Logo Infusion and 1-2-3 Awards. Our Players of the Year receive a $250 scholarship, a pair of Dexter 9’s, a VISE 3 ball roller with shoe attachment, POY shirts and a beautiful plaque from 1-2- 3 Awards. The All Star Team each receives a $50 scholarship, All Star team shirts, and plaques from 1-2-3 Awards. Our Boys Player of the Year is Nicholas Postag, from Santa Clara. Nicholas is a strong left hander, averaged 199.24 for 87 games, and won 3 titles this season with 3 second place finishes. His total points were 225. Our Girls Player of the Year is Jennifer Loredo, from Fresno. Jennifer is a lefty, averaged 188.96 for 92 games, and won 4 titles this season, with 3 second place finishes and 290 points. She also became a National Champion, capturing the U-15 girls division at Jr. Gold! Jennifer believes competing in NCJET was the reason she bowled so well and was prepared for Jr Gold. Our Boys All Star Team also consists of 4 other players: Daniel Chin, Welby Span- ton, Alexander Konevsky, and Brett Kranz. Daniel is from Daly City,a two-hander, averaged 206.76 for 80 games and won 2 titles this season with 3 second place finishes. Daniel missed the Player of the Year by 2 points, with 223 points. Welby Spanton is from Carmichael, averaged 199.16 for 79 games and won one title this season, with 185 points. Alexander Konevsky is from San Francisco, averaged 185.69 for 55 games and won 2 titles with 2 seconds, with 191 points. Brett Kranz is from Fairfield, a two-hander, averaged 174.69 for 68 games and won one title with one second place, and had 195 points. Our Girls All Star Team also consists of 4 other players: Maranda Pattison, Amanda Vogt, Ashley Santos, and Teniya Young Maranda Pattison is from Windsor, averaged 187.50 for 82 games and won 2 titles this season with 4 second place finishes and 247 points.Amanda Vogt is from Pleasant Grove, averaged 172.24 for 74 games and won 1 title with 179 points.Ashley Santos is from Fresno, averaged 171.01 for 68 games,had one sec- ond place finish and 156 points. Teniya Young is from Fresno, averaged 165.63 for 63 games and won 3 titles and 1 second, and 210 points. Honorable Mentions: Alex Aguirre, 164 points, 2 thirds, Noah Tom, 161, Andrei Tacorda 130, 1 second, Kcirde Santos 104, 1 second, Jimmy Hunter 173, 3 sec- onds, Jacob Gaddam 125, 1 second, JR Mehlum, Jr 122, Cody Herzog 112, Mathew Collet III, 1 second, Matthew Bell, 1 title, Colin Allen, 1 title, CJ Waterman, 1 title, Kelly Ford 123, Alexa Sylva 118, Irene Wilson 106, 1 second, Vanessa Mar 149, 3 seconds, Haylie Denney 91, 1 second. NCJET is open to any youth bowler. We have two boys and two girls divisions. It’s not too early to start bowling on these patterns with the best youth bowlers in Northern California. Each event you earn points, just for participating! We welcome you and hope to see you. Sign ups are available at www.tournamentbowl.com o r send us a Facebook message if you need help. Are you ready to “Compete With the Elite?”. Photo: L-R: Ashley Santos, Amanda Vogt, Maranda Pattison, Jennifer Loredo, Nicholas Postag, Daniel Chin, Brett Kranz, Alexander Konevsky not pictured: Welby Span ton and Teniya Young COLLEGIATE TICKER By Aaron Smith With the end of the semester approaching, 10 colle- giate bowling events were held across the country last weekend, highlighted by wins at the Ebonite Warhawk Open by the Robert Morris-Illinois women and Midland men. The Warhawk Open was held at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Illinois, and featured 24 women's and 24 men's varsity teams. Qualifying consisted of six tradi- tional games and 16 Baker games to determine the eight teams in each division advancing to the bracket. Bracket play featured best-of-three Baker matches to determine the champions. The Robert Morris-Illinois women earned the top seed in the bracket and rolled to the win, sweeping No. 2 Mount Mercy in the title match, 2-0. The Eagles earned their spot in the finals by eliminating defending cham- pion St. Francis-Illinois, 2-1, while Mount Mercy de- feated St. Ambrose, 2-1. Midland's Candice Goldfinch finished Saturday's qualifying block with a 256 game to put an exclamation point on her individual victory, posting a 1,305 total, a 217.5 average. St. Francis-Illinois' Nicole Troha im- proved on a fifth-place finish at the 2016 event to place second with 1,243, and Wisconsin-Whitewater's Emma Kuhn (1,237), Mount Mercy's Cassidy Courey (1,232) and St. Ambrose's Kayla Crawford (1,221) also made the all-tournament team. The Midland men came from the No. 6 seed to claim the title, defeating No. 5 St. Francis-Illinois in the cham- pionship round, 2-0. The Warriors knocked off No. 2 Davenport in the semifinals, 2-0, to advance, while St. Francis-Illinois defeated defending champion and top seed Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2-0. Midland's Alec Karr rolled 249 in his final game to earn his spot at the top of the individual standings, fin- ishing with a 1,348 total, a 224.67 average. St. Francis- Illinois' Michael Kicmal fired 276 in Game 6 to place second with 1,340, and Wisconsin-Whitewater's David Eggert (1,330), Robert Morris-Illinois' Kenny Ryan (1,321) and Wisconsin-Whitewater's Aaron Turner (1,317) recorded top-five finishes. >

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