Bay alumni bowling party results are in

Bay alumni compete for Rocket and Pin King titles.

The second annual Bay High alumni fundraising bowling tournament was held at Bay Lanes on Jan. 27. The event raised over $2,300 with the net proceeds going for scholarships that will be presented at the Kiwanis Academic Achievement night in May.

There were approximately 60 people at the event with 41 bowlers. The others were there as donors to cheer on their classes. Many were struck by fond bowling memories as they walked down the passageway to Bay Lanes.

It appears that the return bowlers did not practice much from last year as the average score of all bowlers was 106 this year, down from 133 last year. The scores ranged from 51 to 188. Not quite Bay High bowling team caliber, but everyone had fun. 

The contest pitted each class year against each other for the total pin contest so, just like school, attendance counted. We had 18 classes participating or donating from the Class of 1962 to 2012.  

The Class of 1975 defended their Rocket Pin title with most pins (1,878), followed by the Class of 1966 (1,206) and Class of 1977 (1,179).

The Class of 1966 won the King Pin contest as they edged out the Class of 1975 for most funds raised by $4. The Class of 1977 was third.

On the individual level, there was a roll-off at the end of night for the honors of the top bowler and ... let’s just say the bowlers that have the best shot of improving next year. There were exciting roll-offs in both categories. In the top bowler category, Van Peplin ('78) edged out Bill Hill ('77) and Mark Gastos ('75). In another category Diane Williams Traxler ('74) survived over Val Kent Koehler ('72) and Linda Batovsky ('80).   

Other highlights:

  • The classes with the best averages were 1970 (129); 2011 (128) and 1977 (127).
  • Bill Hill ('77) had the high game of 188
  • Van Peplin ('78) had high series: 345 (2 games)
  • Anne Marie Peacock ('66) had high game for women: 152
  • Jessica Parsons ('91) had high series for women: 282 (2 games)

A good time was had by all and hopefully we can build on this event in the future to raise even more scholarship money. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who participated or donated to this event.

Cristine Hoffmann

Bay Alumni Foundation Shoreline Editor

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 9:58 AM, 02.06.2018