Vincennes College from Indiana won the men's title and Erie Community College from Buffalo, N.Y., won the women's crown in the National Junior College Athletic Association bowling championships held last weekend at Brunswick Crown Lanes in Middle River.
Vincennes finished with 14,267 pins, and Erie had 13,362.
"It was a great tournament," said Carl Cuneo, coach of Essex Community College, which was host for the championships. "The overall scoring was down somewhat, despite a 300 game by Rob Causer of Erie's men's team. Overall, it was one of the best tournaments we've ever had."
Essex finished 10th in the men's standings with 12,057; Catonsville was ninth with 12,548; Dundalk was 11th with 11,230; and Montgomery-Rockville was 12th with 10,891. Cuyahoga was second behind Vincennes with 13,872.
Essex finished fifth in the women's division with 11,101, and Dundalk was seventh with 10,343. Vincennes was second behind Erie with 13,210.
Cuyahoga's Dan Ruminski, with 2,672, won the men's all-events prize with Jason Fesser of Essex 41st with 2,133. Brian Peacha of Vincennes won the singles title with 743. Brad Bennett, with 628, was Essex's top finisher at 13th. Bennett and Feser combined with 1,164 to finish 18th in doubles.
On the women's side, Tracy Owens of Vincennes won the all-events with 2,491. Christy Doonan of Essex was 16th with 2,145. Doonan was also 17th in singles with 540.
Danny Wiseman of Baltimore finished 10th in the Johnny Petraglia Open last week, earning $2,800. Wiseman was 14-10 in the match-play segment of the tournament with 9,238 pins.
Martin Letscher of Bel Air finished 39th and won $1,110.
* Dave Miller, Kevin Fosnaught and Jim Barnhardt rolled 300 games last week at the Country Club Lanes on Pulaski Highway.
Miller, bowling in the Starfires League, had a 211 and 238 to go with his perfect game for a 749 set. Barnhardt, rolling in the Baltimore Classic Scratch League, had a 208 and 220 plus his 300 for a 728 set. Fosnaught, also competing in the Classic Scratch, rolled 253 and 237 with his 300 for a 790 series.
High games and sets abounded at Country Club last week:
TGIF--Ken Molv, 267-233-210710. Starfires--Allen Boykin, 196-278-254728; Darren McConnell, 199-279-228706; Charlton Flood, 279-213-212704; Lamont Ashlock, 287 and Jessie Johnson, 278. Never On A Sunday--Bill Grauling, 234-220-277-731; Butch Wehland, 259-257-197713; and John Markel, 279. Sunday Shootout--John Morris, 289 and Keith Kolstrum, 289. GM Truck and Bus--Greg Smith, 240-234-233707. Men's Triples--Ed Ningard, 224-244-266734.
Classic Scratch--Jim Johnson, 253-260-268781; Joe Barnhardt,
247-256-268771; Marc Panayis, 279-258-232769; Robbie Lemerise, 257-268-236761; Rich McFadden, 278-259-203740; Jeff Frye, 205-251-280736; Chris Cook, 202-255-279736; Vince Smith, 235-236-250721; Larry Detweiler, 267-247-200714; Larry Nalls, 248-226-236710; Irv Roswall, 226-246-235707; Curt Pezzano, 259-212-234705; Jay Quidly, 244-215-244703; and Tim Santana, 227-202-221700.
* The Women's All-Star Association will open its 20th season of competition with a pair of tournaments in the Baltimore area next weekend.
The Perry Hall Open will get things started Saturday at noon at Brunswick Crown Lanes, and the Towson Open will be held next Sunday at Fair Lanes Towson beginning at 8:30 a.m.