Bowling groups honor Hall of Fame inductees


The Harford County Women's Bowling Association and the Cecil-Harford Counties Bowling Association have announced their Hall of Fame inductees for this year.

The two associations joined to have a Hall of Fame dinner/dance on Feb. 29 at the Bayou in Havre De Grace.

The first woman inducted into the Harford County Women's Hall of Fame for superior performance is Kathryn B. Scott (everybody calls her Kay).

The late Mary Morris Plott was the first lady inducted for meritorious service.

Larry Hubble Sr. and the late John Piper entered the Hall of Fame for superior performance.

Scott, of Aberdeen, won her first major title in 1961 when she took the Baltimore WBA's All Events Championship, scoring 1,561 scratch and 1,876 handicap.

Kay's Harford County WBA titles include: All Events Scratch in 1969; All Events Handicap in 1986; Scratch Doubles in 1977 and 1990; and she was a member of five Championship Scratch Teams. The Maryland State titles Kay won include: All Events Scratch in 1966; three team events; two Seniors Championship in 1988 and 1991; the Queens title in 1974.

Her high game is 277, and her high series is 678. Her highest average is 182. Today, Kay is still averaging 170-plus.

Plott was a member of the HCWBA for over 20 years before her death in 1983. She was a director of the Baltimore board in 1962 and started laying the groundwork to have Aberdeen, APG and Bainbridge bowlers withdraw from Baltimore and become Bel Air members.

She served as president, director and secretary, remaining in that office until her death.

Piper won the Harford County Invitational Tournament in 1964 and 1965. In the 1965 association tournament, John and his doubles partner won the scratch title, and his team took the scratch team championship. For three consecutive years, beginning in 1963, Piper posted the association's high average, with a personal best of 209. He received the Bill Snavely Sportsmanship Award. His outstanding career ended with his death in 1967.

Hubble, of Aberdeen, has a bowling career that spans six decades. He has two 300 games, a 299 and a 298.

His last perfect game was in 1988 while bowling in the state league at Harford Lanes. He was manager of the bowling center at APG and was instrumental in helping start the Youth Bowling Program. Twice his teams have won Maryland Bowling Association titles, and he has traveled to 26 ABC National



The following youth bowlers have been named Bowlers of the Year at Bel Air Bowl:

* Linda Berends in the Bantam Division, ages 4 to 8, was 78 pins-over-average to win her award.

* Mark Santavenere, Bel Air resident, is 10 years old and is in the forth grade at Ring Factory Elementary school. His 171 pins-over-average captured the award in the Prep division, ages 9 to 11.

* Brian Windley, a Kingsville 14-year-old, is a ninth-grader at Fallston High School; he's the only ninth-grader to make the varsity tennis team. Bowling since he was 5, Brian said he just "wanted to be active, but I made a lot of friends at Bel Air Bowl." His 194 pins-over-average in the Junior Division, ages 13 to 15, earned his awards.

* Kris Courtney, who turns 16 next month, lives in Abingdon and is in the 10th grade at Bel Air High School. His 179 average made him Bowler of the Year in the Major Division, 16 to 21.

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