The Record Breakers from Severna Park Lanes will compete in the Junior division of the National Duckpin Youth Championships finals in Baltimore next month.
"This is the second time a team from Severna Park Lanes has ever gone to the national finals," said Candy Fontz, youth coordinator for the center.
"We never expected it. It was a total shock. The kids were fine, they were matter-of-fact about it. I was more nervous than they were."
The Record Breakers consists of:
* Edward Henderson III, 13, an eighth-grade student at Old Mill Middle School. He lives in Glen Burnie with his parents, Edward Jr. and Tina. He carries an 87 average and has a high game of 148, a high set of 330.
In the regional tournament at Severna Park, he fired games of 87, 116 and 79 for a 282 series. This is the first year he has bowled in the youth league.
* John Blume, 13, is the son of William and Kay. The Severna Park Middle School student lives in Severna Park and started bowling when he was 4 years old.
Holding a 101 average, in the regional tournament he posted games of 130, 115 and 110 for a 355 series.
* Matthew Barnickel, 14, is in the eighth grade at Severna Park Middle School. The Severna Park resident is the son of John and Alma. Bowling for about four years, Matthew carries an 82 average. His high game is 105. In the regional tournament he threw games of 78, 83 and 94.
* Dave Carlisle, 14, lives in Cape St. Claire with his parents, Mary and Rick. An eighth-grader at Annapolis Area Christian School, he's been bowling for five years "off and on."
With an 88 average, he has a high game and set of 139 and 350-plus, respectively. In the regionals, his games were 94, 105 and 97.
* Keith Mankiewicz, 13, lives with his mother, Frances, in Arnold. The eighth-grader at Severn River Junior High School is active in baseball, basketball and soccer as well as duckpin bowling.
Holding a 97 average, his career high game is 139. In the regionaltournament he pounded out games of 117, 112 and 105 for a 334 series.
Barnickel will not be bowling with the Record Breakers in the national finals, because his family already had made vacation plans.
Steven Reinhardt will sub for Barnickel with the Record Breakers next month.
Reinhardt, 13, lives in Millersville with his parents, Steve and Ginny. An eighth-grader at Old Mill Middle School, he started bowling when he was 9.
Steven has a 107 average with a high game of 141 and high series of 394.
Cameron scores again
The College Bowling News, the newsletter of the Young American Bowling Alliance, Collegiate Division, has announced the top 10 collegiate bowling scores as of March 25.
Kendra Cameron, a Gambrills resident and Essex Community College student, ranked seventh with a 718 set for women's individual series.
National Amateur Bowlers Inc. is bowling at Fair Lanes Annapolis today.
Squad time is at 11 a.m. with the semifinals at 4 p.m.
Next weekend NABI will be at Annandale Bowl.
Make plans now for the NABI Memorial Day Special at Crofton Bowling Centre over the holiday weekend, May 28-31.
First place is a guaranteed $3,000.
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