March was a busy month for the Walla Walla Valley Bowling Association, with youth bowlers competing in the Pepsi Tournament and local adult bowlers taking part in the 27th Annual Marley and Dave Jacobs Tournament in Wenatchee.
Walla Walla Valley Youth Bowlers had seven bowlers who competed in the Section Qualifying Tournament in Wenatchee, six of which qualified for the Pepsi State Tournament to be held May 8 at Paradise Lanes in Tacoma.
Rylan Swartout qualified fifth in the U8 boys, Miyana Swartout finished second in the U10 girls, Osborn finished second in the U12 boys, Krupkat finished eighth in the U15 girls, Jenna Huchins finished third in the girls U12 Dalton Hutchins finished 21st in the U18 Boys and Leroue placed fourth in the U18 Boys.
For adults, there were 34 entries, up from COVID-shortened events last year.
The Bowlaway team of Ken Magoo, Ben Jackson and Dennis Reaves won with a total of 2,002 pins (with handicap).
Second was the Young’ins with Calvin O’Dell, Grant Hudson and Ray Davis with a pinfall of 1,961.
The A Rose Among Thorns team, featuring Lonna Borgens, Gene Postlewait and Tom Thomas with 1,960 pins, took third place, with a single-pin differential.
Fourth place went to Team Dilligaf, with Johnny Watts, Tyler Ciarlo and Jeff Lambert bowling 1,925, fifth place was Bob’s Harem with Sharon Brown, Lonna Borgens and Bob Chaney at 1,914, sixth place went to team #25A with Bev Gluck, Kim Skifstad and Karen Martin at 1,887 pins, seventh place was team #23A with Karen Martin, Alan Bailey and Jimmy Roeder with 1,887 pins, and the eighth and final cashing place was the Rocket to the Pocket crew, featuring Pressy Roeder, Kaitlyn Doublin, and Trudy-Clark Roeder.
During the Trios Tournament, a bake sale, craft sale and 50/50 raffle took place, with proceeds from the bake sale going to the Youth Bowling Fund and the 50/50 raffle fund to local charities.