Peninsula High School League 2012 2013 Recap:
April 16th 2013 - VPUSBC NEWS
Donavan Larsen, Scott Butz and Marcus Silas of Grafton High School came in 1st place, interesting, the three boys are also two handed players adapting to the new style with great success.
A Two-Handed Approach is a bowling technique whereupon the throwing hand is in the bowling ball and the opposite hand is also placed on the ball during the shot, notable professional bowlers with the two-handed approach style include Australian Jason Belmonte, Finn Osku Palerma.
This is the second year in a row that Grafton High School has placed 1st in the Peninsula High School League and with these young bowlers returning next year it appears that a Dynasty may be in the making.
The second place team from York High School, Tyler Moore, Jeff Harberts and Kenneth Johnson were also the 2012 2013 Hampton Roads District HS School League District and Clyde Robert Perkins Virginia State HS Champions this year.
One notable accomplishment was Emily Deeds from Poquoson High School bowling a triplicate the first week of League.
For more information on the Peninsula High school League contact Mary Pancoast at email@example.com
2013 Youth Championship Tournament
VPUSBC Youth Tournament held Feb. 2nd -9th,10th 2013 at AMF York Lanes
2013 Youth Championship Tournament Results:
Scholarship Winners VPUSBC Youth City Tournament
Final Full Standings VPUSBC Youth City Tournament
Clyde Robert Perkins II Memorial
VA State High School Bowling Championships
York High School Takes 1st Place in Team at State
January 13, 2013 - by Mary Pancoast
York High School with Jeff Harberts, Tyler Moore and Kenneth Johnson of the Peninsula District secured the first place team with a score of 4490, 2nd Place Team was Richmond 2 with a toal pin fall of 4422. Jeff Harberts also shot the High Handicap Series for boys with an 868.
Dustin Mayer from Gloucester High School shot the High Handicap Game for boys with a 336, 280 Scratch game. Dustin, on the Peninsula 4 team with John Gaddis from Gloucester High School and Patrick Spitz from Grafton High School and shot 4119 for a sixth place finish.
Overall Standings in the State District, Peninsula District placed second, at the half leading by 75 pins Woodbridge District came on strong. It is the first time in the 16 years of this tournament that Woodbridge District won and we congratulate them.
The Virginia State School Bowling Championships were held in Richmond on January 13th, 2013.
Virginia State School Bowling Championships Standings
Peninsula High School Bowling District Champions
- by Mary Pancoast
The 25th season for the Peninsula High School Bowling League found the Peninsula District winning the District championship on December 16, 2012 at SpareTimes Hampton by over 1500 pins, 40,578, to 39,064.
All of our youth athletes bowled over their averages and our scratch division Youth performed to the highest level.
The Peninsula High School Bowling League Coaches have been exposing the scratch High School bowlers to sport condition patterns this season for the first time, sport condition patterns forces one to focus more, to concentrate on hitting the target area and completing shots.
The following Peninsula District Bowlers performed well during the event:
Robert Moore Bethel bowled the HHS Series for boys with an 852
Krista Brothers Menchville shot the Girls HHS with a 512
Ben Cash from Gloucester had HSG for boys with a 267
John Gaddis Gloucester had a 318 HHG for boys
The following Youth Bowlers from the Peninsula High School Bowling League advanced to the Virginia State High School Tournament to be bowled in Richmond on Sunday, January 13th.
Nolan Judkins Menchville HS
Zach Stepp Menchville HS
Travis Gleaton Menchville HS
Ben Cash, Gloucester HS
John Gaddis Gloucester HS
Wilton Holloway Kecoughtan HS
Ryan Kotrich Kecoughtan HS
Dawson Maier Kecoughtan HS
Robert Moore Bethel HS
Triston Sadles Poquoson HS
Morgan Short Poquoson HS
Justin Mac Daniel homeschooled
Christina Lucas Grafton HS
Patrick Spitz Grafton HS
Jack Bridges Grafton HS
Tyler Moore York HS
Jeff Harberts York HS
Kenneth Johnson York HS
Ryan Morris Heritage HS
Jon Deskins Tabb HS
Alex Mack Tabb HS
Ralph Marinaro Tabb HS
Robert White Tabb HS
Hunter Sylvester Tabb HS
Attention area High School Teachers!
You are an important element to the success of our area high school bowling.
If you are a teacher in an area high school, in Newport News, York County, James City County, Smithfield, Suffolk, Hampton, Gloucester and you would be interested in starting or helping out with a bowling club in your high school, please contact Mary Pancoast at 757-930-1346
The centers, Mrs. Pancoast and the area center coordinators take care of running the leagues, the tournaments, parties and getting the trophies
Your responsibilities would be to explain the program to your students and to come the bowling center and cheer them on.
Virginia Peninsula Youth Bowler
Dawson Maier rolls 1st 300 Game
Just three days shy of his 14th birthday, Dawson Maier bowled his first 300 game on December 1 in the Sparetimes Junior/Senior Youth League.
An impressive feat, but certainly not the first high score for this youth.
His high series to date is a 762 and already this season (which began in early September) he's had seven sets higher than 650 with one over 700 and one over 750. His average has climbed from a 188 last season to a current 214.
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Marcus Newell, a senior at Hampton High School, rolled his his first perfect game on Dec. 15th in the Junior-Senior League at Sparetimes. Not only that, but Newell put together a career-high 755 series with games of 198, 257 and the 300.
"All my balls were in the pocket," he said speaking to Mr Ed Richards of the Daily Press, "But I started getting a little nervous in the ninth frame because the 300 was on my mind. It was nerve-wracking. At the end I was relieved."
Marcus saw his average jump from 186 to 191, his previous highs were a 710 series and 276 game, both at Sparetimes.