By Jessie Jo Zander
Happy Spring from downtown Zanderville. I really can't wait until it starts to warm up outside. I am so tired of this cold weather!
There were ten 700 series bowled for the men, two 600 series bowled for the women, and two 600 series and one 500 series bowled for the youth this past week.
These are the top scores at Canton Lanes for the week beginning March 15:
Suzanne Putnam was born on January 15th 1955. She grew up in Fassett with her parents, Bob and Joanne Silvernail, and her two younger brothers. She graduated from Troy High School in 1972 with a concentration in Business and was a member of the Trojan Marching Band. After graduation, Suzanne began working for the First Bank of Troy office in Gillett as a teller. She attended Bucknell University and graduated with a banking degree in 1984. 35 years after she started banking, she retired as the branch manager in Troy from First Citizens Bank.
Suzanne’s bowling career started when she was 10 years old. She would go bowling with her family at Elmira Bowling Center. She began bowling on a regular league in 1984 on the Thursday A League, which was a 5 lady team. The Thursday league split and the ladies would bowl the early shift one week and then late shift the next week. Her teammates and good friends were Jan Doner, Sharon Finnerty, Lee Ballard and Loraine Metzger.
By John Vineski
Troy's Nick Stephani won the Silver Medal in the 170 lb. class at the PIAA Wrestling Championships.
Nick wrestled Daniel Brett, Bedford in the first round. Nick scored the first takedown, but Brett escaped. Another takedown by Stephani and a near pin ended the scoring in the first period.
In the second period, Brett took down position and scored an escape. Stephani then scored with a takedown and got the fall at 2:20.
In the quarter finals, Nick faced a very good Taylor Cahill, Berlin-Bros. After a scoreless first period, Nick took bottom position and scored an escape. That would put the match into overtime. In the first overtime neither wrestler could score. In the second overtime Stephani took down position and scored an escape. In the third overtime, Cahill had 30 seconds to escape but Stephani wouldn't allow it, and win 2-1.
In the semi-finals, Stephani faced Levi Neibauer, Cambria Heights. In the first period Stephani took Neibauer down but Neibauer escaped. Stephani scored a second takedown and Neibauer escaped again. Stephani took Neibauer down for a third time and that would end the first period
In the second period, Stephani took down position and escaped and took Neibauer down and that concluded the scoring.
The third period saw Neibauer scored an escape and a technical violation for one point. Stephani then scored a takedown. Neibauer scored an escape. Points were scored with a stalling call on Stephani, but Nick pulled it out with a 11-6 win.
In the state final, Nick faced Greg Bulsak, South Park. After an exciting first period, the score was still 0-0. In the second period, Bulsak took the down position and after a grueling minute or so, Bulsak scored a reversal.
The third period was scoreless, and Nick took home the Silver Medal. His second place finish is the highest attained by a Troy High School wrestler.
The wrestling community salutes Nick and all the local wrestlers. The NTL did well in the tourney. The area is proud of you.
At 106 pound weight class, Dennis Route wrestled Logan Pirl, Ligonier Valley, in preliminaries.
Route took Logan Down and put him on his back and recorded a fall in 39 seconds.
In the first round Route met Kevan Gentile from Jim Thorpe, SE Champion. Route fell to Gentile in a fall in 3:40.
In the first round of consolations, Route wrestled Paul Miller from Saucon Valley. Route took him down and put Miller on his back for 2 near fall points Then Miller reversed Route, only for Route to escape and get another take down making the score 7-2 in favor of Route. _
Brian and Diane Sindoni, who live on Reagan Rd. in Athens Township, had these lovely creatures in their yard last evening. "We had a total of 16 deer in the backyard but I really enjoyed watching these couple feed from our bird feeder. They were playing and sprawling at times."
By Jessie Jo Zander
Greetings from beautiful downtown Zanderville! SPRING is officially here as I saw a flock of robins, heard geese flying over, saw my first woodchuck and also I have bluebirds at my house!
There were five 700 series (Mert Brown bowled two of them), two 600 series bowled for the women, and two 600 series and four 500 series bowled for the youth this past week.
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