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December 11, 2013

Don Granda Jr. in search of elusive 100

(Continued)

Harbaugh hammers ’em

My pre-season Cochranton Crusher pick is heating up.

Jeff Harbaugh — possibly the most overpowering bowler in the WCCBA these days — was locked in in the Pioneer League at Cochranton Lanes recently with games of 277, 226 and 228 for a 731.

In other CL action, Mike Martin threw his first career 600 series with a 611 in the Sunday Mixed League.

Brant Granda shines

Remaining in the 600 mode as of late, Brant Granda was the top young gun last week with a 631 series in the Major League at Lakeside Lanes.

His top game was 239.

Seth Beerbower also topped with a 605.

Young Guns: Part II

Plaza Lanes is the place to be today.

Beginning at 4 p.m., the area’s finest young guns — Beerbower, Granda, Dalton Zelasco, Nick Archacki and Ricky Kanline III, to name a few — will be in action in the Venango-Crawford High School Bowling League.

A sidenote on Archacki: While tuning up for the match with a practice session last Monday, the 12-year-old phenom tossed 265 and 253 games for a 735 series.

Game on, young guns!!

Remembering Turlij

The WCCBA bowling family lost a member this past week when Dennis Turlij passed away unexpectedly at the age of 61.

Turlij was a soft-spoken (very soft!) gentleman who allowed his bowling to do his talking. In recent years, the steady right-hander would calmly walk back after each frame and sit down — waiting for his next turn.

Turlij’s demeanor was top-notch. RIP, Dennis.

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