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!!
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.