Jim Zima bowling column: Hillcrest Promotions sets area, state team single mark

12:48 AM, Mar. 11, 2013  |  Comments
  • Filed Under

The Hillcrest Promotions team from the Hometown Café Women's Classic league at the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley recently set Green Bay Area USBC Bowling Association and Wisconsin state records for the highest team single for a four-woman team.

Their score of 1,040 bowled Feb. 20 overshadowed a 1,014 team game shot a month earlier by the Simonet's Bar II team in the Bellevue Strikers league at Willow Creek Lanes which ranked second in the association and third in the state at the time.

Becky Barribeau led off for Hillcrest with a 238 game and was followed by Missy Frisque with a 256, Melissa Christensen with a 279 and Briana Cubito with a 267.

The 1,040 surpasses the city record of 1,019 by a different Simonet's Bar team, recorded on Dec. 19, 2000, in the defunct Women's Masters at Riviera Lanes. That team had Julie Drew with a 267, Diane Nejedlo (228), Karen Harrill (299) and Laura Fruzen (225).

Hillcrest's score eclipsed the state record of 1,027 bowled by the Northern Lights Team from Kenosha on Dec. 19, 2008.

The score is tied for fifth-highest all-time in the United States Bowling Congress. The national record is a 1,093 bowled by the Hopper's Nuts team from New York.

Hillcrest finished with a team series of 2,726, which ranks fifth in GBWBA history. The Simonet's Bar team from the Women's Masters has the GBWBA record of 2,894, which is also the state record.

Hillcrest started its series with the 1,040 and followed with games of 870 and 816 for the 2,726. Frisque led the team with a 742, followed by Cubito with 704, Barribeau 665 and Christensen 615.

Women's Hall of Fame: Tina Petersen, Kim Hoffmann and Phyllis John have been elected to the Green Bay Area USBC Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame and will be formally inducted at the association's 23rd Hall of Fame banquet May 9 at the Riverside Ballroom.

Petersen and Hoffman are being inducted for Superior Performance and John for Meritorious service.

Advance tickets for the banquet are $16 or are available at the door for $20 if any remain. Tickets for the event will be available Friday by contacting Pat Cayemberg at (920) 336-6998 and Phyllis Van Vreede at (920) 499-6175.

State champions: The Green Bay Southwest coed team won the Wisconsin High School Bowling Club team championship last Sunday at Dale's Weston Lanes in Weston.

The team won its first title by beating three-time champion Kenosha Tremper 388-348 in the two-game Baker Format finals.

Members of team are Morgan Stary, Derrick Lemmen, Doug Clark, Tom Cornell, Trevor Schwartz, Danielle Goral and Brandon Cherney. The team is coached by Reggie Doxtater.

Senior tournament: A senior (older than age 50) handicap singles tournament will be held Saturday at Manhattan Lanes. The tournament, open to men and women, starts at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $30. For further information contact Manhattan Lanes at (920) 336-8066.

Firsts: Justin Doxtater and Eric Lawler registered their first 300 games while bowling in the Green Bay-Bay Area USBC Bowling Association tournament singles event at Wally's Seymour Lanes. ... Also getting their first perfect games were Shawn Kressin in the Ashwaubenon 3-Man Classic and Mike Sneel in the Door County USBC Bowling Association team tournament at Apple Valley Lanes in Sturgeon Bay. ... Heather Harrill got her first national honor count in a big way when she authored a 769 last week in the Willow Creek Bellevue Strikers league.

Oddity alley: Tina Petersen, Ashwaubenon Thunderwhales, earned a USBC triplicate series with three games of 223. ... Harold Wilsman, Thunderwhales, had an all-mark series, accomplishing it despite having two games below 200. ... Todd Mielke, Ashwaubenon Westside Businessmen had 300 games in back-to-back weeks on Feb. 14 and Feb. 21.

Split picks: John Kahl, Thunderwhales, converted the improbable 7-10 split.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
579 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
862 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
1025 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
1279 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports


Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports