Whidbey women shine in state bowling tournament

Twenty of the 24 women who represented Whidbey Island in the state bowling tournament in the Tri-cities in April and May finished in the money.

The event took place on four weekends the past two months at Sparetime Lanes in Kennewick and Atomic Bowl in Richland. It featured 239 four-person teams, 462 doubles teams and 924 singles.

The local group bowled in two team (12 Island Girls teams), one doubles and one singles event, and scores were combined to get an “all events” category.

The team of Jerry Crabtree, Annette Zimmer, Laney Rathun and Laura Meders led the way by placing second. Whidbey Island teams also grabbed ninth, 10th, 12th, 17th, 23rd and 39th.

Individually, Crabtree led the group by placing fifth in all events and seventh in singles; she was also on the second- and 23rd-place teams.

Five singles, three doubles teams and three in all events earned prizes.

Rosemary Kunow said, "The group did very well. This is the ninth year I’ve organized a Whidbey Island group for the state tournament and we seem to increase in size every year."

Kunow added that most of the women "bowl leagues on NAS Whidbey at the Convergence Zone."

This year's state participants included Kunow, Crabtree, Zimmer, Rathun, Meders, JoAnn Sapp, Joanne Skaar, Linda Breedlove, Laima Scott, Pam Moore, Sue Sapp, Maria Crowell, Cathi Baysa, Vera Demers, Rachelle Gilliam, Carol Decker, Vickie Burns, LaVonne Klinefelter, Dawn Kadolph, Judy Sexton, Sheila SanAngelo, Angie Boyer, Toni Amsler and Luz Stanalonis

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