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Eilenberger substitutes, then rolls an 800 series

Rogue Valley Bowling Association hall-of-famer Chuck Eilenberger rolled an 800 series in the Commercial League at Medford Lanes Wednesday.

The Medford bowler, who was filling in as a substitute, strung together games of 290, 278 and 232 for an even 800.

Krystle Haugen of Superior Aquatics was one of 10 local swimmers recognized at the Oregon Swimming Inc. 21st annual Top 5 Awards Ceremony Sunday at Madison High in Portland.

To qualify for a Top 5 award, a swimmer must post one of the five fastest times in the state for an event during the swim year, which runs from Oct. — to Sept. 30.

Olympic bronze medalist Chris Thompson, formerly of Roseburg, made a special appearance at the event. Thompson was the first Oregonian in 32 years to medal at the Olympics.

Haugen, 10, recorded the third fastest 50-yard freestyle time in the nation in the 10-under age group. Haugen qualified for the award in six events.

Danielle Manzaneres of Grants Pass qualified in four events in the 8-under division.

Travis Bishop and Jamie Buckley of Superior Aquatics both qualified in four events. Bishop is in the 12-under class, while Buckley competes in 8-under.

Brittney Miller (8-under), Hillary Burrelle (10-under) and Lexi Brown (10-under) of Superior and Melissa Ghiglieri (8-under) of the YMCA Aqua Starz each won the award for two events.

Darian Wallis (12-under) and Adam Foley (17) of Superior qualified in one event apiece.

Bieghler wins All-Stars bowling event in GP

Showtime Family Lanes in Grants Pass has been a good house for Medford's Jason Bieghler in the Southern Oregon All-Stars bowling series.

Bieghler defended his S.O. All Stars title at Family Lanes Sunday and posted his third career win in the series for the area's best scratch bowlers.

Bieghler, the tournament's top qualifier heading into the stepladder finals, defeated Kevin Croucher of Grants Pass in the championship match, 216-210.

Croucher downed Kelly Swope of Central Point, 238-174, to advance to the final match.

Bob Korth of Medford opened the stepladder finals with a 225-182 victory over Steve Mead of Ashland. Swope then knocked off Korth, 206-162.

Bieghler pocketed the top purse of $500 in the 89-bowler field.

The next tournament, the fourth in the nine-event series, takes place at Nickel Bowl in Myrtle Creek Dec. 3-4.


1, Jason Bieghler, Medford, 2,420 (11 games), $500; 2, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, 2,636 (12), $350; 3, Kelly Swope, Central Point, 2,527 (12), $300; 4, Bob Korth, Medford, 2,456 (12), $275; 5, Steve Mead, Ashland, 2,262 (11), $250; 6, Greg Hafner, Medford, 2,063 (10), $225; 7, Jason Taylor, Klamath Falls, 2,085 (10), $200; 8, Ryan Bauman, Medford, 2,101 (10), $185; 9, Harral Bobbert, Keno, 2,159 (10), $170; 10, Randy Cochran, Grants Pass, 2,086 (10), $160; 11, Bill Brickey, Medford, 2,175 (10), $150; 12, Brian Tinsley, Klamath Falls, 2,062 (10), $140; 13, Greg Newtson, Klamath Falls, 2,059 (10), $130; 14, Gary Lueker, Klamath Falls, 1,983 (10), $120; 15, Ric Donnelly, Medford, 2,028 (10), $110.

16, Jimmy Carlson, Medford, 1,965 (10), $105; 17, Don Downing, Midland, 1,019 (5), $95; 18, Mick Prulhiere, Grants Pass, 1,016 (5), $85; 19, (tie) Blaise Bedolla, Sutherlin, and Chuck Eilenberger, Medford, 1,008 (5), $71.50; 21, Allan Reyes, Ashland, 1,007 (5), $65; 22, Steve Tollefson, Medford, 1,006 (5), $65; 23, Randy Rice, North Bend, 1,004 (5), $65; 24, Jesse Dobson, Bend, 1,003 (5), $65; 25, Bryan Roberts, North Bend, 1,002 (5), $65; 26, Paul White Jr., Klamath Falls, 999 (5), $65; 27, Curt Collins, Grants Pass, 997 (5), $65; 28, Mike Kringelback, White City, 993 (5), $65; 29, Dennis Van Acker, Klamath Falls, 984 (5), $65; 30, Tom Stewart, Tule Lake, Calif., 982 (5), $65.

Phoenix girls triumph in high school bowling

In two separate Southern Oregon High School bowling events in Klamath Falls Nov. 12, Hidden Valley's boys and girls swept one tournament, while the Phoenix girls were victorious in another.

The Phoenix girls triumphed in a four-team competition against Crater Silver, South Medford and South Umpqua at Hanscam's.

The Pirates defeated Crater Silver in the championship of the stepladder finals, 277-236. South Medford finished third followed by South Umpqua.

Members of the Phoenix team were Cassie Erickson, Cassandra Lape, Jessica Brown, Amanda Clouse, Samantha Morkunas and Carol Lubina.

In boys action at Hanscam's, Mazama downed Crater Silver, 361-310, in the finals of the stepladder format. South Medford No. — placed third and North Valley No. — was fourth out of 11 squads.

At Epicenter, Hidden Valley's boys defeated Roseburg, 371-319, in the 13-team competition. Ashland No. — was third followed by Phoenix No. 1.

The Hidden Valley girls rolled past Roseburg 319-265 in the six-team tournament. Mazama took third and North Medford fourth.

South High senior Bell registers first 700 series

Jason Bell, 17, of Medford posted his first 700 series in the Great America Junior-Adult League Tuesday at Medford Lanes.

Bell, who carries a 179 average, rolled games of 238, 245 and 236 for a 719 series.

The South Medford High senior was the 1999 Medford Lanes junior bowler of the year.