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February 5, 2013

City titles have family values

CLINTON — Mark Heppner and Angela Wynkoop completed memories to share with family when they claimed the All Events titles this weekend at the Clinton City Bowling Tournament.

“It’s special because my mom (LaRonna Heppner) bowls, and she won the All Events back in the late ’70s, and it’s been something to talk about in my family,” Mark Heppner said. “It was neat to tell her we have something in common. She set the bar so high we had to chase her.

“She was happy for me and said she knew I had it in me.”

Wynkoop was motivated by family, too.

“For me, I was just trying to beat my older sister Melissa,” she said. “When i found out I was (the winner), I was mostly happy to see my dad’s face (he is a former doubles champion with her uncle) because he was all excited about it. She was excited, too.

“For singles, I ended up beating her by a pin, so I had fun with that. She was my doubles partner, but she didn’t have a very good bowling night.”

The news was twice as good for Heppner when he found out Monday afternoon that he won both Singles and All Events.

“I called the alley to ask who won the All Events and found out it was me,” said Heppner, who had established the lead in Singles (852) on the first day of the two-week event. “I never stopped up to see the scores. It did surprise me, but it was a good surprise.

“Just winning one would be special, but getting two in the same year, I can’t differentiate them.”

Heppner, who was part of the winning Team entry in 2009, finished with a 740 scratch score in Singles, a 739 scratch score in Team and a 595 scratch score in doubles. With his 112 handicap included in all three events, his total was 2,410. Terry Hudson finished second with a 2,361 total.

Chris Graves made a run at Heppner on Sunday but came up 10 pins short with an 842.

Heppner also tied for the high game in the tournament with a 299. Kyle Jackson, whose 803 scratch series, led the Sweet 16 qualifiers, rolled a 299 in Team play.

Wynkoop, 20, also was surprised to learn she had won.

“I actually had no idea I was even in the top five, let alone winning,” she said. “This is my first year as an adult in the City Tournament.”

Wynkoop, who had series of 571 in Singles, 597 in Doubles and 645 in Team (plus 372 pins of handicap), edged Brianna Scobee by one pin in the All Events race. Scobee had series of 455 (Team), 433 (Doubles) and 462 (Singles), plus 834 pins of handicap.

The Wynkoop sisters joined Amanda Traver, Hope Rallie and Tammy Jackson in winning the Team title for Triple Play with a 3,435 total set on the first night of Team play.

“Melissa and I looked up the scores from last year and saw we were a lot over, so we hoped we could hold on,” Angela Wynkoop said.

The other women’s winners were Norma Kuehn in Singles with a 766, and Diane Rice and Doris Cook in Doubles with a 1,413.

Brian Dornbush and Jeff Wilke combined to win men’s Doubles with a 1,607 total, and Petersen Sanitary was the Team champion with a record 3,862 total.

The Sweet 16 Rolloffs are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Plaza Bowl, followed by a 5:30 p.m. steak dinner and 8 p.m. free dance at the Moose Lodge in Clinton. The steak dinner, with salad bar, costs $12. The Band is Three on a Tree. For dinner reservations, call Plaza Bowl at (563) 243-3032.

CLINTON CITY TOURNAMENT

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Singles

1. Mark Heppner 852; 2. Chris Graves 842; 3. Terry Hudson 827; 4. Jeff Wilke 815; 5. Mike Schaley 815. Low to cash — 732.

Doubles

1. Brian Dornbush/Wilke 1,607; 2. Dan Gifford/Brad Kilgore 1,550; 3. Greg Sul-livan/Brian Duncan 1,546; 4. John Peter-son/Mike Cannon 1,544; 5. RJ Brashaw/ Rob Brashaw 1,539. Low to cash — 1,455.

Team

1. Petersen Sanitary (Tuesday Early) 2,862; 2. Beckwith Roofing (River Valley) 3,724; 3. Miller Lite (Midwest) 3,700; 4. Triple Play (Plaza Mixed Doubles) 3,689; 5. Manny’s Too (Saturday Niters Mixed) 3,651. Low to cash — 3,609.

All Events

1. Heppner 2,410; 2. Hudson 2,361; 3. Randy Eizenga 2,342; 4. Wilke 2,318; 5. Chris Matthews 2,305. Low to cash — 2,245.

Sweet 16 qualifiers

Kyle Jackson 803, Chris Graves 794, Doug Pennock 776, Chris Matthews 769, Dan Gifford 761, Jeff Wilke 760, Josh Luckritz 750, Rob Brashaw 750, Adam Ebensberger 741, Dale Tobey 741, Mark Heppner 740, Terry Hudson 729, Clint Andresen 729, Klark Sikkema 728, Randy Eizenga 724, Tom Quinlan 718.

Booster Sweet 16 qualifiers

Brian Dornbush 636, Pete Till 612, Jerry Otto 606, Ken Reed 592, Jeff Graves 590, Dick Richmond 584, Josh Eggers 584, Bob Pennock 582, John Cavazos 577, Dean Wiedenhoff 577, Jack Curtis 576, Eric Armstrong 575, Stephen Cruse 568, Ed Stremlow 564, Ken Gilland 560, Dennis Emmert 559.

WOMEN

Singles

1. Norma Kuehn 224-234-198—656, plus 110 handicap, 766; 2. Ally Stonestreet 164-209-181—554, plus 202 handicap, 756; 3. Esther Hansen 190-207-183, plus 175 handicap, 755. Low to cash — 695.

Doubles

1. Diane Rice/Doris Cook 1,413; 2. Danielle Appel/Mona Clapp 1,389; 3. Natalie Wylemski/Melissa Pawski 1,384. Low to cash — 1,346.

Team

1. Triple Play 3,435; 2. Bonnie’s No. 2 3,374; 3. 5 Blind Mice 3,355; 4. MB Box 3,346. Low to cash — 3,327.

All Events

1. Angela Wynkoop 2,185; 2. Brianna Scobee 2,184; 3. Pawski 2,178. Low to cash — 2,060.

Sweet 16 Rolloff qualifiers

Eileen Carlsen 674, Petra Wilke 673, Margot Clark 657, Norma Kuehn 656, Sally Kremer 654, Angela Wynkoop 645, Tina McDaniel 636, Barb Burken 630, Cleone Carstensen 627, Lacey Steines 618, Mona Clapp 606, Mary Michaelsen 587, Pam Shepherd 584, Melissa Wynkoop 577, Sue Dierks 577, Earline Baker 577.

Sweet & Low qualifiers

Jolene Burgrabe 653, Melissa Pawski 616, Jeanne Cree 583, Esther Hansen 580, Dee Garlough 569, Becky Graves559, Kori Huling 559, Julie Burken 556, Ally Stonestreet 554, Kindra Pedersen 551, Cindy Weets 547, Marge Houzenga 537, Betty McPeck 536, Ona Chaney 530, Lori Johnson 529, Lori Elkins 525.

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