A life-long wait has ended for David Stickels. He finally has a perfect bowling score to his credit.
Emmitt Sevier is still waiting. But he has some other major accomplishments to tide him over.
Stickels, 49, a drywaller, rolled his first 300 game in the Colonial Scratch Trio league on Tuesday at Colonial Bowl.
“I’ve been bowling all my life, off and on,” said Stickels, who carries a 186 average. “I’m just your average bowler who did good.”
A night later in the Christian Men’s League at Colonial, Sevier, a backhoe operator with a 178 average, rolled a 299 game to highlight an 800 three-game series.
“It’s the best bowling I’ve ever had,” said Sevier, who has never had a 300, but a year and a half ago strung 19 strikes over two games en route to a 1,001 four-game series. “I’m getting closer,” he said.
Bobbi Hanson, who bowls in the Slow Poke league, received the rookie of the year award from the Spokane Women’s Bowling Association for the 1994-95 season.
Other awards: Secretary of the year- Elsie Patterson, Pacific Heights league. High averages-Julie Twiss, with a 207.52 in the Pepsi Classic; Min Guterud, 176 in the Senior Mix and Match. SWBA special recognition-Gerri Enders, Joann Ruddell and Linda Hand.
Gonzaga University will offer two camps in December.
The Bulldogs’ Winter Baseball/Softball Camp will be Dec. 19-22, with the Baseball Winter Development Camp Dec. 27-30.
The baseball/softball camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-18 in three sessions, with morning, afternoon and evening time slots. There will be four sessions - two morning, two afternoon - of the developmental camp, which is for players in grades 9-12.
For more information, contact the GU baseball office at (509) 328-4220, ext. 4226 or 4209.
The Northwest Stars international youth baseball and softball teams, raising money to send six teams of 11-16-year-olds to Australia in December, will hold an auction Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Spokane Community College Student Union Building.
Admission is $1. The event is for adults only. It will include both silent and open auctions.
Info: Debbie Schumacher, (509) 922-0427.
There are still openings for the “A day with the Bulldogs” coaches clinic Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Martin Centre on the Gonzaga University campus.
First-year Oregon State coach Eddie Payne and GU coach Dan Fitzgerald are among the clinicians.
Cost is $45 in advance, $55 at the door. A staff of three will be admitted for $120 prepaid, $135 at the door.
Info: Bill Grier, (509) 328-4220, ext. 6374.
There is an opening for the girls C-squad coach at Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls. Anyone interested should call Glen Payne at (509) 466-1369. Closing date is Nov. 1.
Brian Erickson, a Northern Michigan sophomore from Spokane (Mead High School), finished eighth in a dual cross country meet against Michigan Tech last weekend. Erickson covered the 5.6 miles in 33 minutes, 21 seconds, 2:06 behind the winner.
Gonzaga and Washington State will be joined by crews from Coeur d’Alene and Nelson, British Columbia, today for a 5,000-meter time trials competition on the Spokane River from the Argonne Bridge to the GU boathouse. It begins at 9 a.m.
Boats, which will go off in 10-second intervals, will be put into flights, with the WSU and GU men’s varsity eights the first two crews down the course. The last two will be the women’s varsity eights from the schools.
Defending champion Jimmy Connors heads the 12-man field for the second annual U S West Champions men’s over-35 professional tournament at the Seattle Center’s Mercer Street Arena Nov. 8-12.
Joining Connors will be Roscoe Tanner, Peter Fleming, Bjorn Borg, Guillermo Vilas, Jose-Luis Clerc, Johan Kriek, Mansour Bahrami, John Lloyd, Mel Purcell, Tom Gullikson and Andres Gomez.
Info: U S West Champions box office, (206) 292-3050 or Ticketmaster, (206) 622-0888. (Ticketmaster outlets in Spokane are at DJ’s Sound City in the NorthTown Mall and University City.)