Trio Of Spokane Bowlers Produces Record Scores

A trio of Spokane men did a major overhaul on the Spokane Bowling Association record book Monday at Lilac Lanes, and rewrote a state record in the process.

The team of Dan Gorman, Daryl Schaffer and Dan Myers broke SBA three-man scratch records for one game, three games and four games in the Miller Lite Classic league.

They combined for an 815 in the third game of their four-game series to break the old city single-game mark of 800; rolled a 2,281 for three to break both the city (2,165) and state records; and finished the night felling 2,927 pins. The old city record of 2,862 was set just four months earlier at Diamond Bowl.

The men and their scores: Gorman, 268-244-277-247 - 1,036; Schaffer, 234-226-259-194 - 913; Myers, 227-267-279-205 - 978.


Whitworth College’s baseball camp for players ages 14-18 has been moved back one week to Feb. 3-4, camp director Rod Taylor announced.

Taylor said the change had to be made to comply with a WIAA rule that says no junior high or high school player can attend a sports camp within three weeks prior to the sports’ start date. The Washington spring sports season starts Feb. 26. The Whitworth camp had been scheduled Feb. 10-11.

Info: Taylor, (509) 466-1000, ext. 4394.


Registration is under way for the ninth annual Riverside/North Spokane Classic AAU tournament for boys and girls teams in grades 5-8.

Both boys and girls teams in those grades from A and B schools will compete March 8-10. It’ll be boys only March 15-17 and girls only March 22-24. Registration deadlines are Feb. 22, Feb. 29 and March 7, respectively. Fee is $140 with a four-game guarantee.

Info: Darryl Triplett, (509) 238-6807.

Boat show

The 41st annual Spokane National Boat Show runs Wednesday through Sunday at the Interstate Fairgrounds.

More than 50 exhibitors will utilize more than 80,000 square feet to display everything from fishing boats to yachts. And the Team Spokane U-19 Appian Jeronimo unlimited hydroplane will be on display.

Show hours are noon-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon-10 Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 in advance from participating dealers, $4 for adults at the door and $3 kids. Those 12 and under are free. There’ll be discount tickets for seniors Wednesday and Thursday.

College scene

Todd Nealey, a 6-foot junior from LaCrosse, is averaging 14.4 points for the men’s basketball team at Northwest College in Kirkland, Wash.

Nealey is shooting 47 percent from the 3-point line. He’s made two all-tournament teams, including the one at the Lewis-Clark State Tournament.

John Van Gemert of Spokane (Gonzaga Prep), sophomore placekicker on the Carroll College football team in Helena, earned NAIA Division I All-American honorable mention.


Kettle Falls High School is looking for a football opponent for the third weekend of the 1996 season.

Any school with an opening Sept. 20 or 21 can contact Kettle Falls athletic director Don Fox at (509) 738-6014, ext. 315.


Darius Young of Melo, Wash., near Republic, a former two-time U.S. National champion and 1995 runner-up, won two of the three divisions at the Washington State Indoor Pistol Championships at the Spokane Rifle Club last weekend.

Young, a retired university professor, won both conventional pistol and air pistol. Scott Lorenz of Lynnwood, Wash., runner-up to Young in both divisions, won the international standard pistol class.

Steve Phillabaum of Deer Park was second in international standard and third in conventional and air. Pat Kelley of Spokane was third in international and fourth in the other two.

The Spokane Rifle Club will be the site of an Indoor Sectional Championship Feb. 17-18. It’s an open tournament, but competitors must be NRA members. Info: Eric Schaffer, 327-2305.


Spokane Junior Wrestling is accepting late registration for its youth program, ages 5-12.

Clubs are based at: Central Valley, East Valley, Ferris, West Valley and University high schools, Gonzaga Prep and Mead and Mountain View junior highs.

Fee is $35, which includes insurance, entry to four tournaments and awards. Each club practices twice a week, beginning Monday, Feb. 5. The tournaments run four consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 24-March 16.

Info: John Moore, 891-8848.


A memorial fund in the name of longtime former football official George Derr, whose funeral was Saturday, has been set up. Contributions may be sent to Farmers & Merchants Bank, George Derr Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 14588, Spokane 99214-4588.

Monies will be donated to the Spokane Junior Golf Association. Administrators of the fund will be Bert Lindgren and Ed Shields.

Derr was a school teacher for 25 years, a football referee for 44 years and a member of the men’s golf club and Over-the-hill Gang, both at Liberty Lake.

, DataTimes

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