Bowlers stay hot on Fourth at Tenpins & More

 Summer Masters finals were contested July 4 with two close finishes and one runaway in the three divisions at Tenpins & More.

Ryan Kern, following a recent family move here from Texas, included four 200-plus games in his series, with a finishing run of 243 and 217 to win the men’s division by 21 pins over local Benny LeBeau, who beat his entering average all but once.

Third went to diligent improver Trent Irwin, leader after four, who opened his 10th frame in each of the last two games to finish one pin behind LeBeau.

Perry Hampel was fourth, followed by CJ Valencia, who closed with 10 strikes in a row for the high score of the day at 288.

Only three pins separated the top two in the youth final, as Dylan Lopez used a 267 fourth game to eke out a win over Naomi Seiler with Lexi Belnap third,17 pins behind after she beat her entering average by 50 pins in two of her six games.

Robin Prioleau, the metro area’s female Bowler-of-the-Year, was unbeatable Tuesday, with big games of 279 and 280 and averaging over 234.

It was more than enough to beat Socorro’s Teri Paterson by 58 pins; Native American league bowler Lorraine Silva was third, seven pins behind.

Eleven of the 33 bowlers in the event split prize money of more than $1,550.

Also on the local lanes:

* The accompanying Summer Games, held for the 12th year, had many outstanding performances, but none better than Rio Rancho’s Andrew Carver, who led his team to a win with 263-224-299–(786, assisted by Joe LaRosa (690), Josh Wilson (558) and Doug Wilson (423).

With handicap added, they beat the squad of Larry (571) and Paul Martinez (641), Dominic Huerta (536) and Gil Chavez (716) by 146 pins.

The Martinez brothers went on to capture men’s doubles shooting 628 and 699, respectively, beating Hampel and Robert Edwards by 34 pins; with father and son Marcus and Christopher Sanders next, 24 pins away.

Mixed doubles titles went to Monica Redman (481) and Ward Stoffer (662), over Joe Radosevich (544) and Troian Donnachaidh (541).

Hampel opened with a stellar 278 and 258 before closing with 196 for 732 to win men’s singles with a handicap-adjusted 831, followed by Trent Irwin (776), David Burnett (750), Mike Lee (749), tournament newcomer Vince Likar (747) and Paul Martinez (720).

Redman (728) won women’s singles, which included a 201; Paterson (717) was second.

The winning youth team would have almost won the adult final, as Donald Gallegos (556), Shane Muller (540), Donovan Romero (610) and Derick Romero (668) put up a 2,926 number.

Gallegos teamed with Daniel Magee for the doubles crown, then included 202-236 in his youth singles win for a championship sweep.


Baseball camp for kids is August 5

Former big-leaguer German Duran will hold a baseball camp for youngsters ages 8-15 on the Cibola Little League fields, 3620 Chayote Road.

The cost is $100. The camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call Isaac at 505-967-3104. To register, head to


 Time running out for Storm HOFers

Cleveland High School is accepting nominations for its Class of 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame.

The deadline is July 15; nominations are being accepted for student-athletes in the classes of 2011-15.

You can find the form for nominations on the Athletics link of the school’s website, which can be found via

This will be the second set of inductees for the new hall.


‘Summer Brawl’

West Sider Gino Rivera’s “Off the Ropes” wrestling school is set to display its talent in “Summer Brawl,” on August 11 at 7 p.m. at Lava Rock Brewing Company.

Doors open at 6:30; admission is $15.