Seeing double(s) at Tenpins & More

Bowling buddies Troy Stodard and Sean O’Mara of Rio Rancho often have bowled together in doubles events around the state, including in the past the popular doubles marathons held at Tenpins & More.

Last year, the pair finished with a 2-6 match-play record and out of the prize money. Not so, though, at the event held recently, when they redeemed themselves with a decisive win on an 8-0 run.

Stodard, who has worked on building muscle and endurance since COVID, had three games above 200, averaging 182.1, while O’Mara bowled his career high, averaging 221.2.

O’Mara has improved since joining the Monday Draft League that is played on demanding “sport” lane conditions, attested by his scores of 218, 203, 221, 213, 259, 226, 202 and 228.

Six teams were next knotted on 6-2 requiring a tiebreaker to determine positions two through seven.

Early Leaders Jon Arevalo and Carson Opela finished second (387), ahead of Jamie Copeland/ Monica Redman (384), then Lesley Rico and Lisa Montoya (377), followed by Eric Stoltenberg/ Duane Marcum (375) in one of the closest finishes ever.

Levi and Paul Yoder were sixth (333), one pin ahead of Socorro’s Will Hall and Joseph Paterson. A three-way tie for eighth resulted in Dan Price and Joseph LaPointe (425) claiming the last paid placing.

As always, there were many outstanding individual performances. The women were led by Robin Prioleau, who averaged 211.7 with a high game of 256.

Other than O’Mara, five others carded above 220, led by Dan Brenning (233), then Paul Yoder (226.4), Joe LaRosa (224), Arevalo (223.3) and Levi Yoder (221.4). LaRosa opened with 239, 258, 289 (786).

* The next big event at Tenpins & More is the 53rd Native American Bowling Tournament April 28-30. Entries have been received from bowlers across the US and Canada in town for the annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque.

 

Stormin’ the Wildcat Relays

On April 14, the Cleveland High girls’ track & field team finished fourth in the team standings in Clovis at the annual Wildcat relays.

“We had some good things happen,” coach Carla Chavez noted. “The girls in the 4×800 relay (Marisel Yepa, Naomi St. Clair, Mariana Wedimen and Eliana Rivera)  took first. Jaylee Gandert had another great meet, taking first in javelin and discus. … It was a great opportunity to compete against the schools in the eastern part of the state.”

 

RRHS soccer meeting is April 27

An informational meeting for parents of players who want to play soccer for RRHS in the fall are urged to attend a meeting April 27 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Contact coach John Shepard with questions or problems at [email protected].

 

CHS girls’ hoops camp

Cleveland High School is holding a “next Level” basketball skills camp for boys and girls heading into grades 3-9 in the 2023-24 school year.

Camp 1: May 30-June 1: camppros.com/register/preview.aspx?OrgId=276

Camp 2: June 12-14:  camppros.com/register/preview.aspx?OrgId=276

Both camps, with discount: camppros.com/register/preview.aspx?OrgId=276

Camp cost is $90 for one week or $165 for both weeks. Go to
clevelandcamps.net to register online. Walk-in registrations are May 30 and June 12 at 8 a.m. in the CHS gym. (No discounts apply to walk-in registration.)

If you have any questions, contact coach Susan Kubala at [email protected] or  505-550-2523.

 

CHS holds tennis camp

Cleveland High School is holding a tennis camp for kids ages 7-15 June 20-21 on the school’s courts.

It will take place June 2021 from 9 a.m. to noon both days.

Check in on the first day is 8:30.

The cost is $75 for those pre-registered, and includes a snack and T-shirt. The cost is $85 for the drop-ins.

Payments for pre-registration should be made at

camppros.com/register/preview.aspx?OrgId=280.

For more information, contact CHS tennis coach Diana LaCour at 505-720-9922 or [email protected].

 

Senior Olympics are in Las Cruces

The annual Senior Olympics State Summer Games will take place in Las Cruces June 7-11 with an anticipated 400-600 active adults 50 years of age and older competing in 27 individual sporting events.

Games will take place at multiple sport venues throughout Las Cruces and New Mexico State University.

As the mission of the New Mexico Senior Olympics Organization is to highlight active aging and senior sports, everyone 50+ has the opportunity to still register for the ’23 State Summer Games. The sports include Air Gun, Archery, Badminton, Basketball Free-throw, 3 Point Shot, Cornhole, Billiards, Track & Field, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Powerwalk, Shuffleboard, Dance and Talent and Swimming, with many more.

Seniors compete in five-year age divisions, starting at 50-54 and ending with 95-99. The Game schedule is available at nmseniorolympics.org and registration is available online. Registration is $60 for up to five sports and will remain open until May 15. You can also register by phone by calling 1-888-623-6676, during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Pre-pandemic, the Summer Games attracted more than 1,100 senior participants.

It’s time to lace up the shoes, get back in the pool, pick up the racket and play.

For more information on Senior Olympics, including the playing rules, visit the website.

Every other year, the Summer Games qualify New Mexico seniors for the National Seniors Games. The Senior Olympics are funded in part by the N.M. Department of Aging and Long-Term Services. NMSO is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Roswell; Cecilia Acosta is the executive director.