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Otwell grabs gold at lanes

By By Ryan Satcher / staff writer
June 17, 2002
The bowling event in the State Games of Mississippi finished up with two shifts on Sunday.
Twenty-seven bowlers competed on Sunday to bring the total number of bowlers up to 80. Although the number of bowlers was less than last year, event commissioner Bernard Hoy was fairly pleased with the competition.
One of those bowlers that bowled well on Sunday was Danny Otwell. He ended up with a 1,323 after bowling his six games to take the gold medal in the men's Division 5 (averages 181 &up). Chuck Gray bowled a 1,318 to take the silver while Stan Bottorff ended up with the bronze after bowling a 1,294.
In Division 4 (161-180), Jonathan Berg bowled a 1,210 to win the gold medal. Jason Pierce won silver with an 1,143 and Donald Ames took the bronze with a 1,083.
Kerry Lowe won the Division 3 (141-160) by bowling an 1,108. Billy Smith had a 1,037 to win the silver. Ralph James and Jeff Pierce each bowled a 929 to take the bronze.
Justin House took home the gold medal in Division 1 (120 &below) with a 700. No bowlers competed in Division 2 (121-140).
The women also bowled well in the tournament. Janie Tisdale bowled an 1,129 to win gold in Division 5 while Kelly Telfeyan won the silver with a 1,098.
Debbie Jones ended up with the highest female score in the event. Her 1,136 won the gold medal in Division 4. Pat James took silver in the division with an 1,120. Sharon McDonald won bronze with a 1,086.
In Division 3, Betty Aycock won gold with a 993. Polly Smith held on for silver with a 981 and Pam McCarty took bronze with a 950.
Mary Edmonds bowled an 823 to win gold in division 2. Lori Evans secured a silver with an 815 while Lisa Sessions took a close third with an 812.
The youth bowlers also got into the action. The youth bowlers bowled only four games in the event.
James Peniciaro had a 720 to win the boys Division 5 (averages 161 &up). Dustin Gray won silver with a 658 and Jack Coleman took bronze with a 645.
Steven Carson bowled a 649 to win gold in Division 4 (141-160). Billy Allen won silver with a 604.
Adam Carson's 663 won him a gold medal in Division 3 (121-140). Colton Dooley bowled a 577 to win silver.
In Division 2 (101-120), Alex Derusha won gold with a 598. Matt Atwood took silver with a 575 and Chase Dooley won bronze with a 506.
Albert Edmonds won gold in Division 1 (100 &below) with a 456. Phillip Smith bowled a 361 to win silver.
Rounding out the State Games bowling results, Emily Davis won the girls Division 1 with a 458.