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Local Bowling Alley – Silver Bowl – Sending Six Youth Bowlers to State Tourney

Six young bowlers represent­ing the Silver Bowl bowling al­ley in Silver Bay will compete in the Pepsi/Storm State Bowl­ing Tournament the weekend of May 3 to 5. The competition will take place at Garden Cen­ter Lanes in Alexandria, MN.

The six bowlers were among the 18 kids who participated in junior leagues at Silver Bowl bowling this season. They are:

Keenan Fischer finished first in the Pepsi and Storm U10 dis­trict competitions.

James Russell took first-place honors in the U18 Storm dis­tricts.

Donny Melander came in first in the U8 Storm and Pepsi dis­tricts.

Brielle Fischer took first place in the U10 Storm girls compe­tition.

Emsley Fischer won first place in the girl’s U15 at the Pepsi and Storm events.

Emilio Kreeger-Buus finished in a tie for first place in the U12 Storm tournament.

Each of these young people won district-level tournaments held last month and will com­pete in the state tournaments.

“We had 18 kids total in this year’s leagues,” said Silver Bowl owner Logan Fischer. “We also had three groups of adult bowlers in state tourna­ments this year,” he added.

Silver Bowl is the only public bowling alley between Thun­der Bay and Duluth and from Lake Superior to Virginia. It is open from late September to the end of April each year, and its hours are from 4:00 pm to close Wednesday through Saturday.

The business closes for the summer months to perform maintenance on the machines and property.

“We want to keep community bowling going,” Logan said. “And we try to attract new peo­ple to the sport.”

Logan and his wife, Joleen, also operate All In One Fitness and Tanning in Silver Bay, and a real estate rental company the of­fers long-term housing rent­als for residents on the shore.

For further tournament infor­mation or to schedule a round of bowling, call Silver Bowl at (218) 226-4479 or visit its Facebook page.

Steve Fernlund
Steve Fernlund
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