Veteran makes splash at USBC Women's Championships

    03/21/06

    United States

    National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. - March 16 - July 2, 2006

    2006USBCWomensChampionshipLogo.jpg When Darlene Frohm of Pittsburg, Calif., decided to join the Navy she was hoping to travel and see the world. After eight years in the Navy and four years in the Air Force she only made one trip - a year in the Persian Gulf for Desert Storm.

    Frohm, who competed in the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships over the weekend at the National Bowling Stadium, now spends her time as a senior purchaser for the City and County of San Francisco.

    "After Desert Storm it was just time to get out and try something different," Frohm said. "I was a purchaser for Hyatt hotels before I went into the military and that was a big change. I went into the military hoping to travel different places but only ended up going to Desert Storm."

    Now Frohm uses bowling as an opportunity to travel. Competing in her fourth Women's Championships, Frohm teamed up with doubles partner Renee Sykes of Vallejo, Calif., to take the early lead in Division 3 doubles Sunday with 1,013. Division 3 is for doubles partners with a combined average from 261 through 298.

    Frohm's three-game total of 538 included an opening game of 235, nearly 100 pins better than her league average. Sykes contributed 475 to the pair's total.

    "I'm shocked we are that high, I didn't think we bowled that good," said Frohm, whose all-events total of 1,488 is currently second in Division 3 (averages 131 through 149). "I've never placed that high in this tournament . I know it's a long way to go but just to be that high for now is still good."

    Presenting sponsors of the USBC Women's Championships are Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Hotel/Casinos in Reno, Nev.

    Top five division leaders with hometowns and pinfall:

    CLASSIC DIVISION

    Team (946 average and over)
    1, Deanna's Doggie Boutique, Independence, Mo., 2,532. 2, Google's Inn, Fond du Lac, Wis., 2,500. 3, Queen B's, Roseville, Calif., 2,462. 4, Vegas Aces, Canyon Country, Calif., 2,338. 5, Vegas Aces I, Newhall, Calif., 2,233.

    Doubles (379 average and over)
    1, Angela Sally/Trisha Marshall, Albany, Ore., 1,105. 2, Nettie Schmitz, Mt. Calvary, Wis./Carol Goebel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,089. 3, Lana Roben, Newhall, Calif./Debbie Willits, Canyon County, Calif., 1,082. 4, Tiffany Best, Greenwood, Mo./Mary Jo Coan, Olathe, Kan., 1,031. 5, Tammy Nodurft, Lees Summit, Mo./Jamie Hays, Independence, Mo., 994.

    Singles (190 average and over)
    1, Erma McAlpine, Jackson, Miss., 599. 2, Sharon Frint, Green River, Wyo., 579. 3, Arlene Hailey, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 573. 4, Tracy Smith, North Prairie, Wis., 572. 5, Sherry Brusie, Warsaw, Mo., 567.

    All-Events (190 average and over)
    1, Sherry Brusie, Warsaw, Mo., 1,808. 2, Tiffany Best, Greenwood, Mo., 1,704. 3, Sharon Frint, Green River, Wyo., 1,673. 4, Willa Russell, Kansas City, Mo., 1,650. 5, Tracy Smith, North Prairie, Wis., 1,649.


    DIVISION 1

    Team (846-945 average)
    1, Regencys W&C Ladies, Bakersfield, Calif., 2,598. 2, Westlane Trouble, Crystal Lake, Ill., 2,548. 3, Crankm and Spankm, Belleview, Fla., 2,435. 4, Connections #2, Vallejo, Calif., 2,429. 5, Majestic Marketing Service, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,426.

    Doubles (339-378 average)
    1, Deborah Martin, Wamego, Kan./Rebecca Toman, Dale City, Va., 1,118. 2, Becky Hardwick, Bakersfield, Calif./Jackie Burrows, Lake Isabella, Calif., 1,116. 3, Michelle Roy, Belleview, Fla./Karen Trimble, Fridley, Minn., 1,097. 4, Barbara Graviss/DeLinda Alvidrez, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,096. 5, Rowena Mitchell, Atwater, Calif./Cathy Trujillo, Vallejo, Calif., 1,091.

    Singles (170-189 average)
    1, Lazette Harris, Antelope, Calif., 620. 2, Karen Coffey, Rio Rancho, N.M., 592. 3, Toni Draeger, Bakersfield, Calif., 590. 4. Dorothy Ostrem, Redmond, Wash., 583. 5, Jennifer Thomas, Fort Worth, Texas, 578.

    All Events (170-189 average)
    1, Lazette Harris, Antelope, Calif., 1,734. 2, Colleen McDermott, Crystal Lake, Ill., 1,715. 3, Karen Coffey, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,677. 4, Sheri Stone, Hesperia, Calif., 1,641. 5, Toni Draeger. Bakersfield, Calif., 1,637.


    DIVISION 2

    Team (746-845 average)
    1, Team 31233, Antelope, Calif., 2,578. 2, Team 30921, Honolulu, 2,529. 3, Women Rock, Riverton, Utah, 2,527. 4, Team 29156, Bakersfield, Calif., 2,492. 5, We Are Family, Albany, Ore., 2,462.

    Doubles (299-338 average)
    1, Linda Williams, West Plains, Mo./Lea Hilton, Springfield, Mo., 1,062. 2, Yvonne Madalena/Donna Yellowrobe, Albuquerque, N.M., 1,057. 3, Kimberly Summerlin, Durham, N.C./Kim Rigsbee-Powell, Timberlake, N.C., 1,056. 4, Marcia Richey, Mammoth Spring, Ark./Rosa Hudson, Thayer, Mo., 1,044. 5, Jane Higashihara/Donna Kanda, Honolulu, 1,037.

    Singles (150-169 average)
    1, Cheryl Orlowski, Lansing, Kan., 564. 2 (tie)
    , Charlotte Niezgocki, Stillwater, Minn., and Rowena Mitchell, Atwater, Calif., 553. 4, Debbie Fulghum, Carson City, Nev., 550. 5, Michelle Stauffer, Oak Hills, Calif., 548.

    All-Events (150-169 average)
    1, Lisa Armborst, Rosemount, Minn., 1,627. 2, Jessica Anderson, Bemidji, Minn., 1,597. 3, Liz Silvers, Woodstock, Ill., 1,579. 4, Kim Schmidt, Omaha, Neb., 1,566. 5, Cheri Niccoli, Pueblo, Colo., 1,561.


    DIVISION 3

    Team (651-745 average)
    1, Mana Mana, Longmont, Colo., 2,320. 2, KP's Pro Shop 3, Suisun City, Calif., 2,295. 3, MIUP?, Kingsville, Texas, 2,276. 4, Gutter Buddies I, Fort Collins, Colo., 2,265. 5, Gutter Buddies II, Newton, Kan., 2,254.

    Doubles (261-298 average)
    1, Darlene Frohm, Pittsburg, Calif./Renee Sykes, Vallejo, Calif., 1,013. 2, Pam Burrell/Sharon Beasley, Vacaville, Calif., 988. 3, Kay White, Lincoln, Neb./Linda Spencer, Peoria, Ariz., 969. 4, Jami Berry, Kansas City, Mo./Dana Muffoletto, Lees Summit, Mo., 963. 5, Christie Ferguson, Magalia, Calif./Kim Burrows, Paradise, Calif., 958.

    Singles (131-149 average)
    1, Gayle Hortelano, Morton Grove, Ill., 539. 2, Velma Perry, Spring, Texas, 533. 3, Georgia DiGiacomo, Fernley, Nev., 530. 4, Sheila Jeffers, Sandy, Utah, 526. 5, Shawn Claycomb, Nunn, Colo., 524.

    All-Events (131-149 average)
    1, Sheila Jeffers, Sandy, Utah, 1,543. 2, Darlene Frohm, Pittsburg, Calif., 1,488. 3, Michel Woltemath, North Platte, Neb., 1,464. 4, Margie Rodgers, Fairfield, Calif., 1,443. 5, Gayle Hortelano, Morton Grove, Ill., 1,436.

    DIVISION 4

    Team (650 average and under)
    1, Oasis Chics, Fallon, Nev., 2,013. 2, Power Engineers, Hailey, Idaho, 2,000. 3, M&M Gas and Mini Mart, Westwood, Calif., 1,988. 4, Approach with Caution, Esparto, Calif., 1,956. 5, A I R Heating, Susanville, Calif., 1,919.

    Doubles (260 average and under)
    1, Janet Brown, Sparks, Nev./Evelyn Brown, Carson City, Nev., 858. 2, Amy Hinnant, Manteo, N.C./Ginger Reber, Wanchese, N.C., 855. 3, Vivian Breier, Fairfield, N.J./Dulcie Kieselbach, Fairlawn, N.J., 852. 4, Marilyn Murphy, Rochelle, Ill./Kelly Soost, Rockford, Ill., 846. 4, Michelle Nelson, Junction City, Kan./Judy Felvus, Abilene, Kan., 846.

    Singles (130 average and under)
    1, Ashley Rivera, Kingsville, Texas, 536. 2, Maria Nelson, Heron Lake, Minn., 491. 3, Cheri McGee, Rochelle, Ill., 484. 4, Dulcie Kieselbach, Fairlawn, N.J., 481. 5, Cara Newman, Palmdale, Calif., 477.

    All-Events (130 average and under)
    1, Ashley Rivera, Kingsville, Texas, 1,433. 2 (tie)
    , Becky Ferry, Jackson, Mich., and Tara Rasmussen, Mountain Lake, Minn., 1,313. 4, Dulci Kieselbach , Fairlawn. N.J., 1,307. 5 (tie)
    , Patty Bennett, Westwood. Calif., and Roxanne Ellis, Magalia, Calif., 1,305.