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Handley's squad keeps rolling along

Followers of the ABCb.line World Team Challenge that visited Seminole Lanes are familiar with Bob Handley.

Handley and his Sign Producers team from Winter Haven won the Seminole stop last month, repeating their victory of 1993 when the WTC first visited the area.

Handley was on that squad, too, and has been a member for 10 seasons.

The five-time PBA tour winner was in the ABC's 100th annual Championships Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., about two weeks ago.

Handley's game was just as sharp.

He rolled a 770 in doubles with Mark Scime and a 655 in singles. Handley's 2,014 pinfall in the Regular Division all-events competition placed Sign Producers in ninth with a 9,183 total.

It was Handley's 20th ABC tourney.

Striking Results of Baldwinsville, N.Y., leads the Regular Division standings with a 3,227 pinfall.

Mark Olson and Jack Dickason of Toledo, Ohio, are the doubles front-runners at 1,413, and Shawn Thielen (Cold Spring, Minn.) tops the singles with a 796 series.

Whitlow Furnace and Duct (Scobey, Mont.) is the Classified Division leader at 2,797.

Joseph Britton (Eagle, Mich.) heads the singles with a 657 series. Keith and Steve Petrie (Long Prairie, Minn.) are the doubles leaders with a 1,215 pinfall.

The tournament ends June 22.

CWBA LEADERS: Linda Spicer rolled a 732 series to lead the Division 1 singles as the Clearwater Women's Association City Tournament opened at Countryside Lanes.

The event ends this weekend.

Kathleen Quick's 705 series heads the Division 2 singles, and Susan Clark's 702 is tops in Division 3.

The Assassins II grabbed the Division 1 team lead with a 2,747 pinfall. Betty B is out front in Division 2 with 2,685. GLE Construction is the Division 3 leader at 2,532.

Patricia Farren and Cheryl Mourer fired a 1,462 series to head the Division 1 doubles. Tammie Jungling and Laura Mosley-May are the Division 2 leaders at 1,353, and Elizabeth Lambert and Priscilla Theofilos top Division 3 with 1,363.

CWBA Hall of Fame member Dale VanHouten, along with Loretta Schultz, Imelda Jo Decatur and Sharon Pritchard, shared the honors of throwing out the first ball. All are breast cancer survivors.

SPRING LEAGUE TIE: Pinellas Park and Countryside No. 1 top the 22-team Pinellas County Spring High School Scratch League with identical 96-12 records.

Justin Foraker, with a 192 average, Ryan Master (186) and Adam Mastelli (165) are the Pinellas Park squad.

Cassie Carpenter (189), Jennifer Gross (183) and Timothy Reinoehl (163) make up the Cougars.

Palm Harbor No. 2 is in third place, and East Lake No. 2 is fourth.

High scorers for the week included Dunedin's Nick Vollentine (278-643) and Lakewood's Steven Peacock (256-758).

SOUTAR RETURNS: PBA Hall of Fame member Dave Soutar of Bradenton won the West Coast Seniors tour event at AMF Florida Lanes on Feb. 16.

Soutar, winner of 17 PBA national championships and six PBA senior tour titles, defeated Bruce Devivo 215-210 to receive $600.

Don Johnson finished second after beating Carl Baumeister 211-178. Larry Hofacker was fifth.

The tour moves to AMF Lakeland Lanes on March 16.

AROUND THE LANES: High scorers _ Jim Higdon, 300-740 at AMF Kenneth City Lanes. Jame Jarrell, 300-755 at Southland Lanes. Scotty Gormley, Brian Korcak, Tim Smith and Sam Buck Jr., 300 games; and Joe Bereczki, Lou Traci and John Murray, 298; at Liberty Lanes.Josh Burchard, 300-744, and Ted Banderman, 298-688, at Dunedin Lanes. Adam Swank, 300-750, and Bill Zuben, 290-763, at Sunshine Bowl. Sean Morrison, 279-279-817, Don Schroeder, 300-815, Bill Nelson, 300-755, and Ziggy Podlas, 290-699, at Seminole Lanes. Andy Waligor, 300-782, at Sunrise Lanes. David Mullen, 300-717, at Tarpon Lanes. Todd Epler, Gary Osgoodby, Bill Cable and Jeff Terito won the Almost Midnight monthly team event and $1,000 at Liberty Lanes.

Phil Gulick can be reached at xerxes8msn.com.

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