Community notebook: Special Olympics regional bowling

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



The Special Olympics Washington Southwest Region Bowling Tournament on Oct. 28 drew athletes and supporters from around western Washington to Allen’s Crosley Lanes in, Vancouver. Participating were Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners from Clark County, Grays Harbor, Lewis County, and Longview-Kelso.

Here is a list of the medal winners from Clark County:

Gold medals — Alex Ables, Rachel Akins, Matt Baker, David Balas, Nicole Banks, Daniel Baragary, Chelsey Baxter, Jason Bernt, Jacob Blunt, Kathleen Borden, Scott Bowler, Jazmine Bussard, Thomas Chidwick, Maria Collazo, Chelsea Comeau, Tim Cook, Holly Cook, Vicki Cook, Bryan Cook, Michael Cook, Mariah Davis, Kevin Davis, Sean Dinsmore, Dennis Dole, Jason Downey, Craig Francis, Rebekah Galliher, Christopher Gatlin, Ron Gebbie, Talon Geborde, Mallory Hamilton, Gavin Hamilton, Abigail Hoefnagle, Anthony Hopkins, Talin Jacobs, Becky Johnson, Russ Jones, Barbara Kennedy, Michael Koutselas, Amaris Koutselas, Alyssa Kwak, Charlie Malik-Byers, Elijah Malik-Byers, William Marsten, Ashley Medlock, Levi Neil, Josh Patterson, John Phillips, Jennifer Rodriguez, Katherine Sanders, Robert Schmitz, Donnie Sellers, Bill Sheadel, Luke Smith, Everett Smith, Ivan Soltero, Samantha Spencer, Sean Starr, Andrew Stekhuizen, Michael Vanoni, Hannah Wampach, Greg Werner and Kim Withers.

Silver medals — Michael Abe, Sharisse Aichele, Kim Batten, Jolene Brown, Roger Carsey, Jonathan Chidester, Anna Coglan, Chris Dickson, Kenda Eaton, Nathan Ellis, Casey Ellison, Christian Entrikin, Calvin Ertler, Cole Gaddis, Alyson Gaze, Tim Hammrich, Mark Hart, Kay Heibronner, Andrew Hooper-Jester, Larry Joslin, Hayley Kordonowy, Paul Kotz, Michael Krecklow, Thomas Kukkula, Gerald Lamb, Paris Laycock, Melody Malik, Mandy Malik, Larry Mathews, Alexis McCorvey, Doug McPherson, Heidi Moss, Tina Murphy, Alyson Rowe, Andrew Shanner, Rebekah Skufca, Jason Sorenson, Eric Stage, Abby Storm, Michael Suire, Jason Tevlin, Michael Torres, Tiffany Torres, Alex Trimble, Sara Trimble, Fiona Wimber, and Timothy Younger.

Bronze medals — Michael Anselm, Diana Bartusek, Jason Baumgartner, JB Becker, Lane Bohn, Kevin Bonacorsi, Adam Calklin, David Christiansen, Evan Cole, David Cralley, Carl Croiser, Jerrod Crowson, William Cuff, Justin Dalton, Joseph Dawson, Heather Doenecke, Alexis Dowgiallo, Krista Downey, Bailey Hamilton, Emily Hamliton, Jeff Isensee, Kelly Jeans, Susan Kunkel, Dusty Lang, Sara Lasco, Jacob Lattanzi, Santos Lopez, Kyle Mabry, Josiah Malik-Byers, Taylor Malik-Byers, Lauren Milam, Lea Mulligan, Katie Murray, Jimmy Nguyen, Aaron Nile, Mark Samples, Mark Sanders, Angelina Schubothe, Lori Steed, Mark Trenda, John Veals, Amy Wilcox, Marcuss Wildman, Richard Wilen and Jackie Winters.

Fourth-place ribbons — Lisa Benson, Nathan Berdinka, Karen Carrico, Erin Casey, Anthony Coelho, Rosa Coelho, William Ferguson, Emily Glenn, Tracey Jackson, Jordan Fallon, Michelle Kauk, Preston Manor, Greg Martino, Marissa McCollum, Pam Rogers, Timothy Rogers, Charles Rymer, Deanna Sanders, Lynnadele Schoeneberg, Tommy Shannon, Scott Shivers, Maddison Uhey, Ally Warner, CJ Zemp and Bryanna Zychowicz.

Clark County Special Olympics begins its basketball season in December. To learn more about this sport’s season, or to get involved as an athlete or a coach, contact Rick Cook by email at

Pop Warner team plays for third place

The Evergreen Bulldogs will play at 7:30 a.m. PST on Tuesday, wrapping up their games at the Pop Warner Super Bowl Tournament near Orlando, Fla.

Competing in the Pee Wee Division for ages 9-12, the Bulldogs lost on Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the national tournament. Loveland (Colo.) rallied from an early deficit to top the Bulldogs 35-20 on Saturday and advance to the championship semifinals.

Evergreen will take on the Southlake Red Devils of Indiana in the consolation game.

As they did in their regional championship victory on Nov. 17 in California, the Bulldogs sprinted to a 14-0 lead in Saturday’s quarterfinal game. Evergreen led 14-12 at halftime and scored the first touchdown of the second half on Saturday, but the team from Colorado took over from there.

The Bulldogs are the first team from Washington to participate in the Pop Warner Super Bowl in the 54-year history of the tournament.

Many partake in Hot Buttered Run

Grant Eldridge of Happy Valley, Ore., and Carrie Zografos of Portland were winners of the 12-kilometer race during the Nov. 25 Hot Buttered Run in Vancouver.

Staged by Energy Events, which puts on the Vancouver USA Marathon in June, the Hot Buttered Run events started and finished at Pearson Air Museum. A total of 593 runners finished the 12-kilometer race, and 873 ran and walked the 5-kilometer course.

David Gilroy of Vancouver was the winner for runners 40 and older in the 12-K race. The 46-year-old finished in 46 minutes and 12 seconds. Overall winner Eldridge was timed in 41:33.

The 5-K was won by Eric Dolezal of Vancouver in a time of 16:53. Mike Grimshaw of Vancouver was the 40-and-older winner with a time of 18:16.

Two short kids races had a total of 260 finishers.

Prep hockey team falls

Team North, which includes high school hockey players from Clark County, lost to Team South 6-2 on Sunday in a Winterhawks Varsity Hockey game.

Alex Stoneham from Union High School and Jacob Bishop from Prairie High School scored the Team North goals. Assists were provided by Tristain Swanson from Kelso, Jake Morgan from Skyview and Shane Keenan from Union.

Winterhawks Varsity Hockey is a first-year league for players from high schools around the Vancouver-Portland area.

Bowl for the Cure signup begins

The 11th Bowl for the Cure event at Allen’s Crosley Lanes is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Bowlers can register for the event at Crosley Lanes, 2400 E. Evergreen Blvd.

Cost to bowl is $20. Bowlers are encouraged to collect donation pledges. Anyone who has more that $50 in pledges may bowl for free.

All money rased will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to be used for cancer research.

In 2012, nearly 200 women participated and raised more than $8,000.

To learn more, visit, or call Roberta Green at 360-693-4789.

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