After a long drought for youth bowling in Amherst, there are nearly 30 this season rolling downtown at Park Bar & Grille.
Park Youth had two first place recipients in 2015-2016. Twelve junior and bumper bowlers took part in the 2017 Greater Lorain USBC Youth Dom Rebman Scholarship Tournament in March.
Five bowlers won the following scholarships:
• First place Female Bumper — Bella Scott, 670 series
• First place Male Bumper — Ben Dotson, 712 series
• First place Female 12 and Under — Amanda DeWitt, 787 series
• Third place Female 12 and Under — Sarah Schmitz, 763 series
• Bumper Female Scratch High Game — Paytyn Young, 80
• Bumper Female Scratch High Series — Paytyn Young, 208
• Bumper Male Scratch High Game — Ben Dotson, 124
• Bumper Male Scratch High Series — Ben Dotson, 319
They won hundreds of dollars in scholarships. These funds are held in the SMART Program of the USBC to be claimed upon graduation from high school. They keep their amateur status.
The Greater Lorain USBC Youth Association rotates tournaments among the association bowling centers, giving a different experience each time.