There’s some hardware coming back with three local bowlers from the YBC 4 Steps Singles provincial championships in Saskatoon this past weekend.
The big winner was 10-year-old Matt Lazurko, who scored a provincial title in the Bantam Boys Division after posting an average of 167.00 in his five games.
“I did great, my highest score was 216,” said Lazurko, who added that he was able to out perform his league average by 10 points in total.
Lazurko started strong, posting a 163 in his opening game and then followed that up with a 133 in his second game. He really found his stride in his third game, registering his high score of the weekend with a 216.
In his final two matches, Lazurko scored 151 and 172 to walk away with gold.
“We practice once a week and I’ve really practiced hard,” said Lazurko, who has been bowling for five years now.
Lazurko will now be heading to the national championships, which will be held in Regina next May.
Two other local bowlers found their way onto the podium during the weekend’s provincials.
Marisa Montgomery finished second in the Bantam Girls Division with a five-game average of 141.20, which had her 11.20 points behind the winner, Yorkton’s Cassidy Sobkow. Moose Jaw’s Amy Coxe came in ninth in that division.
Jackson Leroy also brought home a silver medal from provincials, placing second in the Senior Boys Division. Leroy finished with a 228.80 average, which was 13.20 behind gold medallist Blake Ramsay of Cutknife. Moose Jaw’s Tyson Smith finished seventh in the division.
Cassia Montgomery came in 11th in the Junior Girls Division.
In the Senior Girls Division, Moose Jaw’s Tristan Smith was sixth and Charissa Affie was 10th.
Finally, in the Junior Boys Division, Hunter Shaw picked up a sixth place finish, while Connor Johnson was ninth.