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Stoner wins pair of state bowling titles

Wendy Stoner of New Richmond won two state championships in the State 500 Club Bowling Tournament, held at the Thunderbird Lanes in Baraboo.

Stoner led a strong performance by a number of western Wisconsin women in the state tournament. Stoner bowls in a Tuesday night league at the New Richmond Bowling Center and a Sunday night league at Gibby's Lanes.

Stoner earned the Division 2 singles state championship with a score of 723. She finished first among 65 bowlers in this category. Several local bowlers were placewinners in this category. Elizabeth Ziegler placed fifth with a score of 651. Theresa Bueno ranked 11th with a 631 and Mary Bentley was right behind her, with a 625 score.

Stoner was the state champion in the Division all-events category. Again she ranked first out of 65 bowlers, finishing with a total score of 1,411. Ziegler also placed in this category, taking third with a 1,358 score.

Stoner and Bueno also placed in the Division 2 doubles branch of the tournament. They took fourth among the 48 entries in the division, with a score of 1,300.

Debbie Erickson and Melissa Maple of New Richmond both placed in the Division 1 singles class. Erickson was 14th among the 75 entries with a score of 639. Maple placed 15th with a score of 636.

Trophies were distributed at the March 13 meeting of the Wisconsin 500 Club in Green Bay.