- Ally Challenge Jerry Kelly wins plus Rocco Mediate ( Below and Michigan Golf Scene.)
- Denmark’s Carsten Hansen Wins PBA-WBT Storm Lucky Larsen Masters Title (Below)
Fred Couples at the Ally Challenge- (Michigan Golf Scene Pg.)
- Michigan Golf Scene has its latest show (1.14) with Boyne Mountain, Top 50, Flint Golf Club and Jennifer Kupcho (MGS Page)
- Week 4 CFB UM/MSU and MAC Football (B1G/MAC)
- Midwest Sports Scene- NASCAR Special- 30 minutes of stories and interviews- (Motorsports Pg.)
Ally Challenge: 17th With the help of Kid Rock, Dierks Bentley, Jack Nicklaus and Henrik Zetterburg, Warwick Hills 17 revisits the crazy scene of years ago.
The Ally Challenge: Who is more excited, Tom Izzo to meet the Legends or the Legends to meet Izzo?
DETROIT BOWLING HALL OF FAME ELECTS SIX NEW MEMBERS
The Detroit Bowling Hall of Fame Committee, a committee of the Metro Detroit -USBC (MDUSBC), has elected six new members to its Hall of Fame and named three others for special awards. This will increase the number of hall of fame members to 277.
Yvonne Jones of Troy, Gerald Johnson of Taylor, Edward Mintz of Canton, David Eatmon of Ferndale, Debra Dickerson of Detroit and Carol Roberts of Ferndale earned their place in the prestigious Hall. Paul Gross of Farmington Hills, Thomas Strobl of Bloomfield and Diane Voight of Farmington Hills will receive special awards.
Jones has been named to the Women's All-City team five times, including as captain in 2006. Other first team honors were in 1999, 2000 and 2005 and second team in 1997.
She won the Detroit Women's Bowling Association (DWBA) all-events in 2005 with an impressive score of 2,156. She followed it up by winning the DWBA Queens in 2006.
She was named Female Bowler of the Year in the 2015-16 season by the Detroit Bowling Senate of the TNBA.
Her career statistics include fifteen 300 games and three 800 series, including a high of 825. Her career high average is 227 in the 2006-07 season.
Johnson captained the MDUSBC Senior All-City team in 2019. He's earned three other Senior All-City second team nods in 2013, 2014 and 2017. In 2019, he
also won a MDUSBC Men's Series event and the season-long Cup. He won a PBA Regional Senior/Super Senior Doubles title in 2016 with Mike Chapman.
In Senior Singles Open competition, he's won 20 titles and was the first inductee into the organization's Hall of Fame. He also is a six-time Bowler of the Year.
In TNBA competition, he was the Bill Rhodman National champion in 1991; the Rhodman Central Region champion in 1991 and 2000; and the Rhodman Senior champion in 2016.
He has at least sixty-four 300 games and twenty-three 800 series with a high of 857. His career high average is 242 in the 2012-13 season. Mintz won the MDUSBC team title in 2012 and 2017; doubles in 2013; singles in 2016 and all-events in 2016. Additionally he was a member of the Michigan State team, which won in 2018.
For nine consecutive years (2011-2019) he's been named to the MDUSBC Senior
All-City first team and the MDUSBC All-City team on four occasions (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017). He's won two Senior Singles Open titles; six Senior Motor City Classic titles and two National Senior Bowling Association titles.
He has a career average of 192 for 37 USBC Open Championships. For his career, he has at least thirty-five 300 games and at least thirty-two 800 series with a high of 857. His high career average is 249 in the 2012-13 season.
Veteran Eatmon won the Greater Detroit Bowling Association team title in 1987 with the Biggs' Bombers team. Twice he earned second team Senior All-City honors (2006 and 2009).
He participated in the All-Star league for 35 years, amassing six titles. He also won the Joe Paulus Sportsmanship Award five times. For 14 USBC Open Championships he's averaged 201.
He served on the MDUSBC Board from 2009 until 2011.
He has twenty-five 300 games and eleven 800 series with a high of 867. His career high average is 236 in the 2008-09 season. Veteran Dickerson has been named to the MDUSBC Senior Women's All-City team five times between 2007 and 2013, including captain in 2009.
Her team won the Michigan State USBC WBA four-person team title in 2017 and the MDUSBC Women's team title in 2009.
She was named TNBA Female Bowler of the Year in 2010 and was a member of the TNBA Women's team champion in 2015.
She served as a director on the board of the Detroit Women's Bowling Association from 2003-2006 and the MDUSBC board from 2006 until 2019. She was named MDUSBC Volunteer of the Year in 2011.
To her credit she has one 300 game and one 800 series, a high of 832. Her high average is 217 in the 2005-06 season.
Roberts earns her place in the hall in the Meritorious Service category as a long-time league officer as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, in addition to being a fine bowler.
As a competitor, she won the 2003 Michigan State WBA Senior Queens title and was on the MDUSBC Women's championship team in 2013. She was named to the MDUSBC Women's Senior All-City team in 2007. She has participated in the local Women's championships for 39 years; state Women's championships for 32 years; and the national Women's championships for five years. In addition to being a long-time league officer, she has been a WIBC/USBC member for 47 consecutive years, since 1971. She regularly attends the MDUSBC Annual membership meeting, has served as an Association Representative since 2006, has been a delegate to three Michigan State USBC annual meetings and one WIBC convention.
Her career high game is 299; high series 780 and high average 203. Paul Gross will be honored with the Thomas W. McKay Award for a lifetime of service to the sport of bowling. Thomas Strobl will receive the Judge Watts Award for making outstanding contributions to the promotion of bowling.
Diane Voight will receive the George Prybyla Industry Award presented for someone involved in the ownership or management of a bowling center that has contributed to the promotion of the sport.
Several takes on sports from the Tigers to Golf
-The Tigers traded Nick C and Shane G at the trade deadline and all they got was a lousy t-shirt. Well, maybe a couple. When your top commodities are a starting right fielder and a reliever on track to save 40 games, you should be able to get more than three third tier pitching prospects and a failed prospect from the Atlanta Braves. Yo Al, the farm system needs hitting. A utility outfielder for Castellanos and a pitcher with a near five era is pretty much holding a prop gun where the flag comes out and it says LOSER.
- The Detroit Lions are always a anomaly this time of year. Yes, I am a Matt Stafford fan. Love his talent. Love his weapons and think Kenny Golladay T.J. Hockenson and Kerryon Johnson in addition to the solid offensive line. Yes, I said that. For fans calling for Stafford's exit, I get it until they get a quality upgrade. Still, 11 years into Stafford's career, he has not produced a playoff win or any evidence that it might happen this season. Its the reason that every writer who does a preseason poll has the team going from 8-8 to 4-12. No one says the Lions will make the playoffs or have a winning record. While I like Stafford's talent, it does not mean his greatest talent is signing huge contracts and showcasing his skills in a highlight real for his agent until the next contract. Just saying.
- The Michigan PGA went to Boyne for the 27th straight year. The players are terrific, the courses are spectacular and all the tournaments need are spectators. Not sure how this happens. Jeff Roth and Scott Hebert are two of the best kept secrets in Michigan golf. Golfers and those that follow golf know who they are. The public needs to know the same. Both of these fellows are old enough to play the PGA Legends Tour. Roth has. Hebert has crossed the eligibility line known as being 50 years old. The media press conference is coming up and I will nominate Scott and Jeff to the sponsor committee. Whether they get an invite is up to them. Whether they make the cut is not the point. These two players are deadlocked at 16 major wins a piece. There are several other truly great players in our state and a handful of amateurs that could rise to the top of their class.
HELSINGBORG, Sweden (Sept. 8, 2019) – Denmark’s Carsten Hansen, a 26-year-old seventh-year Professional Bowlers Association member, was nearly perfect Sunday in defeating American two-handed player Chris Via of Springfield, Ohio, 289-247, to win the PBA International-World Bowling Tour Storm Lucky Larsen Masters at Olympia Bowling for his first PBA Tour title.
Hansen, a PBA member since 2012 and a veteran of several PBA World Series of Bowling since then, dominated the Lucky Larsen Masters. He was the qualifying leader, earned the top berth in the four-man stepladder finals and then threw 10 strikes to start the championship match before missing his chance for a 300 game when he left the 3 pin on his 11th shot.
Hansen won a title in a PBA Regional doubles event in Las Vegas in 2013 but had never finished higher than ninth place in a PBA Tour event (2014 PBA Cheetah Championship).
Via, who also was bowling for his first PBA Tour title, recorded his best career finish after eliminating fellow American players Jake Peters of Henderson, Nevada, in the first stepladder match, 245-238, and Michael Tang of San Francisco, 247-200, in the semifinal match.
The Helsingborg tournament – named in honor of Swedish PBA star Martin Larsen – involved multiple six-game qualifying squads to arrive at 52 finalists. Qualifiers 17-40 plus 12 other special qualifiers bowled the four-game Step One, with the top 16 advancing to Step Two along with qualifiers 1-18. The 34 players in Step Two bowled a six-game block, with the top 18 advancing to Step Three for another six-game round. The top four based on 12-game totals from Steps 2 and 3 determined the stepladder finalists.
Two PBA International-WBT events remain on the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule along with the FloBowling ATX Invite and the U.S. Open. The WBT Thailand Open will take place in Bangkok Sept. 27-Oct. 4 and the Kuwait Open at Kuwait Bowling Center in Kuwait City Oct. 31-Nov. 6. The ATX Invite is a special non-title, non-points event that will take place Sept. 21 at Dart Bowl in Austin, Texas. The U.S. Open, the final major championship on the 2019 schedule, will be held Oct. 23-30 at Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Mooresville, North Carolina.
PBA INTERNATIONAL-WORLD BOWLING TOUR STORM LUCKY LARSEN MASTERS
Olympia Bowling, Helsingborg, Sweden, Sunday
1, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, $15,408.
2, Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, $11,299.
3, Michael Tang, San Francisco, $8,218.
4, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., $6,163.
Denny Hamlin outlasts field at Bristol
Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN — August 17th, 2019 Based on the races in NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, tonight’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 500 lapper should be an exciting affair. The Bass Pro Shop NRA Night Race always has its share of bumper-to-bumper and door-handle-to door handle racing. This year the track looks somewhat different than previous editions of the Saturday night bull-ring. Traction compound has been removed from the top groove of the speedway, the track was actually ground down giving it a rough chalky appearance. The lower groove was treated with the PJ1 product which just gives improved grip to the preferred line around the track. NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Race Thursday night’s Truck race was a one groove racetrack. Drivers avoided the upper surfaces of the speedway. If you wanted to pass you moved the guy or gal in front of you out of the way with your bumper. The UNOH 200 featured 12 cautions for 73 laps. It was a crash fest from the start. Last year’s Truck Series Champion, Brett Moffitt, won the event.
BROOKLYN, Mich. By Brad Kuhlbander- (August 11, 2019) –
Kevin Harvick overcame early race trouble to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 for the second consecutive season.
In the first stage of the race, Harvick suffered a flat tire that forced him to make an unscheduled pit stop. The stop put him a lap down early, but he continued to make adjustments on his car and by the third stage he was back on the lead lap.
“We just had a really fast car all weekend,” Harvick said. “Our car handled really well today, and with the multiple lanes, we were able to run all three lanes pretty well and make our way through traffic. So just really proud of everybody on our Mobil 1 Ford, everybody from Busch and Hunt Brothers and Jimmy John's and everybody back at the shop from Haas Automation and Stewart‑Haas Racing, just put a really fast car on the racetrack and we were able to capitalize on it, and that's always fun.”
Harvick’s crew made the right call on his last pit stop and the most important thing was they put enough fuel in the car. As other cars had to stop for fuel in the final 10 laps, Harvick managed his fuel and had just enough to win the race.
The driver of #4 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas has now won three times at MIS during his career.
The win capped an impressive season for Ford Performance at Michigan International Speedway. The manufacturer swept both races after Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400 in June. Ford has posted four consecutive wins at its home track, with Harvick taking two of them.
Ford Performance will take the Michigan Heritage for the fourth straight MENCS race at MIS. The manufacturer will proudly display the trophy at its corporate headquarters just down the road from the track, and celebrate with its employees.
“We want to win every race but we definitely want to win here at Michigan,” Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance said. “To have the Heritage Trophy, we display it proudly and it will go back and be in Dearborn first thing in the morning for our executives to see there and we will put it on display for our employees to see. It is kind of neat the way the trophy works. You bring it out here and give it back at the beginning of the race and it is kind of neat to take it right back at the end of the race. It is great to do it four races in a row. We want to keep that streak going.”
Michigan driver Brad Keselowski started on the pole and looked like he was the car to beat early in race. The first stage of the race saw two drivers make unscheduled pit stops as Jimmie Johnson and Harvick both had tires go flat.
But Martin Truex Jr. was the talk of the first round. He started at the back of the field after he failed prerace inspection. He quickly moved through the field and was in second place on the last lap behind Denny Hamlin. Truex got a run to get around Hamlin to the take the green and white checkered flag.
Keselowski spun with four laps remaining in stage two to bring out the caution flag and set up a one-lap dash to the finish. Kyle Busch took advantage to hold off Truex. The action was behind the leaders as Aric Almirola, Daniel Hemric and Austin Dillon were in a three-car accident coming to the green and white checkered flag.
Erik Jones, from Byron, Mich. brought his car home 18th and Keselowski finished 19th.
Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is NASCAR’s fastest racetrack. It has been the love of NASCAR racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike for more than 50 years.
Aric Almirola on NASCAR