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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00 am

FAIRBANKS — Teri Lewis emerged with the city champion title and Barbara Perkins and Jo-Ann Grimaldi were honored Sunday during the conclusion of the Midnight Sun United States Bowling Congress/Women’s Bowling Alliance Championship Tournament at Arctic Bowl.

Lewis finished with the top scratch total of 2,086 and she compiled a 2,425 in the Division I handicap all-events category. She also was the Division I singles winner with a 727 scratch series, the highest series bowled in the tournament. She also won with an 840 handicap total.

Perkins and Grimaldi were this year’s inductees for the Midnight Sun USBC/WBA Hall of Fame. Perkins was inducted for superior performance and Grimaldi was honored for meritorious service.

Perkins was a two-time all-star team member and ranked among the top five high averages during a 10-year period through the 1990’s. She compiled the highest average of 200 in the 1997-98 season.

Perkins, who has career highs of 723 for a series and 299 for a game, was part of a team that recorded the highest five person mixed series in Alaska. 

She compete in the national tournament several times, once placing first in all events and second in singles. 

Perkins has served as on officer on several bowling leagues and shared her knowledge of the sport to help others improve their skills. She has worked as a certified youth instructor for many years.

Grimaldi has been on the board of directors of many local committees and has been active in the 500 and 600 Clubs. 

She has devoted many hours to tournaments, including preparing prizes and items for raffles and making gifts for directors at state tournaments.

She has served as a state director, co-director for the state tournament, on many state committees and a delegate to the state tournament several times. 

Her accomplishments on the lanes include first place and  second place in doubles, respectively, in the 2012-13 and 2010-11 state tournaments;  first in the 500 Club state tournament in 2013; and she was part of the first-place in the 2011-12 local tournament. Perkins registered a runner-up finish in the 500 Club local singles tournament in 2012.

Perkins represented her division at the national senior tournament in 2013 by winning at the state level.

She has career highs of 659 for a series and 278 for a game. Her highest average is a 174.

Other results in the Midnight Sun USBC/WBA Championship Tournament included Emily Padgett recording a 2,280 total to take the Division 2 all events handicap title.

Anuenue Hoku gained first place for Division I team with a 2,986 total, led by Stephanie Ammasi’s 671 series, her first 600 series. Other team members were Robin Miller, Faren Humble and Wendy Ammasi, Stephanie’s mother.

Will Strike if Provoked took first place Division 2 team, compiling a 2,897 total. Team members, and a three-generation family of bowlers, were Wanda Lindsoe, Amanda Sikorski, Jannine Kendall and Ginni Murphy.

First place in Division I doubles was earned by Jena Pluma, who bowled a 710 for her first 700 series, and Robin Miller, who registered a 518 for a team doubles total, including handicap, of 1,592. 

The Division 2 doubles crown went to Janice Krigsvold and Suzanne Cook, who combined for a 1,528 total.

Jaci Glenn was the Division 2 singles winner after recording a 778 handicap total.

Contact sports editor Danny Martin at 459-7586 or follow him on Twitter:@newsminersports.

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