With excitement crackling in the air regarding the Antigo boys bowling team qualifying for the state tournament, two coaches showed the youngsters how it’s done in the Elks and Friends League Tuesday night.
Toby Dieck, who was part of the 2019 high school state championship team, rolled his first career 300 game, while “Mr. Perfect” Brian Mattmiller struck again with a 300 of his own.
Mattmiller nearly turned the trick of back-to-back 300 games, missing out by a single pin. Mattmiller opened his night with the 299, then went for the perfecto on his second effort.
The consecutive 300 game feat has not happened in local league play since 2009, when it was another of those youth team coaches, Tom Kubeny, who pulled it off. Mattmiller was one of Dieck’s coaches on the 2019 championship team.
Mattmiller finished his night with a 248 game to lead the league with a massive 847 series.
Dieck smashed his 300 in the first game, then followed with games of 214 and 213 for a 727 series total.
He also writes a new page in local bowling legend, the younger of the first grandson/grandfather combo to blast 300s. Wayne Dieck struck for a 300 in 1999.
Kevin Schedlbauer nearly joined the honor series list, but fell one stubborn pin short with a 699 series, his best game a 234.
Per usual in the Elks League, there was an abundance of bowlers finishing in the high 600s: Brandon Berg smacked down a 690 series and 254 game; Collin Schedlbauer rocked a 686 series and 246 game; Andy Heider popped off a 674 series and 289 game; Joshy Robrecht did work with a 673 series and 257 game; and Rob Schedlbauer toppled a 671 series and 257 game.
The rest of the best keglers in league play, series and game, were Kyle Schedlbauer, 665 and 247; Dave Steger Jr., 653 and 226; Jeff Wright, 647 and 231.
Trevor McCarthy, 644 and 243; Todd Mayr, 640 and 236; Nate Jorgensen, 632 and 255; Dennis Dziamarski, 631 and 214; Phil Hartman, 622 and 222; Trent Zellmer, 622 and 209; Tom Kubeny, 619 and 257.; Jim Hohensee, 611 and 221; Brian Turney, 602 and 220; and Eric Jensen, 601 and 245.
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