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Average History In The Beaver Valley

 

Do you recognize any of these names?

Henry "Lefty" Drenberg, Vince "Speed" Holcombe, C. "Sing" McDonald, Richard "Red" Adams, Fred "Butch" Hermann, Aloysius "Wish" Franus, Carl "Hutch" Walters, Joseph "Spike" Kelly, "Buster" Howarth, Henry "Mitty" Macioge, John "Country" Stepanovic, Anthony "Toy" Scialdone, Francis "Butch" Grogan, George "Skip" Hulick, Allen "Buddy" Dukis, Art "Shorty" Toth.

Or how about Thomas "Tee" Draganza, Gene "Crete" Crawford, Donald "Ace" Ware, Steve "Whitey" Pucevich, Beryl "Bud" Miller, Charles "Chick" Corona, Joseph "Yogi" Branchetti, and Joseph "Joe Dee" D'Agostino.

These men have bowled in the Beaver Valley Bowling Association, some as far back as in 1930. All of them have appeared in the "bowling book" entitled "Twenty-Five Years in Beaver Valley Bowling", published in 1993 by Charles Moser from New Castle.

Posted below are a few of those bowlers amongst the thousands who have bowled in the BVBA. Prior to 1968 and before any official average books were kept, each league secretary kept the league's records and sent final average sheets to the ABC. James "Mac" McGovern, Association Secretary at the time, was instrumental in compiling the BVBA's first average book in 1968.

The averages listed starting in 1968 are for the bowlers who have bowled in at least two BVBA leagues.  The " * " identifies bowlers who had the highest average and bowled in only one league that season.

The book was used to compile the list of names and averages used on this page. Thanks to Charles Moser, "Mac" McGovern, Beryl Miller, Sr., Russel Bell, and all those who took the time, did the research, and compiled this very detailed history of bowlers in the Beaver Valley.

If you have not read it, you should. It will bring back memories of the best in Beaver Valley Bowling!

YEAR NAME AVERAGE
1930 - 1931 Jesse Brown 182.2
1931 - 1932 George Kelly 190
1932 - 1933 Jesse Brown 189.46
1933 - 1934 William Shaffalo 190
1934 - 1935 William Shaffalo 194
1935 - 1936 William Shaffalo 200.58
1936 - 1937 George Martin 200.25
1937 - 1938 Buster Howarth 203
1938 - 1939 Art McDanel 194.45
1939 - 1940 Art McDanel 191.57
1940 - 1941 Clarence Blythe 185.33
1942 - 1943 Don Nelle 188.06
1944 - 1945 David Nixdorf 192.78
1945 - 1946 Buster Howarth 190.61
1948 - 1949 Fred "Butch" Hermann 189.76
1951 - 1952 Nick Ferrante 189.98
1953 - 1954 Vic Franus 195.87
1955 - 1956 Joe Sienkner 184.22
1956 - 1957 Joe Sienkner 189.75
1957 - 1958 Andy Yuhasz 194
1958 - 1959 Clarence Yoho 191.25
1959 - 1960 Clarence Yoho 193.74
1960 - 1961 Clarence Yoho 195.6
1961 - 1962 Clarence Yoho 202
1962 - 1963 Steve "Whitey" Pucevich 193.9
1963 - 1964 Thomas "Tee" Draganza 205
1964 - 1965 Jerry Halisek 201
1965 - 1966 Charles Elia 193.7
1966 - 1967 Dave May 201
1967 - 1968 Hugh Lindsay 198
1968 - 1969 Steve "Whitey" Pucevich 198.5
* Gene "Crete" Crawford 202
1969 - 1970 James J. Niaros 197.69
* Gene "Crete" Crawford 204
1970 - 1971 Walter R. Roman 201.46
* Gene "Crete" Crawford 201
1971 - 1972 James J. Niaros 200.1
* Rick Pinti 199
1972 - 1973 Beryl "Bud" Miller, Jr. 204.76
* Dave May 196
1973 - 1974 Steve "Whitey" Pucevich 201.35
* Joe Darno, Harry McCoy, Pete Sovich, Sr. 195
1974 - 1975 Rick Pinti 200.43
* Earl W. Kammerdiever 199
1975 - 1976 Rick Pinti 199.54
* James Joseph 200
1976 - 1977 Mike Shenesky 205.12
* Joe Hennessy, Frank Nalesnik, Rick Pinti 197
1977 - 1978 Harry Baker 198.07
* Richard King 210
1978 - 1979 Richard Hluben 208
* Don Genalo 213
1979 - 1980 Richard Clayton 212.45
* Beryl "Bud" Miller, Jr. 217
1980 - 1981 Andy Boro 205.94
* Jack Ordy 215
1981 - 1982 Dick Clayton 217.91
* Daniel C. Lucci 213
1982 - 1983 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 220.24
* Beryl "Bud" Miller, Jr. 221
1983 - 1984 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 225.31
* Beryl "Bud" Miller, Jr. 229
1984 - 1985 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 221.67
* Beryl "Bud" Miller, Jr. 222
1985 - 1986 Daniel C. Lucci 217.51
* Beryl "Bud" Miller, Jr. 216
1986 - 1987 Richard F. Paganie 216
* Mark E. Everette 215
1987 - 1988 Mark E. Everette 220.09
* Daniel C. Lucci 221
1988 - 1989 John "Jack" Kurfess 216.14
* Jeffery S. Poholsky 217
1989 - 1990 Ralph J. Friedel 217.88
* Dave May 221
1990 - 1991 John "Jack" Kurfess 216
 * Jeffery S. Poholsky 217
1991 - 1992 Michael Whoric 219.49
* Jeffery S. Poholsky 222
1992 - 1993 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 229.42
* Mark E. Everette, Jeffrey S. Poholsky 223
1993 - 1994 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 235
* Jeffery S. Poholsky 225
1994 - 1995 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 234
* Jeffery S. Poholsky 226
1995 - 1996 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 239
* Jeffery S. Poholsky 226
1996 - 1997 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 234
* Schukert, Rick 224
1997 - 1998 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 252
* D'Alessandris, Bill 227
1998 - 1999 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 236
* Mark E. Everette 228
1999 - 2000 Rich Wahlster 226
* John "Jack" Kurfess 218
2000 - 2001 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 231
* Ron A. Vanasco 228
2001-2002 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 233
* Ken Segner 228
2002-2003 Ken Segner 228
* Ken Segner 228
2003-2004 Nathan Schwab 234
* Rich Wahlster 227
2004-2005 Stephen Kosela 238
* Ron Franceski 228
2005-2006 Rich Wahlster 236
* Ron Franceski 231
2006-2007 Stephen Kosela 235
* Kevin Richardson 232
* Ron Franceski 232
2007-2008 Ed Kovach 238
* Sir Walter Snyder 236
2008-2009 J.P. West 239
* Michael A. Popovich (Jr.) 228
2009-2010 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 238
* Michael A. Popovich (Jr.) 230
2010-2011 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 242
* Terry Warren, Sam DeWitt 229
2011-2012 Terry Warren 241
* Terry Warren 241
2012-2013 Stephen Kosela 241
* Terry Warren 234
2013-2014 Mark Everette 240
* Ben Kosela 239
2014-2015 Mark Everette 239
* Ben Kosela 234
2015-2016 Gregory Frederick 239
* Rich Wahlster 238
* Bowled in only one BVBA league/year
  Best averages over a 5 - 15 year period:  
YEARS NAME AVERAGE
1930 - 1945 Harry Thomas 191.23
1945 - 1960 Joe Sienkner 188.83
1960 - 1968 Rick Pinti 193.78
1968 - 1973 Gene "Crete" Crawford 198.57
1973 - 1978 Rick Pinti 199.06
1978 - 1983 Beryl "Bud" Miller, Jr. 214.74
1983 - 1988 Beryl "Bud" Miller, Jr. 217.47
1988 - 1993 Jeffrey S. Poholsky 218.75
1993 - 1998 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 238.8
1998 - 2003 Pete A. Sovich, Jr. 231.2
NOTE: Average Data is not available to continue this section.