Strawberry Teenager Burns Up Lanes In Southwest Regional Tournament

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Strawberry resident Alan Prewitt, 14, bowled his way to the championship of the Southwest Regional Junior Bowlers Tournament held April 7 at Tempe Village Lanes. The victory was Alan's first on the junior tournament trail.

During the eight tournament games, the youngster turned in several 200-plus efforts, including a high of 216.

For the victory, the Pine School eighth-grader received an honor plaque and $190 in scholarship funds.

He plans on returning to junior tournament action this weekend in Scottsdale.

Diamond Skills

The Diamond Skills competition is April 21 at Rumsey II (North) ballfield. The competition begins at 2 p.m. Diamond Skills gives boys and girls, ages 7-14, the opportunity to feature their batting, fielding/throwing, and base-running abilities. Age is based on the child's age as of Aug. 31, 2001.

There is no charge for this event. All participants must bring their own glove. Local winners advance to sectional competition in May or June. Sectional winners go on to the Arizona Diamondbacks Team Championships in June.

Team champions may qualify for the national finals in July at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 474-5242, ext. 7.

Gone fishin'

It wasn't a lunker, but 10-year-old Dallas Mitchell landed a 1 1/2-pound 12-inch catfish that had him thrilled.

The Frontier Elementary School fifth-grader caught the fish during the late morning hours of April 13 while fishing at Green Valley Park. His bait of choice was worms.

Dallas has taken trout from Green Valley Park, but the catch was his first-ever catfish. He says he now visits GVP about every other day

"Fishing there is my favorite thing to do," he said.

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