Homer bowlers place high at Special Olympics tourney

Drawing hundreds of athletes from around the state and sending thousands of pins flying, the 2014 Special Olympics Alaska Bowling Tournament was held at Eagle River Bowl Nov. 21-23. 

Homer bowlers were among those participating.

“I was very proud of our team,” said Carol Shuler, Homer community director for Special Olympics-Alaska. “As usual, Team Homer had outstanding sportsmanship and the best bowling etiquette. We had some amazing bowling … and I want to thank Mary Gerrety for another outstanding year of coaching. She is the heart and soul of our team.” 

Following are results for the Homer bowlers.


Bowling singles:

Kira Steadmon, division F01, third place

Donna Glover, division F02, first place

Amber Becker, division F04, second place

Tonya McGee, division F04, fourth place

Cheryl Blair, division F05, second place

Kaylee Alward, division F06, fourth place

Kinna Ledger, division F07, first place

Shaunti Johnson, division F08,
fourth place

Amber Loop, division F09, third place

Celton Chambers, division M02,
third place

Dennis Daily, division M05, sixth place

Brent Escolta, division M08. fourth place

Jeremy Day, division M08, sixth place

Nicholas Kvasnikoff, division M09,
first place

Larry Bonfiglio, division M11, fourth place

Justin Smith, division M12, fourth place


Bowling doubles:

Kinna Ledger and Kira Steadmon, division F02, second place

Kaylee Alward and Amber Becker, division F03, first place

Cheryl Blair and Tonya McGee, division F03, third place

Shaunti Johnson and Amber Loop, division F06, third place

Donna Glover and Celton Chambers, division M03, fourth place

Dennis Daily and Brent Escolta, division M06, third place

Nicholas Kvasnikoff and Justin Smith, division M08, third place

Larry Bonfiglio and Jeremy Day, division M07, fourth place


Bowling teams:

Homer Girl Power, division F01, second place (Cheryl Blair, Kinna Ledger, Tonya McGee, Kira Steadmon)

Homer Rocky Chicks, division F03, first place (Kaylee Alward, Amber Becker, Shaunti Johnson, Amber Loop)

Homer King’s Ransom, division M03, fourth place (Celton Chambers, Donna Glover, Nicholas Kvasnikoff, Justin Smith)

Homer Roughnecks, division M04, second place (Larry Bonfiglio, Dennis Daily, Jeremy Day, Brent Escolta)


Unified bowling singles

Leatha Williams, division F1, first place

Mark Smallwood, division M1, third place

William “Bill” Williams, division M1, fourth place

Jody Herd, division M2, fifth place


Unified bowling doubles

Jody Herd and Leatha Williams, division M2, second place

Mark Smallwood and William “Bill” Williams, division M3, third place


Unified bowling team

Homer Cats, division M1, fourth place (Jody Herd, Mark Smallwood, Leatha Williams, William “Bill” Williams)