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Joe Difrancesco won a four person, three hole playoff to win the

Cottonwood Hills Golf Course club championship on Sunday.

Difrancesco defeated defending club champ Mark Luce along with Don Moss and Rich Petty in the playoff. All four were tied after 36 holes.

Kim Hartman successfully defended her women's title. Warren Townsend was the seniors champ, and Will Larson was the juniors champ.

Flight winners were: 1st flight Ron Jarrett; 2nd flight Henry Robertson; 3rd flight Burdette Anderson;

4th flight Dave Van Dyken; and 5th flight Curt Dassonville.

The tournament, the fifth club championship ever at Cottonwood Hills, was held Saturday and Sunday.[U+0082]Â

Bozeman United Soccer, which fielded one team this past summer in its initial season of existence, is forming a new league.

There will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Morningside School. Registration will also be taken at the meeting.

All interested teams and/or individuals from U 12 through U 19 are encouraged to attend.

Bozeman United's U 14 boys' team won the state championship this past summer and advanced to the Far West Regionals in Wyoming.[U+0082]Â

The Montana State tennis teams are holding a fundraiser Sunday at 1 p.m. at the MSU outdoor courts next to Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

The Wilson Funny Money Tournament allows players to accumulate "funny money" by completing various tennis drills. The faux cash can then be used to purchase donated prizes.

A $25 donation is needed from anyone wishing to participate and the event is open to all ages and abilities.

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BUTTE Players from Carroll College and Montana Tech took Frontier Conference player of the week honors in football and volleyball, commissioner Ron Kenison announced.

Dan Avansino of Carroll, a senior running back from Reno, Nev., took offensive player honors. The 6 foot 0, 195 pound back scored five touchdowns in Carroll's 56 18 victory over Jamestown. He made 16 rushes for 156 yards, returned three punts for 31 yards and returned a kickoff for 29 yards.

Tom Grimm of Montana Tech was named defensive player for his performance in Tech's 23 21 victory over Chico State. The 6 foot 4, 250 pound senior lineman from Billings had three solo tackles, three assists, 3 1/2 quarterback sacks, one tackle for a loss and three quarterback hurries.

Chellie Van Voast of Tech was named volleyball player of the week for her performance in games last week. The engineering major from Havre, an outside hitter, set a school record for single match digs with 28 against Northwest Nazarene in only three games.[U+0082]Â

Brent Torrenga of Manhattan enters his second season of football at Northwestern College this year.

He plays wide receiver and kick returner. Torrenga led the team in both kick and punt returns last year, and was second in average yards per reception with 12.71.

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The Flying Zamboni's, a Bozeman adult hockey team, defeated the Helena Flyers 8 4 at the Queen City Ice Palace Saturday afternoon.

Greg Baker and Jim Ziemer came up with three goals apiece for the Zamboni's.Helena

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First period Greg Baker (unassisted), Jim Ziemer (Joe Lang, Jay Henderson), Ziemer (Doug Runnion).

Second Period no Bozeman scoring.

Third period Ziemer (unassisted), Baker (unassisted), Henderson (unassisted), Jonathan Frye (Baker), Baker (unassisted).

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Three Montana rodeo athletes have qualified to compete in the Original Coors Rodeo Showdown on October 4 6 at America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Manhattan's Dan Mortenson, three time World Champion and 1993 Rodeo Showdown champion, will compete in saddle bronc riding. Molly Swanson of Sims, the 1995 Rodeo Showdown champion, will participate in barrel racing.

The event is considered the All Star Game of professional rodeo and only eighty top ranked rodeo athletes qualified to compete.

To qualify, points were earned at 60 Original Coors Chute Out Series rodeos held throughout the country. The top ten competitors in each event make it to the Showdown.

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The Ladies' Coors/Lehrkind's Bottling Traveling Club started its 1996 1997 bowling season off at Murph's Lanes in Great Falls last weekend.

Fifteen women bowlers from Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula competed.

Mary Porter of Missoula was tops for the first round of competition, while Kristen Egan of Great Falls dominated the next two rounds.Top finishers 1, Kristen Egan 50.01 Peterson Points, 227.8 average. 2, Mary Porter 44.21, 213.4. 3, Denice Street 41.01, 205.6.

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Becky Burkhamer claimed both the women's high series with a 650 and high game with a 244 in bowling action last week at Country Lanes.

Brian Thomas led the men with a 752 series and a high game of 268.

Here are the high scores from last week's bowling action at Country Lanes:

Men's high games [U+0082]rian Thomas 268 248 236, Terry Kinsman 264 255 204 201, Shawn Vetter 255 246 230 215, Doug McLaughlin 247 215 206, Jeff Wabeke 247 241 226 224 216, Scott Sorenson 245 207, Marlon Sickler 244, Tom Gogal 243 219 203, Kirby Salsbury 236, Jim Lytle 236 222 216 213 204, Gary Gerhardt 234 216 204, Darrell Frank 233, Rob Tanascu 230 213, Arnie Wise 230, Steve Swanson 226, Cliff Karagiosis 226, Jason Wright 224 218, Ron Finkbeiner 222, Brett Flynn 222, Brandon Steele 222, Bill Gunsch 221, 216, Nelson Shawver 217 201, Jim Comer 216 215 204 205, Jeff Toohey 215, Shawn Couch 214, Joe Zeleski 214, Gerald Sanderson 228 214, Pat Kramarick 213 203, Jim Ingersoll 212, Craig Hveen 212 212, Jeff Williams 211 209 205, Dustin Wardell 211, Dick Kleinkoff 211, Ray Carp 210 200, John Borkowski 210 204 201, Dale Snell 209, Greg Jeffery 208 204 200, Mike Frese 206 201, Ivan Martin 206, Glen Kraft 206, Doug VanDyken 206, Steve Williamson 205, Brent Burton 205, Jason Milguen 204, Dave Day 204 200, Rod Kober 201, Jay Gaughon 201, Ed Rogers 201, Ron Zitzow 200, Jeff Stamp 200.

Men's high series Brian Thomas 752, Shawn Vetter 731, Jeff Wabeke 714 600, Jim Lytle 674, Tom Gogal 665, Terry Kinsman 652 548, Jim Comer 635, Jeff Williams 625, Pat Kramarich 617, Rob Tanascu 616, Nelson Shawver 613, Greg Jeffery 612, John Borkowski 609, Marlon Sickler 604, Craig Hveem 602.

Women's high games Becky Burkhamer 244 224, Gloria Gilbert 226, Jennifer Smith 223, Shanna Frietig 215, Denise Wermers 213, Terry McLaughlin 211, Dela Rider 211, Barbara Ellstad 203, Mira McLaughlin 202, Pattie Heckman 202, Cindy Judkins 201.

Women's high series Becky Burkhamer 650, Terry McLaughlin 563, Dela Rider 563, Marilyn Zatski 561, Ferrie Freese 559 516, Rose Waldon 547, Shanna Frietig 539, Jennifer Smith 537, Carol Moore 536, Denise Wermers 530, Mira McLaughlin 529, Gloria Gilbert 529, Pattie Heckman 526, Barbara Ellstad 521, Rene Olden 520 Yvonne Fracchiolla 510, Bea McLaughlin 508, Nancy Gensemer 501.

Senior men's high game Ed Reiser 226.

Senior men's high series Reiser 566.Upcoming events at Country Lanes:

Saturdays Jackpot bowling 7:30 p.m.

Sundays Rent a lane 9:00 a.m. noon.

October 6 7 YABA Fun Days for league sign up.

October 13 Leagues start.

Through October 18 Merit in league qualifications.

October 26 27, November 2 3 Baker doubles tournament.

November 9 10 Big Brothers/Big Sisters fund raiser.

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Monte Baker captured the men's high game with a 257, while Dave Johnston topped the high series with a 632 at The Bozeman Bowl last week.

In women's bowling competition, Deb Wortman came up with the high game and high series, scoring 247 and 609 respectively.

Here are the high scores from last week's bowling at the Bozeman Bowl:

Women's high games Deb Wortman 247, Sharon Harvey 222, Terry Stuart 213, Sharon Harvey 211, Mary Ellen Fitzgerald 210, Karen Zaiko 208, Jan Kim 207, Becky Ellig 204, Ginger Ness 203, Dawn Moore 203, Jo Fetta 203, Lavonne Nielsen 202, Barb Lee 202, Theresa Fellows 200, Gayle Hobaugh 200.

Women's high series Deb Wortman 609, Barb Lee 572, Dawn Moore 558, Ginger Ness 550.

Men's high games Monte Baker 257 200, Nelson Shawver 246, Dave Parson 234 201, Don Smith 234 203, Bud O'Brien 232 201, Steve Johnston 226, Arnie DeHaan 225 208, Gale Thompson 224, Dave Johnston 223 217, Andy Nybo 222, Rod James 221, Bob Thompson 221, Shawn Grossman 221, Chris Chansley 219, Chris Abel 219, Randy Ypma 217, JT Manning 217 201 200, Les Comer 215, Jim Torma 215 207, Ray Dixon 214, Harry Stannebein 214, Don Noyes 214, Cliff Karagiosis 210 210, Billy Hicks 209, Tom Baker 208 203, Lyman Fellows 208 203, Brian Stoner 208 200, Scott Taylor 208, Loren Martin 207, Scott Sorenson 206, Joe Rundlett 206, Stew Cook 204, Everett Egbert 203, Mel Matson 203, Dennis Pinczes 202, Craig Fitzkee 202, Dan Gates 201, Bob Davis 201, Mike Olson 201, Russ Penkal 201, Jim Loy 200, Roger Berna 200,

Men's high series Dave Johnston 632, Monte Baker 627, Nelson Shawver 625, Don Smith 618, Dave Parsons 615, Jim Torma 214, Bud O'Brien 608, Tom Baker 606, Andy Nybo 602, Gale Thompson 601.

Senior men's high game Arnie Wise 238, Cliff Farrington 220, Den McAfee 203, Earl Stermitz 202.

Senior men's high series Arnie Wise 614, Cliff Farrington 559, Ken McAffee 545, Bob Ward 539, Ivan Martin 533.

Upcoming events at The Bozeman Bowl:

Sundays Rent a lane 9:00 a.m. noon.

Mondays Rock n bowl 10:00 p.m. midnight

Saturdays monte carlo at 6:45.

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MISSOULA Montana State's Monica Moran shot an even par 73 at the Montana Invitational Golf Tournament at the Missoula Country Club. The score was the best round by an MSU player this season.

After the second round, Moran leads with a combined score of 151 helping her MSU team hold onto first place.

Jen McGregor stands in seventh place with a 159 and Paula Nelson hangs onto tenth with a 162.

The final round of the tournament will be played today.

Team standings MSU 635, Eastern Washington 644, Montana 658, Gonzaga 666.

1, Monica Moran 73 78 151. 7, Jen McGregor 81 78 159. 10, Paula Nelson 84 78 162. 11, Melanie Wasmann 80 84 164. 16 (tie), Kylie Peterson 83 88 17. ,unat., Robyn Bramlette 90 96 186, Jenny Wankel 94 97 191.

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