Pin Slashers' third-place finish leads strong effort by York-Adams bowlers in state event


Bowlers from York and Adams counties turned in some impressive performances recently at the Pennsylvania United States Bowling Congress Open Championship held over 10 weekends in Wilkes-Barre.

Adam Mobley

The tournament attracted 4,332 individual bowlers, 2,297 doubles teams and 977 5-man teams.

In the scratch team category, the Pin Slashers, comprised of Adam Mobley, Adam Baer, Josh Coleman, Mike Spangler and Cody Shoemaker, placed third with a score of 3,411, 170 pins behind the first-place team.

Adam Baer

The Bowler Maxx team of Terry Miller, Greg Bruff, Andy Carson, Andrew Hurst and Ryan Apple finished 15th, while the Pips Maxx 1 team of Paul Wolfram, Eric Smith, Dan Borne, Cody Shoemaker and Josh Coleman garnered 18th place.

In the handicap team event, the Edgewood No. 5 team of Dean Cool Sr., Dean Cool Jr., Wanita Cool, Frank Imler and Danny Haines took fourth place with a 3,448 score, 133 pins out of first place.

Ryan Beatty  and Nick Bell teamed up to take eighth place in handicap doubles, while Jimmy Plessinger and Ken Pugh grabbed ninth place. Brandi Null and Thomas Toti captured 11th place.

Josh Coleman

Plessinger and Pugh earned second place in scratch singles, finishing 27 pins behind the front-runners. Adam Baer and Paul Wolfram checked in at 14th.

Wolfram added a 10th-place finish in scratch singles to give him three top-20 finishes in the state tournament.

In handicap all-events division, Nick Bell placed eighth. In scratch all-events, Andy Carson took seventh, while Eric Smith earned 11th place.

All results of the state tournament can be found at

Reach Barry Sparks at

Mike Spangler
Cody Shoemaker