Steinbugl, Osterhout, Bradley win BOY titles

Two newcomers and one repeat performer highlighted the annual Altoona Mirror Senior Bowler of the Year Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at the Bavarian Aid Society’s Frank Gerhart Lanes.

Women’s champion Margo Osterhout and men’s kingpin Doug Bradley captured titles for the first time while Bob Steinbugl repeated as the men’s 70-and-over champ.

Steinbugl, one of the area’s premier bowlers for several years, put together a consistent three-game set of 227, 240 and 224 for a 691 total to top the 70-and-over field of 24 bowlers.

When asked how many times he’s won BOY honors, Steinbugl replied, “a good many.”

Now 71 years old, Steinbugl also won a Senior title last year at Pleasant Valley.

The multiple winner has a series high of 816 as well as two dozen 300 games. Steinbugl, who retired from Butterick, has been bowling for 44 years.

“It was a pretty good day,” Steinbugl said of Wednesday’s 691 series. “I definitely still enjoy [bowling]. It’s something to do.”

Bradley and Osterhout enjoyed Wednesday’s success as well.

“It was my first time and I guess I got lucky,” said men’s champion Doug Bradley, who posted a 713 series to edge out a couple other 700 series performers – Greg Dempsie [710] and Gary Deem [706].

“It wasn’t easy,” Bradley noted.

Bradley’s middle game of 255, coupled with games of 237 and 221, gave him the title in the 20-man field.

Dempsie opened with a 227 and followed with games of 247 and 236 for a 710 while Deem started with a 135 and finished with a 266. However, Deem’s middle game of 205 kept the title from him.

“I started bowling when I was 14, but quit for about 30 years,” Bradley said. “I got back into it when I moved to Altoona.”

Bradley, who is 70, and boasts a series high of 722, said he moved to Altoona from Dearborn, Mich. about five years ago because his daughter lives here.

He retired as a teacher in Detroit schools after 26 years.

This also was Osterhout’s first year in the Senior tourney and she made it a memorable one with a winning 524 series that included games of 187, 178 and 159.

“This is my first time [as champion] and I’m happy,” said Osterhout, a 65-year-old mother of two from Altoona. “I’ve been bowling since I was 12 years old.”

Osterhout, who retired from Home Land Security, lists a 656 as her all-time best series.

Vickie Snyder was the women’s runnerup with a 517 set that included games of 169, 178 and 170. Osterhout’s opening game of 187 was the difference as Snyder couldn’t make up the early 18-pin deficit.

Fifteen women competed in the event.

BOY Results


Winner: Doug Bradley 713

Runnerup: Greg Dempsie 710


Winner: Bob Steinbugl 691

Runnerup: Paul Yon 680


Winner: Margo Osterhout 524

Runnerup: Vickie Snyder 517


Doug Bradley 713, Gerg Dempsie 710, Gary Deem 706, Mike Anderson 660, Larry Rupp 659, Tom Mash 640, Carl Prugar 628, John Frederick 622, Steve Ferrone 621, Jim Matt 617, Don Butch 608, Don Estep 586, John Shuma 570, Daryl Johnson 561, Ed Quarello 551, Rick Buchanan 538, Dan Hayes 529, Ed Noye 524, Larry Definbaugh 520, Jim Snyder Jr. 468


Bob Steinbugl 691, Paul Yon 680, John DeGennaro 640, Jim Lightner 632, Bob Moyer 625, Jim Nail 626, Ken Gilley 622, Frank Servello 621, Frank Trenger 613, Gene Beard 610, Barry Yeingst 610, Bob Helsley 596, Vic Ianniello 595, Al Servello 587, Jerry Freeman 577, John Replogle 575, Don Betke 561, Myrle Poorman 556, Bill Lenz 554, Mackey Garner 543, Dave Troxell 529, Dick Despoy 499, Bill Birely 498,


Margo Osterhout 524, Vickie Snyder 517, Pat Conrad 508, Jean Kelly 508, Ellie Vandevander 508,Janice Drake 492, Doris Buchanan 487, Lisa Rhoa 483, Lois Steinbugl 479, Marge Harker 477, Nancy Irvin 448, Carol Replogle 434, Jane Black 424,Bonnie Baumgardener 391, Carol Stambaugh 387