GWINN - Bruce Hewitt, Dave Saari and Shawn Connors each made table runs for wins during Week 9 of the NCMPL men's pool league in Gwinn.
Cascade Inn had the week's biggest win, 14-1 over Throttle 2. In other matches, Cascade Inn 3 hammered Sturgis Saloon, 13-2; Cascade Inn 2 upset Happy Hour 2, 11-4; Jack's 3 doubled up American Legion 2, 10-5; and Sturgis Saloon 2 got by Happy Hour, 9-6.
Narrow 8-7 victories were turned in by Jack's 2 over Up North Lodge, Cross Roads over American Legion, The Throttle over Gwinn Inn and Jack's over VFW.
During Week 7 on Oct. 30, Aaron Lerlie had an eight-ball break to lead Jack's 3 to a 17-7 victory over Venice.
In addition, Tony Norem of Jack's 2 and David "Red" Nault of Wonder Bar had table runs, as did Paul Richards of Jack's 1 the previous week.
In other matches, Hickey's 2 got its first win of the season in a 15-9 decision over Tilden Club; Hickey's 1 tripled past Rumorz 2, 18-6; Riverside dropped Wonder Bar, 15-9; Rumorz 1 tripped Paradise, 14-10; Jack's 2 blew past Wayside, 20-4; and Rumorz 3 thrashed Rainbow, 18-6.
On Oct. 29, American Legion extended its season lead with a 15-1 crushing of Rumorz, while runner-up Jack's III fell to Hickey's I, 11-5.
In other matches, Paradise upended Venice, 11-5; Wonder Bar dumped Jack's I, 11-5; and Rainbow eased past Hickey's II, 10-6.
In recent action, Pasquali's I took over first place with a 24-0 whitewashing of Rookies, while former leader Pasquali's II drove past Hard Rock, 15-9. In other matches, Cascade II edged Pasquali's III, 13-11; Eagles zipped VFW, 19-5; and Cascade I held off Pasquali's IV, 17-7.
Gwinn Women's Pool
In week 8 play, the Rowdies smacked Richmond, 11-4; Throttle I bashed the HideAway Tribe, 13-2; Sturgis thumped Happy Hour II, 11-4; and Happy Hour I defeated Gwinn Inn, 9-6.
Also, Throttle II downed Cascade, 9-6; VFW edged the Jokers, 8-7; and the American Girls beat Up North Lodge, 9-6.