Marquette County Bowling Hall of Fame induction on Sunday

Steve Brownlee

Four area bowlers will be inducted into the Marquette County Bowling Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon in Ishpeming.

Festivities kick off at 2 p.m. at River Rock Lanes, located just west of Blimpie’s Subs, just down the turnoff for McDonald’s along U.S. 41.

There’s no charge and finger foods and a cake will be served in the banquet hall where the event begins.

After a fairly short program, including a reading of the plaque inscriptions, everyone will move out to the lanes for the unveiling of the plaques in the bowling area.

This will be the third annual induction. This year’s inductees are the late Everett Senobe and living enshrinees Mary Ann Mitchell, Patsy Ross and Jim “Roxy” Lawson.

Around a hundred people have attended each of the first two events, and all are invited to come out and celebrate these bowlers and the sport in general in our area.

After the unveiling behind lanes 13 to 16, those attending are invited back to the banquet hall for a chance to socialize with people you may not have seen in years.

For those who can’t make it on Sunday, I just noticed the PBA has returned to ESPN at that same time.

I caught the last half-hour of the U.S. vs. the World two-game Baker match on Sunday. I won’t give away who won, in case you catch a repeat of the show on one of the many ESPN channels on online, though I can safely say it was entertaining.

This Sunday’s show lasts two hours beginning at 1 p.m. with back-to-back shows of the PBA Chameleon Championship and Shark Championship, two of the types of oil patterns used during the tour’s fall World Series of Bowling.

These shows continue at 1 p.m. for three more Sundays after that, which includes two hours on Christmas Eve and one hour each on New Year’s Eve and Jan. 7.

They pick up again for all four Sundays in February, each at 1 p.m. except Feb. 4 — Super Bowl Sunday — when the Chris Paul Celebrity Invitational doesn’t start till 2 p.m.

With a break for college basketball’s March Madness, bowling returns at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, then back to 1 p.m. on Sundays from April 15 to May 13.

Live shows will be Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25 and April 15.

CBS Sports will also televise bowling, but their schedule doesn’t begin until late April. More on that in the future.

Steve Brownlee can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 252. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.