Ticknor-led ‘Triple Trouble’ tenpin bowlers win league’s 1st quarter

MIDDLETOWN, Del. — Ten-year-old Abigail Ticknor of Millington bowled a lifetime-best 444 series Oct. 21 to help give her team sole possession of first-place in the team standings in the Minors Division of the Mid-County Youth League.

The 444 series also stands as the top series for any bowler in the Minors Division this season.

Ticknor bowled a 129 in the first game, a 145 in the second and a 170 (her second-best-ever game in league play) in the third game as her team “Triple Trouble” won all three games and took the fourth point for overall series scoring.

“Triple Trouble” is alone atop the standings.

The winners of each quarter of the season advance to the league’s championship roll-off in the spring. 

In Ticknor’s third game, she left just five pins standing — one each in the fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth frames, and one on her third ball in the 10th frame after picking up a spare.

Her previous high league series was a 376.

The Mid-County Youth League season runs from September to April and consists of three divisions: a bumpers PeeWee Division for young beginners, Minors (typically through age 13) and Majors (typically ages 14 to 18).

Team games are scored with handicaps based on the bowlers’ averages with one point awarded to the winning team for each game and an additional point awarded to the team that wins the overall total for the series.

“Triple Trouble” on Oct. 28 clinched the first quarter with a total of 23 points won and 9 points lost for the quarter.

Ticknor and her teammates have secured one of the four spots in the championship rolloff at the end of the season.  

On Nov. 4, Ticknor rolled a 399 series — her second-best ever — to raise her average to 117.19. She leads all girls in the Minors Division.


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