For the past 45 years, at least one night a week from September through March has been devoted to bowling for Ursula Hogenson.
Her teams have won a number of league championships, she's had her share of high games and series, and she even won a doubles title in the Winona Women's Bowling Association City Tournament.
Saturday night, Hogenson added one more accomplishment to her a long and successful bowling career as the 2008 inductee into the Winona USBC Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Hogenson's bowling career started in 1961, and a few years later she won her first team championship in the Coffee League at Westgate Bowl. That was just of sign of things to come. She bowled in the Guys & Dolls League at Westgate from 1975 through 1992 and won seven league titles there. Hogenson has also bowled in the Alley Gaters League at Westgate since the 1983-84 season and her teams have captured the trophy for league champion eight times.
In 1980, Hogenson teamed with Sue Plachecki to win the Division 1 scratch doubles title in the WWBA City Tournament. Four years later, she won the WWBA high game charm bracelet with a 278 game. She was a member of the 2000 Division 1 team scratch champion in the city tournament.
Hogenson rolled her first career 600 series with a 638 in 1982. Her best honor count was a 654, which came on March 11, 1990.
She has also been a very active member of the WWBA. She was a director from 1984-88 and was a delegate to the state convention in 1995 and '96. Hogenson also served on the trophy committee in the 1991-92 season.
She was both president and vice president in both the Keglerette League and Alley Gaters League at Westgate.
A member of Winona's 600 Club, Hogenson has bowled in many state tournaments and also took part in the national tournament three times. She also competed in a traveling league for 10 years.
Bowlers who signed up for the Geoff Gardner Memorial Bowling Tournament are reminded to be at Westgate Bowl at 12:30 p.m. on March 1 to register and to draw for lanes. The event starts at 1 p.m.
Two of Winona's top women bowlers both added another 700 series to their fine seasons this week.
Monday night, Mandi Steffes turned in her fifth 700 with a 705 in the Pin Topplers League at Westgate Bowl. Two nights later in the Sunsetters League at Westgate, Keri Prigge rifled a 720 series for her fifth score of 700 or better this year.
Krystal Dorman's streak of honor counts ended Saturday night in the Mixed Nuts League at Winona Bowl, but she was back at it Monday in the Spinners League with a 675 series.
Julie Moldenhauer fired a 666 honor count Monday in the Alley Gaters League at Westgate, and Maggie Glenn tossed a 278 game and 657 series in the Sunsetters League. Diane Marley added a 650 in the Lamplighter League at Winona Bowl, along with a 624 in the Mixed Nuts League.
Also breaking the 600 mark for the women were Kassi Kluzik (625), Bev Porter (624), Jenny Glowczewski (621), Kim Kubis (617), Angie Booher (607), Lisa Pietkauskis (607), Christine Szulczewski (607) and Keri Wegman (604).
Veteran Dave Rinn paced the men with a 757 series in the American League at Westgate. It was Rinn's second 700 in as many weeks. Ryan Bell also hit it big last week with a season-high 751 in the Masters League at Westgate.
Rounding out the men's honor counts were Tyler Brown (742), Kyle Malewicki (732), John Glowczewski (734), Dale Bartelson (729), Scott Schultz (729), Tom Donnelly (726), Jeff Smelser (726), Erik Kanz (718), Matt Wise (714), Gary Kluzik (714), Mike Rose (713), Jeff Fakler (710), Brian Fakler (707) and Tim Pozanc (703).