Fuchs and Czech inducted into MCBA’s Hall of Fame

By Joyce Moran

Larry Fuchs and Joe Czech were recently inducted into the Morrison County Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame.While both were recognized for their great bowling careers, they were also honored for their work in helping younger bowlers get started.

Fuchs’ love for bowling started in 1982 while he was working in Fairbanks, AK. His career with the Morrison County Men’s League started in 1991 when he moved back to Minnesota. He has served as the secretary for the Friday Night Mixed League for two years and as the secretary for the Wednesday Night League for one year. His highest four-game series was 267, 269, 268 and 210. He bowled his first 300 game this year. Still, he said, his biggest joy in bowling has come from teaching younger bowlers to have fun.

Oh his service as a teacher, Czech said, “What I am most proud of as my contribution to the sport is my role as a teacher and coach. I remember what it was like to be a first-year bowler, and guys like Jerry Peterschick, Jerry Fuchs, Jeff Smith and others helped me. Helping someone get their first strike is every bit as satisfying as rolling a 300. I try to teach enjoyment of the sport as much as the mechanics and how to roll the ball well.”

Presented trophies by the MCBA for their 300 games were Craig Fortmann, Larry Fuchs, Scott Zwilling, Doug Schmidt and Mark Meyer. Winning the high series trophy was Al Vavarek who had a series totaling 762. Joe Bachan II took home the high average trophey with a 215.

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