Strickler wins third annual Hap Heiser Bowling Tournament at Luray Lanes

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December 6, 1962 — The third annual “Hap” Heiser Handicap Bowling Tournament held last week at the Luray Bowling Lanes, was won by Leo Strickler Jr. of Luray, who had a score of 723 to take first prize of $125. Strickler is the first local bowler to win this classic.

Finishing second in this year’s tournament was Ike McDonald of Martinsburg, W.Va., with a score of 716. His prize was $65.

This tournament was named after the sportswriter of the Page News and Courier in December of 1960 by Leo L. Strickler Sr., one of the greatest all-around athletes ever developed in Luray and it is interesting to note that his son has the honor of becoming the first local pinman to win it.

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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