Cumberland Times-News

Howard Peterson - Bowling

April 2, 2010

Chad Gable’s 763 leads area

— Chad Gable bowled 763/279 at White Oaks to lead local area bowlers for the week. Joe Mullenax was next high, rolling 740/258. James Altobello also had a big count, scoring a 287 game and 737 set.

Ron Fatkin’s 749/259 was the top score for the week at The Bowler. Troy Smith was next, rolling 720/279.

Rodney Helsley bowled a big 290 game and a 738 set for the high at Wilson Lanes. Craig Davis was next high, scoring 727/278.

Adam Braithwaite and Bobby Lannon were the scoring leaders at Rainbow Lanes. Braithwaite rolled 714/244 and Lannon scored 696/268.

Sherwood’s Joe Pope bowled 688/280 for that center’s high for the week. Ralph Knieriem was next, rolling 682/246.

In the PBA Experience League at White Oaks, Andy Alt had the hot hand, scoring 714/264. Bobby Benton and Mike Brobst followed, bowling 697/264 and 670/238 respectively.

Julie Greene was the area’s top lady bowler for the week, scoring 636/226 at Wilson Lanes. Pat Gwizdale followed, rolling 584/231.

Alice Monahan bowled 627/225 at Sherwood Lanes, followed by Amy Rowe’s 503/207.

Dawn House was the top lady at The Bowler, scoring 625/244. Vicki Coughlin was next, rolling 615/252.

Michele Hitchens’ 598/217 was highest of the White Oak ladies. Autumn Gable was next high, bowling 572/215.

Lou Dille’s 536/246 was the ladies’ high at Rainbow Lanes. Jamie Burdock was next, rolling 527/195.

Don Bower was the area’s top senior, scoring 667/265 at The Bowler. Senior, Brad Deter rolled 583/216 at White Oak Lanes.

Tanner Smith’s 650/234 at White Oaks was the week’s top youth score. Charles Abernathy rolled 637/247 at Rainbow Lanes and Danny Walch scored 612/245 at Sherwood. Matt Riley rolled 605/221 at The Bowler.

In last week’s column I missed a couple of 300s that were scored so far this season. Joe Shoemaker rolled 691/300 at Rainbow in late October and John Rowe bowled a 300 game at Sherwood Lanes on October 6. There are also some from Berkeley Springs and possibly Par-Matt, but have not received scoring from them for some time.

Good luck bowling and have fun striking out!

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