Cumberland Times-News

March 17, 2012

Lucien Paxton near perfect

Howard "Pete" Peterson, Columnist
Cumberland Times-News

— Rainbow’s Lucien Paxton rolled a near perfect game scoring 695/299 in Tuesday’s Mixed League. He also bowled a 727/247 in the Men’s Civic League.

The area’s top bowler for the week was Rafael Clifford who posted 792/279. Clifford’s average is 178 and he missed an 800 set by only eight pins. Next high at White Oaks was Jack Hendershot’s 730/267.

Sinclair Dudley and Randy Likens were the top bowlers at Rainbow for the week scoring 772/279 and 747/258, respectively.

Tim Yutzy rolled 739/296 for the week’s high at The Bowler. Dave Yates followed scoring 725/268.

Bob Greene’s 727/256 was Wilson’s weekly high followed by Bill Kyle’s 676/247.

Gary Monahan bowled 688/256 for Sherwood’s high. John Kinnie’s 656/266 was next.

In the PBA Experience League at White Oaks, Don Parsons was highest rolling 675/256. Mike Sipple and Lou Spataro were next high. Sipple scored 641/222 and Spataro rolled 633/224.

Crystal Uhl was the area’s top lady bowler for the week scoring 650/226 at The Bowler. Michele Hitchins was next rolling 570/222.

Julie Greene’s 647/225 was the ladies high at Wilson Lanes. Barbara Cox was next rolling 560/227.

Katie Pownell and Dee Self were the week’s top ladies at Rainbow. Pownell bowled 576/216 and Self was a pin back rolling 575/235.

Stephanie Hawley was White Oak’s top lady rolling 555/213. Michele Hitchins was next scoring 537/203.

Wendy Atkinson bowled 526/194 at Sherwood Lanes.

Seniors Stan Teets rolled 567/224 at The Bowler and Loretta Stickley bowled 547/199 at White Oaks.

Matthew Clark was the area’s top youth bowler for the week scoring 655/243 at The Bowler. Daylynn Andrews rolled 628/231 at White Oaks. Jeff Hixenbaugh bowled 569/193 at Wilsons and Michael Bane scored 566/196 at Rainbow Lanes.

The extremely nice weather that I’m sure we all like hasn’t helped my bowling average. I think about playing golf, hiking, hunting and other outdoor sports, a reverse “cabin fever” feeling. At least that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Make the best of the rest of this bowling season. Practice making spares especially those single pin seven and ten pins. The best way is to throw a straight ball for spares (single and double pins).

Good luck bowling and have fun striking out!

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