Cumberland Times-News

Howard Peterson - Bowling

September 30, 2010

Greene’s second perfect game again leads area bowlers

— Wilson’s Bob Greene scored another perfect game along with an 815 set to top the list of high scores in the local area for the week. Greene also rolled a 792/268 during the week followed by Dave Greene scoring 690/246.

Rodney Helsley bowled 777/264 for the week’s high score at The Bowler. Buck Lease was next high rolling 763/279. Ron Fatkin was a pin back of Lease posting 762/259. Gary Edwards rolled a big 299 game in his 725 set.

At Rainbow Lanes, C. P. Sines was the leader scoring 713/263. Tim Chapman was next high rolling 703/254.

Sherwood Lanes’ list has Ralph Knieriem at the top bowling 704/246. Derek Yates was next scoring 666/258.

Dawn House was the area’s top lady bowler for the week scoring a big 277 game and 640 set. Donna Willison in the Harmony League was next for the ladies rolling 583/220.

Janet Bucklew bowled 614/254 at Rainbow for the ladies’ high for the week. Monica Fortino was next high rolling 556/210.

Julie Greene led the lady bowlers at Wilson Lanes scoring 549/203. Inella Zirk followed rolling 516/183.

Alice Monahan bowled 539/187 for the top lady at Sherwood Lanes. Gina Hamm was next rolling 490/197.

Ray Foster was the area’s top senior bowler for the week scoring 685/236 at The Bowler. Jack Klosterman was next scoring 614/217 also at The Bowler.

Dylan Pepper bowled 659/242 at Wilson Lanes and was the area’s top youth bowler for the week. Ryan Diehl’s 588/208 was highest for The Bowler youth. Josh Myers bowled 510/172 at Rainbow Lanes.

Bowling is still the best value in participation sports. The additional value comes from the adaptability of the sport to be enjoyed by people of all ages and gender groups. The skill level is also varied so that leagues are formed with tailored rules to suit the participants. The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the major league in bowling and the PBA Experience leagues give bowlers the more challenging lane conditions that the pros encounter.

An additional value of the sport is the social aspect where you get away from the normal day-to-day problems and relax a bit with your bowling friends.

As a coach of the sport for several years, I often wonder why the membership of sanctioned leagues keeps falling year after year. I guess a couple reasons may be that it doesn’t have Olympic status and it does not have large TV appeal.

All bowlers need to help in promoting the sport. Talk to your friends (who are not bowlers) and try to get them interested. Support the youth leagues and especially the high school bowling programs. I certainly want to see the younger generation have the same opportunity to enjoy the sport that I currently have.

Good luck bowling and have fun striking out!

Howard “Pete” Peterson covers bowling for the Cumberland Times-News. You can reach him at petesbowling@

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