Howard "Pete" Peterson, Columnist
Jeremiah Howsare is the latest bowler to roll a perfect game this season scoring 674/300 at White Oak Lanes.
The top-scoring bowler in the area for the week was Wilson’s Bob Greene bowling 771/267. Rodney Kesner was next rolling 754/275. Greene also bowled a 289 game and 742 set. Martin Quinn scored a 286 game in his 701 set.
Derek Yates led White Oaks scoring for the week rolling 734/278. Chad Gable was next bowling 695/255.
At The Bowler, Curt Mullenax was highest rolling 724/258. Paul Pryor was next rolling 720/277 and Buck Lease followed scoring 719/267.
At Sherwood Lanes, Kim Jackson’s 710/287 was the top score followed by butch Young’s 675/235.
Bryan Jose in the Men’s Civic League posted Rainbow’s high of 706/267. Todd Simpson was next high rolling 698/240.
In the PBA Experience League at White Oaks Mike Sipple was highest rolling 636/237. Chad Gable and Butch Young were next scoring 635/246 and 633/237, respectively.
Crystal Uhl was the area’s top lady bowler for the week scoring 637/230 at The Bowler. Vivian Helsley was next at that center rolling 632/227.
Sandy Smith was Wilson’s top lady bowling 583/257. Pat Gwizdale was next high scoring 564/214.
Jessica Patch’s 573/201 was the ladies high at White Oaks. Betty Gable followed scoring 566/212.
Bernice Tichnell held the week’s high for the Rainbow ladies rolling 560/227. Monica Fortino followed scoring 539/195.
Senior, Bill Fairgrieve was highest for the week at The Bowler scoring 593/229. Karen Rexrode bowled 491/189. The high senior at White Oaks was Jim Edmands who bowled 556/194. Betty Richards rolled 471/172.
Danny Walch was the area’s top youth bowler for the week scoring 673/244 at The Bowler. Kasey Sullivan rolled 654/222. At White Oaks, Tanner Smith was highest rolling 667/256. Billie J. Weems scored 520/187. Youth, Ethan Dunkinson bowled 539/221 at Sherwood and Michael Bane rolled 472/184 at Rainbow Lanes.
I have watched many bowling matches over the years and as many of my readers know, several matches each week are won or lost by five pins or less. Then WHY do bowlers continue to try to make those impossible spares? The Big Four come to mind as well as the four-six, the eight-ten and seven-nine. Others should also be included in the list: the 4-7-10 and the 6-7-10. During a match the accumulation of those misses can easily mean the difference between winning and losing the match. Be a team player and skip the heroics. Good luck bowling and have fun striking out!
Howard “Pete” Peterson covers bowling for the Cumberland Times-News. Write to email@example.com.