The Richmond Register

October 8, 2012

BOWLING: Hickam flirts with 300 again

By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist

RICHMOND — John Hickam continued his flirtation with a perfect game with a 290 score in the Galaxy Classic League last Monday.

Hickam opened the second game in his series with a spare followed by 11 strikes.

Hickam has rolled games of 289, 299 and 290 during a 10-day period.

Hickam also rolled his fourth 700 series of the season with an even 700 score.

Aaron Rose bowled the top series of the week at 711. This was the second 700 series of the young season for Rose.

Regina Barton led the women at Galaxy again with a game of 246 and series of 664 — nearly equaling the season-best scores of 247 and 669 which she had rolled the previous week.

Barton is the only woman with a 300 game to her credit in Galaxy leagues. Her perfect game was bowled in the Galaxy Classic League on Feb. 26, 2007.

League Highlights

Galaxy Classic

John Hickam and Regina Barton led the men and women in this league again last week with the outstanding scores noted at the top of this column.

Aaron Rose (711) and Hickam (700) rolled the best series scores for the night.

The second-best men’s game was 249 by Tyler Morgan, while the second-best women’s scores were a 179 game and 504 series by Beverly Shearer and a 179 game and 501 series by Andi Daly.

Bowlers who rolled a 600 series were Morgan (664), Mike E. Bryant (643), Bruce Watson (638), Lewis Jones Jr. (631), Barry Miller (619), Joe Reichel (614), Scott Kaylor (613), Gary Cromer (611), Spider Weaver (602) and Paul Dapkus (601).

The names and best scores of the 26 persons who bowled one or more of the 42 200-level games at this session are included with the week’s top scores at the end of this column.

Galaxy Girls

The top games in this league last Tuesday were 193 by Narita Rose and 191 by Beverly Aleshire, while the best series scores were 505 by Brenda Marcum and 504 by Shella Cobb.

Women who converted splits included Rita Roberts (2-7), Betty Lou Masters (3-10), Mary Marcum (7-9), Bridget Settles (4-5) and Linda Bowles (4-7-10).


Doris Gish led this league last Tuesday with 182 game and 503 series. Linda Bowles bowled the second-best game (172) and Bridget Settles the second-best series (452).

Billie Moberly, Janell Williams and Barbara Hendren each converted a 5-10 split, while a 3-10 split was picked up by both Betty Morris and Margie Isaacs.

Early Birds

The top games in this league last Wednesday morning were 218 by Genny Bryant and 211 by Gail Campbell.

Campbell (548), Beverly Shearer (543) and Bryant (510) rolled the best series scores for the day.

Splits were converted by Beverly Brassfield (2-10) and Joyce Kearns (5-6-10 and 6-7-10).

Wednesday Wonders

Tyler Morgan led this league last week with a 276 game and 681 series.

Lewis Jones Jr. and David Norman tied for the second-best game (256), and Jones Jr. rolled the second-best series (658).

David Kendrick bowled a 622 series.

Miranda Reffitt led the league’s ladies with a 203 game and 547 series, followed by LuAnn Bryant at 193 and 507.

Splits were converted by Pat Holtzclaw (3-7-10) and Kymmi Bowles 6-7-10).

Friday Night Mixed

Neil Haggard (263) and Glenn Masters (244) bowled the top games in this league last week, while the best series scores were 663 by Masters and 624 by Mark Rogers.

Miranda Reffitt led the women in the league with a 194 game and 530 series, followed by Lisa Ball at 158 and 420.


Ollie Gasser led the male members of the league with a 225 game and 575 series last week, followed by Michael Wood at 201 and 539.

The league’s women were led by Sandy Reynolds with a 214 game and 523 series. Margaret Tilsley rolled the second-best women’s game (180) and series (482).

Substitute Randy Burgess Sr. bowled a 245 game and 656 series.

Al McKnight converted a 3-10 split. Tib Congleton, Sue Hegelmeyer and Margaret Tilsley each picked up a 5-7 split.

Cash Money

Mike Aldrich and substitute Pete Stamper each rolled a 201 game to lead this league last Monday.

Aldrich (569) and Ronnie Norris Sr. (546) bowled the top series scores for the night.

Lanette Rosales led the women in the league with a 161 game and 403 series. The second-best game was 157 by Beth Voorhees, while the second-best women’s series was 393 by Debra Robertson.

Bad Bowlers No-Tap

Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.

Kyle Shultz led this league last Tuesday with a 279 game and 656 series, followed by David Robinson at 236 and 654. Ed Maggard bowled a 611 series.

Pat Taulbee (219) and Tina Hisle (214) rolled the top women’s games for the night, while the best women’s series were 555 by Hisle and 523 by April Brumfield.

State bowling tournaments

The seventh annual Kentucky Women’s State Tournament will be held in Paducah on Oct. 26 through 28 and Nov. 3 and 4. The deadline for entering this tourney is Oct. 13.

The 57th annual Kentucky State Bowling Association Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 3-4, Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18 in Louisville. Entries for this affair close on Oct. 31.

Entry forms for both tournaments are available at the Galaxy Center.

Is this the “new math”?

The Big 10 Football Conference now includes 12 teams, the Big 12 Conference currently has 10 members and the Atlantic 10 basketball conference includes 16 teams.

How does an elementary school teacher explain this to her students?

Teaching geography is also problematic as the Atlantic 10 Conference includes four schools which are located far from the Atlantic Ocean — Xavier and Dayton in Ohio, Butler in Indiana and St. Louis in Missouri.

Also, the Southeastern Conference now has three members from west of the Mississippi River — Arkansas, Missouri and Texas A&M.

Last Week’s Top Scores

Men’s Games

John Hickam    290

Tyler Morgan    276

Neil Haggard    263

Lewis Jones Jr.    256

David Norman    256

Aaron Rose    248

Randy Burgess Sr.    245

Glenn Masters    244

Gary Cromer    244

David Kendrick    243

Scott Kaylor    237

Paul Dapkus    235

Peanut Johnson    234

Ronnie Hurd    234

Joe Reichel    233

Mike E. Bryant    232

Mark Rogers    226

Ollie Gasser    225

Chris Walker    224

Gary Holtzclaw    223

Bruce Watson    222

Robbie Richmond    221

Cody Dapkus    218

Lewis Jones Sr.    214

Ray White    213

Joe Bailey    213

Bill Bowles    212

Barry Miller    212

Joe Sageser    212

Spider Weaver    211

Patrick Wells    210

Ronald Richmond    209

Keith Nash    206

Matt Joyce    205

Bobby Abrams    204

Terry Jackson    203

Shawn Barton    203

Mark Daly    201

Michael Wood    201

Mike Aldrich    201

Women’s Games

Regina Barton    246

Sandy Reynolds    214

Miranda Reffitt    203

LuAnn Bryant    193

Narita Rose    193

Beverly Aleshire    191

Brenda Marcum    190

Shella Cobb    190

Amy Barker    187

Beverly Shearer    183

Doris Gish    182

Charlotte Hackworth    182

Karen Hendrix    182

Margaret Tilsley    180