By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
Ron Gugel bowled the first 300 game of the 2012-13 season at Galaxy in the Galaxy Classic League last Monday. He added games of 204 and 235 for a 739 series.
Oddly enough, Gugel also bowled the first 300 game at Galaxy last season with his career-first perfect game in the Friday Night Mixed League on Sept. 2, 2011.
Ron is the third generation member of his family to bowl a perfect game as his father and grandfather also have a 300 game on their resumes.
Gugel’s 300 game was not the only outstanding performance at Galaxy last week.
Brandon Lutes rolled the highest series for the season at Galaxy with a 790 score in the Galaxy Classic League. Lutes’ series included the second-best game for the week at 286.
Miranda Reffitt set a new high for a women’s game at Galaxy this season with a 263 score in the Wednesday Wonders League. Reffitt also rolled the high women’s series for the week at 654.
As noted at the top of the column, new season highs for game and series at Galaxy were set in this league last week by Ron Gugel and Brandon Lutes, respectively.
Twelve league members rolled a 600 series led by Bill Bowles (690), Mike E. Bryant (662), Ron Roberts (635) and John Hickam (623).
Others who reached this level were Patrick Wells (617), Glenn Masters (613), Cody Daly (613), David Norman (612), Aaron Rose (608), Mike Huser (608), Joe Reichel (604), Barry Miller (603) and substitutes Jeff Napier (670), Daniel Benge (661) and Brandon Simpson (639).
There were 53 200-level game bowled by 33 individuals in this league last Monday. The names of these individuals and their best scores are included in the list of top scores at the end of this column.
The top two games in this league last week were 201 by Mary Marcum and 186 by Donna Haney, while the highest series scores were 526 by Haney and 510 by Narita Rose.
Splits were converted by Faye Willis (2-7), Felty (3-10), Teresa Wilson (7-9), Sherry Ernst (5-6-10), Brenda Williams (9-10 and 5-6) and Brenda Marcum (3-7 and 3-10).
Connie Bowlin and Marietta McBride led this league last week. Bowlin bowled the top game (200) and second-best series (480), while McBride rolled the top series (506) and second-best game (186).
Splits were converted by Tina Hunter (3-10), Yolanda Fritz (4-7-10), Doris Gish (2-7) and Dewey Locker (7-9).
Karen Kensicki bowled the top game in this league last week (192) and Beverly Brassfield rolled the best series (504).
Beverly Shearer was second in both categories with a 189 game and 480 series.
Splits were converted by Shearer (2-5-7), Joyce Kearns (5-7), Pat Harris (5-7), Sue Hegelmeyer (3-10) and Carroll Hackworth (5-8 and 6-9-10).
Lewis Jones Jr. just missed a 700 series as he led the members of this league with a 697 total last week. He also bowled the high game at 259.
David Norman rolled the second-best series for league members (683) and David Kendrick the second-best game (246).
A 600 series was also bowled by Kendrick (651) and Steve McKnight (623).
Substitute Brandon Simpson bowled a 277 game and 745 series.
Miranda Reffitt led the league’s ladies with the highest women’s game of the season at Galaxy with a 263 score, and she rolled the season’s second-best women’s series at 654.
Rita Morgan bowled the second-best women’s game (191) and series (494) for the night.
Friday Night Mixed
Ron Gugel followed up his perfect game from last Monday by leading this league with a 268 game and 688 series last week.
Ronald Richmond was second in both categories with a 227 game and 635 series.
A 600 series was also bowled by Neil Haggard (614), Mark Rogers (612) and Glenn Masters (607).
Novel Davis became the fourth member of this season’s 600 club for women with a 615 series. Davis also rolled the best women’s game for the night at 220.
Christy Richmond bowled the second-best women’s game (194) and series (540).
Beth Smith converted a 5-10 split.
Merle Meade led this league last week with a 228 game and 612 series. Ollie Gasser was second in both categories at 211 and 587.
Sandy Reynolds led the league’s women with a 211 game and 561 series, followed by Margaret Tilsley at 192 and 508.
Splits were converted by Jennifer Richmond (5-10), Sue Hegelmeyer (9-10), Tim Wells (2-4-10) and Tib Congleton (5-7 and 5-6-10).
The top games in this league last week were 210 by Ronnie Norris Sr., 203 by J.J. Reisig and 203 by Mark Paier.
Reisig (557) and Norris Sr. (539) bowled the highest series scores.
Colleen Jackson led the women in the league with a 149 game and 397 series, followed by Sara Burgess at 143 and 370.
Substitute Steve McKnight bowled a 248 game and 596 series.
Bad Bowlers No-Tap
Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.
Tina Hisle just missed rolling her second no-tap 300 game in this league as she left two pins on her final ball and finished with a 298 score. Hisle also bowled the top women’s series for the night at 754.
Genny Bryant rolled the second-best women’s game (216) and series (539).
Gary Cromer led the men with a 262 game and 760 series. Joe Sampson bowled the second-best men’s game (259) and David Robinson the second-best men’s series (729).
Last week’s top scores
Ron Gugel 300
Brandon Lutes 286
Brandon Simpson 277
Lewis Jones Jr. 259
Bill Bowles 258
Mike E. Bryant 257
Aaron Rose 250
Steve McKnight 248
David Kendrick 246
David Norman 245
Rick Burton 237
Patrick Wells 235
Carl Daniels 233
Merle Meade 228
Daniel Benge 228
Joe Reichel 227
Ronald Richmond 227
Mike Huser 226
Neil Haggard 226
Ron Roberts 225
Jeff Napier 225
Mike Riley 224
Matt Joyce 224
Barry Miller 223
Gary Holtzclaw 223
Craig Richmond 223
Cody Daly 222
Kenny Smith 222
Peanut Johnson 221
Bobby Abrams 220
Glenn Masters 218
Terry Jackson 216
Mark Rogers 215
John Hickam 215
Billy McGuire 213
Keith Nash 211
Shawn Barton 211
Ollie Gasser 211
Ronnie Norris Sr. 210
Lynn Estes 206
Terry Jackson 205
Steve Woltering 205
Randy Burgess Sr. 204
Lewis Jones Sr. 203
J.J. Reisig 203
Joe Bailey 203
Mark Paier 203
Scott Kaylor 202
Bruce Watson 202
John Rice 201
Tyler Morgan 200
Miranda Reffitt 263
Novel Davis 220
Regina Barton 215
Sandy Reynolds 211
Mary Marcum 201
Connie Bowlin 200
Christy Richmond 194
Margaret Tilsley 192
Karen Kensicki 192
Rita Morgan 191
Beverly Shearer 189
Marietta McBride 186
Donna Haney 186
Narita Rose 183
Amy Felty 180
Janie Secchi 180