Two men — Mark Rogers and Andrew Magedanz — rolled 700 series to lead the scoring in standard competition at Galaxy this week. Magedanz also rolled the high game for the week.
Details are included in the league highlights.
Galaxy Cash League
Mark Rogers with a 714 series and 268 game, and Andrew Magedanz with a 289 game and 704 series, led this league on Monday.
The next-best games were 266 by Mike Hilvers, 258 by Charlie Jason and 255 by Aaron Rose.
A 600 series was bowled by Rose (668), Bill Bowles (652), Hilvers (650), Ollie Gasser (643), Matt Joyce (635), David Norman (627), Matt Cracraft (627) and Jason (620).
No-tap Doubles League
In addition to regular strikes, nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.
Lynn Estes and Lewis Jones, Jr. bowled no-tap 300 games on Tuesday. This was the third no-tap 300 game by Estes this summer and the second one for Jones, Jr.
The next-best games were 298 by Lewis Jones, Sr., 297 by Ron Roberts, 286 by Carl Daniels, 280 by Bill Bowles and 277 by David Robinson.
Jones, Jr. and Jones, Sr., with a 598 score in the first game of their series, just missed the highest possible game score for a doubles team (600).
An 800 series was rolled by Jones, Jr. (812) and Roberts (810). This was the second 800 series for Roberts this summer.
The next-best series scores were 785 by Jones, Sr., 767 by Estes and 756 by Robinson.
The best women’s series were 675 by Sara Zuercher, 662 by Tina Hisle, 643 by Novel Davis, 628 by Renda Roberts and 607 by Sandy Reynolds.
Roberts bowled the high women’s game (253), followed by Becky Wells (251), Hisle (245), Zuercher (242) and Davis (231).
Local lady to bowl in Japan
Rita Roberts has been selected as a member of a bowling team, sponsored by the Hitachi Corporation, which will participate in a tournament in Japan in July.
Roberts is an employee of the Hitachi facility in Berea. She will be joined on the team by bowlers from Georgia, Michigan and Harrodsburg, Ky. The Hitachi Corporation will pay all the expenses for the team members.
Ms. Roberts has a busy tournament schedule this summer as she will also be bowling in the USBC Women’s National Championship tournament in Reno this month.
Her teammates for the Reno tourney will include Velma Cruse, Betty Lou Masters and Narita Rose from the Galaxy Girls League.
I suspect that most persons seldom think about bowling in regard to college sports. Yet, more than 200 U. S. colleges sponsor bowling teams, and more than 100 of these colleges offer some level of scholarship money for bowlers.
The eleven Kentucky colleges currently sponsoring bowling teams are Bellarmine, Campbellsville, Cumberlands, Lindsey Wilson, Louisville, Morehead, Northern Kentucky, Pikeville, Spalding, St. Catherine and Union. Morehead and Pikeville have frequently finished high in national tournaments.
In 1994, the NCAA permitted colleges to add women’s bowling to their athletic programs to help resolve gender equity issues (Title IX).
The NCAA has sponsored a national championship tournament in women’s bowling since 2004. The NCAA does not sponsor a championship tourney in men’s bowling.
The NCAA bowling tournament includes schools from Divisions I, II and III. The 2014 NCAA tourney field included 43 colleges. Only a team champion is crowned. The tourney does not include individual competition.
The NCAA uses the Baker format in which five team members alternate bowling frames. The best four of seven games determines which team advances to the next round.
Sam Houston State won the 2014 NCAA title by beating defending champion Nebraska 4-2 in the final match.
Nebraska has won four of the eleven national tourneys. Vanderbilt is the only SEC school with a national NCAA bowling title to its credit.
Most men’s and women’s college bowling programs compete for the Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships which are conducted by USBC Collegiate.
Men’s and women’s collegiate teams compete in regional events for the right to be one of the 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams to advance to the national ITC tournaments which were held at Reno, Nev. in May this year.
The ITC tournaments use a best four of seven Baker games format to determine the winners in the qualifying rounds, but a best three of five games format in the finals.
Robert Morris, Ill. (not Robert Morris, Pa. which is EKU’s first football opponent this fall) won the women’s title with a 3-0 win over Pikeville, Ky.
Pikeville’s Katelyn Simpson was named the tourney’s most valuable player, and Brianna Larson of Pikeville was voted to the all-tournament team.
Lindenwood, Mo. defeated Urbana, Oh. 3-0 in the finals to take the team title for the men.
The singles champions were Diana Zavjalova of Webber International for the women, and Wichita State’s Francois Lavoie for the men.
This week’s top scores
Andrew Magedanz 289
Mark Rogers 268
Mike Hilvers 266
Charlie Jason 258
Aaron Rose 255
Bill Bowles 245
David Norman 233
Ollie Gasser 227
Terry Jackson 227
David Roop 227
Mark Walters 219
Matt Cracraft 215
Matt Joyce 214
Shawn Barton 213
Raymond White 204
Gary Cromer 202
Adam Cummings 201
J. R. Martin 200