By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
Lewis Jones, Jr. fell just short of bowling his fourth career 300 game with a 298 score in the TGIF League last Friday. He opened the second game in his series with 11 strikes, but left two pins with his last ball.
Jones Jr. has bowled two 300 games at Galaxy (April 2010 and March 2013) and one at the Maroon Lanes (June 1994).
His father, Lewis Jones Sr., has bowled two 300 games at the Maroon Lanes (June 1992 and August (1994).
Mike Riley (267), Brandon Simpson (257), Ron Gugel (257) and Barry Miller (256) bowled the best games on Monday.
Simpson bowled the high series at 734. Lewis Jones Jr. followed his 298 game in the TGIF League on Friday with a 707 series in this league.
A 600 series was rolled by Gugel (685), Randy Burgess (682), Miller (671), Ron Roberts (659), Shawn Barton (658), John Hickam (650), Aaron Rose (642), Robby Bales (636), Glenn Masters (632), Riley (622), J.J. Reisig (621), Gary Cromer (620), Bill Bowles (610), Steve Woltering (608) and Mark Rogers (602).
Regina Barton rolled the high women’s game (233) and series (562). Chris Collins bowled a 515 series.
Shella Cobb (199) and Tiara Holt (196) bowled the high games Tuesday night. Cobb also bowled the best series (530), followed by Mary Mink and Narita Rose at 486 each.
Splits were converted by Brenda Marcum (2-10). Linda Combs (4-9), Jelemia Sanders (5-10) and Carole Bales (5-7).
Lewis Jones Jr. led this league with the 298 game noted at the top of this column, and he rolled the second-best series for league members with a 669 score.
The high series for league members was 683 by Ron Gugel, while the second-high game was 254 by Bill Bowles.
Substitute Brandon Simpson bowled a 256 game and 706 series.
A 600 series was also bowled by Steve Woltering (636), Merle Meade (628), Bowles (625) and Glenn Masters (608).
Narita Rose led the league’s ladies with a 206 game and 573 series. Novel Davis bowled the second-best women’s game (189), and she tied Sandy Reynolds for the second-high women’s series at 518.
David Robinson led this league last Thursday with a 248 game and 678 series, followed by Bobby Abrams at 221 and 563.
The best women’s scores were a 213 game and 558 series by Tina Hisle and a 188 game and 531 series by Beverly Shearer.
Splits were converted by Shearer (5-7) and Dean Acker (2-7 and 3-10 twice).
Linda Drummond (182) and Bridget Settles (181) bowled the high games Tuesday. The best series scores were 483 by Janell Williams and 474 by Joyce Kearns.
Splits were converted by Brenda Underwood (5-7), Yolanda Fritz (2-10) and Kearns (5-10 and 3-10).
The high game (190) and series (510) were bowled by Beverly Shearer on Wednesday morning.
Joyce Kearns rolled the second-best game (186) and series (494).
Monday Fun League
This new non-sanctioned league opened a 12-week season this week with seven teams.
Gary Anderson bowled the high game (212) and series (544), followed by Sam Spangler at 205 and 536.
Christy Anderson and Sarah Burgess tied for the high women’s game at 157. The best women’s series were 420 by Anderson and 395 by Mary Mink.
Bad Bowlers No-tap
Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.
Dean Acker (221) and Kyle Shultz (214) bowled the top men’s games as this league opened a new 12-week season on Tuesday. They also rolled the top men’s series — 568 by Shultz and 488 by Acker.
April Brumfield led the women with a 217 game and 578 series, followed by Joanna Dickey at 190 and 480. Dickey picked up a 4-7-10 split.
High school bowling
Southern vs. Wayne County
The Southern girls blanked Wayne County 7-0, but the young Southern boy’s team lost by the same score on Jan. 9 at Galaxy.
Rebecca Sowder (192), Heather Smith (180 and 179) and Megan Faught (177) bowled the best games for the Lady Eagles.
The best games by the Southern boys were 133 each by Kymonte Bruce and John Richmond and 124 by Kyle Maggard.
Southern vs. Lynn Camp
Madison Southern bowled Lynn Camp at the Forest Lanes in Corbin on Jan. 14. The Southern girls won 6-1, but the Eagle boys lost 7-0.
The best games for the Lady Eagles were 191 and 182 by Rebecca Sowder, 159 by Ciara Plants, 151 by Megan Faught and 149 by Heather Smith.
The best boy’s games were bowled by Zeb Davis (158 and 151), John Richmond (138) and Kyle Maggard (127).
Southern will host a match with Montgomery County at Galaxy tonight.
Madison Central vs. Henry Clay
Both the Madison Central boys and girls lost to Henry Clay in a match at Eastland Lanes in Lexington on Jan. 9.
The Blue Devils topped the Lady Indians by a score of 5-2, while the Central boys lost 6-1.
The best games for the MCHS girls were 203 by Casey Dickerson, 152 by Debborah Harrison, 149 by Abbi Duerson and 134 by Danielle Harrison.
The high scores for the Central boys were not available.
Madison Central vs. Lynn Camp
The Central boys beat Lynn Camp 6-1 and the Central girls won 5-2 in a match at Corbin on Jan. 11.
The best games for the Indians were bowled by Grant Willoughby (212 and 196), Josh Maynard (188), Daelyn White (185), Corbin Roberts (168) and Blake Jackson (154).
The Lady Indians topped Lynn Camp 5-2 with Danielle Harrison (182 and 176), Debborah Harrison (150 and 146) and Casey Dickerson (132) leading the way.
Central was scheduled to host Clark County on Jan. 15.
High school regional
The KHSAA region 8 bowling tournament is scheduled for the Bowlarama Lanes in Danville on Feb. 1 and 2.
Madison Central and Madison Southern will be among the 16 teams participating in this event.
The boy’s and girl’s teams which finish first and second in the Baker matches — in which five team members alternate bowling a frame — will advance to the state tournament at the Eastland Lanes in Lexington on Feb. 13 and 14.
Also, the top four boys and top four girls in the singles competition will move on to the state tournament.
The Madison County Women’s Bowling Association’s annual 500/600 tournament is scheduled for Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.
Teams may consist of one member who has bowled a 600 series and one member who does not have a 600 series to her credit, or two bowlers who have bowled a 500 series.
The entry fee is $30 per team.
Benefit bowling event
Proceeds from a tournament at Galaxy on Feb. 2 will be used for the benefit of the Madison Southern High School cheerleaders. The starting time is 2 p.m.
This tournament is open to all bowlers. The 3-6-9 and no-tap formats will be used. The entry fee is $10 to bowl three games in this fun format. Prizes will be awarded.
MCBA city tournament
The Madison County Bowling Association’s annual City Tournament is set for Feb. 8 and 9 at the Galaxy Center. There will be sessions at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
There will be singles, doubles and team competition. This tourney is limited to MCBA members.
The entry fee is $20 per bowler per event.
This week’s top scores
Lewis Jones Jr. 298
Mike Riley 267
Brandon Simpson 257
Ron Gugel 257
Barry Miller 256
Bill Bowles 254
David Robinson 248
Lewis Jones Sr. 247
Randy Burgess 246
Merle Meade 245
Gary Cromer 244
Robby Bales 244
Steve Woltering 237
Ron Roberts 235
Glenn Masters 234
Aaron Rose 232
Mark Rogers 227
Shawn Barton 227
J.J. Reisig 226
J. R. Martin 226
Terry Jackson 224
John Hickam 222
Bobby Abrams 221
Harvey Poynter 219
David Norman 214
David Cordal 214
Tim Lainhart 213
Tim Sizemore 212
James Noe 212
Todd Young 212
Charlie Glodt 212
Gary Anderson 212
Lynn Estes 211
Ray White 208
Carl Daniels 208
Russell Jones 207
Sam Spangler 205
Todd Young 204
Paul Dapkus 201
Neil Haggard 201
Fred Tilsley 200
Steve McKnight 200
Regina Barton 233
Tina Hisle 213
Narita Rose 206
Shella Cobb 199
Tiara Holt 196
Velma Cruse 193
Beverly Shearer 190
Chris Collins 190
Novel Davis 189
Joyce Kearns 186
Sara Zuercher 184
Sandy Reynolds 183
Tracy Gugel 182
Linda Drummond 182
Bridget Settles 181
Mary Mink 180
Pauline Denny 180