The Richmond Register

April 8, 2013

BOWLING: Norman leads the way at Galaxy

By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist

RICHMOND — David Norman bowled the top scores for the week at Galaxy with a 288 game in the Galaxy Classic League and a 755 series in the Wednesday Wonders League.

Tyler Morgan (739) and Russell Truesdale (713) also rolled a 700 series.

Sandy Reynolds led the women for the week with a 244 game and 583 series in the TGIF League.

MCWBA meeting Saturday

The annual meeting of the Madison County Women’s Bowling Association is scheduled for 1 p. m. Saturday at Galaxy.

The agenda will include planning for the state seniors tournament in October. All league women bowlers are invited to attend.

Last week’s league highlights

Galaxy Classic

The high games Monday were bowled by David Norman (288) and Shawn Barton (279),

Tyler Morgan led the league with the only 700 series, at 739. This is the first time in five weeks that there were not two or more 700 series rolled in this league. Spider Weaver (697) bowled the second-best series for the night.

Nineteen other men rolled a 600 series led by Barton (686), John Hickam (675), Mark Rogers (666), Lewis Jones Sr. (655), Gary Cromer (653), Norman (651), Brandon Simpson (649), Ronnie Thomas (647), Matt Wiezorek (647) and Randy Burgess (642).

Patrick Wells (632), Scott Kaylor (629), Bill Bowles (628), Lewis Jones Jr. (623), Lynn Estes (617), Neil Haggard (617), Carl Daniels (611), Brandon Lutes (610) and Barry Miller (606) completed the list of 600 series bowlers for the night.

Regina Barton rolled the only woman’s 500 series (534).


Jane Gordon (184) and Connie Bowlin (172) bowled the high games Tuesday, while the best series scores were 476 by Bowlin and 458 by Bridget Settles.

Splits were converted by Settles (2-7) Peggy Coy (5-7) and Merle Motley (5-7).

Wednesday Wonders

David Norman set a new high for this league with a 755 series, which included the high game for the night at 269.

Woody Arvin bowled the second-best series (610) and he tied Bill Bowles for the second-high game, at 222.

The league’s ladies were led by Kymmi Bowles with a 178 game and 492 series, followed by Patricia Holtzclaw, at 166 and 441.

Classic Doubles

This league completed its season on Thursday.

Russell Truesdale bowled his career-first 700 series with a 713 score to lead this league. He also rolled the high game for the night, at 269.

Not only was this Truesdale’s first 700 series, but he had not previously bowled a 600 series. This is the first time he has bowled in a sanctioned league.

The second-best scores were a 227 game and 601 series by Carl Daniels.

The best women’s games were 172 by Genny Bryant and 169 by Tina Hisle, while the best women’s series were 487 by Beverly Shearer and 437 by Bryant.

Splits were converted by Vernon Bennett (4-7-10) and Russell Jones (5-7)

T&D (Tina Hisle and David Robinson) held a two-game lead entering the final night, but The Bryants (Genny and George), beat T&D 4-0 on the final night to capture the league title with 34 wins.

The loss dropped T&D to third place behind The McKnights (Carolyn and Steve), who finished second in the nine-team league with 33 wins.

The best averages for the league’s men were recorded by Carl Daniels (195), Steve McKnight (191), Mike Huser (185), David Robinson (184) and Joshua Jackson (171),

Daniels also bowled the top series (766), followed by Russell Truesdale (713), McKnight (681), Huser (659) and Jackson (653).

McKnight rolled the high game (278) with Daniels (277), Truesdale (269), Jackson (266) and Huser (258) next in order.

Tina Hisle compiled the best average for the league’s women, at 175, followed by Beverly Shearer (161), Genny Bryant (138), Gloria Tyler (129) and Barbara Brogle (128).

The best women’s series were bowled by Hisle (582), Shearer (543), Bryant (493), Pam Bennett (485) and Brogle (483).

Hisle also bowled the high game (235), followed by Shearer (194), Bryant (185), Tyler (175) and Bennett (172).

The most improved awards went to Steve McKnight for the men and Carolyn McKnight for the women.

Friday Night Mixed

The high games by league members were 265 by John Hickam and 258 by Ron Gugel. Gugel (688) and Neil Haggard (646) rolled the best series scores by league members.

A 600 series was also bowled by Hickam (633), Mark Rogers (633), Glenn Masters (624) and Lewis Jones Jr. (621).

Substitute Terry Jackson narrowly missed a 300 game as he opened his third game with 10 strikes. Unfortunately, he brushed his leg with the ball on his 11th roll and left the 3 pin and 6 pin. Jackson finished with a career-best 286 game and 657 series.

Beverly Shearer (224) and Lisa Ball (220) bowled the best women’s games, while the high series were 535 by Shearer and 534 by Narita Rose.

Splits were converted by Steve Woltering (5-7) and Russell Jones (4-7-10).


Sandy Reynolds bowled the top scores with a 244 game and 583 series. Sara Zuercher rolled the second-best women’s scores with a 185 game and 513 series.

The high men’s games were 221 by Turner Curtis, 212 by Merle Meade and 211 by Raymond White, while Meade (573) and Curtis (569) rolled the best men’s series.

Splits were converted by Zuercher (5-7), Rich Wells (5-6), Fred Tilsley (3-10) and Beverly Werner (3-10).

Cash Money

The top scores were a 223 game and 637 series by Ronnie Norris Jr. The second-best game was 214 by Lance Dickert and the second-high series was 568 by Ronnie Norris Sr.

Rosemary Marionneau led the women with a 158 game and 410 series, followed by Jessica Bitnar, at 144 and 393.

Bad Bowlers No-tap

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

Gary Cromer led this league with a 277 game and 671 series as the league completed its winter season on Tuesday.

Adam Cromer was second in both measures with a 264 game and 640 series. A 600 series was also bowled by Anthony Taulbee (633) and Josh Wilson (626).

Joanna Dickey led the women with a 216 game and 533 series, followed by April Brumfield, at 171 and 479.

X Factor (Pat Taulbee, Anthony Taulbee and Gary and Adam Cromer) finished in first place in the four-team league.

Gary Cromer captured the “triple crown” for the men with the top average (231), series (829) and game (300).

The next-best averages were compiled by Steve Dickey (209), Ed Maggard (205), Anthony Taulbee (204) and Adam Cromer (196).

The second-best through fifth-best series were bowled by Taulbee (745), Dickey (721), Adam Cromer (712) and Maggard (708).

The best games after Gary Cromer’s 300 were rolled by Dickey (288), Taulbee (278), Josh Wilson (277) and Adam Cromer (268).

Joanna Dickey led the three women in the league with a 174 average, 605 series and 245 game.

April Brumfield was second in each category with a 169 average, 583 series and 233 game, while Pat Taulbee placed third with a 142 average, 545 series and 222 game.

Most improved honors went to Anthony Taulbee for the men and April Brumfield for the women.

Last week’s top scores

Men’s games

David Norman    288

Terry Jackson    286

Shawn Barton    279

Tyler Morgan    276

Russell Truesdale    269

Brandon Simpson    268

Lewis Jones Sr.    267

John Hickam    265

Ron Gugel    258

Spider Weaver    257

Matt Wieczorek    250

Randy Burgess    247

Ronnie Thomas    246

Scott Kaylor    243

Gary Cromer    238

Mark Rogers    237

Brandon Lutes    235

Bill Bowles    235

Mike E. Bryant    235

Colin Green    235

Glenn Masters    234

Barry Miller    233

Aaron Rose    230

Eric Huff    229

Carl Daniels    227

Neil Haggard    227

Lynn Estes    226

Patrick Wells    225

Bruce Watson    224

Donnie Barger    224

Ronnie Norris Jr.    223

Woody Arvin    222

Turner Curtis    221

Lewis Jones Jr.    219

Ron Roberts    214

John Rice    214

Lance Dickert    214

Ronald Richmond    213

Merle Meade    212

Raymond White    211

Gary Kerns    209

Steve Woltering    209

Mike Riley    207

Ronnie Norris Sr.    207

Anthony Taulbee    205

Craig Richmond    204

Jason Roberts    203

Robbie Richmond    203

Vernon Bennett    201

Gary Holtzclaw    201

Mark Daly    201

Russell Jones    201

Women’s games

Sandy Reynolds    244

Beverly Shearer    224

Lisa Ball    220

Regina Barton    206

Sara Zuercher    185

Jane Gordon    184

Narita Rose    183

Novel Davis    181

Jan Farnstrom    180