By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
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
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).
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.
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).
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
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
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