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October 17, 2013

BOWLING: Secchi takes state senior title

RICHMOND — Janie Secchi finished as the state champion in the 60-64 age group of the Senior Women’s State Tournament, which was held at Galaxy on Oct. 5 and 6. Secchi collected $100 for her first-place finish and she qualified for the senior women’s national tournament in Reno, Nev., in July 2014.

Five other local ladies placed high enough to earn cash awards.

Sue Hegelmeyer finished second and Beverly Shearer placed fourth in the 55-59 division, earning $87 and $50, respectively.

Carroll Hackworth and Jelemia Sanders placed third and fourth in the 75-and-older division winning $72 and $61, respectively, and

Lois Evans collected $46 by placing seventh in the 65-69 division.

The number of positions qualifying for cash awards was determined by the number of entries in each division.

The 205 participants from throughout the Commonwealth bowled six games each — a total of 1,230 games. There were three sessions each day with most of the Galaxy lanes in use for each session. The winners were determined by the actual scores bowled plus handicaps.

Congratulations are due Madison County Women’s Bowling Association manager Velma Cruse, who served as the tournament director, for operating this large tourney in a most efficient manner with the help of the MCWBA board members and the staff of the Galaxy Center.

League highlights

Galaxy Classic

Ron Gugel (722) and Shawn Barton (719) rolled a 700 series to lead this league on Monday. The high games were 274 by Mark Rogers and 268 by Aaron Rose.

A 600 series was bowled by Rose (688), Brandon Simpson (697), Todd Young (655), Robby Bales (640), Mark Rogers (639), Barry Miller (639, Bill Bowles (633), Matt Wieczorek (632), Randy Burgess (629), Terry Jackson (611), Ronnie Thomas (606), Ron Roberts (606), Steve Woltering (606) and Cody Dapkus (600). The league’s ladies were led by Andi Daly with a 240 game and 605 series. Both of her scores were the highest bowled by a woman at Galaxy this week. Regina Barton rolled a 202 game and 560 series.

Galaxy Girls

Jan Stepp led this league with a personal-best 223 game on Tuesday. She also tied Amy Felty for the second-high series at 526. Narita Rose rolled the high series for the night at 546. A 500 series was also bowled by Shella Cobb (525) and substitute Novel Davis (543). The best games after Stepp’s were 211 by Cobb and 209 by Felty.

Splits were converted by Lois Evans (6-9-10), Betty Lou Masters (4-5), Beverly Aleshire (2-7), Brenda Williams (3-10), Bridget Settles (5-7), Tammy Fourre (5-10), Carole Bales (3-10), Beverly Shearer (2-9) and Janie Secchi (3-10 and 5-6).

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