The 2013-14 bowling season is officially underway at Galaxy as the Early Birds women’s league opened its season on Wednesday.
The summer 2013 season concluded on Monday with the completion of the season for the Summer Cash Money League.
Details are included in the league highlights.
Summer Cash Money League
The Under Achievers (Levi Burns, Sam Spangler, Vince Townsend and T.J. Tudor) finished on top with 31 wins as this non-sanctioned league finished its season on Monday.
Bowl Jobs (Turner Curtis, Raymond White, J.J. Reisig and Ollie Gasser) fell just short of winning the title with 30 wins, while third place went to Champion’s Sports Bar (Steve Dalton, Russell Jones, Tyler Harris and Brandon Simpson) with 28 wins.
Ollie Gasser with a 243 game and 644 series and Brandon Simpson with a 226 game and 639 series led the league’s members on the last night. Tyler Harris rolled a 635 series.
High scores were also bowled by two substitutes. Todd Young bowled a 258 game and 678 series, while a 236 game and 656 series were rolled by John Hickam.
The best averages for the season were compiled by Ollie Gasser (186), Steve McKnight (179), Tyler Harris (177), T. J. Tudor (174) and J.J. Reisig (171).
Gasser also bowled the top series (644), followed by Harris (635), McKnight (629), Reisig (609) and Russell Jones (607).
Gasser completed his sweep of the “triple crown” by rolling the highest game at 243. The next-best games were 242 by Russell Truesdale, 241 by McKnight, 233 by Harris and 227 by Vince Townsend.
Harris captured the most improved honor.
Karen Kensicki and Sue Hegelmeyer each bowled a 169 game to lead this league on the opening day on Wednesday morning. Beverly Shearer rolled the next-best game at 164.
Kensicki (473) and Hegelmeyer (465) also bowled the best series scores.
Splits were converted by Beverly Brassfield (2-7) and Gail Campbell (3-10).
Other leagues starting soon
The Galaxy Girls League will open play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Five other leagues will start their seasons during the following week.
The Arlington women’s league will open at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 3. The Wednesday Wonders will start Sept. 4, the Classic Doubles on Sept. 5 and the TGIF and Friday Night Mixed leagues will open on Sept. 6. The latter four leagues will have an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. on the opening night followed by the first session of competition.
All 10 Galaxy leagues will be in action during the following week.
Final 2012-13 Galaxy leaderboards for women
Regina Barton compiled the highest average for women at Galaxy this season with a 195 average for 90 games in the Galaxy Classic League.
The winners of this honor during the three previous seasons and their averages were Kim Breeding in 2009-10 (169), Chrissy Maddox in 2010-11 (185) and Sandy Reynolds in 2011-12 (180).
Narita Rose bowled the highest women’s series for the season with a 707 total, which was only the second 700 series bowled by a woman at Galaxy since it opened in 2001. Regina Barton rolled a 756 series in 2007, which included the only women’s 300 game bowled at Galaxy.
The highest women’s series in the three previous years were 622 by Doris Gish in 2009-10; 632 by Rita Morgan in 2010-11 and 677 by Sandy Reynolds in 2011-12.
Rose also rolled the top women’s game this season with a 277 score. The high games for the three previous seasons were 256 by Breeding in 2009-10, 269 by Chrissy Maddox in 2010-11 and 257 each by Rose and Reynolds in 2011-12.
Best 2012-13 women’s averages
Regina Barton 195
Miranda Reffitt 184
Narita Rose 178
Sara Zuercher 175
Tina Hisle 175
Sandy Reynolds 172
Gail Campbell 171
Andi Daly 170
Beverly Shearer 168
Bridget Settles 163
Novel Davis 162
Rita Morgan 162
Connie Bowlin 161
Best 2012-13 women’s series
Narita Rose 707
Regina Barton 671
Miranda Reffitt 654
Novel Davis 615
Sara Zuercher 603
Gail Campbell 598
Beverly Shearer 596
Sandy Reynolds 583
Tina Hisle 582
Bridget Settles 577
Shella Cobb 572
Rita Morgan 572
Best 2012-13 women’s games
Narita Rose 277
Miranda Reffitt 263
Regina Barton 259
Sandy Reynolds 244
Kelley Gadd 237
Beverly Shearer 236
Sara Zuercher 236
Tina Hisle 235
Bridget Settles 235
Jan Barnes 234
Gail Campbell 233
Christy Richmond 233
Novel Davis 230
Note: Ron Gugel’s name was inadvertently omitted from the list of best 2012-13 men’s averages in last week’s column. Gugel averaged 214 for 66 games in the Galaxy Classic League which ranked fifth on the leaderboard.
This week’s top scores
Todd Young 258
Ollie Gasser 243
John Hickam 236
Brandon Simpson 226
Tyler Harris 221
Ellis Fields 206