By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
Lewis Jones Jr. narrowly missed a 300 game again last week with a 289 score in the Wednesday Wonders League. This was the high game for the week at Galaxy, while the top series was 765 by Shawn Barton in the Galaxy Classic League.
The top women’s scores were a 215 game by Sara Zuercher in the TGIF League and a 591 series by Narita Rose in the Friday Night Mixed League.
City tournament starts this weekend
The Madison County Bowling Association’s annual city tournament will be held on Feb. 9 and 10 and Feb. 16 and 17. There will be sessions at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
The tournament is open to MCBA members who have bowled at least 12 games in a sanctioned league at Galaxy this season.
There will be singles, doubles and team competition. The entry fee is $20 per bowler per event. The handicap will be 100 percent of the difference between the bowler’s average and 220.
Galaxy league teams can pay the entry fee and use the team scores bowled in league action during the week of Feb. 11 through Feb. 15 as their scores for the tournament.
The top series in this league last Monday were 765 by Shawn Barton and 707 by Brandon Simpson. Barton’s series was his high for the season.
John Hickam rolled the top game at 276, followed by Ronnie Thomas and Barton at 264 each.
Thirteen men bowled a 600 series at this session led by Glenn Masters (687), Thomas (679), Mark Rogers (669), Brandon Lutes (664), Ron Gugel (650), Todd Young (643), Hickam (643) and Bill Bowles (640).
Joe Reichel (619), Mike E. Bryant (608), Bruce Watson (606), Neil Haggard (605), and Terry Jackson (601) completed the 600 club for the night.
Two women — Andi Daly (538) and Regina Barton (533) — rolled a 500 series.
For the second consecutive week, Lewis Jones Jr. fell just short of bowling a 300 game in this league.
Jones Jr. opened his second game with 10 strikes, but left the 4 pin with his 11th ball and finished with a score of 289. He had bowled a 290 game during the previous week.
Jones Jr. added games of 258 and 178 to lead the league with a 725 series.
David Norman had the second-best series with a season-best 695 total. Rick Stamper rolled the second-high game for the night, at 256.
A 600 series was also bowled by Terry Jackson (619) and Bill Bowles (602).
Pat Holtzclaw rolled the top women’s game (181) and Jenny Norman the high women’s series (471). Kymmi Bowles was second in both categories, at 180 and 466.
LuAnn Bryant rolled a season-best 176 game.
The high games by the members of this league last Tuesday were 202 by Betty Lou Masters and 197 by Bridget Settles, while Settles (511) and Narita Rose (509) rolled the top series scores.
Substitute Beverly Shearer bowled a 207 game and 544 series.
Splits were converted by Carole Bales (4-7-9), Gail Campbell (5-7), Velma Cruse (5-7), Sherry Ernst (2-7), Amy Felty (5-6) and Jelemia Sanders 5-6).
Bridget Settles bowled the top game (203) and series (521) in this league last week.
Doris Gish rolled the second-best game (179) and Joan Mott the second-high series (482).
Splits were converted by Gish (6-7-10), Sandy Clark (2-7), Janell Williams (5-7) and Sherry Ernst (5-7 and 5-7-8).
Gail Campbell led this league last Wednesday with a 203 game and 544 series, followed by Beverly Shearer at 182 and 467.
Splits were converted by Campbell (5-7 and 2-5-7), Shearer (5-6), Sue Hegelmeyer (3-7-10) and Joyce Kearns (4-5-7-8).
Steve McKnight (269), David Robinson (224) and Russell Truesdale (224) bowled the high games in this league last Thursday.
The best series scores were 626 by Robinson, 609 by McKnight and 600 by Carl Daniels.
Beverly Shearer led the ladies in the league with a 191 game and 514 series. Pam Bennett bowled the second-best women’s game (170) and Barbara Brogle the second-high women’s series (406).
Friday Night Mixed
Neil Haggard (276) and James Webb (257) bowled the high games in this league last week.
The best series scores were 682 each by Webb and Ronald Richmond.
A 600 series was also bowled by Ron Gugel (676), Haggard (669), John Hickam (665), Lewis Jones Jr. (650) and Glenn Masters (637).
Narita Rose led the league’s ladies with a 203 game and 591 series. Julia Landreth rolled the second-best women’s game (173) and Novel Davis the second-high series (471).
Tim Wells bowled the high game (234) for the male members of this league, and he rolled the second-best series (594).
Ollie Gasser bowled the top series (599) and the second-best game (214) for the league’s men.
Sara Zuercher led the women in the league with a 215 game and 588 series, followed by Sandy Reynolds at 181 and 509.
Substitute Brian Ford bowled a career-best 266 game and 644 series.
Splits were converted by Jennifer Richmond (6-7-9-10), Tim Wells (3-10) and Jamie Sowder (3-10).
Mickey McAllister (215) and Ronnie Norris Jr. (208) bowled the high games in this league last Monday, while the best series scores were 594 by Norris Jr. and 524 by Steve Marionneau.
The best women’s games were 115 by Rosemary Marionneau and 111 by Mary Mink. Carolyn McKnight (308) and Patricia Norris (301) bowled the highest series scores for the women.
Bad Bowlers No-tap
Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.
Gary Cromer (676) and Kyle Shultz (622) bowled the top series scores in this league last Tuesday.
The high games were 235 by Anthony Taulbee and 231 by Cromer.
April Brumfield bowled the top women’s game (205) and series (583), followed by Joanna Dickey (190) and (503).
Two of the top bowlers at Galaxy — Tyler and Rita Morgan — are the proud parents of Jacob Tyler.
Jacob was eager to get started on his bowling career and arrived a month early weighing 5 pounds and 14 ounces.
All three Morgans are doing well.
Last week’s top scores
Lewis Jones Jr. 289
Neil Haggard 276
John Hickam 276
Steve McKnight 269
Brian Ford 266
Ronnie Thomas 264
Shawn Barton 264
Brandon Simpson 259
Todd Young 259
James Webb 257
Brandon Lutes 256
Rick Stamper 256
Mark Rogers 248
David Norman 246
Ronald Richmond 246
Ron Gugel 238
Glenn Masters 237
David Norman 237
Terry Jackson 234
Tim Wells 234
Bill Bowles 233
James Noe 231
Scott Kaylor 225
David Robinson 224
Russell Truesdale 224
Carl Daniels 223
Mike E. Bryant 221
Daniel Benge 216
Joe Bailey 216
Mickey McAllister 215
Ollie Gasser 214
Bruce Watson 213
Aaron Rose 213
Lewis Jones Sr. 213
Ron Roberts 211
Craig Richmond 210
Mark Daly 209
Ronnie Norris Jr. 208
Patrick Wells 207
Bobby Abrams 205
Robbie Richmond 203
Mike Huser 203
Billy McGuire 202
Lynn Estes 202
Barry Miller 201
Sam Spangler 201
Gary Kerns 200
Sara Zuercher 215
Bridget Settles 208
Beverly Shearer 207
Gail Campbell 203
Kymmi Bowles 203
Narita Rose 203
Betty Lou Masters 202
Brenda Marcum 191
Donna Haney 189
Andi Daly 188
Regina Barton 184
Sandy Reynolds 181
Pat Holtzclaw 181