By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
The next monthly seniors tournament will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. All men and women ages 50 or older are invited to participate in this tournament.
The entry fee is $15 to bowl three games. Prize money will be awarded to the three bowlers with the highest scores including handicaps.
The bowling competition at the Bluegrass State Games is scheduled for July 27 and 28 at the Eastland Lanes in Lexington.
There will be singles and doubles events for six age groups ranging from 8-years-old and younger to 55-years and older.
The four bowlers with the highest scores in each group after three games will advance to the medal round and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals.
Entries by mail need to be postmarked by Monday, but on-line entries will be accepted until July 24. Entry forms and details can be found at www.bgsg.org. The entry fee is $25 for one event or $35 for two events.
Come join in the fun and keep bowling as an integral part of the Bluegrass Games.
Andrew Magedanz set a new high for a series in the mxed league this summer with a 782 score. He also bowled the high game for the night at 279.
Lewis Jones, Jr. bowled the second-best series (661) and Bill Bowles rolled the second-highest game (267).
A 600 series was also bowled by Mark Rogers (658), Gary Cromer (639), Bowles (634), Brandon Simpson (634) and Nate Rosenbauer (605).
Narita Rose led the ladies in the league with a 193 game and 523 series.
The first-place Pittsnogglers team (Zach Niekirk, Matt Cracraft and Tyler and Andrew Magedanz) holds a two-game lead over Git-R-Done (Terry Jackson, John Rice, David Norman and Brandon Simpson) entering the final night of league action on Monday.
These teams will go head-to-head for the title.
Colin Green (219) and Steve McKnight (212) bowled the top games in this league last week.
The best series scores were 550 by McKnight and 541 by Rick Stamper.
Summer Cash Money
Tyler Harris led this league with a 226 game and 626 series on Monday.
Steve McKnight was second in both measures with a 222 game and 589 series.
Tuesday No-tap Doubles
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 series score of 801. Cromer is just the third person to roll an 800 series this summer.
A 700 series was bowled by John Hickam (769), Bill Bowles (750), Ron Roberts (731) and Gary Holtzclaw (701).
The highest games were rolled by Hickam (288), Bowles (286), Cromer (278), Holtzclaw (278) and Roberts (278).
Kymmi Bowles led the women in the league with season-best scores of 268 for a game and 685 for a series.
Misti Harrison bowled the second-best women’s game, with a season-best 263 score, and Sue Hegelmeyer rolled the second-highest women’s series (653). Hegelmeyer converted a 5-7 split.
A 600 series was also bowled by Josh Jackson (677), Donnie Barger (641), Bobby Abrams (634), Lynn Estes (628), Harrison (608), April Brumfield (604) and Beverly Shearer (601).
In an unusual occurrence, doubles partners Beverly Shearer and Steve Dalton bowled the same scores in their first two games and nearly repeated that feat in the third game.
Shearer and Dalton each bowled 174 in the first game and 181 in the second game. Shearer bowled 246 and Dalton 240 in the third game.
Revere’s resurgence derailed
I occasionally go “outside the lanes” and include non-bowling information in this column.
Philadelphia Phillies centerfielder Ben Revere — a former Richmond resident — got off to a slow start this season and his batting average was just .200 on May 1.
However, Revere caught fire and has batted at a .347 clip since then, including .431 in his last 15 games, to raise his season’s average to .305. This is higher than any Cincinnati Red except Joey Votto.
Unfortunately, Revere suffered a broken bone in his foot when he fouled off a pitch last Saturday. The injury will require surgery and sideline him for 6 to 8 weeks.
Revere is noted for his speed and was obtained by the Phillies from the Minnesota Twins prior to the start of this season to increase their team speed and outfield defense.
Revere ranks among the top five in stolen bases in the National League and he has made many outstanding plays in the field.
His running and diving catch of a drive off the bat of the Reds’ Todd Frazier on April 15 is often shown on highlight reels. Including this week when ESPN showed the top ten baseball plays of the year to date.
Jay Bruce, who was on first base when Frazier hit the ball, was certain that Revere could not get to the ball and was on his way to third when the catch was made. After making the catch Revere got to his feet and threw the ball to first for a double play.
Revere has made so many great catches that MLB.com has a group of videos on its website showing several of his best catches while playing center field for the Twins and Phillies during the past three years.
Revere attended school at St. Marks in Richmond and Lexington Catholic High School, where he was named Kentucky’s Mr. Baseball in 2007.
Ben Revere is the son of John Revere, who is the running backs coach for the EKU football team. John Revere was named the 2012 assistant coach of the year for the Football Championship Subdivision (IAA).
John Revere excelled at returning kicks while playing for Roy Kidd’s Colonels from 1973 to 1976. EKU fans would move to the edge of their seats when Revere was about to receive a kickoff or punt — expecting a long return. They were seldom disappointed as the elder Revere returned 59 kickoffs for 1,212 yards and 65 punts for 454 yards.
I hope that Ben Revere will recover completely from his injury and regain his form, and that John Revere will help the EKU Colonels win the OVC title and a trip to the playoffs this season.
This week’s top scores
Andrew Magedanz 279
Bill Bowles 267
Brandon Simpson 247
Zach Niekirk 245
Nate Rosenbauer 237
Lewis Jones Jr. 236
Mark Rogers 235
Glenn Masters 233
Gary Cromer 229
Tyler Harris 226
Aaron Rose 225
Neil Haggard 223
Steve Woltering 223
Matt Cracraft 223
Steve McKnight 222
Colin Green 219
Todd Young 216
Paul Crowe 214
Tyler Magedanz 213
Randy Burgess 211
Todd Young 209
Carl Daniels 206
Terry Jackson 205
Ollie Gasser 205
Charlie Glodt 204
Bruce Watson 203
Mike Bryant 202
Rick Stamper 201
Narita Rose 193
Miranda Reffitt 182
Kymmi Bowles 181