Five local bowlers took home a total of nine medals from the Bluegrass Games in Lexington last weekend.
Carl Daniels won gold medals in both the sanctioned singles and sanctioned doubles events for the age 55 and over group. Dean Acker teamed with Daniels to win the gold medal in the over 55 sanctioned doubles, and he took the bronze medal in the over 55 sanctioned singles event.
The duo of Lewis Jones Sr. and Lewis Jones Jr. won the gold medal in the 40-54 sanctioned doubles competition. Eligibility for the 40-54 doubles event is based upon the age of the younger partner.
Jones Sr. won a silver medal in the over 55 open singles and Jones Jr. took the silver medal in the 40-54 sanctioned singles.
Rebecca Sowder won the bronze medal in the 13-19 open singles competition.
The best scratch games bowled by the local bowlers were 230 by Jones Jr., 216 by Daniels and 201 by Sowder.
This non-sanctioned league completed its 12-week season last week.
Two teams — Young Gunz (Todd Young and John Hickam) and Blue Xpress (Charlie Glodt and Colin Green) — finished in a tie for the league title.
Team McKnight (Kyle Shultz and Carolyn and Steve McKnight) finished in third place.
Bobby Abrams bowled the top scores on the final night with a 228 game and 640 series, followed by Todd Young at 223 and 542.
Sonia Smith (116) and Beth Smith (111) rolled the high women’s games, while the best women’s series were 314 by Beth Smith and 308 by Sonia Smith.
John Hickam compiled the top average for the summer season in the league at 226. Todd Young (191), Bobby Abrams (189), Kenny Smith (180) and Steve McKnight (176) recorded the next-best averages.
The best series scores were bowled by Hickam (751), Young (658), Abrams (640), Smith (629) and Colin Green (624).
Hickam also rolled the high game (290), followed by Young (278), McKnight (232), Smith (230) and Abrams (228).
Beth Smith led the women in the league with a 115 average, 397 series and 159 game, followed by Sonia Smith at 94, 321 and 123.
Charlie Glodt won the most improved award for the men, while that award went to Sonia Smith for the league’s women.