By Dean Acker
Register Staff Reports
Brandon Simpson turned in the top performance at Galaxy last week with a 290 game and 751 series while substituting in the Galaxy Classic League.
Regina Barton led the women for the week with a 259 game and 628 series in the same league.
Christmas tournament set for Sunday
The Madison County Bowling Association’s annual Christmas no-tap tournament will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap competition.
Bowlers will be given a ticket for each strike bowled. Bowlers whose tickets are drawn at the conclusion of the tournament will select one of 12 unmarked envelopes containing an amount ranging from $5 to $50.
The entry fee is $15 to bowl three games. All bowlers are eligible to participate.
Lunch and bowl with Santa
Bowlers are invited to enjoy two hours of bowling, a large pizza, a pitcher of soft drink and a photo with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Galaxy. The cost is $30 per lane for up to 6 bowlers.
A Santa photo only is available for $9.99, or free with the purchase of a $25 Galaxy gift card.
Four men rolled a 700 series in this league last Monday. Randy Burgess led the members of the league with a 715 series and 279 game. John Hickam was second in both measures with a 714 series and 269 game, while Glenn Masters was next with a 701 series and 265 game.
Substitute Brandon Simpson topped all the league members with a 751 series and 290 game. Simpson fell just short of a perfect score as he followed an opening frame spare in his third game with 11 consecutive strikes.
Simpson’s game score ties him with Mike E. Bryant for third on the season leaderboard behind only the 300 games rolled by Hickam and Ron Gugel.
A 600 series was bowled at this session by Todd Young (682), Cody Dapkus (655), Bruce Watson (652), Aaron Rose (650), Mike E. Bryant (642), Ron Gugel (633), Mark Rogers (632), Barry Miller (616) and Cody Daly (609).
Regina Barton led the ladies in the league with a 628 series, which included a 259 game. Her 259 score is the second-highest women’s game bowled at Galaxy this season.
This league will complete the fall season tonight. X-Factor (Todd Young, Gary Cromer and Jack and Anthony Taulbee) has a 2 1/2 game lead over Ridge Runners (Eric Huff, Scott Kaylor and Regina and Shawn Barton) entering the final night of action.
The top two teams will meet in a head-to-head match to determine the league champion.
Two other teams — Big Ass Fans (Keith Nash, Dallas Thomas, Mike E. Bryant and Brandon Lutes) and Lucky #13 (Matt Ciolek, Ray White and Cody and Paul Dapkus) — can finish as high as second depending upon the outcome of the match between the top two teams, but they cannot collect enough wins to finish first.
Shella Cobb led this league last Tuesday with a 224 game and 532 series.
Linda Combs rolled the second-best game (189), while Amy Felty (516), Bridget Settles (511) and Combs (503) also bowled a 500 series.
Splits were converted by Tammy Fourre (4-5-7), Narita Rose (5-6) and Charlotte Hackworth (3-10 and 2-7).
The top game (185) and series (490) in this league last week were bowled by Bridget Settles.
Lynn Lainhart rolled the second-best game (167) and Tina Hunter bowled the second-best series (433).
Splits were converted by Sue Hegelmeyer (7-9), Jane Gordon (5-7-10), Sybil Fagan (5-7) and Barbara Hendren (2-7).
Gail Campbell led this league last Wednesday with a 187 game and 507 series. Beverly Shearer rolled the second-best game (172) and Mary Lou Cox the second-best series (499).
Splits were converted by Campbell (3-10), Joyce Kearns
(3-6-7-10), Carroll Hackworth (5-6), Sue Hegelmeyer (3-10) and Beverly Brassfield (2-7 and 5-10).
Brandon Simpson rolled the top game in this league last week with a 279 score. He also bowled the second-best series (648).
The high series was 661 by Lewis Jones Jr., while Tyler Morgan rolled the second-best game at 236.
Miranda Reffitt led the league’s ladies with a 215 game and 528 series, followed by Rita Morgan at 170 and 471.
Cynthia Eades picked up 3-7 split.
This league will finish its fall season this week. Down With The Splitz (Michelle Latno, Robert Johnson, Brandon Simpson and Rita and Tyler Morgan) is on top going into the last night of action.
Two other teams — 7&11 (David Sowder, Don L. Johnson, Russell Jones and Lewis Jones. Sr.) and Here We Go (Miranda Reffitt, Matt Joyce and Alicia and David Kendrick) — still have a shot at the title.
Friday Night Mixed
The top scores in this league were a 241 game and 690 series by John Hickam. Lewis Jones Jr. bowled the second-best series (685) and Mark Rogers the second-best game (237).
A 600 series was also bowled by Ronald Richmond (679), Ron Gugel (646), Ronnie Hurd (619), Glenn Masters (618) and Tim Lainhart (609),
Narita Rose and Julia Landreth tied for the high women’s game at 192. Rose (533), Lisa Ball (502) and Landreth (501) rolled the high women’s series.
Mike Begley picked up a 5-7 split.
Jennifer Richmond rolled the top game in this league last week with a season-best 217 game.
Sara Zuercher bowled the high series for the night at 528 and the second-best women’s game (181). Sandy Reynolds rolled the second-best women’s series (493).
Raymond White led the league’s men with a 189 game and 512 series, followed by Fred Tilsley at 182 and 488.
Splits were converted by Becky Wells (6-7-10), Margaret Tilsley (5-10), Jamie Sowder (2-7) and Fred Tilsley (2-7 and 2-9).
Nate Rosenbauer set new season highs for this league with a 257 game and 660 series last Monday. Ronnie Norris Jr. was next in both categories at 222 and 595.
Lanette Rosales bowled the top women’s game (147) with Debra Robertson next at 143. The highest women’s series were 401 by Robertson and 365 by Rosales.
This league will complete its fall season tonight. The Untouchables (Mickey McAllister, Patricia Norris, Ronnie Norris Jr. and Ronnie Norris Sr.) hold a three-game lead over Champion’s Bar (J.J. Reisig, Steve Dalton, Pete Young and Nate Rosenbauer).
The top two teams will go head-to-head to determine the league champion,
Five years and counting
I have completed five years of covering bowling for the Register with this week’s column. It has been an enjoyable task as I have sought to recognize the accomplishments of local bowlers and to promote the sport of bowling.
I very much appreciate the work of Nathan Hutchinson in editing this column each week. I also thank Register editor Bill Robinson and publisher Nick Lewis for providing me with this opportunity.
Thanks are due also to Galaxy general manager Ray White and his staff for their cooperation.
It would not be possible to produce this column each week without the help of the Galaxy league secretaries — Beverly Shearer and Lewis Jones Jr. — who prepare the official stat sheets for the various leagues. They went well beyond what their jobs require by delivering the stat sheets to me during the period that I was confined to my home during my recuperation from heart surgery.
I plan to continue writing this column for as long as my health and the Register permit me to do so.
Last week’s top scores
Brandon Simpson 290
Randy Burgess 279
John Hickam 269
Glenn Masters 265
Nate Rosenbauer 257
Robert Richmond 255
Cody Dapkus 244
Todd Young 244
Ron Gugel 243
Patrick Wells 243
Aaron Rose 239
Mike E. Bryant 237
Mark Rogers 237
Lewis Jones Jr. 236
Tyler Morgan 236
David Norman 235
Barry Miller 234
Shawn Barton 233
Ronald Richmond 233
Bobby Abrams 225
Bill Bowles 225
Mike Huser 225
Cody Daly 225
Bruce Watson 224
Ronnie Norris Jr. 222
Brandon Lutes 220
Tim Lainhart 217
Steve McKnight 217
Ronnie Hurd 226
Gary Cromer 215
Gary Kerns 215
Peanut Johnson 212
Steve Woltering 212
Matt Joyce 212
Ron Roberts 211
Carl Daniels 211
Joe Reichel 211
Dallas Thomas 211
Keith Nash 211
Ray White 208
Lewis Jones Sr. 207
Neil Haggard 207
Lynn Estes 206
Corey Miller 206
Kenny Smith 204
Jason Abel 204
Spider Weaver 203
Gary Holtzsclaw 202
James Noe 202
Eric Huff 201
Regina Barton 259
Shella Cobb 224
Miranda Reffitt 215
Jennifer Richmond 208
Narita Rose 192
Kymmi Bowles 192
Linda Combs 189
Gail Campbell 187
Lisa Ball 187
Novel Davis 186
Bridget Settles 185
Sara Zuercher 181