Another one!

After 25 weeks of competition in the Classic League with no 300 games this season, Gary Wagoner bowled the second 300 game in past three weeks last Monday. Joe Sageser bowled the first 300 on March 17.

Wagoner’s perfect game was part of a 738 series which was the highest series of the week at the Galaxy Bowling Center. Eric Grimes (730) and Shawn Barton (715) had the only other 700 series of the week.

The Perfect Ten team (Beverly Aleshire, Brenda Williams, Karen Hendrix and Emma Lee Tate) emerged as champions of the 15-team Galaxy Girls League, which completed its 2007-08 season last Tuesday.

The Galaxy Queens (Tammy Fourre, Donna Fourre, Debra Fain and Beverly Shearer) took second place by a narrow margin over All Shook Up (Sophia Fletcher, Linda Johnson, Teresa Wilson and Mary Marcum) and Critters (Andrea Baker, Maggie Burton, Darlene Kerns and Judy Poynter), which finished third and fourth, respectively.

The five highest averages in the league were recorded by Andrea Baker (173), Beverly Shearer (162), Bridget Settles (161), Charlotte Hackworth (160) and Michelle Ratliff (156).

Andrea Baker had the high scratch game of the season at 227 followed by Mary Marcum (226), Charlotte Hackworth (223), Bridget Settles (223) and Donna Fourre (222).

Judy Poynter had the top scratch series at 607, with Hackworth (605), Shearer (583), Baker (582), and Settles (580) completing the top five.

Tammy Daniel had the highest handicap game score at 274.

The Early Bird ladies league completed their 30-week 2007-08 season last Wednesday morning. The Resets (Karen Kensicki, Betty Allen, Helen Hacker and Mary Lou Cox) finished in first place. The Striking Grannies (Ruth Stocker, Toni Miller, Joyce Kearns and Beverly Shearer) took second place, while Spare Change (Sue Lainhart, Juanita Lunsford and Mollie Morris) edged out the Shakers (Linda Laswell, Anna French and Velma Cruse) for third place.

Beverly Shearer had the highest average in the league at 163, while Karen Kensicki (158), Mary Lou Cox (156), Velma Cruse

(148) and Joyce Kearns (146) completed the top five.

The top five scratch games were bowled by Velma Cruse (238), Cox (228), Shearer (223), Geraldine Goss (220) and Kensicki (218).

Karen Kensicki had the highest scratch series of the season at 586. The next highest series were rolled by Shearer (567), Cox (558), Cruse (554), and Goss (550).

Mary Lou Cox was recognized as the most improved bowler in the league.

Bowlers who picked up difficult splits last week included, Doug Breeding the 3-4-6-7 (twice), Juanita Lunsford the 3-7, and Sue Lainhart the 5-10.

Beverly Shearer also bowled a clean game with a score of 183 in the Galaxy Girls League.

The Madison County Relay For Life sponsored a 3-6-9 tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society on March 30.

Lewis Jones Jr. led the men in the tournament with a 792 series. David Norman (660) was second and Harvey Poynter (658) was third. Lemetta Dause and Kim Breeding tied for first among the women with a series of 651. Judy Poynter was third at 601.

Bowling fun facts

The United States military services made an important contribution to the growth of bowling during World War II. From 1941-45, over 4,500 bowling lanes were installed at military bases as a source of recreation and to improve morale.

Last week’s top scores

Men’s series

Gary Wagoner 738

Eric Grimes 730

Shawn Barton 715

Bruce Watson 675

David Norman 632

Tyler Morgan 620

Troy Conner 618

Matt Poe 616

Donnie Philbeck 614

Woody Arvin 611

Spider Weaver 606

Paul Dapkus 604

Men’s games

Gary Wagoner 300

Jerry Pianovski 258

Carl Daniels 255

Woody Arvin 255

Eric Grimes 255

Wesley Canter 252

Shawn Barton 247

David Norman 247

Tyler Morgan 246

Don Johnson 245

Bruce Watson 244

Donnie Philbeck 243

Lewis Jones, Jr 238

Lewis Jones Sr 232

Neil Haggard 227

Spider Weaver 226

David Richmond 225

Women’s series

Regina Barton 626

Women’s games

Regina Barton 217

Karen Kensicki 213

Mary Marcum 210

Sue Roman 203

Bridgett Settles 202

Sue Lainhart 200

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