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
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
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
Regina Barton 626
Regina Barton 217
Karen Kensicki 213
Mary Marcum 210
Sue Roman 203
Bridgett Settles 202
Sue Lainhart 200
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