Marques posts best bowling score for week
Bobby Marques rolled the top score for the week by being consistent during Red River League competition.
Scores were limited due to several leagues being off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but Marques earned the weekly honors with stellar games of 223, 246, and 226 to total 695.
John Figueroa posted the second high score with a 248 high game, contributing towards a 671 set in a senior league.
Other nice scores for the men were Rick Kalmus (269-665), Steve Zeplin (253-656) Mark Pahmiyer (648), senior bowlers Steve Gritta and David Snell with respective high games of 257 and 247.
The women had a very slow week with only two leagues with results.
Lori Heil was high with a 560 total during Guys & Dolls action.
Vera Cruz Restaurant bowlers for the week are Tom Lewis 722 and Gloria Billo 706 (both from Over The Hill).
Tony Bennett had an early visit from Santa by breaking the bank at the Century Lanes to collect $1,460.
He also demonstrated it does not take an especially high score to win. He bowled a 628 set and had a strike in the right frames for a nice Christmas present.
The PBA 2011-12 ESPN season will start Sunday with the broadcast of the inaugural GEICO World Bowling Tours men's and women's finals from Las Vegas.
The tour included stops in France, Kuwait, Thailand, Korea, Australia, plus the U.S. Open and USBC Masters Tournaments.
In the mens' finals Mika Koivuniemi will have a one-game match for the title against the winner between Sean Rash and Jason Belmonte.
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard will face the winner of two Swedish teammates, Nina Flack and 20-year-old Sandra Andersson.
ESPN will broadcast the matches at noon Sunday.
With another bowling season almost to the halfway mark, I will spotlight the oldest female and male bowlers bowling in a league.
Dorothy Moore will be 90 years young next February and still enjoys her bowling.
She has a 139 average and can still roll a good score.
Last Monday afternoon, she rolled a 192 game with open frames in the 9th and 10th.
She started bowling for fun in the 1970s but did not join a league until 1992 and has been a league bowler since.
Dorothy enjoys bowling for the exercise and the companionship with friends and, with her friendly smile, she has lots of friends.
Dan Gutierrez is the senior male league bowler in town and will be 89 in January.
He started league bowling in the late 1950s and bowled for several years before he stopped.
He started league play again in the Over The Hill League when it formed in 1984 and has been a member ever since.
He also enjoys bowling for the exercise and meeting with friends.
SUNDAY STRIKERS 1ST TEAM #4 Men: J. Rodriguez 224-601; E. Smith 589; W. Reyna 588; H. Bellanger Jr. 555; R. Gonzales 551; M. Osterson 550; OVER THE HILL 1ST (tie) THE 4S'S and THROWN TOGETHER Women: B. Scheffer 223-535; N. Matchett 519; C. Sturm 503; S. Garrett 200-501; Men: J. Figueroa 248-671; M. Almendarez 598; S. Gritta 257-573; A. Garcia 234-571; R. Estrada 555; J. Schmidt 538; A. Hempel 533; W. Conaway 532; A. Scheffer 531; P. Cox 522; RED RIVER 1ST STROUD'S VENDING Men: B. Marques 246-695; S. Zeplin 253-656; M. Pahmiyer 648; M. Osterson 226-643; J.P. Reyna 234-639; D. Snell 247-634; T. Bennett 227-631; R. Morris 225-617; T. Crowe 236-617; R. Thompson 614; K. Stacy 610; T. Pfuhl 604; K. Schupbach 603; J. Matson 602; R. Vivero 601; J. Cavazos 598; R. Martinez 593; J. Wittenburg 226-587; S. Snow 233-584; M. Wortham 583; A. Flores 576; W. Parker 567; L. Caballero 243-562; A. Suarez 559; A. Garcia 555; J. Guerra 549; A. Vega 234; MONDAY MIXED 1ST HANG THIS Women: R. Martinez 522; J. Flores 514; Men: D. Loya 224-602; S. Kocian 237-585; T. Payne 568; D. Padgett 566; B. Kitchens 565; J. Rodriguez 563; J. Mayer 561; M. Redding 559; M. Lane 227-556; K. Bryan 555; A. Garcia Jr. 228; GUYS & DOLLS 1ST (tie) PIN ACTION and ALL STARS Women: L. Heil 560/561; Men: R. Kalmus 269-665/227-644; J. Smith 231-628; E. Gonzales 593; R. Rendon 582; M. Mathiew 572; M. Osterson 569/555; R. Rendon 563; E. Smith 552; T. Fagg 549.