Zeplin rolls over opposition for bowling honors
Steve Zeplin has been on a roll the last few weeks, and his bowling is as hot as a hot summer day in Victoria.
The left-handed Zeplin blasted the pins on the last night of the Friday Mixed League with a great 752 series to claim the high-scoring honors for the week.
He started with games of 205 and 268 before coming close to a perfect game on his last game. Zeplin started with the first 10 strikes before a 9-pin count spare left him with a 289 final.
Zeplin also rolled a 257 high game and 685 set in another league.
David Matthews posted the second high total with a 265 high game, complimenting a 692 series in the Rolling Thunder summer league.
He also rolled a 247-668 in the Friday Mixed League.
Steve Dickinson may have posted the fourth best overall total with a 678 series Friday night, but he had the strikes in the right place to break the bank at the Century Lanes.
He won the accumulated prize of $3,930 for a very nice summer vacation.
Other scores of note for the men were Sal Chavez (249-652), Kim Blake (253-649), Javier Hernandez Jr. (269) and Mike Stacy (249).
Denise Gabrysch posted the top women's score in Friday Mixed competition with a 222 high game and 569 total.
The applications for the Victoria USBC youth scholarship are available at the Century Lanes front desk and the deadline for submitting is June 15.
This summer's Century Lanes No-Tap Jackpot Doubles Tournament will start Wednesday at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per team with strike pots, 300 game pot and Super Pot available.
With one weekend of competition left in the 80th Texas State USBC Open being held in Austin, some local and area bowlers are still in the top 20 of the prize list.
In the singles event, Division I, David Matthews is tied for sixth place with an 820 series. Herschel (Dandy) Richards is in third place in Division II with an 848 series, and Tom Crowe is tied for 20th with a 799.
In Division VI, Shawn Hickel (Bay City/El Campo Association) is in 18th place with a 725 set.
In the doubles event Division III, Port Lavaca bowlers Tracy Blake and Michael Sanders are in seventh place with a score of 1,573.
Victoria bowler Mike Osterson is tied for 12th place in Division I all events with a great nine-game total of 2,317.
In the Women's State Tournament being held in the Fort Worth area, some local bowlers have moved into the top 20 prize list.
In Division I team event, Stroud's is in sixth place with a score of 3,076. Team members are Delores Stroud, Pat Robles, Meredith Mulkey, Carri Lee and Christine Speer.
In Division I doubles, the local duo of Sharon Guinn and Lori Heil are in third place with a score of 1,414.
In Division V, Leeanna Shimek and Donna Howard (Bay City/El Campo) are in second place with a score of 1,464. Victorians Elvla Peterson and Erica Moore are in eighth place with a score of 1,399.
Donna Janik (Bay City/El Campo) is in 10th place Division IV all events with a score of 2,103.
Great bowling and congratulations.
ROLLING THUNDER 1ST TEAM #23 Women: M. Bonus 512; Men: D. Matthews 265-692; S. Zeplin 257-685; S. Chavez 249-652; K. Blake 253-649; M. Stacy 249-644; T. Tanner 246-613; J. Bryant 230-612; S. Miller 603; J.P. Reyna 592; J. Cass 231-589; T. Crowe 583; J. Blount 231-579; B. Mooney 578; S. Snow 577; A. Mayfield 235-577; C. Kurtz 565; T. Bennett 564; J. Wittenburg 563; J. Hernandez Jr. 269-562; R. King 562; FRIDAY MIXED League Champions, BS NO WHAMMY with members Charles Aiken, David Matthews, Janie Salas, Nancy Schmidt, Steve Dickinson, Brian Breaux, and Shelly Cortwright. Women: D. Gabrysch 222-569; C. Speer 558; Men: S. Zeplin 289-752; S. Dickinson 237-673; D. Matthews 247-668; C. aiken 606; M. Conchola 601; E. Gonzales 231-596; J. Tweedle 589; J. Smith 571; B. Mooney 570; J. Flores 568; K. Blake 564; D. Loya 563; S. Snow 562; K. Bryan 560; R. Vasquez 560; C. Bigham 556.