Michalec is top in Rolling Thunder league
Miles Michalec rolled the high scratch series for the week, but not by much with Olivia Jackson posting three consistent games.
Michalec posted a 235 high game to help toward a 644 total and Jackson had only two open frames in the three games. She finished with individual games of 215, 202, and 215 for a 632 set.
Both bowlers were competing in Rolling Thunder League play.
Gary Hatter Jr. scored a nice 639 total and Jacob Silgero rolled a 247 high game in Summer Sunday Strikers's play.
The Texas State USBC Open and the Women's State Tournaments are finishing competition this weekend, with the final standings being posted soon.
Several area bowlers are still in the top 10 in the prize list and I will list their accomplishments as soon the final prize lists are posted.
Victoria bowlers have competed in the state tournaments with some success with several state champions being crowned.
For the women, starting in 1962, the Town & Country Beauty Bar team won first place in Division II. Team members were Mary Ann Jarisch, Jane Wagner, Bessie Evans, Mary Beller, and Jesse Waldrop. The same year Irene Sawey won the Div. IV all-events title.
In 1983, the Mid-Coast Logging & Perforating team tied for first place in Division I with members Lola Parkinson, Glenda Bennett, Merle Cattan, Betty Zoe, and Juanita Rigamonti.
Lynda Mikulec won the Division II all events title in the mid 1980's.
In 1991, a team composed of Jaymie Wilson, Debbie Lopez, Charlatte Hunt, Carolyn Hill, and Judy Mikeska won the Division II title.
Carri Lee bowled her way to the 2010 Division II all events champion title and the duo of Sharon Guinn and Lori Heil were crowned the Division I doubles champion last year.
The men have had similar success with four local teams winning state titles.
In 1977, the Dick's Food Stores team won the Division II title with members Alex Dick Jr., Cotton Glidewell, Gene Eubanks, Gene Zoe, and Billy Terry.
The following year, Truman King won the Division II singles title with a score of 678.
In 2001, Randy Puente won the Division V all events trophy with a score of 1,809.
Randy's Raiders won the Division III team title in 2002 with a score of 3, 068. Team members were Randy Vivero, Mark Blohm, Tony Skiro, Darren Blohm, and Dandy Richards.
Harol's Paint & Body won the 2004 Division III team title with a score of 3,135 with members Harol Reissig, Virgil Cheseny, Kyle Stasny, Danny Reissig, and Jeff Stasny.
In 2008, the Dawg Pound, won the Division V team title with members Travis Balfanz, Annette Cano, Ray Nickel, Larry Oehlke, and Jerry Cano.
With the past success we have had from local bowlers, hopefully we can bring back some titles again.
The GEICO PBA Summer Swing continues with the Lucas Oil Milwaukee Open finals being televised next Tuesday at 6 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.
Three winners have been crowned in the summer swing animal named oil patterns.
The Badger Open (52 feet lanes with oil dressing), was won by Jake Peters as he defeated Josh Blanchard 245-212 for his first PBA title. Chris Loschetter was a first time winner also as he powered past Bill O'Neill 264-231 to win the Wolf Open (32 feet dressing).
Last Tuesday, Jason Belmonti won his second title of the season with a victory over Chris Barnes 235-211 in the Bear Open (40 feet, oil dressing)
It is with sorrow that I note of another former Victoria bowler having passed in the death of Pete A. Cantu last week. Pete was not a high average bowler but he enjoyed to compete in the old Latin Bowlers League. My condolence and sympathy go out to his family.
SUMMER SUNDAY STRIKERS 1st IT'S NOT MY FAULT Women: J. Walker 594; Men: G. Hatter Jr. 233-639; J. Silgero 247-603; E. Smith 576; J. Holbert 225-576; T. Campbell 551; ROLLING THUNDER 1ST Women: O. Jackson 215-632; S. Wharton 203-576; J. Reyna 511; Men: M. Michalec 235-644; C. Hoff 223-625; K. Blake 237-623; R. Vasquez 236-616; B. Marques 605; G. Hatter Jr. 595; V. Thomas 593; C. Schmidt 227-589; S. Miller 228-585; B. alex 576; W. Reyna 223-574; B. Jackson 553; M. Osterson 550; J. Rodriguez 549; L. Rojas 231; FUNTAPPERS (No Tap) 1st (3 way tie) PIN ACTION, HAS BEENS, AND HIGH BOWLERS. Women: B. Koebrick 258-696; C. Danesi 216-572; Men: Z. Balfanz 243-689; B. Mowles 252-684; B. Hartman 656; S. Gritta 245-655; B. Fisseler 255-649;