Schupbach enjoys week of bowling
Kenny Schupbach crushed the pins in the two local leagues that he competes in for an enjoyable week.
In spite of two open frames during Red River League action, Kenny was consistently striking to earn the high series weekly honors.
He hammered the pocket for games of 246, 230, and 268 to total 744 for the night.
Schupbach also rolled a 247 high game and 698 set in another league.
Two of the area's highly competitive bowlers achieved a near-perfect game while competing in the Red River League.
Mike Stacy started league play with 10 strikes in a row before a solid 7-pin stopped the lefthander's bid for a 300 game, and he finished with a 289 game.
After starting the second game with six strikes in a row, I thought he was on his way to an 800 series. Unfortunately, a 7-pin split open in the 7th frame, stopped his string of strikes and he lost his carry due to subtle changes on the lanes. Stacy finished with a 738 series.
Tom Crowe took up the challenge in his second game and started with 11 strikes in a row before tugging the ball on the 12th ball, and he finished with a 297 game and a 715 set.
Although not a high average bowler, Howard Tesch matched Crowe in rolling 11 strikes in the second game, but his non-strike ball was in the middle of the game and he finished with a 279 game.
Steve Dickinson and Russell Mason also broke the 700 mark with scores of 266-719 and 701 respectively.
Other scores of note for the men were T.J. Mooney (269-695/692), Tony Bennett (247-683), Jacob Silgero (681/657/265-656), DoLee Knowlan (248-677), Bobby Mowles (676), Darryl Mergele (664), Mike Wortham (662),Randy Vivero (651), Dave Matthews (257-649), Gary Hatter Jr. (649), John Oswalt (279), Tesch (279), Jay Rhymer (261), Joe Wittenburg (258), Pedro Alva (256), Kevin Stacy (255), Todd Pfuhl (254), Calvin Bigham (253), and Joe Rodriguez was zoned in with a 249 high game in the Red River League.
Olivia Jackson was high for the women while competing in the Sugar & Spice League.
She rolled a 234 high game, which contributed to a 574 total.
Bailey Koebrick posted a great 247 high game on her way to a 567 total.
Other nice games for the women were Denise Gabrysch 236 and Delores Stroud 227.
Vera Cruz Restaurant bowlers for the week were Russell Mason 767 (Sugar & Spice) and Helen Gibbs 717 (Over The Hill).
It is with regret that I note another former local bowler, Denise Schustereit Dodd, having passed away.
Denise was the daughter of Dixie and Leonard Schustereit, who enjoyed bowling at the Woodlawn Lanes in the 1970s. Their kids enjoyed bowling as well.
My condolences and sympathy are with the family.
Leonard passed away several years ago but I remember him as a teammate on the Texaco bowling team that competed in the Red River League in 1956.
FALL SUNDAY STRIKERS 1ST PROVOST POSSE Men: J. Silgero 239-657; E. Smith 566; T. Campbell 551; A. Whitehead 548; OVER THE HILL 1ST TWO + TWO Women: C. Goode 490; Men: J. Simmons 224-606; J. Figueroa 594; S. Gritta 212-590; T. Lewis 212-546; A. Hempel 227-544; R. Nickel 209-542; W. Conaway 541; A. Garcia 229-537;B. Alex 516; B. Buzzell 515; MONDAY MIXED 1ST COBRA KAI Women: D. Stroud 539; D. Bues 522; Men: J. Holbert 225-626; R. Vasquez 246-620; J. Walden 229-594; J. Talbott 582; J. Cooper 230-580; B. Hartman 578; M. Lane 569; D. Dye 565; T. Tanner 563; B. Redding 550; M. Church 550; RED RIVER 1ST STROUD'S VENDING Men: K. Schupbach 268-744; M. Stacy 289-738; T. Crowe 297-715; M. Wortham 241-662; J. Silgero 265-656; R. Vivero 245-651; P. Alva 256-643; A. Garcia 233-638; H. Tesch 279-615; S. Zeplin 614; J. Tweedle 226-611; M. Osterson 595; C. Kurtz 587; B. Marques 587; J. Molina 579; D. Flores 226-575; M. Michalec 569; D. Matthews 567; T. Pfuhl 254-562; J. Rodriguez 249-561; J. Matson 556; W. Parker 556; D. Richards 553; D. Garcia 550; COLLEGIATE LEAGUE 1ST (tie) 3 STRIKERS and TEAM 2 Men: M. Soliz 235-539; K. Alan 502; SUGAR & SPICE 1ST SPLITS HAPPEN Women: O. Jackson 234-574; B. Koebrick 247-569; C. Speer 209-568; D. Drake 215-565; D. Stroud 227-556; T. Wortham 212-544; S. Guinn 535; C. Lee 529; J. Salas 518; J. Reyna 515; Men: S. Dickinson 266-719; R. Mason 242-701; K. Schupbach 247-698; T.J. Mooney 249-692; B. Mowles 235-676; J. Wittenburg 258-636; M. Stacy 228-625; R. Gonzales 232-625; T. Rutherford 229-625; M. Michalec 623; A. Matejek 619; T. Bennett 236-615; M. Mathieu 613; C. Aiken 612; D. Matthews 611; K. Stacy 255-604; R. Fisseler 245-603; R. Vivero 596; J. Cano 592; L. Stroud 591; M. Unger 589; T. Crowe 589; J. Talbott 225-586; L. Hall 226-586; R. Estrada 585; M. Wortham 232-578; M. Rodriguez 578; J. Oswalt 279-577; D. Flores 574; S. Gritta 574; M. Osterson 573; W. Reyna 572; S. Zeplin 561; T. Blake 558; C. Kurtz 556; H. Tesch 241; CAPTAIN'S LEAGUE 1ST GIRLFRIEND Women: J. Bailey 198-482; DOW MIXED 1ST BANDIDOS Women: E. Fuhrman 501; Men: J. Rhymer 261-638; K. Rosales 596; C. Doremus 559; L. Fuhrman 548; T. Cornelison 225; SUNDOWNERS 1ST OHHH DAMMM ITT Women: T. Mason 214-567; D. Gabrysch 236-558; J. McNary 220-555; M. Bonuz 540; L. Marques 528; I. Caballero 519; Men: T.J. Mooney 269-695; T. Bennett 247-683; J. silgero 236-681; D. Knowlan 248-677; D. Mergele 245-664; D. Matthews 257-649; R. Madrigal 245-626; J. Cass 226-621; S. Gritta 617; D. Reissig 246-615; L. boyd 602; K. Stasny 602; D. Glass 597; B. Marques 226-595; S. Dickinson 593; R. Kalmus 593; M. Mathieu 226-592; E. Smith 592; C. Hoff 591; J. Rodriguez 233-585; B. Mooney 583; E. Gonzales 226-583; S. Miller 241-580; J. Hollbert 237-579; W. Jackson 578; G. Pitts 242-577; E. Fingers 238-573; R. Marques 573; E. Smith 236-571; J. Bryant 234-569; V. Thjomas 567; J. Blount 225-566; M. Osterson 565; T. Pfuhl 565; J. Lesikar 565; R. Cooper 563; D. Garcia 561; M. Michalec 557; E. Stevens Sr. 553; FRIDAY NITE TRIO 1ST (tie) NV-US and TEAM #5 Men: K. Blake 242-643; M. Canchola 226-639; M. Hernandez 224-629; H. Tesch 230-609; C. Bigham 584; D. Loya 241-568; J. Silgero 564; M. Cantu 556;