BOWLING: Osterson snags high score in Strikers League
Aug. 22, 2012 at 3:22 a.m.
Mike Osterson blasted the pins for a great third game after a slow start in the Summer Sunday Strikers League to post the weekly high score.
Osterson started with games of 182 and 220 before finding the line to string strikes for an excellent 275 individual game and 677 series.
With the Sunday Strikers being the only competition for the week, the scores available were limited.
Judy Reyna rolled a 218 high game, which contributed towards a 570 set and high for the women.
Five leagues will start competition next week and the number of scores available will increase.
With the start of the fall season, bowlers will reunite with friends they probably haven't seen for three months.
Two bowlers, who I was happy to see back on the lanes, were Dorothy Moore and Dan C. Gutierrez. I admire them for their tenacity and joy of bowling.
Dorothy is 90 years old and drives in from Yoakum to compete on Monday afternoons to meet with friends and compete.
Dan is just one year behind Dorothy at 89 and he also enjoys the friendships he has made over the years.
The Over The Hill League is looking for more senior bowlers, with the minimum age limit to join the league being 50 years. If you are interested in bowling you can contact Sharold Garrett at 361-655-6525 or 578-0055.
The Red River League will be starting its 58th season on Sept. 10. This league has always been highly competitive and is looking to add two teams. If you are interested in bowling in this league, call Larry Stroud at 361-648-0480.
The Wednesday Youth League meeting will be on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.. Call Mike Wortham for more information at 576-1166 or 564-8408.
Young bowlers from the ages of 12 to 21 are eligible to participate. This would be a good opportunity for young students to start earning scholarship money to further their education after high school.
The Woodlawn Lanes is trying to re-establish its senior league on Wednesday's at 1 p.m.. The team's roster will be three or four bowlers, depending on the league's final decision.
The first meeting is scheduled on Aug. 29. For more information contact Norm Watkins at 361-576-9605 or Steve Gritta at 361-894-7418.
Contact the Woodlawn at 361-582-0921 for information on the Wednesday Duo League, which will have a meeting on Sept. 5 and start the following week.
When the USBC Open Championships concluded in Baton Rouge, La. last month, a total of 58,970 bowlers participated.
With that many bowlers the number of places to cash is pretty high in each event.
The challenging lane conditions give anyone an opportunity to win a check from this prestigious tournament.
Houston's bowling great Bill Lillard Sr. competed in his 65th national championship and is the active career pinfall leader, trailing only the late great Joe Norris for the overall lead.
SUMMER SUNDAY STRIKERS 1ST WHO'S BOWLING NEXT WEEK Women: J. Reyna 218-570; P. Bellanger 225-555; Men: M. Osterson 275-677; B. Breaux 236-598; K. Rosales 233-584; P.Trevino 225-583; T. Campbell 573; R. Martinez 567; E. smith 546