Summer bowling leagues close with high scores
Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:21 a.m.
Shawn Miller closed Rolling Thunder summer league competition in fine fashion, earning the high total for the week.
He rolled games of 256, 237, and 188 for a 681 total. The big series cemented the high average for the league with an even 200.
Gary Hatter, Jr. posted the second high total with 674 in Sunday Striker League play.
James Holbert bowled a 290 high game on his way to a 672 in the same league.
Other top scores for the men were Arron Perez 244-661 and Kim Blake with a 255 individual game.
Samantha Wharton led the Rolling Thunder women bowlers with a solid 624 series.
She bowled games of 157, 212, and finished her game with a score of 255.
Olivia Jackson posted a 573 total for the second high.
The Captain's League, a four-member women's league will start fall competition Thursday, August 29. A league meeting will be held August 22 at 9 a.m. at Century Lanes.
There is still time to join this league by contacting Nicole Wallace at 361-579-7651.
The Over The Hill League, for bowlers age 50 and over, will have a meeting on Monday at 1 p.m.
This is a good opportunity for senior bowlers to enjoy Monday afternoons staying active and interacting with fellow seniors in friendly competition.
There will be three free games of practice after the meeting Monday, which is a good opportunity to loosen up the muscles after a summer break.
If you are interested in joining, contact Bobbie Long at 649-5034, or Mike Wortham at 576-1166.
For more information on the fall league schedule, contact Century Lanes at 576-1166.
Last month, PBA bowler Pete Weber received his third ESPY award for being voted the year's best bowler.
The colorful and polarizing Weber won the U.S. Open, the Tournament of Champions and the Senior Masters Tournaments last year, to sway the fan vote in his favor.
Weber, started his PBA career at age 18 and now at age 50 is still going strong. He is tied with Norm Duke with 38 career PBA Tour titles to their credit.
Their total is third best behind the late Earl Anthony with 41 titles and the all-time leader Walter Ray Williams with 47.
He had previously won ESPY awards in 2002 and 2004.
SUNDAY STRIKERS 1ST (tie) IT'S NOT MY FAULT and TEAM 4 Men: G. Hatter Jr.
236-674; J. Holbert 290-672; A. Perez 244-661; K. Rosales 245-638; T. Rutherford 621; M. Osterson 620; J. Silgero 620; E. Smith 225-602; P. Barron III 571;
Rolling Thunder, League Champions: HOT STUFF with members Jeffery Cass, Bill Alex, Eric Smith, Gary Hatter Jr., Sharold Garrett, Mike Haner, and Gary Hatter Sr. Women: S. Wharton 255-624; O. Jackson 573; J. McNary 207-554; R. Martinez 530; J. Reyna 202-524; Men: S. Miller 256-681; S. Zeplin 226-640; G. Hatter Jr. 226-638; T. Bennett 638; J. Talbott 225-621; V. Thomas 224-610; J. Silgero 610; S. Brinegar 225-610; J. Cass 227-609; M. Michalec 606; K. Blake 255-604; R. Rendon 242-601; M. Osterson 235-592; T. Wash 221-581; M. Hernandez 576; J. Bryant 573; J. Ramirez 568; C. Schmidt 237-563; R. Vasquez 561; M. Rodriguez 559; J. Rodriguez 554; B. Marques 553; W. Reyna 552; H. McLemore 548; FUNTAPPERS League Champions, NO CLUE with members Ray Nickel, Annette Cano, Mark Estrada, Bob Fisseler, Zac Balfanz, Steve Schmidt, and Jerry Cano Women: J. Mowles 223-571; Men: B. Mowles 297-752; R. Kalmus 694; Z. Balfanz278-673; R. Rendon 255; B. Fisseler 253;