Tom Crowe rolls top series

Aug. 12, 2017 at 5:03 p.m.

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist   Abel Garcia for The Victoria Advocate

Tom Crowe finished the Rolling Thunder League in great fashion after rolling the top series for the week.

He bowled individual games of 192, 268 and 226 to total 686 for the night.

Nine-pin counts in the first game kept his score low, but he started the second game with seven strikes before nine-pin counts in the eighth and ninth frames stopped his bid for a 300 game.

The series allowed Crowe to finish the league with a 215 average.

Bowlers who broke the 250-650 mark were Tamarcus Bennett (659), T.J. Mooney (651) and Cody Hammack 257.

Nicole Mergele dropped out of league bowling for a year, but she came back during Rolling Thunder summer league action to lead the women with three very nice games of 203, 210 and 205 for a 618 series. The good set was 138 pins over her average.

Fall season begins

The Cuero Turkey Trotters, Monday Mixed and the Captain's Leagues will initiate the 2017-18 fall season with the Trotters scheduled to start competition at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Cuero Wild Turkey League will start competition at 2 p.m. Aug. 20.

The Monday Mixed has a scheduled meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, and the Captain's League scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.

The leagues will start competition the following week.

The Over The Hill League Mixed League, bowlers age 50 and over, will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 28 to confirm team rosters.

Bowlers are still needed to fill some rosters, contact Cecilia Wilson at 361-572-9359 if you are interested in bowling. The league competes at 1 p.m. Mondays.

Contact the Century Lanes for the full fall league schedule at 361-576-116 or visit

Final call for summer

The Century Lanes will host the final Wednesday Night No-Tap Doubles Tournament for the summer Wednesday night. Be there before 7 p.m. to sign up.

Mark your calendars

The Century Lanes will be closed for re-surfacing from Aug. 24 through Aug. 27 and will open for play on Aug. 28.

US Women's Open

Liz Johnson won her fourth consecutive U.S. Women's Open and sixth overall this past Sunday during a live CBS Sports broadcast from the Plano Bowl Super Bowl in Plano.

She climbed the step-ladder finals from the fifth seed by defeating Nicole Trudell 191-178, Valerie Bercier 255-223 and Erin McCarthy 199-195 to face top seed Polish star Daria Pajak.

Despite of starting the final game with a 4-6-7-10 split, Johnson managed to grind out a 188-176 victory for her 10th major title.

USBC Hall of Famer Marion Ladewig won the U.S. Women's Open a record eight times starting with the 1949 inaugural event when it was known as the BPAA Women's All Star.

The CBS Sports Network will air the PWBA Orlando Open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as well as the PWBA St. Petersburg Clearwater Open at 7:30 p.m.


ROLLING THUNDER League Champions, Let It Roll with members Joe Wittenburg, Valerie Hudgens, T.J. Mooney, and Mike Stacy. Women: N. Mergele 210-618; L. Hammack 200-527; J. Reyna 519; Men: T. Crowe 268-686; T. Bennett 247-659; T.J. Mooney 224-651; H. Hernandez 618; S. Kocian 234-614; M. Stacy 235-610; S. Miller 246-597; R. Lyman 589; M. Osterson 589; C. Hammack 257-589; S. Snow 237-585; R. Barnette 571; M. Hernandez 571; R. Bassano 226-564; R. Silgero 563; L. Conner 562; S. Zeplin 560; P. Delgado 559; J. Shoup 557; FUNTAPPERS 1ST GREAT BALLS OF FIRE Women: C. Wilson 210-545; Men: R. Lyman 265-742; G. Brooks 706; J. Holbert 251-698; D. Tamm 262-685; M. Hernandez 255-654; B. Alex 258; J. Turek 256.



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