Originally published on Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Mike Stacy regained the headlines as he snatched the high series from his competition during Rolling Thunder League play.
Stacy started with a big 258 game and then followed with games of 224 and 226 to total 708 for the night.
James Holbert posted the second high set with games of 243 and 225 contributing towards a 658 series.
Other nice scores for the men were Steve Zeplin (248-646), Bobby Marques (248), David Matthews (246), J.P. Reyna (245) and Jordan Glass (244).
Samantha Wharton ran away with the women's high score with an impressive individual 245 final game helping towards the high series.
Wharton started with games of 156 and 221 in Rolling Thunder action before zeroing in for the 245 game and 622 series.
Olivia Jackson was second high with a 557 set.
With only a couple of weekends to go in the Women's USBC State Tournament, area bowler's scores are still among the top 15.
In the doubles event, Division I's Sharon Guinn and Lori Heil are still in fourth place with a score of 1,414. In Division IV, Leanna Shimek and Donna Howard (El Campo/Bay City) are in fifth place with a score of 1,464. Victorians Elva Peterson and Erica Moore are in 13th place with a score of 1,399.
Learn the game
Summer time is a good time for bowlers to practice their game, so they can be ready for the fall season in late August or early September. It is also a good time to introduce a friend to league bowling.
The Century Lanes and the Victoria USBC are paying $10 out of the $17 USBC membership card fee to any bowler who brings a new bowler into the local association for the 2012-13 season.
A new bowler is defined as a bowler who has not bowled in sanctioned play during the previous two seasons or has never bowled before.
The $10 will be refunded after the new bowler bowls at least 21 games in league play.
The local association is also trying to attract youth bowlers to join leagues.
While the state of Texas has done a tremendous job in promoting and fostering youth bowlers, locally, the number of youths participating in league play has dropped over the years.
The Victoria USBC has a scholarship program that grants $600 annually to qualifying members and youth bowlers can also pick up added bonds money by winning all events titles in the city tournament.
The Texas State USBC awarded $71,364 in scholarship money last year to winners of various tournaments promoted during the year.
Mike Edwards has won the 2012 Senior Masters Tournament that was competed at the South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.
Edwards went through the double elimination tournament undefeated to win his first major tournament. He handed Hugh Miller his second loss in a 701 to 691 match.
Amleto Monacelli (Venezuela) finished in third place.
WOODLAWN SUMMER DUO 1ST NO IDEA Men: J. Holbert 243-658; N. Watkins 572; F. Saldana 553; R. Pfeil 553; ROLLING THUNDER 1ST THE CROSSROADS ROLLERS Women: S. Wharton 245-622; O. Jackson 557; L. Popp 223-548; D. Gabrysch 211; Men: M. Stacy 258-708; S. Zeplin 248-646; B. Marques 248-627; A. Verduzco 234-617; M. Osterson 230-614; R. Vasquez 606; M. Conchola 605; D. Matthews 246-602; J.P. Reyna 245-600; J. Blount 231-600; D. Mergele 589; S. Miller 589; S. Gritta 224-588; J. Hernandez Jr. 587; M. Svatek 583; C. Flores 571; K. Bryan 567; J. Silgero 567; c. Hoff 562; J. Wittenburg 548; J. Glass 244; FUNTAPPERS (No Tap) 1ST STICKS & BUSHES Women: J. Sims 629; A. Cano 238-623; Men: J. Cano 278-712; L. Hall 253-681; J. Rodriguez 258-667; J. Weber 264; J. Buzzell 665.