Mark Rogers set a new high for men’s games at Galaxy this season with a 278 score in the Friday Night Mixed League last week.
Rogers also bowled the top series for the week at 746 which is the second-highest for the season, topped only by Neil Haggard’s 773 score.
Keeley Gadd (237) and Sandy Reynolds (235) bowled the two best women’s games for the season.
Beverly Shearer rolled the top women’s series for the week at 566.
John Hickam became the third member of this season’s 700 club at Galaxy with a 708 series to lead this league last Monday. Glenn Masters rolled the second-best series at 695.
All four members of the Big Ass Fans team — Mike E. Bryant (639), Dallas Thomas (624), Brandon Lutes (615) and Keith Nash (611) — bowled a 600-level series.
Other men who rolled a 600 series were Shawn Barton (665), Patrick Wells (658), Lewis Jones Jr. (655), Bill Bowles (650), Joe Reichel (635), Todd Young (633), Gary Cromer (629), Mark Rogers (613), David Norman (612) and Gary Holtzclaw (603).
Reichel (267) and Scott Kaylor (265) bowled the top games in this league last week.
Andi Daly (213), Regina Barton (204) and Beverly Shearer (203) rolled the best women’s games, while the top women’s series were 566 by Shearer, 560 by Daly and 552 by Barton.
Congratulations to Sue Hegelmeyer for picking up the “big four” split (4-7-6-10). This is the second-most difficult split, after the 7-10, and even professional bowlers rarely convert it.
The names and best scores of the 35 bowlers who rolled one more of the 55 200-level game at this session are included with the top scores at the end of this column.
Keeley Gadd bowled the women’s high game for the season at Galaxy with a 237 score. She also rolled the top series in this league last week at 533.
Linda Combs bowled the second-best game (200) and Shella Cobb the second-highest series (515).
Splits were converted by Brenda Williams (3-10) and substitute Beverly Shearer (4-7-10).
The ladies in this league went on a scoring spree last Tuesday as six women bowled game scores of more than 200 with Becky Fraser (223), Bridget Settles (214) and Doris Gish with a no-miss 213 game leading the way.
All those who reached the 200-level are listed among the top scores at the end of this column.
The top series scores were 548 by Linda Bowles (which included a no-miss 195 game), 542 by Settles and 531 by Gish.
Splits were converted by Janie Ohr (3-6-7), Jan Barnes (3-9-10), Connie Bowlin (5-10), Merle Motley (7-9-10), Karilyn Koury (5-10), Brenda Ault (2-7-8) and Sherry Ernst (5-6).
Mary Lou Cox bowled the top game in this league last Wednesday with a 202 score, followed by Karen Kensicki with a no-miss 191 game.
Kensicki (528) and Cox (504) also rolled the top series scores for the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan led this league last week as Tyler bowled the top men’s game (246) and series (665), while Rita led the women with a 213 game and 572 series.
Matt Joyce and Lewis Jones Jr. tied for the second-best men’s game at 244, and Jones, Jr. rolled the second-highest series (661).
Joyce (657), Sean Christianson (607), David Norman (603) and sub John Hickam (686) also rolled series scores of more than 600.
Rene Christianson rolled the second-best women’s game (186) and Kymmi Bowles the second-highest women’s series (446).
Randy Million converted a 5-7 split.
Friday Night Mixed
Mark Rogers led this league with the highest game of the season at Galaxy this season (278) and the second-highest series (746).
Lewis Jones Jr. bowled the second-best game (257) and series (674) for the night. John Hickam rolled a 633 series.
The league’s ladies were led by Beverly Shearer with a 190 game and 513 series, while Lisa Ball was next at 178 and 460.
A 203 game by Novel Davis was omitted from last week’s list of top scores.
Sandy Reynolds bowled the top game in this league last week with a 235 score, which is the second-highest women’s game at Galaxy thus far this year. Reynolds’ 551 series led the women for the night.
Margaret Tilsley rolled the second-best women’s game (189) and series (478).
Tim Wells bowled the top men’s game (205) and series (580). Ollie Gasser rolled the second-best men’s game (183), and he and Merle Meade tied for the second-highest men’s series at 507.
Splits were converted by Margaret Tilsley (2-7) and Jamie Sowder (4-5 and 5-10).
Nate Rosenbauer (203) and Mike Aldrich (194) bowled the top games in this league last Monday, while the best series were 510 by Pete Young and 506 by Rosenbauer.
Colleen Jackson led the league’s ladies with a 167 game and 438 series, followed by Mary Mink at 146 and 381.
Bad Bowlers No-Tap
In addition to regular strikes, nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.
This league opened its fall season with nine teams, albeit with two vacancies.
Tina Hisle bowled the first no-tap 300 game of the fall season. She added games of 258 and 189 for a 747 series to lead the league. Gloria Tyler rolled the second-best women’s scores with a 258 game and 580 series.
Adam Cromer just missed rolling a 300 game as he opened his first game with 11 strikes, but left four pins with his 12th ball and finished with a 296 score. Josh Wilson bowled the second-best men’s game (260).
Jack Taulbee bowled the best men’s series (716) with Adam Cromer next at 663.
A series score exceeding 600 was also bowled by Wilson (630), Gary Cromer (630), Jim Hisle (605) and Ed Maggard (604).
Scotch Doubles Tournament Sunday
The Madison County Bowling Association is sponsoring a scotch doubles tournament at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The partners alternate bowling a ball in the scotch doubles format. For example, if the first bowler in a frame does not roll a strike, the partner will try to pick up the spare.
The handicap used will be 90 percent of the difference between the average of the partners’ averages and 220.
The teams will bowl five games with the total score including handicaps determining the winners.
The entry fee is $15 per bowler. Teams finishing in the top 20 percent will earn cash prizes.
Last Week’s Top Games
Mark Rogers 278
Joe Reichel 267
Scott Kaylor 265
Cody Daly 258
Lewis Jones Jr. 257
Mike E. Bryant 256
Tyler Morgan 246
David Norman 245
Matt Joyce 244
John Hickam 244
Glenn Masters 236
Randy Burgess Sr. 236
Shawn Barton 235
Patrick Wells 235
Gary Cromer 235
Dallas Thomas 233
Brandon Lutes 233
Keith Nash 227
Gary Holtzclaw 226
Paul Dapkus 226
Anthony Taulbee 226
Neil Haggard 224
Tim Lainhart 222
Don R, Johnson 219
Lewis Jones Sr. 218
Steve Woltering 218
Sean Christianson 217
Rick Burton 216
Ron Gugel 215
Todd Young 213
Joe Bailey 211
Mike Riley 210
Carl Daniels 210
Bobby Abrams 210
David Kendrick 209
Chris Walker 209
Ronnie Hurd 207
Bill Bowles 205
Tim Wells 205
Barry Miller 204
Jack Taulbee 203
Nate Rosenbauer 203
Terry Jackson 203
Ronald Richmond 203
Mike Huser 202
Keeley Gadd 237
Sandy Reynolds 235
Becky Fraser 223
Bridget Settles 214
Andi Daly 213
Doris Gish 213
Rita Morgan 213
Tina Hunter 210
Regina Barton 204
Connie Bowlin 204
Beverly Shearer 203
Mary Lou Cox 202
Linda Bowles 201
Linda Combs 200
Shella Cobb 195
Karen Kensicki 191
Margaret Tilsley 189
Dawn Bydal 187
Rene Christianson 186
Kymmi Bowles 180