Mike E. Bryant and Andrew Magedanz recorded the top scores at Galaxy last week. Bryant and Magedanz each bowled a 709 series, while the top games were 276 by Bryant and 269 by Magedanz.
Narita Rose bowled the top women’s game for the week at 200 and Beverly Shearer the high series at 497.
Monday Night Mixed
Mike E. Bryant and Andrew Magedanz rolled the top series last week with identical scores of 709. These scores are the best for the season in this league. Ollie Gasser just missed bowling a 700 series with a 695 total.
Bryant (276) and Magedanz (269) also bowled the highest games for the night.
Series scores of more than 600 were also bowled by Matt Cracraft (681), Brandon Lutes (666), Neil Haggard (665), Aaron Rose (662), Randy Burgess Sr. (641) and Paul Dapkus (601).
Narita Rose (200) and Beverly Shearer (184) bowled the top women’s games, while the best women’s series were 497 by Shearer and 489 by Rose.
The names and best scores of the 23 men who rolled one or more 200-level games at this session are listed at the end of this column.
Wednesday Summer League
Mark Rogers bowled the top game (268) and series (680) in this league last week followed by Brandon Simpson at 238 and 676.
A 600-level series was also bowled by Lewis Jones Jr. (638) and Bill Bowles (636).
The league’s ladies were led by Dana Starnes with a 173 game and 438 series.
Kymmi Bowles rolled the second-best women’s game (170) and Patricia Holtzclaw the second-best women’s series (433).
The nine men who rolled one or more 200-level games at this session are listed at the end of this column with their highest scores.
Splits were converted by Peanut Johnson (4-10), Patricia Holtzclaw (6-7) and Julia Landreth (3-6-7-10).
Scores are higher in no-tap leagues than in regular leagues because nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike.
Matt Joyce just missed rolling a no-top 300 game for the fourth consecutive week as he left two pins with his last roll in his second game and had to settle for a 298 score. Joyce finished with a 714 series
Bill Bowles bowled the top series for the night at 732, which included the second-best game at 278.
The only other 700 series was bowled by Novel Davis with a 705 score, which included a 254 game.
Sue Hegelmeyer bowled the top women’s game at 264.
Beverly Shearer rolled the second-best women’s series (678) and the second-best women’s game (261).
Series scores of 600 or better were also bowled by Steve Dickey (680), Jeff Sadler (667), Jeff Napier (651), Kandi Weller (630), David Robinson (628), Hisle (617), Gary Cromer (613) and Jack Taulbee (600).
Splits were converted by Robert Lamb (2-7 and 6-7) and Dean Acker (3-10 and (3-9-10).
Youth scratch tournament
Three young men added to their USBC Scholarship Management And Reporting for Tenpins accounts through a youth scratch tournament at Galaxy on June 17.
Steven Fagan finished first and won $120. Zach Schneider earned $70 for his second-place finish, while $50 went to Jonathan Taylor, who placed third.
All the money winners were from Lexington.
The USBC SMART program maintains an account for young bowlers so that the money can be used later for college expenses. This program allows young bowlers to earn money but remain eligible to bowl in high school and college.
Youth bowling camps
The final Galaxy summer bowling camp for youth aged 15 and older starts today and runs through Thursday. Earlier camps were held for youngsters aged 6 through 9 and 10 through 14.
There will be four hours of instruction from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, with lunch provided.
The fee is $50 per youth. There is still space available so you can come to Galaxy today to register for this camp.
The 48th annual Kentucky State Bowling Association Jamboree will be held in Bardstown on July 14 and 15.
This is an annual work session to make plans for the coming season and to make any needed changes in the organization’s procedures.
Competition in the Bluegrass State Games is now underway. Track and field events were held last weekend at the University of Louisville and other sites in Louisville.
Most of the competition in the BGSG takes place in Lexington, but there are some exceptions. For example, fishing will be held at Kentucky Lake, fencing at the University of Louisville, chess in Winchester and part of the softball competition will be held in Richmond.
The Bluegrass Games originated in 1984 under the administration of Governor Martha Layne Collins. The BGSG is now one of the largest such activities in the nation as the number of participants regularly exceeds 15,000.
Activities are planned for each weekend from now through the first weekend in August.
The bowling competition is set for July 21 and 22 at the Eastland Lanes in Lexington. There will be singles and doubles events for six age groups ranging from eight years old and younger to 55 years and older. The fee is $25 for one event or $35 for two events.
Go to www.bgsg.org for registration forms and further information.
Last Week’s Top Scores
Mike E. Bryant 276
Andrew Magedanz 269
Randy Burgess Sr. 268
Mark Rogers 268
Neil Haggard 267
Brandon Lutes 266
Matt Cracraft 264
Ollie Gasser 245
Brandon Simpson 238
John Hickam 235
David Norman 235
Paul Dapkus 234
Bill Bowles 234
Lewis Jones Jr. 233
Aaron Rose 232
Ronnie Thomas 227
Cody Daly 226
Dave Kendrick 223
Turner Curtis 223
Mark Daly 219
Mike Hilvers 215
Matt Joyce 212
Lynn Estes 211
Gary Holtzclaw 211
Sean Christianson 211
Tyler Magedanz 206
Jeff Sadler 205
J. J. Reising 200
Narita Rose 200
Beverly Shearer 184