Mike Hilvers led the bowlers at Galaxy last week with a 705 series and 290 game.
Kymmi Bowles rolled the top women’s game at 212 and Andi Daly the best series at 516.
The top scores at Galaxy came in the Monday Mixed League, which is the only 10-pin league still operating for the summer.
Lewis Jones, Jr. bowled a 683 series in the Bluegrass State Games.
Monday Mixed League
Mike Hilvers led this league last week with a 290 game and 705 series. Hilvers left four pins with his first ball in the first frame of his second game, but he picked up the spare and followed with 11 consecutive strikes.
The next-best game was 269 by Tyler Morgan, while the second-best series was 672 by Neil Haggard.
Those bowling a 600-level series included — Lynn Estes (658), Andrew Magedanz (658), Brandon Lutes (656), John Hickham (651), Lewis Jones Jr. (650), Mark Rogers (642), Tyler Morgan (623), Matt Joyce (622) and Matt Cracraft (621).
The best women’s games were 212 by Kymmi Bowles and 197 by Andi Daly. Daly (516) and Beverly Shearer (506) rolled the top women’s series.
The names and best scores of the 29 bowlers who rolled one or more 200-level games at this session are listed at the end of this column.
Tuesday No-tap Doubles League
Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues. Thus, scores are higher than in regular leagues.
Jeff Napier and substitute Mark Rogers bowled the top scores in this league last week.
Napier bowled a 300 game and 804 series, while Rogers rolled a 300 game and 833 series. The no-tap 300 games were the sixth of the summer for Napier and the third for Rogers.
Series scores of 700 or better were bowled by Bill Bowles (731), Carl Daniels (709) and Matt Joyce (700).
Those who rolled a 600-level series included — Jim Hisle (663), Jeff Sadler (644), Gary Cromer (634), David Robinson (618), Bobby Abrams (611), John Hickam (610) and Steve Dickey (610).
Tina Hisle rolled the top women’s series (660), followed by Sue Hegelmeyer (638) and Mary Lou Cox (625).
Hisle and Hegelmeyer tied for the high women’s game at 244 with Novel Davis next at 239.
Wednesday Summer League
The three teams which finished in a first-place tie in this league — X Factor (Jim Collins, Gary Cromer and Anthony, John and Jack Taulbee); Team Galaxy (Nate Haskins, Jeff Sadler, Gary Wagoner, Ray White and Brandon Simpson); and Low Rollers (Mark Rogers, Julia Landreth and Kymmi and Bill Bowles) — were recognized in last week’s column.
X Factor won the league championship in a roll off with Team Galaxy finishing second and Low Rollers third in this non-sanctioned league.
The top individual performances for this league are cited in today’s column.
The top averages for the men were recorded by Brandon Simpson (225), Randy Burgess Sr. (211), Mark Rogers (209), Lewis Jones Jr. (208) and David Norman (203).
The best men’s series were — Peanut Johnson (733), Burgess, Sr. (730), Simpson (717), Gary Cromer (705), Rogers (680) and Norman (680).
The highest men’s games were 290 by Burgess Sr., 268 by Rogers, 267 by Johnson, 266 by Simpson and 257 by Cromer.
Kymmi Bowles took the “triple crown” for the league’s women with a 148 average, 532 series and 214 game.
The next-best averages were 145 by Patricia Holtzclaw, 144 by Julia Landreth, 141 by Dana Starnes and 138 by Jenny Morris.
Landreth (523), Starnes (512), Holtzclaw (471) and Morris (462) bowled the second through fifth-best series scores.
Morris rolled the second-highest game (206), followed by Holtzclaw (190), Landreth (189) and Starnes (185).
Most improved honors went to Cromer for the men and Holtzclaw for the women.
Local men medal at Bluegrass Games
The four local men who participated in the Bluegrass State Games bowling competition on July 21 and 22 all came home with medals.
Lewis Jones Sr. had not touched a bowling ball since the close of the league season in March, but he dusted off his ball for the Bluegrass Games and promptly bowled a 234 game and 646 series in the first qualifying round. He went on to win the gold medal in the 55-and-over open singles event.
Lewis Jones Jr. rolled a 242 game and 683 series on the way to a gold medal in the 20-54 sanctioned singles competition.
Jones Sr. and Jones Jr. then teamed to take the gold in the 40-54 sanctioned doubles event. Eligibility for this event was based upon the age of the younger partner.
Carl Daniels captured the gold in the 55-and-over singles with his best game of the tournament at 229. Dean Acker took home the silver medal in this event.
Daniels and Acker combined to take the silver medal in the 55 and over sanctioned doubles.
MCWBA represented at USBC Women’s Championships
Two five-person teams representing the Madison County Women’s Bowling Association participated in the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships in Reno, Nevada recently.
One team was comprised of Betty Lou Masters, Beverly Aleshire, Velma Cruse, Lois Evans and Rita Roberts.
A second team included Margaret Tilsley, Narita Rose, Brenda Marcum, Jamie Sowder and Jelemia Sanders.
Sanders extended her string of consecutive appearances in the National Championships to 46 years.
Golf, bowling doubleheader coming up this weekend
The Galaxy Center is sponsoring a golf scramble at the Battlefield Golf Course Saturday at 10 a.m. Registration will remain open until 9 a.m. that day. All golfers are welcome.
The fee is $60 per person or $240 for a four-person team. The first-place team will receive $400 cash, the second-place team $240 and the third-place team will receive a $200 credit at the Battlefield pro shop. Call Ray White at 624-4444 to register.
A portion of the proceeds will go to support Hospice Care Plus.
Participants in the golf tournament will receive a free entry for a no-tap bowling tournament at Galaxy at 2 p.m. Sunday. Non-participants in the golf tournament will pay a $20 entry fee. Entries will be accepted on the day of the tournament.
The winner of the bowling tournament is guaranteed a prize of $500.
In addition to regular strikes, nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap competition.
The bowling tournament will use a handicap of 100 percent of the difference between the bowler’s best 2011-12 average in a 10-pin league and 200. Men without an average in a 10-pin league will be assigned an average of 180 and women without a 10-pin league average will be entered with an average of 170.
Last Week’s Top Scores
Mike Hilvers 290
Tyler Morgan 269
John Hickam 255
Brandon Lutes 248
Mark Rogers 246
Lewis Jones Jr. 242
Neil Haggard 236
Matt Cracraft 235
Lewis Jones Sr. 234
Andrew Magedanz 232
Carl Daniels 229
Lynn Estes 227
Glenn Masters 225
Paul Dapkus 222
Ollie Gasser 218
Matt Joyce 216
Zach Niekerk 213
Chris Walker 212
Larry Lindsey 212
Cody Dapkus 208
Vince Townsend 208
Alex Dapkus 208
Jeff Sadler 205
Steve Woltering 203
Bill Bowles 203
Randy Burgess Sr. 202
Mike E. Bryant 202
Ray White 201
T. J. Tudor 201
Mark Daly 201
Kymmi Bowles 212
Andi Daly 197