This week’s high-score report from bowling leagues in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area contains quite a few good games and series, but for the first time in quite a while, there are no perfect games to report.
The closest thing to a perfect game was turned in by Robert Fletcher Sr., who earned 11-in-a-row honors as he posted a 296 game during a recent 711 series in the Jeffcoat Blueprinting League at AMF Bradenton.
In addition, three bowlers strung 10 strikes in a row to post a game in the 280s. Joey Vuolo fired a 288 in a 717 series in the Al Davis Memorial League at Bowland Port Charlotte, Joe Murray had a 286 in the Senior Classic League at AMF Venice, and Mike Aleshire had a 280 as part of a 706 series in the After Hours Bail Bonds/Advance Home Improvement League at AMF Venice.
Three players also deserve mention for far-over-average performances.
Cindy Meals fired a 100-over-average 278 game en route to a 613 series in the Midseason Mixed League at Englewood Bowl, and Judy Fessenden blasted a 159-over 642 series that included a 258 game in the same league. And Javier Macias had a 167-over-average 686 series in the Environmental A/C League at AMF Gulf Gate.
Following is a listing of other high-score reports from each of the seven area centers:
- AMF BRADENTON: Lawrence Kitterman 279, Glen Underwood 279, Kevin O’Neill 279, Anthony Passero 279, Patrick Ringland 277, Ian Gray 276, Justin Henderson 276, Woody Brandon 268, Ray Lewis 268, John Dickerman 267, Frank Safford 266, Eric Zimmerman 266; Yvonne Ecker 254 and 249.
- AMF VENICE: Dave Cottrill 279-754 and 267-714, Gary Landes 278, Eddie Schneider 277, Jim Rasmussen 269, Earl Knopf 269, Jeff Stapleton 268-743, Jerry Nicholas 268, Ernie Lafave 268, Gary Lee Sr. 267, Jimmy Bruns 267, Neil Knopf 267, Shawn Poneleit 266-755, Dennis Johnson 742, Steve Kosinski 712; Dee Meyers 241-605, Harlene Magruder 233, Kathi Ellington 622, Mary Stary 614.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Guy Jones 278-782, Jesse Jones 749, Tony Clevenger 724, Dave Phillips 721 and 710, John Stempien 721; Fran Stamper 226, Nina Phillips 225.
- TREASURE LANES: Corey Cyr 277, Jerry Weese 276-778, Billy Seymour 276-720, Tracy Roddick 706; Nancy Wroe 268-652, Dolores Meyers 246-686 and 237-660, Deb Lugiewicz 234, Renae Gross 228-656, Judy Tucker 225, Ruby Cressman 603; junior Baillie Lombardo 232.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Ricky Wisenbarger 279, Mike Janosik 278-712, Jimmy Kuykendall Jr. 269, Jim Ulrich 266; Alexes Fry 265.
- SARASOTA LANES: Carl Sawyer III 279, Patrick O’Dell 729; Mary Barich 228, Barb Ripley 225.
- AMF GULF GATE: Ron Elliott 712, Cody Esbrandt 701; Cindy Grich 248-692, Darlene Tolbert 232.
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