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Young bowlers wanted

Readers, I need your help. You know that our facility is state-of-the-art and we care about our bowlers. Our youth program needs a shot in the arm.

We haven’t grown like I hoped we would. We have several coaches including one of only four silver-level coaches in the State of Georgia. We offer weekly league sessions, there is a monthly traveling tournament and we will have some beat-the-coach tournaments throughout the season.

There are several “Scholarship Tournaments” going on around South Georgia, now and after the New Year. As you can see, there is a lot happening here, but I’m having a problem communicating this to the area youth.

So, here’s what I will do. On Saturday, Nov. 22, we will host a free youth clinic. You may sign up by phone (229) 246-5530, at the desk at the center or at several merchants around town. Sign-in starts at 11 a.m., clinic begins at 1 p.m. We promise to have even your four-year-old bowling without bumpers before we are through.

Bowling scores

Now on to the scores!

Matt Johnson, bowling on the Monday Night Mixed, had his highest game ever last week, 290. He spared in the first frame then proceeded to throw 11 strikes in a row. Nice going, Matt.

Daryl Wolf rolled his second 300 of the season last week on the Wednesday SuperMixed. We thought he was going to get his second 800 series, but he was foiled by a 10-pin in the eighth and a light hit on his second ball in the 10th (797 series). He wants me to leave the shot just like it is.

The Monday Night Mixed League has the “Under Dogs” with a 6-point lead over “Who Cares!” The best scores this time were shot by Matt Johnson, with that 290, Glenn Rykard, 268, and Earl Starling, 246. The ladies were led by Evelyn Hughes, 205, followed by Joan Beavers with a 184, and Dot McQuaig rolling a 183. Starling had the top series of 633, Hughes led the ladies with 532.

The NFL Doubles on Tuesdays has the “Colts” in a commanding lead over the “Giants.” The best games this outing were rolled by Les Garringer with a 244, me, 227, and Mike Snowden with a 211. Mary Ludwig led the ladies with a 187 game, Angie Goodwin shot a 174, and Ashley Gray rolled a 172 (63 pins over her average).

The Wednesday SuperMixed has “Yeah Baby!” and “Just Do It!” tied for first with only three weeks left in the third. Wolf shot his 300 for the high game of the week, Dan Crumb rolled a 278 and Mike Lewis shot a 269 game. The women had Hughes with the best game, 236. Cathy Crumb rolled a 223, and Michelle Kendrick rolled a 209. David Beck had the best series, 731, and Crumb shot a 604 series.

Thursday Morning Coffee ladies are bunched up at the top with the “Alley Cats” leading by six over “Pin Pals” and Pin Breakers.” Valerie Schultz led the girls this time with a nice 172 game, followed by Millie Cross with a 171 and Phyllis Collins with a 168. Schultz had the best series, 507.

Friday Rollers has “Apogee” in first over Team 2 by 12 points. Chuck Cierpik leads the scoring this time, rolling a 264 game and 734 series while Fred Stanley shot a 230 game. Mary Heuring led the ladies with a 212 game and 576 series.

The Saturday AM Youth Bowlers has “The Three Stooges” leading by eight points over Team 3. Alex Brinson leads the boys this week with a 244 game. Michael Evans bowled a 190. Amanda Rykard had the best game for the girls, 152, and Brinson shot the best series, 614.

This The 7th Annual Dog Days’ Doubles is over and the winners are: Open division, Frisbie/Lewis with a 1488; Mixed division, Proulx/Proulx with a 1496.