A perfect game by 82-year-old Salvatore Ciranni and a near-miss 299 game by Thomas Lindenberger -- both in the Al Davis Memorial League at Bowland Port Charlotte -- highlight this week's Examiner.com report on bowling high-score performances in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
Ciranni, carrying a 193 average, opened with a 300 game, then followed with scores of 160 and 182 to complete a 642 series. Lindenberger just missed perfection in his first game, settling for 299 after a final-ball 4-pin, and he finished with a 753 series that boosted his average to 232.
Jessica Hendrickson had the top performance among area female bowlers when she pounded out a 712 average on games of 233,222 and 257 in the C&L Awards Mixed League at Sarasota Lanes, where she carries a 15-game 188 average.
In other notable achievements, Jason Albritton posted a 118-over-average 279 game en route to a 195-over 684 series in the Spectrum Dental Arts Mixed League at Sarasota Lanes ... and junior bowler Cody Jones rolled a 727 series on games of 234, 233 and 260 in the Saturday Youth League at the same center.
In other high-score reports from all seven area bowling establishments:
- TREASURE LANES: Mike Aleshire 267-735 and 704, David Baker 266, Corey Cyr 735, Jerry Weese 711, Robb Hessler 706; Renae Gross 246 and 243-691, Wendy Aldridge 242-662, Pam Ladoman 236, Jennifer Peacock 232-649, Jill Harper 225, Dolores Meyers 629.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: John Davis 278, Tom Rea 277-738, Mike Janosik 268, Wendell Van Gaasbeck 267, Jimmy Kuykendall 725, Daniel Gassera 718, James Creutz 711, Jeff Scudder 707, Dave Jodoin 700; Mickeal Paige 257-693 and 619, Jill Harper 245-639, Camille Pitassi 244, Carol Grimm 238, Penny Crandall 235-612, Ona Wood 231-630, Tammi Monier 225, Hanna Fish 225, Alexes Fry 608, Ashley Schwartz 600.
- SARASOTA LANES: Jesse Hawver 279-793, Steven Baran 279-701, Ben Lapp 278, Carl Sawyer III 267-735, Robert Oden 267, Jason Ferrill 266-746, David Shedrow 721; Barb Ripley 235-666, Sandra DelMoro 225.
- AMF BRADENTON LANES: Ed Slusser 269-711, Craig Ripley 265.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: George Fuller 265, Jesse Jones 747, Jimmy Bruns 739; Lisa Haller 235.
- AMF VENICE LANES: Greg Gross 268, Earl Knopf 729, Jack Hanson 725.
- AMF GULF GATE LANES: Jesse Hawver 717.
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