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Guy Jones, Brad Scott top high-score report with 800s; Aiken perfect at Venice

Pair of 800 series headline this week's Examiner.com high-score report.
Pair of 800 series headline this week's Examiner.com high-score report.
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A pair of 800 series and a perfect game highlight this week's Examiner.com report of high scores from bowling establishments in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.

Guy Jones pounded out games of 264, 288 and 263 en route to an 815 series during competition in the Friday Night Mixed League at Englewood Bowl, in the process raising his summer average to 213.

Brad Scott posted an even 800 series with scores of 277, 233 and 290 in the Monday Night Men's League at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte, where he now carries a 204 average.

Bowling in the Thursday Night Mixed League at AMF Venice Lanes, Matt Aiken blasted 12 consecutive strikes to jump-start a 711 series, which concluded with games of 229 and 182.

David Ekleberry posted a 114-over-average 290 game in the middle of a 663 series in the Friday Night Mixed League at Englewood Bowl. He opened with a 147 game and finished with 226.

Van Hinson upped his average to 204 in the Cook Spring Invitational League at Sarasota Lanes by virtue of a 161-over-average 761 series on games of 268, 226 and 267. And Bill Grey rolled 10 straight strikes during a 289 game, as part of a 697 series, in the RG Strikeline Seniors League at Bowland Port Charlotte.

In a rather light overall scoring week, other notable accomplishments reported from area bowling centers included:

  • SARASOTA LANES: Jordan Sepper 269, Alec Pepper 267, Anthony Bongiovanni 266, Aaron Albritton 265 and 703.
  • ENGLEWOOD BOWL: David Ekleberry 278, Nick Jones 270, Kevin Craycraft 268-769; Lorna Williamson 233.
  • TREASURE LANES: Jimmy Sella 278, Scott Baylor 274-725, Joe Tocco 269, John Davis 267, Joseph Harper 755.
  • BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Daniel Gassera 278, Tom Stenlund 277, Richie Oliveira 269-731; Danielle Gassera 230, Roseana Gassera 603.

The final frame: Lorraine Harrison

Lorraine Harrison, a 40-year resident of Venice and a former longtime employee of Galaxy Lanes in Venice (later AMF Venice), died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the age of 77.

When the Venice center opened its doors in 1983, and for years afterward, she was a full-time employee whose work included conducting and organizing youth bowling. She will be missed by many members of the area bowling community.

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