Jesse Hawver continued a recent string of red-hot bowling, and his 813 series at Sarasota Lanes highlights this week's Examiner.com report on high-score accomplishments in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
Competing in the La Malinche Restaurant League, where he now carries a 218 average, the 25-year-old lefthander blasted games of 289, 298 and 226.
Hawver opened his first game with 10 consecutive strikes before leaving a 7-pin, and he tugged the final ball in Game 2, leaving a 2-4 combination that denied him a perfect game. [To read a recent Examiner.com that featured Hawver, click here].
James Creutz posted the top game of the week, with a 299 in the middle game of a 761 series in the Al Davis Memorial League at Bowland Port Charlotte, where he now carries a 230 average. The lefthander left a stubborn 10-pin on his final ball.
Glenn Rioux turned in another 11-in-a-row effort with a 295 game, en route to a 161-over-average 752 series in the Environmental A/C League at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes.
Two ladies blast 700-plus series at Charlotte County centers
Two of the area's top female bowlers, Jennifer Peacock and Mickeal Paige, added 700-plus series to their respective and impressive resumes.
Peacock, averaging 210 in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Ladies League at Treasure Lanes, pounded out games of 248, 242 and 225 for a 715 series.
Paige increased her average to 214 by blasting a 710 set on games of 249, 244 and 217 in the Thursday Night Mixed League at Bowland Port Charlotte, a week after firing a 761 series in the same league. She also tacked on a 632 series that included a 244 game in the Friday Mixed League, also at Bowland.
In other notable accomplishments: Mike Zink strung 10 consecutive strikes in a 289 game (710 series) in the Thursday Mixed League at AMF Venice; Tony Perin posted a 104-over-average 279 game in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Men's League at Treasure Lanes; and Joe Walrath had a 159-over-average 648 series in the Air Comfort/Penge Chiropractic League at AMF Gulf Gate.
In other reports from area bowling establishments:
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: John Hoppe 279-655, Dave Jodoin 277-720, Gary Krowka 276-705, Ricky Wisenbarger 268-758, Bob Ernst 268, Daniel Gassera 267, Bill Grimm 726, Mark Kronemberg 713, Ron Middleton 707; Penny Crandall 235, Ashley Schwartz 610.
- TREASURE LANES: Joe Catropa 279, Cory King 277, John Hoppe 273-743, Jerry Weese 267-751, Mike Aleshire 267-704; Dawn Smith 256, Ruby Cressman 234-615, Dolores Meyers 233-627, Karen Lokker 225, Renae Gross 645.
- AMF VENICE LANES: John Dinka 274, Ryan Williams 270-730, Ken McDougall 267, Brandon Owens 267, Greg Gross 700; Dottie Kirkpatrick 612.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Doug Kirk 267-741, Guy Jones 267-715.
- AMF GULF GATE LANES: Ronnie Hayes 268-730.
- AMF BRADENTON LANES: Paula Wenzel 676.
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