Mike Janosik started the 2013-14 fall-winter bowling season with quite a bang, as he pounded out a perfect game to complete an 823 series in the Beef O'Brady's/Parquette Insurance League on Thursday night at Treasure Lanes.
The 21-year-old Port Charlotte righthander's performance headlines this week's Examiner.com report on high-score accomplishments from bowling centers in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
Janosik fired games of 268, 255 and 300 in seeking to improve on his fantastic numbers of last season, when he carried a high average of 231 and rolled eight games of 290 or better, including two perfect games at Bowland Port Charlotte and one at Treasure Lanes, plus series of 829, 805 and 800.
Also joining the early-season, high-scoring tempo were Mark Kronemberg and Darrel Wilson, who blasted perfect games at Bowland Port Charlotte.
Kronemberg had an opening-night series of 780 on games of 244, 300 and 236 while competing in the 9 And A Wiggle League. and Wilson began the Adam & Eve Mixed League with a 739 series on games of 194, 245 and 300.
Mickeal Paige turned in the top performance among area women, as she posted games of 248, 196 and 264 en route to a 708 series in the Thursday Night Mixed League at Bowland Port Charlotte. Paige is no stranger to high scores, and her past efforts at Bowland include a 290 game in 2012 and 300-715 numbers in 2010.
Vito Prezioso rolled 10 consecutive strikes after a second-frame spare in posting a 280 game as part of a 750 series in the JDB International Mixed League at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes, and Bill Bickley had a 167-over-average 686 series in the same league.
In another far-over-average performance, Jim Siplon recorded a 170-over 770 series on games of 209, 278 and 288 in the Friday Night Mixed League at Englewood Bowl.
In other high-score accomplishments reported from area bowling establishments:
- TREASURE LANES: Doug Kirk 279, Mark Nihoff 265-711, David Donaldson 265, Mike Aleshire 719; Renae Gross 251-627, Dolores Meyers 245-638, Jill Harper 233, Nancy Wroe 608.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Wendell Van Gaasbeck 276-741, Mike Janosik 275-779, Jim Ulrich 267-742, Gary Krowka 267-705, Ken Vanepps 267, Jason Gottfried 266-745, Dave Jodoin 737; Jill Harper 243-654, Ona Wood 238-601, Melanie Fisher 237.
- AMF VENICE LANES: James Geist 721 and 712, Matt Aiken 712, John Dolby 709; Mary Stary 227.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Jim Bruns 279-775, Randy Plank 269, Bob Myers 268, A.J. Sutcliffe 265.
- AMF GULF GATE LANES: Kevin Reichenbach 702.
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