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Two perfect games and two 299s headline this week's area high-score report

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Perfect games by Levanial Hinson and Bill Magruder, and 299 games by Tim McDonald and John Hoppe are the top performances in this weekend's Examiner.com report from bowling centers in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.

Hinson, now carrying a 200 average in the Bob Anderson Plumbing Mixed League at Sarasota Lanes, opened with a 172 score before unloading 12 consecutive strikes in Game 2 of Thursday night's session and finishing with a 163 for a 635 series. The perfecto came just over two years after Hinson pounded out a 300 game at Sarasota Lanes on May 31, 2012.

Competing in the Monday Elite program at AMF Venice Lanes, Bill Magruder rolled his first-ever perfect game, and John Hoppe connected for a 299 game.

McDonald was taking part in a pre-bowled series for the Thursday Night Mixed League at Bowland Port Charlotte, and it was his first appearance in that league. He opened with games of 221 and 196 before starting Game 3 with 11 straight strikes, but his bid for perfection was denied when a high hit resulted in a final-ball 6-pin and the 299 score.

On the distaff side, Janet Romig pounded out a 700 series that included a 257 game in the Thursday Night Mixed League at AMF Venice.

Overall, it was a relatively slow week in the high-score category, but among other fine performances reported from area bowling establishments:

  • AMF BRADENTON LANES: Dylan Clark 288, Charles Fletcher 278, Mike Douglas 265, Scott Harris 265, Shaun Hackman 773, Stephen Gergle 732, Robert Delosh 728, Kevin West 707, David Garber (4 games); Adrianne Olmstead 238.
  • SARASOTA LANES: Aaron Albritton 277-750, Ed Yager 277, Jeff Pennell 267-714, Hpward Duff 707, Saul Insignares 701; Jessica Hendrickson 247-622.
  • BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: James Creutz 279-766, Jim Ulrich 279-930 (4 games), Mike Janosik 269, Frank Grady 266, Jonathan Spooner 912 (4).
  • AMF VENICE LANES: Dan Kruse 268, Frank Mancuso 268.
  • TREASURE LANES: Ken Jones 269, Joe Harper 267, John Davis 265-757; Dolores Meyers 245-654, Renae Gross 238-684, Susan Frass 233-609, Jennifer Peacock 618.
  • ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Nick Jones 279.

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