Two perfect games and an 11-in-a-row performance in a single league session at AMF Bradenton Lanes highlight this weekend's report on high scores at bowling leagues at Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County centers.
Competing in the Jeffcoat Blueprinting League, Dylan Clark and Dane Sheak both pounded out 300 games, while Justin Henderson posted a 296 game during a recent session.
Clark, carrying a 222 average, opened his series with a perfect game, then followed with scores of 177 and 198 to round out a 675 set.
Sheak's 300 completed a 660 series after earlier games of 175 and 185 for the 191-average bowler, while Henderson -- carrying a 180 average -- had 11 consecutive strikes en route to a 296 game in the middle of a 664 series.
Two bowlers, Dave Grether and Ed Burlison, fell one pin short of perfection with games of 299. Grether's came at the end of a 781 series in the La Malinche Restaurant League at Sarasota Lanes, where he carries a 210 average, while Burlison -- averaging 220 in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Men's League at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte -- opened with his big game before finishing with a 702 series.
Jeff Pennell posted a 168-over-average 753 series that included a 289 game in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Men's League at Treasure Lanes, and Vincent Ellis had a 158-over 683 series on games of 227, 256 and 200 in the JDB International Mixed League at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes. In addition, Mae Sweet had a 143-over 620 series topped by a 227 game in the C&L Awards Mixed League at Sarasota Lanes.
In other high-score performances reported from area bowling establishments:
- TREASURE LANES: Scott Trezise 278, John Long 277, John Davis 269 and 768, John Campbell 269-739 and 701, Mel Rodrigues 269, Mike Aleshire 268 and 741, Joe Harper 267, Mike Janosik 735, David Baker Jr. 731, David Drab 705, Wayne Carr 705, Scott Baylor 703; Renae Gross 267-656 and 235-648, Dolores Meyers 265-687, Jennifer Peacock 254-685, Celinda Brennan 247, Rebecca Cristina 234, Wendy Aldridge 232-650, Dawn Smith 225.
- SARASOTA LANES: Chris Christmas 289, David Shedrow 267-728, Jesse Hawver 723, Richard McLaughlin Jr. 707, Robert Oden 706, Aaron Albritton 705; Jessica Hendrickson 622, Farrel Hansen 607.
- AMF VENICE LANES: John Murse 288, Kurtis Peyton 278, Stephen Presley 274, Roy Castle 276, Ryan Williams 268-740, Fred Wilson 268-721, Jim Theakos 268, Kevin Clark 266, Jess Carter 734, Matt Aiken 720; Heatherly Faulkner 235.
- AMF GULF GATE LANES: Ron Elliott 277-730, Jesse Hawver 265, Chase Clark 721, Kevin Reichenbach 708.
- AMF BRADENTON LANES: Eric Williams 715, Jacob Stewart 710, Mike Clark 709; Terri Norwood 233, Kelsey Sutton 225.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Frank Mauro 276, Jimmy Kuykendall Jr. 269, Bill Grimm 268-706.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Brett Carberry 279-706.
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