Perfect games by Jerry Weese and George Benda, 298s by Wayne Hoyt and Bill Matley, and a 702 series by Renae Gross are the highlights of this week's Examiner.com report of top scores from bowling centers in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
Weese rolled his 300 game in the middle of a 734 series in the Tuesday Night Men's League at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte. He opened with a 232 game and finished with 202.
Benda started slowly with games of 180 and 185 before attaining perfection in the RG Strikeline Seniors League at Bowland Port Charlotte.
Hoyt's 298 came in Game 2 of a 729 series in the Tony Clevenger Mortgage League at Englewood Bowl, and Matley had a 298 in the middle of a 674 series in the Senior Classic at AMF Venice Lanes.
Corey Cyr converted a first-frame spare, then strung 11 consecutive strikes for a 290 game that jump-started a 788 series in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Men's League at Treasure Lanes.
Carl Sawyer has been on a tear at Sarasota Lanes. He posted a 290 game to open a 687 series in the Yoder's Restaurant League, along with a 704 series in the Cook Spring Invitational League and a 741 series that included a 269 game in the La Malinche Restaurant League.
The top accomplishment by a female bowler was a 702 series by Renae Gross on games of 213, 267 and 222 in her first apperance of the season in the Tuesday Morning Ladies League at Treasure Lanes. On the previous evening, she had a 678 series in the Kays-Ponger-Uselson Ladies League at the same center.
Several area bowlers turned in far-over-average performances. Ed Netz posted a 102-over 288 to open a 662 series in the Tony Clevenger Mortgage League at Englewood Bowl, Nicholas Bohlman had a 167-over 401 series in the Saturday Junior League at Sarasota Lanes, Ken Reeves had a 147-over 654 series in the Yoder's Restaurant League at Sarasota Lanes, and Kevin Sullivan had a 146-over 704 series in the Tuesday Men's League at Treasure Lanes.
Other high-score reports from area centers included:
- TREASURE LANES: Mike Aleshire 287-773, Billy Seymour 279-771, Mike Janosik 279-739, Chad Norton 279, Joe Poirier 278, Scott Trezise 277, Brennan Mickley 269, Jerry Weese 268-759, Tim Thompson 267, George Barlow 267, Keith Little 266, John Hoppe 719, Steve Weisenberger 714; Michelle Gaudette 256-647, Nancy Wroe 246-616 and 236-609, Mary Kyle 225, Ursula Hall 632, Jennifer Peacock 616,Diane Kays 604.
- AMF VENICE: John Dolby 289-726, Kevin Clark 279-705, Ken McDougall 279, Shawn Poneleit 277-716, Mike Aleshire 273-713, Tim Rohl 269-701, Tyler Lee 268-714, Matt Aiken 268, Dennis Johnson 266, Edward Netz 266, Derek Lucas 728, Greg Sell 717, Alan Anderson 715; Pam Rizzo 256, Dolores Meyers 245-625 and 229, Heatherly Faulkner 226.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Daniel Gassera 279-749, William Grey 279-730, Gary Krowka 279-718, James Kuykendall 279-706, Jeff Scudder 277, Mike Janosik 268, James Cruetz 266, Marv Yagley 265, Dave Jodoin 717, Mark Gagnon 700.
- AMF BRADENTON: Steve Albritton 278-754, Curt Miccichi 277, Harold Thorpe 270, Sam David 702; Sarah Jenkins 226, Dawn Smith 226.
- SARASOTA LANES: David Shedrow 280-739, Manny Rigas 278, Ed VerVane 267; Alison Shedrow 269-669, Peggy Christmas 226, Shanti Schrock 226.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Randy Wise 278-720, Doug Kirk 277, George Fuller 269, Gene Jeffers 265, Guy Jones 704; M.J. Martin 230, Della Distafano 230, April Harmon 605.