News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 1, 2007

Kegler's Korner: Looking back at the highs and lows of the winter season

By Dennis Clark

In the spirit of all-time great media hoaxes such as Sidd Finch, left-handed Burger King Whoppers and the Taco Bell Liberty Bell, happy April Fool’s Day.

As many of you are well aware, the local winter bowling season is rapidly winding down and some leagues having already concluded. So it’s time to wind down this bowling column as well.

No fooling!

As we’ve done in the past couple of years, this column likes to recognize league play achievements for the past season.

The following league listing includes high average, high game (actual and handicap) and high series (actual and handicap). These averages are not final league stats in all cases, but all are from near the end of March.

This year I’ve included the best actual and handicap scores, so some of the lower average bowlers will have their moment in the spotlight.

Before you start writing me, this is NOT, I repeat NOT, a complete list of Vigo County bowling leagues. These are from leagues that have computerized records — a few leagues still operate quite well the old-fashioned way.

So without further ado, let’s go the scoreboard:



Terre Haute Bowling Center

Gartland Foundry — High average: Matt Lugar 218, Elnora Murrell 192. High game actual: Lugar 290, Murrell 256. High game handicap: Robert Pullen 293, Margie Elder 311. High series actual: Lugar 781, Murrell 633. High series handicap: Lugar 787, Elder 783.

THBC Bantams — High average: Ben Dillion 121, Emma Boy 68. High game actual: Dillion 214, Bly 115. High game handicap: Garrett Hart 290, Madison Rice 221. High series actual: Dillion 532, Kellee Edington 298. High series handicap: Dillion 721, Rice 618.

THBC Preps — High average: Tanner Tuberosa 151, Kelly Combs 129. High game actual: Bobby Bennett 223, Combs 201. High game handicap: Ross Lockman 268, Macy Furry 248. High series actual: Tuberosa 583, Combs 634.

THBC Juniors — High average: Rodney Lochamn 181, Madison Peabody 148. High game actual: Landry Kaufman and Ian Bartlett 248, Peabody 235. High game handicap: Kaufman 286, Peabody 297. High series actual: Bartlett and Lockman 630, Peabody 563. High series handicap: Landon Gambill 750, Peabody 749.

THBC Seniors — High average: Sean Pepper 213, Mackenzie Pepper 183. High game actual: S.Pepper 300, M.Pepper 268. High game handicap: Austin Dowell 326, M.Pepper 294. High series actual: S.Pepper 762, M.Pepper 645. High series handicap: Dillon Furry 821, Danielle Overholser 778.

Affordable Awards Mixed — High average: Bryan Barton 231, Melissa Dressler 208. High game actual; Barton 300, Janie Martin 253. High game handicap: Arlin Kerr 301, Twyla Nelson 299. High series actual: Jeff Alford 847, Dressler 778. High series handicap: Norman Parnell 797, Kim Miner 767.

Chandler Construction — High average: B.L. Chandler 194, Letty Chandler 176. High game actual: Travis Waldon 277, L.Chandler 244. High game handicap: Robert Kiefner 316, Pat Stewart and L.Chandler 281. High series actual: Waldon 727, L.Chandler 639. High series handicap: Waldon 841, Nancy Sons and Janet Rose 752.

THBC Prime Timers — High average: Jay Scamihorn 220, Pat Kays 171. High game actual: Scamihorn 300, Dorothy McIntyre 248. High game handicap: Scamihorn 300, McIntyre 284. High series actual: Scamihorn 802, Laura Hayworth 616. High series handicap: Scamihorn 802, Hayworth 703.

Ang Mixed — High average: John McWilliams 216, Jodi Moan 205. High game actual: McWilliams 300, Bryan Salmond 300, George Meiners 300, Marsha Marcum 277. High game handicap: McWilliams 300, Salmonds 300, Meiners 300, Marcum 292. High series actual: McWilliams 769, Moan 715. High series handicap: McWilliams 769, Moan and Marcum 715.

Terre Haute Restaurant — High average: Jason Downs 202, Heather VanArsdale 241. High game actual: Downs 248, Ashlee Lunsford 199. High game handicap: Chris Clark 276, Jamie Shake 263. High series actual: Downs 698, VanArsdale 505. High series handicap: Doug Smith 718, Lindsay Scherb 695.

Wabash Valley Christian — High average: Tom Rottmann 212, Debra Kiefling 135. High game actual: Rottmann 279, Brandy Gum 224. High game handicap: Don Vibbert 280, Gum 296. High series actual: Rottmann 770, Lucy Cutts 489. High series handicap: Rottmann 770, Cutts 693.

Guarantee Roofing — High average: Scott Johnson 231. High game actual: Johnson 300, Clint Woods 300, Gene Bedwell 300. High game handicap: Johnson 300, Woods 300, Bedwell 300. High series actual: Johnson 858. High series handicap: Johnson 858.

Affordable Awards Ladies — High average: Mary Jones 194. High game actual: Janee Gambill 289. High game handicap: Jones 282. High series actual: Debi Zebrowski 699. High series handicap: Lynn Bolinger 710.

THBC Minors — High average: Kevin Williams 108, Kadi Troxel 65. High game actual: Williams 203, Troxel 155. High game handicap: Williams 260, Troxel 285. High series actual: Williams 409, Troxel 285. High series handicap: Roarke Harden 609, Troxel 615.

THBC Majors — High average: Sean Pepper 217, Brittany Gambill 198. High game actual: Pepper 300, Gambill 247. High game handicap: Pepper 306, Sierra Miner 294. High series actual: Pepper 723, Gambill 671. High series handicap: Austin Fields 798, Brittany Wence 855.

Toyota of Terre Haute — High average: Luke Ruble 223. High game actual: Guy Johnson 300. High game handicap: Matt Fisher 312. High series actual: Johnson 822. High series handicap: Johnson 822.

Vigo Bowl

Springhill Wholesale — High average: Alusta Kneeves 172. High game actual: Kneeves 256. High game handicap: Kneeves 278. High series actual: Kneeves 604. High series handicap: Ida Taylor 684.

Mic’s Pics — High average: Alusta Kneeves 175. High game actual: Ann Barnes 235. High game handicap: Barnes 258. High series actual: Kneeves 606. High series handicap: Carolyn Wilkins 714.

School Staff — High average: Matt Lugar 191, Marilyn Daniel 176. High game actual: Ed Beasley 279, Daniel 230. High game handicap: Bernard Ridens 296, Marsha McQueary 272. High series actual: Ridens 664, Daniel 635. High series handicap: Ridens 730, McQueary 710.

Church — High average: Ken Smith 197, Candy Smith 193. High game actual: K.Smith 279, C.Smith 250. High game handicap: Paul Harbaugh 289, Nan Ryder 268. High series actual: K.Smith 738, C.Smith 587. High series handicap: K.Smith 762, Ryder 695.

Distributor’s Terminal — High average: Nan Lammers 178. High game actual: Cindy Blanton 231. High game handicap: Carla Hendricks 269. High series actual: Lammers 609. High series handicap: Thelma Andrews 693.

Eagles Mixed — High average: Jason Hiddle 222, Crystal Sullivan 205. High game actual: Kevin Gardner 299, Sullivan 275. High game handicap: Calvin Rutledge 302, Pam Gess 283. High series actual: Don Jeffers 789, Sullivan 731. High series handicap: Jeffers 807, Lisa Watson 733.

Vigo Bowl Seniors — High average: Chris Salyer 205, Brittany Foster 208. High game actual: Justin Salyer 297, Audrey Nelson and Foster 266. High game handicap: J.Salyer 315, Sarah Switzer 330. High series actual: C.Salyer 745, Foster 710. High series handicap: Zachery Perry 760, Kristin Zellars 782.

Vigo Bowl Juniors — High average: Nicholas Fields 164, Sara Shepherd 148. High game actual: Eli Perry 244, Cecilia Gray 223. High game handicap: Tyler Lawrence 277, Gray 260. High series actual: Brian Nacke 616, Shepherd 565. High series handicap: Darrell Orman 705, Marlee Yeager 656.

Vigo Bowl Preps — High average: Travis Reese 113, Lacey Cooksey 105. High game actual: Reese 200, Cooksey 165. High game handicap: Reese 232, Taylor Troye 212. High series actual: Alan Pershing amd Bradley Travioli 420, Cooksey 383. High series handicap: Dewayne Perry and Travioli 561, Cooksey 521.

Imperial Lanes

Smith Trucking — High average: Scott Hill 236. High game(s) actual: Brent Hoopingarner 300, John McWilliams 300, J.C.Dressler 300, Bob Barton 300, Troy Williams 300, Richard Rich 300. High game handicap: George Bannon 327. High series actual: Jim Shepherd 812. High series handicap: Don Whitsit 832.

Sunday Mixed — High average: Phil Cooper 222, Theresa Moreland 171. High game actual: Jim Sullivan 290, Moreland 247. High game handicap: Sullivan 296, Moreland 273. High series actual: Steve Greene 756, Moreland 612. High series handicap: Eddie Rogers 759, Lanie Sullivan 734.

Austin’s Bar Thursday Mixed — High average: Rich Gregory 209, Jenny Tackett 189. High game actual: Danny Travelstead and Gregory 300, Lindsay Conley 256. High game handicap: Nathan Hunter 313, Conley 294. High series actual: Gregory 812, Carrie Price 668. High series handicap: Travelstead 861, Price 776.

Tuesday Morning Ladies — High average: Phyllis Grover 160. High game actual: Berneeta Harmon 236. High game handicap: Harmon 289. High series actual: Grover 567. High series handicap: Grover 715.

WIMS Lounge Monday Mixed — High average: Jeff Exline 214, Ann Barnes 174. High game actual: Brandon Weese 298, Kris Tuberosa 258. High game handicap: Weese 322, Tuberosa 301. High series actual: Mike Holmes 790, Tuberosa 601. High series handicap: Holmes 850, Barnes 763.

Archie’s Sports Bar — High average: Scott Hill 229. High game actual: Tom Jones and Hill 300. High game handicap: Robbie Cooper 407. High series actual: Marc Pruett 809. High series handicap: Gary Flowers 1,108.

Saturday Youth — High average: Allen Breshears 205, Ricki Bowker 140. High game actual: Breshears 300, Bowker 212. High game handicap: Lance Weir 305, Jazmine Allen 267. High series actual: Breshears 757, Bowker 550. High series handicap: Weir 804, Tiffany Fields 720.

John Curry Lanes (Elks)

Thursday Men — High average: Bill Chance 207. High game actual: Chance 290. High games handicap: Terry Jarvis 308. High series actual: Randy Jenkins 750. High series handicap: Rob Doti and Larry Dull 792.

Tuesday Men — High average: Darrell Davis 218. High game actual: Davis 290. High game handicap: Jerry Monroe 317. High series: Phil Cooper 764. High series handicap: Tom Ruddock 846.



• Pro women’s tour returning — The Professional Bowlers Association and the USBC announced this week the 2007 Women’s Tour Trials will coincide with the U.S. Women’s Open presented by the USBC on Aug. 13-18.

The top 16 finishers competing in the trial portion of the U.S. Women’s Open will earn exemptions for the 2007-08 PBA Women’s Series, which will feature four events with a total prize fund of $50,000 for each event, including a $10,000 top prize.

The championship match of all four PBA Women’s Series events will be televised as part of the ESPN telecasts for the four Denny’s PBA Tour events in which women’s events will run concurrently.

• PBA winding down as well — The final event of the 2006-07 Denny’s PBA Tour season is under way this week with the PBA Tournament of Champions, at Bradley Bowl in Windsor Locks and Uncasville, Conn. The live ESPN televised finals take place at 1 p.m. EST today.

• One more column? — I would like to publish one more column for this season on May 13, detailing news fom the annual Greater Terre Haute Hall of Fame dinner May 7.

John Hayes, Dick Tully, or whomever you might designate … please send me a listing of all this year’s winners and information on the new Hall of Fame inductees. Thanks.

Dennis Clark can be reached by e-mail at dennis.clark@tribstar.com; by mail at P.O. Box 149, Terre Haute, IN 47808; or by fax at (812) 231-4321.



Vigo County bowling leagues

Terre Haute Bowling Center

Prime Timer — (Previous week) High games: Guy Belzile 236, Velma Troye 193. High series: Gelzile 6 63, Josephine Miller 528.

Wabash Valley Christian — High games: Donald Vibbert 213, Janet Swalls 181, OBC 8 677. High series: Vibbert 556, Swalls 464, OBC 3 1,846. (Previous week) High games: David Rottmann 223, Debra Rottmann 172, OBC 6 745. High series: Da.Rottmann 658, De. Rottmann 451, OBC 6 2,083.

Terre Haute Restaurant — HIgh games: Matt Kemp 227, Kayla Silcott 176, Texas Roadhouse Roadies 690. High series: John Prochnow 578, Juanita Carothers 458, Texas Roadhouse Roadies 1,869. (Previous week) High games: Matt Kemp 227, Kayla Silcott 176, Texas Roadhouse Roadies 690. High series: John Prochnow 578, Juanita Carothers 458, Texas Roadhouse Roadies 1,869.

Air National Guard Mixed — High games: Bryan Salmond 261, Jodi Moan 246, Weakest Links 778. High series: Zack Long 729, Moan 626, Weakest Links 2,216. (Previous week) High games: Stan Knox 255, Jodi Moan 247, Mattox Body Shop 786. High series: George Meiners 651, Moan 660, Mattox Body Shop 2,289.

Affordable Awards Mixed — High games: Stewart Cole 296, Janie Martin 223, THBC 859. High series: Cole 724, Martin 633, Marine Corps League 2,361. (Previous week) High games: Lefty Lovvron 267, Melissa Dressler 249, Bowlers Pro 776. High series: Jeff Alford 730, Dressler 656, THBC 2,223.

Chandler Construction — High games: B.L. Chandler 247, Letty Chandler 217, Lucky Strikes 755. High series: B.L.Chandler 640, L.Chandler 591, Lucky Strikes 2,235. (Previous week) High games: Travis Waldon 217, Letty Chandler 214, Lucky Strikes 751. High series: B.L. Chandler 578, Nancy Sons 584, Lucky Strikes 2,066.

THBC Prime Timers — High games: Dean Kays 215, Pat Kays 204. High series: Guy Belzile 539, Jean Zurcher 511. (Previous week) High games: Jay Scamihorn 279, Jean Zurcher 203. High series: Richard Stephens 714, Jean Liggett 527.

Guarantee Roofing — High games: Brian Taylor 299, Affordable Awards 1,234. High series: Taylor 784, Affordable Awards 3,412. (Previous week) High games: Clint Woods 289, Team t 1,204. High series: Woods 743, Team 6 3,435.

Affordable Awards Ladies — High games: Lynn Bolinger 236, Wright’s Timber 923. High series: Mary Jones 598, Wright’s Timber 2,533. (Previous week) High games: Lynn Bolinger 245, Honey Creek Mall Honies 877. High series: Bolinger 604, Honey Creek Mall Honies 2,508.

THBC Minors — High games: Roarke Harden 136, Kadi Troxel 89. High series: Harden 358, Troxel 261. (Previous week) High games: Devan Helmick 142, Kadi Troxel 83. High series: Roarke Harden 378, Troxel 203.

THBC Majors — High games: Cameron Bolinger 213, Brittany Gambill 211. High series: Bolinger 574, Gambill 609. (Previous week) High games: Sean Pepper 300, Brittany Wence 212. High series: Pepper 687, Brittany Gambill 571.

Toyota of Terre Haute — High games: Clint Woods 287, Springhill Plaza 1,103. High series: Woods 726, Pro Shop 3,160. (Previous week) High games: Luke Ruble 269, Outkasts 1,187. High series: Ruble 721, Outkasts 3,198.

Gartland Foundry — High games: Matt Lugar 244, Peggy Clery 243, The Next Level 780. High series: Lugar 622, Elnora Murrell 599, The Next Level 2,284. (Previous week) High games: Robert Pullen 240, Elnora Murrell 234, The Next Level 823. High series: Matt Lugar 635, Murrell 624, The Next Level 2,264.

THBC Bantams — High games: Ben Dillion 131, Emma Bly 115. High series: Dillion 373, Bly 271. (Previous week) High games: Garrett Hart 173, Emma Bly 84. High series: Ben Dillion 374, Kellee Edington 232.

THBC Preps — High games: Tanner Tuberosa 201, Kelly Combs 201. High series: Tuberosa 534, Combs 495. (Previous week) High games: Travis Pugh 210, Halley Carter 167. High series: Nathan Pugh 497, Katie Goekler 398.

THBC Juniors — High games: Ian Bartlett 248, Jessica Hill 188. High series: Bartlett 596, Hill 523. (Previous week) High games: Rodney Lockman 241, Madison Peabody 199. High series: Lockman 566, Peabody 543.

THBC Seniors — High games: Dayton Huebner 269, Mackenzie Pepper 170. High series: Huebner 686, Danielle Overholser 456. (Previous week) High games: Dayton Huebner 275, Mackenzie Pepper 196. High series: Huebner 696, Pepper 565.

Vigo Bowl

Bush Restaurant Senior — High games: Larry Land 266, Pat Stewart 210, The Bush Restaurant 825. High series: Dave Paulin 713, Stewart 540, The Bush Restaurant 2,228.

Layton Refrigeration — High games: Richard Layton 254, Terri Kenzor 11, Layton Refrigeration 793. High series: Jerry Kenzor 627, T. Kenzor 550, J&K; 2,168.

Great American Car Wash — High games: Mindy Boyll 235, That Team 842. High series: Boyll 538, That Team 2,245.

Wolfe’s Auto Auction — High games: Mary Lou Fugate 216, Petland Pinsters 890. High series: Pam Wilkins 573, Affordable Awards 2,410. (Previous week) High games: Pam Wilkins 189, Affordable Awards 873. High series: Tracy Booth 532, Affordable Awards 2,456.

Affordable Awards — High games: Christina Smith 214, Just Us 879. High series: Smith 582, Just Us 2,543.

Thursday Senior Mixed — High games: Bob Ratcliff 232, Pat Stewart 200, Cobras 785. High series: Herb Gosnell 658, P.Stewart 548, Cobras 2,269. (Previous week) High games: Bill Stewart 222, P.Stewart and Barbara Hills 179, Cobras 739. High series: Richard Stephens 618, Hills 503, Cobras 2,160.

Vigo Bowl Bantams — (Previous week) High games: Jevan McCoskey 86, Kelsey Dwter 83, Dark Dragons 325. High series: McCoskey 160, Dwyer 162, Dark Dragons 622.

Vigo Bowl Preps — (Previous week) High games: Alan Pershing 150, Kianna Sweatt 160, Mystery Inc. 573. High series: Pershing 353, Sweatt 339, Team 2 1,529.

Vigo Bowl Juniors — (Previous week) High games: Stephen Schoffstall 235, Sara Shepherd 208, Da Patriots 826. High series: Brian Nacke 616, Shepherd 565, Da Patriots 2,393.

Vigo Bowl Seniors — (Previous week) High games: Justin Salyer 297, Brittany Foster 232, Team 5 1,065. High series: Ethan Tanner 663, Foster 609, Team 5 2,868.

Eagles Mixed — (Previous week) High games: Calvin Rutledge 280, Mary Lou Fugate 212, C&E; Environmental 770. High series: Patrick Newnam 735, Fugate 573, C&E; Environmental 2,252.

Distributor’s Terminal — (Previous week) High games: Cindy Blanton 231, Gutter Gals 715. High series: Nan Lammers 606, Gutter Gals 1,963.

Church — (Previous week) High games: Michael Dawson 224, Nan Ryder 201, Foursquare No. 2 701. High series: Charles Felling 599, Ryder 488, Central Christian No. 2 2,025.

School Staff — (Previous week) High games: Stephen Johnson 256, Marilyn Daniel 230, South Vigo 725. High series: Johnson 622, Daniel 635, Union Hospital 2,062.

Mic’s Pics — (Previous week) High games: Ann Barnes 213, 3 Gals 545. High series: Jeri Russell 554, 3 Gals 1,473.

Springhill Wholesale — (Previous week) Wee Patrick 236, Jim’s Cleaners 723. High series: Alusta Kneeves 604, Jim’s Cleaners 2,161.

Imperial Lanes

Smith Trucking — High games: Robby Steinberg 288, Victory Lane Mortgage 1,157. High series: Jerry Lee Hoopingarner 719, Rogers Custom Butcher 3,129. (Previous week) High games: Robby Steinberg 289, Fisher Distributing 1,138. High series: Steinberg 792, Al’s Sports Bar 3,199.

Sunday Mixed — High games: Jeff Symon 247, Theresa Moreland 212, The Bada Bing Club 781. High series: Phil Cooper 661, Moreland 568, PCC 2,230. . High series: (Previous week) High games: Greg McCoy 268, Malissa Owens 209, 2 Tired 2 Strike 849. High series: McCoy 742, Owens 553, 2 Tired 2 Strike 2,335.

Austins Bar Thursday Mixed — High games: Carl Morley 268, Carrie Price 198, Fitzpatrick Pearce 1,112. High series: Robbie Wilson 710, Price 572, Fitzpatrick Pearce 3,078. (Previous week) High games: Danny Travelstead 256, Carrie Price 229, Austins 1,068. High series: Bill Tabor 693, Price 604, Austins 2,980.

Tuesday Morning Ladies — High games: Eva Rigdon 169, 3 Ole Ladies 444. High series: Berneeta Harmon 451, We Try Harder 1,271. (Previous week) High games: Angela French 189, 3 Plus 1 443. High series: French 484, 3 Ole Ladies 1,213.

WIMS Lounge Monday Mixed — High games: D.J. Chesshir 237, Lissa Dressler 212, Gone Fishin 765. High series: Rick Robbins 603, Dressler 588. (Previous week) High games: Mike Holmes 267, Dressler 213, Left Overs 772. High series: Bob Couch 670, Dressler 605, Split Happens 2,156.

Archie’s Sports Bar — High games: Marc Pruett 289, WIMS 1,122. High series: Kenny Archer 740, WIMS 3,155. (Previous week) High games: Larry Knight 278, WIMS 1,107. High series: John McWilliams 742, Headpin Dummies 3,125.

Saturday Youth — (Previous week) High games: Scott Higginbotham 246, Tabitha Dixon 168, OGs 689. High series: Higginbotham 645, Dixon 450, OGs 1,879.

John Curry Lanes (Elks)

Tuesday Men — High games: Tim Tennant 269, Greenleaf 1,116. High series: Wayne Loudermilk 686, Greenleaf 3,185. (Previous week) High games: Bill Chance 258, PCC 1,013. High series: Tim Tennant 672, Greenleaf 2,852.

Thursday Men — High games: Chuck Overpeck 268, McGuire Excavating 970. High series: Steve Nicoson 658, Carosi’s 2,807. (Previous week) High games: Randy Jenkins 288, CIA 991. High series: Jenkins 750, CIA 2,676.