News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 7, 2010

Kegler's Korner: Team Drake wins THBC Shootout

Dennis Clark
Tribune-Star Correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — Nine teams competed in the 20th Terre Haute Bowling Center Shootout last weekend (Oct. 30-31) with Team Drake emerging as the champion by a slim nine-pin margin.

Team members Chris Drake, Rick Fugate, Sean Pepper and Trevor Monroney had a score of 8,663. Second place went to Team Nichols (Ryan Nichols, David Paulin, David Monroney, Mike Gambill) at 8,554.

This was an A-B-C-D format tournament. Bowlers were placed in four divisions based on average, with teams picked at random — one from each division.

Overall high individual average in the 10-game tournament was turned in by Brian Taylor (234.1). Other high averages were Nichols 227, Paulin 223, Pepper 220, Fugate 220, Drake 219, Guy Johnson 215, Josh Snowden 215, Doug Weaver 214, Jason Hiddle 214, Darrell Davis 213, Trey Minett 213 and David Monroney 212.

By division, high average leaders were Taylor (A/234.1), Paulin (B/223.6), Pepper (C/220.9) and Kyle Eades (D/205.6). Top money winner was Pepper at $640.

If you didn’t compete in this tournament, bowlers have another opportunity to “Shootout” — this time at Vigo Bowl.

Vigo’s Team Shootout is Nov. 20-21, with basically the same format. Entry fee is $70. Five games will be rolled on Nov. 21 (1 p.m.) and five more on Nov. 22 (noon).

Teams will be randomly drawn prior to bowling on Nov. 20.

The Josh Combs Memorial Adult/Youth No-Tap Tournament returns for a second year at 1 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Terre Haute Bowling Center. Check-in time is noon.

These are two-person teams, rolling three games (handicap) in four average divisions. If you’re not familiar with bowling parlance, “no-tap” means if you knock down nine pins or more on your first shot, that is scored as a strike.

All prizes awarded to junior bowlers are in the form of scholarships.

For more information, go to or call (812) 238-2911.

Who is hot on the lanes this year?

Top men’s league bowlers at Vigo Bowl are Brandy Leturgez (229/Bell Welding), Jason Hiddle (228/Eagles Mixed), Gary Young (224/Bell Welding), Terry Coker (222/Bell Welding), Ron Leon Pharris (215/Eagles Mixed), Matt Lugar (213/School Staff) and Lonnie Pharris (210/Eagles Mixed).

Top women’s league bowlers at Vigo are Mandy Wilkins (234/Daugherty and Sons), Crystal Sullivan (214/Eagles Mixed) and Karen Prettyman (204/Daugherty and Sons).

Top boys youth bowlers at Vigo are C.J. Brooks (195) and Dewayne Perry (191), while the top girls are Amanda Perry (169) and Audrey Nelson (166).

Top men’s league bowlers at Terre Haute Bowling Center are Scott Johnson (231/Guarantee Roofing and 229/Russ Fisher Truck Parts), Tom Brown (216/Guarantee Roofing), Darrell Davis (216/Russ Fisher Truck Parts), John P. Walton (207/Savannah’s Trophy House), Albert Mayes (207/ANG Mixed) and Gene Bedwell (206/Savannah’s Trophy House).

Top “senior” men’s league bowlers at THBC include Herb Gosnell (199/Monday Prime Timers) and Jay Scamhorn (196/Monday Prime Timers).

Top women’s league bowlers at THBC include Jodi Moan (202/ANG Mixed) and Carol Davis (185/Nancy’s Songbird Karaoke).

Top boys youth bowlers at THBC are Cameron Bolinger (203) and Ian Bartlett (197), while top girls bowler is Erin Hazelrigg (165).

Before anyone gets upset, this is not an all-encompassing report on ALL leagues. Some leagues do not have averages posted in their weekly submission of league results to the Tribune-Star.

Note to Imperial Lanes and any other league not mentioned, please include high average bowlers from your leagues to be reported in a future column.

Dennis Clark can be reached at

Terre Haute Bowling Center

Russ Fisher Truck Parts — High games: Michael Fisher Jr. and Guy Johnson 279, We Try Harder 1,085. High series: Billy Fulk and Darrell Davis 695, We Try Harder 3,015.

Wabash Valley Christian — High games: Bob Munoz 222, Dawn Sekaz 174, The Strikers 639. High series: Munoz 615, Jana Strain 477, Southside Ducks 1,826.

Monday Prime Timers — High games: Jay Scamihorn 267, Linda Zellers 183. High series: Dale Liggett 676, Pat Stewart 484.

ANG Mixed — High games: Jason Large 237, Jodi Moan 234, Mattox Body 727. High series: Albert Mayes 685, Moan 586, Mattox Body 2,039.

Savannah’s Trophy House — High games: Tom Bowker 286, Lisa Pemberton 190, Schrader Well 834. High series: John P. Walton 706, Betty Wall 524, Schrader Well 2,327.

Guarantee Roofing — High games: Doug Weaver 300, A-G Financial 1,037. High series: Weaver 679, A-G Financial 2,945.

Nancy’s Songbird Karaoke — High games: Carol Davis 211, Sharon’s Beauty Shop 807. High series: Nancy Effner 522, School Belles 2,173.

THBC Minors — High games: Garrison Taladay 154, Rachael Goekler 108. High series: John Barbour 393, Halie Hart 253.

THBC Majors — High games: Tyler Tubersosa and Zach Lebrun 246, Emily Hazelrigg 193. High series: Ian Bartlett 626, Hazelrigg 508.

Vigo Bowl

Bell Welding — High games: Gary Young 279, Kristin Zellars 215, Circle K 1,045. High series: Brandy Leturgez 721, Zellars 579, Vigo Bowl Pro Shop 2,915.

Daugherty and Sons — High games: Mandy Wilkins 270, Lang’s Body Shop 784. High series: Wilkins 699, Lang’s Body Shop 2,258.

Distributor’s Terminal — High games: Jan Cox 193, M&M’s 652. High series: Cox 523, M&M’s 1,797.

Eagles Mixed — High games: Lenny Selvia Jr. 278, Lanie Sullivan 199, Who Cares 777. High series: Jason Hiddle 731, Sullivan 540, Hughskeyiddullivan 2,162.

Mic’s Pics — High games: Virginia Anderson 227, Bowling Belles 557. High series: Anderson 571, Bowling Belles 1,545.

School Staff — High games: Matt Lugar 216, Linda Ballman 179, Union Hospital 713. High series: Lugar 586, Merri Farrar 483, Union Hospital 2,058.

Vigo Bowl Adult Youth — High games: Johnathan Sweatt 215, Garrison Taladay 92, Kianna Sweatt 134, Sweatt and Sweatt 345. High series: J.Sweatt 540, Taladay 249, K.Sweatt 386, Sweatt and Sweatt 926.

Vigo Bowl Bantams — High games: Zach Coleman and Shawn Hollingsworth 69, Abby Dwyer 91, Rock N Bowlers 227. High series: Coleman 126, Dwyer 173, Rock N Bowlers 386.

Vigo Bowl Preps — High games: Devon Thomson 209, Kiersten King 149, Team 1 529. High series: Thomson 446, King 353, The Pin Eaters 1,355.

Vigo Bowl Juniors — High games: Levi Elrod 194, Kianna Sweatt 160, The King Pins 554. High series: Elrod 462, Sweatt 444, The King Pins 1,535.

Vigo Bowl Seniors — High games: Bryan Hudson 243, Stacey Hunt 211, Team 3 808. High series: Hudson 576, Abby Coffin 501, Team 1 2,097.

Vigo Bowl Tuesday Youth — High games: Nick Stewart 193, Sara Sebring 128, Team 5 451. High series: Stewart 523, Sebring 381, Team 5 1,294.

Chandler Construction — High games: Troy Williams 279, Bonnie Chandler-James 234, 4 Of Us 1,012. High series: Williams 805, Tasha Lewis-Stevens 622, 4 Of Us 2,840.

Art Compton — High games: Ashley Alexander 255, Russell Enterprises 934. High series: Sherry DeLisle 619, Russell Enterprises 2,554.

Thursday Seniors — High games: Gene Carpenter 214, Velma Troye 206, Cobras 743. High series: Richard Stephens 584, Sue Chandler 590, Cobras 2,167.

Bush Men’s — High games: Tom Barr and Zach Perry 300, Stultz’s Drag Racing 1,184. High series: Steve Lang 749, Davison Service and Equipment 3,262.

Davison Service and Equipment — High games: Chris Drake 288, Freddie P Gang 1,206. High series: Drake 788, Freddie P Gang 3,469.

Baesler’s Market Senior — High games: George Meiners 269, Jane Miller 265, Aces 789. High series: Herb Gosnell 655, Miller 697, Aces 2,166.

Monday Night Bush Mixed — High games: Brian Taylor Jr. 279, Vicki Rich 246, 9 Stuckey’s 1,128. High series: Brandy Leturgez 773, Rich 713, 9 Stuckey’s 3,328.

Imperial Lanes

CBM Monday Night Mixed — High games: Andy Jones 269, Toni Orman 222, High Hopes 779. High series: Steve Penman 667, Orman 601, Barnes Construction 2,217.

Ladies Tuesday Morning — High games: Phyllis Grover 168, Weddle Waters 273. High series: Grover 474, Weddle Waters 789.

Archie’s — High games: Scott Buchanan 289, Big J Construction 1,244. High series: Buchanan 737, Big J Construction 3,283.

Logan’s Ribeye — High games: Jason Hiddle 300, Mysti Fisher 277, Certainteed 1,180. High series: Hiddle 813, Fisher 737, Certainteed 3,411.

Al’s Sports Bar — High games: Jeremy Pruiett 278, Ladonna Singleton 187, Austins 1,042. High series: Pruiett 734, Singleton 531, Austins 3,101.

Elks Thursday Night — High games: Jason John 279, Molar Bowlers 773. High series: John 713, McGuire’s 2,207.