By Dennis Clark
Jay Scamihorn has been a frequent high scorer in senior — that’s older folks! — leagues in recent years, frequently recognized for high game or high series (usually both).
But he can also dominate in the mainstream of bowling too.
Scamihorn averaged 234.1 for high average to lead his four-man team to a victory in the 19th Shootout at the Terre Haute Bowling Center on Oct. 24-25. His teammates were John McWilliams, Mike Gambill and Tom Bowker.
The teams captained by Dave Paulin, Guy Johnson and Doug Weaver placed second-to-fourth in this A-B-C-D format tournament. A total of 12 teams competed this year.
Other top individuals were Josh Snowden (second in average at 233.1), while Phil Huynh and Clint Woods shared high game honors with 290.
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In other tournament news:
• The 700 Club’s 5-man Baker Team event was at Paradise Bowl in Clinton on Oct. 4. Winning team was Bryan Barton, Brian Taylor, Ryan Nichols, Marc Pruett and Tom Brown. Second place team was Jeff Saleh, Doug Weaver, Darrell Davis, Guy Johnson and Scott Hill.
• Ryan Nichols edged Bob Lovvron 258-256 in the championship match of the 700 Club Singles Tournament at the Bowling Center on Nov. 1. The remaining top five included Trey Minett (third), Tom Brown (fourth) and Taylor (fifth). A small of field of 19 bowlers competed.
• Sean Pepper rolled a five-game score of 1,194 (238.8 average) to win the Bowling Center’s first Cheaper Sweeper event of the season on Oct. 17. Gary Busiere finished second (1,166) and Snowden (1,152) was third. A total of 18 bowlers competed.
• 600 Club Women’s Singles is 1 p.m. today at the Bowling Center.
• Cheaper Sweeper returns to the Bowling Center at 1 p.m. on Nov. 21. Entry fee is $25.
• Team Shootout, with A-B-C-D format, will be at Vigo Bowl on Nov. 21-22. Times are 1 p.m. on Nov. 21, noon on Nov. 22. Entry fee is $70.
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• Who’s hot? — It’s interesting to see who the top bowlers are in the weekly league results. Granted, not all the results reported to the Tribune-Star are computer generated, so all bowlers can’t be recognized.
With that disclaimer duly noted, the following are just some of the “hot” bowlers in the Terre Haute area at the end of October.
Vigo Bowl — Top adult males include Jason Hiddle (217/Eagles Mixed League), Rufus Pace (214/Bell Welding), Chris Salyer (213/Monday Mixed Bush), Doug Smith (210/Bell Welding) and Lonnie Pharris (209/Eagles Mixed).
Top adult females include Crystal Sullivan (216/Eagles Mixed) and Ashley Wills (191/Mic’s Pics).
Top juniors include boys Eli Perry (205/Wednesday Youth), Steven Wright (196/Seniors) and Tyler Lawrence (194/Seniors). Leading girls are Sara Shepherd and Amanda Perry (both 172/both Wednesday Youth).
THBC — Top adult males include Scott Johnson (231/Russ Fisher Truck Parts), Scamihorn (228/Monday Prime Timers; also 218/Wednesday Prime Timers), Mike Zebrowski (226/Monday Prime Timers), Guy Johnson (226/Guarantee Roofing; also 225/Russ Fisher Truck Parts), Brian Taylor (225/Guarantee Roofing), Lovvron (220/Savannah’s Trophy House), Matt Lugar (216/Savannah’s Trophy House), Shane Mullenix (211/ANG Mixed) and Albert Mayes (204/ANG Mixed).
Top adult females include Melissa Dressler (196/Savannah’s Trophy House), Jodi Moan (193/ANG Mixed) and Carol Davis (183/Nancy’s Song Bird Karaoke).
Top juniors include boys Cameron Bolinger (217/Juniors), Austin Dowell (210/Juniors) and girl Mack Pepper (181/Juniors).
n Karen Prettyman has led the Savannah’s Trophy House league at Vigo Bowl in high game and high series much of the season, even rolling a 300 game a few weeks back.
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• Special event — The first Josh Combs Adult/Youth Scholarship Tournament will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Bowling Center. Combs, a former junior bowler at the Bowling Center, died tragically at the age of 10 in July. He was the son of Marty and Shellie Combs.
Entry fee is $24 for both adult and youth bowlers. There are several door prizes to be awarded, along with scholarships to the youth bowlers competing. Josh’s parents will be bowling in the event.
“This is a fun day to honor the memory of Josh Combs and give out scholarship money in his name,” explained THBC manager Phil Cooper.
Entry forms are available at the Bowling Center. For more information, call (812) 238-2911.
Dennis Clark can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
Vigo County bowling leagues
Terre Haute Bowling Center
Russ Fisher Truck Parts — High games: James Jackson 279, Marshall Auto Parts 1,122. High series: Brian McKenzie 750, Cinema Box Office Rehab 3,093.
Monday Prime Timers — High games: Jay Scamihorn 257, Charity Wessol 215. High series: Scamihorn 695, Wessol 572.
Adult/Youth — High games: Billy Fulk (adult man) 257, Amanda Cutliff (adult woman) 236, Evan Fulk (youth boy) 159, Promise Large (youth girl) 127.
Savannah’s Trophy House — High games: John P. Walton 267, Melissa Dressler 266, A.K. Enterprize 791. High series: Matt Lugar 717, Dressler 648, Pin Squad 2,204.
THBC Minors — High games: Richie Fields 148, Rachael Goekler 95. High series: Fields 394, Goekler 252.
Monday Mixed — High games: Chris Church 205, Kathryn Stacy 188, Luckey Bunch 687. High series: Church 573, Diana Waggoner 523, Luckey Bunch 1,969.
ANG Mixed — High games: Craig Rudisel 267, Marsha Marcum 192, Falcon Pride 735. High series: George Meiners 659, Marcum 518, Hair Gallery 2,052.
Wabash Valley Christian — High games: Chris Strain 235, Jana Strain 193, Central Christian II 668. High series: C. Strain 664, J. Strain 486, Central Christian II 1,890.
Wednesday Prime Timers — High games: Woody Ferris 247, Ruth Johnson 213. High series: Richard Stephens 640, Jean Liggett 551.
THBC Majors — High games: Cameron Bolinger 227, Brittany Wence 224. High series: Austin Dowell 654, Wence 579.
Guarantee Roofing — High games: Doug Weaver 300, Savannah’s Trophy House 1,165. High series: Harold Costello 750, THBC 3,229.
Nancy’s Song Bird Karaoke — High games: Nancy Effner 223, THBC 823. High series: Carol Davis 575, THBC 2,341.
Savannah’s Trophy House — High games: Melinda Clark 256, UR Up 885. High series: Karen Prettyman 640, UR Up 2,558.
Thursday Senior Mixed — High games: Woody Ferris 247, Sue Chandler 237, Red Birds 768. High series: Ferris 648, Chandler 665, Red Birds 2,185.
Chandler Construction — High games: Troy Williams 269, Judy Taparo 224, Lucky 4 1,042. High series: Williams 771, Machelle Garrett 569, Lucky 4 2,874.
Art Compton — High games: Misty Chandler 267, Family Affair 878. High series: Chandler 582, Family Affair 2,526.
Baesler’s Market Senior — High games: Garry Young 259, Pat Stewart 215, Golden Eagles 764. High series: Young 692, Sue Chandler 555, Spare Parts 2,185.
Davison Service and Equipment — High games: Calvin McCullough 279, Freddie P Gang 1,159. High series: McCullough 774, Freddie P Gang 3,326.
The Bush Men’s — High games: Bill Arnold 275, Bud Boys 1,100. High series: Terry Coker 716, Bud Boys 3,162.
Monday Mixed Bush — High games: Ryan Nichols 274, Vicki Rich 245, Stuckey’s 1,131. High series: Chris Salyer 703, Rich 661, Stuckey’s 3,291.
Bell Welding — High games: Brandy Leturgez 300, Pam Wilkins 169, Bell Welding 1,057. High series: Leturgez 733, Wilkins 489, Bell Welding 3,047.
Eagles Mixed — High games: Jason Hiddle 300, Crystal Sullivan 215, My Dixie Wrecked 888. High series: Hiddle 824, Sullivan 625, My Dixie Wrecked 2,522.
School Staff — High games: Matt Lugar 225, Vickie Blade 202, Union Hospital 727. High series: Lugar 605, Karla Smith 534, Union Hospital 2,100.
Vigo Bowl Wednesday Youth — High games: Tim Wright 277, Amanda Perry 224. Dingleberries 599. High series: Wright 702, Perry 526, 2 Wright’s N A Fry 1,618.
Vigo Bowl Seniors — High games: Tyler Weishaupt 264, Sara Shepherd 232, Team 1 928. High series: Weishaupt 648, Shepherd 577, Team 1 2,697.
Vigo Bowl Juniors — High games: C.J. Brooks 209, Caitlyn Bruce 138, Team 3 690. High series: Brooks 507, Bruce 367, Team 3 1,952.
Vigo Bowl Preps — High games: Troy Wright 171, Bailee Poore 127, The Pin Eaters 589. High series: David McCollum 411, Poore 334, The Pin Eaters 1,535.
Vigo Bowl Bantams — High games: Avery Campbell 102, Morgan Adams 68, Dark Dragons 268. High series: Campbell 195, Adams 122, Dark Dragons 451.
Mic’s Pics — High games: Wee Patrick 197, Bowling Belles 530. High series: Ida Taylor 519, Bowling Belles 1,500.