News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Kegler's Korner

December 6, 2009

KEGLER'S KORNER: Crystal Sullivan shoots 299 on tough Greencastle lanes

TERRE HAUTE — Crystal Sullivan has been a dominate force among women bowlers in Terre Haute through the years. In fact, just as good, if not better at times, than the male bowlers she regularly bowls alongside.

For example, Sullivan one-upped the male bowlers in the Eagles Mixed League at Vigo Bowl on Saturday. Sullivan rolled a 265 game and a 674 three-game series, topping Butch Crumbo’s 253 and 667. Sullivan is averaging 217.1 in the league.

She also rolled an 807 series — her third career 800 — and shot her 11th 300 game during the current season in the Bowler’s Ball Pro Shop League at Vigo Bowl.

But since those accomplishments are a regular occurrence — for her, that is — they are not particularly newsworthy.

What is newsworthy is Sullivan, who lives in Carbon, established two city records in Greencastle at Alex Alleys (formerly Varsity Lanes). If you recall, current owner, Charlie “The Greek” Alex, bowled in the long-ago West Central Bowlers Association events.

But I digress.

Sullivan shot a 299 game and a 716 three-game series on the Greencastle lanes to set new city records. In this day and age, those scores are pretty ho-hum in the new high-scoring environment of bowling.

But anyone who has bowled in Greencastle is aware, high scores are a rarity. Just 11 perfect games and only one 800 series have been recorded in the establishment’s 60-year existence, attesting to the difficult lane conditions.

The previous high game for a woman was 290, shot back in the mid 1970s and no woman had ever topped the 700 plateau. Showing it was no fluke, Sullivan followed up with another 700 series.

All this information was passed along by Sullivan’s significant other, Jason Hiddle. Hiddle averages 224 in the Eagles Mixed League, so he knows Crystal’s accomplishment is quite a feat — despite his skills, his best game/series in Greencastle is “just” 268 and 686.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Kegler's Korner
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Raw: Man Fatally Shot During Police Standoff New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Raw: Royal Couple Tours Uluru in Australia SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: MN Lakes Still Frozen Before Fishing Opener
NDN Video
Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity