From Staff Reports
MOUNT VERNON — Sulphur Springs teams had to battle, but took a sweep over the Lady Tigers here Tuesday.
Francisco “Sisco” Zarco hammered his opponents Monday night in the 9-Pin No-Tap Mixed Trio league. Zarco, knowing there was only one more week before the end of the season positioning round to crown a 2015 Summer champ, lit up lanes three and four, with an amazing 684 three game scratch series. Zarco led the Dos Equis team to a much needed three point victory pushing the team into an unprecedented four way tie for first place on the team leader board. Zarco started the event steady with games of 186 and 198 on his 197 average. With next week’s position round to determine the victor, Zarco knew he needed a phenomenal score to seize a decisive victory for the trio. The Dos Equis anchorman did just that, posting a perfect 300 game during the third game of the match, achieving a 24 and 20 record for the Dos Equis threesome. Zarco’s feat marked the second perfect score of the season and it was also the second such achievement for his team, with Juan Peralta’s perfect game posted just two week ago.
Other notable scores for the week ending Aug. 20, include by league:
Monday 9-Pin Trio
Phil Sweeden is making a mad dash in the final few weeks of the summer session, in order to make a valid attempt at overtaking first place on the men’s high average board. Sweeden led the All In The Family team to a flawless victory after nabbing a pair of 266 games and a solid 212 in the process. Sweeden’s 744 scratch set boosted his individual average from 229 to 231.57, just 3.76 behind frontrunner Juan Peralta and his 235.33 with one week of competition left in the season.
Ace Wiginton kept his team, Three’s Company, in the hunt for next week’s first place crown, after taking the silver medal in the men’s high series category Monday night. Wiginton clobbered his opponents with scores of 229, 221 and 238, keeping his team atop the four-way tie for first place in the team standings, with a 24 and 20 record after 11 weeks of competition.
Wiginton’s teammate, Betty Russell, added a notable 222 game in a 622 three game scratch series, enough to take both the women’s high scratch game and high scratch series in Monday’s bout. Myra Crist finished second in the women’s high scratch series category with a 570 set. Crist, bowling on a 178 individual average, unloaded a 193-192-185 block on her opponents.
Michael “Camacho” Cimino took all four available points, during Tuesday’s second position round of the summer session, after booking an incredible 719 three game scratch set. Camacho was on target all evening, charting scores of 238, 247 and 234. Camacho guaranteed his team a place in the end of the season roll off to determine the league champion after completing Tuesday’s action a whopping 143 pins above his average for series.
David Whitten captured four points for his team after posting games of 264 and 225 in a 678 three game scratch set. Whitten’s wife and teammate, Denis Whitten, was above her 139 individual average with each game, recording a 169-153-152 block. The duo finished the session in sole passion of fifth place after completing the 12 week league.
Debby Essary clinched three points for Beginner’s Luck on the heels of her 664 scratch set. Essary, who has been the hot bowler in Tuesday’s mixed competition, rolled games of 245 and 220 to garner her team a respectable fourth place finish.
Dave Gholson tossed the second high scratch series of the night with his 901 four game performance on lanes three and four. Gholson led the Yay! Dave team to a four point victory after rolling a 248-203-236-214 block on his 206 average.
Jason Keller clinched four points for his team after booking the high scratch set of the evening, a 931 series. Keller fired games of 242, 224 and 79 in a four game block, moving The Smokers into sole possession of third place on the team leader board.
Justin Haggerty rounded out the top three with his 878 scratch effort, posted from lanes seven and eight. Haggerty bowled games of 226, 225 and 234 to help his team, Trash Talk, take two points.
The 2015-2016 Fall/Winter Leagues are now registering bowlers. No prior league experience is required. If you are interested in taking your game to the next level, from a recreation to a league setting, or converging from another venue to Classic Lanes to compete this season, please contact management at 903-885-5046 for details. Classic Lanes will have openings for full teams and individual bowlers as well on many nights.
Justin Parmer, general manager of Classic Lanes, submitted this report.