The Wooten Plumbing crew, with a team average of 868, entered the night’s play with a half-point lead over King Pins, who were averaging 1101 as a team.
King Pins took the first two games, 1172-1137 and 1098-1096, throwing the match into a deciding third game and total pins.
But the Wooten Plumbing crew refused to go away, firing a 1026 scratch and 1212 handicap game to King Pins’ 1082 game. That gave the Wooten team total pins, 3445-3352, and the title by 28.5 to 28 points.
In the deciding game for the Wooten crew, Donnie Wooten led off with a 192; Rocky Propes added a 222; Ronnie Wooten shot 203; Buddy McClendon rolled a 213; and Doug Brann anchored with a 196 for the 1026 scratch plus a 186-pin handicap for the 1212.
King Pins gunners accounted for the only 700s shot in the league that night, a 700 by Shayne Wilson and a 727 by Mark Smith. Wilson’s series came on games of 237-228-235 and Smith’s on a 237-245-245 block. Brann paced the Wooten team with a 642 scratch series, and Propes’ 716 handicap set led the squad in that category.
Donnie Wooten shot a 532 series on a 156 average, Propes a 212-198-222 for 632 scratch;and Brann posted a 192-254-196 effort. King Pins’ Bruce Michaelson shot games of 236 and 227 in a 674 block, and Jason Keller added 257 and 234 games for 682.
Elsewhere in the league, Joe Freeman posted the high scratch and handicap game scores with 266 and 281 respectively.
Among women bowlers, Kathy VanSickle appears to be developing an affinity for 670 series scores. She rolled a 671 in the Sunday Night Mixed league on March 15 for the top women’s score of the week at Classic Lanes. That set was just two sticks shy of her previous top series fired a few days earlier in the Tuesday Night Mixed. Becky Bowden also kept a streak going with a 629 in the Sunday Night Mixed and a 662 in the Tuesday Night Mixed.
Other solid scores posted during the week included, by league:
VanSickle’s 671 set came on games of 247-190-234, giving her high scratch and handicap game and series on March 15. With handicap, she had a 260 game and 710 series. Bowden’s 629 included a closing 243 game. Bowden holds the season’s top single game in the league to date with an 11-in-a-row 290, while Carla Dailey’s 735 and Bowden’s 713 lead the scratch series category.
Chad Dailey and Jason Parmer accounted for 700-plus series scores to pace the men bowlers. Dailey fired games of 236-235-268 for 739 and Parmer strung games of 257-215-238 for 710. Robert Huggett’s 246 scratch game off a 158 average set the pace in the handicap game division at 279.
Other solid performances came from Shane Quinn, with a 230 game; Brian Stegall’s 243 game and 615 series; Anthony Sweat’s 225 and 220 games in a 631 series; Tarry Davison’s 213-246-235 for 694; Alan Roberts’ 212 game; Harold McClure’s 202-236-247 for 685; and 209 games by Brett Stovall and Larry Stovall.
Ralphie Harrod, averaging 164, shot a 530 with games of 188-167-175; Greg Pullen hit 220 and 234 games for 642; Ace Wiginton, 237 game, 628 series; Richard Allen, 243 game, 604 series; Becky Bowden’s 243 game anchored her 629 set; Wesley Crist rolled a 204 game; and Robert Huggett opened with his 246 and followed with 169 and 217 games for a 632 series.
David Strain had a 202 game; Allan Hague a 245 game; Kellie Booth, averaging 121, closed with a 150 game for a 402 series; James Allen posted a 214 game; Colby Pullen cracked a 235 game; Danilee Ogle rolled a 211 game; Corey Ogle, a 650 series on games of 237-199-214; and Michael Burnett shot 662 with a closing 249 game.
Nathan Crist posted a 216 game and 625 series; Mark Miller a 213 game; Karla Dailey closed with a 236 game for a 571 series; and Adam Thompson rolled a 552 series with a 200 opening game on a 167 average.
Monday Night Ladies
Betty Russell paced the scoring with a 259 game and 578 scratch series, giving her a 278 game and 635 series including handicap, while Shannon Hague shot a 220 game and Kelly Sutton a 203.
Erica Gammill, averaging 95 to open play, rolled a 121 in game two; Danilee Ogle put together a 508 series on games of 179-163-166 on her 156 average; Linda Brown was 30 pins over average in a 136 game; Cindy Causey bested her 129 average in each game for a 446 series that included a 163 game; and Hazel Dawes, with a 137 average, fired a 180 game.
Mary Crabb posted a 192 game; Robin Edwards almost carded a triplicate score on games of 156-156-157; Cindy Butler rolled a steady 148-145-146 for 460 off a 133 average; Pat Michael closed with a 166 for a 460 series; and Tonya Moody swatted a 183 game and 455 series after opening play with a 137 average.
Kelly Sutton fired 60 pins over her average in her 203 game; Myra Crist posted a 170 game off a 138 average; Debbie Miller rolled a 200 game; Amanda Sims, averaging 97, opened with a 160 and went on to a 357 series; Deonna Watkins hit a 193 game; and Amanda Sharp shot a 187 game and 495 series on her 143 average.
Tuesday Night Mixed
Dave Gholson just missed a 700 series, stroking a 696, while Jim Galloway and Jason Keller each came within a strike of a perfect game with 279s to pace the men’s scoring March 17.
Becky Bowden’s 256 game and 662 series led the women, while Marlo McKnight’s scratch 224 game and 569 series led the handicap category at 267 and 698.
Other scores of note included Jerry Thompson’s 209 game; Ace Wiginton’s 236 closing game keyed a 627 series; McKnight’s 569 set came on games of 224-168-177 on a 156 average; Larry White shot 207 and 201 games; Melissa Shelton, averaging 131, compiled a steady 136-144-144 for a 424 set; and Darrell Green closed with a 234 game for a 625 series.
Bobby Matthews, who along with his wife, Novalene, was almost a fixture at Classic Lanes for years the couple moved to Las Vegas, rolled a 225 game and 640 series during a visit to his old stomping grounds; Terry Douglas, averaging 158, fired a closing 186 game for a 510 series; Vonda Douglas, bowling on a 135 average, carded 163-156-141 games for a 460 set; and James Parmer rolled a 223 game.
Don Gammill popped a 206 game; Gholson’s 696 included games of 253-228-215; Cliff Whitney carded a 258 game; Larry Siegert shot 684 on games of 219-219-246; David VanSickle rolled a 254 game and 654 series; Jason Smith a 233 game and 635 set; and Jim Galloway opened with 199 and 180 games before hitting his 279 for a 658 series.
Betty Russell carded a 215 game and 560 series; Steve Edwards had a 226 game; Tarry Davison a 247 game and 679 series; and Debra Sutterfield a 179 game.
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While the Wooten Plumbing-King Pins faceoff highlighted team play, other bowlers were putting notable scores on the board.
Tarry Davison came within a stick of a 700 series on games of 206-248-245 for 699; Steve Edwards hit a 226 game; Duane Anspon a 201; Harold McClure a 214; Vincent Smith a 205; Colby Pullen a 201; Greg Pullen a 203; Darreyl Dixon a 247; Ken Hood, 237 and 227 games in a 657 set; and Mike Miller a 211 game.
Jeff Wright’s 230 game keyed his 613 series; Joe Freeman hit a 266 in game two and closed with a 632 series; Jim Beard had a 223 game; Koy Cline a 232 game and 606 series; Chad Nuss a 233 game and 611 series; Rodney Miller a 212 game; Russ Nuss, a 646 series in a 220-212-214 block; Dave Gholson a 235 game and 615 series; Bo Duncan a 226 game; and Neldon Smith carded a 657 set in a 205-230-222 effort.
Ace Wiginton shot a 216 game; Red Skelton a 202; Larry Stovall, a 651 series on games of 234-204-213; Danny Burns, 255 game and 654 series; Brian Gammill a 211 game and 583 series on a 170 average; Joe Bell a 203 game; Scott Ogle a 203; and Glen Taylor compiled a 668 on games of 198-234-236.
Phillip Coleman, carrying a 156 average to open play, shot 220 and 221 games in a 587 series; Matt Parker rolled 213 and 246 games; David Holt, 232 and 205 games for a 614; Jason Parmer, 246 game; Justin Haggerty a 257 game; Darrell Green, 220 and 216 games; Matt Arnold, 226 and 235 games, 634 series; Turk Morgan, 210 and 253 games, 644 series; and Wes Campbell, 225 and 244 games for a 647 series.
Kieth Millsap hit a 167 game and 429 series on a 125 average; Adam Thompson shot a 201 game and 530 series off a 158 average; and Kenny Turner had games of 200 and 207.
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