Colby Pullen, Angela Allen pace week’s summer league scoring

Gene Shelton

July 29, 2008 - Colby Pullen, who came up through the junior bowling program at Classic Lanes and will be entering Sulphur Springs High School this fall, topped the scoring charts at the center last week, while Angela Allen led the women bowlers.

Bowling with the Power Players team on lanes 13-14 in the Thursday Men’s Trio league, Pullen rolled a 727 series in his first three games, then closed the four-game set with a 254 for a 981 total - a 245-plus average for the night. Pullen’s 700 series came on games of 216-278-233. It was his second sanctioned 700 series.

Including his handicap off a 187 average, the soon-to-be high schooler scored a 1,053 block to pace his team to a five-point sweep and the top scratch team game and series of the night, 680 and 2,635 respectively. The team’s top single-game score came in the fourth as Colby logged his 254, Greg Pullen added a 192 and Tarry Davison anchored with a 234.

Colby’s 700 series was one of five recorded during the week. Two others came from the Thursday men’s league - Shayne Wilson’s 701 on games of 258-195-248 and Jason Keller’s 718 on games of 234-215-269. In leagues involving a four-game block, only the first three games are counted toward 700 or better series scores by the United States Bowling Congress.

The Sunday Summer Mixed on July 20 produced the other two 700 or better series scores, Jason Parmer’s 712 and Keller’s 706. Colby Pullen also had a 608 series including a 232 game in his Sunday outing, while Keller shot a 633 on a tough lane pattern in the Tuesday PBA league.

Among women bowlers, Angela Allen paced the scoring in the Sunday Summer Mixed on July 20. She put together a 585 series, including a 230 game, after entering the night’s action carrying a 163 average. Her handicap series score was an impressive 684. Debbie Miller rolled a 208 game and 517 series in the same league, while Danilee Ogle put together a 210 game, 57 pins over average.

Other leading scores and standings from around the leagues included:

Sunday Summer Mixed

The Split Happens team opened up a four-point lead in the Sunday mixed league with three nights to play in the summer season. Team members are Shane Quinn, Laura Prewitt, Brian Stegall and Anthony Sweat. At the end of play July 20, the squad had a 26-10 record, with Big Slick (Margaret Morgan, Kari Arnold, Jeff Wright and Matt Arnold) at 22-14. Big Slick put together the top handicap game of the night with an 872 in Game 3 as all four bowlers were over average. Jeff Wright’s 237-232 games paced his squad to a four-point sweep.

Keller’s 706 series came on games of 243-226-237 with the No Mercy team in a set that included Danilee Ogle’s 210 game, Cory Ogle’s 203 and Colby Pullen’s 232 games.

Jason Parmer’s 712 consisted of 255-244-213 games, and helped his Wabam squad to a league-high 838 scratch game and 2,504 handicap series. Justin Haggerty’s 640 on games of 219-201-220 helped the Wabam bunch win four points; Debra Sutterfield was over average each game with a steady 160-168-169 for 497 and Jesse Haggerty chipped in a 204 game.

Elsewhere in the league, Anthony Sweatt had a 214, Justin Parmer a 203, Larry Stovall rolled a 615 including a 222 game, Greg Pullen closed with a 223 for a 626 series, Allen Hague had a 639 set with a 240 opening game, Adam Thompson hit 176-178-197 for a 551 series on a 154 average, and Jim Galloway posted a 211 game.

Also scoring well was Margaret Morgan, who entered the night’s play with a 128 average and rolled games of 133-173-157 for a 462 series, a 154 average for the set.

Tuesday PBA Experience

Jason Keller rolled his 633 series with games of 187-225-221 on the demanding Shark lane pattern, which places a premium on consistent ball speed and spare shooting while avoiding splits and adapting to changing lane conditons. The Shark is one of the longer oil patterns faced by touring pros.

Keith Ethridge pulled into first place in the season’s standings with a 223 game and 558 series, giving him 14 points, a half-point ahead of Keller and James Allen, who posted a 549 series and 227 game. Jason Parmer is one point out with 23 and Darrell Green stands at 20 points. In the PBA-style league, points are awarded on the basis of individual game scores.

Pam Parmer, the lone woman bowler in the league, rolled a respectable 469 series Tuesday on the tough condition, and has improved her average by 8.2 pins for the year. James Allen has improved his average by 21.6 pins to 175, and has the season high game to date with a 267. Jason Parmer currently owns the leading series score, a 664. Keller has the top average with a 191. Three weeks remain in the summer league PBA competition.

Thursday Men’s Trio

The Odd Bunch team of Dave Gholson, Bo Duncan and Mike Gilliland continue to hold the league lead with a 32-13 record, followed by the What The trio of Ron Braswell, Randy McKnight and Ace Wigginton, with Dickie Harrison as a fourth member, with a 29-16 mark. Several other teams are within 10 points of the lead with three weeks to go.

In addition to Colby Pullen’s 278-981 four-game set, leading scorers July 24 included: Tarry Davison, 259 game, 883 series; Shayne Wilson, 937 series; Dewayne Roach, 908 series; Keller’s 933 series; Jim Beard, 885 series; Darreyl Dixon, 852; Glenn Taylor, 844; Gholson, 840; Bobby Brown, 835; David Holt, 833; Jason Parmer, 826; Mike Gilliland, 817; Charles Harred, 815; Koy Cline, 809; and Bo Duncan, 805.

Other top individual game scores were posted by Roach, 248; Taylor, 247; Duncan, 245; Gilliland, 239; Bobby Brown, 236; Buddy McClendon, 236; Roach, 234; Koy Cline, 232; David Holt, 231; Jason Parmer, 230; Bobby Brown, 229; Gholson, 224; Clinton Cline, 223; Doug Brann, 223; Joe Bell Jr., 222; Darreyl Dixon, 221; and Charles Harred, 220.

Gene Shelton writes a weekly column on the bowling leagues at Classic Lanes. His column appears on Tuesday.

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