Two women bowlers toss first-ever 200 games at Classic Lanes

Gene Shelton

June 24, 2008 - Danilee Ogle and Debra Sutterfield each recorded milestone scores during the Sunday Night Mixed League on June 15 at Classic Lanes, firing first-ever 200 games.

Ogle cracked the deuce barrier with a 203 in her opening game with the No Mercy squad on lanes 11-12, a total of 51 pins over her opening average to help her team win three of four points on the night. She finished the set with a 482 scratch and a handicap series of 611.

Sutterfield rolled her first sanctioned 200 with the Wabam team on lanes 1-2, carding a 202 in the final game and finishing with a 511 series for the set. Sutterfield went into the night’s play with a 149 average and was 53 pins over in the 202 game. Her three-game block was 64 pins over average for the night, giving her a 646 handicap series score. Sutterfield said she didn’t even know she had topped 200 until she was walking off the approach after her final ball; her teammates had wisely not mentioned she had the milestone game going until it was over.

Kaley Nuss also hit a noteworthy score. Entering play on lanes 5-6 with a 103 average, she rolled games of 137-115-127 for a 379 - a total of 70 pins over average scratch - and carded a 640 series including handicap. She bowls with the J.A.C.K. team.

Debbie Miller got into the deuce-game mix with a 207 for the Git-R-Done squad.

Also on June 15, Becky Bowden came within one stubborn pin of a perfect game, rolling a 279 for the Long Horns team in the first game. She finished with a 640 scratch series. She gets no handicap, since she carried a 199 average into the night. Bowden’s effort helped her team to a 3-1 record on the night.

Several other bowlers rolled strong scratch and handicap game or series scores, reported in the league summary entries below.

Jason Keller led a host of lofty men’s scores, hitting a 726 as a sub on Sunday night and rolling a blistering 1,008 for four games in the Thursday Men’s Trio league. That a 247-and-change average for those seven games.

A total of five 700-plus scratch series scores went on the boards for the week in the men’s competition with one near-miss 699 set.

Results and standings from Tuesday night’s PBA Experience league were unavailable this week pending completion of make-up games.

Around the league scene:

Sunday Night Mixed

League season standings remained tight at the top, with Brownies and No Mercy tied for the lead at 12-4 after four weeks play, with Split Happens at 11-5 and Long Horns with nine and a half points.

Brownies rolled the top handicap series score with 2,448 pins, while Long Horns posted the high handicap game with a 933.

Jason Keller’s 726 (214-259-253) and Greg Pullen’s steady 701 (223-245-223) paced the Brownies team. Keller was bowling as a sub; regular team members are Pullen, Shannon Hague, Allan Hague, and me providing the handicap - in addition to being the handicap.

No Mercy was led Danilee Ogle’s 203 game. Other team members are Amber Burnett, Cory Ogle and Michael Burnett. Shane Quinn’s 212 game and Brian Stegall’s 203 paced Split Happens. Other team members are Laura Prewitt and Anthony Sweat. The two squads faced each other in the June 15 matchups.

Long Horns put the high scratch and handicap game for the night on the board with 913 and 933 respectively. In Game 1, Richard Allen hit a 278, Bowden rolled her 279, Colby Pullen posted a 223 and Angela Allen a 133 for the solid team score. The squad received 20 pins as a handicap.

In addition to Sutterfield’s 202 game and 511 series, Jesse Haggerty posted a 225 game and 602 series, Jason Parmer added a 618 and Justin Haggerty rolled a 211 game and 559 series for the Wabam team.

James Allen narrowly missed a 700, coming up one pin short after firing 236 and 278 in the first two games before slipping to a 185 in Game 3 for a 699 series.

Other efforts of note included Margaret Morgan’s 143 game on a 108 average, while her Big Slick teammate Jeff Wright hit a 258 game on a 187 average; Tina Crist was over average each game with a 134-119-125 set for a 378 series, 57 pins over for the night; Shane Quinn had a 212 game, Brian Stegall a 203 game; Chris White rolled a 234 game and Jason Parmer a 225.

Note: Because of early deadlines, reports from the Sunday night league run one week behind other leagues.

Tuesday PBA Experience

No results available.

Thursday Men’s Trio

Odd Bunch continues to lead the league with an 18-2 point record, with King Pins in second at 16-4 after play on June 19.

Odd Bunch was paced by Dave Gholson’s 277 game and 847 scratch series for the four-game block, with Bo Duncan putting together games of 204-233-221-224 for 882 and Mike Gilliland chipping in a 236 game.

King Pins put some hefty numbers up in a five-point sweep. Dewayne Roach logged a 779 on games of 289-203-287 for the first three games and closed with a 205 for 984 scratch; teammate Mark Smith added games of 235 and 242 in an 842 set, while Shane Wilson opened with 247-269-203 for a 719 and closed with a 266 for a 985 block.

Phillip Coleman, averaging 102 going in, shot a 159 game for B.F.F.B, posting an 868 handicap series, while teammates Darreyl Dixon rolled games of 257 and Charles Harred. Dixon finished with a 942 scratch series on the night.

Other scores of note included Nevil Solomon’s 245 game and 839 scratch series; Jason Keller’s 263-222-255 for 740 to open the set and 268 in the anchor game for a 1,008 block, an average for the night of 252, while Justin Parmer added a 224 game and 833 set, and Jason Parmer a 258 game and 841 series to give the H.P.K. team a 2,682 series to go with a 688 team score in the final game.

Also, Corey Love had a 189 game, 50 pins over average; Mike Love rolled games of 235 and 233 for an 841 scratch and 905 handicap score, and David Holt rolled a steady 811 block with a 212 high; Scotty Ogle Posted a 247 game, Greg Pullen a 229 and Tarry Davison a 245 game and 865 set; Ron Braswell rolled a 212 game and 804 series; Ace Wigginton closed with a 234 game; Dickie Harrison hit a 264 game and 825 series; Ronnie Wooten went 54 pins over average in a 212 game; and Joe Bell Jr. was plus-56 with his 231 game on a 175 average. Bell finished the night with a handicap 911 series.

Note: Classic Lanes now is operating on its summer hours, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. to midnight on weekends.


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

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