Ladies rule this week ‘In the Zone’
As I was sitting in my office and preparing to write this week’s column, I began to realize how the smartest and most talented person in the house was my wife. With that thought entrenched in my mind, I decided that this week’s column would focus on the talents and achievements of the female bowlers in league play at the NRV SuperBowl.
One of the most loyal readers of this column is Valerie Shelor. Valerie should enjoy this week’s edition. Her name is atop the leaderboard in the high scratch series of the Ball and Chain League. Valerie has done a lot for the bowling scene in the NRV and in my opinion, is an unofficial ambassador for the sport in the NRV.
Another top female bowler is Brittney Sulloway who had the two high games in the Ball and Chain League on Aug. 26 with scores of 197 and 193. Ann Yearick joined the duo on top of the scoreboard in league play.
A quarter of bowlers were atop the standings in the Tuesday Industrial League on Aug. 28. Samantha Davis had the high game and high series among the ladies. Rhonda Tebbe’s 164 game gained her initial placement in this column.
Jenny Gilbert had the next high game as well as the second highest series of the evening. Melissa Leake rounded out the group of top performances in week 2 of the league season.
Just like many factors in life, the next group of ladies whom I will salute prove that often you get better in life as the years pass. The Up and At’Em League, which is comprised of 30 teams, was led by Maxine Epperly. She had games of 179 and 175 to set the pace in the initial week of the season. Her solid games were joined by the 177 score recorded by Sonja Hollandsworth. Sonja proved her consistency as she average 170 for the session with a 510 series.
Ferne Gillispie added a 473 series. Ferne is one of the many bowlers who always is smiling when she bowls. She is a testimony to the quality of ladies in the Up and At ’Em League as well as all of the quality ladies who compete at the SuperBowl.
In the Sunday Triples League, Amanda Collins dominated the league in the Aug. 26 lidlifter for the season. Her games of 215, 214 and 193 were the three highest games among the women. A pair of very good bowlers followed Amanda in high series numbers. April Reed and Jamie Rizak began their season with high numbers in the Sunday evening competition.
The Shelor Toyota Moose League, which annually produces some of the highest scores of all league, was witness to that fact on their second week of the season.
There were five talented ladies who bowled games of 204 or better. The names, in order of highest games, were Christy Dillon, Ingrid Jackson, Sheila Hicks, Sonja Hollandsworth and Anita Haley.
The Golden Years Senior League was paced by a daughter/mother duo. Pat Swain had the high game and series. JoAnn Britt, who is another of our devoted readers of this column, proved solid competition for her daughter with her 176 game and 469 series.
Jackie Betts, who bowls better on what seems like a weekly basis, had the second high game and third high series.
Finally, no salute to the female bowlers can be complete without acknowledging the “SuperBowlin Ladies” league which competes on Monday evenings.
Nancy Moses 192 game and 456 series led the league. Donna Moore, Susan Harris and Ramona Shaver all clipped (sorry, I had to do one bad pun this week) numbers off their handicap with solid outings.
Until next week, good bowling to everyone!!
-Randy Thompson, special to The Burgs
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