This week we feature the only ladies' afternoon league in Columbus.

The Cheers League bowls at 1 p.m. every Thursday at Westbrook Lanes. This three-person, seven-team league bowls 32 weeks with the winners of each half meeting in the finals. The Champagne Gals have already punched their ticket to the finals by winning the first half. Jane Largis, Suzann Klutman, Enola Luchsinger and Karen Bulkley make up the Champagne Gals.

Prior to league play on Jan. 4, the Bahama Mamas sat in first place with a 7-1 record. Connie Talbott, Sharon Becker, Barb Sanderson and Karen Elsasser form the Bahama Mamas. Amaretto holds the high team game and a high series with a 534 and a 1,500. Amaretto is made up of Donna Christensen, Jo Tonini, Christel Effa, Sue Brewster and Jan Schaad. On the individual side, Jeri Ainsworth has the high series and average with a 598 and a 160. The high game belongs to Bulkley with a 235.

During league play on Jan. 4, the Long Island Ice Tea rolled the high team game and series for the afternoon with a 458 and a 1,281. Holly Anderson, Diane Rowe and Sonya Wemhoff bowled for Long Island Ice Tea. Anderson tossed both the high game and series for the afternoon with a 189 and a 500. Her high game was 33 pins above average.

All three members of the Baileys team rolled games at least 30 pins over their averages. Edith Davis led the way with her 156 game, which was 39 pins over. Next was Phyllis Groteluschen, who was 35 pins above with a 76 game. Finally, 33 pins to the good was Jackie Rivera with a 133. Diane Langan finds some print for picking up the 7-9-10 split. Nice bowling to one and all.

Terry Henke selected Luke Belak, Michelle Bauer and Lowell Brock as Boulevard Lanes' bowlers of the week. Belak took the men’s honor as he tossed the high series for the week with a 768 on games of 264-258-246. The women’s pick went to Bauer for her 663 series on scores of 214-211-238. The senior’s choice was Brock with his 238 game and 631 series. Khara Lyon had the high game for the ladies with a 247, while Emily Hoefer had the top series with a 684. Gary Goodrich had the high game for the men with his first career 300.

John Eckholt picked Steve Hoenk, Mike Becker and Dan Rief as Westbrook Lanes' bowlers of the week. Hoenk and Becker shared the men’s pick. Hoenk rolled a 699 series, while Becker tossed a 682 series. Rief took the senior honor with a 612 series. Shawna Woosley led all the ladies for the week with a 235 game and a 664 series. While the men were led by Eckholt with a 268 game and a 726 series. 

Next week I hope to feature another Thursday league.

Bowlers of the Week

Boulevard Lanes

Luke Belak 264 – 768

Michelle Bauer 238 – 663

Lowell Brock 238 – 631

Westbrook Lanes

Steve Hoenk xxx – 699

Mike Becker xxx – 682

Dan Rief xxx – 612

Chuck McCarthy is a local bowler whose columns are featured weekly in The Telegram during bowling season.