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This week we feature the Friday Westward Ho League from Westbrook Lanes.

This four-person, five-team league bowls 34 weeks. The league is divided into 17 week halves, with the league champion being determined by the team with the best overall record from the winners of each half.

Eight weeks into the second half, the VIPS sit in first with a 25-7 record. John Atkins, Shirley Wagner, Elaine Liekhus and Gene Zeilinger make up the VIPS. The winner of the second half will be matched up against the Strikers, winners of the first half. Dave Smith, Marv Shalon, Carroll Enzminger and Dennis Smith are the regulars for the Strikers. Ron Cattau, June Souders, Don Gablenz and Jim Skalak are the four main bowlers for the defending champions, the Tagalongs.

The Tagalongs hold both the high team game and series with a 792 and a 2,252. On the individual side for the men, Gary Muth holds all three of the top scores. He has the high game with a 278, high series with a 709 and high average with a 198. For the ladies, Liekhus has the high series with a 535. June Everhart has the high game with a 206 and high average with a 150. High average is based on bowling 50 percent of the league games.

During league play on Feb. 16, the Pioneers shot the high team game with a 694. The pioneers had to use a straw, as they only had three bowlers. Muth, Jerry Schmidt and Ron Schmidt were the three bowlers. The high team series for the afternoon was a 1,958 by the Tagalongs. Gene Zeilinger rolled the high game for the men with a 235, which was 70 pins over his average. Muth’s 575 series was tops for the men. Everhart led the ladies with a 186 game and 486 series. She was 36 pins over her average with her high game.

Four other bowlers shot games that were at least 30 over their averages. Jerry Schmidt was 51 pins over with a 195 and Ron Schmidt's 204 was 49 pins above. Cattau was 40 pins to the good with a 198, while Gablenz’s 196 was 34 pins on the positive side. Nice bowling to one and all.

The bowlers of the week from Westbrook Lanes were Joey Irwin, Lois Mallar and Gene Zeilinger. Irwin had the high series for the men with a 771. Mallar had the high game for the women with a 215, while finishing with a 587 series. Zeilinger’s 235 game earned him the senior honor. Gary Muth had the high game with a 287. The high series for the ladies was a 603 by Connie Wachal.

Boulevard Lanes' bowlers of the week are Bryan Wachal, Denise McCarthy and Cheryl Long. Wachal took the men’s honor with a 747 series on games of 255-254-238. McCarthy earned the ladies selection for her 243 game and 604 series. Long took home the senior’s pick with a 492 series. Justin Krzycki had the high game for the men with his first career 300. Jason Prososki rolled the high series for the men with a 761 on scores of 278-237-246. Khara Lyon led the ladies with a 247 game and a 671 series.

Until next week, just a reminder, the Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet is Saturday night at the VFW.

Bowlers of the Week

Boulevard Lanes

Bryan Wachal 255 – 747

Denise McCarthy 243 – 604

Cheryl Long xxx – 492

Westbrook Lanes

Joey Irwin xxx – 771

Lois Mallar 215 – 587

Gene Zeilinger 235 – xxx

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

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