The Monday Men's Trio from Westbrook Lanes is our featured league this week.

This 12-team league is a short-season league. They bowl for only 28 weeks and the league is divided into thirds. The winners of each third, along with one wildcard team make the roll-offs. The wildcard team is the team with the best overall record that didn't win any of the thirds.

Johnny Boy Pizza is holding down first place with a 17-7 record. Curtis Ortmeier, Brock Lehr and Quinn Blaser bowl for Johnny Boy Pizza. Westbrook Pro Shop has the high team game and series with a 754 and a 2064. Jay “Norm” Olson, Gary “Taco Technition” Slizoski and George McCarthy form the defending champs, Westbrook Pro Shop. On the individual side, McCarthy has the high game and series with a 300 and 757.

At league play on Oct. 23, Westbrook Pro Shop had both of the top team scores with a 699 game and a 1807 series. Slizoski rolled the high game with a 246, which was 42 pins over his average. Steve Cox was 80 pins above his series average and shot the high series with a 647.

Cox wasn’t the only one who rolled a nice series. Jim Killham and John Mostek both shot well above their averages. Killham was 97 pins over with a 598 series. His top game of a 242 was 75 pins on the above his average. Killham’s teammate, Mostek rolled a 425 series, 80 pins to the good. His high game of 172 was 57 pins on the positive side.

Five other bowlers had games that were at least 30 over average. Dave Mazankowski was 45 pins over with 223. Olson and Dustin Schaefer were both 41 pins above with games of 234 and 232, respectively. Kendall Howser was 33 pins over with a 212. Last, but not least, 31 pins above with a 191 was Shane Kelly. Nice bowling to one and all.

John Eckholt named Tom Moore, Larry Haiar and Jim Thalken as Westbrook's bowlers of the week. Moore tossed the first 300 of his career. It was a well-earned perfect game. Before rolling his twelveth strike, a ball got stuck in the ball return on the pair of lanes next to him, leaving him with a few extra minutes to think about his final shot. After the ball was retrieved, Tom buried his final shot. He finished his evening with a 725 series. Haiar shared the men’s honor as he tossed a 276 game and a 774 series. Thalken took home the senior honor with a 242 game and a 610 series. The ladies were led by Calan Reppert and Shawna Woosley. Reppert had a 603 series, while Woosley had a 235 game. Yours truly tied Moore for the high game with a 300, while finishing with a 836 for the high series of the week.

On a side note, there was a Gieb sighting at Westbrook last week. Nobody left a 5-7-10, this Gieb sighting was Gary Giebelhaus himself. 

Terry Henke selected Dennis Meyer, Gail Henke and Sue Stutzman as Boulevard Lanes' bowlers of the week. Meyer led the men with a 764 series on games of 217-248-299. His 299 was high for the men. Gail Henke, who carries a 154 average, shot a 216 game and a 603 series. Stutzman earned the senior nod with a 193 game and a 497 series. The ladies were led by Emily Hoefer with a 706 series on scores of 257-247-202. Her 257 was the high game for the week.

A quick reminder, this Sunday is the Big Pals-Little Pals bowl-a-thon at Westbrook Lanes. It starts at 1:30 and runs until 3:30.

Bowlers of the Week

Westbrook Lanes

Tom Moore 300 – 725

Larry Haiar 276 – 774

Jim Thalken 242 – 610

Boulevard Lanes

Dennis Meyer 299 – 764

Gail Henke 216 – 603

Sue Stutzman 193 – 497

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

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