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Today we take a look at the Thursday Seniors from Boulevard Lanes.

The Thursday afternoon league is a four-person, six-team league that bowls 35 weeks. The league champion will be determined by the team with the best overall record for the season. The defending champions are the Happy Five. Dave Schmidt, Dick Schamp, Rollo DeBower and Roger Wurdeman form the Happy Five.

With 21 weeks already in the books, the Spinners sit in first place with a 51-33 record. Dorothy Ditter, Glenna Hawk, Larry Holmes and Luis Rodriguez make up the Spinners. The Shooting Stars hold the high team game with a 700. Loren Stuhr, Harry Rosche, Mary Ann Stuhr and Sandy Sutton make up the Shooting Stars. The Miracles hold the high team series with a 1,863. Mary Wojcik, Shirley Henke, Sandy Schamp and Duane Spitz bowl for the Miracles. On the individual side, Loren Stuhr has the high game for the men with a 251. Spitz holds the high series and average for the men with a 628 and 174. For the ladies, Sandy Schamp has the high game with a 193. Mary Ann Schroeder has the high series with a 517 and high average with a 145.

After league play  on Jan. 18th, both the Happy Five and the Spinners tied for the high team game with a 635. The Spinners had the high team series with a 1,780. On the individual side of things, Rodriguez led the men with a 227 game and 523 series. Rodriguez was 74 pins over his average with his 227. The ladies were led by Schroeder and Jeanette Blaser. Schroeder’s 167 was the high game, while Blaser’s 458 was the high series.

There were five other bowlers besides Rodriguez to shoot games more than 30 pins over their averages. Leading the way was Tom Hastings with a 181 (+47). Harry Rosche tossed a 181 (+44), Wurdeman rolled a 192 (+35), Dick Schamp had a 181 (+35) and Mary Jean Stuhr had a 151 (+30). Nice bowling to one and all.

John Eckholt named Dave Engquist, Rob Brunken and Jim Anson as Westbrook Lanes' bowlers of the week. Engquist shot the high game for the men with a 285, while finishing with a 728 series. Brunken rolled the high series for the men with a 759, with a 267 as his top game. Anson claimed the senior pick with a 572 series. Alex Sliva led the ladies for the week with a 223 game and a 608 series.

Terry Henke selected Wayne Ballentine, Mary Ann Schroeder and Luis Rodriguez as Boulevard Lanes' bowlers of the week. Ballentine took the men’s honor for the week with a 733 series on games of 255-222-256. Schroeder, who carries a 140 average, was the women’s choice with her 224 game and a 529 series. Featured league bowler Rodriguez earned the senior’s nod with his 227 game and 523 series. The Taco Technician, Gary Slizoski, had the high game for the men with a 275. Gary Stenger had the high series for the men with a 744 on scores of 234-267-243. Emily Hoefer led the ladies for the week with a 248 game and a 664 series.

Until next week, the City Open and Women’s tournament wraps up this weekend. If you are interested in bowling, call Gary Muth at (402) 910-6502.

Bowlers of the Week

Boulevard Lanes

Wayne Ballentine 256 – 733

Mary Ann Schroeder 224 – 529

Luis Rodriguez 227 – 523

Westbrook Lanes

Dave Engquist 285 – 728

Rob Brunken 267 – 759

Jim Anson xxx – 572

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


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