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This week we take a look at the Sundowners League from Boulevard Lanes.

Gus Schrad told me this is their only women’s only league. This eight-team, five-member league bowls every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Emily Hoefer is the league secretary and says their league is the best ladies' league in town and are looking to expand. The Sundowners bowl 34 weeks with the league divided into two 17-week halves. The winners of each half meet in the championship match. With twenty weeks in the books, the defending champion, Sahara Lounge, has reserved their spot in the finals by winning the first half. Judy Machacek, DeAnn Kubr, Cindy Slusarski, Donna Gray and Stacie Rickert are the regulars for Sahara Lounge. Lynn Slusarski, Robin Wagoner, Paige Sohl and Jane Moore have bowled six games or less for Sahara Lounge.

Prior to league play on Jan. 11, Dan’s Auto Transport sat in first with a 10-2 record in the second half. Wanda Borowiak, Sheena Reichenberg, Nancy Schoo, Sabrina Bartholomew, Traci Ryba-Grant, Amy Kranz, Michelle Bauer and Melissa Hill make up the Auto Transport team. Gus’s Pro Shop holds both the high team game and series for this season with a 1,025 and a 2,947. Khara Lyon, Kate Paprocki, Michelle Rosno, Shayla Long, Nikki Nitz, Renee Henggeler, Amanda Staub and Hoefer all bowl for Gus’s Pro Shop. Hoefer had the high league game and average with a 300 and 216, while her teammate Long has the high series with a 760.

During league play on Jan. 11, Gus’s Pro Shop led the way with a 963 game and a 2,799 series. Leading Gus’s Pro Shop was Long, as she had the top individual scores with a 258 game and a 684 series. Her 258 game was 51 pins over average.

Terri Hosely, who holds a 138 average, rolled all three games over her average. She rolled 496 series, 82 pins over her series average. Her top game was 181, which was plus 43 pins. There were seven other bowlers that rolled a game at least 30 pins above their averages. Donna Kruse had a 189 (+51). Machacek’s 201 (+47). Julie Groteluschen had a 200 (+44). Crystal Comte’s 191 (+40). Borowiak shot a 223 (+39). Becky Wacker had a 165 (+38). Finally, Amanda Staub’s 202 (+32). Nice bowling to one and all.

John Eckholt named Dylan Russell, Michele Anderson, Ray Micek and Nick Borgman as Westbrook Lanes' bowlers of the week. Russell took the men’s honor with a 257 game and a 720 series. The ladies pick went to Anderson with a 224 game and 597 series. Her 224 was high for the ladies. Micek earned the senior’s nod with a 233 game and a 619 series. Borgman led the youth this past week with a 289 game and a 766 series. Steve Hoenk led the men for the week with a 289 game and a 793 series. Kim Hablitzel had the high series for the women with a 606.

Terry Henke named Jeff Ware, Randy Jasper and Roger Wurdeman as Boulevard Lanes' bowlers of the week. Ware tossed a 728 series on games of 238-212-278. Jasper put together scores of 221-235-245 for a 701 series, to earn co-bowler of the week honors with Ware. Wurdeman took home the senior honor with a 203 game and a 518 series. Wyatt Ellis led the men for the week with his sixth career 300 game and 757 series. Featured league bowler Long, led the women for the past week with a 258 game and 684 series.

Until next week, there are two weeks left in the Open and Women’s city tournament. Get signed up if you haven’t yet.

Bowlers of the Week

Westbrook Lanes

Dylan Russell 257 – 720

Michele Anderson 224 – 597

Ray Micek 233 – 619

Nick Borgman 289 – 766

Boulevard Lanes

Jeff Ware 278 – 728

Randy Jasper 245 – 701

Roger Wurdeman 203 – 518

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

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