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This week we take a look at the Wednesday Senior league from Boulevard Lanes. The Wednesday Seniors has six teams that compete for 35 weeks. The league champion is determined by the best overall record.

With 18 weeks in the books, the two-time defending champion sits in first place. The Up C Daisies hold a five-game lead over the second-place team with a 43.5-28.5 record. Barb Benda, Rich Fuhr, Duane Spitz and Don Struebing form the Up C Daisies team.

The high team game and series for the year belongs to the Up C Daisies with a 765 and a 2,125. On the individual side of things, Shirley Henke owns the high game and high series for the ladies with a 205 and a 520. Carol Nicholson carries the high average for the women with a 148. For the men, Jerry Stutzman has both the high game and series with a 289 and a 646. Lowell Brock has the high average with a 176.

Following league play on Dec. 13, Up C Daisies rolled both the high team game and series with a 734 and a 2,075. On the individual side of things, Struebing led the men with a 235 game and a 609 series. He was 60 pins over his average for his high game and 84 pins over his series average. Joann Funke was 43 pins over with a 172 game, which was tops for the ladies. Nicholson rolled the high series for the women with a 465. Rich Fuhr was 30 pins above his average with a 204 game. Nice bowling to one and all.

John Eckholt selected Zach Lesiak, Alexis Sliva and Warren Hellbusch as bowlers of the week from Westbrook Lanes. Lesiak’s 722 series gave him the men’s honor for the week. The ladies' pick went to Sliva for her 195 game and 565 series. Hellbusch took home the senior nod with a 268 game and a 605 series. Zach Martensen rolled the high game for the men with his fourth career 300. Brandon Silvey had the high series with a 730. Diana Lippstreu had the women’s high game with a 197.

Boulevard Lanes' bowlers of the week are Jake Lawrence, Kyle Brestel and featured league bowler, Don Struebing. Lawrence tossed the high series with a 740 on games of 246-247-247. Brestel earned co-bowler honors with his 735 series on scores of 267-236-232. Struebing took the senior award with his 235 game and 609 series. Emily Hoefer led all the ladies for the past week with a 256 game and a 626 series. Bryan Wachal shot the high game for the men with a 279.

Until next week, may you all have a very Merry Christmas.

Bowlers of the Week

Boulevard Lanes

Jake Lawrence 247 – 740

Kyle Brestel 267 – 735

Don Struebing 235 – 609

Westbrook Lanes

Zach Lesiak xxx – 722

Alexis Sliva 195 – 565

Warren Hellbusch 268 – 605

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


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