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Bowling report: Skinner rolls high game; Rago Bronze Certified

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Jason Skinner, of Jokers Wild, tried really hard to get a 300 but missed by just 16 pins, finishing with a 284 which was a whopping 117 pins over his average.  
Les Olson, of Helakno Full House, bowled three games consistently and ended up with high series for the guys with a 681.
Jumping back to Jokers Wild, Holly Matranga found the strike zone without too much difficulty and notched the high game for women with a 248.
In Helakno Full House, Amanda Klaahsen was hitting all the right boards and recorded the high series for women with a 568. 
Having success with the ball and pins also, we find: Bobby Papapetrou (High Rollers) with a 669; John Crass (Young at Heart) with a 258; in Jokers Wild, it is Robert Porovich with a 259/665, Steve Feola a 250 and Brian Basacker a 651; and in Helakno Full House, it was John Rago with a 257/662, Kevin Flanagan a 267 and Patrick Pillsbury a 661.
Joining the “I can’t believe that I beat myself,” club this week are: Kara Bucci (High Rollers) who was 70 pins over her average game with a 220; in Young at Heart, it was Roger Leogrande going 82 pins over with a 234, John Crass was 79 over with a 258; in Jokers Wild, Matranga was 82 pins over with a 248 and Skinner was also 143 pins over with a 643 series.     
John Rago, who bowls in High Rollers and Young at Heart during the Winter season, recently traveled to Las Vegas to become a USBC Bronze Certified coach. His instructor was PBA member Del Ballard.
He learned about bowling, ball construction and action, lane patterns and how to coach people of all ages and abilities.
If there are still other bronze coaches locally, they have until Sunday to re-certify without paying extra fees. After Aug. 1, there is a fee to re-certify.
A reminder to all bowlers and secretaries, the “Pins over Average for Game and/or Series” is back in place, effective Aug. 1.
It is a lapel pin type award. There are no new rules for the 2011-12 year and the rule books that were issued last year remain in effect for the upcoming year.
Trivia answer: Awards are earned between the USBC Fiscal year of Aug. 1 and July 31. (Source: USBC Rule Book, Rules 51a.2 and Rule 51b.2, as applied to adults.)

Bowling Scores report for week of 7-25

Black Oak 9-pin No-Tap (7-11)
Games—Women: Holly Matranga 278, Terry Hall 274, Ruth Benson 244; Men: Dylan Standers 300, Duke Alsup 297, Bill Hall 280
Series—Women: Matranga 689, Hall 688, Kay Hunter 631; Men: Hall 723, Ron Thompson and Duke Alsup 711
Team Game: Tappers 795, Splits Happen 720, Team No. 13 687
Team Series:  Tappers 2181, Splits Happen 1979, Ten Pinners 1927
Standings: Tappers 24-8, On the Mountain and Ten Pinners 23-9, The Wolfpack 20.5-11.5
Sonora Regional Medical
Center (7-11)
Games: Amy Gregory 178, Kathy Gustafson 162, Kathleen Nguyen 142
Series: Bonnie Warzee 530, Brandy Stowers 426, Nancy Drews 397
Team Game: Pink Ladies 583, Pinquins 571, Bowling Buddies 548
Team Series: Pinquins 1557, Bowling Buddies 1544, Pink Ladies 1538
Standings: Dangerous Ladies 23-5, Bowling Buddies 16-12, Sister Strikers 15-13
Diamond Duos (7-12)
Games—Women: Shirley Parades 194, Marilyn Day 183, Josie Lee 157; Men: Don Kasso 194, Chuck Farris 191, Jim Johnson 184
Series—Women: Parades 532, Day 517, Lee 453; Men: Kasso 534, Farris 510, Joe Rodriguez 509 
Team Game:  The S & J 376, J & C Express 339
Team Series: The S &J 1041, One Game Wonders 964   
Standings: The S & J 27.5-12.5, Golden Oldies 26-14, J & C Express 21-19
High Rollers (7-12)
Games—Women: Kelly Thalman 220, Barbara Morales 193, Sandra Lattin 187; Men: Joseph Quinn 236, Mike Hutchins 232, Bobby Papapetrou 229
Series—Women: Lattin 519, Thalman 516, Kara Bucci 493; Men: Papapetrou 669, Quinn 612, Hutchins 599
Team Game: No Mercy 791, Team Rez 790, The Slowsky’s 762
Team Series: The Slowsky’s 2204, Mixed Bag 2132, No Mercy 2089
Standings: TND’s 25-15, Sierra Memorials 24-15, Team Rez and The Slowsky’s 23.5-16.5  
Summer Morning Rollers (7-13)
Games—Women: Sharon McThorn 213, Mary White 195, Joann Autler 189; Men: Tim Newton 184, Ivan Johnson 181, Dominic DiFabio 17233, Chuck Farris 215, Joe Rodriguez 202
Series—Women: McThorn 545, Autler 542, Jeannie Philbin 519; Men: Newton 592, Rodriguez 552, Pat Otto 550
Team Game: MLT’s 571, Hardscapes 101 551, The Handicaps 509
Team Series: Hardscapes 101 1503, MLT’s 1435, Team No. 3 1426 
Standings: Hardscapes 101 29.5-14.5, The Vikings 29-15, M.L.T.’s 26-18
Young at Heart (7-13)
Games—Women: Barbara Morales 205, Lillian Thomas 195, Barbara Shimonek 191; Men: John Crass 258, Roger Leogrande 234, Chris Parreira 225
Series—Women: Thomas 535, Ada Hill 522, Shimonek 514; Men: Don Banchero 597, Crass 577, Bob Gomes 576
Team Game: Bowling Babes 771, 4 Fun 749, Custom Homes 746
Team Series: Custom Homes 2073, Bowling Babes 2055, Motley Crew 1996
Standings: Pin Heads 28-12, Angels Harte 27.5-12.5, Custom Homes 27-13 
Jokers Wild Summer (7-6)
Games—Women: Holly Matranga 243, Becky Morrison 213, Debbie Enos 177; Men: Jason Skinner 284, Robert Porovich 259, Steve Feola 250
Series—Women: Matranga 544, Morrison 540, Sandra Lattin 480; Men: Porovich 665, Brian Basacker 651, Feola 646
Team Game: Beer Framed 847, Da Sandbaggers 808, Steve’s Auto Body 799
Team Series: SAMM 2295, Steve’s Auto Body 2272, Da Sandbaggers 2269
Standings: SAMM 27-13, Da Sandbaggers 23.5-16.5, Alley Cats 23-17 
Helakno Full House (7-21)
Games—Women: Amanda Klaahsen 205, Nancie Price 298, Toni Sundling 174; Men: Kevin Flanagan 267, John Rago 257, Patrick Pillsbury 247
Series—Women: Klaahsen 568, Price 531, Holly Matranga 473; Men: Les Olson 681, Rago 662, Pillsbury 661
Team Game: Team No. 7 863, Funny Farm 793, Fearsome Foursome 759
Team Series: Team No. 7 2313, Fearsome Foursome 2187, 7-10 Blues 2152
Standings: Team No. 7, Team No. 12, 7-10 Blues and Spare Us 17-7, Tuo-Grov and Psychedelic Seniors 16-8, Grapes of Wrath 14-10.

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