Vongni Yang, The Union Democrat

By Ruth Abreo

For The Union Democrat

(This report covers the scores from the week of Sept. 25-30 as bowled at Black Oak Lanes.)

Morning Roller bowler Shirley Parades was perfect on Sept. 25.

Not perfect with strikes, but perfect picking up spares.

Parades rolled a rare all-spare game and finished with a 187.

The high-game for the men was shared by Robert Porovich (MondayNevada) and Trinii Mercado, Jr. (Gamblers Getaway) with games of 267. But right on their heels with games of 266 was Bill Murphy (Jokers Wild) and Dave Rossi (Umchu Full House).

The high-series belong to Porovich with the only 700 series for this report - a whopping 779. Yes, another near miss of that elusive 800 series.

The Women's high-game belongs to Muffy Breaux (Jokers Wild) with a 244 game, which was also 87 pins over her average. The high-series goes to Amanda Klaahsen (Umchu Full House), who rolled a 592.

Zackery Kuhl was the youth star, rolling 50/97 pins over his average with a 187/508.

Other notable scores include:MondayNevada - Darvis Lee 665; Bobby Papapetrou 653: High Rollers - Albert Ramirez 257; Nanette Warzee 576, Mary Feola 552; Young at Heart - Jim Simmons 254; Jokers Wild - Les Starks 258/661, Bill Murphy 266/673, Steve Feola 690, Dan Isam 661; Umchu Full House - Jim Simmons 257/684, Dave Rossi 693, Jason Hendricks 667; and Gamblers Getaway – Trini Mercado, Jr. 698, Art Kaua 650.

The following were inducted into the 'I can't believe I beat myself' category: SIRS - Andy Vasallo was 76 pins over average with a 221; High Rollers - Dina Jones 91/200 over with 194/509; Jokers Wild - Bill Murphy 95/160 over with 266/673, Daniel Radachi 83 over with 230, Terry Long 79 over with 244.

Black Oak held its monthly Senior No-Tap with the following results - Women: Shirley Parades 830, Sharon Gomes 809, Ada Hill 795; Men: Felix Espino 876, Bob Gomes 873 and Jeff Reidel 866.

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