, Port Arthur, Texas


April 5, 2014

Janice Todora on bowling: Hermsen rolls a 299, RaeAnna Todora perfect at state

PORT ARTHUR —  Hermsen Rolls a 299, Todora is Perfect at State

 Bowling in the Mega Money league, Rick Hermsen came up one pin short of a perfect game rolling a 299. Rick did this in his 3rd game on his way to a 695 set. The high mens series, also out of Mega Money, was Thang Nguyen. Thang rolled games of 224-277-268-769 set. Our lead female bowler was also bowling in the MegaMoney league.

 GeorgeAnn Richardson led the way with a 236-639 series. Michelle Powell was close behind with a 225-627 series and Donna Rhodes enjoyed a high game of 225 this week.

 Our seniors were led by Alice Barnes, Queen Tumblers, with a 563 set. The men were led by Golden Oldies, CJ Moity who strung games of 279-223-214 for a 716 set.

 The Mens State tournament started this week at Crossroads and Max Bowl. A couple of our local bowlers lit up the lanes this past weekend. Jaime Engle started his state tournament with a 746 set in his 1st team event and RaeAnna Todora sent shockwaves through the men’s tournament when she pocketed her twelve shots in the first game of her second team event Saturday morning for her first 300 game.

 Other notable bowlers of the week includes Kurt Cullums 279-235-215-729, Jamie Engle 273-225-213-711, Eric Manthei 267-267-186-720, Roger Hartwig 244-277-210-731, Robert Duke 189-246-273-708, George Parsley 246-267-236-749, Fred Feldschau 232-232-241-705, Mark Maxwell 248-218-267-733, Jaime Engle 235-247-245-727.

 Monday Seniors. — John Provost 159, Cynthia Williams 141, William Gore 199-517, Rick Hermsen 222-616, John Beard 142, VJ Willis 182, Art Leon 171.

 Valero — Mark Maxwell 254-223-214-691, Ryan Smith 225, Bob Cullums 216-628, James Pitre 215, Alan Kay 192, John O’Connor 183, Justin Cates 191, Justin Sanders 224, Gus Saba 155, Jan Cates 188, Alice Barnes 203-567, Erick Brown 189, John Robison 184, Bill White 225-656, Sandy Robbins 167, Cindy Doyle 161, Mike Doyle 247-629, Derrick Rivers 244-617, Erik Postula 224-237-237-698, Shane Harlow 226-650, Kevin Harlow 232-500, Branden Powell 248-610, Rhett Williford 235-646, CJ Moity 268-668, Diana Dennis 139, Ashley Nunez 226-637, James Neel 242-626, Eric Monarch 211, Sean Mouchette 216, Jackie Schell 196, Kelly Gaspard 205-597, Ray Gaspard 193, Don Lemke 148, Justin Wiltz 156, Mark Huff 170, Robert Seymour 202, Steve Powell 216, Elaine Whitten 173, Patsy Ronquille 183-526, Ryan Miller 199, Keegan Malbrough 193, Ryan Guidry 227-619, Jonathan Martin 244-639, Murphy Burch 211, Aaron Vanover 230-225-225-680, James Parent 223, Walter Tucker 202, Stan Ruth 215, Richard Lamance 183, Bryan Boldt 230, Chris Heath 172, Russell Hebert 276-696, Merced Rodriguez 230, Shannon Quinn 211-583, Carl Quinn 193, Lewis Garza 236-609, Roy Goeddertz 189.

 Road Runners — Robert Seymour 213, Chris Heath 163, CJ Moity 267-671, Frank Rios 186, Rick Hermsen 263-675, VJ Willis 171, Phil Rogers 184, Gary Vincent 194, Bill Allen 226-598, Blanch Comeaux 178-508, Don Bourg 198, Cynthia Williams 134, Lewis Garza 193-538, John Anderson 193, Oliver Balagot 202, James Pitre 197-572, Cotton Glidewell 187.

 Queen Tumblers — Alice Barnes 201-563, Donna Kelly 150, Mimi Rose 137, Betty Shannon 211-501, Flo Benoit 172, Sylvia Thomas 146, Wilma Pace 125, Rita Hicks 168, Donna Loupe 166, JaniceTodora 162, Emily Davis 144, Frances Boudreaux 168.

 Golden Oldies — Robert Seymour 192, Chris Heath 178, Paul Vaughn 224, William Gore 202, Hedy Zampini 171, John Greig 203, Art Leon 203-554, Sandra Firman 164, Donna Clifton 156, VJ Willis 180, John Beard 176, Charlotte Banks 153, James Pitre 256-575, Phil Rogers 183-522, Tommy Girolamo 236, Cliff Mosley 195, Oliver Balagot 199, Gary Vincent 205, Bruce VanBoskirk 203, Don Edgerly 163, Donald Bourg 205-565, Bonnie Timaeus 178, Frankie Hall 164, Bill Allen 203-561, Cynthia Williams 135, Gloria Divello 221-613.

 Mid County Mixed — Vladie Quirante 186, Alberto Elefano 182, Marvin Balagot 209-538, Tessie Balagot 160, Rose Quirante 166, Bruce Van Boskirk 177.

 Fun Bowlers — Jerry Thompson 186-515, Dawn Carona 173, Michelle Powell 225-627, Bill White 224-226-243-693, Delores Rodrigues 141, Aaron Wersig 194-538, Jeff Lopez 136, Lorrie Gallien 190, Jean Parker 139, Molly Hogan 172, Tiffany Fountain 121, Amanda Danis 170, Melissa Holmes 165, Miranda Faubion 124, Alan Kay 236-616, James Pitre 235-637, Chayla Merritt 167, Brandon Warner 195, Chris Merritt 198, Isaac Robin 155, Aubrey McKee 208-542, Eric Monarch 233-603, Carlos Garcia 151, Latisha Garcia 130, Derrick Garcia 152, Ashley Garza 136, Dianna Hinton 155, Bo Cohrt 236-653, Rusty Crow 192, Eric Kyles 201, Charlene Wersig 182, Dean Wersig 224-608, Shannon Quinn 205-561, Carl Quinn 203-576, Michael Redd 162, Dan Sanders 198-565, Judy Lynch 185, John Schmidt 233, Kerry Stevens 187, Stuart Ellis 213-612.

 Mega Money — Rex Morris 230, DJ Schwartz 179, Mike Zuckero 200, Jacob Wolfe 182, Ruth Wolfe 153, Joseph Wolfe 192, Ben Wolfe 201, Russell Hebert 226-613, Danny Potter 255-669, Rick Hermsen 299-695, Pete Chiasson 223-605, Curtis Harrington 253-614, Eric Harrington 240-648, John Lemonis 224, Renee Moity 217-604, Bobby Clark 208, Kirk Edwards 166, Michael Morvant 221, Brian Smith 210, Roynald Allen 202, Trey Todora 258-622, Logan Lomasney 236-614, Rhonda Stout 221-607, Richard Calder 233-604, Jimmy Calder 227, Dustin Richardson 204, Debbie Morein 149, Cole Guidry 212, Jared Morein 257-639, Trint Miguez 234-637, George Gund 257-678, Bo Cohrt 233-653, Ricky Malmberg 232-633, Roger Fregia 214, Wayne Lavergne 222-607, James Neel 201, Jonathan Martin 246-628, Branden Powell 259-676, Mike Charles 206, James Pitre 233, Bill White 228-647, Hardy Charles 237, Casey Smith 221-603, Caleb Klein 223, Chris Tovar 165, Cuong Cao 214, Larry Witzleben 228, Ashlea Witzleben 201-574, Howard Holst 266-601, Rodger Reiland 185, Chau Nguyen 186, Ray Todora 225-614, Merced Rodriguez 200, Jennifer Gutierrez 135, Susan Rankin 189-181-187-557, Dylan Williams 151, Mary Jane Parsley 192-538, Tommy Roberts 241-616, David Feldschau 220, Joe Duke 235-629, Georgia McElroy 124, Georgeann Richardson 236-639, Linda Morris 173, Dennis Humphry 226, Tom Rogers 169, CJ Moity 221,Tray Batson 235, Lewis Garza 211, Phil Rogers 193, Jim Singleton 203, Tommy Girolamo 268-611, Kirwin Melo 246-615, Donna Rhodes 255-586, Jeff Hayes 227, Chris Rhodes 234-647, Patsy Ronquille 219-571, Karen Bellow 223-622, Bob Bellow 258-224-212-694, Matthew Maxwell 256-682, Janice Todora 148, Aimee Engle 182, Drew McClary 254-635, RaeAnna Todora 223, Bob Wechtenhiser 178, Craig Rankin 223.

 Friday Fun Bunch — Sylvia Thomas 169, Jordan Anderson 175-430, Nick Broussard 119, Beverly Wallace 155-408.

 USBC State Tournament — Derik/George Gund  - 1st Div. 2 Doubles, Janice Todora/Rhonda Stout – 1st Div. 5 Doubles, Erik Postula/Erric Manthei – 1st Div. 1 Doubles, George Gund – 1st Div. 1 Singles, Eric Manthei – 1st Div. 1 All-Events, Don’t Believe the Hype – 1st Div. 1 Team - 3,357, The Hookers – 1st Div.2 – 3426, X-Men - 1st Div.3 – 3284, Todora’s Team – 1st Div.4.


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  • Bassmaster Elites are coming back

    The Bassmaster Elite Series returns to Southeast Texas in March 2015 to fish out of Orange.
    The announcement was made last week, ahead of Bassmaster’s official tournament schedule announcement and the buzz is already strong in Southeast Texas and beyond.
    I was in Orlando, Fla. attending the ICAST (fishing trade) show and talked with a number of top anglers including Kevin VanDam, Mike Iaconelli and Shaw Grigsby who said it was no surprise they would return considering the massive turnout for the weigh-ins and that the area welcomed them in a very special way.
    It’s far too early to speculate anything like who the top contenders will be or how the fishing will be but there are some things to keep in mind and to look for over the next few months and into the event itself.
    • Prefishing-There is a pre-fishing cutoff that usually extends to right before the Bassmaster Classic and I fully expect most of the anglers in the Elites to come back and prefish.
    Last go-round probably 2/3 of the field fished the area but this time I expect that to be just about everyone. Many of the anglers that did not pre-fish told me they expected to have a lot of water to fish but the sheer volume and diversity was almost overwhelming.
    Beginning probably in the early fall we will see many anglers fishing local waters to get a better idea on how to approach the area.
    • East to West Runs-The Elite anglers fished far and wide but I expect even more running next go-round. After launching from the Simmons Drive Boat Ramp in Orange angler Bill Lowen ran down the Intracoastal, across Galveston Bay and fished in the Clear Lake area and placed in the top 12. The more adventurous anglers will try super long runs, in my opinion, even longer than last time to try and score on big fish. The Intracoastal Canal system makes that possible.
    • Sabine River -Very few of the anglers actually fished in the Sabine River despite the event being called the “Sabine River Challenge”. I think that will change with more anglers running as far north as they can to find pockets of fish that receive little pressure and perhaps a four or five-pounder to push them over the top.
    • Bigger Turnout-Last year some 34,000 people attended the event which set a Bassmaster record for an Elite event.
     It was broken a couple of weeks later in New York but I fully expect the 2015 tournament to draw 40,000 plus. The reason they are coming back is not for the stellar fishing because while we have lots of bass, everyone knows our fishery cannot compare to Toledo Bend for example.
    The support from the public however was amazing and that is what is bringing the top anglers on the planet to fish our area.
    We will have the very best coverage of the event beginning now and leading up to it with exclusive interviews with all of the top pros with not only their thoughts on the big event but with unique tips on how you can catch more fish.
    It’s an exciting time and I look forward to bringing you special coverage on a special event.
    (To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at or watch him on “God’ Outdoors with Chester Moore” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on

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