, Port Arthur, Texas


June 14, 2014

Janice Todora: Batson, Raeanna Todora set are pacesetters

PORT ARTHUR — After last week’s tremendous start, bowlers cooled off a bit this past week. Tray Batson led the way once again this week shooting games of 268-226-216 for a 713 series. If you recall, Tray started last week with back to back 300’s throwing his first 26 shots for strikes. Raeanna Todora led the women again this week a 224-199-205 for a 628 series. Both bowlers shot their high games in the Summer Money league.

 Our mens Senior bowler this week were led by Bill White. Bill fired games of 225-225-234 for a nice 684 series. Bill did this bowling in the Monday Seniors. Bowling in the Golden Oldies, Gloria Divello led the way for the women with a 534 series.

Blake Dugas led the way in the Stars of Tomorrow league. Blake cranked a 218 game on his way to a 596 series.

 Other notables for the week include Tommy Giralomo 225-236-659, Kirwin Melo 244-619, Travis Johnson 229-242-218-683, Thang Nguyen 254-638, Ben Wolfe 244-659, Alice Barnes 210-59, James Moity 254-64, Trey Todora 201-254-219-674, Logan Lomasney 225-604, Dean Wersig 257-624, Rob Kirsten 218-624.

 This past weekend was the final weekend for the Mens State USBC Tournament. In the next few weeks when the final results are posted I will include the top finishers from our area.

Monday Seniors

Jerry LeBleu 171, Bill Lawless 174, Cynthia Williams 137, William Gore 152, Don Dunn 169, Bill White 225-225-234-684, Carl Wuenschel 189, James Pitre 202-535, Venix Morris 173.

Road Runner

Blanch Comeaux 148, James Pitre 185, Bill Allen 173, Frank Rios 156, Don Bourg 222, Bill Lawless 171, Bobby Abraham 153, Charlotte Banks 158.

Golden Oldies Srs.

Betty Sheffield 172, Bessie Durke 164, Gary Vincent 244-605, Bruce VanBoskirk 174, Marvin Ermel 192, August Gonsoulin 189-513, Charlotte Banks 147, James Pitre 214-573, Phil Rogers 200-535, Blanche Comeaux 176-468, Tommy Girolamo 225-198-236-659, Cliff Mosley 205-571, Donald Bourg 213-567, William Gore 207, John Greig 183-535, VJ Willis 174, Robert Seymour 174, Frankie Hall 179-508.

Summer Money

Evelyn Moyer 153, Missy O’Connor 207-544, Chris Moyer 143, Alan Kay 180, Randy Wofford 153, Joe Wolfe 198-517, Amanda Carr 136, Aaron Sonnier 164, Rusti Girolamo 123, Aaron Barnett 211-599, Janice Todora 177, Michael Morvant 194-559, Renee’Moity 213-584, Kirwin Melo 244-619, Patsy Ronquille 182-459, Alanda Boldt 203-572, Travis Johnson 229-242-212-683, Ashley Nunez 203-576, Robert Lowe 215-568, RaeAnna Todora 224-628, Hoa Le 177-514, Chau Nguyen 178, Thang Nguyen 254-638, Blake Austin 133, Justin Baster 191, Ben Wolfe 244-659, Chris Tovar 207-577, Rex Morris 190, DJ Schwartz 178, Mike Zuckero 199-561, Bret Chipman 221-572, Jeff Anderson 187, Brandi Batson 188, Michael Rash 115, John Allen 233-626, James Pitre 228-586, Alice Barnes 210-596, Erick Brown 229, John Robison 182, Bill White 215, Chad Carlson 205, James Moity 254-641, Trey Todora 201-254-219-674, Logan Lomasney 225-604, Dean Wersig 257-624, Casey Smith 223, Aaron Wersig 221, Kristi Doucet 155, Jesse Pompa 210, Jennifer Kistner 116, Rusty Doucet 193, Rob Kistner 204-218-202-624.

Stars of Tomorrow

Blake Dugas 218-596, Abram Wersig 186, Rachel Vanderlee 89, Shane Foreman 171, Brandon Bertrand 187-512, Adam Wersig 215-530, Kayla Gallegos 181-494, Kayla Kay130.


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    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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