, Port Arthur, Texas


January 18, 2014

Janice Todora bowling column: Girolamo strikes way to perfection

PORT ARTHUR — Bowling out of the Golden Oldies Senior league Tommy Girolamo’s second game proved to be magic. A perfect 300, coupled with a third game 279, means there was lots of striking going on that set the pace for a nice 749 series.

However bowling out of the Mega Money league Ski-Daddy, Skipper Arsenault, led the way with the high series of the week stringing games of 268-269-231 for a robust 768 set. Also in Mega Money Eric Harrington paired up a couple of 278 games on his way to a 767 series.

Mega Money also produced our high series lady as Kaylee Powell led the way with a 235-234-219 for a fine 688 series.

Our senior league had a couple of ladies leading the way. Queen Tumblers had Connie Mathison leading the way with a 604 series. Not to be left out, the Road Runners senior league had Gloria Divello rocking the racks with a nice 257 game.

Other notables for the week include George Gund-758, Ronnie Sonnier-739, Lyn Bourgeois-708, Jeff Wright-741, Jimmy Calder, and David Bruno-736, Erik Postula-710, Roger Hartwig-715.

As we head into the second half of the season, city, state and national bowling tournaments will start taking place. Any notable scores that take place at state or nationals please get back with this columnist and we will get it reported.

Until next week, rip the racks.

Monday Srs.

Cynthia Williams 137, Bruce VanBoskirk 169, John Beard 157, James Pitre 233-604, Carl Wuenschel 152,  William Gore 173, Art Leon 164, Cotton Glidewell 213.


Stan Ruth 202, Farrell Menard 199, Jan Cates 198, Justin Cates 200, John Robison 221, Sandy Robbins 201, Derrick Rivers 231, Erik Postula 201-245-255-710, Logan Lomasney 245-660, Richard Cooper 228-610, Justin Tremont 241, Rhett Williford 248-665, Roger Hartwig 279-221-215-715, James Neel 233, Eric Monarch 214, Ray Gaspard 245-205-211-661, Kerry Stevens 222, Aaron Trahan 118, Steve Powell 214, Eric Longmire 225, Diana Dennis 187, Dee Dennis 190, Ryan Miller 198, Keegan Malbrough 203, Ryan Guidry 224, Jonathan Martin 258-653, RaeAnna Todora 244-646, CJ Moity 268, David Jones 236-634, Mark Maxwell 245, Aaron Vanover 225, John Parent 224-605, Walter Tucker 204-202-231-637, Bebe Nugier 140, Gus Saba 177, Russell Hebert 223, Eric Kyles 229, Sean Mouchette 255-657 .

Road Runners

CJ Moity 235, Gary Vincent 232-202-214-648, Cotton Glidewell 203, John Greig 168, Oliver Balagot 192, Lewis Garza 189, Geraldine Rebert 186, Gloria Divello 257-589, Charlotte Banks 150, Marvin Ermel 213, Don Bourg 197, Robert Seymour 220.

Queen Tumblers

Connie Mathison 180-211-213-604, Beverly Wallace 140, Elsie Tweedel 173, Flo Benoit 175, Alice Barnes 218, Sylvia Thomas 145, Wilma Pace 131 .

Golden Oldies

Betty Sheffield 152, Gloria Divello 203, Cynthia Williams 155, James Pitre 205, Tommy Girolamo 172-300-277-749, Cliff Mosley 203, CJ Moity 257-219-202-678, Venix Morris 219, Bessie Durke 186, Gary Vincent 226, Chuck Burns 192, John Beard 166.

Mid County Mixed

Tessie Balagot 172, Chuck Hall 201-246-226-673, Marvin Balagot 214, Vladie Quirante 211, Bruce VanBoskirk 176, Rey Diestro 209, Resty Balagot 190, Alberto Elefano 173,  Fai Gore 170 .

Fun Bowlers

Bill White 251-674, Alan Kay 219, Carlos Garcia 189, Latisha Garcia 142, Derrick Garcia 153, Jeff White 163, Diana Dennis 189, Brad Waugh 257-220-179-656, Bobby Abraham 173, John Schmidt 226-606, Sandy Crow 196-500, Rusty Crow 245, Bo Cohrt 244-625, Marty Riley 185, Charlene Wersig 205-543, Dean Wersig 194-232-245-671, Michael Redo 180, Eric Bernard 191, Dan Sanders 232-600, Allison Simon 188, Eric Monarch 232-627, Danny Norris 226, Ashley Nunez 247-206-173-626, Dolores Rodrigues 167, Randi Rawls 161, Kaleena Sachs 151, Shawn Sachs 203, Aaron Wersig 226, Zack Sonnier 203, Amanda Danis 191, Lorrie Gallien 161, Stuart Ellis 219.

Mega Money

Ben Wolfe 218-183-221-622, Chris Chiasson 223-668, Drew McClary 252, Aimee Engle 194, RaeAnna Todora 258-668, Jamie Engle 235-680, Eric Harrington 278, Chris Edwards 228, Tommy Courmier 230-627, John Lemonis 206, Renee Moity 244-579, Micheal Morvant 194, Brian Smith 212, Roynald Allen 224, Logan Lomasney 256-648, Jimmy Calder 246-252-211-709, Richard Calder 213, Dustin Richardson 222, Debbie Morein 140, George Gund 278-758, Roger Fregia 228, Wesley Williams 234, Wayne Lavergne 254-661, Jonathan Martin 216, Bill White 225-651, Caleb Klein 241-615, Chris Tovar 190, Colby Daniel 213, Sarah Persons 216-515, Scott Cooper 268-640, Howard Holst 232-612, James Moity 242-612, Susan Rankin 170, Dylan Williams 148, Fred Feldschau 206, Tommy Roberts 215, Steve Powell 223, Shane Harlow 216-610, Joe Duke 208, Georgeann Richardson 222, Skipper Arsenault 268-269-231-768, Zim Morris 203, Trint Miguez 221, Gary Martin 243-612, George Parsley 245-643, Casey Smith 227, CJ Moity 236-632, Kaylee Powell 235-234-219-688, Tray Batson 258-682, Ronnie Sonnier 298-739, Tommy Girolamo 258-634, Paul Vaughn 213-611, Mike Charles 264-639, James Pitre 217, Lyn Bourgeois 234-232-242-708, Jeff  Wright 254-259-228-741, Russell Hebert 246-666, Danny Potter 203, Paul Uresti 212, Rick Hermsen 267-684, Robert Lowe 204, Robert Duke 227-645, David Bruno 208-290-238-736, Kirwin Melo 246-673, Donna Rhodes 202, Jeff Hayes 213, Charlie Rhodes 205, Bobby Clark 243-656, Kirk Edwards 220, Bo Cohrt 223-615, Ricky Malmberg 224, Giles Broussard 166, Craig Rankin 210, DEevon Rankin 229, Thang Nguyen 236-630, Sang Hguyen 213.

Friday Fun Bunch

Stephanie Harrison 182-474, Sylvia Thomas 140, Elvira Jones 158.


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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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