, Port Arthur, Texas


April 19, 2014

Janice Todora on bowling: Erik Postula 10 pin shy of perfect game

PORT ARTHUR —  Erik Postula was a 10 pin shy of perfect on his way to a 299. On either side of those games he shot 219 and 224 for a nice 742 set. Not to be outdone Eric Manthei had the series high of 771. Eric shot games 279-258-234. Eric right now is on fire as next weeks column will report the awesome accomplishment that took place this week. RaeAnna Todora led the women this week with a 679 set. Gina Wilson was nearby with a 624 series and Aimee Engle rounds it out for the ladies with a 237-565 series.

 Our Senior ladies were led by Queen Tumbler Alice Barnes with a 220-582 set and Monday Senior Gloria Divello with a nice 233 games. Also yours truly, Queen Tumbler Janice Todora picked up the 6-7-10 split. Talk about a Blast from the Past, our Senior men were led by CJ Moity 696 and Paul Vaughn with a 686.

The Stars of Tomorrow were led by Adam Wersig with a 214-577 set and Kayla Gallegos with a 209-548.

 Other notable bowlers of the week includes Kurt Cullums 247-212-241-700, Brad Waugh 237-197-266-700,  George Parsley 260-241-245-746, Skipper Arsenault 287-205-245-737, Derek Williams 203-249-258-710, Ronnie Sonnier 215-255-257-727, Kirwin Melo 257-246-205-708, Charlie Rhodes 243-256-238-737, Shane Harlow 208-279-223-710.

 Monday Seniors — John Beard 153, V.J. Willis 203, Carl Wuenschel 148, Earl Duhon 182, Bruce VanBoskirk 185, John Provost 147, Cynthia Williams 159, Rick Hermsen 236-639, Gloria Divello 233-562, Art Leon 193, Cotton Glidewell 196-562.

 Valero — Rhett Williford 246-658, CJ Moity 269-638, Roger Hartwig 259-658, Jamie Engle 275-664, Mark Maxwell 245-619, Mack McPhatter 237, Bob Cullums 211-591, James Pitre 215, Missy O’Connor 202-548, Alan Kay 223-620, John O’Connor 221, Alice Barnes 195, John Robison 222, Bill White 239-649, Sandy Robbins 163, Royce Robbins 198, Mike Doyle 242-660, Tharen Robertson 194, Jamal Lowe 226, Curtis Harrington 234, Diana Dennis 186, Dee Dennis 210, Sean Mouchette 257-684, Tommy Nguyen 247-613, Devin Rankin 236, Justin Tremont 192, Don Lemke 154, Trey Gaspard 237, Robert Seymour 218, Gail Seymour 181, Sami Jo Williams 240-623, Elaine Whitten 154, Patsy Ronquille 175, Eric Longmire 198, Ryan Miller 194, Keegan Malbrough 242-609, Ryan Guidry 201, Jonathan Martin 211, Chris Marze 191, John Parent 209, Stan Ruth 244-646, Bebe Nugier 129, Robert Brewer 207, Bryan Boldt 220-605, Alanda Boldt 204-553, Russell Hebert 255-649, Chad Carlson 183, Merced Rodriguez 201, James Moity 244-664, Kyle Miller 217-599, Carl Quinn 190, Roy Goeddertz 169, Kaci Leatherwood 126, Kerry Stevens 208-563, Jessica Daniel 149, Justin Cates 213-591, Gus Saba 151, Jan Cates 183-509, David Lemaire 216, Aaron Vanover 231-591, Murphy Burch 219-597, Richard Cooper 231-621, Kevin Harlow 171, Branden Powell 234-676.

 Road Runners — Marvin Ermel 195, James Pitre 203, Cotton Glidewell 225, Blanch Comeaux 177, Bill Lawless 176, Don Bourg 212-622, Robert Seymour 193, Chris Heath 182, Pete Chaison 247-644, CJ Moity 216-235-245-696, Frank Rios 158, Rick Hermsen 206-247-214-667, Gary Vincent 233-618, Lewis Garza 179, Oliver Balagot 213.

 Queen Tumblers — Brenda Dodson 168, Alice Barnes 220-582, Mimi Rose 143, Betty Shannon 174, Martha Thomasson 187, Connie Mathison 203-563, Flo Benoit 175-507, Donna Loupe 139, Elsie Tweedel 157, Lynne Richter 181-516, Emily Davis 130, Frances Boudreaux 169, Beverly Wallace 124, Rita Hicks 212-501.

 Golden Oldies — Bonnie Timaeus 150, Chuck Burns 211, Robert Seymour 201-595, Chris Heath 212, Paul Vaughn 256-686, CJ Moity 243-663, Hedy Zampini 170, Art Leon 209, Sandra Firman 148, V.J. Willis 212, Charlotte Banks 162, Blanch Comeaux 176, Tommy Girolamo 234-605, Cliff Mosley 215, Gary Vincent 216, Bruce VanBoskirk 190, Marvin Ermel 203, Frank Rios 167, Donald Bourg 210, Cynthia Williams 153.

 Mid County Mixed — Rose Quirante 166, Bruce VanBoskirk 192-532, Alberto Elefano 202, Mita Ikari 173, Donna Thomas 157, Vladie Quirante 196-526, Tessie Balagot 165, Israel Guidry 175, Resty Baluyot 170.

 Fun Bowlers — Danny Norris 202, Mike Wagner 191, Chad Carlson 201, Merced Rodriguez 238-621, Bobby Abraham 170, Aaron Wersig 210, Zack Sonnier 198, Jeff Lopez 133, Lorrie Gallien 163, Jean Parker 145, Myra Croaker 129, Molly Hogan 174, Diana Dennis 135, Dee Dennis 190-524, Chayla Merritt 153, Chris Merritt 200, Isaac Robin 174, Kara Monceaux 170, Brent McCelvey 159, Caleb Klein 215, Charles Venable 182, James Moity 228-632, Carlos Garcia 184, Derrick Garcia 149, Johnny Simon 182, Dianna Hinton 148, Bo Cohrt 288-683, Rusty Crow 235-562, Micha Muller 213-537, Eric Kyles 225-546, Tommy Nguyen 234-650, Charlene Wersig 181, Dean Wersig 224-633, Jessica Wooley 157, Michael Redd 164, Dan Sanders 245, Judy Lynch 182, John Schmidt 256-221-217-694, Kerry Stevens 188, Bill White 256-637.

 Mega Money — DJ Schwartz 203, Corey Walker 202, Bret Chipman 257, Curtis Stenulson 168, Jacob Monceaux 213, Matt Wolfe 242, Joseph Wolfe 190, Amy Wolfe 145, Rick Hermsen 236-645, Chris Edwards 211-246-236-693, Eric Harrington 236-653, Tammy Nick 191-530, Renee Moity 201, Kirk Edwards 183, Michael Morvant 205-565, Trey Todora 236-645, Logan Lomasney 244-679, Travis Johnson 222-600, Rhonda Stout 189-556, Robert Lowe 210, Jimmy Calder 264-687, Trint Miguez 259, Gary Martin 212, Jonathan Martin 278, Branden Powell 278-666, Mike Rodgers 246-213-234-693, Mike Charles 211, Gina Wilson 211-213-200-624, James Pitre 224, Bill White 256-666, Hardy Charles 221, Casey Smith 201, Chris Tovar 170, Dean Wersig 242-647, Ashlea Witzleben 217-559, Jeff Witzleben 224-577, Chau Nguyen 217, Sang Hguyen 226-645, Roman Rodriguez 193, Eric Monarch 224, Alexander Hanks 187, Dylan Williams 146, Robert Seymour 200, Mary Jane Parsley 184, Laura Rogers 187, Belinda Humphry 211-553, Dennis Humphry 245-634, Tray Batson 258-680, Lewis Garza 208, Jim Singleton 204, Jeff Hayes 222, Chris Rhodes 258-605, Karen Bellow 227, Art Turner 205, Troy Girolamo 241, Andy Nguyen 225, Bob Bellow 216-616,  Janice Todora 151, Aimee Engle 237-565, RaeAnna Todora 216-257-206-679, Tommy Nguyen 218, Giles Broussard 146, Craig Rankin 204, Devon Rankin 212, James Morein 209-602, Debbie Morein 174, Cole Guidry 186, Bo Cohrt 247-616, Ricky Malmberg 267-630, Roger Fregia 236, Wesley Williams 220, Wayne Lavergne 247-688 .

 Friday Fun Bunch — Nick Broussard 148, Jordan Anderson 156, Elvira Jones 156-421, Stephnie Harrison 192-505, Beverly Wallace 141-407.

 Stars of Tomorrow — Travis Bridges 170, Hunter Engle 200, Rachel Vanderlee 99, Kayla Kay 140, Kayla Gallegos 209-548, Brandon Bertrand 173, Jarred Maxwell 190-519, Blake Dugas 199, Hannah Engle 160-481, Abram Wersig 161, Katie Quinn 211-546, Shane Foreman 149, Kyleigh Robin 106, Hannah Robin 89, Ryan Thomas 95, Colby Gobert 83, Adam Wersig 214-577.

 USBC State Tournament — Derik/George Gund  - 2nd Div. 2 Doubles, Brandon Shaw/ Matt Mannino Div. 3 Doubles 3rd  Place, Deborah/Larry Williams Div. 2 2nd place,  Wallace Brignac Div. 3 Singles 2nd Place, John Miller Jr., Div. 4 Singles 1st Place, Energy Country Ford – 2nd Div. 1 Team, Don’t Believe the Hype – 3rd  Div. 1 Team, The Hookers – 2nd Div.2, Desparados – 1st  Div.3 Team, Pipeline Trash – 1st  Div.4, Rolling Thunder 1st Place Div.5.


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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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  • Mid County knocked out of tournament

    The Mid County 16-18 Babe Ruth squad’s run to the World Series is over.

    July 22, 2014

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    July 22, 2014

  • Mid County sets up championship series with Tri County

    The Southwest Regional Babe Ruth championship series is set and yes the hometown Mid County squad will be there to play.

    July 21, 2014

  • MC Babe Ruth goes 2-0

    First things first, give Clint Landry and the rest of the officials credit for making the Southwest Regional Babe Ruth tournament possible this weekend at Nederland High School.

    July 19, 2014

  • Up the odds for solid bank fishing

    There are certain limitations to fishing without a boat.

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  • Derek Williams, Summer Money League light up the lanes at Max Bowl

    Thursday nights Summer Money League produced some very impressive scores.

    July 19, 2014

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  • Babe Ruth.jpg Mid County Babe Ruth set to host Southwest Regional

    The Mid County Babe Ruth 18U team is once again knocking on the World Series door. Mid County will host the Southwest Regional at Nederland High School starting today. Mid County’s first game of the tournament is slated for 7 p.m. Friday against Pine Bluff, Ark. Thursday was a special day for Mid County Babe Ruth as two locals, Jimmy Collins (shown speaking) and Skip Hopkins (back left) were inducated intot he Southwest Regional Babe Ruth Hall of Fame. Both Hopkins and Collins have been involved in Babe Ruth for over 40 consecutive years either as player, coach or board member. There are nine teams in the tournament with the winner headed to Washington state for the World Series.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • West golf notepad: Eleven-year-old Henry scores ace in YMBL tourney

    July 15, 2014

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