, Port Arthur, Texas


June 28, 2014

Sumer League heats up as Sami Jo, Bill White lead way

— Thursday Summer Money League led the way this week with the high scores. Bill White led all bowlers firing games of 225-269-222 for a 716 set. Sami Jo Williams was close behind as she ripped the racks shooting games of 204-247-255 for an impressive 706 series. Tommy Girolamo also lit the lanes up Thursday night tossing ngames of 258-226-203 for a 687 set.

Our Senior bowlers were led this week by Golden Oldie bowler Gloria Divello. Gloria shot games of 205-180-25 for a 610 series.

As promised for the last two columns, the final results are in for the 82nd USBC Mens State Tournament. We have three teams champions and one individual champ. Bowling team in Div. 2 One Shot fired a 3574 to capture first. Div. 3 team champ is Slingshots ProShop shooting a 3568 series. Div. 5 champ is The High Life shooting a 3674. The individual champ is Singles Div. 4 winner John Miller. Congrats to all

The Weeks 600 Club

Trey Todora 159-247-212-618, Marcus Hale 245-172-204-621, Rick Hermsen 186-190-247-623, Kirwin Melo 216-215-203-634, Bill White 243-228-195-666, Cliff Mosley 215-216-193-624, Rick Hermsen 166-221-222-609, CJ Moity 221-175-207-610, Dean Wersig 226-208-190-624, Bob Bellows 247-198-190-635, Carl Quinn 183-234-229-646, Casey Smith 172-211-217-600, John Allen 243-214-211-668, Tray Batson 234-200-206-640, Robert Seymour 209-155-246-610, James Pitre 208-192-203-603, Rob Kistner 200-215-191-606, RaeAnna Todora 226-194-191-611, Robert Lowe 200-172-235-607, James Pitre 194-228-181-603, Russell Hebert 215-269-191-675, Rex Morris 198-216-224-638, .

Monday Seniors

Gloria Divello 221-161-213-595, Cynthia Williams 128, William Gore 158, Carl Wuenschel 151, James Pitre 215-589, VJ Willis 199-566.

Road Runner

Lewis Garza 212-561, Blanch Comeaux 171-471, Frank Rios 164, Don Bourg 911-510, Bobby Abraham 158, Charlotte Banks 173-456, VJ Willis 194-521.

Golden Oldies Srs.

Chris Heath 168-471, Bonnie Timaes 149, Betty Sheffield 142, Gary Vincent 215-584, Bruce VanBoskirk 189-533, Marvin Ermel 181, Charlotte Banks 162-465, Blanche Comeaux 1858-471, Tommy Girolamo 224-537, Donald Bourg 194-527, William Gore 155, Hedy Zampini 157-425, John Greig 172-465, VJ Willis 193-495.

Mid County Mixed

Rose Quirante 174-470, Bruce VanBoskirk 224-505, Tessie Balagot 166, Alberto Elefano173, Marvin Balagot 202-529, Donna Thomas 180, Vladie Quirante 231-578.

Summer Money

Brandi Batson 194-504, Michael Rash 109, Steve Sodman 135, Sang Nguyen 232-576, Hoa Le 193-511, Chau Nguyen 215-546, Thang Nguyen 231-576,  Rusti Girolamo 125, Aaron Beavens 188, Jason Beavens 210, Theresa Beavens 132, Evelyn Moyer 150, Chris Moyer 174, Shannon O’Connor 201-500, Alan Kay 224-593, Christa Wofford 107, Randy Wofford 169, Griffin Williams 225, Janice Todora 173-439, Michael Morvant 193-504, Brian Smith 186-501, Dee Dennis 193-502, Andrew Pridemore 202-572, Patsy Ronquille 188-494, Chris Heath 167, Ashley Nunez 216-576, Matt Mannino 215, Dave Mericle 205-511, Jared Morein 184, Ben Wolfe 223-585, James Morein 194-504, DJ Schwartz 166, Bret Chipman 233-564, Corey Walker 224-584, James Pitre 203-578, Erick Brown 203-548, John Robison 172, Eric Monarch163,  Aaron Wersig 198-554, Jennifer Kistner 116, Jami Balser 117, Aaron Richardson 162, Bonnie Maxwell 151.

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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

    July 23, 2014

  • 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

  • West golf notepad: West duo claims title in Texas Father-Son

    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.

    July 19, 2014

  • 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

  • West column: Pacers hiring Pat Knight didn't help Lamar

    July 19, 2014

  • 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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