, Port Arthur, Texas


February 22, 2014

Janice Todora on bowling: Girolamo's 300 leads way in torrid Mega Money league

PORT ARTHUR — Mega Money league produced the top three mens’ games this week. Tommy Girolamo hit the pocket 12 times, in his second game, for a perfect 300 game. Also bowling his second game, Brandon Powell came one pin shy of his perfect game with a 299. Jaime Engle in his 3rd game of the night had his first 11 on his way to a 296.

    Mega Money also saw the mens’ high series being shot. Chris Chiasson led the way with a 280-269-238-787. Mega Money also had the ladies’ high series. RaeAnna Todora led the way with a 689 set followed close by Michelle Powell, Funbowlers, with a 634.

    Our Senior men were led by Rick Hermsen, Road Runners, with a 268-217-247-732. Gloria Divello, Road Runners, led the Senior women with a 243-614 series. Kayla Gallegos led the way in our youth league with a 204-193-162-559 set. Great bowling Kayla.

    Other notables of the week include Eric Harrington 229-229-247-705 and 279-236-229-744, George Gund 234-258-258-750, Jaime Engle 233-208-296-737 and 258-248-240-746,  Ronnie Sonnier 236-266-267-769, Tommy Girolamo 300-231-725, Branden Powell 234-299-216-749 and 266-277-742, Kurt Cullums 257-278-231-766, Colby Daniels 243-257-231-766, Eric Manthei 226-238-237-701, Russell Hebert 215-257-246-718, Roger Hartwig 278-235-223-736.

Monday Srs.

Cynthia Williams 137, Bruce VanBoskirk 169, John Beard 164, James Pitre 204, Carl Wuenschel 155,  William Gore 173, Venix Morris 190, Cotton Glidewell 242.


John O’Connor 187, Justin Cates 230, Justin Sanders 180, Gus Saba 170, Erick Brown 234, John Robison 185, Bill White 244-650, Sandy Robbins 168, Cindy Doyle 159, Royce Robbins 213, Mike Doyle 225, Tharen Robertson 205, Jamal Lowe 199, Eric Harrington 279-236-229-744, Erik Postula 235, Logan Lomasney 269-698, Jamie Engle 258-248-240-746, Eric Manthei 226-238-237-701, Shane Harlow 223-215-257-695, Kevin Harlow 169, Branden Powell 197-268-277-742, Rhett Williford 172-236-246-654, RaeAnna Todora 239-618, CJ Moity 209-254-201-664, Roger Hartwig 278-235-223-736, Dee Dennis 198, Sean Mouchette 244-607, Justin Tremont 224, Jackie Schell 170, Kelly Gaspard 244, Ray Gaspard 257-653, Colby Daniel 243-257-236-736, Don Lemke 140, Eric Wilson 167, Mark Huff 170, Robert Seymour 221, Gail Seymour 181, Sami Jo Williams 236-615, Elaine Whitten 188, Eric Longmire 204, Patsy Ronquille 171, Keegan Malbrough 226-600, Ryan Guidry 195, Jonathan Martin 259-639, Bonnie Maxwell 170, Bruce VanBoskirk 225, David Lemaire 212, Aaron Vanover 224-224-210-658, John Parent 207, Walter Tucker 251, Teri Lamance 163, Tommy Nugier 171, Bryan Boldt 243-620, Chris Heath 170, Russell Hebert 215-257-246-718, Merced Rodriguez 206, Shannon Quinn 202, Kyle Miller 235, Carl Quinn 205, Lewis Garza 216, Bob Cullums 236-638, Kurt Cullums 257-278-231-766.

Road Runners

John Anderson 180, Venix Morris 180, Oliver Balagot 229, Robert Seymour 202, CJ Moity 214-248-234-696, Marvin Ermel 214, James Pitre 201, Cynthia Williams 146, Gloria Divello 243-614, Frank Rios 160, Rick Hermsen 268-217-247-732, Phil Rogers 203, Blanche Comeaux 169, Don Bourg 221.

Queen Tumblers

Donna Kelly 192-540, Betty Shannon 183-529, Martha Thomasson 168, Bel Garcia 167, Beverly Wallace 143, Wilma Pace 165, Donna Loupe 178, JaniceTodora 149, Dot Font 180, Lynne Richter 181-477.

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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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