, Port Arthur, Texas


February 22, 2014

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


PORT ARTHUR — Golden Oldies

Hedy Zampini 190, Art Leon 192, V J Willis 195, August Gonsoulin 190, James Pitre 206, Phil Rogers 231, Blanch Comeaux 193-505, Oliver Balagot 192, Bessie Durke 172, Bruce VanBoskirk 173, Marvin Ermel 222-577, Chuck Burns 188, Frankie Hall 204, Chris Heath 171, Don Edgerly 201, Frank Rios 175, Donald Bourg 211.

Mid County Mixed

Tessie Balagot 166, Isreal Guidry 163, Chuck Hall 209-558, Rose Quirante 169, Rey Diestro 197-569,  Alberto Elefano 160,  Vladie Quirante 190.

Fun Bowlers

Lorrie Gallien 181, Jean Parker 148, Myra Croaker 127, Molly Hogan 193-533, Melissa Holmes 131, Alan Kay 193, Chayla Merritt 154, Brandon Warner 193-523, Chris Merritt  211, Bob Grusecki 207, Isaac Robin 167, Aubrey McKee 235-579, Ashley Nunez 182-226-204-612, Michelle Powell 185-225-224-634, Sandra Roberson 144, Casey Smith 222-201-246-669, Danny Norris 203, Mike Wagner 203, Dee Dennis 206, Amanda Danis 206-573, Carlos Garcia 166, Latisha Garcia 133, Derrick Garcia 149, Jeff White 185, Dianna Hinton 171, Brad Waugh 224-626, Bo Cohrt 247-651, Micha Muller 192, Eric Kyles 232-600, Charlene Wersig 216-576, Shannon Quinn 209-566, Kelsey DelValle 214-531, Jessica Wooley 150, Lynn Sanders 157, Michael Redd 179, Zack Sonnier 203, Jeff Lopez 142, Judy Lynch 155, Kerry Stevens 203.

Mega Money

DJ Schwartz 174, Bret Chipman 209-609, Troy Girolamo 246, Ruth Wolfe 150, Chris Chiasson 280-269-238-7878, Rick Hermsen 235-613, Aimee Engle 181, RaeAnna Todora 225253-211-689, Jamie Engle 233-208-296-737, Curtis Harrington 237-654, Steve Comer 235-653, Paul Uresti 190, Chris Edwards 232-623, Eric Harrington 229-229-247-705, Tammy Nick 175, John Lemonis 206-616, Renee Moity 203, Bobby Clark 222, Micheal Morvant 208, Trey Todora 259-606, Logan Lomasney 222-235-223-680, Marcus Hale 236-259-197-692, Rhonda Stout 232-549, Jimmy Calder 263-247-178-688, Robert Duke 223-255-171-649, Dustin Richardson 222, James Morein 210, Debbie Morein 155, Cole Guidry 193, Eric Postula 191-278-228-697, Gary Martin 227-631,George Gund 234-258-258-750, George Parsley 244-604, Ricky Malmberg 225, Wayne Lavergne 224, Steve Powell 266-626, Jonathan Martin 236, Branden Powell 234-299-216-749, Bill White 237-618, Cuong Cao 231-621, Blaine Daniel 197, Kevin Tryong 182, Larry Witzleben 193, Ashlea Witzleben 267-634, David Bruno 289-684, Brandi Batson 214-603, Scott Cooper 193-250-248-691, Chau Nguyen 231, Ray Todora 226-642, Chad Carlson 211, Jennifer Gutierrez 121, Alexander Hawks 171, Susan Rankin 198, Dylan Williams 179, Robert Seymour 194, Mary Jane Parsley 192, Fred Feldschau 225, Tommy Roberts 201, Gail Seymour 197-533, Joe Duke 202, Mark Maxwell 223-641, Linda Morris 180-524, CJ Moity 248-658, Tray Batson 235-614, Derek Williams 268-672, Ronnie Sonnier 236-266-267-769, Lewis Garza 193, Linda Singleton 199-537, Phil Rogers 186, Tommy Girolamo 194-300-21-725, Gary Vincent 232-626, Randy Callahan 202, Chuck Burns 242-619, Jeff  Wright 227-257-210-694, Kirwin Melo 225-644, Donna Rhodes 199, Jeff Hayes 246-662, Charlie Rhodes 290-678, Chris Rhodes 234-615, Bob Wechtenhiser 200, Craig Rankin 220.

Friday Fun Bunch

Nick Broussard 126, Beverly Wallace 127, Martha Mitchell 128, Jordan Anderson 158, Elvira Jones 143.


Blake Dugas 171-171-213-555, Hunter Engle 191-533, Blaine Seymour 176, Abram Wersig 213, Jarred Maxwell 202-528, Kayla Gallegos 204-193-162-559, Katie Quinn 211-193-161-565, Shane Foreman 136, Angel Simon 168, Brandon Bertrand 201-189-165-555,  Adam Wersig 221-517.


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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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