, Port Arthur, Texas


March 1, 2014

Janice Todora on bowling: Manthei is perfect, Chief picks up a patch

PORT ARTHUR — Before I get to writing about this weeks honor scores, I’ve got to mention an accomplishment by a bowler that was achieved while this column was not being written. On September 16, 2013, the second week of bowling, Mathew Maxwell, bowling in the Valero league, bowled a 246-278-279 for a gigantic 803 series. Congrats to Mathew on this tremendous set.

This weeks scores included a 300 game by Eric Manthei in the Valero league, and “The Chief”, CJ Moity, picked up the 7-10 split while bowling in the Golden Oldies. Which proves you bowl long enough you will just about accomplish any and everything. Chief also led the men with the high series this week. Bowling in the Mega Money league CJ shot games of 278-263-245-786. Our ladies were led by Alanda Boldt, bowling in the Valero league, and Ashley Nunez, bowling in the Funbowlers league, each with a 652 set.

Our Seniors this week, both bowling in the Monday Seniors league were led by Gloria Divello,  shooting a 636 series and Rick Hermsen with a 676 set.

Our youngsters this week were led Katie Quinn 200-202-219-621 and Griffin Williams 224-194-196-614. Great bowling kids.

 Other notables for the week include Derek Williams 279-710, Trey Todora 277-739, Tommy Nguyen 264-743, David Bruno 262-703, Russell Hebert 255-744 and 267-725, Roger Fregia 257-721, Eric Manthei 300-714, George Gund 277-707, Brandon Powell 248-707.

Monday Srs.

Paul McDaniel 199, Rick Hermsen 225-259-192-676, Earl Duhon 191, John Provost 146, James Pitre 199-212-224-635, Gloria Divello 233-200-203-636, Carl Wuenschel 156,          Art Leon 191.


Gus Saba 155, Jan Cates 184, Alice Barnes 219-235-190-644, Erick Brown 219, John Robison 183, Bill White 228-246-197-671, Sandy Robbins 189, Mike Doyle 258-640, Derrick Rivers 224, Jamal Lowe 223, Eric Harrington 227-225-244-696, Curtis Harrington 233-600, Erik Postula 236-634, Logan Lomasney 259-615, Eric Manthei 300-201-213-714, George Gund 277-247-183-707, Branden Powell 241-694, Roger Hartwig 242-217-213-672, Diana Dennis 96, James Neel 236, Eric Monarch 212, Jackie Schell 182, Roy Goeddertz 178, Justin Wiltz 137, Mark Huff 174, Steve Powell 244-626, Elaine Whitten 169, Eric Longmire 210, Patsy Ronquille 210-547, Maryana Kimball 183, Ryan Guidry 215-212198-625, Jonathan Martin 236-629, James Chaney 189, Bruce VanBoskirk 180, Murphy Burch 204-205-214-623, Aaron Vanover 245, Walter Tucker 204-215-224-643, Stan Ruth 203, Bebe Nugier 133, Bryan Boldt 232-617, Alanda Boldt 231-232-189-652, Chris Heath 187, Russell Hebert 211-247-267-725, Roman Rodriguez 226, James Moity 212, Shannon Quinn 210-549, Kyle Miller 212, Carl Quinn 194, Lewis Garza 190.

Road Runners

CJ Moity 234-640, Gloria Divello 213, Rick Hermsen 191-235-235-661, Charlotte Banks 151, Blanch Comeaux 168.

Queen Tumblers

Brenda Dodson 180, Alice Barnes 214, Betty Shannon 187, Connie Mathison 215, Beverly Wallace 130, Rita Hicks 172, JaniceTodora 151, Nell Futch 133, Emily Davis 133.

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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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    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.

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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.

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