, Port Arthur, Texas


April 27, 2013

Patti Gay column: Williams, Powell go back-to-back on 300s

PORT ARTHUR — Highlights  this past week may not have had any 800s, but it did have multiple 300s.  They happened to be on the same night, in the same Mega Money league, and within the same family!  

    Derek Williams, the eldest in this scenario, started his night with a 300 and went on to finish with a 223-258 for the high series of 781.  Following him was his nephew, Branden Powell, with games of 265-203 and ending his night with his 300 for a 768 series.

    These 2 have put on quite the show the past few weeks with some really fine bowling.  Congratulations to them both.  

    CJ Moity-234-277-247-758, Bill White-237-255-259-751, George Gund-260-256-226-742, Skipper Arsenault-227-255-245-727, Cuong Cao-245-257-225-727, Bob Bellow-248-257-213-718, Tray Batson-288-211-210-709, Rick Hermsen-232-259-217-708, & Shane Harlow-246-237-224-707 all finished with a 700 or better.

MONDAY SENIORS:  Rick Hermsen-232-259-217-708, Tommy Girolamo-268, Venix Morris-222, Cotton Glidewell-220

VALERO:  Bill White-237-255-259-751, Shane Harlow-246-237-224-707, Tommy Nguyen-269-694, Richard Cooper-244-235-691, Darrell McKee-245-663, Justin Tremont-246-222-657, Leonard Casmore-224-225-631, Ryan Smith-218-216-623, Alanda Boldt-277-614, Carl Quinn-246-609, Lewis Garza-234-605, Paul McKee-244-590, John Robison-202-204-578, Rusty Doucet-222-576, Justin Sanders-220-204-572, Gail Seymour-207-560, Justin Holmes-203-191-553, Dee Dennis-187-546, Teri Lamance-164-163-458, Kirwin Melo-289, Rhett Williford-280, Branden Powell-258, Eric Kyles-245, Ray Gaspard-225, James Neel-225, Kerry Stevens-222, Justin Cates-211, Lynn Richter-201, Royce Robbins-199

ROAD RUNNERS:  Roger Hartwig-256-692, Oliver Balagot-267-624, Gloria Divello-238-587, Marvin Ermel-203-213-573, Rick Hermsen-269, VJ Willis-194

QUEEN TUMBLERS:  Connie Mathison-227-607, Alice Barnes-203-590, Stephanie Harrison-221-557, Betty Shannon-195-520, June Badon-163-178-177-518, Brenda Dodson-169, Emily Davis-151, Nell Futch-148

GOLDEN OLDIES SRS:  James Pitre-235-654, William Gore-198-501, Chris Heath-186-488, John Beard-169-470, Bill Lawless-221, Bill Blackman-212, Bill Allen-210, Don Edgerly-203, Sue Morris-181

MID COUNTY MIXED: Rey Diestro-207-206-613, Cameron Naron-203-515, Alberto Elefano-170-443

FUNBOWLERS:  Larry Perio-269-648, Dean Wersig-226-646, Chris Merritt-204-211-562, Danny Norris-254-551, Dawn Carona-540, Dee Dennis-236-519, Clint Foster-165-184-484, Chayla Merritt-164-418, Kaleena Lamb-166-412, Kathy Mills-144-358, Eric Monarch-247, John Schmidt-237, Richard Beaumont-227, Ashley Nunez-222, Mike Wagner-203, Allison Simon-195, Kathy Perio-185

MEGA MONEY:  Derek Williams-300-223-258-781, Branden Powell-265-203-300-768, CJ Moity-234-277-247-758, George Gund-260-256-226-742, Skipper Arsenault-227-255-245-727, Cuong Cao-245-257-225-727, Bob Bellow-248-257-213-718, Tray Batson-288-211-210-709, Kirwin Melo-257-688, Cole Guidry-231-265-655, Andrew Pridemore-243-654, Eric Kyles-247-217-654, Devin Rankin-245-651, James Morein-216-224-640, Wayne Pratt-223-632, Georgeann Richardson-255-626, Stephen Comer-223-213-619, Caleb Klein-219-210-610, Lisa Calder-214-216-605, Rhonda Stout-252-593, Dustin Richardson-247-593, Joseph Wolfe-217-589, Troy Girolamo-222-578, Jacob Monceaux-197-535, Cory Walker-199-528, Isaac Rolllins Jr-188-503, Chris Rhodes-267, Wesley Williams-257, Rick Hermsen-256, Derrick Pete-256, Jimmy Calder-255, RaeAnna Todora-245, Mark Maxwell-245, Tommy Courmier-245, Charlie Rhodes-241, Rich Cooper-235, Curtis Harrington-234, Steve Powell-234, Colby Daniel-233, Tom Roberts-228, Andy Rodgers-228, Paul Morvant-226, Randy Callahan-220, Renee Moity-216, Jonathan Wolfe-214, Casey Smith-209, Craig Rankin-183

STARS OF TOMORROW:  Katie Quinn-212-553, Brand Bertrand-183-519, Matthew Maxwell-211, Kayla Kay-159, Anthony Hernandez-108


Text Only
  • Trophy stab 1.jpg WEST COLUMN: Bum Phillips trophy an impressive piece of work

    There was lots of excitement around the Port Arthur News this week, with the long-awaited delivery of the magnificent Bum Phillips trophy that will be presented annually to the winner of the Nederland-Port Neches-Groves football game.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ned 13U Babe Ruth wins

    It was a much better day Saturday for the Nederland 13U Babe Ruth team compared to Friday.

    July 26, 2014

  • MOORE COLUMN: Flounder dream started in Bridge City

    The first flounder that grabbed my attention lived in what is now the Lower Neches Wildlife Management Area in Bridge City. 

    July 26, 2014

  • ESTRADA COLUMN: PED update /Key injuries with contrasting outcomes

    The results of Saturday night’s UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown event were not available as of the time of this writing. It will be covered in a future column.

    July 26, 2014

  • TODORA COLUMN: Hermsen rattles racks in Monday Seniors League at Max Bowl

    Mondays Seniors League had some nice scores this past week. Rick Hermsen started with a 263, finished with a 270 and fit in a 212 in the middle for a nice 745.

    July 26, 2014

  • Nederland 13U Babe Ruth loses 9-0

    The Nederland 13U Babe Ruth team lost 9-0 Friday to Bryant.

    July 25, 2014

  • 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

From the Fieldhouse blog