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February 23, 2013

Patti Gay column: Eric Harrington rolls 300 game, 770 series


     With eleven 700 scores turned in at Max Bowl-Port Arthur, Eric Harrington not only took the top spot, but also rolled a perfect game.  On Thursday night, during the Mega Money league, Eric started the night with a 300 game and followed up with a 269 and 201 giving him a 770 series.  

     The high lady bowler, from the Valero league, was Georgeann Richardson with a 243-221-660 series.

     Congratulations to these two. Runner ups were: Rick Hermsen-246-256-247-749, Bo Cohrt-279-246-216-741, Erik Postula-247-246-247-740, Ronnie Sonnier-269-236-227-732, Russell Hebert-259-246-223-728, Derek Williams-216-247-259-722, Jonathan Martin-279-228-208-715, & John Allen-280-238-703.

     MONDAY SENIOR: Rick Hermsen-226-222-279-727, Gloria Divello-210-573, Cotton Glidewell-222, Don Dunn-215

     VALERO: Kirwin Melo-280-245-718, Mike Doyle-244-666, Georgeann Richardson-243-221-660, Steve Powell-266-243-643, Derrick Rivers-246-635, Clinton Hancock-222-213-618, Ashley Nunez-220-616, James Pitre-224-615, Richard Lamance-197-244-589, Kelly Gaspard-220-574, Brandi Batson-242-569, Jan Cates-198-552, David Lemaire-182-198-546, Patsy Ronquille-190-191-532, Bebe Nugier-139-401, Rob Kistner-279, Roger Hartwig-257, CJ Moity-245, Skipper Arsenault-237, Kurt Cullums-235, James Neel-234, Justin Tremont-223, Justin Sanders-220, Sammy McGlory-215, Ray Gaspard-211, Smokey Rodrigues-206, Royce Robbins-191, Kerry Stevens-190, Diana Dennis-175, Heather Cooper-141

      ROAD RUNNERS: Cotton Glidewell-225-223-615, Gloria Divello-203-565, Mary Kay Rios-184-454, Gary Vincent-289, Phil Rogers-232, Geraldine Rebert-211

      GOLDEN OLDIES SRS: Tommy Girolamo-266-675, Phil Rogers-223-22-616, Don Edgerly-190

      MID COUNTY MIXED: Bruce Van Boskirk-201, Rose Quirante-177

      FUNBOWLERS: Bo Cohrt-279-246-216-741, Ken Johnson-229-222-607, Shannon O’Connor-192-540, Charlene Wersig-205-517, Kara Monceaux-185-489, Ashley Nunez-223, James Neel-223, Dean Wersig-218, Jerry Thompson-201, Patsy Ronquille-193, Charles Venable-188, Diana Dennis-174, Kathy Perio-168, Missy C’Connor-168, Sam Procell-166

      MEGA MONEY: Eric Harrington-300-269-201-770, Rick Hermsen-246-256-247-749, Erik Postula-247-246-247-740, Ronnie Sonnier-269-236-227-732, Russell Hebert-259-246-223-728, Derek Williams-216-247-259-722, Jonathan Martin-279-228-208-715, John Allen-280-238-703, Brandon Powell-249-249-691, Jimmy Calder-270-677, Gary Martin-258-676, Charlie Rhodes-230-674, CJ Moity-270-673, Trey Todora-245-666, Bob Bellow-234-663, Mike Charles-267-637, Chuck Burns-246-629, Fred Feldschau-218-253-625, Rhonda Stout-221-212-623, James Morein-239-616, Justin Pratt-209-204-601, Cory Walker-233-594, Bret Chipman-205-592, Eric Kyles-214-590, Caleb Klein-209-226-584, Blaine Daniel-242-582, Casey Williams-206-529, Linda Morris-184-513, Darlene Anderson-177-501, Aaron Richardson-213-467, Chris Rhodes-277, Skipper Arsenault-259, Troy Berg-243, Mark Maxwell-237, Matthew Mannino-234, Hardy Charles-232, John Lemonis-230, Rob Lowe-223, Georgeann Richardson-220, Rex Morris-216, Jacob Askew-214, Jacob Monceaux-192, Clint Foster-169


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    (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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