, Port Arthur, Texas


May 24, 2014

Janice Todora on bowling: Mouchette, Sami Jo Williams set torrid pace

PORT ARTHUR —  Fall Leagues are coming to an end as roll-offs are concluded and league champions are crowned. I haven’t received all the champions just yet with the exception of one. The Golden Oldies crowned Double D’s as this years champions. Team members include Don Edgerly, Frank Rios and Donald Bourg. Golden Oldie end of the year No-Tap winners were Paul Vaughn with a 798 series and Sandra Firman with a 795 series.

 This week’s abbreviated schedule had Sean Mouchette leading the way for the men with 255-236-246-737 set. Sami Jo Williams led the women with a 276-681 series. Both Sami Jo and Sean bowled their high series in the Monday Valero league.

 Seniors were led by Queen Tumbler Alice Barnes with a 243-577 series.

 Stars of Tomorrow were led by Blake Dugas with a 216-538 set.

 Once again leagues are winding up and as soon as we get a list of the league champions we will post in this column. Also Fall leagues are forming. Contact Michelle at the front desk for more info.

 On a final note the Mens USBC State Tournament is still going on at Max Bowl and Crossroads. Plenty of action taking place and if you get a chance come out visit with some of our local bowlers.

 Skipper Arsenault-190-280-259-729, Erik Postula-269-204-247-720, Logan Lomasney-267-219-216-702, Eric Manthei-269-247-207-723, Shane Harlow-224-226-255-705.

 Valero — Ryan Smith-205, Bob Cullums-214, Kurt Cullums-247-627, Alanda Boldt-197-573, Chris Heath-213, Russell Hebert-234-635, Ryan Miller-183, Keegan Malbrough-216, Ryan Guidry-211, Justin Cates-194, Gus Saba-157, Jan Cates-188, James Pitre-245, Missy O’Connor-163, Alan Kay-212, John O’Connor-201, Robert Brewer-205, David Jones-214-610, Bonnie Maxwell-176, Mark Maxwell-236-639, Kyle Miller-225-609, Carl Quinn-200, Justin Tremont-207, Jackie Schell-170, Kelly Gaspard-203-602, Ray Gaspard-224-614, Chad Carlson-175, Roman Rodriguez-177, Jamie Engle-246-677, David Lemaire-194, Aaron Vanover-217, Murphy Burch-218, Aaron Trahan-114, Justin Wiltz-120, Diana Dennis-132, Ashley Nunez-210, James Neel-223-611, Elaine Whitten-160, Patsy Ronquille-180, Maryana Kimball-170, Eric Longmire-205-602, RaeAnna Todora-268-640, CJ Moity-275-665, Cindy Doyle-199, Royce Robbins-200, Mike Doyle-256-609, Kevin Harlow-161, Branden Powell-246-682, Eric Monarch-210, Robert Seymour-236, Gail Seymour-188, Sami Jo Williams-276-681, John Parent-211, Walter Tucker-202, Stan Ruth-248-677, Jamal Lowe-225-633, Eric Harrington-247-687, Alice Barnes-199-570, John Robison-230, Bill White-256-663, Roy Goeddertz-176, Kerry Stevens-198.

 Queen Tumblers — Jenni Beaumont-183-530, June Badon-165, Lynne Richter-195-487, Frances Boudreaux-171-499, Alice Barnes-243-577, Betty Shannon-186-480, Donna Loupe-143, Elsie Tweedel-170, Janice Todora-156, Dot Font-160, Martha Thomasson-166, Connie Mathison-212, Flo Benoit-189-523, Beverly Wallace-150, Wilma Pace 136, Rita Hicks-190-520.

 Golden Oldies — League High Average: Men - CJ Moity - 210; Women - Gloria Divello - 178; Most Improved: Men – Frank Rios by 15; Women –Sandra Firman by 8; High Game Men: Tommy Girolamo & C J Moity  300; High Game Women: Gloria Divello 235; High Series Men: CJ Moity 786; High Series Women: Gloria Divello 609

 Mid County Mixed — Tessie Balagot-180-526, Resty Baluyot-180-482, Shirley Agustin-224-451, Donna Thomas-152-433, Vladie Quirante-181-499.

 Friday Fun Bunch — Beverly Wallace-150-411, Martha Mitchell-130, Stephanie Harrison-192-492, Elvira Jones-156-423.

 Stars of Tomorrow — Abram Wersig-186-495, Rachel Vanderlee-79, Kayla Kay-141, Katie Quinn-208-489, Shane Foreman-193-474, Kyleigh Robin-119, Hannah Robin-115, Ryan Thomas-122, Brandon Bertrand-177-506, Adam Wersig-181-528.

 USBC Mens State Tournament — The Hookers – 2nd Place Div. 2, Desprados 2nd Place Div. 3, Pipeline Trash – 1st Place Div. 4, The High Life 1st Place Div. 5, Rolling Thunder 2nd Place Div. 5, Energy Country Ford 3rd Place Div. 1, Anthony, David A / Engle, James M 2nd Place Div. 1 Doubles, Watkins, Gerald N 2nd Place Div. 3 Singles, Miller, John M, Jr 1st Place Div. 4 Singles and 2nd Place Div. 4 All-Events


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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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