, Port Arthur, Texas


March 29, 2014

Janice Todora bowling column: C.J. Moity leads way at Max Bowl


PORT ARTHUR — Golden Oldies

Robert Seymour 193, Chris Heath 173, William Gore 221, Donna Clifton 120, VJ Willis 178-513, Charlotte Banks 150, James Pitre 220-610, Phil Rogers 189-507, Blanch Comeaux 181, Cliff Mosley 256-567, Sue Morris 155, Marvin Ermel 190-507, Don Edgerly 189, Frank Rios 162, Donald Bourg 190-549, Chuck Burns 193-511, Frankie Hall 171, Cynthia Williams 136.

Mid County Mixed

Shirley Agustin 171, Marvin Balagot 223-595, Mita Ikari 147, Donna Thomas 189, William Gore 192, Isreal Guidry 189, Resty Baluyot 202-517, Chuck Hall 231, Rose Quirante 157, Bruce Van Boskirk 162, Rey Diestro 190-180-193-563.

Fun Bowlers

Bobby Abraham 168, Aaron Wersig 198-551, Zack Sonnier 188, Lorrie Gallien 173, Jean Parker 142, Molly Hogan 197-510, Tiffany Fountain 120, Dee Dennis 175, Miranda Faubion 138, Alan Kay 216, James Pitre 235-620, Brandon Warner 178, Bob Grusecki 193, Aubrey McKee 192, Caleb Klein 246, Charles Venable 181, Casey Smith 204, James Moity 257-643, Allison Simon 210, Eric Monarch 219, Danny Norris 204, Carlos Garcia 167, Latisha Garcia 119, Dianna Hinton 154, Rusty Crow 202, Eric Kyles 202, Charlene Wersig 171, Shannon Quinn 213-561, Carl Quinn 244-647, Jessica Wooley 144, Lynn Sanders 148, Dan Sanders 192-198-199-589, Kerry Stevens 190.

Mega Money

DJ Schwartz 181, Corey Walker 214, Jeff Anderson 201, Ruth Wolfe 147, Joseph Wolfe 221, Ben Wolfe 235, Kaitlyn Wolfe 123, Russell Hebert 211-245-228-684, Danny Potter 256-612, Rick Hermsen 247-227-214-688, Curtis Harrington 247, Chris Edwards 220, Tommy Courmier 217, Tammy Nick 180, John Lemonis 213, Renee Moity 223-589, Michael Morvant 194, Brian Smith 168, Marcus Hale 230, Robert Lowe 213, Richard Calder 224, Jimmy Calder 234, Dustin Richardson 235, James Morein 205, Debbie Morein 134, Cole Guidry 189-225-189-603, Trint Miguez 214-225-229-668, George Gund 258-688, Bo Cohrt 224-630, Ricky Malmberg 215, Roger Fregia 255-642, Wayne Lavergne 244-651, Patrick Vigil 236-661, Mike Rodgers 214, Mike Charles 228, Gina Wilson 180-199-182-561, James Pitre 211, Bill White 268-669, Hardy Charles 224, Casey Smith 199, Caleb Klein 202, Chris Tovar 182, Cuong Cao 215, Colby Daniel 203, Sarah Persons 161, Ashlea Witzleben 213-545, David Bruno 245, Scott Cooper 245-673, Howard Holst 228-622, Rodger Reiland 179, Chau Nguyen 190, Thang Nguyen 225-624, Roman Rodriguez 187, Eric Monarch 216-609, Ray Todora 214-236-215-665, Merced Rodriguez 191, Alexander Hawks 189, Julie Rankin 126, Dylan Williams 171, Robert Seymour 199, Fred Feldschau 222-202-208-632, Joe Duke 203, Georgia McElroy 127, Georgeann Richardson 203, Linda Morris 184, Laura Rogers 178, Belinda Humphry 177-211-202-590, Dennis Humphry 238-212-188-638, Tom Rogers 151, CJ Moity 228-608, Kaylee Powell 210-567, Tray Batson 226, Ronnie Sonnier 234-603, Lewis Garza 197, Linda Singleton 183, Phil Rogers 212-189-188-589, Tommy Girolamo 204-230-226-660, Lyn Bourgeois 209, Randy Callahan 201, Jeff  Wright 218-630, Kirwin Melo 268-661, Donna Rhodes 214-560, Charlie Rhodes 213-206-216-635, Chris Rhodes 256-695, Patsy Ronquille 174, Art Turner 235, Troy Girolamo 220, Janice Todora 193, Aimee Engle 226-534, Drew McClary 221, RaeAnna Todora 258-228-200-686.

Friday Fun Bunch

Jordan Anderson 147, Nick Broussard 141, Beverly Wallace 133.


Blake Dugas 180-519, Hunter Engle 203, Hannah Engle 162, Rachel Vanderlee 72, Kayla Kay 173, Abram Wersig 184-194-173-551, Katie Quinn 210-573, Shane Foreman 145, Brandon Bertrand 210.


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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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