JANICE TODORA ON BOWLING: RaeAnna leads women; Williams throws 33 strikes in 36-frame set

Published 3:49 pm Thursday, March 29, 2018

It is with a heavy heart that this will be the final bowling article presented by me and my husband Phillip.

We would like to thank Bob West who originally allowed us to present the column and to I.C. Murrell for continuing to allow the column to be published. Also thanks to all the support from the bowlers at The Max. You guys are No. 1 with us.

Monday night’s Valero League saw RaeAnna Todora shoot the high series to lead all the women this week. RaeAnna put together games of 234, 243 and 209 for a nice 684 series. RaeAnna and Sami Jo Williams were usually the highlights of our weekly article as them two ladies have been neck and neck most of their bowling careers. Keep up the good work, ladies.

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Monday night also had Kat Douglas leading the senior ladies with games of 154, 218 and 231 for a nice 603. Very seldom this year were we able to report about a senior lady other than Alice Barnes leading the way. To date Alice has dominated for the senior lady division.

Saturday morning’s Stars of Tomorrow usually had Cain Shaw or Brandon Bertrand leading the way. This week it’s Brandon Bertrand. He strung together games of 223, 193 and 144 for a 560 series. These youth bowlers will be the Stars of Tomorrow when they enter the dust ranks.

One of the reasons we enjoyed doing this article was because of all the top bowlers we have in our area especially at The Max. The one league in my opinion that stood out is the Thursday night Energy Country Ford/Allstate League.

This past Thursday night had one of our best bowlers doing what he does best — throw strikes. Derek Williams, who has umpteen 300s and 800s to his credit, tossed 33 out of a possible 36 strikes for his three-game set. Derek shot 300, 279 and 259 for a sweet 836 series.

Now one of my favorite bowlers to talk about is a blast from the past. The Chief, C.J. Moity, stayed right with Derek on Thursday night as he himself hammered the lanes with games of 300, 259 and 257 for an incredible 816 set.

In closing we will continue to bowl and visit our friends and family. Talking about family, please remember to keep Kara Theriot and Robert Seymour in your prayers as they continue to wage a battle against their illness. Kara was a longtime bowler and at one time one of the top lady bowlers in our area.

As we ride off into the sunset, we wish continued success to all our bowlers. This columnist loves each and everyone of you.

Thank you for your support.