Sometimes, good things come in threes, and such is the case regarding this weekend’s zoomdune.com report of high league scores from bowling centers in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
There are three perfect games to report — by Joe Vuolo, Ray St. Sauveur and John Campbell — along with three 11-in-a-row performances and three 700-plus series by area women.
Vuolo, now carrying a 215 average in the Al Davis Memorial League at Bowland Port Charlotte, pounded out games of 202, 300 and 230 for a 732 series. Ray St.. Sauveur fired games of 227, 195 and 300 for a 722 set in the Senior Classic at AMF Venice, where he now has a 212 average. And Campbell had scores of 300, 210 and 199 for a 709 series in the Thursday Earlybirds League at Treasure Lanes to up his average to 213.
Meanwhile, Steve Kosinski — who had two earlier 300s this season, on Nov. 6 and Dec. 11, in the La Malinche Restaurant League at Sarasota Lanes — was stymied in his attempt for a third perfecto when he left a solid final-ball 7-pin and finished with a 761 series on scores of 225, 237 and 299, and his average now stands at 229.
The other 11-in-a-row efforts were posted by: David Drab, who suffered a final-ball 7-10 split for a 298 game to complete a 734 series in the Senior Classic at AMF Venice; and Joe Schimpf, who posted scores of 207, 290 and 156 for a 653 series in the Tuesday Night Men’s League at Treasure Lanes.
The women rolling 700-plus series were: Renae Gross, with a 709 on scores of 246, 226 and 237 in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Women’s League at Treasure Lanes, where she now averages 201; Jennifer Peacock, with a 703 on games of 247, 265 and 191 in the Thursday Earlybirds League at Treasure Lanes, where she carries a 205 average; and Jill Harper, who rolled a 147-over-average 702 on games of 248, 223 and 231 in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Women’s League.
Other far-over-average series were posted by Devon Ireland, with a 185-over 779 on scores of 234, 278 and 267 in the Tuesday Night Men’s League at Treasure Lanes, and Kyle Buser, with a 144-over 528 in the Saturday morning junior league program at Sarasota Lanes. In other top scores from area centers:
- TREASURE LANES: Mike Janosik 289-788, Jimmy Bruns 279, Jeff Pennell 270-712, John McMahon 267-730, Gary Toma 267, Richie Oliveira 267, David Jodoin 727, Jeff DesFosse 723, Dave Phillips 721, Jonathan Spooner 705; Jill Harper 267-652, Dolores Meyers 259-695 and 258-644, Jennifer Peacock 258-659, Terri Thomas 244, Ruth Lugert 239 and 226, Diane Kays 633.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: John Davis 277-725, Daniel Gassera 276-739, Eric Nordstrom 268, James Creutz 268, Jim Ulrich 267-736, Richie OIliveira 267, Daryl Chamberlin 267, Mike Janosik 740, Rich Corrado 738, Greg Lindsay 709; Jill Harper 267-652, Shirl Goble 255, Bridget Lindroth 237-610, Ashley Schwartz 235-642, Amy Updike 234-613,
- SARASOTA LANES: Cory Anderson 279, Carlton Flonnoy 279, Craig Carson 279, Tommy Beard 277-745, Mike Giasone 269, Gil Sliker 268-769, Tony Cinelli 268-724, Terry Deshaies 268-717, Jeff Brodeur 268-715, Jason Ferrill 754, Robert Oden 737, Manuel Fontanot 727, Roland Ridal 713; Barb Ripley 239-640, Amanda Albritton 226.
- AMF VENICE LANES: Steve Zimmerman 287, Don Lorenc 278-704, Jeff Stapleton 276-781, Dave Cottrill 269, Joe Murray 268-793, Ken McDougall 265-718, Earl Knopf 746, Joe Ferraro 701; Dolores Meyers 226-601.
- AMF GULF GATE LANES: Ryan Stedcke 278-701, Loren Trenhaite 266, Chase Clark 706; Lorraine Devaney 242-601, Cindy Grich 642.
- AMF BRADENTON LANES: Ron Axberg 268.
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