Jerry Weese of Port Charlotte had a red-hot finish to the summer-league season, and he certainly didn’t show any signs of cooling off at the outset of the 2015-16 fall-winter league season.
As the summer leagues wound down, Weese set the all-time series record at Englewood Bowl with 829, and he posted three-game sets of 759 and 755 at Treasure Lanes. Then, on the opening night of the Tuesday Men’s League at Treasure Lanes, he blasted games of 288, 297 and 187 for a 772 series.
Weese began the first game with 10 consecutive strikes and the second game with 11 in a row before leaving portions of the 2-4-5-8 “bucket” to bring an end to both strings.
This weekend’s atombash.com report of high league scores from bowling centers in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area is rather meager, primarily because most summer leagues ended more than a week ago and most of the fall-winter leagues are in the process of launching their 2015-16 campaign. But the high-score reports will almost certainly step up big-time in future weeks.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Despite a number of requests to the management of the respective AMF centers in Bradenton, Venice and Sarasota Gulf Gate, no scores have been submitted for publication in several weeks.]
Among top league scores recently made available to atombash.com:
- TREASURE LANES: Scott Trezise 275-760, Mike Aleshire 274-722, Shawn Poneleit 268-739, Steve Weisenburger 266, Joe Tocco 763, Jonathan Spooner 722, David Jodoin 714 and 707, George Barlow 714, Larry Vezina 708, Eric Morrison 707, John Campbell 706, James Creutz 700; Dolores Meyers 238-609, Kari Slusar 605.
- SARASOTA LANES: Terry Deshaies 278, Steve Albritton 278, Anthony Bongiovanni 269, Tony Cinelli 268-730, Bobby Teachey 267, Jim Grimes 267, Craig Carson 267.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Dave Jodoin 279-909 (4 games), Tony Shore 266-706, Richie Oliveira 934 (4); Roseana Gassera 258-613 and 256-655, Ann Feraldo 232, Esther Nadel 654.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Lise Yust 234, Della Distefano 229.
The final frame: Bill Diegel Jr.
Bill Diegel Jr. of Sarasota, an avid and accomplished area bowler for many years, died recently at the age of 54. He carried a 191 average during the 2014-2015 season in the Environmental A/C League at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes, which was his lowest average in many years. He had back-to-back 210 averages in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
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