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Kegler’s Korner: Tibbens’ 605 was area high women’s series

Last week’s high women’s series was rolled by Tiffany Tibbens with a 605 in the Sunday Night Social League at the ABC, beating out Christin Kiper, in the Walter Zeek Memorial at Faxon, by just two pins.

Christine DeGarmo’s 236, also in the Walter Zeek Memorial, was the best women’s game of the week. Shawn Pepperman bowled a 786 in the Monday Night Classic at Harvest Moon to lead the men, but his 298 was bested by Tim Day’s 300 in that same league, for the top male game of the week.

This week we remember Adele Williamson who was inducted into the local Hall of Fame in 1993. Williamson started bowling in the early 1930s, when the first women’s leagues were forming.

Encouraging all women to learn to bowl because she considered it a great sport, Williamson got many leagues started and taught many women to bowl. She recalled that in those days, the women had to bowl during the day, with and each bowler taking turns setting pins for the rest since there were few pin boys available during the day and the men had established priority for the use of the lanes at night.

There were also times when all team members shared one ball.

High scores from other Leagues last week

HARVEST MOON LANES: Intercommunity: Shawn Pepperman 748/269; Andy Tressler Memorial: Pat Eckman 725/254; Three Man Major: DeWayne Harris 619/246; Youth; Ben Schmoulder 629/237, Ashlyn Robinson 393/158;

ABC: Sunday Night Social: Rob Walters 728/279, Tiffany Tibbens 234; Louie Paulhamus Memorial: Mike Reamsnyder 636, Gary Douty 255, Morgan Paulhamus 466/173;

FAXON: Sunday Night Mixed: Peter Stuut 659, Duane Forrest 258, Christine Covey 492/177; Faxon Sport: Joel Servey 683, Robert McMahan 268; Walter Zeek Memorial: Eric Kulp 675/236; Susquehanna Health: Kevin Smith 703, Terry Knarr 247, Karla Anderson 572, Stacy Gridley 211; Wednesday Night Ladies: Becky Hibschman 534, Karen Forsburg 201; Thursday Morning Mixed: Noah Whitesell 724/267, Barb Steppe 557, Helen Pegg 203; Mighty 8: Brian Eiswerth 706, Greg Laudenslager 269, Karen VanKuren 582/213, Kelly Eiswerth 213; Diane Fox Memorial: Alex Crist 694/257; Retirees: Gary Rathmel 664/257, Marilyn Kidd 526/195.

Hope to see you on the lanes.

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