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Kegler’s Korner: Heck Jr., Zondory bowl best scores for males and females

John Heck Jr. and Becky Zondory bowled the best scores last week for males and females respectively. Heck rolled back-to-back 300 games on his way to an 816 series in the Intercommunity League while Zondory fired a 697 series on the strength of a 269 game in the Monday Night Classic League.

Not far behind Heck in the Intercommunity League, was an 812 series by Dave Miller.

Following are available high scores from local leagues last week:

ABC: Sunday Nite Social: Courtney Solomon 528, Bryant Solomon 663/279, Brianna Walters 203; Wednesday Night Ladies: Cristin Kiper 513/189; Thursday Night Men’s: Randy Hull 723, Mike Reamsnyder 269. FAXON: Sunday Night Mixed: Darlene Litzelman 536, Peter Stuut 783/278, Kylee Snyder 203; Wednesday Ladies: Becky Hibschman 533, Judy Rowe 235; Noxaf: Robert Walters 662/245, Donna Reidy 465, Gerry Siegfried 190. HARVEST MOON: Monday Night Classic: Tim Day 745, Francis Kitchen 289; Three Man Major: Wilbur Betts 684/254; Youth: Isaac Toner 586, Karima Beckett 518, Andrew Mitchell 222, Brynn Robinson 216.

Did you know?

The first local team to be sanctioned by the ABC was the Morgan Clothiers team. In 1926, this team became the first local team to bowl in the ABC National Tournament in Buffalo, New York, where they purchased sanction cards in order to be eligible to participate.

The following year, many teams in the local area purchased sanction cards, enabling future honor scores to be honored by official ABC recognition. By 1978 the number of sanctioned bowlers in the Williamsport area increased to an all- time high of over 360.

Saw a long-time bowler the other day as he walked across the parking lot and into the bowling lanes. Not that old, he shuffled along with legs that no longer worked as well as they used to, apparently hobbled by one of those medical conditions by which many of us are eventually inflicted. But he was still coming out to bowl.

One doesn’t have to be in great shape to bowl. All that is required is the desire to do so.

This column may emphasize high scores, but the most important thing to keep in mind is to enjoy the participation and the comradery surrounding the great sport of American Ten Pins.

Hope to see you on the lanes.

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