Winning smiles from the best in Doubles Bowling, Clarence Greene and Curtis Drayden (left) and Paula Hadwin and Lajuana Ramey. (Click photos to enlarge)
Paula Hadwin and Lajuana Ramey climbed a spot in their age bracket, posting the best women’s score of the day (1,033) to take the Gold Medal in the ages 60-64 division of NW La. District Senior Olympics Doubles Bowling at All Star Lanes Friday.
Clarence Greene and Curtis Drayden used a pattern similar to Hadwin-Ramey to post the best male score of the day (1,257) and win the Gold Medal for males 65-69. Just as Hadwin posted the best female series of the day (602) with high individual game of the day (212), Drayden chipped in with the best male series (689) to help secure gold. His 258 was the best single game score of the day and he opened with a 233 game. Greene’s best was a 229. The Greene-Drayden duo moved up from runner-up honors in the age group last year.
In winning the female 55-59 Gold Medal, the duo of Gayle Pearce-Jo Ann Smith posted the second best score of the day (1,014). Mike Berry-Don Preuett posted the second best male score of the day (1,243) to capture the 70-74 Gold Medal.
Other golds on the day went to Rusty Bethley-Bert Carroll in men’s 50-64 and Gary Price-Jim Draper in men 80-plus and Brenda Barber-Geneva Strain in 65-59 women, Sandra Garrett-Jimmie Moreland in 70-74 women and Jo Crone-Bettie Sands 80-plus women.
Age placement of teams is determined by the age of the youngest player.
Female–55-59: Gayle Pearce-JoAnn Smith 1,014 Gold, Rose Mary Crawford-Jane Pace 969 Silver. 60-64: Paula Hadwin-Lajuana Ramey 1,033 Gold, Rachel Preuett-Red Fletcher 916 Silver, Cathie Ethridge-Jo Ann Henderson 913 Silver. Others Barb Mills-Genea Markray 766, MeMe Briggs-Betty Short 743. 65-69: Brenda Barber-Geneva Strain 994 Gold, Elaine Ingersoll-Jean Crews 965 Silver, Susan Berry-Shelly Kautz 936, Bronze. 70-74: Sandra Garrett-Jimmie Moreland 859 Gold, Diane Smith-B.J. Ellison 799 Silver, Margaret Thornton-Rose Martin 738 Bronze. Others Minnette McElhannon 669. 80-Plus: Jo Crone-Bettie Sands 861 Gold, Gwen Jordan-Betty Hustead 822.
Male–50-64: Rusty Bethley-Bert Carroll 1,165 Gold, Art and Ted Hardan 628 Silver.65-69: Clarence Greene-Curtis Drayden 1,257 Gold, Bill Free-Don Woolsey 1,163 Silver, Bubba Ogden-John Sands 1,134 Bronze. Others Richard Stuart-Richard Rice 1,060, J.R. Morse-Harry Strain 1,026, Larry Hadwin-Fred Walters 1,125, Adam Holmes-Malachi Cook 853. 70-74: Mike Berry-Don Preuett 1,243 Gold, Robert Washington-Everett Fuller 1,209 Silver, George Taylor-Ed Briggs 1,029 Bronze. 80-Plus: Gary Price-Jim Draper 1,058 Gold, Bob Bell-Dick Hainey 1,029 Silver.