Singularly best. Paula Hadwin (left in left photo) and Elaine Ingersoll and Harry Strain (right photo) had high serieses in District Bowling Singles Wednesday at All star Lanes. (click photos to enlarge)
Paula Hadwin and Elaine Ingersoll, the latter with a little motivation because of a little spectator, rolled the top individual serieses on the women’s side and Harry Strain edged Mike Berry for the same honor on the men’s side in the NW La. District Senior Olympics Singles Bowling Wednesday at All Star Lanes.
Hadwin opened her day with a 200 game and followed with 173 and 176 for a 549 series to win the Gold Medal in female 60-64 age. She bettered her 167 average in all three games. Ingersoll, with her baby great grand daughter Alisyn watching, rolled 163 to open, followed with a 169 and topped off with a 217, best game of the day by a female, to win the Gold Medal in 65-69 age bracket with a 549 pinfall. She has a 168 average in league play at Holiday Lanes in Bossier City.
“I had only one open frame all day,” offered Strain in explaining his series 665 for gold in the men’s 70-74 age grouping. Harry had games of 207, 233 and 225 for his 665 series, beating Mike Berry by 24 pins for high series of the day. Berry’s 641 came on games of 238, 204 and 199.
Curtis Drayden, runner-up to Bill Free in the 60-69 age bracket, posted the high game of the day (267). Free had a 598 series to 590 for Drayden. Other men’s golds went to Don Woolsey (623) in 75-79, Jim Draper (573) in 80-84 and Dick Hainey (499) in 85-plus. Other women’s golds went to Rose Mary Crawford (511) in women 55-59, Brenda Beck (470) in 70-74, Jo Crone (504) in 75-79 and Jimmie Moreland (465) in 80-plus.
Bowlers qualified for the state Senior Olympics (LSOG) Singles Bowling in the fall by winning a gold, silver or bronze medal or by reaching set minimum scores for their age bracket.
(1,2 or 3 finishers and bowlers reaching set minimum score standards qualify for state)
Female–55-59 Rose Mary Crawford 511 Gold, Gayle Pearce 478 Silver. 60-64: Paula Hadwin 549 Gold, Kay Free 523 Silver, Meme Briggs 418 Bronze. 65-69; Elaine Ingersoll 549 Gold, Willie Mae Joyner 524 Silver, Jane Pace 494 Bronze. 70-74: Brenda Beck 470 Gold, Diane Smith 468 Silver, Rose Martin 452 Bronze. 75-79: Jo Crone 504 Gold, Notra Odoms 494 Silver, Bettie Sands 430 Bronze. Red Fletcher 419 also qualified for state. 80-plus: Jimmie Moreland 465 Gold, Betty Hustead 442 Silver.
Male–60-69: Bill Free 598 Gold, Curtis Drayden 590 Silver, Steve McCarter 577 Bronze. J.R. Morse 569, Bob McCollum 538, Bennie Davison 528, Darrell Dinkins 508, Adam Holmes 487 and Larry Hadwin 487 also qualified for state. 70-74: Harry Strain 665 Gold, Mike Berry 641 Silver, Fred Walters 550 Bronze. Ed Briggs 513, Richard Rice 504, Roger Shepherd 501 also qualified for state. 75-79: Don Woolsey 623 Gold, Everett Fuller 466 Silver, Bert Carroll 464 Bronze.80-84: Jim Draper 573 Gold, Gary Price 490 Silver, John Sands 435 Bronze. Everett Good 431 also qualified for state. 85-plus Dick Hainey 449 Gold, Bob Bell 390 Silver.