Youngster Dillon Kitchens stands with his grandfather, Fred Walters, part of the high scoring Just 4 Fun team in Team Bowling along with (from left) Larry and Paula Hadwin and Notra Odoms at Holiday Lanes. (click photo to enlarge)
Larry and Paula Hadwin, Fred Walters and Notra Odoms, bowling as the Just 4 Fun team, scored the highest total in the NW La. District Senior Olympics Team Bowling event Friday at Holiday Lanes as the 22nd sports and games carnival for seniors drew to a close.
Bowling in the 60-64 age bracket, the winners posted a pinfall of 2,095, 59 pins better than their nearest rival for high score, The Young Guns, a foursome of RoseMary Crawford, Bill Laurenson, Bob McCollum and JoAnn Smith, who won the 55-59 age bracket Gold Medal. Fred Walters had a series of 219-214-183 to pace the Just 4 Fun foursome.
Teams are placed in age groups according to the age of the youngest team member. Teams could be made up of four women or two women and two men or a man and three women.
A team of Bert Carroll, Lynn Stuckey, Brenda Beck and Sonny Phillips, The Whatevers, claimed the 70-80+ age bracket Gold Medal with a 1,892 score. Salt & Pepper (Minnette McElhannon, Clarence Greene, Kay Staples and Curtis Drayden) won the Gold Medal in the 65-69 age pairing.
Significant individual efforts came from Curtis Drayden of Salt & Pepper who rolled a 239-192-213–644 series, and Jim Draper, the 80-year-old member of the Oldies But Goodies who rolled a 600 series on games of 222,186 and 192.
Others with high games included Laurenson (254), Carroll (230), Jimmy Harris (223), J.R. Morse (209), McCollum (206), Robert Washington (205), Gary Price (203) Brenda Beck (202) and Jo Ann Henderson (200).
Age 50-54: Young Guns (RoseMary Crawford, Bill Laurenson, Bob McCollum, JoAnn Smith) 2,036 Gold, Strikers (Jimmy Harris, Linda Jefferson, Geneva Markray, Barb Mills) 1,871 Silver. Age 60-64: Just 4 Fun (Larry and Paula Hadwin, Fred Walters, Notra Odoms) 2,095 Gold, Wild Bunch (Don Preuett, Mary Foisy, Lily Fridenberg, J.R. Morse) 1,942 Silver, Bowling Buddies (Sue Crow, Patti Kelly, Glenda Kenes, Ezell Barber) 1625 Bronze. Age 65-69: Salt & Pepper (Minnette McElhannon, Clarence Greene, Kay Staples, Curtis Drayden) 1,783 Gold, Danny’s Team (Susan Berry, Shelby Kautz, Bettie Sands, Dot Daugherty) 1,767 Silver. Age 70-80 plus: Whatevers (Bert Carroll, Lynn Stuckey, Brenda Beck, Sonny Phillips) 1,892 Gold, Has Beens (JoAnn Henderson, Lajuana Ramey, Richard Rice, Robert Washington) 1,889 Silver, Oldies But Goodies (Gwen Jordan, Dick Hainey, Betty Hustead, Jim Draper) 1,817 Bronze. Also Bowled: Hopefuls (Diane Smith, Gary Price, Mary Price, Ray Smith) 1,698.