For the Havre Daily News
It's been 48 days since I last picked up a bowling ball and threw it at bowling pins. Is there life after bowling? Yes.
I really miss the women from Thursday a.m. They are a super bunch of ladies. It's the time of the year when we would be getting ready for our annual Christmas party, or should I say feast.
I was racking my brain trying to think of something to make with hamburger the other day when it hit me: I wouldn't be making my meatballs for our party. Well, gals, I made them and Ang and I ate them. Sorry.
The reality of no bowling has sunk in and I do not see anything changing in the near future. I guess if we want to bowl we will have to travel, a thought that does not appeal to me at all. The people who are traveling face some obstacles along the way, like weather, bad roads, late nights and wildlife. I only hope that those who do are being very careful and take nothing for granted.
Lana and David Herman remained on top of the board with their 1,707 in the Rudyard No-Tap. Maxine Munson and Steve Brown took over second place with a 1,615, and Linda Foster and Dan Redding were in third with a 1,604.
JoAnne Pepin was the only split picker, converting a 5-7.
Marjie Spinler recorded the high game and series for the women with a 222 and a 543. Barry Crowder had a 237, Minnow Mariani a 626, and Bill Henry an 84.
Women's 200s, 500s: Cheryl Lavery 201, 521; Peggy Christofferson 500; Trish Keeler 502, 523; Marjie Spinler 222, 543; Lana Herman 542.
Men's 200s, 500s, 600s: Terry Grant 206, 202, 569, 569; Barry Crowder 237, 576; Roy Hamilton 204, 514; Mark Aspevig 200, 203, 574; Minnow Mariani 210, 205, 211, 626; Dick Pollington 203, 547; Todd Langel 203, 549; Darby Ditmer 229, 577; Ron Turner 201, 540; Jim Kirkpatrick 202, 212, 602; Pat Foster Jr. 215, 531; Greg Spinler 200; Gordon Standiford 209, 202, 214, 579; Pat Newton 558; Shawn Rettig 515; Dan Hybner 519; Bill Henry 545; Jack Jacobson 527; Darrell Hassa 515; Chris Kline 514; Dan Redding 503; Monty Groth 501.
Sunday Doubles: High Team Game & Series: Clausen & Sons 475, 1,266. High Women's Game & Series: Cheryl Lavery 201, 521. High Men's Game & Series: Barry Crowder 237, 576.
Monday Mixed: High Team Game & Series: Wells Fargo 802, 2,314. High Women's Game & Series: Marjie Spinler 196, 543. High Men's Game & Series: Minnow Mariani 211, 626.
Tuesday Men's Hdcp: High Team Game: Heydon Doors 860. High Team Series: Bad Boys 2,985. High Game & Series: Darby Ditmer 229, 739.
Wednesday Women: High Team Game & Series: Mariani Ins. 646, 1,764. High Game: Marjie Spinler 222. High Series: Lana Herman 542.