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Striking a Balance: Grund rolls Perfect Fit Trio’s second 300 game

Striking a Balance: Grund rolls Perfect Fit Trio’s second 300 game


By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer


League play continues to find teams and individual standouts in the bowling lanes of Portage County. With holiday parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations in the future of bowlers, they are still focused on solid scores to lead the leagues.



Jeremie Grund rolled a 300 game, the second perfect game in the league, as Grund joins Joey Hardin at the top of the season-long leaderboard.

Grund carries a 207 average. Grund finished the evening at the top of the leaderboard for high series, too, bowling a 1,006.

Hardin was in good company for high game. Mike Williams bowled the second-best game (290) and John Kertis made it into the top three (279).

Lisa Osborne and Bonny Bender shared the honors for high game and high series. Bender tossed a 247 high game and Osborne rolled an 856 series, with her best game a 224.



It isn’t often that one person grabs the top-two games for the league in one night, but that was the case in the Kent State University Faculty Staff League.

Hal Lehman rolled high games of 225 and 204 on his way to a 625 high series to lead the league for the week.

Alex Meluch bowled the best for the women, 192-490, with Betsy Mako bringing up the runner-up spot, 174-458.



Corky Farquhar, secretary, sent high scores from the past two weeks for Bill White’s Senior Doubles.

Fred Endres led the league, 248-692, and Jerry Losh grabbed second place 230-625. Joe Kolleth rolled a 625 series, 100 pins over his series average.

For the women, Tabitha Schlupe tossed a solid 258 game on her way to an outstanding 727 series. Sally Sarrocco rolled a 190 game and Shirley Morrow was 119 pins over her series average when she finished her three games with a 548 series, including a 189 high game.

It was Endres again at the top of the leaderboard for the second week, this time bowling a 709 series with a 259 high game Mario Laramee (226-644) and Joe Kolleth (225) were included in the highlights.

For the women, Tabitha Schlupe tossed a 201-528 series, C.J. Pennock added a 191 high game and the league secretary, Farquhar, bowled a 179-481. Patti Andrews tied Farquhar’s 179 game on her way to a 478 series.

The league has two more weeks for the league this Fall. Following the holiday break, the league starts all-new competition in January.



The Portage County USBC Handicap Singles Tournament has changed dates.

The event will now be held on Feb. 11, still at Kent Lanes.

Information available at local lanes and on the Facebook page





GARDEN SPOT: Kevin Miller 290-793, Aleks Kiss 237, Tabitha Schlupe 662.

PERFECT FIT TRIO: Jeremie Grund 300-1,006, Bonny Bender 247, Lisa Osborne 656.

FRIDAY CASINO: James Knapp 280-771, Roberta Papczun 268, Connie Thompson 681.

WOODLAND’S TRIO: Derrick Simon 237, Doug Griffin 674, Tabitha Schlupe 227-631.

KSU FACULTY STAFF: Hal Lehman 235-625, Alex Meluch 192-490.

MIKE’S GALS-STEELASTIC LLC: Lynnette Szabat 257, Kelly Stebner 248-677, Sherry Tauscher 607.

FRIDAY MATCH PLAY TRIO: Troy Workman 279-710, April Jones 201-547.

ROOFING GUY: Noah Juarovisech 258, Toby Keeney 672, Yvonne Rafferty 245-605.

GATEWAY CASINO FALL: Logan Furry 300, Steve McCarley 300-828.



(Entry forms and info available at Spins Bowl, Kent; Kent Lanes, Kent; and Sky Lanes, Garrettsville and online at Facebook: Portage County USBC.)

Dec. 10 — Portage County USBC Junior-Senior Trio, Spins Bowl, Kent

Feb. 11 — Portage County USBC Handicap Singles, Kent Lanes, Kent.

1 Comment

  1. Corky Farquhar December 3, 2023

    So glad to see your reports on our favorite sport!! Thank you, Sue!!😊


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