It turned out to be a sister act this past season when Natalie Hunter rolled her second 300 game, this one in the Sunday Adult Junior. Her sister, Megan Hunter, had her first 300 earlier this year in the Comet League.
They must be following in their dad’s footsteps. Duane Hunter has posted more than 30 perfect games and is one of the top scratch bowlers around. Sisters bowling a 300 game may be an oddity around here, but nationally the record is held by Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Cathy Dorin-Lizzi sharing 28 perfect games.
Purcell, Alcaraz win Firecracker Doubles – Adult Earl Purcell partnered with youth Joseph Alcaraz to win the Junior/Senior Firecracker Doubles at McHenry Bowl. Purcell posted a 935 set, including a no-tap 300 game, and Alcaraz added 872 to the mix for an 1,807 winning score. Benny Sanchez teamed with youth Derrick Munson for second-place honors. Munson was high scorer for the event with a 948 set, including a no-tap 300. Sanchez rolled an 814 for a 1,762 total. Taking third were Steve Plant and youth Kyle Simi. The pair finished with a 1,552 set. Adults took home cash, and youth bowlers earned scholarships in the tournament.
Ladies No-tap – The team of Claudelle Bonaccinie, Fran Lockwood and Betty Gerritsen won the Ladies No-tap Tournament at McHenry with a 2,283 total. Elmira Jones, Ann Zuidema and Carol Hancock finished second after scoring 2,272. Third-place teammates were Barbara Webb, Carol Riggs and Yvonne Mello with a 2,256 score.
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Ladies Luncheon No-tap – The Ladies Luncheon No-tap runs Friday at Yosemite Lanes, starting at 9:30 a.m. Check-in for the trio tournament is at 9 a.m.
Modesto USBC nominations – Applications are available at the bowl desks for nominations to the Modesto USBC offices of vice president and six director slots. They are due back by noon July 20. The annual meeting is scheduled for July 27 at 11 a.m. at McHenry Bowl.
Carson City bowler leads Peach Classic – April Wagner, bowling out of Carson City, Nev., holds the lead with a 1,215 in the Peach Classic Tournament at McHenry. The tournament is guaranteeing a $20,000 prize fund but expects it to reach $30,000. The top spot will earn $2,000, and $100 is guaranteed for 100th place. There are four weekends left to bowl. Tournament squads will run Saturday and Sunday with three squads both days at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30. Call (209) 571-2695 for information or to reserve a spot.
Summer Singles event in Manteca – Manteca Bowl in hosting the Summer Singles Tournament on July 19. The tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. with check-in beginning at 10:30 a.m. The four-game handicap tournament will guarantee $400 for first place. Entry fee is $35, and forms are at the bowl desks. Call (209) 824-2889 for information.
Free classes for beginners – McHenry Bowl is offering free classes for new bowlers. The classes will run one day a week for four weeks. The adult class (age 18 and older) will run Tuesdays on Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A youth class (under 18) will run Thursdays the same weeks from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The classes are free and teach the basics of bowling. Call (209) 571-2695 for information or to sign up.
Entries available for State Senior open – A reminder for seniors 50 and older: Entries are out for the California State Senior open in October and November. The team event will be at Yosemite while doubles and singles are at McHenry. The tournament expects to be a sellout so pick up your entry at the bowl desks and send it in soon.