Bill Hohensee made local bowling history a couple of weeks ago by bowling in his 50th USBC Tournament.
However, Hohensee has some catching up to do to equal Mini Tvaska of St. Petersburg, Fla. Tvaska, at age 94, recently bowled in her 66th consecutive USBC Women's Championships in Reno, Nev.
She was presented several mementoes of the event, which broke her own record of 65 tournaments.
Tvaska, who began her run at the 1947 USBC Women's Tournament in Grand Rapids, Mich., now bowls three times a week at Seminole Lanes in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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As for Hohensee, he rolled a 1,340 for his nine games at this year's USBC in Baton Rouge, La., for a 50-year total of 86,768 pins and a 50-year average of 192.8.
Hohensee said it hasn't been a very good year — all the hype and distractions hurt his bowling. However, he said, he will be ready for the 51st.
"Next year, without all the excitement, I am sure I will bowl better," he said.
Truth be told, a 192 average for 50 USBC Tournaments is quite an accomplishment.