Local bowlers posted a week of high scores, turning in five 300 games and an 800 series.
Corey Gillespie led the way, rolling an 820 series on Thursday Nov. 29 in the Strike Force League at Collins Bowling Centers-Southland. Gillespie tossed games of 279, 241and 300. The 800 is the first of his career; he has had previous 300 games.
Gillespie rolled his set under the watchful eye of his grandmother, Greater Lexington USBC President Helen Gilkerson. Gilkerson rolled the second 300 in Lexington bowling history in 1972 at Southland. She is a 2001 inductee in the Greater Lexington USBC Hall of Fame.
Lee Stritesky just missed an 800 in the Friday Night Fun League at Eastland on Nov. 30, rolling a 799 highlighted by a 300 game. Chris Maddox paced a 781 with a perfect game Dec. 4 at Eastland in the TNT League.
Brian Williams continued his high-scoring ways by posting his third perfect game of the season, rolling it in the James R. Wafford Memorial League at Southland. Williams has also rolled an 803 this season.
Youth bowler Braxton Hatton rolled a perfect game on Saturday Dec. 1 in the youth league at Eastland. The score paced a 795 series. The score is the fourth award score by a youth bowler this season.
Zach Schnieder came close by rolling a 299 in the Eastland youth league to pace a 790 series.
Jan. 5-6: The 34th Bradley Open Tournament at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland. The event is open to the first 264 entries and the entry fee is $200. This is a scratch tournament with a first prize of $5,000 and a paid entry to the 2014 USBC Masters Tournament. Entry forms are available at all area bowling centers.