Mike Hilvers rolled the first 800 of the new season on Sept. 8 in the James R. Wafford Memorial League at Collins Bowling Centers-Southland. He posted games of 277-279-257 for an 813 total.
The same night in the league, Greater Lexington USBC Hall of Famer Kenny Stephens rolled the first 300 of the season on his way to a 798 series.
Corey Gillespie rolled the season's second 300 on Sept. 11 in the Around Town League at Southland. Gillespie used the score to pace a 734 series.
Gillespie's brother Kyle came close to perfection, posting a 298 in the Wafford League.
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■ The second Lindon Memorial Youth Challenge Tournament was held at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland on Sept. 14.
The scratch event drew 50 youth bowlers from four states and paid out $4,300 in scholarship money.
The boys' winner was Lexington's Jacob Yazell , who won $625 in scholarship funds.
The girls' champion was Megan Hedgespeth of Campbellsvile. She won $455 in scholarship money.
Yazell also won an entry the the Junior Gold Championships for his efforts.
On the girls' side the top five finishers all already had Junior Gold entries.
So sixth-place finisher Natalie McCormick of Owensboro won the entry.
The runner-up in the boys' division was Jonathan Brey of Philpot. He won $425. Girls' runner-up Crystal Land of Lexington won $305.