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Two more bowlers roll 300 games

Corey Gillespie and Chris Sweet continued the season's high-scoring trend this past week by posting perfect games.

Gillespie rolled his 300 to pace a 791 series at Collins Bowling Centers-Southland on Dec. 8 in the Around Town League. Gillespie just missed his first 800 after rolling his 300 in the first game.

It was his second perfect game, surpassing his grandmother, LABA Hall of Famer Helen Gilkerson. Gilkerson rolled the second 300 in Lexington history in 1972, and she is the president of the Lexington Women's Bowling Association. Gillespie also had a 300 while he was still competing in the youth leagues a couple of years ago.

Sweet rolled his score on Dec. 9 in the Friday Night Fun League at Eastland. The score is his second 300 of the season and bring the season's total to 15 at this point.

The week was also high scoring for local women, with three bowlers rolling 700 series. The women's honor roll was led by Melinda Craig and Pam Grimes, each with 711, and Jean Almaria was next with a 710 series.

James Apo, who dominated the local youth city tournament last month, rolled a 720 series highlighted by a 256 game at Southland on Dec. 10.

■ The 33rd Bradley Open Tournament at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland is Jan. 7-8. The event is scratch singles, and the entry fee is $200. Entry forms are available at either Collins Center or by calling Eastland at (859) 252-3429.

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