The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 26, 2013

Lazzell rolls a 300, Oakes captures tournament title


---- — Danny Lazzell throws his first-ever 300 game, and Donny Cheeseman rolls back to back 280 games and a 782 series, in the Friday Night Mixed League.

The third stop of the Fox Auto World Hi/Low Tourney was held recently at the Lincoln Lanes Annex, and Doug Oakes captured the title.

Starting off with the low side of the tourney, Steven Jones defeated Linda Engle, 205 to 182.. Jones did not last much longer as he lost the second match to Rick Zaayer 210 to 146. Zaayer then faced second seed Robin Turner. Turner won that match 207 to 187 to meet top-seeded Jesse Alvarez. Turner was the victor, 189 to 187, to advance to the championship against the high side.

Now to the High Side results. Steve Romero defeated Byron Miller in the first game 217 to 212. Romero lost the second match to Rich McFarland 215 to 191. McFarland defeated Jason Turner in the third game 258 to 225 to advance to the high side finals against Doug Oakes. Oakes won that match 237 to 214 to advance to the final championship game against the low side winner, Turner. Oakes was the victor, 204-182, claiming his very first title.

Next stop for the tourney will be Jan. 19th at Bulan’s Bowl.

A few leagues were off for the Christmas holiday, but we will keep you updated with what we do have.

The Tuesday Nite Go Getters had a 209 game, 55 over, while Tony Dompe threw a 277 game and a 688 series. Joe Elliott rolled 76 pins over his average for a 199. Derek Darr was 53 over for 194, while Russ Puzey was 52 pins over 143 for a final score of 195.

The Senior League bowled their games in the annex this past Thursday. Jack Ball rolled 50 pins over his average for a 188, and Tuck Miller knocked out the 5-10 split.

Covington’s Friday Night Mixed Leage has Cliff Mikel rolling 53 pins over for a 176, and LaDonna Edmiston, 76 over for a 192. Dale Benedict had a 613 series with games of 232-165-216, and Katrina Edwards, with a 596 series, consisting of games of 225-192- and 179. Terry Bell had games 165-192 and 179 for a 559 series, while Ron Cates had a 662 series, with games of 191, 234, and 237.

Looking for something to do on New Years Eve? Fast Lanes in Hoopeston is the place to be. They are having a 7-8-9 pin doubles tournament on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. and is open to anyone.

If you are a league secretary, you can send your league reports to

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Until next week, let’s have fun and knock ‘em down.

Tuck Miller writes about bowling on Thursdays. You can reach him by e-mail at