The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


December 19, 2012

Hufford, Skimehorn win big at local tournaments

DANVILLE — Word has it that Derrick Hufford has once again placed 1st in the Westville Sweeper tournament.

Lincoln Lanes had a Bowler’s Choice tourney this past weekend with fifth place going to Byron Miller, fourth to Bob White, third Joe Chowning, second to Doug Wagner and first place to Steve Skimehorn.

League Reports

Joe (Ten Pin) Davis had the top score with 298 — 103 pins over his average — for the Monday Nite No Tap League at Lincoln Lanes.

Other high scores were a 288 for Robbie Ketcherside, which help him to achieve a 799 series. Cal Richards had a 278 series, which included a 278 game. Jimmy Scruggs also topped out with a 675 series. They had the following bowlers top 50 or more pins over average: John Nixon 234 (164), Pam Jones (164), Brock Dieu 230 (177), and James Fair 186 (106). Nancy Goodner picked up the 5-10.

Nick Grubb is in the news again, with a high game of 280, and a series of 696. Robin Turner rolled a 254 (187), while Kathy Seymore had a 222 (168)

The Tuesday MS Nail Salon Bowling League is reporting that Judy Mentzer bowled two 200 games (227 and 202) for a 565 Series and earned an award for having a game 75 pins above her average. Donna Rayhel bowled a 216 for a 515 series, and Ilse Durbin earned an award for a 400 series. Also receiving awards were Barb Dinsmore and Tammy Hathaway.

The Tuesday Nite Go Getter’s Russ Puzey rolled a 205, 71 pins over average, while both Joe Davis and Joe Blagg converted the 3-10.

The Senior League had only a few higher games this week. Joe Blagg had a 223 game, 50 pins over his game average and a 627 series, which were 108 pins over series total. Aaron Williams had a 166 game, 50 pins over his game average, and a 491 series which was 143 pins over series total. Split conversions were John Gebhart with the 5-10, Laura Baird, the 3-7, and Ed Reed with the 6-7-8-10.

The Early Friday Evening League at Sycamore Lanes in Covington had Renee’ Albea picking up the 2-4-10 split, while Ernie Coutu bowled a 203-152 average for 51 over. Kenny Storckman rolled 59 pins over his average for a 204.

The Friday Nite Mixed League at Lincoln lanes had some great scores again: David Henderson 258, Jarvis Brown a 256, and a 675 series, Terrence Cloyd a 266, and a 722 series, Jerrad Reed 289 and 255, and a 755 series. Evan Davis rolled a 269, Josh Maynor topped out at 255, Bill Phillips had a 267. Nicole Brown had a 625 series, which included a 266 game.

We’re not quite done yet. More bowlers 50 or more pins over their averages: Jon Cox 245 (159), Teddy Carter 239 (186), Bud Taylor 246 (196), Autumn Michael 135 (77), Josh Troxel 247 (195), Jerrad Reed 289 (208), Evan Davis 269 (193), Josh Maynor 255 (180), Carl Robertson 207 (154) and a 215 (154) and Bill Phillips 267 (182).

Thanks again to the folks who report the scores. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Please submit all reports before midnight on Mondays. If you need any more info, drop me a note at Check out past articles at


Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve? There is a No Tap tourney scheduled for that day at 8:30 p.m at Bulans. Cost is only $40 a couple.

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

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


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