Splitzter - October 10, 2002

  They say no good deed goes unpunished.  After my dealings with Lucy Rosebrock these past few days, I can believe it.  Tuesday morning in her Rolling Pin League, Lucy rolled an all spare game earning her an award.  Somehow, after seeing Lenny’s picture in the paper, she got the idea that this would get her a picture, too.  After MUCH discussion I gave in with a sigh and asked her to bring in her high school picture, I’d see what I could do.  Knowing that the only surviving photo of Lucy as a child was taken 3 days before Lee’s surrender at Appomatix, I felt relatively safe.  Well, the next night Lucy bowls a 223 game in the Wendt Shoes League so here we go again… and she found a picture.  I don’t know how I’d prove authenticity but there she was at age 18, chiseled on an 8 by 10 stone tablet, with Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty and Dino.  <sigh>  She had me.  It may take a while to duplicate but you can look for Lucy in the 18 pound version of the Signal in a later issue.

            Congrats to my old buddy, Bill “Willie” Lambert for his 259 game in last week’s Hays City League.  Bill’s been trying for years to shoot that 250 plus game to make him eligible for the year-end Merit Tournament at River City.  I won’t mention the 124-146 games he finished with.  Atta boy, Willie, and welcome to the club.  See ya at the tournament in April.

            A quick update on Henry County’s premier scratch league, the Hernandez Insurance Classic, and how the top shooters are faring this year.  Emilio “Little E” Mora, Jr is setting a torrid pace with 4 straight 700 series and a nasty 239 average.  This smooth lefty is pushing dad and teammate, Emilio Sr., to improve his 222 average this season.  Shane Bofia checks in at the second high average spot with a 231 while the Eggman somehow is hanging in there with a 227.  Last weeks seven 700 plus series’ was a record thus far this season with Marv Kinder and Emilio Jr setting the pace with 738’s apiece.

            Monica Tonjes had another fine week on the lanes in Henry County’s other scratch league, the ladies’ Napoleon Party Mart League.  Monica scored her second 640 plus series of the season with games of 223-235-183 for a 641 series. Her 192 average is second in the league to Karen Zumfelde’s 202 average.  Keep ‘em rolling, Monica.

            Kurt McMurtrie gets the final accolades this week with his 730 series in the Woods Auto League last Thursday.  Stringing together games of 225-279-226, Kurt earned his first 700 of the year AND the coveted 150 pins over average on series award.  Nice shooting, dude.