Column: Houle, Germain and Howells represent Tahoe’s bowling community |

Column: Houle, Germain and Howells represent Tahoe’s bowling community

John Shott

Our featured Women’s Bowler of the Week is Judy Houle. Houle started bowling in 1967 at Royal Oaks Bowl in Duarte, Calif. when she was 14 years old. Houle bowled every Saturday in the junior bowling leagues for two consecutive years. In the junior program, Houle learned the basics and fundamentals of bowling. Houle began bowling in leagues in 1979 and moved to Lake Tahoe in January 1988. A few years later, Houle began bowling at Tahoe Bowl in the Guys and Dolls League. Houle bowls to have fun, meet new people, and it is a great indoor sport to participate in in the wintertime. Bowling for Barton Psychos, averaging 149, rolled her highest series ever, 556, with games of 203-189-164, qualifying her as Shott’s Women’s Bowler of the Week. Great bowling, Judy!

Our featured Men’s Bowler of the Week is Jeffrey Germain. Germain started bowling in 1984 at Cal Bowl in Long Beach, Calif., when he was 10 years old. Germain also bowled in the junior program when he was 12 and learned the basics and fundamentals of bowling. In his first year, Germain averaged 125. Germain moved to Lake Tahoe in April 1994 and began bowling at Tahoe Bowl. Last year Germain moved to Carson City, but continued to bowl for Barton Psychos at Tahoe Bowl. Germain bowls for pure sport and enjoys the game. He loves competition and has the patience to become a great bowler. Germain’s high game, 258, was rolled at Mount Shasta Lanes in Redding, Calif. and his highest series, 652, with games of 256-195-201, was rolled this week at Tahoe Bowl in the Guys and Dolls League. Germain carries a 172 average and the highlight of his career occurred in high school when he won a bowling scholarship to attend Long Beach City College. Germain’s efforts this week qualify him as Shott’s Men’s Bowler of the Week. Great shooting, Jeffrey!

Six other bowlers warrant special recognition. David Miller, bowling for Kaczmar Painting, rolled a 680 series. Janis Recanzone rolled a 573 series for Harveys Corporate Marketing. Monte Reece bowled an awesome 636 series for Posh Beauty Supply. Harold Bogardus rolled a 647 series for Rodney Import Auto. David Olivo, bowling for El Dorado Motel, rolled a 707 series. Ric Wasilchuk, however, was the No. 1 man this week, rolling a 730 series with games of 256-248-223, for Lake Tahoe Golf Course.

Our next scheduled tournament will take place on Jan. 24, the Snowflake Tournament. Signups are at Tahoe Bowl.

High Scores of the Week:

Gutter Gussies (1/5) – Myrtle Fritz 198, Julie Potter 198, Judy Guinn 180. Ho Hum Trio (1/6) – Marilyn McKenzie 201, Margie Stephens 190, Elaine Gray 195, Camin Chavez 195. South Lake Tahoe Seniors (1/6) – Harold Bogardus 222-212-213/647, Ray Horton 198, Rick Sanchez 208, Don Wingate 190, Lew Roper 200, Doris Aeberli 208, George Markis 203, Bill Leonard 190, Franz Goepfert 201. His and Hers (1/6) – David Olivo 232-227-243/707, Michael Blank 253/607, Janis Recanzone 197, Jim Smith 217, David Miller 256-222-202/680, Sharon Dendauw 190, Jan Bergman 209, George Bergman 199, Margie Stephens 225, Don Halvorson 213, Barbara Harvey 194, James Sterling 222-232/637, Ric Wasilchuk 256-248-223/730, Patrick Heath 236, Kevin Iggens 213-201, Josh Gioscia 216, Barbara Hoy 199, Al Line 256, George Alm 226-214-245/685, William Campbell 251-222/633, Michael Blank 233-210/621. Merchants (1/6) – Larry Johnson 204, Jason Kerschell 196, Tommy Younger 220, Bill Gardner 224, Jon Hansen 203, Reggie Smith 190, George Alm 223-246/665. Sierra Hi-Balls (1/7) – Kevin Root 207, Tom Otomo 231-212/627, Jack 214, Chuck Crites 234, George Alm 246-204-221/671, Carmen Withrow 190, Cindy Milam 203, Kim McLaughlin 185. Guys and Dolls (1/8) – Monte Reece 236-236/636, Doug La Pierre 224, Pat Fountain 201, Tom Nobriga 242, Chuck Crites 219, Cindi Wells 193, Gene Topham 206, Vern Lee 211, Ed Johnston 202, John Filas 233, Ben Storie 191, Pete Lily 202, Caren Campbell 195, Steve Sandborn 194, Jeff Stockton 202, Brian Stanton 209, Judy Houle 203, Jeff Germain 256-201/652, Ron Rathbun 200, Al Line 215-200. Mixed Scratch Trio (1/8) – Scott Everson 225, Willie Campbell 209-205/605, Chuck Crites 236, George Alm 235, Kevin Iggens 215, Mike Blank 224-231-234/689, Rick Soyland 221, John Shott 201-225-202/628. Basin Bowlers (1/9) – Jay Brown 211, William Campbell 212, Russ Anderson 201-201, Adolph Zertuche 221, Rande Howell 213, Wayne Koch 211, Bob Allison 193, Mark Terrell 224, K.C. Bodnar 203.

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