Monday, November 21, 2016


Ed Guthrie Scores 9th 300

  Seventy-nine year-old Narrowsburg bowler Ed Guthrie recorded his ninth perfect 300 game November 8 in the Tuesday Mixed Firefighters league at Kiamesha Lanes.

  "It's been about 10 years since I scored my eighth 300 and I wasn't sure if I'd see another," Guthrie said.
  "All strikes were in the pocket with one hitting light and another a little heavy but they all carried," Ed added.

  Guthrie bowled the 300 game on lanes 7-8 using a Trimax Vortex bowling ball.
  Guthrie bowls for the Van Keuren's Lawn Care team with team mates Sandy Lazarowics, Larekso Niifa and John Hoffmann.

  He has two 800 series and presently maintains a 197 average in the Tuesday Mixed league which is the only league he bowls in.
  An active bowler for some 55 years he was inducted into the Mid-Hudson Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1997 and previously served as a director for the Tri-County NY USBC.
  An active competitive golfer Ed is a long time member of the Community Traveling League in Sullivan County.
  Ed is divorced, has five children, four girls and one son and is a retired telephone company supervisor. 

  Ed's Outlook

  We all have our favorites when it comes to sports and our bonding years ago with Parker and Leslie Bohn at the Empire Open at the Bowler's Club in Latham, NY was just something that happened.
  When we first met Parker was bowling in the PBA Empire Open and he and Leslie were not married yet.
  Following their marriage and the birth of their son Justin, my wife  Shirley made a baby blanket for Justin and when they arrived at Latham I did a feature story about Justin being at his first PBA competition.
  Our friendship grew and while Parker was competing in another PBA event at Cheektowaga  (Thruway Lanes) near Buffalo we were invited back to their beautiful mobile home on wheels (the type that you actually drive) that was parked in back of the bowling lanes where we also had the pleasure of meeting Leslie's mother and members of the Beamish family.
  This led to us becoming friends with PBA Professional Doug Kent of Newark, NY since Leslie's sister, Chrissie Beamish Kent is married to Doug and Parker and Doug are of course brother-in-laws.....and you can see it's a small world here when you really start thinking about it.
  That led to us becoming friends of Doug's mom and dad who we frequently visited and shared good times with at PBA events.
  Now with their being no PBA events on the East Coast and Doug having officially retired from the PBA tour (he is very busy owning and running two bowling establishments in the area he lives in between Rochester and Buffalo) we just don't have the opportunities to see the Bohn's and Kent's.
  We did see and talk briefly last Fall and Shirley got a hug from Parker  as the Brunswick team put on a demonstration at Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh.
  Just some of the benefits of being a bowling columnist but we do greatly miss as do many other bowling fans the PBA events that use to take place in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Bowling Tip
 By Mike Luongo

 Bowling several strikes is a row will improve your score.
 When trying to bowl several strikes in a row you must be dedicated to being the best bowler you can be and that involves lots of practice.
  Your ball and other equipment may have to change with your skills so be prepared to evolve in any way possible.
  Being able to assess your own ball and game is also very important to becoming a better bowler.
  Bowling three strikes in a row, or a turkey, is key to maximizing your score.
  If you are a right handed bowler who often gets a four pin for a strike, on that lane next time you bowl you should adjust your position and move some to the left or chances are you will only get nine pins.
  Learning to read a ball is very important to setting yourself up to bowl strikes.
  Your ball can tell you all sorts of things about your game and the mistakes that you may be standing in the same spot expecting different results from the same shot on the same lane.
  After you have practiced enough to learn to read the ball you will change the pattern of standing in the same spot.
  Once you get the 4 pin and that gets that strike, you should move some to achieve the string of strikes that you are looking for.
  Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events Assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, email at

                                                           Local Scores 

Beechwood Lanes

Mon. Villa Roma Ladies

Tracy Puerschner 158, Diane Staves 160, Lois Erdman 168, Nicole Hubert 163.

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

Mon. Hortonville Ladies

Pat Peters 192, 212, 542, Sue Naughton 162, Kelly Gombita 172, 166, 154, Lillian Zieres 165, 171, Eleanor Glassel 163, Debbie Loughrey 180, 151, Rebecca Rhodes 178, Judy Mohn 182, 159, Heidi Bauer 191, 175, 516, Dawn Roemer 159, Mardette Wilcox 159, 198.

Wednesday Fun

Brian Brustman 190, John Kline 206, 194, Rich Thony 185, Tim
Sykes 190, Mardette Wilcox 184, 167, 177, 528, Tom Gain 180, Hopper Hubert 200, Jack Diehl 191, 212, Alby Thony 199, John Diehl 217, Doug Kautz 206, Craig Stewart 184, Roger Widmann 186, John Fischer 215, Troy Parucki 180, 199, Mike Geiger 181, 201, Kory Keesler 186, Steve Mutter 182, Tom Bisig 193.

Kiamesha Lanes

Monday Men's

Vinnie Collura had a nice 814 series off single games of 268, 267 and 279, Donnie Durland missed another 300 game with a 299 in the second game of his team's match but added a 269 for a 790 series, Josh Strang 232, 627, Pedro Agapito III a 238, 651, Mike Weiner 225, 658, Gary North 225, Dave Graham 225, 644, Juan Lopez 226, 604, Gene Smith 232, Jon Wilhelm 257, 687, Larry Whipple 226, 235, 674, Chris Parken 234, 611, Justin Lopez 265, Kyle Matthews 625, Jaryl Scott 235, 237, 652, Paul Durland 226, 616, Laresko Niifa 253, Kevin Stackhouse 237, 239, 693, Chris Marler 232, Keith Smith 227, 664, Eddie Lake 254, 665, Rick Lake 239, 228, 257, 724, Michael Scuderi 640, Frank Scuderi 231, 267, 657, Robert Feeney Sr, 237, 248, 669, Bobby Cooper 236, Jody Farquhar 236, John Hoffmann 234, 624, Russell Bivins 227, 240, 257, 724, Pete Meachum 240, 642.

Tues. Mixed Firefighters

Pedro Agapito III a 226, 651, Bob Yakin Jr. 245, Trasey Barres 192, Heather Dobell 180, Larry Whipple 230, John Hoffmann 227, Eddie Walsh 233, 255, 269, 757, Charlie Tuttle 227, Kat Cronk 180, Tom Belgiovene 227, 629, Kyle Giordano 246, 226, 680, Jon Wilhelm 239, 232, 685, Charles Blackburn 230, Mary Lee Williams 206, 201, 579, Linda Schaefer 186, Andrea Grossman 189, 523, Liz Stubits 189, 515, Dave Graham 264, 640.

Thursday Ladies

Lisa Cartwright 189, Tricia Tuttle 189, 504, Marie Jeltsch 192, 523, Loretta Van Aken 210, 184, 191, 585, Pat Gibson 503, Liz Stubits 191, Joan Lake 193, 530, Tabatha Smith 180, 217, 547.

Friday Mixed

Mary Ann Drobysh-Berens 210, 557, Esther Barber 203, 215, 548, Trasey Barres 189, 183, 510, Sarah Durland 181, 198, 552, Katie Hacker 189, Joan Lake 197, 504, Paul Berens 600, Don Durland 279, 258, 227, 764, Glenn Fraser 243, 600, Dave Graham 234, 658, Eddie Lake 235, 266, 245, 746, Ryan Lepke 632, Pete Nastasi 235, 639, Dan Ricco 250, 627, Keith Smith 247, 236, 699, Kevin Stackhouse 256, 663, James Van Aken 231, 642.

  Ed Townsend is a Public Relations Consultant to the sport of bowling and brings over 60 years of sports journalism experience in writing and compiling the information for this column. If you have league or tournament information, bowl a 300 game of 800 series or even bowl your age, let Ed know at 845-439-8177, email at, fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and Ed's photos at We are also on Facebook and Twitter.



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