Saturday, December 3, 2016


Agapito Hits 300 & 816

  Pedro Agapito III has had a hot hand lately, recording a perfect 300 game on Nov. 15 and following it up on Nov. 22 with an 816 series, both in the Kiamesha Lanes Tuesday Mixed Firefighters league.

  The 816 series saw him record singles games of 278, 249, 289 .

  The 300 game followed by a 224, 231 and a 756 series was scored on lanes 13-14 using an IQ Tour Pearl bowling ball.

  The 22-year-old  Monticello bowler has been bowling for 12 years and presently bowls in both the Tuesday Mixed Firefighters league and the Monday Men's league, both at Kiamesha Lanes.

  Pedro noted that all 12 strikes were in the pocket.
  This is his 16th 300 game and his 14th 800 series.

  In the Tuesday league he bowls on the Rock HIll Liquor Store team with team mates Kevin Stackhouse, George Dye and Tola Deylii.
  He presently maintains a 231 average for all leagues.

  Pedro is not married but is engaged to Angela Scott. They have no children.

  He is employed at the Crystal Run Village and is a DSP.  

Ed's Outlook

 Copperfield Bowl in Houston on a Thursday night during the bowling season is where you'll likely run into Sean Osbourn.
But, it was an unexpected guest appearance at the center on a Monday that yielded a record-setting performance for the 24-year-old right-hander, who became the 29th bowler to roll three consecutive 300 games for a 900 series in United States Bowling Congress-certified competition.
Osbourn bowled as a substitute in Copperfield Bowl's early league session, and then was asked to fill in for someone on the late league.
The second half of his evening started with the usual paperwork any bowler must fill out when bowling in new league for the first time, but it ended with additional paperwork he never could have expected.
"I couldn't believe it - I still can't," said Osbourn, who owned four 300 games prior to Monday. "I wasn't shaking at the end, though. I think I was in shock. It's great and crazy, and I can't believe it happened to me. I love bowling and always have, and this is something I'll never forget."
Osbourn's last 300 and 800 came at Copperfield Bowl in September, when he opened the night with 12 consecutive strikes and added games of 258 and 254 for an 812 series, the third 800 of his career.
That experience definitely helped him Monday after his perfect start, despite impossible-to-avoid thoughts of the likelihood of a poor shot or run-ending 10 pin. Neither happened, though, as Osbourn polished off the first perfect set in the Lone Star State, topping the previous mark of 899, shot by Bill Fong of Plano, Texas, in 2010.
"I'd never shot back-to-back 300s or two in the same set, so it was a little unfamiliar, but I just tried to keep it going and keep the shots online," Osbourn said. "I felt the same way at the end of the third game, too. But, I was on my good lane. I tried not to overthink it and just throw the ball."
Osbourn's 36-strike string came in the NFL Fall 2016 short-season league. The trios league kicked off its 14-week season in mid-September and is scheduled to run until Dec. 12.
"It definitely helped being in a trios league, so I didn't have to wait that long and was able to keep my mind focused," said Osbourn, who comes from a family of bowlers and has averaged as high as 230, which came during the 2013-2014 season. "Being that it was the late league and some teams had already left, there weren't that many people around. Those who were left came up to congratulate me, and 5-10 minutes later is when it really started to sink in."
Osbourn had about a week's notice concerning his substitute role in Monday's early league, in which he bowled a less eventful series in the 670s. But, the first session served as a great warm-up and gave him an idea how to attack the oil pattern, even though his record feat would take place on a different pair of lanes.
Osbourn's achievement is pending approval from USBC and would be the 30th USBC-approved 900.
The first USBC-approved 900 occurred Feb. 2, 1997 when Jeremy Sonnenfeld rolled three consecutive perfect games in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

At certain times during your bowling match slowing down the bowling ball is important.
If you find your bowling ball skidding right past the break point, you are on a lane that has more oil than normal.
The only way to compensate for this situation is to slow down your bowling ball. By slowing down your ball, your ball will have less momentum, therefore gripping earlier and hopefully on its normal break point.
So how do you slow down your bowling ball?
Just like adding more sapped to a ball, we will use our good old buddy, gravity to help. This means holding the ball lower during our approach. Depending on how much speed ou want to take off the ball, your should lower it anywhere from two inches to a foot.

Another good tip to follow here is bending a little at your knees as well.

You will also want to start your approach closer to the foul line.
These ball speed tips will really help your ball speed, but they will take a lot of practice to master.
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 him at

Local Scores

Beechwood Lanes

Mon. Villa Roma Ladies

  Diane Staves 150, 169, Diane Conroy 164, Danielle Meyer 160, Trish Ellmauer 190.

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

Mon. Hortonville Ladies

Marty Bogdanowitz 165, 163, 168, Kelly Gombita 155, 151, Lillian Zieres 181, 167, 155, 503, Chris Burr 182, Debbie Loughrey 152, Robin Luckey 155, 232, 513, Deedee Schrader 155, 154, Barbara Pingel 166, Sharon Cunningham 157, Judy Mohn 169, 152, Heidi Bauer 188, 153, Mardette Wilcox 178, 183.

Wednesday Fun

  Brian Brustman 194, 180, Rich Thony 201, Tim Sykes 191, Randy Fisher 197, Tom Gain 198, Scott McGowan 197, Bobby Glassel 187, Hopper Hubert 189, Alby Thony 215, Sami Markao 181, Doug Kautz 201, Roger Widmann 197, 225, 600, Ed Leroy 192.

Kiamesha Lanes

Monday Men's

A real nice 819 series by Donny Durland off single games of 297, 279, 243....he carries a 243 average in this league, Jason Jones Jr. 234, 255, 685, Michael Travis 603, Dan VanAken 225, 620, Pedro Agapito III a 246, 248, 716, Mike Mulligan 233, 620, Dan Ricco 253, 673, Mike Weiner 639, Ryan Lapke 248, 604, Dave Graham 247, 244, 279, 770, Charlie Tuttle 236, 636, Tom Belgiovene 267, 632, Jon Wilhelm 267, 237, 237, 741, Vincent DeGraw 245, 621, Chris Parken 227, Justin Lopez 236, 626, Kyle Matthews 277, 227, 678, Jaryl Scott 225, 246, 662, Vinny Collura 236, 257, 717, Kevin Stackhouse 225, 237, 673, Keith  Smith 244, 229, 686, Eddie Lake 227, 225, 657, Rick Lake 637, Ryan Feeney 257, Robert Feeney Sr. 618, Jody Farquhar 236, 649, John Hoffmann 609.

Tues. Mixed Firefighters

  Kevin Stackhouse 226, 287, 726, Bob Yakin Jr. 243, 603, Trasey Barres 180, Larry Whipple 226, 631, Carena Collura 500, Dale Sonnenschein 236, 226, 667, Karen Martin 192, Kat Cronk 185, Tom Belgiovene 256, 653, Kyle Giordano 233, 259, 688, Jon Wilhelm 269, 227, 717, John Hoffmann 280, 711, Jody Farquhar 246, 616, Christie Graham 182, 504, Mary Lee Williams 183, 520, Linda Schaefer 183, Joan Lake 184, 192, 514, Keith Smith 227, 237, 676, David Graham 233, 236, 678.

Friday Mixed

Trasey Barres 214, 230, 204, 648, Cathy Carpenter 181, Angie Desmond 203, 227, 599, Paul Berens 245, 604, Donnie Durland 241, 651, Glenn Fraser 226, Eddie Lake 247, 265, 244, 756, Ryan Lepke 231, 279, 237, 747, Christopher Meyer 227, Dan Ricco 243, Bill Schubert 604, Keith  Smith 611, Kevin Stackhouse 246, 661, James VanAken 236, 233, 651.

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 or 800 series or even bowl your age, call Ed at 845-439-8177, email at or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and Ed's photos at We are also on Facebook and Twitter. 

Kiamesha Lanes Tuesday Mixed Firefighters Vice President Shane Cunningham, right, presents the USBC 300 game certificate to Pedro Agapito III.

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