The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 7, 2011

Four inducted into Joplin bowling hall of fame


From staff reports

— Two men and two women joined the Greater Joplin USBC Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Induction ceremonies for John Richey, Windell Woolsey, Bev Cochran and Linda Bailey were held during the association’s annual banquet at the Joplin Elk’s Lodge.

Richey grew up in a bowling family in Webb City and competed in youth leagues until age 12 when he stopped to play baseball. Seven years later he returned to bowling, and he’s recorded averages for 25 consecutive years.

After a 167 average in his first year back in 1984-85, his average climbed into the 190s by 1990, and he posted nine consecutive averages of 200 from 2004-2010, the highest a 215.

Woolsey’s bowling career began 44 years ago when his employer W.R. Grace and Co. formed a six-team winter and summer league. He bowled in one league for 26 years and in two leagues the last 18 years, and he’s a 12-month bowler.

Driving from first Sarcoxie and then Carthage, Woolsey’s attendance was almost perfect. In 50 winter leagues, he’s had perfect attendance 39 times, and he missed one week five times. He bowled a 299 in the city tournament, and from 1995-96 through this season, he’s averaged at least 190, with a high average of 213.

His bowling family includes nine men who are brothers, sons, grandsons and cousins. Five of them, including Windell, have won the city tournament, and he becomes the third in the group to enter the Hall of Fame.

Cochran received the women’s Hall of Fame Outstanding Service Award. She’s been a major fund raiser for the Bowl for the Cure, and she’s raised hundreds of dollars for Cerebral Palsy and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Cochran began bowling at age 16 and has bowled in many city, state and local tournaments. She’s averaged at least 161 during the last 10 years with the highest a 174, and she’s a frequent member on the local senior “Dream Teams.”

Bailey is this year’s recipient of the Joplin Women’s Hall of Fame Superior Performance Award.

She’s bowled for almost 40 years, including local, state and national tournaments. Her high game is 279, and her 706 series in 1993 was believed to have been the fourth in Joplin at that time.

Kenny Phillips and Quincy Dutton, two youths from Carl Junction, received $500 scholarships from the association that can be used for college expenses.

Phillips, son of Kenny and Lisa Phillips, is a junior at Carl Junction High School and carries a 3.6 grade point average. He finished the bowling season with a 204 average with a high game of 289 and high series of 750.

Dutton, the daughter of Bill and Carol Dutton, is a freshman at CJHS and has a 3.5 GPA. She averaged 181 during the 2010-11 bowling season with a high game of 267 and high series of 625.

The program also recognized the “Dream Teams” from each house, winners from the open, women’s and youth city tournaments and  the high games and series from the 2010 summer leagues and 2010-11 winter leagues.

Thirty 300 games were bowled by 22 bowlers, including three by Jonathan White in a span of less than two months and two apiece by Heidi Burggraf, Jeremy Clark, Bill Dutton, Timothy Lightle, Dale Martin and Larry Oxendine. Clark’s two 300s came in consecutive games last Oct. 19.

In addition, 15 bowlers fell one pin short of a perfect game, and 13 more shot 298s, including two by Shaun Horner on Dec. 30.

Eight men registered 800 series, led by Michael Beeson’s 837. Beeson and Larry Oxendine each had two 800s.

Eight women posted 700 series, paced by Tammy Little’s 747. Carol Dutton fired three 700s, and Heather Coffman had two.

Betty Labagan and David Brisco were named local directors of the year, and Terry and Lisa Meyer received the President’s Award, given to non-bowlers who assist the bowling association.





Greater Joplin USBC

Dream Teams

Bowl East

Men—Jeremy Clark 235.7 average, Shawn Beeson 230.0, Johnny Vickers 225.7, Jeremy Moffatt 226.20, Larry Oxendine 223.5.

Women—Heather Coffman 211.6, Candy Brown 206.0, Teri Lankford 202.5, Renee Lisle, 199.2, Carol Dutton 197.6.

Seniors—Dale Bailey 215.9, Jim Chesser 211.9, Linda Bailey 183.1, Nancy Bell 174.0.

Juniors—Tyler Meyer 203.0, Tadd Nichols 201.0, Darrell Brisco 200.9, Katie Phillips 171.2, Stacia Baker 164.1.



Fourth Street Bowl

Men—Larry Oxendine 223.6, Dale Martin 222.0, Karl Bruckmeier 220.0, Bryan Cox 219.9, Don Ruddick 219.2.

Women—Carol Dutton 206.9, Lori Anderson 198.2, Heidi Burggraf 190.7, Renee Lisle 185.1, Candy Brown 184.5.

Seniors—Duane Beckham 183.9, Bill Byrd 180.0, Bev Zerkel 176.0, Shirley Osborn 174.5.

Juniors—Kenny Phillips 204.3, Tyler Meyer 202.0, Zach Fort 193.3, Quincy Dutton 181.5, Shayla Dutton 166.9.



Route 66 Bowl

Men—Johnny Vickers 209, Randy Beaver 190, Fred Warden Sr. 184, James Bond 181, Gary Gartner 177.

Women—Julie Vickers 202, Janie Walkenshaw 186, Linda Randall 186, Amanda Wammack 171, Geneva Grubbs 161.



Pineville Bowling Center

Men—C.L. King, Mike Pagle, Tony Harvey, Bo Bonne. All averaged over 200.



2010-11 High Games, Series

300 Games

Duane Beckham, Dec. 8, 2010

Michael Beeson, Aug. 31, 2010

Zevin Betts, Jan. 9, 2011

Chad Browning, July 14, 2010

Heidi Burggraf, Aug. 29, 2010; Dec. 12, 2010

Mark Burkenbine, Oct. 5, 2010

Jeremy Clark, Oct. 19, 2010 (twice)

Bill Dickens, Oct. 21, 2010

Bill Dutton, May 3, 2010; March 28, 2011

Tom Hempen, March 15, 2011

Timothy Lightle, Jan. 11, 2011; Feb. 24, 2011

Tammy Little, April 14, 2011

Dennis Lowe, Aug. 17, 2010

Dale Martin, Sept. 9, 2010; April 1, 2011

Tyler Meyer, Jan. 21, 2011

William Murphy, Sept. 23, 2011

Larry Oxendine, Oct. 24, 2010; Dec. 28, 2010

Kenny Snow, March 10, 2011

Denese Stephens, Nov. 14, 2010

Devin Tanner, Feb. 23, 2011

Brian Wecker, Nov. 16, 2010

Jonathan White, Oct. 24, 2010; Nov. 8, 2010; Jan. 2, 2011.



11 Strikes in a Row

299—Joey Alexander, Dec. 7, 2010; Michael Beeson, Oct. 19, 2010; David Brisco, Feb. 9, 2011; Michael Bullette, Jan. 11, 2011; Jeremy Clark, Nov. 30, 2010; Bill Dutton, Feb. 20, 2011; William Gibson, Feb. 20, 2011; Les Higdon, Jan. 11, 2011; Chuck Horner, Oct. 23, 2010; Carl Houck, Feb. 1, 2011; Dale Martin, Sept. 30, 2010; William Poole, April 12, 2011; Jesse Sauter, Sept. 28, 2010; Chris Slates, Jan. 3, 2011; Robert Thompson, April 21, 2011.

298—Michael Beeson, Dec. 21, 2010; Chris Bieker, Feb. 16, 2011; David Brisco, March 9, 2011; Heidi Burggraf, Dec. 16, 2010; William Fleming, Nov. 16, 2010; William Gibson, Feb. 17, 2011; Chuck Horner, Sept. 7, 2010; Shaun Horner, Dec. 30, 2010 (twice); Craig Periman, Sept. 2, 2010; John Richey, Jan. 11, 2011; Thomas Schaub, Oct. 12, 2010; Jim Vanslyke, Nov. 2, 2010.

297—Randy Beaver, June 3, 2010; Dale Martin, Dec. 6, 2010; Donald Middaugh, May 10, 2010.

296—Bill Dickens, Nov. 14, 2010.

290—Matthew Alexander, April 12, 2011; Terry Barrett, April 7, 2011; Zevin Betts, Nov. 4, 2010; Candy Brown, Jan. 14, 2011; Jeremy Clark, March 15, 2011; Art Lara, Nov. 23, 2010; Timothy Lightle, Nov. 23, 2010; Brian Moorhead, March 29, 2011; Randy Nichols, Sept. 14, 2010; James Noland, Feb. 22, 2011; Harry Parrish, Oct. 5, 2010; John Richey, Jan. 26, 2011; Johnny Vickers, Nov. 23, 2010.

279—James Kohler, Sept. 23, 2010.

278—William Gibson, Feb. 26, 2011; Linda Randall, July 21, 2010.



Men’s 800 Series

837—Michael Beeson, Nov. 23, 2010.

836—Jeremy Clark, Oct. 19, 2010.

825—Michael Beeson, Nov. 26, 2010.

813—William Gibson, Feb. 17, 2011; Dale Bailey, state tournament in March 2011; Chuck Horner, March 2011.

812—Brenton Cox, Jan. 20, 2011.

804—David Brisco, Feb. 9, 2011; Larry Oxendine, Jan. 20, 2011.

803—Zevin Betts, Jan. 9, 2011; Larry Oxendine, Oct. 24, 2010.

802—William Nelson, April 22, 2011.



Women’s 700 Series

747—Tammy Little, Sept. 23, 2010.

733—Carol Dutton, Jan. 17, 2011.

729—Heather Coffman, Dec. 16, 2010.

726—Lori Anderson, Feb. 27, 2011.

720—Carol Dutton, Dec. 13, 2010; Shawna Giddens, April 7, 2011.

718—Candy Brown, Feb. 10, 2011.

713—Carol Dutton, Sept. 9, 2010.

711—Heather Coffman, Sept. 17, 2010.

704—Teri Lankford, Dec. 2, 2010.

702—Denese Stephens, Nov. 14, 2010.



City Tournament Winners

(All Scores With Handicap Unless Noted)

Open Tournament

Singles—William Gibson 803.

Doubles—Jeremy Clark-Ted Barbee 1,524.

Team—Oh ---- (Denese Stephens, Terri Brisco, Heidi Burggraf, Shawna Giddens, Lori Anderson), 3,657.

All-events scratch—Jeremy Clark 2,175.

All-events—Michael Bullette, William Gibson 2,218.



Women’s Tournament

Singles—Sandy Onstot 681.

Doubles—Lynn Livingston-Amanda Wammack 1,390.

Team—Route 66 2 (Julie Barnard, Lora Richardson, Lynn Livingston, Janesse Vickers, Amanda Wammack) 3,157.

All-events scratch—Julie Vickers 1,591.

All-events—Lynn Livingston 2,002.



Youth Tournament

Singles 0-99—Anna Morse 656.

Singles 100-149—Bryan Hembrough 700.

Singles 150-194—Christopher Nichols 635.

Singles 195-up—Kenny Phillips 750.

Doubles 0-199—Bailey Nichols-Bradlee Nowman 1,290.

Doubles 200-299—Madison Cornwell-Megan Cornwell 1,475.

Doubles 300-399—Katie Phillips-Kenny Phillips 1,293.

Doubles 400-up—Kenny Phillips-Tyler Meyer, Darrell Brisco-Tyler Meyer 1,310.

All-events 0-99—Bailey Nichols 1,324.

All-events 100-149—Megan Cornwell 1,412.

All-events 150-194—Christopher Nichols 1,287.

All-events 195-up—Kenny Phillips 1,305.