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, 2018-09-29 21:15:00

What goes around comes around.

Zachary Souza, 16, of New Bedford, is following in his dad’s footsteps.

His father, Ryan Souza, bowled his first 300 game when he was 16, in the Junior Program at Wonder Bowl. A few weeks ago, Zachary bowled his first 300 game in the A.M. Junior Program at Wonder Bowl.

“My father met my mother (Brandi) in the Junior Program,” he said. “They still bowl together.”

A couple of weeks ago, with his Motiv Jackal Rising bowling ball, the younger Souza started warmups prior to league play “throwing the ball good.”

“The ball was hitting the pocket nice, so I kept throwing the ball the same way and kept getting strikes,” he said.

The right-handed bowler started league play the same way that he finished warmups — with a strike and kept striking. When he got to the ninth frame, he thought maybe he’d have a chance at a 300 game.

He struck in the ninth.

“I tried to stay calm going into the 10th,” Souza said. “I got the first two (strikes) then went up for the third and final shot. Everything was good, I let the ball go and waited for it to hit the pins.”

He watched all 10 pins fall.

“What a relief to get a 300 game,” he said. “I was very happy.”

It was, however, very difficult to come down from the high and start the second game.

“I didn’t calm down until the end of the game,” he said. “I managed to pull out a 183.”

He started the third game with a strike and kept throwing strikes up to the ninth frame before running out of gas in the 10th frame when he left the 10-pin and failed to pick it up for the spare.

With a 276 in the that game, he totaled a career-high 761 series for the outing.

Souza’s previous high game was a 279 game and his previous high series was a 712. He bowled both midway through the season last year.

His average now in the A.M. Junior Program is a career-high 202.

Besides the A.M. Junior Program, he also bowls the Junior Classic League at Wonder Bowl. His average in that league is 167.

“The league bowls on different Sport Shot patterns each week,” Souza said. “The league is designed to make us work for our scores and to help us get ready for more difficult oiling patterns that we will face while bowling Junior Gold and other tournaments. I really like the format in that league.”

He also is bowling this year, for the second year, the Southeastern Massachusetts Travel League.

“I like that league, too,” he said. “I like moving around to different houses. It’s better than bowling at the same house all the time.”

He ended last season with a 183 average in that league.

This year’s plans include qualifying for the National Junior Gold and traveling to Detroit next summer for the finals.

A junior at Greater New Bedford Regional Technical High School taking automotive shop, his college plans are undecided.

“I plan to stay bowling in the Junior Program until I age out at 20,” he said.

His weekly goals are modest. He just wants to do the best he can every time he bowls.

“Bob Lanouette (Junior Program director) told me that he expects me to bowl a 900 series before I leave the program,” Souza said.

Upcoming events

A NEBA Turbo Driven to Bowl Doubles Tournament is today at East Providence Lanes. For more information visit, www.BowlNEBA.com.

The annual Southeastern Massachusetts USBC Awards Banquet is October 13 at Fall River Country Club, 4232 North Main Street, Fall River. Social hour is at 6 a.m. followed by dinner. The awards presentation is after dinner. Tickets are $38 and may be obtained by contacting Stephanie Millward at 508-730-7715. If you had bowled an honor score during the 2017-18 season, you will be getting an award and are encouraged to attend.

The Massachusetts State USBC Youth Committee’s 36th annual Singles Tournament is November 4 at 10 a.m. at AMF Auburn Ten Pin. The tournament is open to all certified bowlers in the state who have not reached their 20th birthday by August 1, 2018. Entry fee is $26 per bowler. Entries close on October 17. Entry forms are available at all area tenpin centers.

The 2018 Massachusetts State Senior Tournament is October 27-28 at AMF Auburn Ten Pin. This is a six-game handicap (100 percent of 240) tournament bowled over two squads and is open to all certified bowlers 50 years of age and older. There is an open and women’s division. Entry fee is $40 per bowler. Mail-in entries close on October 20. Walk-ins will be accepted based on lane availability. Entry forms are available at all area tenpin centers.

An AXS Singles Event #3 is October 7 at 11 a.m. at Alley Katz Bowling Center in Westerly, R.I. For more information, call the lanes at 401-596-7474.

Highlights

Noah Carroll, in the Westport Trios League at Holiday Lanes in Westport, bowled a 300 game on September 17. In the same league, on the same night, Shane Lavoie also bowled a 300 game.

Donie Corneau won an Eagle in the fifth annual R.I. USBC Master’s Event at East Providence on September 23.

Scott Correia, in the Friday Night Fun Mixed League at Holiday Lanes in Westport, bowled a 300 game on September 14.

Senior scores

AMF Somerset Lanes

John Grove Mixed Seniors (Sept. 19): Diane Letourneau, 200; Jerry Butterfield, 200; George Roy, 202; Frank Kall, 214; John Zeb, 246, 224/658; Kelly Van Hees, 252, 204/649.

John Grobe Mixed Seniors (Sept. 26): Jerry Butterfield, 201; John Zeb, 205; Jay Pereira, 213; Ron Nadeau, 215; Kelly Van Hees, 209, 226.

Wonder Bowl

NFL Seniors: Peder Sivertsen, 240, 224, 215/688; Bob Thibeault, 245, 203/646; John Oliveira, 244, 225/646; Dave Flint, 243, 234, 221/698; Karl Thompsen, 241, 212, 211/664; John Zeb, 239, 201/616; Ernie Bourque, 234; Wayne Venancio, 233/614; Norman Mendes, 227; Steve Sirop, 222, 213; Steve Riccardi, 213; Steve Millette, 210, 202/607; James Stuart, 204; Roger Desrosiers, 202; Conrad Thibeault, 200; Ed Pendleton, 200.

Wednesday Senior Mixed: Bob Thibeault, 229; Richard Beaulieu, 200; Donald Rowell Sr., 200.

Friday Senior Mixed Tournament (Sept 21): 1st, Ed Pendleton, 702; 2nd, Erma Dewhurst, 677; 3rd, Len Bithell, 664; 4th, Dave Flint, 633; high woman out of the money, Dolores Henry, 632.

Other scores

DUDEK’S, WARREN, R.I.

Jolly Rollers, formerly of Bowlmor Lanes in Mattapoisett: Sandy Tillet, 101; John McNamara, 118, 115/333; Danny Bertoldo, 90, 96, 92/278; Terry Lawless, 89, 87; Russ Hotte, 117, 124/340; Moe Goudreau, 117; Bernadette Silva, 104; Ed Kaeterle, 115; John Ross, 111; Henry Hartley, 112.

AMF SOMERSET LANES

B.A.R. Tuesday Mixers (Sept. 4): Steve Francoeur, 235/657; Brian Johnson, 266; Tony Pavao, 236; Claudio Raposo, 244; John Schroeder, 233.

B.A.R. Tuesday Mixers (Sept. 11): Steve Francoeur, 246; Craig Souza, 206, 211, 245/662; Matt Springer, 214, 237, 220.

Cordeiro Insurance (Sept. 3): Paul Amaral, 238; Ed Camara, 278, 225/716; Jason Forcier, 268; Jeff Sanson, 242/655; Jeff Ward, 227; Ken Ward, 225.

Cordeiro Insurance (Sept. 10): Paul Amaral, 223, 234, 224/681; Lee Fontaine, 268; Jason Forcier, 229, 225; Brian Frederick, 256; Mike McAndrews, 247; Justin Ouellette, 268, 251/720; Al Proulx, 206, 234; Jeff Sanson, 244; Jeff Ward, 225; Ken Ward, 232/669.

Guys & Dolls (Sept. 10): Joe DaCunha, 225; Brady Jones, 237; Cory Lima, 236; Tyler Lima, 279, 257/757; Frank Martin, 223, 226; John Zak, 236.

Mixed Drinks (Sept. 13): Corey Bernardo, 231; Rick Manuels, 256; Mike Soares, 247, 226, 214/687.

MLB League (Sept. 11): Jesse Berner, 231; Kyle Rebello, 267; Brian Soares, 241.

Monday Night Mixers (Sept. 3): Ethan Bento, 229, 231; Tiffany Henderson, 211/539; Jess Lowe, 222; Antonio Mayberry, 225; Kelly Van Hees, 256.

Monday Night Mixers (Sept. 10): Jason Caffrey, 222, 234; Diane Letourneau, 205, 217/578; Dick Martin, 231; Antonio Mayberry, 230, 233/668; Sharon Schiller, 203/513; Jason Sleczkowski, 226.

Pin Breakers (Sept. 14): Steve Barboza, 231; Bob Costa, 225, 244; Josh Martel, 245, 244/651; Frank Martin, 234; Pete Mullen, 234, 231, 237/702; Al Proulx, 226; Bob Rioux, 279/679; Tyson Roderick, 229/656; Joe Santos III, 257, 237/717; Rick Svobota, 265, 223, 210/698.

St. Bernard’s League (Sept. 7): Ed Camara, 235, Rita Dupre, 214/551.

Sharkey’s Pepsi Fun League (Sept. 13): Gary Babcock, 244; John Miller Jr., 244; Jay Teixeira, 226.

Wednesday Night Fun (Aug. 29): Diane Letourneau, 200/523; Tony Medeiros Jr., 255, 256/714; Amy Robinson, 234.

Wednesday Night Fun (Sept. 5): Jeff Costa, 225; Antonio Mayberry, 236/651; Karen McMahon, 222/582; Tony Medeiros, 225; Dick Millward, 236, 247/696; Steph Millward, 236, 237/664; George Ponte, 255; Amy Robinson, 268, 226, 226/720; Janice Silva, 200.

Wednesday Night Fun (Sept. 12): John Farerra, 204, 232, 211/647; Karen McMahon, 203; Dick Millward, 279, 243/729; Steph Millward, 225, 222/649; Amy Robinson, 244/673.

HOLIDAY LANES, WESTPORT

Friday Morning Goodtimers: Marc Fournier, 257, 203, 247/707; Steve Raymond, 212, 204; John Camara, 206; Bill Mailloux, 203; John Zeb, 256.

Friday Night Fun Mixed League (Sept. 7:) Joan Souza, 509; Scott Correia, 227, 222/656.

Friday Night Fun Mixed League (Sept. 14): Scotty Gonsalves, 207, 202.

Westport Trios: Clem Amaral, 258/716; Keith Baptiste, 265/663; Joseph Barboza, 259; Shane Baptista, 246; Michael Berube, 245/651; Robert Cabral, 258/673; John Camara, 245, 233, 256/734; Josh Claudio, 239; Justin DeSouto, 234, 238/672; Carl Desrochers, 259/660; Alan Dewar, 268; Christopher Dos Santos, 231; Ronald Faria, 223, 233/673; James Ferguson, 268, 268/760; Dale Frederick, 257/660; Tony Furtado, 265; Tim Healy, 257/744; Ryan Hoesterey, 257; Richard Jackson, 238; Amanda LaBossiere, 234; Bruce Lipson, 235, 243/660; Charlie McConnell, 258, 246/717; Stephanie Millward, 257, 246/729; Todd Nery, 210, 201; Jonathan Norton, 243/700; Andrew Oliveira, 238, 234/675; Steve Oliveira, 247, 235/706; Benjamin Palmer, 205; Robert Przewozeny, 237, 245/691; Sean Richard, 245, 266/712; Amy Robinson, 257/661; David Saucier, 256/723; Jayme Silva Jr., 279, 258/780; Michael Silva, 267/727; Edward Souza, 244; TJ Souza, 269; Gregory Watson, 277; Joshua Wunschel, 256.

WONDER BOWL

Braiden’s Buddies: Jessica Anderson, 238, 247/690; Josh Clauio, 246, 255/722; Daniel Correia, 206; Josh Duarte, 211, 201; Justin Gillon, 216; Robert LaBossiere, 267, 290, 236/793; Derek Lailberte, 235; Tommy Machado, 277, 239, 256/772; Justin Medeiros, 205; Norman Mendes Sr., 227; John Oliveira, 223; Megan Rich, 213/590; Glenn Rodrigues, 201; Jayme Silva Jr., 277, 242, 231/750; Jody Souza, 217; Nathan St. Don, 236; Cortney Standish, 236/539; Wayne Tomczewski, 219.

Center League: Clem Amaral, 248; Erik Beaudoin, 263; Roger Berche, 252/662; Ryan Conterno, 247, 279/762; Michael DeCrosta, 235, 216; Eric Dobson, 268; Robert Faria, 257, 248/659; Frank Figueira, 211; Alan Fisher, 228, 247, 258/733; Chris Hixenbaugh, 203; Todd Letourneau, 221; Paul Marchessault, 222; Steve Millette, 223; Emanuel Morales, 242, 221; Andrew Oliveira, 254/705; Jeffrey Palmer, 248; Matt Rayner, 258; John Rusin, 243; David Saucier, 244; Peder Sivertsen, 278/689; Nathan St. Don, 257, Pete Szymanski, 220; Brian Whalley, 244; James White, 223.

Early Birds Junior League: Landon Patricio, 165; Kaylie Spink, 106; Michael Vardo, 181/502.

Hit or Miss: Karen Allerdt, 539; Blake Brewer, 221, 224; Brent Brewer. 200; Murielle Carvalho, 202/508; Jared Correia, 204; Matthew Franco, 203; Dylan Hernandez, 225, 209; Melissa LeBlanc, 203/558; Kelly Luiz, 520; Ronald Maciel, 238; Phillip McAlpine, 263; Eric Morin, 200; Shawn Prescott, 21; Shane Ramos, 206; Ryan Sanchez, 241, 279/745; Jayme Silva Jr., 256, 266/756; Jon Simmons, 224; William Sousa, 206, 205; Stephen Souza, 222; Marybeth Spindola, 540; Derek Taylor, 257.

Junior A.M. Program: juniors/seniors: Ross Backstrom, 151; Maxwell Berche, 210; Jody Donnelly Jr., 207; Brian Edwards, 120; Madisyn Leavitt, 235/556; Christian Letourneau, 192, 197/558; Quinn Milligan, 171; David Napier, 249; Kobe Souza, 209; Zachary Souza, 260, 236/672; Avery Sylvia, 214/533.

Junior Classic League: Madisyn Leavitt, 200; Kobe Souza, 200.

Monday Mixed: Eric Avila, 225; Matthew Borden, 245; Paul Boudreau, 227; Thomas Boudreau, 237; Debra Camara, 529; Jonathan Davies, 202, 204; Bob Eldridge, 245; Ryan Massoud, 235, 223.

New Bedford Educators: Patrice, 502; Roger, 212; Theri, 531.

Pioneers: Nick Athaide, 213; Dan Avila, 204, 213, 216/633; Dave Crovello, 233; Alan Fisher, 244; Robert Martin, 206; Marc Rego, 202; Jameson Sabourin, 202; Mike Sullivan, 200.

Splice Girls Mixed: Blake Brewer, 266, 200; Tyler Fontes, 244, 205; Jeff Cardoza, 235; Mike Copeland, 232, 216; Timothy Casey, 223, 204; Donald McMillan, 223; Brent Brewer, 222; Bobby Rebello, 221; Willy Dupuis, 218; Michael Sargent, 218; Jody Souza, 215; Tony Medeiros Jr., 215; Dave Flint, 214; Shane Ramos, 210, 200; John Frerreira, 203; Michele Silva, 204.

Sunday Goodtimers: Dan Amarante, 237; Roger Berche, 257/663; Brian Botelho, 229; Candice Botelho, 246/560; Tim Casey, 217, 221; Mark Collins, 214, 206; Ray Colvin, 211; Jennifer Dion, 203, 203/562; Dave Hebert, 242; Nikki Ingham, 215/550; Haskell Kennedy, 220; John Maciel, 205; Mike Maciel, 236/659; Ozzie Oswald, 237; Peter Pelletier, 219; Ronald Ptaszenski, 228; Rodney Rapoza, 209, 204, 213/626; Barry Szczupak, 263; Joe Szczupak, 211, 242; Helena Vieira, 513.

Sundowners: Daniel Burns, 211; Cory Henriques, 224, 205, 205/634; George Henriques, 230; Karen Henriques, 542; William Holland, 245; Gayle Koczera, 204; Steven Pike, 214, 210; Karl Thompsen, 233, 226/663; Bill Walsh, 216, 223.

Teddy Bears: Cory Caban, 214; Stephanie Costa, 109; Zach DePina, 222; Steve Gauthier, 148; Glenn Lagasse, 190, 192/558; Paula Reis, 130; Kareem Thompson, 193/532.

Thursday Nite Strikers: Philip Berube, 256, 232/696; Brandon Campeau, 212; Jeremy Dansereau, 200; John Girouard, 266/652; Joshua Millerick, 225; Nate Pavao, 200; Josh Plante, 243; Michael Rainha, 245; Marc Salvail, 215.

Tuesday Nite Mixed: Brian Alves, 237, 257, 264/758; Keith Bretton, 227/616; Brian Carvalho, 227; Ray Colvin, 200; Matt DeMello, 244, 211/634; Mike Gendrin, 214, 224/620; Mike Lake, 222; Rob LeBlanc, 200, 221, 213/634; Kristine Lizotte, 202; Curtis Moreira, 253, 235/657; Ozzie Oswald, 216; Dwayne Pittsley, 202; Mark Schmidt, 215; Tim Sousa II, 222; Tim Sousa, 215; Ryan Souza, 264, 235/692; Mike Turek, 206, 201; Bernie Williams, 205.

Twilight League: Joshua Anderson, 234/658; Shawn Boyd, 269, 279/720; Joey Cabral, 253, 258/702; Eric Camara, 257; Shawn Childs, 246; Michael Copeland, 245; Josh Corum, 269, 256/712; Nick Dean, 246/682; Eric Dobson III, 227; Brian Egan, 266/675; Robert Faria, 244; Derek Hamm, 265; Nicholas Jenkins, 247; Louis LeBlanc, 256; Louis Lemmertz, 244; Tommy Machado, 269; Cade Maciel, 258/684; Paul Marchessault, 276/676; Charlie McConnell, 232; Andrew Oliveira, 245; David Saulnier, 227, 229; Michael Sedoma, 236; Jayme Silva Jr., 268, 246/725; Peder Sivertsen, 224, 267/662; Dale Snow, 214; Dean Snow, 269/693; Edward Souza, 256; Nathan St. Don, 278, 233/702; Sean Sweeney, 257, 257/719; Cole Szczupak, 234, 227; Robert Thibeault, 214; Robert Travers Jr., 233; Jason Venancio, 222; Joshua Wunschel, 268/708.

Vicki Prevost covers bowling for The Standard-Times. She can be reached at jefgor24@comcast.net

 

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