Donna Cummings, Kim Halseth and David Halseth were inducted into the city bowling hall of fame Sunday at the second annual Topeka... Read more
Four defending champions and five runners-up are expected to headline the field for the annual Topeka Top Ten bowling tournament Saturday at... Read more
With all due respect to “beer and pizza league” bowlers, Gene Kahle was happy to be competing in a USBC sanctioned league... Read more
Corey Anglemyer’s perfect game highlighted a city bowling week that produced only three top-10-ranked honor roll scores.
One of Kevin Andes duties as assistant general manager at West Ridge Lanes is to compile a weekly list of the center’s... Read more
Cracking the top 10 on the city bowling honor roll can be tough late in the season, but Barb Tidwell has made... Read more
Barb Tidwell was back in the groove last week.
Barb Tidwell knows age isn’t kind to athletes, including bowlers, so she exercises regularly in part to continue bowling.... Read more
A new bowling ball contains a bit of mystery mixed with promise, and Ashton Bigger was about to find out which characteristic... Read more
Three city bowlers, including West Ridge Lanes co-owner Gerry Keslar, joined the 2016-17 men’s 300 club last week.
After a slow start to February, city bowlers — led by Jesse Best — exploded to produce 13 top-10-ranked honor roll scores... Read more
Michelle Springer strengthened her hold on the 2016-17 women’s honor roll while sharing the city bowling spotlight with Kirby Cain last week.... Read more
Consistency proved the key to success last week for Tom Johnson Jr., who shot 257-258-258 – 773 on Thursday in the Rattlers... Read more
Michelle Springer used a strong start to claim two spots on the city bowling season honor roll last week at West Ridge... Read more
When Geoff Poston isn’t busy putting together the new bowling program at Ottawa University or wrapping up an eight-year stint as coach... Read more
Rachel Gooldy claimed her second top-10 ranking this season, while Steve Harrison earned his first to share the city bowling spotlight last... Read more
What’s the best way to beat the distraction of the holidays for a city bowler? Beat them to the punch, which is... Read more
Mike Breitkreutz and Britni Thoman struck early last week to share the city bowling spotlight in a week in which honor roll... Read more
Neither Allen Payne nor Michelle Springer had much competition en route to sharing the city bowling spotlight last week.
Geoff Poston moved into sixth place on the season honor roll to highlight last week’s city bowling action.
Thanksgiving week took a toll on city bowler scores, with only a handful of honor roll marks recorded, including Russ Wilson’s perfect... Read more
Kathy Bredahl used a big finish to post the only top-10 score on the city bowling open league honor roll last week.... Read more
Just when it looked like Ron Bahr would walk out of West Ridge Lanes with another 800 series last Wednesday night, his... Read more
City bowlers enjoyed a post-Halloween surge last week, with five open-league players producing seven top-10-ranked scores on the season honor roll.... Read more
Dan Hollon and Michelle Springer each claimed a pair of spots on the season honor roll to highlight last week’s city bowling... Read more
Jerry Gentry Jr. grabbed the season lead on the men’s series honor roll, while Zac Wenrich notched a rare perfect game feat... Read more
A trio of familiar standouts — Kyle Turner, Rachel Barber and Chelsie Bahr — plus two additional 300 shooters dominated the city... Read more
No doubt about it, having an opportunity to bowl a perfect game can rattle a person’s nerves.
Chris Gordon knows the feeling.
“I’d... Read more
If there was an award for bowler of the half decade in Topeka, it likely would have gone to Jason Crouch for... Read more
Kyle Turner strung together games of 249, 259 and 279 for a 787 series last Saturday night in the Northern Lights League... Read more
Michelle Springer used a 299 game as a springboard to a 771 series, and Chelsie Bahr tossed a perfect game to highlight... Read more
Al Dorsey tossed the city’s first perfect game of the 2016-17 league season, while Russ Wilson and Aaron Burniston made runs at... Read more
Earlier this month, and quite to his surprise, Allen Payne collected his fourth Topeka USBC Bowling Association Bowler of the Year award... Read more
After years of showcasing the best men and women bowlers in Topeka based on their composite averages from the preceding league season,... Read more
Late-season outings by Allen Payne, Chelsie Bahr and Josh Cowen yielded a trio of honor roll scores as the 2015-16 league bowling... Read more
City bowling record-holder Kyle Turner made the most of a late-season outing over the weekend at West Ridge Lanes to tie Ron... Read more
Perfect games were popping up like tulips last week for city bowlers, who produced no fewer than four 300s — including the... Read more
Brandon Benoit is climbing the 800 series ladder slowly. Very slowly.
Benoit broke into the 800 ranks with an 801 series in January... Read more
A perfect finish by Jerry Gentry Jr. produced a top-five series and cut short Matt Phelps’ stay in the top 10 of... Read more
Steve Harrison may have had the top score, but Rachel Barber, Barb Tidwell and Whitney Prockish made the biggest moves on the... Read more
While Kyle Turner posted the top series, a trio of games had major impact on the city bowling season honor roll last... Read more
Beginning Monday and continuing throughout next week, members of the city men’s and women’s bowling associations will be selling raffle tickets to... Read more
While the results are unofficial, David Halseth appears to have been the big winner in the Topeka USBC Bowling Association City Tournament.
Halseth... Read more
You could say that Troy Cross and Ashton Bigger took the city bowling scene by Storm last week.
And, yes, that’s Storm with... Read more
Led by the trio of Allen Payne, Bob Benoit and Craig Trapp, the five-man Bad Boyz Bail Bonds team averaged 240.4 per... Read more
Neither age nor surgery to repair a bowler’s elbow have diminished Ron Bahr’s love for his favorite sport.
He’s still the same affable,... Read more
Brian Granger joined the men’s 300 club, while Rick Schauff claimed another spot in the senior men’s series top 10 to highlight... Read more
Brandon Clausing joined the men’s 300 club while producing one of only two top-10-ranked scores by city bowlers last week.
Clausing posted the... Read more
The last thing on Tony Nelson’s mind a week ago Wednesday night was how well he was going to bowl in the... Read more
There was plenty for city bowlers to celebrate during the two-week holiday stretch, with Craig Trapp, Michelle Springer, Angie Ross, Neil Grame... Read more
The Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour will expand from 11 to 14 tournaments in 2016, but it won’t be returning to Topeka.
The... Read more
Troy Bell moved into the top 10 on the men’s series honor roll, John Baeten grabbed the lead on the boys’ four-game... Read more
Brayden Prockish became the third youth bowler to roll a perfect game this season, while Justin Rocha became the first adult to... Read more
Joey Lightell III moved into third place on the men’s season honor roll, while Rick Morris and Corey Anglemyer joined the men’s... Read more
Chris Bortz secured membership in the 2015-16 men’s 300 club, and a handful of youth divvied up the season honor roll to... Read more
In his nearly two decades of bowling, Robert Rolin had experienced the thrill of rolling a perfect game a couple times. But... Read more
Chelsie Bahr cracked the 700 mark twice last week, Justin Rocha tossed a perfect game and the father-son duo of Larry and... Read more
Season bests by Angie Ross and Cleora Cushinberry, and perfect games by Tony Nelson, Geoff Poston and Jason Crouch topped the list... Read more
Opening-game 300s by Phil Deedrick and Travis Wanna and a closing-game 300 by Rick Hladky highlighted last week’s city bowling action.
Deedrick struck... Read more
In addition to co-owning West Ridge Lanes, Jesse James and Gerry Keslar showed last week they are pretty good bowlers themselves.
Bowling in... Read more
Three perfect games — including the second in as many weeks by a youth — and a trio of near-800 series highlighted... Read more
Rick Schauff continued to set the pace for seniors and adults, while Adam Wood tossed the season’s first youth 300 game to... Read more
Melissa Kraus posted the highest women’s series of the city’s league season by stringing together games of 242, 202 and 266 for... Read more
Kirby Cain likes a challenge when it comes to bowling, which explains why he was preparing to bowl left-handed for the 2015-16... Read more
Catching up on the first two weeks of the 2015-16 league bowling season while keeping an eye on the Professional Women’s Bowling... Read more
Picking up the last few spares from the PWBA Topeka Open presented by Prairie Band Casino & Resort at West Ridge Lanes:
■... Read more
Danielle McEwan shrugged off a slow start to the second round of match play Saturday afternoon at West Ridge Lanes to claim... Read more
The moment competition ended Saturday night in the Topeka Top Ten bowling tournament at Gage Center Bowl, the decades-old event underwent a... Read more
By the time Matt Turpin was done bowling Saturday in the Topeka Top Ten tournament at Gage Center Bowl, he already was... Read more
Defending champions come in two varieties at the annual Topeka Top Ten bowling event: those who won for the first time, and... Read more
By the time West Ridge Lanes co-owner Gerry Keslar learned the original 64-player field for the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Topeka Open... Read more
Allen Payne has had bowling seasons with higher series scores and more perfect games, but the 2014-15 campaign was different in a... Read more
The city’s 2014-15 league bowling season, which wrapped up last week, wasn’t dominated by Bob Benoit.
After all, 42 different men combined to... Read more
Bowling an 800 series is still a thrill for David Halseth, but it’s easy to understand why the feat doesn’t carry quite... Read more
Chris Bortz hadn’t given up hope of bowling another 800 series, but he was beginning to have his doubts after going “five... Read more
Mike Granger hasn’t had any trouble recently getting motivated to bowl.
A month ago, the youth instructor and assistant coach at Washburn Rural... Read more
Moving up to adult league bowling after a standout youth and high school career has been an educational experience for Ashton Bigger.
“Very... Read more
Bart Riddle’s near-miss at an 800 series and a pair of top-10-ranked 700s by Angie Ross and Rick Schauff shared the city... Read more
There have been 17 league series of 800 or higher bowled by men this season in Topeka, and not one of them... Read more
There is a pattern Luke Rosdahl seems to follow during the winter league bowling season, and this year was no exception.
“I seem... Read more
Shaun Breitkreutz moved into sixth place on the men’s season honor roll to highlight a busy week on the lanes for city... Read more
Senior series leaders Jim Charity and Barb Tidwell topped their previous season bests last week, but only Charity retained his lead on... Read more
The relaunch of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour after a 12-year absence will include a stop at West Ridge Lanes in... Read more
Greg Glenn and Mike Bortz earned admittance to the men’s 300 club, while Rick Schauff, Bill Jenkins and Barb Tidwell claimed spots... Read more
Brandon Clausing joined the men’s 300 club with the group’s 33rd perfect game of the season to pace the city’s league bowlers... Read more
A familiar name returned to the season honor roll last week as city bowlers registered a pair of 800 series and a... Read more
A career first for Jonathan McComas helped city bowlers pick up the pace last week with a pair of 800 series and... Read more
In a week where Justin Rocha’s 768 series at Gage Center Bowl was the top score in town, a trio of women... Read more
David Halseth and Geoff Morris joined the men’s 300 club two days before Christmas as city bowlers wrapped up the holiday portion... Read more
Angie Ross has grown accustomed to seeing bowlers of a younger generation dominate the city honor roll in recent years, but that... Read more
In spite of having just missed a perfect game last Thursday night at Gage Center Bowl, Allen Payne knew it was time... Read more
Nathan Mercer probably would have been satisfied with a solid five days of bowling last week when Shawnee Heights held tryouts for... Read more
Chelsie Bahr moved into eighth place on the city bowling honor roll while recording her seventh 700 series this season last week... Read more
The city’s 300 club welcomed its 20th member this season when Robb McBride bowled 300-234-189 – 723 a week ago Monday night... Read more
Chelsie Bahr barely topping the 500 mark for a series in bowling happens about as often as Kansans elect a non-Republican senator,... Read more
The Lenahan Ultimate Scratch League at West Ridge Lanes is loaded with good bowlers, including Brad Roberts, who seems to have developed... Read more
Dylan Burns was the latest city bowler to make a run at an 800 series, falling six pins shy with a 290-256-248... Read more
Lamont Lassiter knew heading into the 2014-15 bowling season this could be his last chance to contend for Topeka bowler of the... Read more
Two nights after Brandon Clausing moved into a tie for second place on the men’s season honor roll last week, youth bowler... Read more
Justin Rocha and Michelle Springer paced the city’s adult bowlers last week while falling just shy of the 800 and 700 series... Read more
Jason Nelson was keeping his eye on the Kansas City Royals’ game a week ago Tuesday night while competing in the Knights... Read more
Trevor Baumgartner, who wrapped up his youth bowling career last month by winning his third consecutive Topeka Top Ten boys title, appears... Read more
There are a variety of ways bowlers can approach the five-game qualifying portion of the annual Topeka Top Ten all-star tournament:
■ Claim... Read more
Anyone doubting the legitimacy of the Topeka Top Ten championships won last August by Anthony Judd and Chelsie Bahr should take note... Read more
After surviving a “bad shot” in the seventh frame to open with nine strikes last weekend in youth league at West Ridge... Read more
The first time Dan Ahl topped the 800 mark this season, in early September, he stood alone as the only city bowler... Read more
Rob Wagner’s first appearance as a substitute bowler in Topeka fell on April Fools’ Day, but the Lawrence resident wasn’t kidding around... Read more
When it comes to bowling, Omar Bennett is content to let the spotlight shine on daughter Natalie and son Andrew. But dad... Read more
Despite rolling impressive scores, neither Steve Harrison nor Russ Wilson could earn a top-10 position on the city bowling honor roll last... Read more
Seaman senior Ashton Bigger capped a week laden with perfect games with his fourth 300 in youth league this season at West... Read more
Jenni Pheigaru, coming off a sixth-place finish at last week’s Class 5-1A state bowling tournament, solidified her hold on the city’s youth... Read more
Ask Brad Roberts what it takes to bowl an 800 series, and you’re likely to get a simple answer: drill a new... Read more
Last season, for perhaps the first time in her adult bowling career, Natalie Bennett’s focus — especially last spring — wasn’t absolute... Read more
Topekan Anthony Judd and Russ Wilson, of Lawrence, continued to sizzle at West Ridge Lanes last week, with both bowlers recording perfect... Read more
Last week’s snowstorm, which stymied city bowlers for a couple days, couldn’t stop Al Hammons from reaching perfection on Thursday.
Hammons didn’t waste... Read more