Willie Theis | For The Spectrum & Daily News
Bowlers who can really spin it, that is, generate a ton of revs when throwing a bowling ball have a huge advantage when it comes to throwing strikes.
And Fred Foerster is one of those bowlers who will wow you with all his revs, and when he brings his A – game to the party he’s a strike-throwing machine.
And that’s the perfect segue into his second game in SunRiver & Friends League play at Sunset Lanes where he peeled off 12 straight strikes for a 300.
Toss in games of 212 and 182 along with a total of 22 strikes and he finished with a 694 series.
His resume sports a career-high 812 series, a pair of 300 games, a 299 and a career-high 216 average.
He’s been in the bowling field most of his adult life, was a bowling proprietor for 27 years in Northern California, hosted multiple PBA National Tournaments, built a 32 lane bowling center in Brentwood, California, and is in the Contra Costa County Bowling Hall of Fame.
And away from bowling he still bleeds the silver and black of the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. So it’s not surprising he was also an official in youth sports and one of the high school football players he recalls from his high school officiating days is Maurice Jones-Drew who went on to have an outstanding college and pro football career.
Foerster and his wife (MaryJo) travel often to Hawaii, and he has a son who flies 737’s for American Airlines after serving in the United States Marine Corps where he was an F/A-18 pilot.
Meanwhile, in other action, the duo of Brendan Thomas (732-257) and Dalton Smith (725-267) set the scoring pace, while Rod Post (720-267) blistered Dixie Bowl with 27 strikes including 17 straight at one point.
Bob Lehnen (706-268) is having an outstanding season, and Mo Davis (682) was a pillar of consistency with games of 232, 227 and 223.
And a brilliant performance by Bruce Arnold (681-267) blew away all his previous scores this season, and talking about outstanding performances, Jerry Bundy (661-248) delivered one, while Jeremy Turlington (658-246) had another quality effort.
Larry Rumple (650-237) chucked another clean series, and a first-rate effort by Matt Hill (641-246) included picking up the virtually impossible 4-6- split. And if we were awarding medals for split conversions, he’d win the gold.
Max Stayrook (611-238) isn’t slowing down, Dennis Craft (607-215) ended a minor scoring funk, and Jorge Grajeda (609-259) is on his way to becoming a top-notch bowler.
In single game play, Lew Agius fired a 290, Richard Berry rolled a season-high 269 and Bob Dixon booked a 223.
In women’s action, Ann Rasmusen (619-226) finished atop the scoring food chain, edging out Sherri Snarr’s (617-233) strong performance, while Anne Brosier (618-233) had one of her best all around outings this season
Karen Chute (550-204) was super productive, and both Janet Parker (528) and Lyn Mariluch (521) put up solid scores.
In single game action, Chris Sanzone (595) delivered an electrifying performance with a nine-bagger in a 256 gem, Stephanie Miller booked a season-high 232, Jamie Turlington smacked a 222, and Kathy Gordon posted a 201.
Tor Lowry 718-246; Blaine Hartley 700-279; Randy James 698-246; Joseph Graham 692-249; Robert Dickey 681-267; Kyle Clark 681-245; Lew Agius 677; Jim Bice 665-247; Nick Mace 665-232; Jeremy Telford 664-238; Rod Engle 662-238; Jim Bedford 657-245; Chuck Kenny 649; Doyle Mouser 649-229; Jim Mathews 648-226; Bruce Breager 647-248; Devin Werner 647-256; JC Barrow 640-256; Will Hutchinson 638-243; Cory Choate 637-229; Wil Mariluch 637-247; Rob Carrier 634-237; Rick Lesko 633-257; Jake Heaton 631-236; Al Olivera 629-222; Mike Hallenbeck 629-247; Matt Polatis 627-210; Michael Seymour 627-222; Richard Berry 627; Shane Wilson 626-235; Jay Ankeny 625-226; Dan Sanzone 616-221; Wayne Barnes 616-232; Jared Bundy 610-226; Gary Lee 608-229; Dale Knight 606-235; Dave Crawford 605-267; David Anderson 600; Waylon Nunley 600; Kyle Kidman 257; Jeff Edwards 239; Scott Blue 236; Ron Hanson 235; Dick Saunders 234; Bill Dickey 229; Marcus Allen 229; Jack Rasberry 228; Johnny Reeves 226; Bill Stauffer 225; Dave Castro 225; Bob Dixon 223; Larry Moss 223; Ron Floreani 223; Deve Keller 222; Jack Syddall 222; Dom Gordon 216; Zak Leffler 215; David Conklin 213; Cejay Bouck 212; Patrick Webster 212; John Potter 209; Daryl Brooks 209; Tyler Mickelson 209; Chris Ray 208; David Lee 202; Stan Rasmussen 202; Chris Sanzone 595; Stephanie Miller 583; Shari Wood 582-212; Susan Hill 578-213; Margie O’Neill 577-203; Renee Swall 573-208; Marcy Thompson 558-209; Diane stauffer 555; Autumn Telford 552-195; Dawn Thomas 550-208;Lisa Moss 537-191; Pat McLaughlin 537-200; Sheila Green 533; Haily Bundy 522-192; Meretta Johnson 520; Lisa Ray 519; Sue Brooks 516-199; LuAnn Huchins 512; Pat McCabe 512; Sharon Dixon 512; Anita Milner 511; P.J. Redhouse 510; Shell Hurd 510; Cheryl Anderson 502-104; Rebecca Mathews 502-194; Sheila Steadman 502; Jamie Turlington 501.
Tim Swigart 700-247; Barry Sustin 673-255; Bill Stauffer 662-247; John Verchota 648-254; Stacy Griswold 637-223; Dave Myers 632-222; Dave Myers 532-222; Donna Jo Judson 545-200; Kathy Robbins 542-199; Pat McCabe 541; Pat Schulze 518-200; Karen Chute 516; Debbie Lehnen 514; Shari Swigart 510; Gary Miskowiak 246; Jeff Anderson 229; Paul Yssel 225; Bill Schulze 222; Tom Schwab 218; Ed Adams 217; Manny Hartmann 205; Karyn Evertsen 5-7 split; Perk Matteson 4-5; Linda Handke 3-4-6-7-10; LaRue Dansie 6-7-10; Stacy Griswold 4-9 split; Dianna Swart 1-3-7-9 washout.
Bowlers picking up splits included Debe Brooks 3-6-7-10, Shell Hurd 5-7-9 & 7-9, Arline San Antonio 3-6-7-10, Bonnie Kabey 4-7-10, and Ilene Deamer 4-5-10.
Willie Theis covers league bowling for The Spectrum & Daily News.