“There were at least 300 plus people, if not more, in the leagues,” he said. “There were five different men’s leagues you could bowl in.”
Having solidified himself as one of the very best bowlers in the area, Powell has recently decided to test his limits in tournaments across the state, and across the country.
In the state tournament at Bloomington, Powell knocked down 2,054 pins in nine games, good enough for an average of more than 228 pins per game. Also having participated in a national tournament in Reno, Nev., Powell has had the chance to travel across the country thanks to his talents on the lanes.
For now, bowling will remain just a hobby. Powell is set on finishing his college studies in special education, and is alright with keeping bowling on the side as he continues to progress through college.
“It’s going to be a fun thing for a while,” he said. “We’re going to see what school does for me.”
Unfortunately for area bowlers, that means Powell will be right back at it again next season, frustrating older opponents with his youthful skill as he seeks a fourth-straight Bowler of the Year nod.
Effingham USBC WBA results
Becky Williams won the Effingham USBC Women’s Bowling Association singles championship recently with a 782 series held at Pagel’s Silver Dollar Lanes. Selena Rouleau placed second with a score of 722 pins and Jessica Wesselman finished third at 697. Williams also won the all events title with a strong showing of 2,217 pins.
The doubles title was won by Selena Rouleau and Allyson Thompson with a score of 1,336 pins. Mary Banning and Juel Niemeyer finished close behind at 1,334 and Erin Hartke and Kara Wilson placed third at 1,324.
In the team competition held at K-Bowl, the Misfits took home top honors with a team series of 3,190. Team members were Martha Teasley, Christian Herboth, Selena Rouleau and Allyson Thompson.