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Trio scorches lanes as Alex Alleys

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Crystal Sullivan holds the 10 pin that cost her a perfect 300 game on Sept. 13. Scott Alexander (left) and Monty Rader both bowled 298 games later that week.
GREENCASTLE -- Local bowlers have been on a tear at Alex Alleys recently. Three bowlers have just missed bowling a perfect game in a week's span.

Crystal Sullivan bowls on the Pleasure Time Mixed League and the Jacks and Jills Mixed League at Alex Alleys. On Sept. 13, Sullivan bowled a 299 game, leaving the 10 pin in her 12th ball of her final game.

Sullivan broke the house record for a female bowler after bowling a 716, eclipsing Marty Teipen's mark of 705 set 15 years ago.

Sullivan has shot 11 perfect games and three 800 series, her highest being 814. She's been a bowler since age four and is a member/representative of the Track Bowling Company.

Sullivan and her partner Jason Hiddle are planning on joining the Professional Bowlers Association next year and came to Alex Alleys to hone their skills. Hiddle's dad told the duo that if they wanted to bowl on tough lane conditions, Alex Alleys was the place to go.

Lightning almost struck twice on Sept. 18 when Monty Rader and Scott Alexander narrowly missed a set of 300 games.

Rader threw 11 consecutive strikes, but left a 3-7 split in the final frame to end with a 298.

Alexander replicated the feat, tossing 11 straight strikes before leaving a 4-7 split on his 12th ball.

This marked the first time three games of 11 strikes in a row have been bowled in one week at Alex Alleys.