The perfect games keep coming and coming for the Schewe family.
When the late Vic Schewe rolled the third 300 game in the history of Winona bowling the day after Christmas in 1968, he probably never imagined what a family tradition he had begun.
His son Greg was soon tossing 300s, and now weíre in the middle of a string of grand children getting into the act.
Steve Hawley, Geoff Schewe, Dennis Schewe Jr., Jeremy Peterson and Josh Wrycza, all grand sons of Vic Schewe, have perfect games under their belts.
Monday night in the City League at Winona Bowl, Dustin Schewe made it a half dozen Schewe grand children with 300s when he rolled the first one of his young bowling career.
Not to be outdone by his younger cousin, Geoff Schewe threw a 300 game the following night in the American League at Westgate Bowl.
Yes, Vic Scheweís legacy is alive and well on the bowling lanes in Winona.
Itís been quite a year for women tossing 700s series in Winona.
Monday night, Lisa Pietkauskis added her young name to the growing list. She strung together games of 213, 248 and 243 for a 704 series in the Spinners League at Winona Bowl for her first career 700
Pietkauskis is the 13th woman bowler in Winona with at least one 700 this year. Thereís been a total of 37 womenís 700 series in the 2008-09 season.
No. 37 came Wednesday night in the Sunsetters League at Westgate Bowl as Keri Prigge pounded a 740 series (236-258-246). That was Priggeís fifth 700 of the year.
Tournament of Champions
The Tournament of Champions bowling tournament will be making a comeback this fall.
The once popular event, which has been absent in Winona since the early 1990s, will be held the weekend of Sept. 26-27. There are still numerous plans and decisions that need to be made by the tournament committee, but the following is what has been agreed upon so far:
**There will three divisions: menís, senior menís (50 and over) and womenís. The menís and senior menís divisions will be scratch, but there will be limited handicap for the womenís event.
**Bowlers will roll five qualifying games on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Westgate Bowl and five more games the following day at Winona Bowl. The stepladder finals, based on the top qualifying scores, will be held that Sunday at Winona Bowl.
**The entry fee is $30 for women and $40 for both menís events.
**The winner of the menís division will receive a free entry (donated by the Winona Bowling Association) into the USBC Masters Tournament, which is a PBA event.
The tournament committee is still looking into the possibility of having the finals televised by a local cable television station, and is also in the process of looking for sponsors for the event.
This was once a very well-attended and popular tournament that drew all the top men and women bowlers in Winona. If you have suggestions or names of potential sponsors, please forward them to one of the tournament committee members -- Brian Fakler, Dave Hultgren, Tod Walters, Bill Bonow, Tom Donnelly, Mandi Steffes, Julie Moldenhauer, Diane Marley or myself.
Scott Schultz started the season with some big scores and is ending it the same way. He tossed a 723 series Tuesday in the American League at Westgate, as well as a 709 last Friday in the Legion League at Winona Bowl.
Geoff Schewe also rolled a pair of 700s with a 729 and 715.
Other menís honor counts in the past week came from Aaron Serwa (739), Brian Fakler (727), Erin McGuire (725), Steve Drazkowski (718), Dave Hultgren (718), Brent Cordes (717), Mike King (713), Steve Maliszewski (713), Greg Schewe (712), Jeff Weifenbach (711), Brad Kanz (704) and Craig Ferriss (703).
Sue Buermann nailed a 655 series Monday in the Alley Gaters League at Westgate. Pitching in a two honor counts were Keri Prigge (740, 632), Diane Marley (628, 609) and Wendy Fakler (615, 611).
Also turning in 600s were Julie Moldenhauer (639), Kelly Kukowski (614), Dawn Bronk (614), Krystal Beech (612), Angie Booher (608) and Shirley Benedict (602).