October 10, 1958
“Mrs. Dorothy Lueders, bowling a practice game at Gerry Anderson’s Rocket Alleys in East Moline last night, chalked up a 266 game. She spared the first frame and then poured in eight straight strikes.”
September 18, 1942
March 20, 1946
“Clyde Schuldt, a steady performer in 10-pin circles for over a decade, ended his search for perfection last night at Plaza Bowl in Bettendorf. Following up a 197 and 191 set of games, Schuldt put 12 hits right in the pocket to collect his first 300 game. Clyde rolls for Ted’s for Good Food and has been bowling for 15 years. His big count also enabled him to cart off the best series he’s ever rolled, a healthy 688. Other Honor Roll members last night were Gene Chelf, Von McLane Jr., Wally DePoorter, Russ Sack, Ray Parks, John Leaf, Art McMillin, Red Saey, Cy Gummerum, Ben Daniels, Bob Neff and John (Spider) Christiansen. Mooney Plumbing banged out 1,025 and Hollywood Supper Club 2,902 to lead teams.”
Spetember 13, 1957
“The thrill that comes once in a lifetime to some bowlers and never to most of us has been granted for the second time to Ray Keefer, one of Moline’s real ten pin tigers. Ray picked up the second 300 game of his career at Plaza bowl last night. It came in the last game of the last night of bowling. Ray had some anxious moments on his 12 ball when he sent a curve crossing over thin on the 1-2 side. Everything went down, however, and Ray picked up a $100 check from Elmer Rogers for his fete. Ray’s first 300 came on Nov. 3, 1948 at LeClaire Lanes in Moline. Last night Ray needed that big count to share series honors with Wally DePoorter. Both fired 652 sets to lead the 10-man parade to the select list. Mooney Plumbing, with 1,080, and Consumers Sales, with 2,940, led teams. Western Transportation will be honored as league champ at the annual banquet May 3 at the Tower.”
April 25, 1958
“LOUIS R. SANFORD BOWLS NINE STRIKES BUT SLIPS IN THE TENTH FRAME.
Louis R. Sanford, member of the R. I. club bowling team. last night at the Rock Island club alleys came within one pin of rolling a perfect score, getting 299 for his efforts. He was rolling a match game with R. W. Sharp at the time. Sanford made 11 straight strikes, and although the last ball was a good hit, only nine pins fell, beating him out of a perfect score. Several club members who witnessed the match could not stand the strain when Sanford reached his 10th strike and went up into the lobby, instructing Sharp to break the news gently after the game was over.
This is probably the highest score ever rolled in the tri-cities. About eight years ago Abe Stouffer of Moline rolled 296, and several years later “Lefty” Hampton made a like score.
A. N. Reinert, jeweler at 1811 Second avenue, is offering a 21-jeweled watch valued at $40 for the high score this month at the Island City alleys. The prize is open to bowlers of the tri-cities only.”
-The Rock Island Argus
March 3, 1915