300 Games of Season at Harford Lanes in Aberdeen

January 28, 2013

Outstanding bowling this season at Harford Lanes on Custis Street in Aberdeen included a high three-game series for the ladies of 711 by Kim Haney and 707 by Stacy Reynolds. Series of over 800 have been bowled by Jason Barnard (813) and Alan Zero (807).

Cecil-Harford Hall of Famer Andre Brown recently bowled the high set of the season of 834 which included a 300 game, which made an even dozen of the perfect games bowled this season at Harford Lanes. The other 300s were bowled by Curtis Testerman and Darryl Cremeen, the first ever for each; Kevin Burkins, his second, Eric Lucas bowled his third. Kollin Haney, 23, has bowled two of the 300s this season, which gives him four in 2012. George Minor, 71, recently bowled the 13th, which is his fourth career 300. His first was November of 2003 at the age of 62.

Carl Younce and the original Paul Nickle each bowled their seventh career 300s. Hall of Famers Don Warfield (seventh) and Joe Ciufo (ninth total, fifth in 2012) added to their career resumes, and anticipated Hall of Famer Bryan Lindecamp boosted his career total to 16 since 1998 to go along with nine series of 800 or higher.

The first 300 game ever at Harford Lanes in Aberdeen was bowled by Tony Moscato in 1970. Since then hundreds of the games have been bowled. The first one by a woman was bowled by 18 year-old Paul Ahearn in 1998. The oldest 300 bowler was 72-year-old Larry Hubble, while the youngest to perform the feat was 14 year-old Shawn Christy. Tim Moor has bowled the most at 25 and counting, while Dennis Wilson has bowled at least one in each five different decades.

In August of 2013 Harford Lanes will celebrate its 50th year of operation. The bowling alley was first opened in 1957 as Ideal Lanes by Steve Karas and Pete Mikes. While the center today features the latest in computerized scoring, pinsetters, and bumper bowl for the kids, their 20 wood lanes are still original and it is one of few bowling establishments left to feature certified wood lanes.

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