Dave Lehr's 868, Theresa Frosch's 804 and junior bowler Shane Quam's three perfect games highlighted 2011-12 season in the Madison area.
Lehr started spare, double, spare and then ripped off 32 straight strikes for games of 268, 300 and 300 on Feb. 23 in the Prairie Lanes Classic League, missing Dan Swenson’s all-time Madison Bowling Association record by 10 pins.
Lehr’s 868 tied Jay Heinzelman for third all-time in the MBA behind Swenson’s 878 (290-289-299) and Jim Fosdick’s 877 (298-279-300). It also set the all-time Prairie Lanes record.
Rick Thomas was next with 855 (278-300-277) at Sport Bowl and also fired a City Tournament record series for any event with 846 (279-300-267) in the team event on the USBC White 2 lane pattern at Prairie.
Thomas led the MBA with six supernationals, including an 806 in the Ten Pin Alley Bullseye Masters League on the 2012 USBC Open Championships pattern.
Frosch led Madison area women with 804 (246-258-300) on March 29 in the Schwoegler’s Gypsies, falling just 21 pins shy of Leann Butts' all-time record for Madison area women.
Becky James had the most supernationals with 10, three more than Lisa Kolosso.
The top junior series in the Madison Area Junior Bowling Association were Braxton Miller's 772 and Danielle Schulz's 723, although 15-year-old Kodi Porter fired an 815 (268-279-268) at Lake Ripley Lanes, which is just outside the MAJBA.
But Quam was the big headliner among local juniors this season with three perfect games, all at Oregon Bowl. That tied a record held by Nick Powers and Nick Westfall.
Bob Richardson led the MBA with six perfect games, while Jestin Becker had five in the MBA and another outside the MBA in a traveling league that bowls some sessions in MBA centers.
Jeff Taylor had a 300 on the Team USA Sport pattern in the Ten Pin Alley Bullseye Masters on April 5.
And two other women (Breunig and Sue Brown) and two other juniors (Miller and Jacob Dahl) also rolled perfect games.