Sports

Alex Smith Bowls Perfect 300 Game

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Last night at Putters & Gutter's 39 year old Alex Smith bowled a perfect 300 sanctioned league game.

Alex had been flirting with a perfect score for several weeks, bowling games of 270's -290's, but last night the wait was over.

 Patrons at our local bowling alley are used to watching Alex's close to perfect games. Last night he had bowled 10 strikes in a row and people starting gathering around lane 5 as Smith bowled his 11th strike. When he walked up to the approach area with his ball in hand it could not have been any quieter. There were no balls rolling down any lane and not a single whisper, the machines in the arcade seemed to have shut off.

He made his approach laying his ball on the floor, which made no sound whatsoever, and the ball slammed into the pocket clearing the pins completely off the lane. The Bowling Alley erupted in a wild celebration.

Smith retired from the Army at Ft. Hood last month serving over 20 years and lives in Killeen. He started bowling when he was 4 years old while growing up in Houston, where his mother, Linda Smith, is enshrined in Houston's Bowling Hall Of Fame.

Alex has bowled over 19 perfect sanctioned games. He was the recipient of a $1,000 give away Putters & Gutters owner Roy Cockrell had put up for the first perfect game bowled at the new facility when it first opened. 

(from a story submitted by Mike Holland) Congratulations Alex!

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