Teen bowler ties men’s record
Shawn Curtis, 16, of Burgettstown, recently bowled his third 300 game and tied a men’s state record in West Virginia for a three-game high score. He bowls in a league at Holiday Lanes, Weirton, W.Va., where his scores on Jan. 5 were 300, 279 and 298 for a total of 877. He posted his first 300-game on Jan. 5, 2011, and his second on Nov. 9, 2012. He bowls in the JBRPT tournaments, where he is in first place in the standings. He participated in the Shockers Bowling Camp at Wichita State last year, and he plans to return this year. He also will compete in the West Virginia Pepsi State Tournament in March and nationals in July in Detroit, Mich. Curtis is a junior at Burgettstown High School, and his parents are Shawn and Renee Curtis.