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Seventh career perfect game for 21-year-old

Updated: April 21, 2013 3:08AM

At this point of his bowling career, you kind of wonder what the bigger story is:

Is it the seventh career 300 game in sanctioned competition by 21-year-old Michael Hersman of Waukegan?

Or is that he went an entire calendar year — 2012 — without bowling a perfect game?

His most recent 300 came in the Goodfellowship League at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan.

He had a 150-300-256—756 night.

His sixth perfect game came back in November of 2011 in the same league.

His first five 300s were rolled in junior leagues and junior travel leagues.

Teen rolls 300 game

None of the area high schools — Zion-Benton, Warren, Waukegan, North Chicago, Antioch, Lakes, etc. — Have boys bowling teams.

But that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of talent among teenager bowlers.

Recently in the Saturday Jr. League at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan, Luis Cortez rolled a perfect game and parlayed that into a whopping 781 series (258-223-300).

Bertrand’s high rollers

Here are some top scores rolled recently in league play at Bertrand’s in Waukegan:

■ Jason Tanner, 253 game and 704 series.

■ Greg Klein 269-246-237—752.

■ Jeff Hayes 255 game and 719 series.

■ Dan Krostal 269 game and 705 series.

■ Dave Sloan 288 game and 704 series.

■ Bob Romani 254 game and 701 series.

■ Jon Grubb 253 game and 717 series.

■ Harold Vollmer 259-257-246—762.

■ Dan Klinesmith 277 game and 741 series.

■ Mike Hersman 290 game and 709 series.

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