At 15, Craig freshman already has pair of 300s

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
— Steve Iseli thinks his nephew Alex Edwards has potential as a bowler.

Edwards, a 15-year-old Craig High freshman, rolled his second 300 game recently at Leisure Lanes in Monroe. Edwards had a 640 series to finish second in the Pepsi Tournament.

Edwards rolled his first 300 on April 2, last year at RiversEdge. He notched a career-high 717 series at El-Ra last month.

“My uncle (Iseli) thinks I’m gonna go pro,” Edwards said. “But I don’t know about that.’’

Edward said he was more prepared to finish his second 300 than his first.

“The first 300, I was really nervous because I never had one before, and I didn’t know what to expect,” he said. “The second one, I was nervous, but not as bad.’’

Edwards said he can’t explain how he has a pair of 300s, while other bowlers go decades before they roll a perfect game, if at all.

“It’s crazy,” Edwards said “A lot of people at the bowling alleys congratulate me.’’

Edwards bowls in youth leagues at RiversEdge and El-Ra and was a member of Craig’s club bowling team that qualified for state. Edwards practices on Thursdays while his mother and father, Jeff and Pam, bowl in leagues at El-Ra.

While he has two perfect games, Edwards is not resting on his laurels.

“I need to get more accurate,” he said. “I need to hit my mark more.’’

So far, Edwards has been right on the spot.

Last updated: 8:13 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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