Hunter Barber nearly bowled a 300 game last month.
Then on Monday, Barber approached his first perfect score again, this time during a high school match in Section V at Clover Lanes in Brighton.
“The last three balls (for the 10th frame) the whole place was quiet,” the Rush-Henrietta junior said.
“I was nervous, shaking,” he said.
Barber closed with three strikes for the 300, and was the biggest contributor in a record-breaking performance by Rush-Henrietta against Webster Schroeder.
Derek Mosher (269), Josh Dingman (278), Aaron Dion (194), Mike Parmeter (257) and Barber knocked down a total of 1,298 pins during that one game, a Section V record confirmed by sectional girls bowling coordinator Mark Foeder. Barber finished with a three-game series of 713.
Rush-Henrietta’s total is 15 shy of the national record for one game by a high school team, and five short of the state record held by Colonie of Section II. Foeder said that three or four 300 games a year are usually rolled in Section V.
Rush-Henrietta is in the lineup of matches on Friday at Clover Lanes.