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South Boston Bowling Association Hall of Fame inducts 41st member

Mike Hughes became the 41st inductee into the South Boston Bowling Association Hall of Fame during the group’s annual banquet Sunday.

Hughes, the only member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2012, has been bowling for 21 years, and he has carried a 235 average for the past several years.

He has rolled six perfect 300 games in his bowling career with numerous games in the high 270’s and a pair of 299 games.

Hughes has tallied three 800 series, and has a high series of 816 to his credit.

The newest Hall of Fame inductee has bowled in a number of area bowling leagues, including the South Boston Association, Danville Association and the Person County Association.

Hughes has rolled in a number of tournaments, including a number of state tournaments, national tournaments and Southeastern tournaments.

He has served as vice-president of the Wednesday Night Mixed League for three years and has always volunteered his services elsewhere if needed, according to Addison Marable, himself a member of the South Boston Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

Marable described Hughes as a “most humble young man, one who is “always ready to help someone if they ask him.”

A number of bowlers received plaques recognizing them for their accomplishments the past year with South Boston United States Bowling Congress Association awards, with Don Wilkerson finishing with the high series (845) and the second-highest average (224) and among adult men.

Wilkerson, along with Steve Brooks, Jeff Edmonds and Matt Wilborn tied for high game (300).

Hughes was recognized for the highest average (225) among adult men, with Brooks having the third-highest average (223).

Melonee Russett had the high series for adult women (737) and high game (278), while finishing with the second-highest average (187).

Jessica Wilson had the highest average among adult women (188), and Kaye Grubbs had the third-highest average (184).

Michael Barclay was recognized Sunday for having both the highest average (176) and high game (236) among male youth.

Hannah Toler was recognized for having the high average (108) among female youth, and Malena Russett was recognized for having the high game (175) among female youth.