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Feb. 20, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Proctorville's Mason bowls perfect game

HUNTINGTON -- Lee Mason bowled a perfect game Monday night in the Eastern Heights Scratch Trio League at Strike Zone. He shot 160, 226 and then the 300. He closed with 237 for a 923 series for four. The 300 was the second for the Proctorville resident.

Pletcher dominates Kentucky Derby trail

No trainer has started more than five horses in a Kentucky Derby.

The way the Derby prep season is shaping up, that could change. Todd Pletcher has a shot at saddling six or seven of the 20 3-year-olds who will be led into the starting gate at Churchill Downs on May 4.

"Right now, at this stage, I can't recall having this depth," the trainer said during a conference call Tuesday, adding that great expectations in mid-February can turn quickly by the first Saturday in May. "But we are hopeful we're able to keep it going."

Pletcher's posse of prospects is led by Shanghai Bobby, who remains No. 1 in the AP's latest Run to the Roses list of Top 10 Derby contenders.

Fite adds another 300 game to bowling resume

HUNTINGTON -- Bowler Brian Fite collected two honor scores Monday night in the Bombers League at Colonial Lanes. Fite shot a 300 in the middle game. He started with 278 and finished with 231 for an 809 series. The 300 is the 51st for Fite and he has 26 800 series to his credit.