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Doris Roe

During the 1950's and '60s Doris Roe was one of the dominant women bowlers in Summit and Portage counties. And she could hold her own against the men, too. She won a men's tournament in Sharon, PA, walking home, so to speak, with a new car. Not that she always defeated the guys. There was the night at Midway Lanes in Portage County when she rolled a 299 game - only to be bested by her husband, Bob Roe, who bowled a perfect 300. Neither game was sanctioned. In women's competition, 11 Portage County. Three times, she was named to the All-Beacon Journal team. Three times she was Akron's representative to the National All-Star tournament. Perhaps her biggest prize was the Ohio all-events title in 1962. Her top average was 193 and she had career highs of 289 (game) and 724 (series). In 1975, she was inducted into the Tri-County Hall of Fame and in 1991 she made in into the Portage County Sports Hall of Fame. The Summit County Bowling Hall of Fame is the fourth hall of fame that Roe has been inducted. She is a native of Pittsburgh, moving to Portage County in 1942. She subsequently moved to Tallmadge with her husband of 47 years, Bob.

Inducted 1992 | Bowling