As of Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Once again, Bryan Mason’s bowling skills are in the limelight as he posted the top score in town last week. The sturdy right hander pummeled the pins to the tune of a stellar 759 series in the Fraternal league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Bryan’s power game produced big 256 and 279 games during the session. Since taking most of the marbles in the recently completed city tournament, Bryan is still the hottest bowler in town. With this latest effort he’s knocking on the door of a big-time 220 average which is just a couple of sticks behind his buddy, Jeremy Bloom, who is still carrying the highest average in the city. These two stars just happen to be teammates on the powerhouse Cardinal Glass trio in the Fraternal league.
In other league highlights from last week, Jeff Chenier fired a fine 655 series in the Monday night Industrial league, which was 100 pins over his average. After a slow start Jeff has found the range lately. Carl Casey can also make that claim as he notched a 643 in the same session. Jeff Hasegawa has also been making the sticks cringe in fear lately. He did it again last week, stirring the sticks to a solid 653 series in the Tuesday Nite Mixed.
Meanwhile, two other young teammates and grads of Orchard Lanes Juniors, Levi Phelps and Court Barker, are making names for themselves in the Fraternal. Levi blasted a nice 632 set and Court went a few better with a 643 series in their last league outing. Both of these two youngsters are knocking on the door of a coveted 200 average. Folks, as we have often said, that’s some mighty fine bowling. In the same session, young Matt Hodges also found the groove with a nice 646 set. The slender splinter who looks way down to the 6-foot level has the biggest back swing in town and unlimited potential when he gets it all together. For the ladies, Joyce Wilson starred in the Thursday County league with a 210 game and she was 107 pins over her average for her series.
For the latest Bowler of the Week, we have a toss-up. Bill Paul put the pins in a big-time horizontal state in the Tuesday Nite Mixed, where he fashioned a fine 638 series — 128 pins over his average. Just beating those marks was Eric Plimmer, who bowled the lights out in the Wednesday afternoon Colts & Fillies league, where he was a whopping 129 pins over his average.
Great bowling everybody.
Team of the Week
Bryan Mason (8), 759
Greg McDaniel (4), 715
Gordon Sim (9), 677
Wally Jaksha (1), 674
Jeff Chenier (1), 655