The pins took a beating in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. The two hottest bowlers in town kept up their torrid pace with a nearly perfect game and big series numbers. New bowlers also found the range and familiar names in women’s play hit pay dirt, too.
Hot on the hunt for perfection and big numbers was young Jason DeGeus, who just tugged his 12th ball a bit high in the last game of his set in the Wednesday night Fraternal league for a 298 game. The 6-10 refused to fall, standing up in defiance to the superstar power ball artist.
Jason still racked up a fine 714 series in the session to go with a 725 that he posted in the Industrial league. Jason is simply busting those 3-pound, 6-ounce pins to smithereens and his average is soaring to close to the heady 230 mark.
And, once again, like a fine-tuned racing engine, lefty star Greg McDaniel absolutely pummeled the pins in the Monday night Industrial league with a huge 771 series.
In a class by himself, Greg toyed with that 220-plus average of his, topping it by more than 110 pins. McDaniel is clearly the real McCoy around here, easily the best in town and as good as anybody in the Northwest.
Week after week, Jason and Greg have been piling up those 700s like crazy. They make a difficult thing look so easy; without a doubt, they have emerged from the pack as the cream of the crop this season.
But let’s talk about some new faces who found the range last week. Bill Paull slapped the pins silly in the Industrial with a super 665 series that he capped with a big 278 game. That fine effort was 119 pins over his average. By only a couple of pins, Bill just missed making the Team of the Week. That is a tip-off as to how well he bowled, as it’s not easy to make the team of the week around here because there are so many fine bowlers that you have to beat to get that honor.
Even with all the big scores, the Bowler of the Week has to be Randy Tumlinson, also a new bowler this season, who rolled a 624 series in the Industrial League. That put him an incredible 231 pins over his average. All you can say about that is wow, nice going Randy. It’s wonderful to see the realization of potential with a good score. That first 600 series is something you will never forget.
Peggy Dunn, one of our top women bowlers, also had a nice week. She led all scoring in the Tuesday morning Workshirkers league and followed that by beating everybody, including all the men, in the Wednesday afternoon Colts and Fillies League with a fine 611 series. Her 611 series was also the top score posted by all women last week.
Great bowling everybody.
Team of the Week
Greg McDaniel, 771
Jason DeGeus, 725
Brandon Kawachi, 687
Jeff Miller, 677
Roger Montavon, 667
Greg McDaniel, 771 series
Bill Paull, 278 game
Peggy Dunn, 213 game and 587 series
Tuesday Nite Mixed
Brandon Kawachi, 687 series
Nancy Asai, 244 game and 610 series
Jeremy Bloom, 277 game
Colts & Fillies
Peggy Dunn, 215 game and 611 series
Ron Baumsteiger, 570 series
Steve Nance, 232 game
Jason DeGeus, 298 game and 714 series
Mary Finley, 235 game and 605 series
Lads & Lassies
Jim Block, 212 game and 584 series
Vicki Ross, 447 series
Joyce Ebersole, 194 game
Hood River County
Rod Pratt, 606 series
Ellen Davis, 189 game and 508 series
Ed Cannon, 230 game