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Kegler's Corner: Flintstones take second half in County League

Team of the Week

Jeff Miller (7), 705

Pat Olson (12), 693

Mark Chabotte (6), 692

Roger Montavon (6), 684

Josh Worth (5), 670

Every journey begins with one step. And so it was at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week, as the Flintstones won the second half in the Thursday County league. Bowling in Bedrock has never been so good!

This is a big step for the Flintstones, as they will bowl for the championship of the County league this coming week in a roll-off against the first half winners, the Pin Busters. Congratulations to Joyce Wilson, Brent Gleason and Ellen Davis, who rolled the rocks for the Flintstones.

As usual, there were plenty of good scores last week. The Team of the Week reads like a who’s who of the local bowling scene, with five stars who bask in the limelight with amazing regularity. Jeff Miller and Mark Chabotte were hot in the Monday night Industrial league; Pat Olson hit pay dirt in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league and Roger Montavon and Josh Worth made the grade in the high scoring Wednesday night Fraternal league.

For the second week in a row, the bowling troika of Lynn Spellman, Gordon Sim and George Buck scattered the sticks like pros in the Wednesday afternoon Senior Colts and Fillies league. This time Lynn led the scoring parade with a solid 664 three-game series, while Gordon had a fine 648 set and the former Oregon state no-tap champ George Buck notched a nice 645 series. George is bowling so well lately that he no longer needs any no-tap help.

Just missing the Team of the Week and leading all of the ladies in scoring last week was local legend, fancy Nancy Asai, who fashioned a fine 652 series in the Tuesday Nite Mixed.

With a huge 289, the high individual game of the week goes to Jeff Brittle, who rolls the biggest curve we’ve ever seen since the days of Sandy Koufax when he was hurling for the Dodgers and striking everybody out with that big hook of his. Jeff was so close to perfect; he had the first 10 strikes in a row in his last game in the Fraternal, just missing on that 11th try.

So, with all of these highlights, who do you think was the Bowler of the Week (the person who bowled the most over average)? Longtime local ladies bowling luminary Adria Erwin was, with a whopping 118 pins over her average in the Workshirkers. The next closest to Adria was Bill Morrissey, who was 102 pins over his average in the Tuesday Nite Mixed.

Congratulations Adria for your well-deserved honor.

League highlights

Monday Night Industrial: Jeff Miller, 705 series; Mark Chabotte, 272 game

Tuesday Morning Ladies Workshirkers:Nancy Asai, 199 game and 562 series

Tuesday Nite Mixed: Pat Olson, 263 game and 693 series; Nancy Asai, 652 series; Sandy Holmes, 236 game

Wednesday afternoon Colts and Fillies: Lynn Spellman, 664 series; George Buck, 255 game; Polly Bull, 485 series; Joyce Martin, 203 game

Wednesday Evening Fraternal: Roger Montavon, 684 series; Mary Finley, 227 game and 607 series; Jeff Brittle, 289 game

Thursday Afternoon Lads & Lassies: Gordon Sim, 222 game and 634 series; Joyce Hert, 178 game and 447 series

Thursday County League: Rod Pratt, 234 game and 545 series; Joyce Wilson, 490 series; Karen Loomis, 179 game.

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