Kegler's Corner: David Gibeaut tops action

Team of the Week

David Gibeaut, +136 (784)

Rick Nishimoto, +134 (785)

Milo Prideaux, +112 (766)

Chris Voyles, +109 (763)

Tim Furlong, +109 (760)

The holidays are over now and we’re back with a full slate of league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. We had more new faces make our latest Team of the Week, topped by David Gibeaut. He put together a solid and consistent three-game series in the Tuesday Nite Mixed (TNM) league that was capped by a nifty scratch 204 game. David, who is new to league bowling here, finished up his evenings work 136 pins over his average, tops for all league bowlers last week!

David just edged out legendary Rick Nishimoto for top honors by a mere two sticks. Rick blasted out a big scratch 277 game and finished up 134 pins over his average for his series. The powerful right hander has long been a household name in Hood River bowling and has racked up numerous big award scores in his career on the boards.

Milo Prideaux, who is also a relative newcomer to Hood River bowling, grabbed the big hitter slot on the big five this week after firing a nice scratch 224 game that propelled him 112 pins over his average for his set in the Monday night Industrial league.

Our clean-up man this week is power player Chris Voyles, who also found the going to his liking in the Industrial, where he notched a fancy scratch 267 game and 673 series that was 109 pins over his average. Tim Furlong anchors our fab five this week after also ending up 109 pins over his average in the Industrial, finishing like Silky Sullivan stroking solid scratch 227 and 211 games on his way to a fine 631 set.

There were also lots of near misses. All-star Bryan Mason had a fantastic week on the maples, pummeling the pins in the TNM with a superb scratch 733 series and also in the Fraternal, with an even better 740 set. He was 103 and 107 pins over his averages respectively.

Not to be outdone, Ryan Crowther was also 107 pins over his average in the TNM. Carl Casey cuffed the sticks in the Industrial to the tune of a scratch 660 series that was 105 pins over his average and Bonnie Ternahan bowled just as well in the Tuesday morning ladies Workshirkers league, where she was also 105 pins over her average after logging a scratch 540 series. Finally, Kevin Rogers topped his average by an even 100 pins in the Wednesday afternoon senior Colts & Fillies league.

Other scratch highs from our top notch shooters this past week included pro Jeff Miller, who tossed a scratch 279 game and 724 set in the Industrial; smooth Gordon Sim, who stroked a nice scratch 710 series in the TNM; and stylish Jeremy Bloom, who posted scratch 706 and 702 sets in the TNM and Fraternal.

Great bowling everybody!

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