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Kegler's Corner: Mid-Season report

The league bowling season is closing in on 2016, so, as we usually do at this time of the year, let’s see who our mid-season stars are at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Check out the list below.

Clearly, scoring has been much tougher this season. We only have five men who are averaging over 200, which is kind of the gold standard in good bowling. Usually we have a dozen or so bowlers over that mark. Currently, there has not been one perfect 300 game rolled at the lanes and no one has climbed over the 800 barrier for a three game series this season. We normally have several 300 games by now. It’s interesting to note that our best scores came out of the popular Tuesday Nite Mixed (TNM) and Fraternal leagues. Clearly, these are two of the top leagues in town and the Fraternal is a fast-paced, three person format. The speed of play in the Fraternal plus the high level of competition fuels top scores.

MID-SEASON HIGHS

High Average (21 games or more):

Men:


  1. Patrick Olson, 217 (Fraternal)

  2. Jeff Miller, 216 (Fraternal)

  3. Bryan Mason, 209 (Fraternal)

  4. Roger Montavon, 209 (Fraternal)

  5. Casey Barker, 208 (Fraternal)




Women:

  1. Nancy Asai, 198 (TNM)

  2. Mary Finley, 192 (TNM)

  3. Bernie Keys , 174 (Fraternal)

  4. Sandy Holmes, 174 (TNM)

  5. Betsy Frazier, 161 (TNM)

High Scratch Series:

Mike Parke, 767 (Fraternal)

Mary Finley, 692 (TNM)


High Scratch Game:

Roger Montavon, 299 (Fraternal)

Sandy Holmes, 278 (TNM)

Once again, league action was reduced due to the Christmas holiday and it was similarly shortened this week due to the New Year’s festivities. Nevertheless, we had several noteworthy scores last week. Topping the list of stars is Joey Sheirbon, who has really been hot lately. Joey crushed the sticks in the Monday night Industrial league, where he logged a fine scratch 678 series that was highlighted by a mighty nice 268 game. That sterling effort was 138 pins over his average, the most by any league bowler last week, which makes Joey the star of the week. Close behind was State Bowling Champion Octavio Campos, who scorched the boards in the high powered Wednesday night Fraternal league, where he notched a nifty scratch 640 series that included solid 238 and 215 games. Octavio was 121 pins over his average for the session and that comes as no surprise, as he is showing great improvement in the game over the past couple of seasons. We think Octavio may be the next star in local bowling. As far as the top scratch score last week, once again pro Jeff Miller takes that honor with a strong 715 set that he fashioned in the Fraternal. Jeff is as good a bowler as you will ever see. It’s a pleasure to watch him mangle the pins right here in Hood River, week in and week out.

Happy New Year everybody, here’s wishing you strikes galore and a healthy 2016!

LEAGUE REPORTS

Monday night Industrial:

Joey Sheirbon, 268 game & 678 series

Lynn Spellman, 245 game & 661 series

Kevin Harris, 258 game

Zach Mohun, 252 game

Stan Pratnicki, 237 game

Patrick Olson, 235 game

Tuesday morning Ladies Workshirkers:

Nancy Asai, 224,208 games and 596 series

Nancy Sayler, 205 game

Tuesday Nite Mixed:

Roger Montavon, 642 series

Nancy Asai, 215,214,210 games & 639 series

Paul Dethman, 254 game

Mike Parke, 254 game

Lee Montavon, 212 game

Mary Finley, 201 game

Wednesday afternoon Senior Colts & Fillies:

Lynn Spellman, 221 game & 578 series

Verna Smith, 506 series

Quinton Cox, 205 game

Bonnie Ternahan, 203 game

Wednesday night Fraternal:

Jeff Miller, 267 game and 715 series

Roger Montavon, 252 game and 656 series

Jessi Bennett, 201 game and 540 series

Bryan Mason, 247 game

Ron Ward, 245 game

Octavio Campos, 238 game

Jeff Brittle, 236 game



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