Kegler's Corner: Pat Olson rolls 300

Team of the Week:

(pins over average, series plus handicap)

Court Barker: +159, 813

Matt Webber: +126, 780

Shannon Troxel: +117, 525

Patrick Olson: +100, 757

Randy Tumlinson: +100, 751

David Gibeaut: +100, 748

3,849 total pins

In last week’s Tuesday Nite Mixed league (TNM) at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, proprietor Patrick Olson rolled his 19th perfect 300 game! That is such an incredible number; it’s hard to believe anyone could toss that many perfectos. Patrick is only 47, so he could easily rack up a dozen more in his career. This one was the first 300 game at Orchard Lanes this season on the new synthetic lanes. We expect many more to come. Patrick continued pounding the 1-3 pocket and finished up the session with an outstanding scratch 754 series. That mighty fine effort was 100 pins over his lofty 218 average, which also earned him a spot on the team of the week.

Young Court Barker went a couple of sticks better in the Wednesday night Fraternal League, posting a huge scratch 756 series that was 159 pins over his average — the best overall performance of all league bowlers last week. That makes Court No. 1 on the team of the week. Court, who has been “en fuego” lately, notched lofty scratch 279 and 277 games to begin his outing. Both of those big games were just one ball away from perfection. One of these days we’re going to see something really special on these lanes, perhaps a 900 series consisting of three straight 300s and Court could be the one to do it.

Matt Webber came close last week also. He fired a beautiful scratch 279 game and a milestone-busting 711 series in the TNM League. Anytime a bowler climbs over the magical 700 barrier, they can be justly proud. It’s always indicative of a mighty fine achievement. Matt topped his average by 126 pins to make the fab six.

Shannon Troxel has only bowled two weeks, but she showed she has the right stuff in this great game, topping her average by 117 pins in the TNM, which plunked her smack-dab in the limelight on our vaunted team of the week.

Randy Tumlinson and David Gibeaut also made the big six last week, as each beat their averages by 100 pins. Randy rolled a big-time scratch 258 game and 625 series in the Monday night Industrial League and David did it by notching a scratch 209 game in the TNM League.

Last week, the second half concluded in the TNM League with Oh She Hit winning. They joined first-half winners You Can’t See Me plus Got Sand, who finished second, and wildcard Take Ten in the roll-off for the league championship. Great bowling, everybody!

League Reports

(high scratch scores):

Monday evening Industrial: Jeff Miller: 237 game and 652 series; Randy Tumlinson: 258 game; Carl Casey: 236 game; Fred Bergren: 236 game.

Tuesday morning ladies Workshirkers: Nancy Asai: 255, 209 games and 633 series; Bernie Keys: 204 game.

Tuesday Nite Mixed: Patrick Olson: 300, 237 games and 754 series; Matt Webber: 279 game and 711 series; Court Barker: 236 game and 653 series; Mary Finley: 216, 213, 202 games and 631 series; Josh Worth: 238 game.

Wednesday afternoon senior Colts and Fillies: Lynn Spellman: 247, 218, 204 games and 669 series; Joyce Ebersole: 522 series; Mick Sherrell: 235 game; Dave Baumsteiger: 221 and 208 games; Ed Busick: 215 game; Lyle Sayler: 214 game; Len Hickman: 212 game; Ken Kramer: 212 game; Sue Spellman: 189 game.

Wednesday evening Fraternal: Court Barker: 279, 277 games and 756 series; Patrick Olson: 247 game and 661 series; Josh Worth: 259 game and 655 series; Bernie Keys: 233, 204 games and 620 series; Casey Barker: 235 game; Ciena Brittle: 210 game.

Thursday afternoon senior Lads and Lassies: Len Allen: 237 game and 572 series; Bernie Keys: 492 series; Ken Ingram: 203 game; Minnie Allen: 180 game.

Thursday HR County: Rod Pratt: 232 game and 594 series; Nina Kruckenberg: 177 game and 467 series.

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