Kegler's Corner: Nobi’s wins Workshirkers

As they have often done in the past umpteen bowling seasons, the 10-pin terrors known as Nobi’s, won both halves in the ladies Tuesday morning Workshirkers League, which means they become the automatic league champions again! Congratulations to this legendary quartet of who’s who in ladies bowling in Hood River: Shirley Thornhill, Nina Kruckenberg, Charlotte Severns and Nancy Asai. Individual highs in the Workshirkers include: high average, Asai, 188; high scratch series, Asai, 691; and high scratch game, Asai, 268. No wonder Nobi’s is so dominant!

Congratulations are also due to the More “R” Better team, who won the second half of the Wednesday afternoon senior Colts and Fillies League. High fives to the winners: Garna Arnell, Sue Spellman, Doug Arnell, and John Lyon. This league does not roll off between the half winners to determine an overall champion, but instead, it honors both as co-champions. So, congratulations are also in order to the first-half winners, the Rock N Rollers: Nancy Sayler, Tom Culp, Ross Bluestone, and Lyle Sayler. Individual highs in the Colts and Fillies included: high average, Lynn Spellman, 197 and Sue Spellman, 159; high scratch series, Mick Sherrell, 722 and Sue Spellman, 549; high scratch game, Sherrell, 288 and Verna Smith, 218.

Many thanks to everybody who bowled these two leagues. We hope you all had a good time. Have a wonderful summer, but please come on in to see us and roll a few games to stay in touch with your game until next season starts in September!

The high-scoring and fast-paced Wednesday night Fraternal League has one more regular season match to go in its third round and the dynamic and two-time past champion trio of power ball artist Levi Phelps, intense Court Barker, and the excitable and mighty Casey Barker, have a commanding 18.5-point lead going in to this week’s battle. That makes them the odds-on favorite to win the third round, but anything can still happen, as 25 points are up for grabs and they will be bowling a critical head-to-head match against the second-place team, Orchard Lanes. Wow, what a setup; it doesn’t get much better!

Two bowlers were really hot last week. Muscleman Josh Worth went ballistic in the Fraternal, where he launched that sphere of his at near light speed as only he can do, blasting a huge scratch 744 series that was capped with big-time 266 and 255 games. Josh ended up 135 pins over his average. Who said these lanes were tough? Wait a minute, Josh said that. Oh, guess he was just kidding. Tom Culp also found out what happens when you string together a bunch of strikes. He rolled a beautiful scratch 236 game and finished up 110 pins over his average in the Colts and Fillies. Too bad he waited until the last week in the league to star. Hope he can remember the secret to his success when the next season starts in four months! Let the good times roll, everybody!

League Reports

(high scratch scores):

Tuesday morning ladies Workshirkers: Nancy Asai: 236 game and 592 series; Bernie Keys: 207 game.

Wednesday afternoon senior Colts and Fillies: Dave Baumsteiger: 236 game and 606 series; Sue Spellman: 509 series; Tom Culp: 236 game; Mick Sherrell: 229, 201 games; Bucky Klantchnek: 218 game; Quinton Cox: 214 game; Kim McCartney: 204 game; Lynn Spellman: 203, 203 games; Bonnie Ternahan: 191 game.

Wednesday evening Fraternal: Josh Worth: 266, 255 games and 744 series; Jeff Miller: 250 game and 686 series; Jeremy Bloom: 670 series; Jason Degeus: 247 game and 670 series; Ciena Brittle: 235, 204 games and 567 series; Roger Montavon: 256 game; Court Barker: 248 game.

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