Friday, November 2, 2012
The effortless strokes of Jan Halstead led everybody in scoring last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.
Jan fashioned a beautiful 717 series in the Wednesday night Fraternal league and in so doing he raised his average well over the 200 mark.
Jan’s game is so smooth and easy, he lets the ball do all the work. Jan could probably bowl all day and night without breaking a sweat!
On the other side of the coin, powerful Chris Voyles stirred the sticks to the tune of a fab 683 set in the Fraternal. Chris, who fires the ball with a ton of speed and revs, raised his average well over the 200 mark also.
On the distaff side, Nancy Asai led all women in scoring as she so often does with a fine 669 series also in the Fraternal. Nancy continued en fuego after popping two 700s last week. Sandy Holmes also climbed over the 600 mark with a nice 601 series in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league.
Gordon Sim topped all seniors again with a solid 632 in the Wednesday afternoon Colts and Fillies. Gordon is now carrying a big 211 average! Stuart Sneider had the high game of the week for the seniors with a super 243.
Fred Bergren had a great outing with a super 672 series that he splashed in the Monday night Industrial league. Fred was 138 pins over his average. Tim Furlong also really had it going in the Industrial where he racked up a great 655 series which was 133 pins over his average.
And, following closely to those two was Leroy Nickerson, who not only notched a 600 series with a fine 601 in the Tuesday Nite Mixed, but he was a whopping 121 pins over his average.
Finally, a hearty welcome back to Jim Block who is bowling like a youngster again after knee replacement surgery.
Jim logged a 200 game in the Thursday afternoon Lads and Lassies and finished up with a nice 575 series.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Jan Halstead 717
Brandon Kawachi 700
Greg McDaniel 692
Chris Voyles 683
Gail Larsen 680
Total 3,462 pins
Fred Bergren, 266 game and 672 series
AJ Sutton, 267 game
Nancy Asai, 247 game and 605 series
Tuesday Nite Mixed
Brandon Kawachi, 684 series
Sandy Holmes, 238 game and 601 series
AJ Sutton, 250 game
Colts and Fillies
Gordon Sim, 632 series
Joyce Ebersole, 202 game and 506 series
Stuart Sneider, 243 game
Jan Halstead, 257 game and 717 series
Nancy Asai, 244 game and 669 series
Gail Larsen, 257 game
Lads and Lassies
Gordon Sim, 582 series
Marge Meyer, 168 game and 475 series
Len Allen, 234 game
Hood River County
Rod Pratt, 531 series
Ellen Davis, 156 game and 452 series
Steve Watt, 222 game
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The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge