Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Scoring was really challenging at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. The powerful shots of Jason DeGeus and Josh Worth still found enough success to make the most recent Team of the Week, as did the finesse strokes of Jeremy Bloom.
Joining this trio of big names were Ted Rosenberg and Bob Reid, both of whom tossed 662 sets in the Monday night Industrial league. Ted was in the zone all night long, racking up three 200 games along the way, whereas Bob started a little slower and finished strong with 232 and 246 games. This is the second time in the past few weeks that Bob Reid has made the vaunted fab-five; has he found the secret to making the sticks dance?
Finally, Bowler of the Week honors go to Ted, as he was a whopping 158 pins over his average.
Jeff Chenier and Rod Pratt just missed making the Team of the Week. Jeff logged a 657 set to top all of the big shooters in the powerful Wednesday night Fraternal league and Rod had a sparkling 654 series in the Thursday evening Hood River County league. Jeff is no stranger to big scores, having notched many of them in his career on the maples. Meanwhile, Rod seems to break out every year with a fine set or two in the fun county league. It seems that if he wanted to get serious he could easily bowl with the best.
Judging from last week’s scores, it appears the county league may be just getting warmed up as its season is drawing to a close. Take note of all the other big scores in the county league: Cory VanSickle had a super 232 game, Zach Kellogg had a fine 229 game and Tony Clark rolled 216 and 203 games. If the lanes were a bit more challenging last week, how come so many new names rose to the occasion? It’s good to see different bowlers rolling good games.
The lesson is, hang in there, work hard and the big numbers will happen. You have to be able to adjust to different lane conditions; that’s what makes a bowler a player. Are you a player?
Team of the Week
Jason DeGeus, 689
Jeremy Bloom, 672
Ted Rosenberg, 662
Bob Reid, 662
Josh Worth, 660
Jason DeGeus, 246 game, 689 series
Bob Reid, 246 game
Nancy Asai, 613 series
Bernie Keys, 214 game
Tuesday Nite Mixed
Jeremy Bloom, 672 series
Sandy Holmes, 549 series
Russ Frazier, 262 game
Jennifer Bloom, 215 game
Betsy Frazier, 215 game
Colts & Fillies
Gordon Sim, 622 series
Charlotte Severns, 192 game, 475 series
Joe Krug, 237 game
Jeff Chenier, 256 game, 657 series
Josh Worth, 657 series
Lads & Lassies
Gordon Sim, 227 game, 598 series
Joyce Hert, 176 game, 479 series
Hood River County
Rod Pratt, 255, 654 series
Deanna Lainhart, 460 series
Britt Lee, 175 game
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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"
Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge