Kegler's Corner: Jim Youtsey is the Bowler of the Week

Three 700s were notched in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Jeremy Bloom is still hotter than a firecracker in July; the right-hander logged a solid 725 set in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league to put in the top score of the week at the lanes. Jeremy is now the No.1 bowler in town, carrying a big-time 224-pins-per-game average, hands-down better than anybody else.

Moving on, Jan Halstead and Mark Chabotte each made the 700 mark in the Monday night Industrial league. Jan was a tad better than Mark, edging him by a mere three pins, 703 to an even 700. But, Jan was 136 pins over his average whereas Mark was “only” 79 over his average.

Hats off to orchardist Jeff Hasegawa, who joined Jeremy, Jan and Mark on the Team of the Week with a fine 670 that he tossed in the Tuesday Nite Mixed. It’s nice to see Jeff back in top form again. He was 103 pins over his average for the night.

Other notable performances in the Industrial league included golfer extraordinaire Mike Roberts, who smashed a big 248 game. He’s got that natural coordination, whether crushing a 300-yard drive or dismantling the tenpins. The effortless slants of Ken Espersen produced a fine 243 game and 641 series in the same session. But the topper of them all was Sawtooth Roadhouse’s main man, Jim Youtsey, who fired a 220 game and just missed a 600 by one little pin. Jim’s 599 series was 149 pins over his average, which makes him the Bowler of the Week.

As far as the ladies go, Jennifer Bloom was a star in the Tuesday Nite Mixed as she blasted a huge 236 game and 585 series; 114 pins over her average. Clearly, the Blooms had it all in bowling last week. Aaron Asai came close to topping Jim Youtsey for the all-star bowler of the week, with a super 584 series that he shot in the Tuesday Nite Mixed. Aaron was 143 pins over his average for the session.

Finally, how about Paul Dethman in the Thursday County league? Paul inched over the 200 mark with a nice 201 game and finished the session with a 504 series, which was 102 pins over his average.

Good bowling, everybody.

Team of the Week:

Jeremy Bloom (4), 725

Jan Halstead (1), 703

Mark Chabotte (2), 700

Jeff Hasegawa (1), 670

Gordon Sim (6), 659

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