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Another fun week of bowling in the Rotary League 100th season. We had some high scratch scores:
Ralph Decker 224
Steve Lafara 223
Don Lorenz 208
Don Klackner 204
Pete Milne 200
Rose Cooper 163
Jeanine Conway 142
Since I am doing Alleygations and we were in last place we will hear about the last place battle this week. In the battle for last place Team Lorenz faced Team Cowell. Team Lorenz had their best night in a long time and took Team Cowell for 22 points anchored by Steve Lafara in his first night back from Florida sabbatical. Steve bowled a 612 scratch series and that catapulted Team Lorenz from 8th to 6th place as Team Weiss took 16 from Team Cooper and dropped them to 7th place. It looks like next week’s position night will NOT be a rematch of Team Lorenz and Team Cowell battling for last place as we all expected.
Even though Team Cooper lost 16 points their captain Rose Cooper took down Team Weiss’s number one bowler, Don Lorenz, in a head to head match beating him handily. Rose bowled well and Don not quite as well.
Team Kocher took down Team Harris 16-6 even though Team Harris had a visiting fan from the U.K. (Dan and Jeanine Conway’s daughter was in town from London). Team Soifer took 14 points from Team Decker despite captain Ralph Decker’s 622 scratch series. Nice bowling Ralph.
Dan Scott took home the 50/50 money for the week,
See everyone next week for the 3rd quarter position night.
It was another exciting night at Olivette lanes. A lot of laughter was heard from lanes 21 & 22 were the Weiss and Lorenz teams were going head to head. Speaking of the Lorenz team – Steve LaFara won the 50/50. This is the 3rd time in the past 4 weeks that someone on the Lorenz team won the 50/50. Rigged? You be the judge.
Down on lanes 19 & 20, the Cooper and Cowell teams tied for the first game. Doc Jones pulled it out the tenth frame to tie the game. Next door on lanes 17 and 18, teams Kocher and Decker ended the first game two points apart.
Down at the far end of the alley, Price (or is it Prince) Harris had 4 strikes in a row in the second game. And Bob Garagiola had a great night with a handicap series of 725. Way to go Price and Bob!
There were a lot of good games:
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