Splitzter - September 19, 2003

I’ve been pondering this week’s opening lines for hours. The article’s opening paragraph sets the tone for the piece. But the world is invading my thoughts. Someone was kind enough to send me a cold virus and every breath feels like fire. I’ve been trying to FTP my server with the latest bowling information but it’s not working. There’s a waste of 2 hours on the phone in my future. By the time my problem reaches someone who can fix it, my inability to access the server’s hard drive will be answered with “jiggle the handle on the stool.”

Add to that fantasy football started last week and I’m still tweaking the website. Does anyone else feel like there are not enough hours in the day? Boy, am I looking forward to bowling with my buddies tonight. It’s been a long week and I can share my stories with the guys. You know what? There’s my lead-in. Boys’ night out, girls’ night out. Mixed doubles leagues are starting up and old friends from last season are seen again and stories swapped. The bowling center is a unique social setting where the worries of the world can be forgotten and fun is the center of attention.

Congrats to J J Westhoven on his big 743 series last Wednesday in the Hernandez Insurance Classic. Games of 246-237-260 moved JJ into the number one spot on average with his 223 number. The 743 set is also high for the season thus far at River City.
Right behind the 743 was lefty Bob Cannon’s 737 on Monday’s N, R & G Recycling League. Bob has been putting in extra practice time and with bowling guru Russ Eickholt’s tutelage, the stroke is coming into form.

Nice shooting plaudits also go to Gary Hancock that same night on N,R & G. Gary’s 179 incoming average was raised considerably with his week leading 277 game. Rick Merrick checked into the second place slot for the week with a nice 269 game with the Hernandez boys.

The gals had a big week with Janice Carpenter leading the way with her 589 in the Primerica Mixed Saturday night. Solid games of 192-194-203 got her season started on week one of the league. Marsha Brandt was right behind her in the league that night with scores of 215-159-211 for a 585 set. Nice bowling, ladies.

Janice also had high game for the week with her 225 game on her Tuesday Walter’s Collision league. Tami Bombick had a 223 Saturday during Primerica Mixed, and Julie Hefflinger checked in with a 221 in the Wednesday morning Lucky Strike league.
By the way, for those who don’t know, River City Bowl-A-Way and Deshler Lanes have the weekly league standings online. River City is bowlaway.com and Deshler Lanes have their numbers on leaguesecretary.com.