Westbrook Lanes' Cheyenne League is the featured league today.

League secretary Gary Muth says they have 16, five-member teams that bowl for 34 weeks. The league champion is crowned following a roll off between the first- and second-half winners. Last season’s champion was Pawnee Bar. Randy McCullough, Craig Spohn, Shannon Weyhrich, George McCarthy, Cody Nilson, Brady Hoefer, Brent Fiala and Adam Korger have all bowled with Pawnee Bar this season.

Four weeks into the second half, A J Bloebaum Electric sits in first place with a 15-1 record. Team members include Muth, John Riedmiller, Tom Riedmiller, Rick Krings and Eric Brabec as the regulars. Kyle Brestel, Rob Lawrence, Trev Muth, Marlin Rieck and myself have all bowled nine games or less for A J Bloebaum Electric.

The high team game belongs to Lotto Nebraska with a 1,171. Steve Getzfred, Mike Woosley, Victor Cardenas, Wyatt Ellis, Rob Brunken, Jim Murcek, John Eckholt and Dave Hellbusch make up the Lotto Nebraska team. Lamplighter Lounge owns the high team series with a 3,374. Adam Brodecky, Joey Irwin, Justin Eckholt, Alden Elm, Brandon Silvey and Nick Lindsey bowl for Lamplighter. On the individual side of things, Hoefer has the high game with a 300 and high series with a 772. The high league average belongs to John Eckholt with a 227.16.

During league play on Jan. 25 Lotto Nebraska shot the high team game with a 1,128. Lamplighter Lounge rolled the high team series with a 3,168. On the individual side, Hoefer shot both the high game and series with a 256 and a 744 (+81). Gary Muth’s 256 (+50) tied Hoefer for high game.

There were six bowlers that made the 40/80 club. That is 40 pins over game and 80 pins over series averages. Leading the way was Tom Riedmiller with a 254 (+80) and a 638 (+106). Derek Thiem had a 237 (+46) and a 648 (+105). Cardenas was next with his 237 (+52) and 658 (+103). Brodecky rolled a 227 (+45) and a 641 (+95). Next was Mike Faltys with a 246 (+45) and a 689 (+86). Last, but not least, Hellbusch’s 230 (+54) and 609 (+81). Just missing out on the 40/80 club was Tyler Faltys by one pin. He had a 220 (+39) and a 623 (+80).

There were ten other bowlers that shot games that were more than 40 pins above their average: Nick Augustine 217 (+57), Tom Mohning 246 (+56), Krings 243 (+56), Chuck Jensen 254 (+50), Tom Settje 242 (+46), Fiala 225 (+45), Elm 237 (+43), Lynn Broxterman 223 (+43), Bruce Stork 198 (+42), and finally, Curt Hajek 164 (+40).

Nice bowling to one and all.

Alden Elm, Chris Scheel and Dan Oakley were named Westbrook Lanes' bowlers of the week. Elm and Scheel shared the men’s honor for the past week. Elm shot the high game for the men with a 290, while finishing with a 689 series. Scheel tossed a 739 series, with his top game being a 258. The senior pick went to Oakley with his 278 game and 654 series. The ladies were led by Alexis Sliva and Shawna Woosley. Sliva rolled a 603 series, while Woosley shot a 226 game. The high series for the men was a 771 by John Eckholt.

Terry Henke selected Jerry Crilly, Brandon Zakrzewski and Marilyn Pfeifer as Boulevard Lanes' bowlers of the week. Crilly earned his share of the men’s honor with a 745 series on games of 235-278-232. Zakrzewski’s 708 series and 277 game earned him co-bowler of the week honors. Pfeifer claimed the senior pick with her 182 game and a 504 series. Dave Neemeyer and Michelle Bauer were the top bowlers for the week. Neemeyer led the men with a 287 game and a 775 series, while Bauer’s 275 game and 698 series led the ladies.

Next week I hope to have the final results to both the Open and Women’s city tournaments.

Bowlers of the Week

Boulevard Lanes

Jerry Crilly 278 – 745

Brandon Zakrzewski 277 – 708

Marilyn Pfeifer 182 – 504

Westbrook Lanes

Alden Elm 290 – 689

Chris Scheel 258 – 739

Dan Oakley 278 – 654

Chuck McCarthy is a local bowler whose columns are featured weekly in The Telegram during bowling season.