Spare Time Lanes High Scorers (l. to r.) Brian Netherton, Darin Hein, Bob Heath Sr., Kevin Sherlock, Ricky Lebeck, John Woodford, and Joyce HoyleNeil McDowell

Spare Time Lanes reports bowling honors


Several people who bowl regularly at Spare Time Lanes in Jefferson have bowled games and/or series that have earned honor score distinction within the last six months.

Darin Hein resides in Perry, but has been bowling regularly at least one night a week in Jefferson for the past three years. In September, 2014, Hein rolled a 799 series, and in January, 2015, he bowled a 298 game.

Brian Netherton also lives in Perry, but has been frequenting Spare Time Lanes for the past two years. On Dec. 21, Netherton had a perfect 300 game. He recently got a 781 series also. Netherton started bowling 25 years ago.

Ricky Lebeck drives from Boone to bowl at Spare Time Lanes. Lebeck has bowled regularly for 15 years and bowled a 296 game and a 784 series on the same night.

Bob Heath Sr. has been enjoying the sport of bowling for 40 years. Heath lives in Grand Junction and has scored well several times. Bob recently had a 297 game, but on Jan. 20, he rolled games of 277, 278, and 279 in the same evening for a 834 series.

Kevin Sherlock also had a good night on Jan. 20. when he had a 290 game and a 738 series. Sherlock resides in Scranton and has been bowling in Jefferson since 1988.

Neil McDowell from Jefferson rolled his eighth 300 game in October of 2014. McDowell also had a 781 series the same evening.

John Woodford, owner and operator of Spare Time Lanes for the past 17 years, recently bowled a 299 game, had an 804 series last November and a 812 series this past January. Last October, he and two other bowlers also won the PBA Midwest Open Baker’s Team Championship at the Thunderbowl Lanes in Council Bluffs.

Joyce Hoyle of Churdan recently turned 80 years old and has been bowling for at least 55 years. On Jan. 26, Joyce got the women’s high score when she rolled at 247 game and a 597 series.

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