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Kyle Van Cleave’s Wild Giant Studio from The Dalles won the highly regarded Monday night Industrial bowling league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. Kyle, who is a graphic designer specializing in logos and creating personal and business websites, is also one heck of a bowler. Kyle le…

In last week’s big news, the dynastic MWB trio won the high scoring Fraternal league for the umpteenth time at Orchard Lanes.

We’re down to the season-ending nitty-gritty time in bowling league action at Orchard Lanes, Hood River’s ten-pin palace up on the Heights. Three leagues remain and all are featuring dog fights for their championships.

Our raucous, exuberant, fun loving Thursday County league had its championship roll-off at Orchard Lanes last week. The contest pitted the first half winners, The Munsons, against the second half winners, The Unbowlieveables. We’re not sure how they came up with their team’s name but as a Ne…

Crunch time is closing in on league action at Orchard Lanes. There are just a few weeks left in the regular bowling season.

The Hood River city bowling championships were conducted at Orchard Lanes last week. It’s the premier challenge of the year for all local league bowlers and it’s been an annual happening right here in our little town for the past 70 years, how about that! To make it fair for all, the tournam…

Are You Splitting Me won the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Orchard Lanes last week. Congratulations to this cleverly named crew, Liz Debates, Austin Reed, Holly Reed, and Robert Reed. The Splitters prevailed in a total pins three game roll off between the four teams that finished first and se…

The Tuesday Nite Mixed league completed its regular season at Orchard Lanes last week, with Double A Orchards taking the second half in a cake walk. They won a whopping 82% of their matches in the second half. The format for the Mixed championship title specifies a four-team roll-off of the …

The 70th annual Hood River City Championship bowling tournament will be held Feb. 27 through March 6 at Orchard Lanes. This is the premier event for all league bowlers in the area, so polish up those bowling balls, pack up your gear and head on up to the Heights in Hood River to compete. Thi…

More than 67 million people bowl in the U.S. every year and there are 1.2 million who participate in leagues. Bowling has been traced back to Egyptian times over 5,000 years ago. Those first games involved stones for pins and a stone ball to knock them down. A similar game was discovered in …

Last week our favorite plumber, Levi Phelps, rolled a 300 game in the Wednesday night Fraternal league at Orchard Lanes. Folks, for those of you who don’t know anything about bowling, 300 is the best score possible in one game; you can’t go any higher.

We are at about the mid-point in the 2021-2022 league bowling season at good old Orchard Lanes up on the Heights in beautiful Hood River. It’s a perfect time to recap our high scores and see how our top players and winning teams are doing.

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The year 2021 went out like a Mike Tyson right to the jaw at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. We got slammed by old man winter, which dissuaded some of our leaguers from making their scheduled weekly visit to the lanes. The seniors took it one step further and cancelled their entire lea…

We’re nearing the halfway point in this season’s league bowling up on the “Heights” at Hood River’s own Orchard Lanes. Hunting season may have recently ended but last week it looked like it was open season on big scores in the ten-pin arena. Clearly, many of our local pin busters are in mid-…

Continuing with what we started the last time we met, here are our three ten-pin stars from last week’s bowling league action at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes:

Hockey fans know that at the end of each game, three stars are announced. They skate out on the ice under rotating spotlights to thunderous applause from the crowd.

Team Nishi is going to win the first round of the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. There is still a week to go in the round but Team Nishi has amassed such a lead that no one can mathematically catch them.

The first round of bowling action in the Monday Industrial and Wednesday Fraternal leagues concluded last week at Orchard Lanes, Hood River’s fun-spot up on the Heights.

Last week saw a hatful of big scores in league action at Orchard Lanes, bowling’s big daddy up on the heights in Hood River. Just check out the bigly numbers below that were posted by our latest elite fivesome:

Numbers are important to our big-time games in the USA. Baseball has batting averages, homers, runs batted in, runs scored, and earned run averages to name a few. Football has touchdowns, yardage via pass and run, interceptions, sacks and more. Basketball has points, assists, rebounds, fouls…

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As the classic song goes, “you can get anything you want at Alice’s restaurant.” The same holds true at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes in a slightly different way, all you need to do is put some work in to bowl better. Then, you will get what we all want, more strikes and more spares which will produce bigger scores. That makes us bowlers happy.

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As the classic song goes, “you can get anything you want at Alice’s restaurant.” The same holds true at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes in a slightly different way, all you need to do is put some work in to bowl better.  Then, you will get what we all want, more strikes and more spares which will…

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Last week it seemed like airplanes were flying in the Industrial bowling league up on the Hood River Heights at good old Orchard Lanes. Kevin Harris piloted a big, super jumbo 777 scratch series that included over 20 strikes in his three gamer. Kevin was “in the zone” racking up huge 265, 25…

Just one question: are you bored? Sure, things picked up a bit this summer but have you noticed what’s going on outside right now? That’s right, summer is about over, you can sure feel that telltale nip in the air. It won’t be long and we’ll be facing cold Mr. Freeze and the doldrums of wint…

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Riding dirt bikes through narrow trails and the steep hills of central Idaho, five women became the first all-female dirt bike team to complete the Great R’Idaho Trails Challenge. Kalyn Benaroya of Hood River, assembled a squad of dirt bike fanatics and small business owners to make history.

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Three Babe Ruth teams, with players from The Dalles, Hood River and White Salmon, played a full local season this spring despite the many challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local Babe Ruth baseball finished off the season on June 16.

Despite pandemic challenges, many of Hood River’s waterfront activities and river sports are resuming this summer, and in some cases, expanding. For example, the Port of Hood River Board of Commissioners last month approved a use agreement with a new sailboat charter company that will begin …

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The 2020-21 ten-pin league bowling season was completed at Hood River’s renowned Orchard Lanes last week. Conducting leagues has not been easy with the pandemic pauses. We are fortunate to have completed about 2/3 of the schedule. The bottom line is simple, bowlers love to bowl, they show up…

Last week, team Take Ten won the abbreviated Tuesday Nite Mixed bowling league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. The top four teams earned spots in the season-ending three-game total pins league championship roll off. Those teams were Team Nishi, Take Ten, defending champs Who Gives A Split and…

Just the other day, it was Friday the 13th and you know what that means. On that ominous day, Governor Kate Brown put Oregon in another “freeze,” this time for two weeks to combat an uptick of coronavirus infections. It goes without saying that this year has been very trying but we support t…

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Gorge Thunder 18U softball team traveled to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the Triple Crown Fall Showcase tournament Nov. 5, going 4-1 on the weekend and winding up a successful — and eventful — fall softball season, according to coach Jesse Bryan.

This bi-weekly tenpin bowling report reads like a who’s who in local bowling. Yes, the cream of the crop rose to the top in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Just check out the big scores in the league reports below. Our mythical five-person team of stars based on the high scores …

The past two weeks of ten-pin bowling in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes produced some mighty fine scores. There were five 700 three game series and two near-perfect games. Proprietor Patrick Olson led the way with a solid scratch 740 series that he punched out in the Monday nigh…

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