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March 7, 2014

Young Fetty notches first 700 series

After reporting on so many tournaments and their results for the past few weeks, the timing couldn’t have been better for some very impressive scores to be shot this week.

Starting out the week on Monday, Jaxon Fetty rolled his very first 700 series. Fetty bowls in the Pick Your Partner league and shot a 705 series.

He started the night out with a 171 game. His second game started with the first nine strikes. The 10th frame started with another strike. The second ball in the 10th was a solid ball in the pocket, but he left a 10 pin. He finished the game with a 288 game.

Fetty finished the night with another great game of 246. Monday not only gave Jaxon his highest series ever, but also his highest game. Oh, and did I mention that Jaxon is only 13 years old?

The icing on the cake for what was already a great night was that Jaxon outscored his partner for series and game. His partner is not only his partner but he just happens to be his dad. For the first time ever Fetty beat his dad on the lanes. Not a small feat since his dad happened to shoot an impressive 694 series himself. Congratulations, Jaxon!

The tide has begun to turn. When our children begin to compete with us, the parents, and sometimes even out-do us, we realize that they are growing into their own. The next generation is making its mark and it is only a matter of time until they become the bowlers they were meant to be.

Monday night also marked the first 800 series of the season. Josh Bloom broke through that elusive series barrier to shoot an 822 series. Bloom rolled 11 strikes in a row during the second game to shoot a 299 game. Although to shoot that kind of series, there couldn’t have been very many frames that were not strikes. Bloom shot his high series for the season in the TNT league.

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