NO BOWLING APRIL 6, 2021
Due to the NCAA bowling tournament at Pro Bowl Lanes this week, we are NOT bowling this week. Next week we will resume where we left off.

The schedule has been adjusted, "Week 7" will now happen on April 13.

(Ignore the slippery pig. I was too lazy to replace the image from the last ice storm cancellation.)

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Spring 2016, Week 5 Posted by ScooterJ On March 1, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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For most of the league it was simply too far past their bedtimes, but those who stuck around to the end experienced quite the show. That said, much like the conclusion of bowling this week, we'll come to that in due time.As Scott Murdock walked into the bowling alley this evening, he noticed Jonathan Vigliaturo standing outside near the back door. Making eye contact, Scoot flashed him a grin, followed by a point and a nod as if to say "you're going down," Scoot headed inside, where he then learned... (more...)

Fallop Ian Squeezes Through a Small Lead

Spring 2016, Week 4 Posted by ScooterJ On February 23, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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Half of tonight's matchups saw underdogs come out on top, while the other half saw bullies beat up on their prey. Which way did each matchup go? Read on to find out.First up, on lanes 41 & 42: Bowlgasmic intended to crush Glory Bowl into oblivion. Glory Bowl was already suffering due to Chelsie Finger needing to drop out for the season ue to an elbow injury. But then Bowlgasmic lost both Michelle Tollefson and Angela Bradford for the evening. As it turns out, the bad boys of Bowlgasmic... (more...)

The 11th Frame — Week 3, Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Posted by ScooterJ On February 19, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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This week we look at the accomplishments of a couple of bowlers and make some Tournament of Champions predictions.INDIVIDUALS: (more...)  Read More →

Theory of Relativity Proven

Spring 2016, Week 3 Posted by ScooterJ On February 16, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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Just days after the announcement that gravity waves were detected, another portion of Einstein's Theory of Relativity was proven tonight when the matchup that involved Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! finished in less time than any other matchup! Granted, they shed half of their mass in order do do it, but it's all part of the famous equation.First up, on lanes 41 & 42: The usual members of Split It & Hit It did battle with a pint-sized Holy Sandbaggers, Batman!. Led by Dennis Blake and his 542... (more...)

Let’s Bowl!

Spring 2016 Posted by ScooterJ On February 16, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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Barring another urgent 4:00 phone call from AMC alerting us to yet another outside force beyond anyone's control, bowling is on this afternoon.Though it feels to some like this should be the 5th week by now (because it should be), we will be rolling Week 3 of our schedule this week. We hope this means that Seth Gunderson, Andrew Finger, and Chelsie Finger will be able to make it tonight, since none of the three of you have set your average yet.Though the web site has been updated to reflect the... (more...)

BOWLING POSTPONED DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK

Spring 2016 Posted by ScooterJ On February 9, 20161 COMMENT
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Water main break on 18th Ave in front of bowling alley. City ordering all affected business to shut down for the evening. Week 3 of bowling is postponed to next week.  Read More →

The 11th Frame — Week 2, Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Posted by ScooterJ On February 5, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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This day-late issue of The 11th frame features on everyone's favorite aspect of our league (other than humping Scoot), the Tournament of Champions!INDIVIDUALS: (more...)  Read More →

Six More Weeks of Cheese Sticks

Spring 2016, Week 2 Posted by ScooterJ On February 2, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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Bowling took way too long tonight due to some major lane malfunctions, and Scoot has to get up way too early tomorrow, so portions of this week's writeup are computer-generated. Apologies in advance for the lameness of ScooterProgramming™ computer-generated writing.First up, on lanes 41 & 42: Glory Bowl, still missing its Fingers, spent a romantic evening with Split Sisters. And, due to some flawed advice by yours truly, which I feel terrible about, the Split Sisters ended up swept... (more...)

The 11th Frame — Week 1, Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Posted by ScooterJ On January 28, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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After a three year long hiatus, we are resurrecting the Thursday feature known as "The 11th Frame". This weekly series highlights some of the accomplishments and milestones that are often overlooked in the main weekly writeup.INDIVIDUALS: (more...)  Read More →

Off And Rolling

Spring 2016, Week 1 Posted by ScooterJ On January 26, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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The first week of our 33rd season began with lots of laughter and reunions, progressed through lots of beer, and ended with four teams rubbing their sore butts.First up, on lanes 41 & 42, a 404: Team Name Not Found suffering from 50% their normal level of Seans launched the season with a half-rookied Bowies In Space. Led by Scott Murdock and his 479 series, Team Name Not Found managed only 1 win against Bowies In Space. Meanwhile, Aaron Barber and his 607 series led Bowies In Space to 3 wins... (more...)

Let’s Try This Again… It’s Time to Bowl!

Spring 2016 Posted by ScooterJ On January 22, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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After last week's over-panicked snow meltdown, we're ready to give starting this season a second shot! With the weather clowns forecasting partly sunny skies and a temperature a little above freezing, we ought to be a go this Tuesday, January 26th.The rest of this post is a repeat of what was posted last week. If you are new to the league or haven't rolled with us in a while, please read through the "INFO FOR THE NEWCOMERS & RETURNEES" section below if you didn't already do so last week. This... (more...)

Bowling Postponed 1 Week

Spring 2016 Posted by ScooterJ On January 19, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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We got a call from AMF a short while ago, all their other leagues have cancelled tonight due to the weather. Because I had already heard from several others who would not be able to be there tonight, it did not make sense for us to make the bowling alley stay open for about half of our league to show up.Our entire schedule has been shifted by 1 week, and this is now reflected on the web site. We will see you all on the lanes on January 26. Drive safely tonight!  Read More →

New Features for Spring 2016

Posted by ScooterJ On January 18, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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Scoot was a busy little programmer this weekend adding more frequently-requested features to the bowling site.Team-By-Team Win-Loss RecordsThere have always been certain teams that make wagers with each other, and then they have to go back and use actual math at the end of the season to see who won. And nobody wants to do that! So now, on each team's profile page, a handy chart shows that team's win-loss record against every opponent they have played throughout the season. (more...)  Read More →

Welcome to the Spring 2016 Season!

Spring 2016 Posted by ScooterJ On January 11, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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Thaw your balls, it's time to return to the lanes as the 33rd season of GutterAlley begins on Tuesday, January 19!This season will feature six new recruits making their debut this season! A special welcome to rookies Amber Waddle, Dustin Schmeltz, Leslie Patton, Michael Mead, Michelle Shoemaker, and Tim Deddens! In addition, three bowlers from the past are re-joining us. John Boren returns to us from the year 2014, Michelle Tollefson time-travels from 2003, and Angie Betts returns from what is... (more...)

We’re Full!

Posted by ScooterJ On January 11, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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We're down to the last week before the Spring 2016 season begins, and our league is now full! Thank you to those of you who worked so hard to try to find new bowlers, and special thanks to the A.A.A. trio that succeeded: Aaron Barber, AJ Hofmann, and Angela Bradford!We urgently need team names, bowling orders, and team captains from some of you. I'm especially looking at you: Jonathon, John, Seth, & Carl; Angela, Bob, Kody, & Michelle; AJ, Andrew, Chelsie, & Tim; Amber, Angie, Leslie, & Michelle;... (more...)

Come and Play With Us

Posted by ScooterJ On January 8, 2016ADD COMMENTS
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An expected 8th team for the Spring 2016 season has fallen through, so this is an urgent plea for 3-4 bowlers to join (or re-join) our league. Bowling begins January 19, but the final roster is needed by Friday, January 15!Our league is just-for-fun and meets Tuesday evenings. We don't care about skill level, all you have to do is be able to roll a ball 60 feet along a smooth oily surface. You also don't have to work for VML, though it's a lot cheaper if you do!Starts: January 19th, 2016 at... (more...)

Bowlers Needed for the Upcoming Season!

Posted by ScooterJ On December 29, 2015ADD COMMENTS
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It's that time of year again! Our next season of bowling begins on January 19, and we have open positions for a few more bowlers to join the league. We are an unsanctioned mixed-league that rolls on Tuesday evenings, with the focus being on fun. All skill levels are welcome.Starts: January 19th, 2016 at 6:30pm (practice starting at 6:20)Ends: May 10th, 2016 (total of 17 weeks)Cost: $14 per week, does NOT include the cost of rental shoes. (Full-time VML employees pay only $8/week.)Location:... (more...)

Fall 2015 is in The Books!

Fall 2015, Week 16 Posted by ScooterJ On December 15, 2015ADD COMMENTS
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With 32 seasons of bowling now behind us, the Fall 2015 season ended tonight as the 4th best season in league history. Both in terms of combined league average and in terms of the number (206) of 200+ games rolled. Congratulations, everyone, on a great season!BEFORE WE GET ON WITH THE WRITEUP, BE SURE TO VOTE FOR YOUR END OF SEASON FAVORITES! AND JOIN US ON DEC 22 FOR PRIZE MONEY AND FUN WEEK!Since no teams changed positions in the standings, the rundown of the matchups will also double as a rundown... (more...)

Falling Apart at the Seams

Fall 2015, Week 15 Posted by ScooterJ On December 8, 2015ADD COMMENTS
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For reasons unknown, that definitely had nothing to do with the first place team getting swept, the lanes started falling apart tonight! As did any chance of seeing any of 2nd thru 6th place get locked up early. (more...)  Read More →

Taffy Sticks It!

Fall 2015, Week 14 Posted by ScooterJ On December 1, 20152 COMMENTS
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With their victories tonight, and with an assist provided by Split It & Hit It, Salt Water Taffy secured the Fall 2015 championship tonight. This is the 2nd championship for Jonathan Vigliaturo, the 5th for Ian Goetz, the 7th for Seth Gunderson, and the 10th for Carl Goetz. Congratulations, fellas! Try not to spend your extra five bucks in one place.The fact that the championship was determined already kind of tells you what went down on lanes 41 & 42. Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! was... (more...)

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