Jeff Shadbolt takes top county bowling honor 2012.06.06

Written by David Green.

A Morenci bowler was named the 2011-12 Lenawee County Performance Bowler of the Year.

Jeff Shadbolt became the first Morenci bowler ever to receive the award through the Lenawee County Bowling Association. The award honors the high scoring player for the year.

Shadbolt averaged 225 with more than 35 700-plus series in the past season. He recorded two series in the 800s, including an 857 at Lenawee Recreation, and rolled one 300 game.

JET BOWLING—Shadbolt is now under contract with the Jet Bowling company of Salt Lake City, Utah, serving as one of 16 staff bowlers for the firm.

He was selected to serve as Jet Bowling’s team captain in the Ace Mitchell All-Star team challenge July 13 in Dayton, Ohio.

“All of the other bowling companies will have a team and they will be compiled of touring PBA players including the Brunswick team with the 2011-12 PBA player of the year,” Shadbolt said. “It will  be very, very tough competition, but it should be a great time.”

Shadbolt said he’s honored to be chosen team captain for the event.

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