Kallie Kee is only halfway into her first bowling season and is already showing flashes of real scoring ability.
And it did with a series of strikes in the Dixie Bowl as it navigated the lanes for the first-ever 500 and 200 game series.
135 average, she started the league with 134, followed by some impressive backup pitching in 162 attempts, and then, fueled by a 6-Bagger, she hit in 225 games on her way to a Series 521.
And on a related note, literally a few days before rolling her 521, she ditched an 11-pound bowling ball for a new 14-pound bowling ball purchased from Dave Myers at the Dixie Pro Shop. And just as she credits her mom for much of her success on the rodeo circuit, she also credits Myers for the 500 Series for some teaching advice and outstanding drilling efforts on her new bowling ball.
Kee is highly competitive, highly motivated and goal-oriented. So yeah, even though it wasn’t a slam dunk, it has a legitimate chance of hitting its next 600 series goal before putting up a bow in the 2022-23 season.
Aside from bowling, one of her favorite activities is doing anything outdoors from rock climbing to racing through the desert on a family RZR with her husband, Justin, and kids, Colt and Zoe.
Key grew up on a small farm near Monroe, Utah where she began riding horses around the age of two, putting her on a path to eventually be on the South Sevier High School rodeo team for four years, where she was also a cheerleader for four years.
In rodeo, she has competed in Barrell Racing, Goat Tying, Pole Bending, and Queening events.
In fact, she won Rodeo Queen in multiple rodeos while in elementary school, high school, and beyond. And Crown Jewel won the Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeo Association’s 2007 pageant.
These days, Kee is passionate about her various job assignments working at the Nuvia Implant Center in St. George.
In the other women’s pin action, it was great to see Autumn Telford catch a lengthy touchdown with a 220 and a clean 213, along with 189 for a satisfying 622 series that included marks on 13 of the reserve’s 14 undivided shots.
Margie O’Neill threw a 20-stroke 613 on Monday at Sunset Lanes, two days later she booked a 604 in Dixie, Ann Rasmusen (587-222) had another good week, and Tina Cruz (584-210) lit up the screens.
Meanwhile, Pat McCabe (566-195) must be bringing both her strike and spare bowling balls to the party these days because she’s been on a tear for the past month, while Annette Chugg (555-196) and Cathy Robbins (549) have both been -222) Subtract competitive scores.
In one game, Lyn Mariluch has made 220, Katie Fotheringham (517) has taken 204, and here’s her bet on throwing her first 600 of the season.
Dawn Thomas (545) has 203, Cathy Foy (522) has had 202, and Janet Parker (505) has had 193.
In men’s play, Centerline Energy’s Mo Davis (779-279) and teammates Cory Choate (665-236), Nick Mace (647-239) and Derek Wallace (545-190) now lead the Industrial High Handicap team. Series with Stratosphere 2,999.
John Potter (738) joins Davis with another 700 on clean games of 246, 237 and 255, while Al Oliveira V (676-245) scores really well, and Tor Lowry (669-267) continues to clip the pins.
Devin Werner (640-235) has continued his impressive scoring streak lately, Ben Stang (638-216, 214, 208) has been a pillar of consistency, and Patrick Darragh (636-243) is having a truly breakout season.
Justin Siegmiller gets inked for a group 624 with a season-high 258, and IIoa Otuafi (624-237) and Joseph Graham (647-258) are surprisingly smooth and easy-going.
Kyle Kidman (620-235) finished the final 600-second drought, Shane Wilson (619-234) put in impressive numbers and so did Will Hutchinson (612-216).
In one game, Jorge Grajeda (609) hit 11 hits in 279, Brendan Thomas (696) hit 278 and 266, Jeremy Turlington (692) hit 267, Michael Garcia (651) hit 247, and Phil San Antonio (611) scored 215.
Finally, Cody Goodrich, Nathan Yuell, Tim Brandt, Jaden Davis, and Scott Blue put up 220, 210, 209, 205, and 203, respectively.
Top league scores
Diana Swart 518-202; Margie O’Neill 507; Bob Lenin 683-256; Dave Anderson 636-256; Manny Hartmann 623-237; Tim Swiggart 610-253; Dean Roberts 603-216; Jeff Anderson 205; Dennis Kraft 202.
Ashley Thomas 603-201; Diana Stauffer 555-231; Diana Scharf 551; Luann Hutchins 543-208; Ann Brossier 535-208; Karen Palicki 525-224; Cherry Sennar 523; Stephanie Miller 513; Susan Hill 509; Marcy Thompson 502; cameo Irvine 501; Lisa Jones 501; Milla Thornton, 208; Linda Bonino 203; C. Bedford 679-247; Todd Thomas 678-235; Tony Zakios 667-252; Scott Bowden 666-239; Robert Dickey 657-234; Barry Soustin 652-224; Chuck Irvine 648-248; Lou Agios 647-239; Al Olveira IV 642-232; David Lee 634-231; Tyler Thomas 627-257; Bell Logan 618-247; Chris Ray 618-236; Mike Hallenbeck 618-218; Dalton Smith 617-226; Jackie Siddall 612-216; Dave Crawford 610-254; Jeff Edwards 610-235; Mike Foot 605-211; Larry Rumple 603-225; Ron Floriani 603-221; Scott Ferreira 601-235; Matt Hill 601-234; Jim Mathews 244; Tostan Spindlove 243; Nick Johnson 241; chance Evans 236; Scott Brosier 233; jack raspberry 232; Lindsay May 232; Nico Garcia 231; Ken Schloman 227; Jay Healy 227; Mason Bedford 225; Dave Keller 223; Tim Swiggart 223; Bill Eternkamp 222; Stan Rasmussen 220; Dennis Craft 219; Dan Sanzon 217; John Weiss 214; Randy James 213; Corey Ballard 213; Hancock Bard 212; Ed Worden 212; Randall Wilson 211; Bardon Hadlock 211; Paul Sullivan 209; Jim Brooks 209; Max Starock 209; Nathan Yuell 209; Tim Brandt 208; AJ Thomas 208; Matt Polatis 209; Fred Foerster 206; Jeff Robert 206; Jayden Davis 205; JC Barrow 205; Rick Lesko 205; Doyle Moser 204; Paul Yesil 204; Shaun Wonder 204; Dale Knight 203; Kyle Clark 203; Steve Ruffin 203; Zack Miller 203; Dave Myers 202; Doug Clark 202; Rob Carrier 202; Brayden Brooks 201.
Willie Theis covers league bowling in St. George for The Spectrum & Daily News.
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