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The 11th Frame: 'Hula Bob' Hileman named 2017 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award recipient for 2017

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 5:00 am

Bob Hileman, center, is presented the 2017 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award by USBC President Frank Wilkinson, left, and Len Nicholson, the first recipient of the award. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
I like to say that being a laneman is the hardest job in bowling. After all, the old joke is that in any given event every player but one — the winner — is mad at the laneman. In all seriousness, a laneman with a conscience and a desire to do the job right is going to experience a lot of stress: lane maintenance is more art than science, and no matter what the laneman does it is virtually impossible to achieve true “fairness” between lefties and righties, crankers and...

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