City teacher has learned game well


January 17, 1993|By DON VITEK

Mary Mack, a master teacher at School 39, 21st and Calvert streets in Baltimore, might be a master bowler, too.

A teacher for more than 30 years, Mack has a career-high game of 266. And last month she advanced to the semifinals of the Miller High Life Tournament at Fair Lanes Kings Point this coming weekend. A win at Kings Point would advance her into the Maryland State Finals at Bowl America Glen Burnie on Feb. 13-14. The national finals will be March 19-22.

"I just enjoy bowling," Mack said. "The people are great, especially in the Any time Funtime league."

Bowling for about 15 years and married to Percy Mack, coach of the bowling team at Catonsville Community College, Mack carries a 174 average in the Wednesday Any time Funtime League at Brunswick Normandy.

Another big qualifier

Medford Campbell Jr. of Baltimore will be bowling at Kings Point later this month in the Miller High Life Championship after throwing games of 192, 214 and 241 last month in the Normandy qualifier.

Using an old Dave Davis bowling ball he has had "for years," Campbell was 109 pins over average.

"I use just two bowling balls," he said. "They're both 15 pounds, and last month [in the qualifying round], the Dave Davis ball was working real well."

Once active in five leagues, Campbell has cut that to two, the Wednesday Social Security league and the Saturday Morning Post Office Mixed at Brunswick Normandy. Still averaging 180, he has a career high game of 257 and a high series of 695.

"I'm bowling with nice people at Normandy," Campbell said. "That helps me bowl better. Other than that, I just got lucky."

Young bowlers of the week

Week 14 of the Young American Bowling Alliance saw Phillip Monroe and Thomas Riddle become Bowlers of the Week.

Thomas was 39 pins over average to take honors in the Division II of the YABA Saturday morning league, and Phillip posted a score that was 58 pins over average for the Division I youth bowlers.

Phillip, 10, lives in Catonsville and is in fifth grade at Chadwick Elementary School. He started bowling in the past two years and averaging in the 60s; his high career game is 139.

Bowl for Special Olympics

Feb. 14 is difficult to forget because it's Valentine's Day. But it's also the day that the first Law Enforcement Special Olympics Tournament will be at Brunswick Normandy.

Bob Reid, a deputy with the Howard County Sheriff's Department, said, "We already have a full house. All 32 lanes at Normandy will have a four-person team on it for the event."

Anyone can sponsor a bowler in the tournament, and all money will go to the Special Olympics. Bowling will be from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 14.

To sponsor a bowler or for more information call Bob Reid at (410) 313-4164 or (410) 461-8434.

41st annual tournament

The Greater Baltimore Bowling Association will have its 41st annual championship tournament on Feb. 20-21, Feb. 27-28 and March 6-7 at Brunswick Normandy lanes.

5) For information, call (410) 465-0355.

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