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By Donald G. Vitek | February 2, 1992
If your bowling activity is limited to one or two leagues a week, there's a strong possibility you've never bowled in a tournament.Maybe you think tournament games are cutthroat or expensive, or maybe you find some mystery to a tournament.I'm here to tell you there is no high stakes, expense or mystery to local tournaments. Most people are familiar with the professional tenpin tour, where the best men and women professionals battle it outfor cash prizes. But there are tournaments available to the average bowler as well.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco handed the football off and threw swing passes to Ray Rice this spring, he had a close-up view of the three-time Pro Bowl running back's physical transformation. Rice had regained much of his old quickness, displaying an ability to run away from defenders that all but disappeared during the worst season of his NFL career last year. Rice has lost roughly 20 pounds since last season, when he weighed as much as 225 pounds while struggling with hip and quadriceps injuries that robbed him of his ability to elude pursuit or break tackles.
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By MILTON KENT | March 3, 1995
That bowling looks so simple, doesn't it? You tune into a Professional Bowlers Tour event, see some apparently ordinary Joe or Mark or Bill roll strike after strike and immediately you think, "Gosh, I could do that."Well, don't kid yourself, rookie, says ABC bowling analyst Nelson Burton Jr. Knocking down pins in your Friday night league is one thing. Doing it on Saturday afternoon, as the professionals will do in the finals of the Greater Baltimore Open from the Country Club Lanes in Rosedale tomorrow (3 p.m., Channel 2)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Norman J. Roppelt Sr., a champion duckpin bowler and softball player whose mastery of the Baltimore chop earned him membership in the Maryland Oldtimers Fastpitch Softball Association's Hall of Fame, died Jan. 16 of pneumonia at Hilton Head Hospital in Hilton Head, S.C. The former longtime Rosedale resident was 97. The son of a city firefighter and a homemaker, Norman Jay Roppelt was born in Baltimore. He lived with his family in the 1700 block of Gough St. until they moved to a home in the 3000 block of Foster Ave. when he was 13. Mr. Roppelt's athletic career began with baseball at Hampstead Hill Junior High School.
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By Donald G. Vitek | August 13, 1992
The women professional bowlers were in town. And no one who watched them at Greenway Bowl Odenton will forget them very quickly.They were courteous, they were affable and they were just a pleasure to be around. They were also awesome on the lanes.They included bowlers such as Debbie Kuhn of Harford County and Carol Tarcey of Jessup, Roxie Nicholson of Arlington, Va., and Ronnie DeShields of Owings Mills.Some names that serious bowlers will recognize immediately:* Carolyn Dorin, known as Spike, the recent winner of the LPBT National Doubles title; Collegiate All-American for three years running.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,Contributing Writer | June 3, 1995
If you like league night at your local bowling alley, it might be a good idea to stop by Middle River this weekend.But, this event is not like your average pro bowlers tour stop, or even a night at the local alley, for that matter. More than 100 bowling teams from around the country are convening at the Country Club Lanes, 9020 Pulaski Highway, and Brunswick Perry Hall Lanes, 4359 Ebenezer Road, in the Brunswick World Team Challenge.More than 500 bowlers will be competing on five-player teams for a chance to qualify for the $150,000 Grand Championship in Reno, Nev., where they would bowl against teams from around (( the U.S. and the world.
NEWS
By Donald G. Vitek | August 18, 1991
Looking to speed up play in your bowling league this season?"There's three primary reasons that league play is too slow," says Joe Rineer, owner of Mount Airy Lanes."
NEWS
February 10, 1994
More than four months after a five-alarm fire destroyed the Greenway Bowling Center, owners of the building say they have made no plans to do anything with the site."
SPORTS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | February 28, 1993
At the Bud Light PBA National Championship this week in Toledo, Ohio, at least five Baltimore area bowlers competed, and three of them cashed -- or finished high enough to take home some money.Jeff Harding, a Frederick guy who regularly bowls at Country Club Lanes in Middle River, finished 59th with a total pinfall of 6,996 over 32 games. That works out to a 218.625 average -- good enough for $1,500.Tim Criss of Bel Air and Jason Cooper of Reisterstown were not far behind Harding, finishing 61st and 63rd, respectively.
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By Donald G. Vitek | October 20, 1991
Mark Brown of Bel Air took first place in the National Amateur Bowlers Tour Judy Soutar Open tenpin tournament held Oct. 5 and 6 at Forest Hill Lanes. Brown, who has been bowling for less than two years, took home $1,000 in prize money from the televised event.About 150 bowlers competed."I moved to this area a year-and-a-half ago, and friends got me started bowling. I'm glad," said BrownMark now coaches young bowlers on Saturday mornings and has built his average to 198. Mark does all his league bowling at Forest Hill Lanes.
SPORTS
By Ellen Fishel, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
After then-12-year-old Hunter Machin bowled a perfect 300 game earlier this year, he could have left the sport knowing he had accomplished a feat that is difficult even for professional bowlers. But it appears he is not done yet. Now 13, Hunter has bowled an 800 series, something bowling experts consider much more difficult than a 300. The Dundalk resident bowled games of 269, 289 and 278 for a score of 833 on Nov. 9 at Brunswick Perry Hall Lanes. But Hunter wasn't celebrating right away - he was focused on the fact that he narrowly missed another 300 three times in a row. "He was like, 'I can't believe I didn't get my 300 again,'" his mom, Vickie Machin, said.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Former Ravens linebacker and marriage equality advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo will speak about his support of LGBT rights at McDaniel College in Westminster tonight, Oct. 16. In an hour-long Q&A session, Ayanbadejo will discuss his journey from the football field to equal rights advocate, according to a press release. Since being released by the Ravens in April, Ayanbadejo has been working with LGBT advocacy groups. In August, he edited the Washington Blade's "sports issue" and has since been contributing to the Fox Sports website . (He has also been actively supplementing his Fox commentary on Twitter, where occasionally his observations run more absurdist than analytical.)
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By Ellen Fishel, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2013
After Hunter Machin bowled his first 300 in late January, he celebrated in a pretty nontraditional way: He went home and took a nap. But Machin's perfect game was anything but traditional - after all, he was only 12 years old. While most of his fellow seventh graders at Dundalk Middle School are focusing on homework and playing with friends, Machin is busy at the bowling alley, winning tournaments against kids more than six years his senior and...
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Kevin Cowherd | March 29, 2013
Danny Wiseman is practicing at Country Club Lanes on Pulaski Highway, sounding like the 10-pin version of Rodney Dangerfield while expounding on a favorite topic: why bowling gets no respect. "I hate it when they say bowling's not a sport," he says now. "Tell me why it isn't? Because we don't make millions?" I shrug and tell him I have no idea. "Take your best in-shape athlete," he continues, voice rising, "and have him bowl three or four games, and he'll be sore the next day. " I shrug again.
EXPLORE
March 7, 2013
Racking up a high score of 176.5 points, a team average of 605 and a total pins-plus-handicap for the season of 41,153, the team from Harford Tech won the Forest Hill Lanes 2012-2013 High School Bowling championship. The team was comprised of Chris Marshall, Ben Marshall, Alex Sorlin and Flavio Reyes. Second place, for the second year in a row, were Ben Smith, Aaron Simpers and Matt Wassin from Aberdeen.   Other significant winners were Wassin from Aberdeen, who for the second straight year racked up the individual boys' highest average.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
You can see it in his gingerly gate as he moves from his locker to the shower area, in the way he leans against a wall to take pressure off his right knee. Haloti Ngata's remarkable body hurts. This is easy enough to forget when you watch the Ravens on Sundays. The television announcers are more apt to talk about Terrell Suggs' Achilles or Ray Lewis' triceps. The camera, always following the ball, rarely settles on the trench warfare between Ngata and two or three offensive linemen nearly as big and powerful as he. His teammates know.
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By Donald G.Vitek | November 4, 1990
Multiple sclerosis: a diseased condition marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or spinal cord, associated with paralysis and jerking muscle tremor.Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand fear or difficulty.The ages of the 22 to 25 people who bowl in a special Friday morning league range from the 20s to 60s; they come to Brunswick Normandy Lanes from all walks of life. What they have in common is MS, courage and a love of bowling."They take it one day at a time, because with MS, you never know what the next day is going to bring," said Shirley Wolfenden, volunteer coordinator.
NEWS
By Donald G. Vitek | May 16, 1991
County bowlers did so well at the state finals of the National Junior Bowling Championships in La Vale that they raised some eyebrows."Three out of four finalists again this year were from Anne Arundel County. Is it something in the water down there?" asked Meri Mallette, spokeswoman for the Maryland State Young American Bowling Alliance.In the Girls Grades 9-12 Handicap Division, Rachael Kiessling, bowling out of Greenway Odenton, rolled a 192 scratch game (199 overall) to defeat division leader Bonita Harbaugh to finish first.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | December 27, 2012
Haloti Ngata, who was just named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl Wednesday night, did not practice for the second straight day, but defensive coordinator Dean Pees said he has no concerns about the defensive tackle's availability for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals. “I think he's getting there,” Pees said of Ngata, who has been dealing with shoulder and knee injuries. “He's been banged up, it seems like, kind of all year here and there. But he's getting some well-deserved rest.” In addition to Ngata, fullback Vonta Leach and right guard Marshal Yanda sat out Thursday's session.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | December 13, 2012
Ray Lewis is still on the Ravens' injured reserve-designated to return list, but the 13-time Pro Bowl inside linebacker is eligible to return for Sunday's home contest against the Denver Broncos. While not revealing anything about Lewis' availability, defensive coordinator Dean Pees said the decision is out of his hands. “That's totally up to the trainers, [coach] John [Harbaugh] and the organization,” he said. “And I'm not really trying to avoid [the question]. It really is a matter of whoever is out there in practice is who we coach up. Whoever shows up on Sunday, that's who we're going to coach up. As coaches, we're almost out of the loop.
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