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By Donald G. Vitek | October 27, 1991
Carol Tracey of Jessup started out bowling duckpins, as so many Marylanders did. Seven years ago she switched to tenpins. Since then she's become one of the top female tenpinners in Maryland, holding the Baltimore-area records for top average, 206, and top high three-game series.Tracey, secretary-treasurer of Ten Oaks Construction Co. Inc., which her husband, Charles, operates, also finds time to work parttime at the Supreme Sports Club in Columbia. She bowls at Brunswick Columbia in the Wednesday night league and the Monday Employees league.
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By Donald G. Vitek | August 25, 1991
"Even if you have a low average, don't give up" -- that's the advicethat Marcus Jackson has for bowlers."Because anyone can have a big game or a big series and with the handicap system everyone has a chance of being a winner."Marcus Jackson knows. He bowls in the Chaselle company league at Brunswick Columbia and carries a 128 average. Marcus is a supervisor in the receiving department of Chaselle, an arts, crafts and school supplier in Columbia. He began bowling just a few short months ago when his fellow workers talked him into trying the game.
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By Donald Vitek | June 30, 1991
You're never too old to begin to bowl.Case in point: Jim Brown of Columbia.Brown did not pick up a bowling ball until he was 35.He was too busy with his track career -- participating and teaching it. He started running back in Chestertown, where he attended Garnet High School. He progressed to Morgan State University and starred in the 800-meter distance race; he ran it in 1 minute, 50 seconds.Then Brown spent the next 30 years as a track coach, 19 at Einstein High School in Montgomery County, where the teams he coached were outstanding.
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By Donald G. Vitek | May 19, 1991
During a recent week, professional bowlers threw 23 perfect games --makes it sound as if it's easy to throw a 300 game.Don't believeit.Most of the 70 million people who bowl every year in the United States will never have a perfect game.To attain that milestone in the average bowler's life takes a combination of skill and luck, of lane conditions and the right equipment at the right time in the rightplace.Just recently four perfect games were posted in Howard County, one at Brunswick Normandy and three at Brunswick Columbia.
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By Donald G Vitek | April 7, 1991
Lula Chang of Columbia, bowling in the season's first Women's All-Star Association tournament against some of the best women tenpinners in the nation, threw a fine 1780 series for nine qualifying games.That gave her a 23rd-place finish in the March 23-24 WASA tournament,at Brunswick Perry Hall lanes, and a check for $155. Cindy Coburn-Carroll, of Buffalo, N.Y., won the tournament with a 2093 series that topped the 160-person field.Chang, with a 183 average, is the owner-operator of Wooly Dreams Design in Columbia.
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By Donald G. Vitek | October 21, 1990
Maybe this week's column should be called Celebrity Bowling; the two featured bowlers are both pretty well-known in the area.Eight-year-old Chrystal Sutherland, who bowls in the Prep Division of the Saturday morning Youth Leagues at Brunswick Columbia, also is a pianist, a model and a beauty queen with a dream to be Miss America.She's a veteran bowler who started when she was 4 years old. She carries a 92 average, a high game of 124 and a high set of 318. Last year she won the Martin Luther King Tournament in Columbia.
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