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By DON VITEK | May 30, 1993
Rodes Gregory, a native of Kentucky, has lived in Columbia for 22 years. He's retired twice, the first time after 20 years with the U. S. Army and the second time after 14 years with General Electric.Last year, Gregory and his wife Regina began bowling in the Club 55 league at Brunswick Columbia.Regina, averaging 87, shot a game that was 118 pins over her average the first month of the season to become Bowler of the Week.It took Rodes a little longer to claim that honor, but in Week 29 of the season, he did it."
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By Katherine Dunn | March 14, 2014
The Baltimore Touchdown Club has announced its 2014 Super 22 Team, 55 of the area's top junior high school football players based on athletic and academic performance as nominated by their coaches. The players will be presented to college coaches at the 17th annual Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 Banquet-Showcase on May 20 at Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie. College coaches will have a chance to attend the BTC's Film Night on May 19 to view highlight reels for all of the Super 22 players.
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By DON VITEK | February 5, 1995
"My aim is to keep the customer happy," said Peter Caporale, the new assistant manager at Brunswick Columbia. "I just want everything to keep running smoothly.""I've been with Brunswick since September. But I've just been here [Columbia] for a week."He's already joined a league, the Funtime/Anytime on Monday afternoons.As a three-year member of the bowling team at University of Massachusetts at Lowell, he carried a 202 average; he's posted a 279 game and a 773 series for his career high figures.
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By DON VITEK | February 5, 1995
"My aim is to keep the customer happy," said Peter Caporale, the new assistant manager at Brunswick Columbia. "I just want everything to keep running smoothly.""I've been with Brunswick since September. But I've just been here [Columbia] for a week."He's already joined a league, the Funtime/Anytime on Monday afternoons.As a three-year member of the bowling team at University of Massachusetts at Lowell, he carried a 202 average; he's posted a 279 game and a 773 series for his career high figures.
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By DON VITEK | October 4, 1992
Youth tenpin bowling is under way on Saturday mornings at all Brunswick bowling centers.With divisions that fit all age groups from pee wees, who can be as young as 4 or 5 years old, through the varsity for ages 15 to 21, there's fun, excitement and instruction available for the asking.Billy Little, 14, lives in Columbia and has been bowling since he was 3 years old. A junior varsity division bowler at Brunswick Columbia, Billy is a ninth-grader at Howard High. Last year, he carried a 155 average with his 16-pound Columbia Yellow Dot ball.
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By DON VITEK | February 21, 1993
Tom Pon left Canton, China, in 1932 and, after a stop on New York, arrived in Baltimore in 1938. The Woodlawn resident and his wife, Evelyn, are retired from their business, Pon's Cleaners, and Tom bowls in two senior leagues, the Thursday Club 55 at Normandy and the Wednesday Merrymakers at Fair Lanes Woodlawn.Like so many Baltimoreans, Pon started his bowling career with duckpins and switched to tenpins."It's the recreation that is so important to the game of bowling when you become a senior bowler," Pon said.
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By DON VITEK | December 6, 1992
Billy Sauter's philosophy of bowling is pretty simple."I can't take it real seriously," he said. "I bowl for fun. I like to compete, but I like to compete against myself, against the pins."It's possible that on Nov. 19 in the Thursday night Misfits league at Brunswick Normandy that Sauter was taking the game just a little more seriously than normal.The Ellicott City resident knows his way around the Normandy tenpin center. For 11 years he was employed there as a mechanic and pin chaser. Now employed at the Ellicott City post office, he bowls a single league at the center.
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By DON VITEK | March 20, 1994
It's easy to get your hands on a plastic tenpin bowling ball. Or a urethane ball. Or a reactive resin ball.Like to try to get hold of a rubber bowling ball? That could be a problem since it has been decades since anyone manufactured a hard rubber ball, the same material that replaced the old wooden bowling balls.But all the old hard rubber bowling balls are not in museums. If you stop in at Brunswick Normandy on a Monday when the OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) league is bowling or a Thursday morning when the Club 55 league is in action, you can watch one being used -- with authority.
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By DON VITEK | November 7, 1993
To practice or not to practice -- it's a question that keeps coming up time after time.On the one hand are the bowlers who tell you that without practice a decent average is impossible; on the other hand are the folks who don't practice and still put up the numbers. So far this season we have at least one of each at Brunswick Normandy -- Jeff Baker and Richard Lockie.Baker, a Nebraska native who lives in Ellicott City, bowls in three leagues -- the Thursday Mixed and the Friday BG&E at Normandy and the Monday men's league at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown.
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By DON VITEK | April 4, 1993
"We coach him," said Colleen Handel, mother of Chris Handel, "But he doesn't pay much attention to us. Chris does his own thing."Chris, 6, started bowling tenpins when he was 4 and continues to bowl in the Saturday morning Young American Bowling Alliance league at Brunswick Normandy lanes. The Woodlawn resident, still young enough to be a kindergarten student, throws an 8-pound Gumball bowling ball."Chris started to go bowling with us on weekends," Colleen Handel said. "He really liked it, so we signed him up for the YABA Saturday morning league at Normandy."
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By DON VITEK | March 20, 1994
It's easy to get your hands on a plastic tenpin bowling ball. Or a urethane ball. Or a reactive resin ball.Like to try to get hold of a rubber bowling ball? That could be a problem since it has been decades since anyone manufactured a hard rubber ball, the same material that replaced the old wooden bowling balls.But all the old hard rubber bowling balls are not in museums. If you stop in at Brunswick Normandy on a Monday when the OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) league is bowling or a Thursday morning when the Club 55 league is in action, you can watch one being used -- with authority.
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By DON VITEK | November 7, 1993
To practice or not to practice -- it's a question that keeps coming up time after time.On the one hand are the bowlers who tell you that without practice a decent average is impossible; on the other hand are the folks who don't practice and still put up the numbers. So far this season we have at least one of each at Brunswick Normandy -- Jeff Baker and Richard Lockie.Baker, a Nebraska native who lives in Ellicott City, bowls in three leagues -- the Thursday Mixed and the Friday BG&E at Normandy and the Monday men's league at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown.
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By DON VITEK | May 30, 1993
Rodes Gregory, a native of Kentucky, has lived in Columbia for 22 years. He's retired twice, the first time after 20 years with the U. S. Army and the second time after 14 years with General Electric.Last year, Gregory and his wife Regina began bowling in the Club 55 league at Brunswick Columbia.Regina, averaging 87, shot a game that was 118 pins over her average the first month of the season to become Bowler of the Week.It took Rodes a little longer to claim that honor, but in Week 29 of the season, he did it."
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By DON VITEK | April 4, 1993
"We coach him," said Colleen Handel, mother of Chris Handel, "But he doesn't pay much attention to us. Chris does his own thing."Chris, 6, started bowling tenpins when he was 4 and continues to bowl in the Saturday morning Young American Bowling Alliance league at Brunswick Normandy lanes. The Woodlawn resident, still young enough to be a kindergarten student, throws an 8-pound Gumball bowling ball."Chris started to go bowling with us on weekends," Colleen Handel said. "He really liked it, so we signed him up for the YABA Saturday morning league at Normandy."
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By DON VITEK | February 21, 1993
Tom Pon left Canton, China, in 1932 and, after a stop on New York, arrived in Baltimore in 1938. The Woodlawn resident and his wife, Evelyn, are retired from their business, Pon's Cleaners, and Tom bowls in two senior leagues, the Thursday Club 55 at Normandy and the Wednesday Merrymakers at Fair Lanes Woodlawn.Like so many Baltimoreans, Pon started his bowling career with duckpins and switched to tenpins."It's the recreation that is so important to the game of bowling when you become a senior bowler," Pon said.
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By DON VITEK | December 6, 1992
Billy Sauter's philosophy of bowling is pretty simple."I can't take it real seriously," he said. "I bowl for fun. I like to compete, but I like to compete against myself, against the pins."It's possible that on Nov. 19 in the Thursday night Misfits league at Brunswick Normandy that Sauter was taking the game just a little more seriously than normal.The Ellicott City resident knows his way around the Normandy tenpin center. For 11 years he was employed there as a mechanic and pin chaser. Now employed at the Ellicott City post office, he bowls a single league at the center.
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By DON VITEK | November 8, 1992
Mike Blair finally had the night that all bowlers look forward to having some time in their careers.In his first game on Oct. 22, he put 12 balls into the pocket for 12 strikes and his first 300 game. He aded games of 201 and 225 for his highest three-game series, 726.He lives in Ellicott City and bowls at Brunswick Normandy, Monday and Thursday in the Howard County Employee Invitational League and Tuesday in the Happy Hour Doubles.Bowling for the past six years, he carries an average of 202 using a 16-pound X-Caliber bowling ball.
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By DONALD VITEK | October 18, 1992
Brunswick magic number is 720High scores posted in different leaguesBrunswick Normandy tenpin bowlers have posted two 720 sets on different nights, in different leagues.Karl Schleunes of Ellicott City bowls in three leagues at Normandy: Tuesday Doubles, Wednesday and Friday nights. In the Tuesday Doubles, he shot games of 237, 257 and 226 for his 720 series. That's still a few pins short of his career-high series of 734.Schleunes, 45, has been bowling for about 12 years, and last year posted a 194 average.
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By DON VITEK | November 8, 1992
Mike Blair finally had the night that all bowlers look forward to having some time in their careers.In his first game on Oct. 22, he put 12 balls into the pocket for 12 strikes and his first 300 game. He aded games of 201 and 225 for his highest three-game series, 726.He lives in Ellicott City and bowls at Brunswick Normandy, Monday and Thursday in the Howard County Employee Invitational League and Tuesday in the Happy Hour Doubles.Bowling for the past six years, he carries an average of 202 using a 16-pound X-Caliber bowling ball.
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By DON VITEK | November 1, 1992
Practice is the only doorway open to better averages, better games and better series. Ask Bobby Blair.Blair, who lives in Catonsville, bowls in the Young American Bowlers Alliance Saturday morning league at Brunswick Normandy and carries a 141 average.The Catonsville Middle School eighth-grader is 13 and has been bowling for about three years. Interested in baseball and soccer as well as bowling, Bobby is starting to pound the pins.On Oct. 17, using a 14-pound Laser bowling ball, he threw his career-high game (207)
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