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By DON VITEK | November 22, 1992
Adrienna Goodrich bowled 121 pins over average in the Junior Division in the Hampstead Lanes Halloween Youth Tournament and could have improved on that. She had games of 226, 146 and 76."I pre-bowled [76] that one game because I had to get to a soccer game," she said. "Then in league play, I had the two good games."In the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour Eastern Hammer Open Pro/Am at Country Club Lanes in Baltimore in October, "A," as she's been known since elementary school, took second place.The 13-year-old lives in Hampstead and is in the eighth grade at Hereford Middle School.
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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 2, 1994
The Young American Bowling Alliance leagues are finishing their first month of competition on the tenpin lanes at centers across the nation.The Saturday morning youth bowlers at Brunswick Normandy have been quick to put up some imposing numbers.In Division I for the first three weeks, the Bowlers of the Week for most pins over average are Chris Handel, Mike Hay and Lauren Everhart.In Division II, Bowlers of the Week are Jake France, Jason Kessler and Paul Norko.Handel, 7, is one of the veterans.
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By DON VITEK | October 2, 1994
The Young American Bowling Alliance leagues are finishing their first month of competition on the tenpin lanes at centers across the nation.The Saturday morning youth bowlers at Brunswick Normandy have been quick to put up some imposing numbers.In Division I for the first three weeks, the Bowlers of the Week for most pins over average are Chris Handel, Mike Hay and Lauren Everhart.In Division II, Bowlers of the Week are Jake France, Jason Kessler and Paul Norko.Handel, 7, is one of the veterans.
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By Donald G. Vitek | October 13, 1991
The first four weeks of the new season have featured some excellent scores by both the Club 55 seniors and the youth bowlers at BrunswickNormandy.In the Club 55 league, Windsor Eagan was the first weekly winner for most pins over average with a 231 game, 69 over. The second week George Reed threw a 213 game, 66 pins over average. Tony Petti, the third week, was 60 pins over average with his 214 game. The fourth week, Jack Rose had a 221 game that was a huge 77 pins over his 144 average.Rose is retired from CSX and lives in Ellicott City with his wifeand fellow bowler, Mary Jane, who carries a 130 average.
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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 | March 6, 1994
Mark Roth, one of the great instinctive professional bowlers of all time, was famous for taking three or four or five or six or even seven steps in his approach.When asked about it, he answered, "Whatever it takes to get to the foul line."The point is simple. The three- or four-step approach is not carved in stone. Step into any bowling center and you'll usually find as many different styles as there are bowlers in the house.L That being said, some styles are more arresting than others.Ask Fran Lotz of Columbia.
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By DON VITEK | June 7, 1993
Doris and Nick Hozik of Clarksville started bowling duckpins about 30 years ago. About 10 years ago they turned their attention to tenpins.Today they both bowl in the Tuesday Mixed and the Thursday Club 55 leagues at Brunswick Normandy.On Week 20 of the season Nick pounded out scores that were 72 pins over average to capture Bowler of the Week in Club 55.It took Doris some time but on Week 34, the last week of the fall-winter season, she was 60 pins over average to become the Bowler of the Week.
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By DON VITEK | January 16, 1994
Ed Kess of Columbia had a novel reason for being Bowler of the Week last month in the Club 55 League at Brunswick !B Columbia.Retired after a career in federal government, Kess pounded out a strong 622 series on Dec. 21 that was 97 pins over average, good for Bowler of the Week honors.The reason?"Well, it's kind of strange," Kess said. "I was feeling tired and a little run-down, but this is my first season with Club 55 and I didn't want to miss any sessions so I bowled and, of course, had the 622 set."
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By DONALD VITEK | November 29, 1992
Dave Wine keeps banging out 700 series at Brunswick Normandy. Throwing a 15-pound Red Hammer bowling ball, Wine carries a 201 average with a career high game of 289 and a high set of 757.The Ellicott City resident posted that career high series on Nov. 16 in the Monday Late Nighters League. The keystone for the 757 series was a 287, two pins short of his high game.E9 That was his second 700 series in the past six weeks.Catching on really fastRay Smith of Columbia is a fast learner. The Morgantown, W.Va.
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By DON VITEK | March 6, 1994
Mark Roth, one of the great instinctive professional bowlers of all time, was famous for taking three or four or five or six or even seven steps in his approach.When asked about it, he answered, "Whatever it takes to get to the foul line."The point is simple. The three- or four-step approach is not carved in stone. Step into any bowling center and you'll usually find as many different styles as there are bowlers in the house.L That being said, some styles are more arresting than others.Ask Fran Lotz of Columbia.
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By DON VITEK | February 13, 1994
Editor's note: Because of production problems, Don Vitek's column last week did not appear in some editions. It is being rerun this week.Cassandra Mitchell captured first place, John Jennings was second and Mike Frock third in the first Carroll Youth Tournament at County Lanes on Jan. 22, sponsored by the Bank of Maryland.Cassandra, 9, lives in Westminster with her parents, Martha and Bill Mitchell, and is in the third grade at Westminster Elementary.In her second year of bowling tenpins, she carries a 83 average.
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By DON VITEK | January 16, 1994
Ed Kess of Columbia had a novel reason for being Bowler of the Week last month in the Club 55 League at Brunswick !B Columbia.Retired after a career in federal government, Kess pounded out a strong 622 series on Dec. 21 that was 97 pins over average, good for Bowler of the Week honors.The reason?"Well, it's kind of strange," Kess said. "I was feeling tired and a little run-down, but this is my first season with Club 55 and I didn't want to miss any sessions so I bowled and, of course, had the 622 set."
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By DON VITEK | December 5, 1993
Karen Sapp of Glenwood has been bowling for about 17 years and keeps improving her game. Last year the average was 172. This season, it's moving toward 180.She bowls in both Brunswick Recreation Centers in Howard County. On Tuesday morning it's the Mixed Trio at Normandy, and Thursday morning it's The Gem league at Columbia.On Nov. 23, at Normandy Lanes, in the Tuesday Mixed Trio league, she rolled her career-high individual game, a 263."I was so nervous that my knees were shaking," she said with a laugh.
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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 | June 7, 1993
Doris and Nick Hozik of Clarksville started bowling duckpins about 30 years ago. About 10 years ago they turned their attention to tenpins.Today they both bowl in the Tuesday Mixed and the Thursday Club 55 leagues at Brunswick Normandy.On Week 20 of the season Nick pounded out scores that were 72 pins over average to capture Bowler of the Week in Club 55.It took Doris some time but on Week 34, the last week of the fall-winter season, she was 60 pins over average to become the Bowler of the Week.
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By DON VITEK | February 13, 1994
Editor's note: Because of production problems, Don Vitek's column last week did not appear in some editions. It is being rerun this week.Cassandra Mitchell captured first place, John Jennings was second and Mike Frock third in the first Carroll Youth Tournament at County Lanes on Jan. 22, sponsored by the Bank of Maryland.Cassandra, 9, lives in Westminster with her parents, Martha and Bill Mitchell, and is in the third grade at Westminster Elementary.In her second year of bowling tenpins, she carries a 83 average.
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By DON VITEK | December 20, 1992
Kevin Kluska bowls in a single league, the Wednesday NFL Men's Trio at Brunswick Columbia.Favoring a 16-pound Black Hammer bowling ball, Kluska was averaging 181 a few weeks ago. Not anymore."
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By DON VITEK | April 25, 1993
Tenpins switch is hit for WilesesBrothers excel under WeberKelly Wiles, 12, lives in Ellicott City with his parents, Reda and Robert Wiles. He started bowling tenpins at Brunswick Normandy in January. It didn't take him long to pick up the finer points of the game, that is, winning."I started Kelly and Jonathon [his younger brother] at duckpin," Reda said. "But I switched them to tenpins because of Buddy Weber [coach for the YABA league at Normandy Lanes]. He's done a great job working with both boys."
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By DON VITEK | December 27, 1992
Hampstead Bowling Center has posted its final average sheet for the first half of the season for the youth leagues. Trophies were presented to the young bowlers Dec. 19 during the Christmas party at the center.The girls Triple Crown winner was Tammy Fisher; the boys Triple Crown trophy went to Mike McKenzie.Rob Rosenberger took the high game prize.Jennifer Miele was the high series winner for the girls.Adrienne Goodrich had the girls high game.Bob Peccatiello was the Star of the Month for December with 104 pins over average.
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