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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 David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2012
Donna Hamilton will be joining Rod Daniels at the 11 p.m. anchor desk at WBAL-TVĀ  (Channel 11) starting Super Bowl night, General Manager Dan Joerres confirmed Wednesday. Daniels has been anchoring the flagship broadcast solo since July when WBAL decided not to renew the contract of Marianne Banister. Banister had been co-anchoring since 1995 when she arrived at WBAL from station KABC, the ABC owned station in Los Angeles where she anchored early morning and 6 p.m. newscasts in the nation's second largest TV market.
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By DON VITEK | February 28, 1993
Judy Kessler and Tim Prevatt are friends, teammates and doubles partners.As a doubles entry in the Brunswick Normandy bowling center's Valentine's Mixed Doubles Tournament they posted a 1,401 (with handicap) to edge Barbie Bryant and Chris Holden, who shot 1,384, and capture first place and a $100 prize.Kessler, of Ellicott City, comes from a bowling family."Everyone in my family bowls," she said. "My dad, my sisters, my kids, everybody, so it was natural that I talked Tim into bowling, too."
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2002
ATLANTA - It seems that everyone wants to be James Lynch's mother, including the Maryland junior fullback himself. The coaches constantly inquire about Lynch's 2-year-old son, James Jr. His 30-year-old sister, Regina Hill, tells him that moving back to his Northeast Washington home is a recipe for disaster. He tells himself that, despite the whirl of his life in the past six months, there's no reason to cry. All to fill a void left in June, when Brenda Lynch died after a vein ruptured near her brain as a result of high blood pressure.
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By Donald G. Vitek | September 13, 1992
The Amateur Bowlers Tour at Brunswick Normandy on the weekend of Aug. 21-23 drew 150 entries. Steve Grossnickle came down from Frederick to participate and it was worth the trip. Steve captured the $1,000 first prize and the red-and-black shirt of the ABT champions.Brian Blood took second and the $500 that goes with it. Bobbi Dunlap, a college student, finished third in the Ellicott City tournament, and William Monroe was fourth.Grossnickle has been bowling for 14 years, currently out of Terrance Lanes in Frederick with a career high game of 288 and a high set of 727.Steve, a sales manager, is married to Doris Grossnickle.
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 23, 1996
Just because Ravens running back Leroy Hoard has played in a Pro Bowl, that doesn't necessarily make him a pro bowler.But Hoard is giving it his best shot, trading in his helmet and shoulder pads this week for a monogrammed bowling shirt and a pair of those funny-looking shoes.An avid bowler, Hoard received a "special exemption" by the Professional Bowlers Association that has allowed him to compete along with the best bowlers in the sport in the Greater Baltimore Open at Country Club Lanes in Rosedale.
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By DON VITEK | January 10, 1993
Claude Sier, who bowls at Mount Airy Lanes in the Monday Industrial League, the Wednesday Major men's and the Friday ** Mixed, is averaging 132 in the Wednesday league. That's the average he entered for the Coors Cutter $25,000 Duckpin Classic qualifying squad at Mount Airy Lanes last weekend.Last year, Sier threw an all-mark game at Mount Airy Lanes, good for a 201. He did it again but this time he picked the right spot for it -- the Coors Cutter qualifier.Sier had games of 141, 201, 137, 145 and 142 for a scratch score of 766 and then added 152 handicap pins for a 918 score.
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By DONALD VITEK | January 31, 1993
"I thought she was kidding me when she got home from bowling and said she shot a 733 series," Steve Gibson said. "I mean, she's a good bowler, but 733?"Paula Gibson wasn't kidding. In the Monday Nite Mixed league at Brunswick Columbia, the Mount Airy resident started slowly with a 211 game, posted a second game of 233 and then in the last game pounded out a 289 game.Gibson carries a 169 average and has been bowling for more than 13 years (she and Steve met at the Twinbrook bowling center in Rockville)
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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 | July 16, 1993
Over the July 4th weekend, 746 amateur bowlers competed in the National Amateur Bowlers Inc. Firecracker Open at Crofton Bowling Centre . That's right, 746 people spent their midsummer holiday bowling.For four days they fought on the tenpin lanes for a total prize of $25,651, including a $3,000 first-place prize. Even 30th place was worth $150.Hector Romero of Annadale, Va., captured the big money. Ray Hill of Severn took second and $1,500.Jimmy Sellers of Capitol Heights and Danny Mitchell of Forestville tied for third: each received $1,000.
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 23, 1996
Just because Ravens running back Leroy Hoard has played in a Pro Bowl, that doesn't necessarily make him a pro bowler.But Hoard is giving it his best shot, trading in his helmet and shoulder pads this week for a monogrammed bowling shirt and a pair of those funny-looking shoes.An avid bowler, Hoard received a "special exemption" by the Professional Bowlers Association that has allowed him to compete along with the best bowlers in the sport in the Greater Baltimore Open at Country Club Lanes in Rosedale.
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By DON VITEK | July 2, 1995
"We seem to bowl pretty good together," Gene Young said of himself and his doubles partner, Mark Bayline. "But we never thought about winning the same tournament back-to-back."That "same tournament" is the yearly Wayne Logue Memorial Duckpin Doubles at Mount Airy Lanes. On June 10, Young and Bayline pounded the pins for a three-game handicapped total of 1,056 to win the $600 first prize. In 1994 they posted a 1,063 score to win the event.Bob Miller and Steve Beall teamed to win second place with a pin total of 1,037; Miller had 512 and Beall shot 525.The high game of 389, including handicap, was accomplished by the team of Carl Mealo and Eric Ball.
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By DON VITEK | January 8, 1995
Carol Yingling, director of the National Youth Duckpin Association, confirmed Steve Sandusky's suspicions.His Riviera Bowl center in Pasadena has the largest number of sanctioned youth duckpin bowlers in the nation."
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By DON VITEK | May 8, 1994
Mike Spencer and Bill Williams Jr. bowl at Bel Air Bowl. Neither set out to do any teaching but recently, by example, they proved a couple of points.One: you don't have to be a cranker to score well on the tenpin lanes.Two: It pays to know your equipment, and it pays to be able to make a lane adjustment when it's necessary.Williams of Aberdeen bowls in the Tuesday Twinighters at Bel Air Bowl and carries a 204 average.He started bowling when he was 8 years old; now 24, he has a career-high set of 758 and just posted his fourth perfect game.
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By DON VITEK | January 23, 1994
Keith Butt captured the scratch division and Ricky Elder was the handicap winner in the Junior Bowlers Tour Delaware Valley Conference event at Bowl America Odenton on Jan. 8.Elder, 15, lives in Bowie and attends Bowie High. Bowling for about five years, he carries a 180-plus average and has a high career game of 257 and a high set of 612.He bowls in the YABA Saturday morning league and the Arundel travel league at Crofton Bowling Centre.As with most serious bowlers, Elder knows exactly what is right and what is wrong with his game.
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By DON VITEK | September 5, 1993
Dick Weber. Pete Weber. Mark Roth. Tish Johnson. Leanne Barrette.They didn't just blossom into outstanding professional bowlers overnight. They started young, they were coached, they practiced. Nothing has changed. The stars of tomorrow are on the lanes today.Ryan Baker of Elkridge will be 7 years old on Nov. 1. Until last spring, he had never picked up a tenpin ball."A friend, Chris Jensen, took Ryan bowling last May," Ryan's mother, Mary Jo, said. "I'm a bowler, too, but Chris is the one who got him started."
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By DON VITEK | September 5, 1993
Dick Weber. Pete Weber. Mark Roth. Tish Johnson. Leanne Barrette.They didn't just blossom into outstanding professional bowlers overnight. They started young, they were coached, they practiced. Nothing has changed. The stars of tomorrow are on the lanes today.Ryan Baker of Elkridge will be 7 years old on Nov. 1. Until last spring, he had never picked up a tenpin ball."A friend, Chris Jensen, took Ryan bowling last May," Ryan's mother, Mary Jo, said. "I'm a bowler, too, but Chris is the one who got him started."
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By DON VITEK | January 8, 1995
Carol Yingling, director of the National Youth Duckpin Association, confirmed Steve Sandusky's suspicions.His Riviera Bowl center in Pasadena has the largest number of sanctioned youth duckpin bowlers in the nation."
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By DON VITEK | July 16, 1993
Over the July 4th weekend, 746 amateur bowlers competed in the National Amateur Bowlers Inc. Firecracker Open at Crofton Bowling Centre . That's right, 746 people spent their midsummer holiday bowling.For four days they fought on the tenpin lanes for a total prize of $25,651, including a $3,000 first-place prize. Even 30th place was worth $150.Hector Romero of Annadale, Va., captured the big money. Ray Hill of Severn took second and $1,500.Jimmy Sellers of Capitol Heights and Danny Mitchell of Forestville tied for third: each received $1,000.
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By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | May 19, 1993
Like a lion in search of prey, he prowls. In his hand, he carrie his weapon -- a 13-pound Colombia 300 bowling ball with the name "Happy" engraved in it.Harry Happersett, 72, is respected and known by every bowler and employee at Fair Lanes in Annapolis for his high average, bowler dedication and "happy" disposition. The 118-pound resident of Annapolis bowls 420 games a week, with a 168 average.He started bowling in 1985, when a young friend from work treated him to a game. He threw three straight gutter balls and declared: "This ain't for me."
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