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By DON VITEK | November 27, 1994
Helen Duval is a tenpin bowler who is in the Women's International Bowling Congress Hall of Fame. And, John Crunkleton's Edgemere Bowling Center is a duckpin house.So on Tuesday, Nov. 15, what was Duval doing at the Edgemere center? She was conducting a bowling clinic.Patients from Fort Howard Veterans Medical Center crowded the 12-lane center and, strange as it sounds, a champion tenpin bowler gave instructions on duckpin bowling.Duval is with the WIBC Speakers Bureau and, along with Earl Anthony, is honorary BVL chairman.
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September 15, 2005
Bernard A. Friend, a retired city schools mathematics department chairman, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 8 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Walbrook Junction resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Calhoun Street, he was a 1948 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. He earned a mathematics degree from Morgan State University, a master of education degree from the University of Pennsylvania and did graduate work at the University of Iowa and University of Maryland.
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By Donald G. Vitek | July 5, 1992
Warning: if you're a man and you bowl at Thunderhead Lanes in Westminster, your ego may be in danger. This summer the women are doing a number on the pins -- tenpins, duckpins, makes no difference.Item: Gladys Harman is the Duckpin Bowler of the Year.Item: Debby Shike is the Tenpin Bowler of the Year.Item: Pat Cattaneo has banged out two 267 games on the tenpin lanes in the past month.Harman, a cashier at Martin's supermarket, lives in Westminster with her tenpin-bowling husband, Richard, and bowls in the Monday Morning Mixer and Wednesday Ladies leagues at Thunderhead.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2003
H. Edwin Lanehart remembers exactly when, after decades of bowling the old Baltimore way, meaning duckpins, he fell in love with the more universal game of tenpins. It was the third game of the first evening - in 1977 - that he tried rolling the larger, heavier ball to knock down those taller, broader pins. The Pro Bowlers Tour was a hot view on television then and, besides, Lanehart's wife, Jackie, had been bowling tenpins for years. So the bowler who learned the small-ball version of the game growing up in Baltimore's Pigtown neighborhood capitulated.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | July 4, 1993
Robert Quental of Hunt Valley won last week's Free State Tenpin Tour stop at Fair Lanes Ritchie. It was his second $H first-place finish in the amateur tenpin tour.He shot games of 245, 230 and 187 for a scratch total of 662. With handicap, his score was 746, five pins ahead of Lee Brosius of Fort Meade.Fifty-seven bowlers competed, and Quental walked away with $750.He won an extra $20 for bowling the most pins over his average.For second, Brosius won $375 for bowling games of 237, 266 and 238. He won an extra $40 for having the top-scratch game and series.
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By DON VITEK | May 1, 1994
"Yes! Yes! Yes!"That was Artis Booker Sr.'s reaction on the lanes at Brunswick Normandy when his 16-pound Bud II bowling ball crashed into the pocket for the 12th strike and his first perfect game."After 15 years, it felt good," he said. "I felt good about the 299 I shot but then I wasn't really trying. This time I wanted that 300, I mean I wanted it bad."Booker of Catonsville bowls in four leagues -- the Never OnSunday league at Country Club lanes, the Monday Mixers, the Thursday Get Togethers and the Friday Original Weekenders at Brunswick Normandy.
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By Donald G. Vitek | April 14, 1991
The Maryland Tenpin Bowling Council's Invitational Tournament April 7 at Brunswick Perry Hall Lanes lived up to its anticipated excitement as 36 of the state's highest-averaged youth bowlers displayed theirtalents -- including some great talent from Harford.Among them was Aberdeen's Monyalo Webster, better known as "Money." He started with a 244 game and never looked back.His first three-game block was a fine 692 and his second three-game block was 583; it placed him in the first seed for the step-ladderfinals.
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By Donald G. Vitek | December 26, 1991
They called it the Pioneer League, and it was one of the first tenpin leagues in Anne Arundel County when it began 32 years ago.And Elmo Butler was there for every one of those years.Elmo (don't even think of calling him Elmer) Butler has been secretary of the Wednesday night Pioneer league at Bowl America Odenton since its inception. This season is the first that the leaguewill havea new secretary.Born in Gambrills 68 years ago, Butler lives less than a mile from his birthplace."I've never even thought of living any place else but Anne Arundel County," he said.
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By Donald G. Vitek | April 18, 1991
Five bowlers from Anne Arundel County were among 36 of the state's highest average youth bowlers at the Maryland Tenpin Bowling Council's Invitational Tournament at Brunswick Perry Hall Lanes.Kendra Cameron of Gambrills, Stephanie Lazor of Pasadena, Matt Novotny of Crofton, Stephen Smoot of Glen Burnie and Jason Stanton of Pasadena competed, and three of them finished the qualifying series high enough to place in the stepladder finals.In the male division, Monyalo Webster of Aberdeen celebrated his 18th birthday by winning first place.
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By Donald G. Vitek | November 29, 1990
The biggest. In the words of one of the bowlers, "the best yet."Over a four-day period, Thursday through Sunday, 539 tenpin bowlers went to the Crofton Bowling Centre to bowl in Joe Doctor's NABI Tournament, the biggest such tourney to date in the Baltimore-Washington area.There was $16,170 paid out in prize money. The winner, Billy Wilson Jr.of Magnolia, Del., picked up $2,000, while runner-up John Woodard of California, St. Mary's County, won $1,000. Third-place money of $600 went to Joe Gonzales of Waldorf.
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By Carol Sorgen and Carol Sorgen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 9, 2001
If you're a baseball batter, too many strikes can be a bad thing. But in bowling, there's no such thing as too many strikes. And as many strikes as he can make is exactly the objective Ed Lanehart strives for every time he bowls. But the Ellicott City retiree will tell you, it's no easy task. "I like the challenge of hitting something that's 60 feet away," said Lanehart, a retired physical education teacher. "But that's not as easy as it seems." Lanehart has been trying to knock down those pins, frame by frame, since he was a child.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2001
Another of the Baltimore area's longstanding duckpin and tenpin bowling alleys is closing its doors. After 40 years of operation, Bowl America Inc. will close its lanes at 11973 Reisterstown Road on Sunday. The bowling alley is the second with duckpin lanes - a Baltimore tradition in which players use 5-inch balls to knock down short, squat pins - to close in the metropolitan area in less than a year. Last fall, Southway Bowling Center in South Baltimore closed to make way for upscale apartments.
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July 8, 2001
Theresa Buterbaugh, 77, nurse, bowling champion Theresa Marie Buterbaugh, a retired nurse and tenpin bowling champion, died Tuesday of chronic lung disease at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium She was 77. Born Theresa Weakland, she was raised in the small central Pennsylvania town of Colver. Shortly after high school, she traveled to Detroit, where she worked in a factory that produced tank parts during World War II. After the war, she returned to Pennsylvania and entered the nursing program at Miner's Hospital in Spangler.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1998
John Parrish has a penchant for throwing strikes.In baseball, his favorite sport, he tries to get them past opposing hitters and has done it very well, averaging more than a strikeout an inning during three years in the Orioles system.In tenpin bowling, he has rolled a sanctioned 300 game and carries a 200-plus average in league play at home in Lancaster, Pa."Baseball is my first love," said the Bowie Nationals' left-hander. "I've given bowling [professionally] a thought a few times because it came to me easier than most young guys.
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October 1, 1998
BEFORE Cal Ripken, before Brooks Robinson, even before John Unitas, there was Toots Barger -- a superstar in a sport that is uniquely Baltimore.Elizabeth Barger, who died Monday at 85 in Frederick, was duckpin bowling's equivalent of Babe Ruth. She dominated her sport for decades.With the growing popularity of television in the 1950s, she became this town's reigning celebrity. Big TV audiences watched her triumph 12 times in the Evening Sun duckpin bowling tournament.For a quarter-century, Toots Barger ruled the world of duckpins, those squat, foot-high pins spaced so widely apart that it makes tenpin bowling with those gigantic balls look easy.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1998
AMF Bowling Inc. will announce today that it will close its fourth duckpin bowling center in a year -- displacing thousands of league bowlers.Harford Lanes in Baltimore County will close June 1, along with Joppa Lanes and Middlesex Lanes, whose closings were announced Tuesday and last month, respectively. Arbutus Lanes was closed June 1.The estimated 52 affected employees will be transferred to other bowling centers, just as those from Arbutus were, company officials said. AMF has not decided what it will do with the bowling sites.
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By Donald G. Vitek | September 20, 1992
At first glance, Lost and Found looks like a typical, average tenpin team -- four guys who work at the same place, see each other at the local bowling centers and have averages that are, well, average.The team consists of team captain Bob Flowers, John Gove, Helmuth Lingwai and anchor James Brogan.What that "average team" did was go head-to-head with teams drawn from all over the mid-Atlantic area and hold its own in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year, the WSBA team event in York, Pa., over the summer months.
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By DON VITEK | August 27, 1993
The 1993-94 bowling season is fast approaching.There's a good chance that all the centers have some room left in their leagues, but if you haven't signed up for league play yet there's very little time left. A few more days and every league will be filled.Of the five bowling centers in Carroll County, three are split houses: Hampstead Bowling Center and the two Thunderheads, Westminster and Taneytown. Mount Airy Lanes has 12 duckpin lanes, and County Lanes has 12 tenpin lanes.Thunderhead Taneytown has 12 duckpin and 16 tenpin lanes, cared for by Gil Barnes, Moe Pickett, Jim Reaver and Danny Wantz.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1997
In yesterday's Live section, the byline was inadvertently left off the cover story about duckpin bowling. The article was by Sandra Crockett.The Sun regrets the error.It's a weeknight in Baltimore, and a cold wind is blowing as the temperatures dip below the freezing mark. It's only 8 p.m., but darkness has already descended, and a few hardy young people walk the streets. What's a person -- someone searching for some good, clean fun to break up the work week -- to do?Thousands of people in Maryland already know the answer to that question is found in nine-inch pins and a ball with no holes in it. Duckpins, that is. Duckpin bowling was invented in Baltimore, where it remains a popular sport with many fans.
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