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By DON VITEK | October 25, 1992
Karen and Basil Wisner operate Hampstead Bowling Center, a well-maintained family center where everyone is friendly and where a stranger doesn't remain a stranger very long.Their son, J. B., is a pretty fair tenpin bowler, but the Wisners never have had time to bowl. That has changed. This season the women in the Saturday morning league persuaded Karen to bowl."I haven't bowled since 1985," Karen said, "It was just like starting over."When Karen quit bowling seven years ago, she carried a 106 average.
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Pro footballRonnie Lott, who was voted to the Pro Bowl an NFL-record-tying 10 times as a defensive back, retired yesterday."I realized that I've exhausted my ability to play the game," he said. "I'm not able to be a productive player in the NFL any longer. I didn't want to hang on."Lott, 36, spent 15 years in the NFL. He went to four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and also played for the Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. He was on the Chiefs' injured reserve last year after breaking his left leg in an exhibition game.
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By Donald G. Vitek | September 8, 1991
Jimmy Lawson didn't get started tenpin bowling as early as most of today's youngsters.It not unusual to see tots 6 and 7 years old inthe many young leagues today.By the time they're 17, many are veterans of the bowling wars.Lawson didn't get started until he was that age. But now, after about 20 years, he's starting to get the hang of it. That, and he has more time to bowl, which always help the old average.A Hampstead resident who works for the U.S. Postal Service, Lawson throws a 16-poundHammer bowling ball, both Red and Black, depending on the conditionsof the lanes.
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By DON VITEK | July 3, 1994
"All right, people, it's time to bowl!"Nancy Middleton has been starting the Tuesday Morning Foursome duckpin league at Fair Lanes Westview that way for seven years. That's just one of the many ways that a good league secretary takes care of business.Middleton, a retired AT&T employee, born and raised in Baltimore, lives in Windsor Hills."I've been bowling about 20 years," she said. "I hope I'll be bowling for another 20 years."Too many people think that being a league secretary is easy. Too many league secretaries think the same thing.
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By Donald G. Vitek | July 12, 1992
"Bowling is difficult to master," Tony Dercola said. "But practice does pay off."That dedication paid off for Dercola in the Young American Bowling Association Maryland state championship held at Turner's Dual Lanes in Hagerstown over four weekends in May. Dercola walked away with one of the most prestigious awards of the event: the Major Division Boys series trophy. He threw an outstanding scratch set of 659.Dercola lives in Kings Contrivance with his parents, Cheryl and Gino Dercola, and bowls in the YABA league at Brunswick Columbia.
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By DON VITEK | July 3, 1994
"All right, people, it's time to bowl!"Nancy Middleton has been starting the Tuesday Morning Foursome duckpin league at Fair Lanes Westview that way for seven years. That's just one of the many ways that a good league secretary takes care of business.Middleton, a retired AT&T employee, born and raised in Baltimore, lives in Windsor Hills."I've been bowling about 20 years," she said. "I hope I'll be bowling for another 20 years."Too many people think that being a league secretary is easy. Too many league secretaries think the same thing.
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By Donald G. Vitek | December 22, 1991
Students at Westminster High School are enjoying classes a little more now that bowling has been added to the curriculum."I like the bowling program because it gets me out of gym," said Dawn Wickesser, ninth-grader at Westminster High.Westminster is the only high school in Carroll to offer the bowling program as part of its Life Time Sports Program.For three weeks the ninth-grade students are exposed to both tenpin and duckpin bowling at Thunderhead Westminster Lanes. The thrust of the program is to have the youngsters learn a sport that they can continue for the rest of their lives.
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By Donald G. Vitek | August 4, 1991
It's another hot midsummer day in Carroll County.A couple of youngsters need to be entertained.Dad's at work, and, as the kids are so fond of saying, "There's nothing to do."How do you entertain youngsters when the temperature's in the 90s, and there's no relief in sight? Easy.Head for JoeRineer's Mount Airy Lanes and bowl duckpins -- in air-conditioned comfort.Without packing up a ton of equipment or toys or food, justjump in the car and go.New to the bowling game?No problem. The staff at Mount Airy Lanes or any other bowling center in Carroll is ready and more than willing to help the novice.
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By DON VITEK | May 23, 1993
Chele Rutherford of Edgewater is on a tear. Bowling tenpins for most of her life, Rutherford has put together a career year.This year she averaged 211 in two leagues -- the Tuesday 770 Mixed and the Sunday Mixed at Bel Air Bowl, an improvement of five pins over her 206 average of last year.On March 6-7, in the Baltimore Women's Bowling Association tournament, she threw 700 series in the team, doubles and singles events.In the team event she fired games of 280, 257 and 225 for a personal career-high series of 762. Continuing her assault on the record book, she pounded out games of 206, 278 and 228 in the doubles event for a 712 series.
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By Donald G. Vitek | July 26, 1992
Better check that calendar again.It's only a few weeks until the winter leagues begin again. Short summer, huh?It means that for you bowlers who didn't join a summer league that it's time to check out the equipment, time to bowl some practice games, time to call last year's teammates, time to fill any vacancies on the team, time to stop by the bowling centers and renew old friendships. . .time to see what changes have occurred.Well, here's an update on the centers in Howard County to help you.* Brunswick Normandy, 8419 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City.
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By DON VITEK | June 7, 1993
Taking a year off didn't hurt Kerry Wille's game; it didn't even slow him down."I started bowling in 1973," Wille said, "And last year is the first year that I didn't bowl."But bowling recently in the Tuesday Arundel League at Bowl American Glen Burnie he broke the house record for a three-game series.The right-hander pounded out games of 277, 278 and 279 for a superb 834 series."I had nine strikes in row, first frame through the ninth, every game," he said. "So, yeah, all of them could have been 300 games, especially the last one."
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By DON VITEK | May 23, 1993
Chele Rutherford of Edgewater is on a tear. Bowling tenpins for most of her life, Rutherford has put together a career year.This year she averaged 211 in two leagues -- the Tuesday 770 Mixed and the Sunday Mixed at Bel Air Bowl, an improvement of five pins over her 206 average of last year.On March 6-7, in the Baltimore Women's Bowling Association tournament, she threw 700 series in the team, doubles and singles events.In the team event she fired games of 280, 257 and 225 for a personal career-high series of 762. Continuing her assault on the record book, she pounded out games of 206, 278 and 228 in the doubles event for a 712 series.
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By DON VITEK | January 10, 1993
A little-known fact: Harford County is home to bowling centers that belong to the largest chain of bowling centers in the world.That's right. And you, the taxpayers, own them. Actually, the U.S. Army does."There are 216 bowling centers worldwide owned and operated by the Army," said Bob Griffin, manager at Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood Arsenal. APG has 20 lanes, and Edgewood has eight.Dave Brewner, assistant manager, divides his time between the two centers, as does Judy Wheeler, league coordinator and youth director.
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By DON VITEK | October 25, 1992
Karen and Basil Wisner operate Hampstead Bowling Center, a well-maintained family center where everyone is friendly and where a stranger doesn't remain a stranger very long.Their son, J. B., is a pretty fair tenpin bowler, but the Wisners never have had time to bowl. That has changed. This season the women in the Saturday morning league persuaded Karen to bowl."I haven't bowled since 1985," Karen said, "It was just like starting over."When Karen quit bowling seven years ago, she carried a 106 average.
NEWS
By Donald G. Vitek | July 26, 1992
Better check that calendar again.It's only a few weeks until the winter leagues begin again. Short summer, huh?It means that for you bowlers who didn't join a summer league that it's time to check out the equipment, time to bowl some practice games, time to call last year's teammates, time to fill any vacancies on the team, time to stop by the bowling centers and renew old friendships. . .time to see what changes have occurred.Well, here's an update on the centers in Howard County to help you.* Brunswick Normandy, 8419 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City.
NEWS
By Donald G. Vitek | July 12, 1992
"Bowling is difficult to master," Tony Dercola said. "But practice does pay off."That dedication paid off for Dercola in the Young American Bowling Association Maryland state championship held at Turner's Dual Lanes in Hagerstown over four weekends in May. Dercola walked away with one of the most prestigious awards of the event: the Major Division Boys series trophy. He threw an outstanding scratch set of 659.Dercola lives in Kings Contrivance with his parents, Cheryl and Gino Dercola, and bowls in the YABA league at Brunswick Columbia.
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By DON VITEK | June 7, 1993
Taking a year off didn't hurt Kerry Wille's game; it didn't even slow him down."I started bowling in 1973," Wille said, "And last year is the first year that I didn't bowl."But bowling recently in the Tuesday Arundel League at Bowl American Glen Burnie he broke the house record for a three-game series.The right-hander pounded out games of 277, 278 and 279 for a superb 834 series."I had nine strikes in row, first frame through the ninth, every game," he said. "So, yeah, all of them could have been 300 games, especially the last one."
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | January 10, 1993
A little-known fact: Harford County is home to bowling centers that belong to the largest chain of bowling centers in the world.That's right. And you, the taxpayers, own them. Actually, the U.S. Army does."There are 216 bowling centers worldwide owned and operated by the Army," said Bob Griffin, manager at Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood Arsenal. APG has 20 lanes, and Edgewood has eight.Dave Brewner, assistant manager, divides his time between the two centers, as does Judy Wheeler, league coordinator and youth director.
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By Donald G. Vitek | December 22, 1991
Students at Westminster High School are enjoying classes a little more now that bowling has been added to the curriculum."I like the bowling program because it gets me out of gym," said Dawn Wickesser, ninth-grader at Westminster High.Westminster is the only high school in Carroll to offer the bowling program as part of its Life Time Sports Program.For three weeks the ninth-grade students are exposed to both tenpin and duckpin bowling at Thunderhead Westminster Lanes. The thrust of the program is to have the youngsters learn a sport that they can continue for the rest of their lives.
NEWS
By Donald G. Vitek | September 8, 1991
Jimmy Lawson didn't get started tenpin bowling as early as most of today's youngsters.It not unusual to see tots 6 and 7 years old inthe many young leagues today.By the time they're 17, many are veterans of the bowling wars.Lawson didn't get started until he was that age. But now, after about 20 years, he's starting to get the hang of it. That, and he has more time to bowl, which always help the old average.A Hampstead resident who works for the U.S. Postal Service, Lawson throws a 16-poundHammer bowling ball, both Red and Black, depending on the conditionsof the lanes.
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