Friday, March 29, 2013
Believe it or not, a Capital Region quintet still owns the greatest team performance in USBC Championship history. In 1993 in Tulsa, Okla., when this prestigious tournament was still called the ABC Championship, Kenny Hall, Mark Hilton, Hugo McGroty, Ron Priester and Dave Wolfe knocked down 3,537 pins to set the tournament record that still stands.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Dave Adams is bowling like a kid again. The 62-year-old left-hander is having a banner season, and he’s rolling the ball like he was 30 years ago. For the second time in his career, he tossed back-to-back 300 games last week, and now has five perfect games this year alone. He’s lost track of just how many 300s he has, but he estimates he’s got about 55.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Call him “Mr. Perfect.” Others came close, but nobody was able to roll a perfect game during the televised finals of the Huck Finn “Capital Region Bowling Show” until Steve Rock turned the trick Sunday at Middleburgh Lanes.
Friday, March 8, 2013
R.J. Martinez was chasing perfection, but he was also taking dead aim at the Schenectady Bowling Association’s most cherished record. In the end, the 25-year-old Ballston Spa native got neither, but he came pretty close.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Frank DePalma’s recent knee surgery has kept him off the lanes for eight weeks, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been making plans for his favorite event, the 18th annual Blizzard Bowl.
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
As a math professor at Schenectady Community College for the last 21 years, Ray Ross knows how to crunch numbers and figure out angles. He also knows how to keep his Royals competitive in a collegiate bowling world dominated by four-year programs.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
The 80th annual Schenectady USBC Bowling Association Championship Tournament, better known as the City Tournament, will be held at Towne Bowling Academy, beginning March 16. There will be several scheduling gaps in between before it wraps up the final week of April with one of two Scratch Challenges April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Bowling in two high-powered scratch leagues, Mike O’Toole is usually content to fly under the radar. Last week, however, the 23-year-old Schenectady High School and Schenectady County Community College graduate grabbed the headlines with two huge performances.
Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
Professional bowling has come full circle. Team bowling is back with the new eight-team PBA League, which kicks off its season with a live telecast on ESPN Sunday at noon from Thunderbowl Lanes in suburban Detroit.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Brian LeClair knows that there will come a time when he won’t be able to compete anymore with the young lions of the bowling game. But don’t hold your breath.
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
You are an accomplished bowler with enough talent and skill to compete on any lane condition. But in this era of high-tech equipment and even higher scores, how can you separate yourself from the rest of the pack? Why not try plastic?
Friday, Jan. 4, 2013
The Huck Finn "Capital Region Bowling Show" is turning back the clock with familiar names in a nostalgic
"TV Tournament Time" event.
"TV Tournament Time" event.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Although he was often overshadowed by his legendary brother, Joe, the late Nick Donato was one of the area’s finest balldrillers and lane men. The “other” Donato always had a smile for everyone who walked through the doors at Sportsman’s Bowl. As the desk man, he was often the first person you saw when you entered the Crane Street bowling establishment, and he was also the last guy you saw when you left. And you were never surprised if you got a different joke coming and going. That’s one of the reasons why the Donato name will be added to a new doubles tournament this weekend.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
Jim Geiger gave up competitive bowling a few years ago because all the high scores were taking away the challenge of the game.
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
Bob Daubney, the Capital Region kegling icon known for his quick ball drilling while you wait, is moving his bowling, billiards and gaming tables supply store just a short distance away. He plans on opening the new store Saturday at 385 Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham, immediately adjacent to Spare Time-Latham Bowl.