Loss of Burnt Hills Lanes a major blow

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
The fire that completely destroyed Burnt Hills Lanes over the weekend was a major blow to Capital Region bowling, especially the Scaccia family and the Schen­ectady Bowling Association.

Gallitelli records first major win

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
As a professional photographer at Metroland Photo, Mike Gallitelli specializes in capturing special moments for others to enjoy and savor later.
But he was the one who performed his own memorable achievement last weekend when he won his first New Era Women’s and Senior tournament in dominating fashion at Spare Time-Latham Bowl.

Not all the news of 2013 was good

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
Bowling in the Capital Region celebrated tremendous peaks, but also suffered a pair of extreme valleys during the past season.

Stricos cranking out big scores

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Nick Stricos pokes fun at himself because he admits to not having the smoothest game in town.
But he gets results — especially during his recent hot streak.

Malone becoming a good juggler

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
When Jackie Malone graduated from college, she was one of the top women bowlers in the Capital Region.

Following surgery, Siatkowski better than ever

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
Three years ago, doctors told Tom Siatkowski he would never bowl again.
Now, he’s having the best statis­tical season of his long career.

Veteran Dorstek hasn't lost competitive edge

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
In 50 years of competitive bowling, Schenectady resident Sonny Dorstek still hasn’t lost his competitive edge.

Red Raiders stars going Division I

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
It’s quite an unusual accomplishment for a small school like Mechanicville to produce two Div­ision I bowlers — especially when they are girls.

In the Pocket: Wagoner wins another NEBA title

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
In this era of extremely high scores and powerful, high-tech equipment, it’s almost unheard of when a bowler actually credits practicing for improving his game.
Meet Steve Wagoner.

In The Pocket: Smith's 279 triplicate quite a feat

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Mike Smith’s delivery and release are among the smoothest I’ve ever seen on the lanes.
He reminds me of the late Dave D’Entremont, the Professional Bowlers Association standout who died last month after a standout career that included six victories and more than $1 million in earnings.

In The Pocket: Clark on fire after making minor adjustments

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
When bowlers get the right instruction at an early age, correcting little flaws in their game later on becomes a much easier task.
Just ask Kurt Clark, who recently made a few simple adjustments to his approach and his release, helping him go on one of the hottest streaks of his bowling career.

In the Pocket: Huck Finn schedule loaded with extras

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
There’s a little something for every type of bowler on this year’s Huck Finn “Capital Region Bowling Show” schedule.

In the Pocket: Kuhlkin realizes another dream

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Liz Kuhlkin is always chasing new goals and new accomplishments. She’s not afraid to test herself against the best bowlers in the nation, and she will do whatever it takes to improve an already impeccable game.

In the Pocket: Capullo adding bonus system to keep fields full

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
Proprietor Marty Capullo plans to keep Towne Bowling Academy filled with tournament bowlers this season.

In the Pocket: LeClair earns spot on ESPN

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
Brian LeClair thought he would never see the bright lights of tel­evision again — at least not in front of the camera.

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