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.
Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
An old friend to scratch bowling is making a reappearance this Sunday when the Northern Bowlers Association returns in the form of the Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
Liz Kuhlkin set the bar high, and Natasha Bidwell is intent on stepping over it as the two Schalmont High School graduates are proving to be among the most successful youth bowlers in Capital Region history.
Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
Understandably, the spotlight was on Kenny Hall, because the former PBA Tour regular was making his first appearance in front of the camera instead of behind it in more than 20 years. But without an outstanding performance by doubles partner Nick Galusha, Hall’s story wouldn’t have had such a happy ending.