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Favatas are always on the run

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
The Favata children bowl so often — and so successfully — that’s it is difficult for their parents to keep track of how well the terrific trio is doing on the lanes, both during the week and on the weekends.

Royals want another crown

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
If anyone thought that Schenectady County Community College’s national bowling championship last season was a once-in-a-lifetime feat, they haven’t talked to SCCC bowling coach Ray Ross lately.

Irwin chasing Big 10 average title

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Janelle Irwin is stepping up, down and all around. That’s because the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons senior has all the right moves, both on the lanes and all over the dance floor.
The multi-talented Irwin is attempting to become the first girl to lead the Big 10 boys’ bowling league in average. She not only competes for the Golden Knights’ scholastic squad, but she also bowls in the Joey Schmidt Capital District Junior Pro-Scoring league and the Town ’N Country junior program. Recently, she also started bowling in the Capital District Youth Scholarship Tour.

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.

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