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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.

NEST returns for third season

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Jim Burton believes he has found his niche in the Capital Region bowling family.

In the Pocket: Schenectady League in need of bowlers to survive

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
One of Schenectady’s oldest — and strongest — major leagues needs a helping hand.

In the Pocket: Sportsman’s Bowl is switching to synthetic lanes next season

Friday, April 26, 2013
Another set of wood lanes bites the dust. Sportsman’s Bowl will join an ongoing trend among bowling centers when it switches from the trad­itional wood surface to synthetic lanes this summer.

In the Pocket: Capullo hopes lessons pay off in Queens event

Friday, April 12, 2013
One of the intriguing story lines for Saturday's 42nd annual New York State Queens Championship is contested Saturday at Town ’N Country Lanes involves local bowler Debbie Capullo, who has recently revamped her game while working with former PBA touring pro Brian LeClair.

In the Pocket: Champagne, 94, an inspiration to leaguemates

Friday, April 5, 2013
Several years ago, while driving to the bowling center from her home in Galway during a snow storm, Marion Champagne’s car rolled into a ditch. Her first thought was not about her own health or the condition of her car. Instead, she asked someone to drive her to Boulevard Bowl so she could compete in her league. Bowling is that important to the 94-year-old Champagne, who is the oldest active member of the Schen­ectady-Scotia Women’s Bowling Association.

In the Pocket: Record stands the test of time

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.

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