Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bowling Highlights Column 12-30-11



PBA Xtra Frame Tour Only Events


Professional Bowling Association (PBA) Tour fans hopefully have computers because several upcoming tournaments will only be available on pba.com's Xtra Frame.
Ricart Ford in Columbus, Ohio, will be the title sponsor of the Professional Bowlers Association’s Ricart Ford Open presented by Columbia 300, Feb. 17-19 at Sequoia Lanes in Columbus. The tournament will be the third of four PBA Tour Xtra Frame tournaments on the 2011-12 PBA Tour schedule.
The tournament will be webcast live, exclusively on pba.com’s Xtra Frame
online bowling channel, from start to finish.
Great commentary is provided by "The Bowling Doctor" Jeff Mark.
The newly-created Xtra Frame Tour will also include the Cheetah Openpresented by Ebonite, Jan. 21-22, in Fountain Valley, Calif.; the DetroitOpen presented by Track, March 11-12, in Allen Park, Mich., and the DickWeber PBA Playoffs presented by Hammer, March 31-April 1, in Indianapolis.PBA Tour titles and berths in the Round of 36 for the 2012 PBA Tournamentof Champions will be awarded in all four events.
The PBA Ricart Ford Open will also offer a $10,000 first prize. Thetournament is open to all comers with a $350 entry fee for PBA members anda $400 fee for non-members. It will pay a prize fund of $66,000 based on afield of 130, with one in three players cashing.
Thanks to the extensive live online coverage of Xtra Frame Tour events,PBA fans will be able to witness the pressures and drama of a complete PBATour event from qualifying through match play, concluding with thestepladder finals.
Xtra Frame also will provide live coverage of the preliminary rounds ofthe Tour’s three major championships: the USBC Masters, Jan. 23-29, in LasVegas; the U.S. Open, Feb. 20-26 in North Brunswick, N.J., and the PBATournament of Champions, April 8-15, in Las Vegas.
Xtra Frame is available for a $7.99 monthly or 12-month subscription rateof $64.99 which includes year-round coverage of PBA activities, includingPBA Tour, Senior Tour and selected PBA Regional events. The full-yearpackage provides subscribers with hundreds of player and industry leaderinterviews, new product introductions, coaching tips and human interestfeatures, and access to Xtra Frame’s huge archive of past PBA events plusmuch more.
To sign up for Xtra Frame, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame logo.


Happy New Year


We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.


The Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo


Bowlers: This week's tip will help you understand correct shoulder alignment when throwing your strike ball and in making spares.
When throwing a bowling ball, the shoulders should not necessarily be straight (perpendicular) in relation to the lane.
Instead, they should be aligned straight to the target mark you are trying to hit. This is called pro setting the angle of the shoulders.
There are three rules regarding shoulder alignment:
1. When playing straight down the boards, your shoulders should be straight in relation to the lane.
2. When making shots to the right of the head pin, open your shoulders in relation to the lane.
3. When making shots to the left of the head pin, close your shoulders in relation to the lane.
Doing this is easy if you imagine that there is a three-foot arrow poised on the right shoulder (or left shoulder if you are left handed).
Simply point the arrow at the target and the angle will automatically be correct.
Note: Your arm swing should never change, instead, adjust the angle of the shoulders so that your arm swing is in line with the target.
Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at mikel@stormbowling.com


This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur-professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. League and tournament information and scores can be sent to 845-439-8177, via email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 845-205-4474. We are also available at http://bght.blogspot.com/ and on Facebook.


IDENTIFICATION OF ABOVE PHOTO


Professional Bowlers Association Xtra Frame commentator "The Bowling Doctor" Jeff Mark works the TV program keyboard. His knowledge of the game and equipment is outstanding.


LOCAL BOWLING SCORES

LOCAL BOWLING SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

BEECHWOOD LANES
Provided by Lori Kimmes

MONDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Beth Schumacher 177, 168, Tracey Puerschner 163, Diane Conroy 168, Lois Erdman 178, Julie Yewchuck 172, Jody Gulley 164.

CALLICOON KRISTAL BOWL
Provided By Kristal Whitmore

MONDAY HORTONVILLELADIES LEAGUE

Kelly Gombita 212, 507, Lillian Zieres 162, 179, 194, 535, Pat Peters 160, 169, 175, 504.

TUESDAY DELAWARE VALLEYMEN’S LEAGUE

Jeremy Gulley 208, 224, Joe Gager 236, Jon Wayne 223, 192, Bruce Rutledge 207, 199, Brian Marino 181, 188, 186, Mark Scriber 212, Brian Starr 275, 607, Jeff Nober 246, 193, 180, 619, Mike Cole 196, 202, 193, Gary Maas 235, 201, Eugene Fulton 181, Mike Gieger 181, Wally Warren 191, Tom Biseg 202, 249, Jackie Brockner 183, 183, Steve Lagoda 226, Damien VanLeuven 219, 191.

FOX BOWLING CENTER
Provided By Bill Gleim

TUESDAY LADIES EARLY BIRDS LEAGUE

Linda Ferris 189, Brianna Walker 180, 209, 551.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S INDEPENDENT LEAGUE

Tom Anderson 231, 663, Mike Bowker 244, 240, 670, Al Bullis Sr. 236, Andrew Bullis 246, 255, 674, Dale Conklin 230, Cody Conway 227, 606, Frank Couse Sr. 236, 632, Frank Couse Jr. 244, 602, Jim Dibble 233, 269, 239, 741, Brian Drumm 266, 646, Craig Gehrig 246, Dylan Green 244, 657, John Gurnick 230, Jack Hazen 226, Paul Ignatovich 226, 247, 670, Steve Jacobi 234, 245, 681, Rob Johnson 234, 633, B.J. Johnson 237, 653, Jerry Kulakosky 254, 664, Dick Layton 231, Donnie Marino 258, 249, 720, Ed Milk Jr. 604, Neil Mosher 235, 647, Mitch Persbacker 234, 236, 693, Sam Rowe 657, Zuke Wormuth 236, 650, Jay Wormuth 642, Tony Wright 257, 676.

THURSDAY MEN’S DEPOSIT NATIONAL LEAGUE

Al Bullis Jr. 225, 600, Al Bullis Sr. 225, 610, Andy Bullis 237, 653, Dale Conklin 235, Ray Cornwell 253, 686, Frank Couse Sr. 256, 681, Jeff Curtis 233, Carl Davis 234, 629, Jim Dibble 244, 225, 278, 747, Greg Keesler 235, 229, 621, Dan Koch 245, Rich Lenio 232, 233, 631, Rick Mills 231, 611, Dan Wormuth 256, 246, 693.

FRIDAY COUPLES LEAGUE

Howie Couse Jr. 612, Frank Couse Sr. 236, 617, Anne Couse 181, 506, Gino Jones 237, Hope Jones 195, 206, 189, 590, Dan Koch 288, 670, Julie Martin 192, Dana McGraw 188, 191, 216, 595, Mark McGraw 232, 633, Sheri Oralls 201, 505, Tim Smith 245, Vicki Tiffany 184, Dan Wormuth 248, 238, 690, Jeremy Wormuth 227, 619, Michelle Wormuth 182, 520.

SATURDAY YOUTH LEAGUES

In the Junior League Girls, Trisha McElroy 158, 141, Cassandra Schoonmaker 141, Sara Hanstine 132; Boys, Leal Gotthardt 146. Bantam Boys, Jacob Berry 100, Bantam Girls, Brenna Gleim 107, Emily Brown 100.

SUNDAY MIXED FUN LEAGUE

D.J. Capel (boys bantam, 102, Kristyanna Capel (youth girls) 158, 129, 123, 410, Don Marino 280, 685, Jean Mills 186, Savanna Mills (youth girls) 159, 164, 136, 459, Shelly Mills 511, Alea Tiffany (youth girls) 128, Parker Tiffany (bantam boys) 134, 102, 115, Shirley Townsend 192.

KIAMESHA LANES
Provided By James VanAken, Mary Lee
Williams, Debbie Durland
and Ryan Lepke

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

John Hoffmann 247, 638, Jim VanAken 615, Josh Strang 245, 672, Tom Belgiovene 257, 620, Matt Fallon 236, 664, Kevin Stackhouse 237, 227, 649, Ronnie Totten 228, 234, 674, Laresko Niifa 232, 604, Eddie Lake 269, 238, 696, Jaryl Scott 258, 690, Vinnie Collura 234, 230, 657, Al Caycho 236, 639, Jack Moylan 621, Pedro Agapito 237, 278, 279, 794, Dave Graham 226, 244, 664, Nate Sanders 243, 232, 668, George “Spoon” Battle 243, 608, Erik Miller 235, 247, 698, Keith Smith 234, 648, Ryan Lepke 237, 273, 727, Gregory Fallon 615, Frank Eichenlaub III a 254, 255, 724, James Durland 247, 234, 661, Wayne Atkins 249, 266, 725, Kenny Atkins 612, Anthony Atkins 625.

TUESDAY MIXED FIREFIGHTERS LEAGUE

Mary Lee Williams 206, 242, 206, 654, Joan Lake 203, 201, 558, Andrea Grossman 185, 200, 545, Suzette Bertholf 188, 516, Joan Redington 182, 509, Trasey Barres 193, Vera Bernhardt 185, Barbara Rustic 181, Eddie Lake 246, 268, 280, 794, Pedro Agapito 246, 666, Eddie Walsh 235, 657, Ryan Lepke 239, 652, Neil Bell Jr. 225. 226. 650, Ed Guthrie 241, 635, Mitch Juron 256, 627, Russ Keesler 226, 624, Dave Dibble Jr. 601, Cecil Walters 242, Stan Gilmore 226.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

John Hoffmann 226, 264, 695, James VanAken 234, 652, Steve Belgiovene 246, 624, Rodney DeGrote 235, 637, Eddie Lake 604, Jason Rogers 614, Ronnie Totten 234, 623, Rick Lara 233, 237, 658, Gregory Fallon 254, 671, Matt Fallon 238, 226, 659, Jon Wilhelm 237, 236, 660, Donald Durland 265, 263, 739, Timmy Minton 270, 656, Larry Whipple 226, Anthony Atkins 236, 638, Wayne Atkins 242, 621, Ed Porter 242, Frank Gerow Jr. 635, John Cascone 237, Al Frangipone 232, 626, John Cascone 237, Pedro Agapito 247, 225, 654, James Durland 233, 647, Shane Cunningham 226, 247, 657, George “Spoon” Battle 237, 602, Tim McIntyre 244, 614, Josh Strang 225, 251, 691, Jaryl Scott 288, 695.

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Tom Palmer 279, 706, David Graham 623, Robert Linzer 267, 653, Eddie Lake 615, James Piontek 235, Ryan Lepke 243, 245, 673, John Hoffmann 279, 673, Dan Ricco 276, 659, John Wilhelm 225, 603, Kevin Stackhouse 604, Glenn Fraser 225, Laura Palmer 181, 501, Linda Carrier 184, 512, Joan Lake 184, 519, Amanda Scuderi 183, 199, 547, Trasey Barres 199, 190, 188, 577, April Aldrich 180, Linda Schaefer 181, 197, 553, Mary Ann Drobysh-Berens 182, Cathy Carpenter 245, 597, Antionette Rau 208, 552, Laurie Miano 186, Julie Chen 191.

LIBERTY LANES
Provided By Bob Fix Jr.

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Ralph Coney 289, 190, 256, 735; Chas Tuttle 231, 196, 246, 673; Ed Blume 232, 255, 658; Thomas Fix 206, 194, 255, 655; Rudy Belanchia 205, 217, 204, 626, Carmine Santillo 223, 214, 618, Mitch Mattison 234, Chris Stevens 231, Dean Shattuck 213, Carlos Torres 213, Robert Cady 204, Ray Stanishia 204, Jason Jones Sr. 203, Kyle Stevens 203, 195, Todd Houghtaling 198, 201, Tom Stephenson 195, Pete Meachum 194, Ricky Nichols 192, Carl Houghtaling 190.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 279, 247, 232, 758, Gene Smith 265, 228, 205, 698, Keith Smith 276, 199, 644, Paul Minton 191, 256, 626, Rob Tuttle 232, 211, 614, Thomas Fix 224, 203, 611, Dwayne Cabrera 212, 215, 606, Stew Stevens 224, 597, Ed Blume 232, 192, 586, Anthony Atkins 190, 234, 583, Dave Sawall 233, 574, Chuck McAllister 217, 191, 573, Jim Fiore 221, 192, 571, Ray Stanishia 214, Ryan Lepke 208, Chris Stevens 208, Bobby Cooper 206, Bill Mitchell 204, Chris Stewart 202, David Graham 201, Jerry Scandore 198, Mike Aumick 196, Deming Roosa 195, Herbie Sklar 192, Larry Hicks 191, Mark Carman 190, Glenn Norris 190.

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Kathi Smith 178, 182, 184, 544, Nancy Blume 189, 493, Stella Schmahl 199, Charlene Meola 198, Sandy Cassevah 187, Connie Beach 185, Billie Jo Bound 180, Renay Crespo 179, Cindy Short 179, Elisa Bound 177, Wendy Finn 176.

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 248, 255, 624, Larry Goldenberg 191, 220, 584, Jeanie Melchik 208, 174, 534, Wendy Swan 175, 173, 496, Joel Brodie 196, Sheila Fix 170.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Here & There Column 12-27-11

As We Approach Another Year

In five days New York State, Sullivan County and all of America will celebrate the beginning of the New Year 2012.
We enjoy hearing folks greeting us with the appropriate Happy New Year salutation..
The New Year is a time to look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead......our country must continue to reach out to the needy in our world and America must continue to stand strong again terrorism.
We all have big dreams. We all want success in our finances, relationships, health and careers so we must set clear and specific goals for every aspect of our lives.
We would hope that everyone could personally be committed to making our nation strong and allow it to grow as our forefathers designed it to do.
Here is a 2012 wish list that we can easily endorse.
Spend more time with family and friends......vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year.
Keep yourself in physical shape......establish some form of daily exercise.......eat right and enjoy life more......exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better.
Enjoy life more, get away from the hectic, stressful lifestyles....this is an important step to a happier and healthier you.
Learn something new.......it could be a career change or learning a new language....challenge your mind in the coming year and your horizons will expand.
Learn to help others.......make it a non-selfish New Year's resolution....volunteerism can take many forms......you could help out at your local library, or enjoy mentoring a child.....there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help. As 2012 comes in the door bring along God as your co-pilot.......this could prove to be one of the best steps you take in the New Year.
Happy New Year and may God Bless You and Yours in 2012.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Bowling Highlights Column

USBC Open Tourney At Baton Rouge

With help from Mayor Kip Holden, construction on the venue that will be home to the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships got underway in Baton Rouge, La., recently.
Holden and Baton Rouge Area Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Paul Arrigo helped snap the official string line and turned over the keys to the Baton Rouge River Center as dignitaries, supporters and media got their final look at the empty convention center before construction crews turn it into a state-of-the-art bowling stadium.
"We are excited to welcome the 2012 USBC Open Championships back to Baton Rouge," Arrigo said. "It is a pleasure to host the largest indoor participatory sporting event in the world. We look forward to the bowlers and their families returning to our city to enjoy our culture, cuisine and hospitality."
Earlier this week, the USBC tournament crew welcomed the first of more than 40 truckloads of materials needed to transform the River Center into the biggest stage in bowling. Construction is scheduled to be complete during the first week of February.
The finished venue will include 48 tournament lanes, four showcase lanes, squad room, locker room, concession area, offices and vendor space that will be bustling with nearly 60,000 bowlers during the tournament's 151-day run from Feb. 11-July 10.
So far, more than 11,300 teams are registered to compete in the 2012 Open Championships, which will be the event's second visit to Louisiana. It first was held there, also in Baton Rouge, in 2005.
"We're excited about being back in Baton Rouge, and we can't wait for the bowlers to see all of the changes to the city and the River Center since we were here in 2005," said Brian Lewis, USBC Managing Director of Tournaments. "We truly enjoyed the southern hospitality the first time around, and the community has rolled out the red carpet for us again this year. It has been nice to see some familiar faces, and it has been even better to see the trucks rolling in."
The entry deadline for the 2012 USBC Open Championships has been extend to March 1, 2012, so interested team captains have time to sign up their teams. There still are some prime times available, but spots are filling quickly.
For more information on the Open Championships, or to register a team for 2012, visit BOWL.com/openchamp or call 800-514-BOWL.

A Blessed Holiday

To everyone we wish a Very Blessed Holiday.

The Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

This week's tip is for all bowlers, however, youth, new bowlers and bowlers who have not had a correctly fit ball will benefit the most.
Choosing the correct weight for a bowling ball is not rocket science although it is made out to be at times. A poorly fit ball (lane ball or hack job) will take excessive grip pressure to hold onto. This makes the ball seem too heavy.
A good rule to thumb, when getting a custom fit ball, is to go two pounds over what a poorly fit ball weighs. You will be surprised at how much lighter a fit ball will feel. When a ball is fit properly, minimal grip pressure is needed to hold the ball, allowing you to swing the ball without putting a death grip on it. This applies to both finger tip and conventional grips. Understand that gravity, not upper body muscles should control the swing.
For youth bowlers, always err on the heavier side for several reasons. First, it is instinct to grab a ball and throw it.....not roll it. If the ball is too light , it is hard to teach a youth bowler to use gravity as their friend and roll the ball. Second, children are still growing and you may get an extra year out of the ball before the youth bowler outgrows the weight. If a youth bowler is switching from conventional to finger tip grip, in this case I would not recommend going too heavy as you do not want to make it an unpleasant experience. The best recommendation would be to re grip the old ball and get used to the grip before drilling a new ball.
Note: If a bowler, youth or adult, is bowling to enjoy themselves, a conventional grip is best. If a bowler is interested in some form of competitive bowling in the future, the finger grip is the way to go. Remember, there is not substitute for a properly fit ball. Parents of youth bowlers, please have the fit checked every six months.
Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at mikel@stormbowling.com

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur-professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. League and tournament information and scores can be sent to 845-439-8177, via email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by bax at 845-205-4474. We are also available at http://bght.blogspot.com/ and on Facebook.
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Local Bowling Scores

LOCAL BOWLING SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

BEECHWOOD LANES
Provided by Lori Kimmes

MONDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Beth Schumacher 177, 168, Tracey Puerschner 163, Diane Conroy 168, Lois Erdman 178, Julie Yewchuck 172, Jody Gulley 164.

CALLICOON KRISTAL BOWL
Provided By Kristal Whitmore

MONDAY HORTONVILLELADIES LEAGUE

Sue Naughton 169, 164, Lillian Zieres 174, 162, 175, 511, Rebecca Rhodes 168, Debbie Loughrey 173, 160, Barbara Pingel 160, Sharon Cunningham 163, Sillporah Boldiis 170, 181, Kim Murphy 166.

TUESDAY DELAWARE VALLEY MEN’S LEAGUE

Jeremy Gulley 199, Bob Wayne 183, Joe Gager 209, 203, 237, 649, Jon Wayne 192, Kory Keesler 217, 203, Bruce Rutledge 193, Tad Dosher 218, Mark Scriber 180, Brian Starr 218, Gary Maas 233, Eugene Fulton 201, 188, Mike Gieger 192, 183, Tom Biseg 187, Eric Kubenik 204, Steve Lagoda 195, Gary Erlwein 211, Jamie Greier 215, 187, Damien VanLeuven 199

FOX BOWLING CENTER

Provided By Bill Gleim

TUESDAY LADIESEARLY BIRDS LEAGUE

Debbie Couse 163, 173, 166, 502, Sherry Persbacker 184, Lori Walker 180

WEDNESDAY MEN’SINDEPENDENT LEAGUE

Tom Anderson 254, 628, Andrew Bullis 235, 621, Dale Conklin 233, Frank Couse Sr. 227, 672, Frank Couse Jr. 268, 645, Jim Dibble 657, Brian Drumm 237, 649, Dylan Green 246, 642, Paul Ignatovich 236, 629, Steve Jacobi 235, 618, B.J. Johnson 605, Rob Johnson 267, 225, 716, Robert MacNaught 227, Donnie Marino 247, 236, 661, Mark McGraw Jr. 237, 617, Neil Mosher 235, Mitch Persbacker 602, Paul Siegler 244, 644, Zuke Wormuth 604, Jay Wormuth 606, Tony Wright 245, 636

THURSDAY MEN’S DEPOSITNATIONAL LEAGUE

Al Bullis Jr. 256, 668, Andy Bullis 266, 278, 238, 782, Dale Conklin 300, 267, 754, Frank Couse Sr. 259, 687, Jim Dibble 267, 689, Bill Gleim 247, 661, Pete Hathaway 234, Paul Ignatovich 245, 244, 692, Greg Keesler 241, 614, Rick Mills 247, 642, Tim Smith 231, 603, Dan Wormuth 247, 257, 719.

FRIDAY COUPLES LEAGUE

Howey Couse Jr. 245, 279, 724, Howard Couse Sr. 235, Frank Couse Sr. 268, 248, 707, Anne Couse 188, 517, Gino Jones 246, 637, Hope Jones 192, Dave Lester 244, 680, John Marino 625, Dana McGraw 201, 267, 638, Mark McGraw 612, Sheri Oralls 225, Walt Oralls 228, 643, Jen Smith 220, 531, Mike Wagner 246, Dan Wormuth 244, 648, Jeremy Wormuth 233, 670

SUNDAY MIXED FUN LEAGUE

Don Marino 234, 247, 695, Jean Mills 503, Rick Mills 233, 235, 658, Savanna Mills (youth girls) 176, 152, 146. 474, Shelly Mills 238, 182, 583

KIAMESHA LANES
Provided By James VanAken,
Mary Lee Williams, Debbie
Durland and Ryan Lepke

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

John Hoffmann 605, Josh Strang 252, 235, 694, Tom Belgiovene 258, 623, Matt Fallon 238, 242, 257, 737, Jim Piontek 248, 657, Frank Scuderi 619, Ronnie Totten 241, Eddie Lake 266, 279, 734, Rick Lake 266, 279, 265, 810, Jaryl Scott 258, 668, Paul Durland 247, 627, Al Caycho 247, 600, Jack Moylan 266, 232, 705, Dave Graham 226, 246, 644, Nate Sanders 248, 670, Willie Bartley 235, 650, George “Spoon” Battle 268, 636, Larry Berens 641, Erik Miller 278, 653, Armen Murad 614, Frank Amore 232, 615, Pedro Agapito 630, Keith Smith 226, 226, 243, 695, Kenny Atkins 228, 226, 632, Wayne Atkins 239, 648, Juan Lopez 257, James Durland 266, 693, Craig Wilhelm 232, Tim McIntyre 243, Jon Wilhelm 226, 627.

TUESDAY MIXED FIREFIGHTERS

Linda Schaefer 214, 222, 195, 631, Suzette Bertholf 181, 180, 186, 547, Trasey Barres 182, 205, 541, Joan Lake 201, 523, Heather Dobell 517, Mary Lee Williams 502, Debra Blackford 189, Karen Kilgore 183, Mitch Juron 234, 276, 720, Ryan Lepke 267, 237, 718, Wayne Atkins 236, 247, 705, Eddie Walsh 259, 248, 661, Neil Bell Jr. 242, 645, Pedro Agapito 638, John Cascone 225, 630.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

John Hoffmann 226, 238, 656, Steve Belgiovene 226, 662, Anthony Mentnesh 226, Rick Lara 244, 631, Frank Emmens 601, Gregory Fallon 228, 644, Matt Fallon 250, 684, Jon Wilhelm 632, Donald Durland 265, 668, Larry Whipple 246, 662, Anthony Atkins 248, 286, 747, Wayne Atkins 267, 670, Kenny Atkins 246, 674, John Cascone 226, James Durland 256, 640, Eddie Walsh 257, Pedro Agapito 226, 240, 666, Shane Cunningham 263, 674, George “Spoon” Battle 607, Tim McIntyre 255, 634, Josh Strang 239, 660, Jaryl Scott 246, 631.

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Trasey Barres 191, 205, Franny Kaiser 188, Kathy Shapiro 190, Mardette Wilcox 214, 200, Barbara Durbak 207, Debbie Durland 194, 204, Joan Lake 192, Ann Sawyer 195, Liz Burgio 187

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Laura Palmer 233, 552, Linda Carrier 187, Joan Lake 198, 215, 577, Carolyn Williams 187, Trasey Barres 223, 192, 592, Judith Kelly 194, Cathy Carpenter 193, Antionette Rau 192, 180, 525, Kathy Fielding 193, Francine Kaiser 192, Tammy Sze 186, 187, 524, Michelle Jahn 193, Nancy Greene 181, Debbie Durland 199, 203, 196, 598, David Graham 255, 687, Frank Scuderi 247, 279, 736, Eddie Lake 269, 693, James Piontek 243, 233, 668, Larry Berens 241, 618, John Hoffmann 259, 256, 234, 749, Donald Durland 247, 683, John Wilhelm 226, 234, 225, 685, Paul Berens 231, Henry Smith 254.

LIBERTY LANES
Provided By Bob Fix Jr.

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Ed Blume 243, 239, 258, 740; Kyle Stevens 193, 236, 249, 678; Ralph Coney 193, 234, 245, 672, Chris McKay 200, 236, 623, Rudy Belanchia 195, 236, 611, Paul Minton 194, 207, 208, 609, Chris Stevens 225, 215, 608, Thomas Fix 200, 235, 602, Dan Martinetti 245, 576, Robert Cady 223, 572, Walt Edwards 219, Pete Meachum 206, Carmine Santillo 199, Carlos Torres 194

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 205, 224, 257, 686, Jim Fiore 222, 267, 670, Dwayne Cabrera 209, 193, 213, 615, Chuck McAllister 195, 209, 201, 605, Keith Smith 205, 221, 603, Ryan Lepke 201, 222, 590, Ed Blume 196, 203, 190, 589, Anthony Atkins 246, 584, Stew Stevens 228, 213, 581, David Graham 203, 199, 578, Thomas Fix 215, 190, 572, Jerry Scandore 214, 572, Deming Roosa 215, Rob Tuttle 198, 212, Russell Bivins 211, Rich Bivins 210, Gene Smith 209, Mark Carman Sr. 206, Herbie Sklar 204, Carlos Torres 199, Jason Jones Jr. 198, 198, Mike Durbak 195, Chas Reichenbaugh 194, Merlin Bound 193, Luis Torres 192

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Kathi Smith 176, 184, 184, 544, Audrey Woolard 174, 191, 494, Judy Chernowski 172, 487, Tabatha Smith 178, 481, May Smith 189, Elisa Bound 185, Joann Bowers 184, Nancy Blume 181, Amanda Irwin 172

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 237, 286, 257, 780, Stew Stevens 236, 202, 606, Alan LaBounty 200, 223, 600, Jim Fiore 230, 190, 579, Sharon Russell 200, 489, Luis Torres 208, 193, Sheila Fix 191, Jeanie Melchik 170

SATURDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Gene Smith 192, 255, 606, Keith Smith 200, 211, 592, Thomas Fix 202, 201, 583, Randy Kinred 213, Chris Gibson 204, Russell Bivins 202, John Cummings 192

SUNDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Bob Feeney 247, 611, Jim Fiore 208, 245, 601, Sheila Fix 178, 495, Thomas Fix 197, Robert Cady 194

LIBERTY ELKS BUMPER LEAGUE

Colin Flynn 96, Madison Bertholf 78, Jake Parks 65, Logan Danzilo 59, Riley Totten 58, Hudson Danzilo 44

LIBERTY ELKS BANTAM LEAGUE

Lindsie Siegel 80, 150, 230, Ian Cody 99, 96, 195, Mikey Fritz 88, 104, 192, Kayla McMahon 111, 60, 171, Jarod Hellerer 68. 87. 155, Dara Schiff 62, 85, 147, Tanner Parks 69, 43, 112, Kylie Flynn 44, 57, 101, David Schiff 43, 56, 99, Corrine Hellerer 49, 44, 93, Aidan Whitehead 39, 10, 49

LIBERTY ELKS TEENAGE LEAGUE

John Kolarik 227, 226, 214, 667, Louie Brahm 143, 221, 169, 533, Anthony Kolarik 152, 182, 148, 482, Ryan Feeney 113, 186, 172, 471, Anthony Lupardo 155, 167, 148, 470, Jonathan Griesbeck 131, 145, 169, 445, Robby Lyons 130, 150, 147, 427, Glen McCausland 129, 146, 120, 395, Zachary Cody 138, 101, 138, 377, Felicia Reichenbaugh 121, 131, 119, 371, Cameron Reichenbaugh 124, 112, 129, 365, Bobby Kehrley 115, 135, 109, 359, Kamry Conboy 101, 117, 110, 328, Alaura DeLong 102, 87, 94, 283


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Here & There Column 12-20-11

Speaking About Economic Discipline

When things are looking bleak and there just isn't concrete answers coming from folks who have the responsibility to correct situations then it's time to look at other solutions.
We spent several hours recently with two members of the tri-state clergy who spoke about the loss of economic discipline and how America today is the largest debtor in the world.
The two prominent members of the clergy said they would speak openly with me but asked that they not be identified because they feared repercussions from possible members of their congregations or from the government.
They openly confessed being somewhat conservative fundamentalist pastors with fairly large congregations.
Some history was brought into our conversation with one pastor pointing out that ancient Rome fell because of massive spending and financial difficulty and lessons of history indicate that the loss of economic discipline can lead to the destruction of a nation.
"America is spending itself into national bankruptcy.....we have gone from being the greatest creditor nation to now being the largest debtor in the world," one pastor concluded.
The two pastors were both very adamant that they fear our country has gotten into the mood of free spending and fiscal irresponsibility.
I asked the bold question, could America fall and go the way of powerful nations and both pastors said this nations shocking financial status does not look good and they boldly from a religious standpoint indicated that God gave America its status, its territory and its resources and wealth to make us a powerful nation and that God has that power to remove these things from us.
Both pastors voiced strong opinion regarding Bible prophecy and said that America was founded on Godly principles but that the United States is sliding toward a national debacle and there are many warnings within the Bible that urge us to live our lives according to Godly principles.
These members of the clergy strongly urged our nation to return to economic discipline or face dire consequences.



Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tri-Valley Winter Concert





AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION AT WINTER CONCERT

GRAHAMSVILLE--Tri-Valley Central School 7th & 8th grade Chorus Director Kevin Giroux introduced audience participation along with a little language learning during the Elementary and Secondary Winter Concert December 14 in the Bernstein Theater.
Parents and friends of students in the 5th through 8th grade Winter Concert musical presentations were taught to sing the chorus from an Hawaiian song titled E Na Lima Hana.
An explanation about this song revealed that Hawaiians had no written language prior to western contact except for petroglyph symbols and that the modern Hawaiian alphabet is a variety of the Latin alphabet with Hawaiian words ending only in vowels and that every consonant must be followed by a vowel.
Director Giroux rehearsed with the audience several times the chorus which went like this....E Na Li-ma Ha-Na, E Ma-la-ma Ai-na, Me-ke Ki-no, Me-ka Pu-u-wai which translated means "with our working hands, we care for and nurture the land, the body and the heart."
A great job well done in getting audience participation while still enjoying the musical talents of the 7th and 8th grade chorus.
This chorus also performed Ding Dong Merrily On High, In Dulci Jubilo, The First Noel and We Sing For The Children which brought many in the audience to a standing ovation as this song is sung for the children who have no voice, no choice and is a song of hope, caring and a song of peace for those too hungry, too weak, too poor and took sick to speak.
This song indeed presented a meaning for all who sang or heard its emotional message.
In addition to the 7th and 8th grade chorus the 7th and 8th grade band under the direction of Matthew Weyant performed Swingle Bells, Park Street Celebration and Rock Around the Clock.
The 5th and 6th grade band under the direction of John Calabrese played A Christmas Sleigh Ride, Carol of the Drum and Chorale & March.
The 5th and 6th grade chorus directed by Kevin Giroux sang Dormi, Dormi and A Christmas Gloria.
The school's grades 9-12 Winter Concert will be held Tuesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. in the Bernstein Theater.


IDENTIFICATION FOR ABOVE PHOTOS


The Tri-Valley Central School 7th and 8th Grade Chorus conducted by Kevin Giroux got audience participation in singing E Na Lima Hana at the Elementary-Secondary Winter Concert December 14.

Several members of the Alto Section of this Chorus.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bowling Highlights Column 12-16-11



Two 300's In A Week's Span


Twenty-three-year-old Wurtsboro bowler Donald Durland recorded his 11th and 12th career 300 games December 5th and December 12th in the Monday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes.
The two perfect games came within a weeks span.
The early weeks of December appears to be a good time of the year for Durland as he also bowled his highest career series on December 1, 2010 when he clipped the maples for a 825 off of single games of 258, 279, 288 in the Wednesday Men's League at Kiamesha Lanes.
His 11th career 300 was bowled on lanes 13-14 while his 12th 300 game was bowled on lanes 3-4. On both nights he used two bowling balls, the Hammer Jig Saw Trap and the Roto Grip Rising Star. The Hammer ball was used for his first two games on December 5 where he also scored a 276 and 232 and the Roto Grip ball helped him roll the two 300 games in the last game of both nights for a 808 series December 5 and a 201, 246, 300, 747 on December 12.
Don's present averages include a 223 in the Monday league, a 230 in the Wednesday Men's league, both at Kiamesha Lanes and a 224 in a Friday Mixed league at Mid City Lanes in Kingston where he bowls every three weeks.
He also bowls in a summer league at Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh.
In the Monday league he bowls on the Monticello Greenhouse team with team members Jaryl Scott, his father Paul Durland and Vinnie Collura.
Durland over the past several years has shown steady league growth and at one point in time competed in Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) regional tournaments. "It just got too costly to compete in these events", he noted this week.
He is easily considered one of the premier men bowlers in the Tri-State area..
Donald recorded his first-ever 300 game during the 2005-2006 season as a youth bowler in the Saturday Morning Youth leagues at Kiamesha Lanes.
His mother, Debbie Durland is one of the premier women bowlers in the Tri-County area and his father Paul and brother James have excellent bowling qualities.
Prior to his 825 series a year ago his previous high series was a 796 off single games of 268, 249 and 279 and was bowled several years ago in the Monday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes.
He has been bowling since the age of 5.
Donald is single and is employed by the Monticello Greenhouse.


Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo


Bowlers:One of the previous tips was designed to help you achieve the correct body position to properly execute a bowling shot and be able to repeat it.
This week, we will cover the release, information that will help bowlers of all levels.
A properly executed release is possibly one of the most misunderstood parts of a bowling shot. Most bowlers tend to muscle the ball through the release zone, either accelerating or decelerating on the downswing. The proper release for all bowlers, (whether you are a six-year-old with a conventional grip or an accomplished bowler with many years experience) can be executed by letting gravity bring the ball from the top of the swing through the release zone with no interference from your arm or shoulder muscles.
If the ball fits properly, the gravity will take it off your hand at the right time providing your body is in the proper position. Any rotation on the ball should come from your hand only, not your arm.
Using the proper technique will allow you to get as much rotation on the ball as desired.
Note, however, if your ball does not fit properly, it will require excessive grip pressure to hold on to which will make the release harder to execute.
Aside from bowling, for those of you that have played golf, you can strike the ball much better and with more accuracy if you do not pull the club down from the top of the swing with your shoulder muscles. Gravity can be your best friend or worst enemy depending on how you use it.
Mike Luongo is technically certified through IBPSIA as a Pro Shop Operator and Master Instructor. He is also a Silver Level Coach with the USBC and is also the Northeast Regional Sales Manager with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. If you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached at 341-1694 or via e-mail at mikespro@warwick.net

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur- professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. League and tournament information and scores can be sent to 845-439-8177 , via e-mail at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 845-230-8674. We are also available at http://bght.blogspot.com and Facebook.

LOCAL BOWLING SCORES

LOCAL BOWLING SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

BEECHWOOD LANES
Provided by Lori Kimmes

MONDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Jackie Gieger 161, Julie Yewchuck 163, Jodi Gulley 172, Tracy Puerschner 192, 182, 531, Diane Staves 180, Lois Erdman 161, 181, Barbara Cady 200, 176, 506.

CALLICOON KRISTAL BOWL
Provided By Kristal Whitmore

MONDAY HORTONVILLE LADIES LEAGUE

Sue Naughton 160, Linda Millis 166, Kelly Gombita 163, Lillian Zieres 178, 174, 170, 522, Pat Peters 162, 164, Debbie Loughrey 161.

TUESDAY DELAWARE VALLEY MEN’S LEAGUE

Mark Hawley 180, 210, Jeremy Gulley 208, 181, Joe Gager 184, 237, 211, 632, Jon Wayne 199, 180, 202, Kory Keesler 180, 194, Bruce Rutledge 195, Tad Dosher 191, Jay Wunderlich 188, Ed Leroy 214, Brian Marino 189, Mark Scriber 201, Brian Starr 216, 181, 199, Jeff Nober 180, 184, Mike Sorge 181, Mike Gieger 182, Gary Erlwein 199, 182, Damien VanLeuven 192, 191, 182.

FOX BOWLING CENTER
Provided By Bill Gleim

WEDNESDAY MEN’S INDEPENDENT LEAGUE

Tom Anderson 235, Al Bullis Sr. 618, Andrew Bullis 612, Dale Conklin 264, 651, Cody Conway 234, 238, 672, Frank Couse Jr. 622, Jim Dibble 236, 236, 638, Brian Drumm 233, 652, Craig Gehrig 238, Bill Gleim 236, 245, 622, Steve Jacobi 230, Rob Johnson 259, 613, Jerry Kulakosky 230, 649, Robert MacNaught 626, Donnie Marino 236, 232, 675, Tim Smith 235, 646, Zuke Wormuth 257, 225, 652, Jeremy Wormuth 233, 256, 254, 743.

THURSDAY MEN’S DEPOSIT NATIONAL LEAGUE

Al Bullis Jr. 230, 664, Andy Bullis 267, 666, Ray Cornwell 617, Frank Couse Sr. 620, Jeff Curtis 243, 660, Jim Dibble 255, 228, 234, 717, Nate Finch 225, 600, Paul Ignatovich 250, 641, Dan Koch 233, Rick Mills 225, Neil Mosher 237, 603, Dick Price 609, Dan Wormuth 245, 258, 694.

FRIDAY COUPLES LEAGUE

Frank Couse Jr. 234, 646, Howey Couse Jr. 268, 226, 696, Frank Couse Sr. 236, 659, Anne Couse 222, 205, 222, 649, Carl Davis 646, Julie Martin 210, 189, 541, Dana McGraw 210, 545, Mark McGraw 604, Walt Oralls 649, Jen Smith 181, Dan Wormuth 246, 233, 248, 727, Jeremy Wormuth 227.

SATURDAY JUNIOR BANTAM LEAGUE

In the Junior League, Katrina Lester 147, 134, Trisha McElroy 144. Bantam Boys: Devin Robinson 100, Bantam Girls: Bethany Brown 103.

SUNDAY MIXED FUN LEAGUE.

D.J. Capel (Bantam Boys) 137, Kristyanna Capel (Bantam Girls) 111, 145, Ray Cornwell 235, 641, Marty Haeussler 617, Don Marino 266, 669, Roger Mills 244, 232, 699, Savanna Mills (Youth Girls) 151, 146, 159, 456, Shelly Mills 189, 186, 517, Alea Tiffany (Bantam Girls) 102, 105, Brian Tiffany 244, 630, Parker Tiffany (Bantam Boys) 101, 115, 109, Shirley Townsend 192.

KIAMESHA LANES
Provided By James VanAken, Mary
Lee Williams, Debbie Durland
and Ryan Lepke

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Dan Ricco 243, Mike Weiner 257, 225, 268, 750, John Hoffmann 244, 636, Josh Strang 253, 268, 735, Matt Fallon 267, 662, Cecil Walters 256, 640, Eddie Lake 227, 232, 665, a real nice 800-plus series by Rick Lake with a 279, 289, 257, 825, Paul Durland 243, 620, Jaryl Scott 238, 650, Vinnie Collura 234, 627, Al Caycho 642, Dave Graham 243, 600, Nate Sanders 244, 233, 651, Larry Berens 233, 226, 677, Erik Miller 232, 640, Anthony Atkins 268, 640, Kenny Atkins 225, 225, 655, Justin Lopez 226, James Durland 234, 245, 649, John Wilhelm 246, 645, Frank Eichenlaub lll a 247, 268, 698, Keith Smith 234, 248, 255, 737.

TUESDAY MIXED FIREFIGHTERS LEAGUE

Mary Lee Williams 205, 223, 595, Trasey Barres 204, 552, Joan Lake 204, 540, Andrea Grossman 182, Pedro Agapito 238, 229, 680, Eddie Walsh 235, 647, John Cascone 632, Ed Guthrie 265, 625, Jim Gerrard 244, 603, Neil Bell Jr. 237, 600, Russ Keesler 241, Kris Gwiozdowski 233.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

James VanAken 228, 636, Tom Belgiovene 608, Rick Lara 236, 610, Frank Emmens 235, 635, Gregory Fallon 247, 631, Matt Fallon 233, 679, John Wilhelm 257, 669, Timmy Minton 247, 666, Anthony Atkins 634, Wayne Atkins 254, 237, 702, Frank Gerow Jr. 228, 643, Kenny Atkins 609, John Cascone 615, Paul Durland 232, 623, Eddie Walsh 608, Pedro Agapito 225, 637, James Durland 247, 243, 246, 736, Kyle VanWolde 251, 658, Shane Cunningham 231, George “Spoon” Battle 231, 638, Jaryl Scott 227, 235, 244, 706, Vinnie Collura 255, 265, 734, Rick Lake 227, 237, 686, Tom Palmer 228, 630.

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Trasey Barres 214, 195, Valerie Fersch 201, Debbie Heins 181, Barbara Merton 187, Cathy McKenley 206, 190, Pat Gibson 198, 191, Debbie Durland 183, Cara Nicholson 223, Franny Kaiser 198, Hop McKeon 190, 195, Mardette Wilcox 188, 184, Sonya Robinson 191, Joan Lake 185, 185, 183, 553.

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Laura Palmer 193, 180, 180, 553, Joan Lake 225, 213, 575, Carolyn Williams 183, 505, Trasey Barres 224, 184, 207, 615, Judith Kelly 184, 508, Mary Ann Drobysh-Berens 200, 516, Cathy Carpenter 202, 552, Antionette Rau 190, 235, 564, Kathy Fielding 188, Tammy Sze 191, Leroy Williams 244, 644, Dave Graham 249, 235, 265, 749, Robert Linzer 245, 605, Frank Emmens 600, Frank Scuderi 249, 648, Eugene Kelly 637, John Wilhelm 288, 716, John Hoffmann 225, 227, 655, Kevin Stackhouse 606, Robert Sze 234, 615.

LIBERTY LANES
Provided By Bob Fix Jr.

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 232, 284, 226, 742, Ralph Coney 258, 248, 222, 728, Thomas Fix 207, 226, 238, 671, Paul Minton 222, 204, 194, 618, Todd Houghtaling 236, 225, 615, Dean Shattuck 200, 213, 195, 608, Robert Cady 226, 194, 583, Rudy Belanchia 201, 190, Ed Blume 200, 198, Carlos Torres 200, 196, Carmine Santillo 198, 199, Pete Meachum 193

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 207, 257, 238, 702, Anthony Atkins 257, 195, 213, 665, Bobby Cooper 224, 225, 633, David Graham 210, 202, 598, Stew Stevens 202, 214, 591, Mark Carman Jr. 216, 226, 588, Dwayne Cabrera 207, 205, 580, Rich Bivins 199, 200, 574, Keith Smith 246, Carlos Torres 234, Herbie Sklar 225, Dave Sawall 221, Rob Tuttle 215, Ed Blume 212, 195, Paul Minton 201, 205, Bill Mitchell 203, Jason Jones Sr. 202, Chris Stevens 202, Merlin Bound 201, Jim Fiore 200, Deming Roosa 200, Thomas Fix 198, Ryan Lepke 194, Chuck McAllister 194, Mike Aumick 192

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Elisa Bound 185, 174, 170, 529, Audrey Woolard 191, 188, 529, Barbara Cady 177, 483, Cindy Short 182, 481, Maureen Hopper 184, Lynn Winters 178, Tabatha Smith 176, Carly Sklar 175, Billie Jo Bound 171, Kathi Smith 170

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 247, 227, 211, 685, Ralph Cannon 267, 219, 636, Stew Stevens 208, 233, 612, Alan LaBounty 216, 202, 600, Luis Torres 193, 211, Larry Goldenberg 205, Debbie Sklar 197, Jeanie Melchik 178

SATURDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Keith Smith 190, 232, 207, 629, Tabatha Smith 181, 484, Tony Miller 223, Russell Bivins 220, Walt Edwards 212, 191, Gene Smith 209, Kevin Norris 200, John Cumming 190, Wendy Swan 170

SUNDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Jim Fiore 197, 266, 643, Rich Winters 223, 587, Robert Cady 225, Bob Feeney 219, Thomas Fix 211, 193, Robert Feeney Jr. 191, Kyle Stevens 191

LIBERTY ELKS BUMPER LEAGUE

Madison Bertholf 62, Treyvon Hayden 60, Terrence Hayden 60, Hudson Danzilo 55, Logan Danzilo 40

LIBERTY ELKS BANTAM LEAGUE

Mikey Fritz 135, 108, 243, Lindsie Siegel 95, 85, 180, Jarod Hellerer 82, 86, 168, Marie Lyons 79, 84, 163, Ian Cody 82, 78, 160, Chandler Fink 71, 61, 132, Tanner Parks 72, 56, 128, Sean McMahon 52, 64, 116, Kayla McMahon 55, 57, 112, David Schiff 51, 38, 89, Aidan Whitehead 23, 21, 44, Corrine Hellerer 24, 20, 44

LIBERTY ELKS TEENAGE LEAGUE

John Kolarik 184, 221, 161, 566, Anthony Kolarik 173, 179, 157, 509, Ryan Feeney 149, 172, 155, 476, Louie Brahm 131, 185, 129, 445, Cameron Reichenbaugh 151, 156, 102, 409, Anthony Lupardo 131, 111, 160, 402, Jonathan Griesbeck 159, 136, 107, 402, Zachary Cody 137, 120, 132, 389, Robby Lyons 121, 114, 109, 344, Alaura Delong 82, 128, 123, 333, Glen McCausland 98, 113, 116, 327, Kamry Conboy 113, 81, 98, 292, Felicia Reichenbaugh 114, 84, 90, 288, Bobby Kehrley 81, 75, 112, 268.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Here & There Column 12-13-11

Vetter's Win Surprised Many

Kathleen "Kitty" Vetter's November 8th win over incumbent District 3 Legislator Democrat Elwin "Woody" Wood came as a big surprise to some so-called veteran political experts but prior to election day there was many making the prediction that this was definitely a sleeper race.
Even on election night political pundits were making predictions on local radio stations that Wood would be the eventual winner.
The race for the District 3 legislators seat went down to the wire and following the count of absentee ballots Vetter edged out Wood by 16 votes.
The newly elected first time in politics legislator is a strong supporter of agriculture and tourism and indicated, "it is my belief that these can work together to bring business to our county."
Legislator elect Vetter told us that "at the present we have a great entertainment center in Bethel Woods and we can expand on the entertainment theme by promoting our outdoor activities while encouraging other forms of tourism entertainment to come to the area."
She listed additional entertainment activities such as workshops teaching pottery, art or music which could result in an expansion of places like the Shandelee Music Festival.
"Since we are only two hours away from New York City promotion of our Agriculture is vital as we have much produce that could be easily transported to that market and so we must coordinate our local farm produce with the city's needs," she said.
Other priorities "Kitty" feels important are the need to improve Broadband and Cell reception throughout the county which she sees as vital to improve the safety and status for all.
"There are many areas that do not have these forms of communication available and the lack of these tools puts our county growth and our citizen population at risk. Broadband as a communication tool is a necessity in the business world and potential buyers or start up business' choose other areas because of the lack of these services," Vetter said.
Decreasing the county's utility costs is vitally important to the newly elected county legislator and she wants to "make sustainable energy costs i.e. 'Greening the county' a reality for government, business owners and individual land and home owners."
Vetter offers a strong belief that her proposals will "help mitigate the cost of living for many and can help to bring in revenue which can overall help to keep taxes down."

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bowling Highlights Column 12-9-11



Association Tourney At Callicoon Kristal Bowl


Not only has the sport of bowling returned to the Callicoon area and western Sullivan County but the Tri-County New York United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Association Tournament will be held at Callicoon Kristal Bowl in the early part of 2012.
Tournament dates include Saturday March 3 team events at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., Sunday March 4 doubles and singles at 9 a.m., 12:30 and 4 p.m., Saturday March 10 doubles and singles at 9 a.m., 12:30 and 4 p.m. and Sunday March 11 team events at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
Kristal Whitmore and family purchased the building that once housed Callicoon Lanes earlier this year and opened for business in late July.
Now called Callicoon Kristal Bowl the 10-lane Brunswick Center was completely renovated and refurbished with major improvements during the summer months and the Brunswick B-2 Pin Setters were completely refurbished.
The former Callicoon Lanes was closed several years ago.
Callicoon Kristal Bowl now hosts the Hortonville Ladies league on Monday night and the Delaware Valley Men's league on Tuesday night.
Association tournament players, their families and spectators will also be in able to satisfy any hunger pains as Callicoon Kristal Bowl also features the great cooking of Ms. Whitmore who offers dinner specials like shrimp scampi chicken Marsala, raviolis, fish n chips, jambalaya, pizza, sandwiches, snacks, home made soup, dinner meals and a nice variety menu. Kristal also makes her own fresh made baked goods.
The center also features a full liquor license.
Lane conditioning and the upkeep and maintenance of the lane conditioner will be an important factor in this upcoming tournament competition and those chores will be handled by Kristal's husband Mark Whitmore and Kory Keesler.
The Whitmore family indicated they are looking forward to hosting the local Association Tournament for both men and women bowlers.


The Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo


Bowlers: This week's column will answer a question many bowlers ask about side weight.....will it make my ball hook?
The answer is absolutely no.
I have been fortunate to be able to spend some time with technical experts, and although we have suspected for quite some time, we now have the proof.
Two factors are needed to make a bowling ball hook....friction and rotation (gravity is also needed but I think that we all understand that or we would all be floating around.
You could take a bowling ball with the strongest weight block on the market, the most aggressive cover, drill it maximum leverage, add all the weight you want, and use a big balance hole, but, if the bowler does not impart proper arotation, or if friction on the ball's path down the lanes is not there.....the ball will go straight.
Mike Luongo is technically certified through IBPSIA as a Pro Shop Operator and Master Instructor. He is also a Silver Level Coach with the USBC and is an Advisor along with being involved with Special Events with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. If you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached by telephone at 435-720-7939 or via email at mikel@stormbowling.com

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur-professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. League and tournament information and scores can be sent to 845-439-8177, via email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 845-205-4474. We are also available at http://bght.blogspot.com/ and on Facebook.



PHOTO CAPTION FOR THE ABOVE PHOTO


These 10 Brunswick lanes at the Callicoon Kristal Bowl will host the Tri-County NY USBC Association Tournament in March 2012.

LOCAL BOWLING SCORES

LOCAL BOWLING SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

BEECHWOOD LANES
Provided by Lori Kimmes

MONDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Lori Kimmes 190, Lois Erdman 169, Barbara Cady 170, Tracey Puerschner 161, Jackie Gieger 171, 172, Julie Yewchuck 163, Jackie Mootz 188.

CALLICOON KRISTAL BOWL
Provided By Kristal Whitmore

MONDAY HORTONVILLELADIES LEAGUE

Sue Naughton 162, Kelly Gombita 198, 161, 516, Lillian Zieres 185, 166, Jane Benson 162, Pat Peters 162, Maureen Schlott 164, Debbie Loughrey 171, Barbara Pingel 173, Judy Mohn 167, Sillporah Boldiis 162.

TUESDAY DELAWARE VALLEYMEN’S LEAGUE

Mark Hawley 185, 190, 212, Jeremy Gulley 198, Joe Gager 235, 215, 226, 676, Jon Wayne 183, 216, Alan Rutledge 210, Kory Keesler 187, 208, 218, 613, Bruce Rutledge 195, Ray Wunderlich 200, Mark Goda 297, Ed Leroy 201, Mark Scriber 212, Eugene Fulton 186, Mike Sorge 202, Mike Gieger 217, Jackie Brockner 200, Tom Biseg 200, Gary Erlwein 235, Damien VanLeuven 205, 201, Jamie Greier 200.

FOX BOWLING CENTER
Provided By Bill Gleim

TUESDAY LADIES EARLY BIRDS LEAGUE

Bonnie Laduke 185, Brianna Walker 181, Lori Walker 229, 519.

WEDNESDAY MEN’SINDEPENDENT LEAGUE

Andrew Bullis 229, 645, Frank Couse Jr. 238, Jim Dibble 269, 665, Brandon Drumm 225, 637, Brian Drumm 606, John Fish 226, Bill Gleim 225, 259, 690, John Gurnick 620, Martin Haeussler 602, Jack Hazen 236, 622, Steve Jacobi 234, 644, Rob Johnson 236, 627, Jerry Kulakosky 254, 644, Mitch Persbacker 225, 245, 628, Dick Price 257, 670, Anthony Seely 236, Hank Whitmore 243, Zuke Wormuth 233, Jay Wormuth 247, 662, Tony Wright 247, 690.

FRIDAY COUPLES LEAGUE

Howey Couse Jr. 259, 638, Frank Couse Sr. 225, 279, 715, Anne Couse 209, 556, Paul Fritz 225, 239, 672, Dave Lester 258, 601, Julie Martin 187, Dana McGraw 215, 211, 181, 607, Dawn Mclenon 180, Rick Mills 626, Walt Oralls 243, 656, Tim Smith 231, 612, Dan Wormuth 258, 663

SATURDAY JUNIOR &BANTAM LEAGUES

Trisha McElroy (Junior League) 132, Bantam Boys – Cole Newman 105, Thomas Schoonmaker 134, Bantam Girls – Bethany Brown 109.

SUNDAY MIXED FUN LEAGUE

Kristyanna Capel (Bantam Girls) 144, 149, 101, 394, Ray Cornwell 245, 245, 658, Vinny Furfaro 228, Marty Haeussler 614, Don Marino 227, 268, 245, 740, Dave Mills 230, 623, Dustin Mills (Bantam Boys) 109, Roger Mills 603, Parker Tiffany (Bantam Boys) 131, 107.

KIAMESHA LANES

Provided By James VanAken,
Mary Lee Williams, Debbie
Durland and Ryan Lepke

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Shane Conner 225, 605, John Hoffmann 226, 235, 670, Jim VanAken 236, 609, Josh Strang 625, Tom Belgiovene 247, 234, 679, Matt Fallon 237, 613, Jim Piontex 226, 662, Frank Scuderi 225, Kevin Stackhouse 226, 600, Roy Sweeney 238, Eddie Lake 259, 250, 733, Rick Lake 225, 664, Don Durland 236, 644, Jaryl Scott 642, Vinnie Collura 226, Dave Graham 226, 643, Lloyd Bridges 241, 624, Larry Berens 256, 266, 227, 749, Erik MIller 238, Armen Murad 637, Frank Eichenlaub III a 265, 703, George Fallon 227, 233, 682, Keith Smith 233, Anthony Atkins 244, 656, Kenny Atkins 246, 683, Wayne Atkins 247.

TUESDAY MIXED FIREFIGHTERS LEAGUE

Suzette Bertholf 203, 526, Mandy Juron 220, 508, Mary Lee Williams 194, 504, Andrea Grossman 182, Trasey Barres 180, Carena Collura 180, 183, Dave Dibble Jr. 247, 252, 711, Eddie Lake 248, 653, Wayne Atkins 246, 619, Russ Keesler 603.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

John Hoffmann 246, 654, James VanAken 235, 235, 674, Tom Belgiovene 227, Ronnie Totten 241, 658, Dan VanAken 626, Gregory Fallon 237, 256, 706, Matt Fallon 226, 268, 256, 750, Jon Wilhelm 236, 246, 696, Donald Durland 256, 629, Wayne Atkins 269, 237, 713, Kevin Stackhouse 607, Kenny Atkins 248, 642, Paul Durland 227, Eddie Walsh 657, Shawn Sinistore 235, James Durland 235, 646, Pedro Agapito 248, 234, 706, Frank Muller Jr. 232, 619, Kyle VanWolde 600, Shane Cunningham 620, Josh Strang 241, 689, Jaryl Scott 236, 226, 676, Steven Belgiovene 226, 232, 682, Eddie Lake 236, 237, 227, 700.

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Pat Gibson 194, Liz Burgio 199, Barbara Merton 189, Cathy McKenley 183, MaryJane Conklin 197, Franny Kaiser 199, Kathy King 181, Mardette Wilcox 212, Barbara Durbak 204, 181, Tina Schultz 181.

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Linda Carrier 214, 554, Joan Lake 205, 193, 190, 588, Carolyn Williams 188, 212, 572, Linda Schaefer 204, 206, 567, Mary Ann Drobysh-Berens 512, Donna Smith 182, 516, Cathy Carpenter 192, 207, 557, Antionette Rau 202, 508, Francine Kaiser 191, 243, 579, Trasey Barres 507, Michelle Jahn 181, 185, Dave Graham 236, 257, 685, Eddie Lake 258, 227, 688, Frank Emmens 607, Donald Durland 248, 245, 246, 739, Frank Scuderi 605. John Hoffmann 240, 604, Kevin Stackhouse 608, John Wilhelm 227, 657, Eddie Walsh 232.

LIBERTY LANES
Provided By Bob Fix Jr.

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 268, 245, 267, 780, Ralph Coney 256, 246, 268, 770, Dean Shattuck 221, 256, 194, 671, Chris McKay 235, 216, 617, Rudy Belanchia 191, 215, 201, 607, Paul Minton 238, 594, William Bruce 250, 193, 578, Chris Stevens 224, 577, Todd Houghtaling 231, Ricky Nichols 215, Jason Jones Sr. 213, Mitch Mattison 209, Dan Martinetti 200, Carmine Santillo 197, Walt Edwards 195, Bruce Garritt 194, Thomas Fix 192, Ed Blume 191, Robert Cady 190

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 268, 259, 213, 740, Dwayne Cabrera 206, 247, 277, 730, Ed Blume 230, 298, 698, Ryan Lepke 200, 222, 263, 685, Anthony Atkins 257, 210, 216, 683, Thomas Fix 243, 205, 224, 672, Chuck McAllister 203, 199, 224, 626, Mark Carman Jr. 220, 210, 613, David Graham 208, 207, 193, 608, Paul Minton 213, 208, 600, Keith Smith 237, 191, 584, Rob Tuttle 270, 582, Jim Fiore 203, 209, 576, Stew Stevens 217, 576, Rudy Belanchia 217, 572, Herbie Sklar 235, Dave Sawall 210, Larry Hicks 202, Carlos Torres 201, Jason Jones Sr. 195, Deming Roosa 194, 190, Mike Aumick 192, 192, Glenn Norris 191

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Lynn Winters 194, 194, 540, Cindy Short 174, 216, 537, Elisa Bound 189, 190, 525, Stella Schmahl 180, 486, Betty Schleiermacher 193, Joan Fredenburg 180, Florence Good 177, Charlene Meola 176

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 226, 289, 204, 719, Jim Fiore 202, 191, 223, 616, Sharon Russell 185, 197, 547, Sheila Fix 178, 495, George Crary 227, Ralph Cannon 190, 213, Larry Goldenberg 213, Rich Kushner 208, Karen Martin 201, George Dye 194, Betty Jane Stevens 181, Wendy Swan 179

SATURDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Keith Smith 236, 209, 627, Jim Fiore 217, 221, 622, Thomas Fix 209, 210, 589, Phil Norris 193, 207, 572, Kevin Norris 221, John Cummings 201, 213, Russell Bivins 205

SUNDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Bob Feeney 227, 239, 647, Rich Winters 233, Robert Cady 197, Barbara Cady 188, Lynn Winters 170

LIBERTY ELKS BUMPER LEAGUE

Terrence Hayden 76, Jake Parks 69, Treyvon Haydenb 69, Madison Bertholf 64, Carson Jones 59, Locan Danzilo 55, Alanna Lonnio 53, Riley Totten 48, Alli Dworetsky 46, Hudson Danzilo 41

LIBERTY ELKS BANTAM LEAGUE

Mikey Fritz 113, 121, 234, Ian Cody 80, 106, 186, Tanner Parks 98, 76, 174, Dara Schiff 69, 80, 149, Lindsie Siegel 48, 99, 147, Marie Lyons 78, 63, 141, David Schiff 45, 83, 128, Zachary DeLong 80, 44, 124, Emma Dworetsky 61, 50, 111, Chandler Fink 48, 26, 74

LIBERTY ELKS TEENAGE LEAGUE

John Kolarik 151, 191, 190, 532, Anthony Kolarik 139, 171, 193, 503, Robby Lyons 146, 157, 173, 476, Glen McCausland 170, 108, 159, 437, Ryan Feeney 137, 148, 145, 430, Anthony Lupardo 131, 173, 94, 398, Cameron Reichenbaugh 149, 134, 112, 395, Zachary Cody 139, 112, 115, 366, Alaura DeLong 127, 110, 102, 339, Bobby Kehrley 108, 111, 97, 316, Felicia Reichenbaugh 75, 63, 120, 258 Keith Smith 236, 209, 627, Jim Fiore 217, 221, 622, Thomas Fix 209, 210, 589, Phil Norris 193, 207, 572, Kevin Norris 221, John Cummings 201, 213, Russell Bivins 205

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Here & There Column 12-6-11

The Battle To Save "Merry Christmas"

The last time we looked I believe that Christmas is a national holiday but the way things have been going the last several years you never know when someone or some organization will petition our government to remove this date as a national holiday.
We have seen it time and again that some in the commercial market have retailers avoiding any mention of Christmas and even some merchants have banned their employees from using the greeting "Merry Christmas."
There has been proof beyond any doubt that a number of organizations have declared war on any expression of the Christian faith.
Each year communities announce their tree lighting events during the month of December and with terminology they use they are trying to be "politically correct" instead of displaying the real meaning of Christmas for Christians....which of course is the Nativity scene.
We certainly do not have anything against the Christmas tree and lighting ceremonies that include this tree and the lighting of the Menorah which is a major part of the Jewish Hanukkah holidays.
One of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith is the menorah and this religious symbol is a symbol of the nation of Israel and their mission to be "a light unto the nations," (Isaiah 42.6. But, again why do we not see The Nativity Scene included in our many December ceremonies. The Nativity Scene displaying the birth of Jesus Christ is the true symbol for Christians during the Christmas season.
It is wrong for the community tree lighting ceremonies to censor this Christian symbol as a part of what is called "insensitive to the many people of different faiths."
As you can tell from the short list of common December traditions, we live in a greatly diverse country, so checkered with individuality that anyone can celebrate what they want, where they want and how they want to so let's get on with the untangling of the lights, trimming of the Christmas tree, lighting the kinara, spinning of the dreidel and planning of our New Year Resolutions.
Statistics say that about 96 percent of Americans said in 2005 that they celebrate Christmas while 80 percent described themselves as Christian.......so its more then politically correct to say "Merry Christmas."
Christmas in December is important for this month because the holiday more so than any other drives business and manufacturing for millions of corporations around the world.
For those who do not celebrate Christmas it is important to note that the holidays of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa also play leading roles during the month of December so keeping in mind these precious holidays there is no harm in saying "Happy Holidays" because there is nothing incorrect about the short, good-natured greetings.
We are proud to say "Merry Christmas" and believe its time to repair the damage that has been done by groups and organizations who have tried to take "Christ" out of Christmas.
Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Joyful Kwanzaa and a Safe and Healthy New Year.



Friday, December 2, 2011

Bowling Highlights Column 12-2-11

PBA TOUR RETURNS TO ESPN SUNDAY

The third annual PBA World Series of Bowling is in the books and beginning Sunday, Dec. 4, ESPN will provide millions of bowling fans with nationally-televised coverage of the PBA Tour during the 2011-12 season.
The PBA Tour’s new television season, which includes 18 Sunday telecasts, will begin with a “doubleheader” on Dec. 4 with the men’s and women’s World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA airing in back-to-back one-hour segments. The PBA-ESPN season will conclude with the live finals of the PBA Tournament of Champions from Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15.
Supplementing the ESPN telecasts, pba.com’s exclusive Xtra Frame online bowling channel will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage of events as well as start-to-finish coverage of four new Xtra Frame Tour events during the season. For Xtra Frame subscription information click on the Xtra Frame logo on the pba.com homepage.
The 2011-11 and XTRA Frame PBA Tour Schedule is as follows (all times are Eastern):
Dec. 4, 1 p.m. – GEICO World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA (men), Las Vegas.
Dec. 4, 2 p.m. – GEICO World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA (women), Las Vegas.
Dec. 11, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship, Carter Division, Las Vegas.
Dec. 18, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship, Hardwick Division, Las Vegas.
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship, Petraglia Division, Las Vegas.
Jan. 8, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship, Aulby Division, Las Vegas.
Jan. 15, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship finals, Las Vegas.
Jan. 21-22 – Xtra Frame coverage of Cheetah Open presented by Ebonite, Fountain Valley, Calif.
Jan. 22, 3 p.m. – WSOB Bayer Viper Open, Las Vegas.
Jan. 29, 12:30 p.m. – USBC Masters, Las Vegas.
Feb. 5, 4 p.m. – Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational, New Orleans.
Feb. 12, 3 p.m. – WSOB Chameleon Open, Las Vegas.
Feb. 18-19 – Xtra Frame coverage of Don Johnson Memorial Open presented by Columbia 300, Columbus, Ohio
Feb. 19, 3 p.m. – WSOB Scorpion Open, Las Vegas.
Feb. 26, 3 p.m. – 69th U.S. Open, North Brunswick, N.J.
March 4, 3 p.m. – WSOB GEICO Shark Open, Las Vegas.
March 10-11 – Xtra Frame coverage of Detroit Open presented by Track
March 25, 2:30 p.m. – WSOB Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, Las Vegas.
March 31-April 1 – Xtra Frame coverage of Dick Weber PBA Playoffs presented by Hammer, Indianapolis
April 1, 1 p.m. – WSOB Carmen Salvino Classic, Las Vegas.
April 8, 1 p.m. – WSOB Pepsi PBA Exempt Players Championship, Las Vegas.
April 15, 1 p.m. – PBA Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas.

The Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

Bowlers: This week the tip is for all bowlers to truly assist you on how to best use the dots and arrows on the approach as target aids.
When preparing to execute a bowling shot, whether it is a strike or spare, you must be prepared to understand the path down the lane you intend your bowling ball to take. With this in mind, when stepping on the approach you should have a focal point from which the ball will roll off your hand in the direction you intend it to go, picked out.
If you throw a hook ball, you will be rolling the ball toward the intended break point...the spot on the lane you expect you ball to change direction.
If you are rolling the ball straight , the pocket or the pin/pins will be your intended target.
The tip: Look at your intended target and bring your eyes back so the spot on the lane that you are most comfortable looking at......whether it be the dots or an arrow.
To play the modern game, the sooner the ball comes off your hand the better. If you are looking at an arrow and tend to throw or hit up on the ball instead of rolling it off your hand, bring your eyes more toward the dots.
If you are a bowler that tends to play more across the boards with a lot of traction, your focal point should be as far right (or left) as in between the lanes to get the ball to the correct break point.
If you play a straighter game with a small hook, your correct focal point may be toward the 3 pin.
Remember, there is no substitute for making a good shot. If you combine good shots with good thinking , your scores will increase.
Mike Luongo is technically certified through IBPSIA as a Pro Shop Operator and Master Instructor. He is also a Silver Level Coach with the USBC and is an Advisor along with being involved with Special Events with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. If you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached by telephone at 435-720-7935 or via email at mikel@stormbowling.com

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur and professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. If you have a topic that would make good reading, or have league and tournament information and scores, Ed can be reached at 845-439-8177, by email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com, by fax at 845-205-4474. For a more expanded version of this column visit our Web Page at http://bght.blogspot.com/. We are also available on Facebook.



LOCAL BOWLING SCORES

LOCAL BOWLING SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

BEECHWOOD LANES
Provided by Lori Kimmes

MONDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Diane Conroy 213, 154, Lois Erdman 171, 158, Jackie Gieger 172, 152, 161, Julie Yewchuck 164, 160, Jodi Gulley 179, Nicole Hubert 159, Beth Schumacher 151, 160, Dot McCormack 152, 162, Jody Schanil 156.

CALLICOON KRISTAL BOWL
Provided by Kristal Whitmore

MONDAY HORTONVILLE LADIES LEAGUE

Kelly Gombita 157, Lillian Zieres 151, Pat Peters 153, Rebecca Rhodes 174, 174, Deedee Schrader 151, Judy Mohn 150.

TUESDAY DELAWARE VALLEY MEN’S LEAGUE

Gary Maas 195, Brian Starr 214, 233, 613, Mark Hawley 189, 199, Jeremy Gulley 189, 188, Joe Gager 241, 234, 191, 666, Jon Wayne 188, 201, Ed Leroy 186, Brian Marino 182, Alan Rutledge 200, Kory Keesler 183, Bruce Rutledge 195, Rick Weigelt 206, Damien Vanleuven 218, 191, 193, 602, Gary Erlwein 219, 188, Don Hill 200, 196, Charlie Reichenbaugh 238, Eugene Fulton 194, 191, Mike Gieger 181, Tad Dosher 225, Ray Wunderlich 209.

FOX BOWLING CENTER
Provided By Bill Gleim

TUESDAY LADIES EARLY BIRDS LEAGUE

Sheila Tompkins 197, Bonnie Laduke 502.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S INDEPENDENT LEAGUE

Tom Anderson 226, 245, 622, Andrew Bullis 255, 255, 704, Marc Cetta 229, 634, Dale Conklin 225, 627, Frank Couse Sr. 266, 662, Jim Dibble 246, 278, 725, Brandon Drumm 233, 612, Brian Drumm 257, 607, John Fish 237, 624, Bill Gleim 277, 237, 710, John Gurnick 237, 605, Rob Johnson 226, 279, 710, Dick Layton 235, 619, Donnie Marino 258, 238, 720, Cory Newman 234, 619, Mitch Persbacker 245, 655, Brian Tiffany 233, Zuke Wormuth 267, 668, Jeremy Wormuth 600, Jay Wormuth 232, 641.

THURSDAY MEN’S DEPOSIT NATIONAL LEAGUE

Andy Bullis 235, 246, 660, Ray Cornwell 225, Howard Couse Sr. 243, 669, Jeff Curtis 226, 630, Carl Davis 234, Lenn Davis 230, Paul Ignatovich 234, 636, Greg Keesler 237, 602, Neil Mosher 259, 674, Dick Price 244, Dan Wormuth 269, 238, 256, 763, Jeremy Wormuth 236, 643.

FRIDAY COUPLES LEAGUE

Audie Boice 225, Howard Couse Sr. 600, Frank Couse Sr. 236, 225, 233, 694, Anne Couse 180, 506, Greg Keesler 244, 660, Dave Lester 255, 656, Dana McGraw 203, Mark McGraw 238, 609, Rick Mills 622, Sheri Oralls 187, 525, Walt Oralls 236, 641, Tim Smith 251, 633, Scott Wahl 235, Sandy Winans 211, 529, Dan Wormuth 235, 268, 697.

SUNDAY MIXED FUN LEAGUE

DJ Capel (Bantam Boys) 124, Kristyanna Capel (Youth Girls) 136, 162, 208, 506, Ray Cornwell 625, Don Marino 627, Dustin Mills (Bantam Boys) 107, Savanna Mills (Youth Girls) 132, 156, 144, 432, Shelly Mills 224, 554, Alea Tiffany (Youth Girls) 134, Parker Tiffany (Bantam Boys) 131, Ed Townsend 229, Shirley Townsend 181, 506.

KIAMESHA LANES
Provided By James VanAken,
Mary Lee Williams, Debbie Durland
and Ryan Lepke

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Matt Fallon 258, 279, 743, Vinnie Scuderi 245, Jim Piontex 248, Frank Scuderi 234, Anthony Atkins 228, Jim Frost 234, 620, John Lopez 235, Steve Rivera 242, 642, Keith Smith 238, 245, 653, Shane Conner 249, 621, Mike Weiner 624, Don Durland 279, 243, 245, 767, Jaryl Scott 242, Vinnie Collura 233, 651, James Durland 232, 676, Tim McIntyre 250, 631, John Wilhelm 269, 693, Eddie Lake 247, 235, 672, Rick Lake 246, 298, 703, John Hoffmann 237, 667, Jim VanAken 241, 640, Josh Strang 234, 618, Dave Graham 242, Frank Eichenlaub III a 225, 226, 631, Cecil Walters 605, Laresko Niffa 255, 640, Larry Berens 236, Erik Miller 254, 257, 730, Jack Moylan 226, 256, 699, James Ratner 609, Pedro Agipito 257, 636.

TUESDAY MIXED FIREFIGHTERS LEAGUE

Trasey Barres 213, 236, 185, 634, Mary Lee Williams 181, 181, 221, 583, Joan Redington 202, 208, 566, Linda Schaefer 188, 210, 565, Suzette Bertholf 181, 206, 564, Joan Lake 209, 531, Andrea Grossman 181, 517, Cara Nicholson 181, 512, Pedro Agapito 236, 276, 733, Russ Keesler 279, 234, 727, Edward Walsh 258, 236, 227, 721, Eddie Lake 258, 687, Ed Guthrie 226, 249, 677, Wayne Atkins 253, 670, Dave Dibble Jr. 233, 259, 658, Shane Cunningham 235, 628, Ryan Lepke 613, Cecil Walters 237, 607, Stan Gilmore 226, Robert Nicholson 243.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Timmy Minton 629, Wayne Atkins 235, 628, Gregory Fallon 235, 638, Matt Fallon 233, 628, Don Durland 297, 248, 718, Tim McIntyre 237, 226, 686, Josh Strang 260, 246, 692, Jaryl Scott 606, Alpesh Patel 245, Rick Lara 246, 656, John Hoffmann 249, 252, 715, Jim VanAken 226, Steve Belgiovene 258, 247, 268, 773, Tom Belgiovene 267, 661, Frank Gerow Jr. 236, Craig Wilhelm 248, 626, Kenny Atkins 248, 232, 700, Eddie Walsh 227, James Durland 230, Pedro Agapito 622, Paul Durland 255, 630, Frank DiConstanzo 225.

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Lisa Muller 191, Trasey Barres 204, 191, Barbara Feller 200, Kathy King 216, Pat Gibson 190, 222, Franny Kaiser 197, 211, Joan Lake 201, 213, Maria Frunzi 180.

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

David Graham 253, 257, 723, Eddie Lake 246, 669, Michael Mulligan 234, 647, Larry Berens 234, 644, Ryan Lepke 227, 611, Tom Palmer 231, 225, 648, Frank Scuderi 605, Eugene Kelly 255, 640, John Hoffmann 607, John Wilhelm 248, 644, Paul Berens 266, Robert Sze 234, 605.

LIBERTY LANES
Provided By Bob Fix Jr.

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 226, 210, 267, 703; Paul Minton 233, 235, 645; Carmine Santillo 244, 205, 630; Manasseh O’Brien 219, 246, 624; Dean Shattuck 221, 191, 592, Ricky Nichols 222, 587, Chris McKay 212, 207, 582, Ralph Coney 200, 234, 580, Ed Blume 217, 572, Bruce Garritt 212, 570, Pete Meachum 214, Rudy Belanchia 201, 207, Robert Cady 190, 206, Ray Stanishia 202, Jason Jones Sr., 199, Chris Stevens 198, Walt Edwards 193, Todd Houghtaling 192

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Keith Smith, 258, 246, 214, 718, Kyle Stevens 276, 209, 213, 698, Stew Stevens 212, 233, 193, 638, Jerry Scandore 192, 225, 220, 637, Ed Blume 224, 213, 193, 630, Thomas Fix 195, 230, 198, 623, David Graham 211, 223, 615, Chris Stevens 234, 200, 609, Merlin Bound 196, 201, 581, Jim Fiore 199, 219, 580, Chuck McAllister 190, 218, 577, Gene Smith 216, Rudy Belanchia 215, Ray Stanishia 212, Mark Carman Sr. 211, 192, Glenn Norris 211, Carlos Torres 202, Rob Tuttle 190, 200, Herbie Sklar 194, 190, Jason Jones Sr. 193, Deming Roosa 193, Mike Aumick 191, Luis Torres 191

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 199, 236, 202, 637, John Melchik 250, 571, Debbie Sklar 203, 504, Sharon Russell 182, 502, Wendy Swan 173, 487, Larry Goldenberg 190, 213, Stew Stevens 207, Randy Kinred 196, Geo Crary 194, Ralph Cannon 192, Bonnie Carman 172

LIBERTY ELKS BUMPER LEAGUE

Colin Flynn 73, Jake Parks 62, Riley Totten 58, Madison Bertholf 56

LIBERTY ELKS BANTAM LEAGUE

Kayla McMahon 53, 67, 120, Marie Lyons 76, 113, 189, Lindsie Siegel 75, 88, 163, Sean McMahon 37, 71, 108, Mikey Fritz 78, 88, 166, Jarod Hellerer 75, 68, 143, Zachary DeLong 68, 62, 130, Dara Schiff 64, 104, 168, Tanner Parks 64, 51, 115, David Schiff 37, 81, 118, Kyle Flynn 65, 73, 138, Corrine Hellerer 34, 48, 82, Chandler Fink 21, 46, 67

LIBERTY ELKS TEENAGE LEAGUE

Anthony Kolarik 192, 210, 178, 580, Louie Brahm 158, 196, 192, 546, Anthony Lupardo 132, 156, 174, 462, Ryan Feeney 163, 134, 157, 454, John Kolarik 140, 151, 162, 453, Robby Lyons 138, 159, 138, 435, Cameron Reichenbaugh 141, 128, 115, 384, Glen McCausland 107, 125, 125, 357, Jonathan Griesbeck 123, 88, 128, 339, Bobby Kehrley 110, 109, 97, 316

SATURDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Thomas Fix 236, 236, 192, 664, Gene Smith 225, 229, 614, Walt Edwards 212, 195, 193, 600, Kevin Norris 211, 205, 581, Keith Smith 222, 581, Chris Gibson 215, Deming Roosa 202, Russell Bivins 196, Tabatha Smith 193

SUNDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Rich Winters 209, 257, 226, 692, Thomas Fix 211, 213, 202, 626, Robert Cady 199, 215, 593, Jim Fiore 194, 203, 193, 590, Bob Feeney 196, 200, 581, Robert Feeney Jr. 209, Jerry Scandore 193, Sheila Fix 177


Monday, November 28, 2011

Here & There Column 11-29-11

Trusting Facebook ?

If you want to talk about something that can consume a lot of your time (and many consider it wasted time) then Facebook certainly can fit right at the top of the list.
I use it to keep track of folks and we also use it for our columns.
Other folks use it to tell you their daily life story....when they go to bed, when they get up, where they have been, where they are going, etc, etc,
Wow.....privacy certainly it not a part of Facebook and some of the language we see on these pages just does not belong there.
So many users of Facebook say they don not trust Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook's real customers are not its 800 million free users but the companies who actually pay for our data which for some includes everything about us.
Now one can only guess that Zuckerberg gives a hoot about privacy guarantees because the only thing we will get is an illusion of privacy.
Just look at what this network recently performed as they gave users a big redesign of its interface that only encourages us users to divulge more about our lives.
Zuckerberg notes that the new sharing functions will help tell the story of our lives letting users tell their friends what they're reading, watching, hearing, eating and consuming.
Now the major reason Facebook wants us to do this is so they can use it to sell more fine-tuned advertising.
For those who are not aware Facebook has formed partnerships with Spotify, Netflix and Yahoo, companies that distribute music, movies and news.
Facebook's popularity works because folks like you and I want to connect in more meaningful ways with the people we know and they keep pushing us to make more of our private lives public.
We think there should be privacy guarantees and we are always telling folks close to us they should be careful what they put on Facebook.



Friday, November 25, 2011

Bowling Highlights Column 11-25-11

USBC Offers Experience Leagues


United States Bowling Congress Sport Bowling members looking to challenge themselves on the same conditions seen on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour again will have that opportunity with the return of the PBA Experience.
PBA Experience leagues will be back in action beginning Nov. 1, and bowlers will be able to test their skills on the Viper, Shark, Scorpion, Chameleon, Cheetah, Earl Anthony, Carmen Salvino, Detroit Open, World Championship, Tournament of Champions and U.S. Open oil patterns featured at national and regional PBA events. Patterns will be available in the coming weeks as they are adapted for the various lane machines.
"Bowlers really seem to enjoy measuring themselves against the pros they see on TV and other Sport bowlers," said USBC Executive Director Stu Upson. "We are pleased to once again partner with the PBA to offer this option to leagues across the country."
Competing on the same lane patterns used at the highest level helps bowlers focus on accuracy and shot making and puts an emphasis on spares. What sets a Sport pattern apart from a traditional house condition is the ratio of oil applied to the lane. A Sport pattern is much flatter and less forgiving, while a house shot allows for a greater margin of error.
While competing in a PBA Experience league does require a membership upgrade, there are many benefits to taking the Sport Bowling challenge. Along with being able to pinpoint weaknesses and hone their skills, Sport members are eligible for special awards, member rewards, great discounts from bowling's top manufacturers and local pro shops and a members-only section on BOWL.com that features tips and other valuable information.
"PBA Experience leagues allow bowlers to experience what it's like to bowl on the PBA Tour, but at their own pace and in a more comfortable environment," said PBA Commissioner Tom Clark. "These patterns are familiar and recognizable, and bowlers can improve by watching the PBA telecasts for strategies or by reading tips from their favorite PBA stars. We're all looking forward to the return of this program."
The international oil patterns currently being used for Team USA Experience leagues will continue to be available.
For more information on PBA Experience leagues, visit BOWL.com/sportbowling.

The Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

Bowlers: One of the previous tips was designed to help you achieve the correct body position to properly execute a bowling shot and be able to repeat it.
This week, we will cover the release, information that will help bowlers of all levels.
A properly executed release is possibly one of the most misunderstood parts of a bowling shot.
Most bowlers tend to muscle the ball through the release zone, either accelerating or decelerating on the downswing. The proper release for all bowlers, (whether you are a six-year-old with a conventional grip or an accomplished bowler with many years experience) can be executed by letting gravity bring the ball from the top of the swing through the release zone with no interference from your arm or shoulder muscles.
If the ball fits properly, the gravity will take it off your hand at the right time providing your body is in the proper position. Any rotation on the ball should come from the hand only, not your arm.
Using the proper technique will allow you to get as much rotation on the ball as desired.
Note: If your ball does not fit properly, it will require excessive grip pressure to hold on to which will make the release harder to execute.
Gravity can be your best friend or worst enemy depending on how you use it.
Mike Luongo is technically certified through IBPSIA as a Pro Shop Operator and Master
Instructor. He is also a Silver Level Coach with the USBC and is an Advisor along with being involved with Special Events with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. If you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached by telephone at 435-720-7939 or via email at mikel@stormbowling.com

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur and professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. If you have a topic that would make good reading or have league and tournament scores and information, Ed can be reached by phone at 845-439-8177, by email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 845-205-4474. For a more expanded version of this bowling column please visit our Web Page at http://bght.blogspot.com/ This column is also available on Facebook.



Local Bowling Scores

LOCAL BOWLING SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

BEECHWOOD LANES
Provided by Lori Kimmes

MONDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Jackie Gieger 155, Jodi Gulley 153, Beth Schumacher 178, Tracey Puerschner 150, 153, Diane Staves 156, 179, 171, 506, Diane Conroy 154, 169, Lori Kimmes 152, Barbara Cady 154.

CALLICOON KRISTAL BOWL
Provided by Kristal Whitmore

MONDAY HORTONVILLE LADIES LEAGUE

Sue Naughton 176, Kelly Gombita 167, Lillian Zieres 203, 184, 180, 567, Rebecca Rhodes 167, 150, Maureen Schlott 153, Joyce Brooks 160, Debbie Loughrey 170, Judy Mohn 165, 160, Kim Murphy 159, Mary Fitzgerald 162.

TUESDAY DELAWARE VALLEY MEN’S LEAGUE

Mark Hawley 183, Jeremy Gulley 180, Joe Gager 215, 185, Jon Wayne 194, 222, Kory Keesler 246, Jamie Greir 204, Ray Wunderlich 225, Mike Cole 213, 197, Brian Starr 222, Albert Tyles 201, Eugene Fulton 188, Wally Warren 189.

FOX BOWLING CENTER
Provided by Bill Gleim

TUESDAY LADIES EARLY BIRDS LEAGUE

Linda Ferris 180, Bonnie Laduke 233, 512, Sherry Persbacker 195, 513.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S INDEPENDENT LEAGUE

Andy Boice 226, Al Bullis Sr. 618, Andrew Bullis 264, 256, 702, Dale Conklin 648, Frank Couse Sr. 244, 646, Jim Dibble 226, 226, 646, Brian Drumm 235, 620, Randy Evanitsky Jr. 238, 622, Art Gately 254, Bill Gleim 277, 647, John Gurnick 228, Paul Ignatovich 245, 248, 686, Steve Jacobi 619, Rob Johnson 258, 702, Dick Layton 225, 241, 669, Robert McNaught 615, Donnie Marino 256, 233, 691, Mitch Persbacker 621, Dick Price 226, 631, Paul Siegler 235, Tim Smith 607, Zuke Wormuth 258, 230, 232, 720, Tony Wright 245, 693.

THURSDAY MEN’S DEPOSIT NATIONAL LEAGUE

Al Bullis Sr. 233, 647, Andy Bullis 257, 676, Craig Conklin 607, Ray Cornwell 225, Frank Couse Sr, 226, 225, 656, Jeff Curtis 259, 654, Carl Davis 635, Lenn Davis 236, 607, Paul Ignatovich 601, Gino Jones 232, 614, Greg Keesler 279, 605, Rick Mills 627, Neil Mosher 258, 237, 674, Dick Price 279, 652, Dan Wormuth 287, 692, Jay Wormuth 239, 641.

FRIDAY COUPLES LEAGUE

Howey Couse Jr. 299, 228, 723, Anne Couse 180, 233, 560, Bill Gleim 225, 273, 691, Julie Martin 191, Dana McGraw 191, 190, 201, 582, Rick Mills 232, 626, Sheri Oralls 224, 183, 557, Sandy Winans 215, Dan Wormuth 227, 627, Jeremy Wormuth 613.

SATURDAY BANTAM JUNIOR LEAGUES

Junior League boys Leal Gotthardt 141, Matthew Bennett 134, girls Cassandra Schoonmaker 143, Trisha McElroy 133, Bantam girls Bethany Brown 132, 102, Brenna Gleim 100, boys Ronnie Ellis 118, Thomas Schoonmaker 101.

SUNDAY MIXED FUN LEAGUE

Ray Cornwell 603, Don Marino 244, 234, 259, 737, Savanna Mills (Youth girls) 150, 154, 427, Parker Tiffany (Bantam boys) 149, 114, 131, Shirley Townsend 182, 508.

KIAMESHA LANES
Provided By James VanAken,
Mary Lee Williams,
Debbie Durland and Ryan Lepke

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Roy Sweeney 227, 637, Eddie Lake 255, 237, 676, Mike Mulligan 225, Shane Conner 639, Dan Ricco 236, 620, Mike Weiner 233, 235, 672, George “Spoon” Battle 263, 673, Larry Berens 288, 629, Erik Miller 233, 652, Donnie Durland 279, 245, 704, Jaryl Scott 267, 685, Vinnie Collura 235, 617, Matt Fallon 236, 669, Frank Scuderi 611, Jack Moylan 236, 654, Mitch Juron 266, 637, Pedro Agapito 279, 255, 243, 777, Anthony Atkins 245, 664, Kenny Atkins 226, 644, Wayne Atkins 257, 234, 707, Jesse Lopez 233, Jason Jones 249, 622, Dave Graham 247, 225, 688, Nate Sanders 234, James Durland 225, 669, John Wilhelm 233, 604, John Hoffmann 259, 670, Josh Strang 234, 609, Tom Belgiovene 227, 228, 625, Jody Farquhar 227, 256, 665, Al Caycho 237, 632, Keith Smith 225, 257, 678, Kevin Stackhouse 615, Cecil Walters 225, 624, Laresko Niffa 236, 675.

TUESDAY MIXEDFIREFIGHTERS LEAGUE

Joan Redington 219, 180, 571, Trasey Barres 195, 213, 567, Suzette Bertholf 185, 202, 535, Heather Dobell 514, Mary Lee Williams 501, Linda Schaefer 186, 501, Andrea Grossman 184, Cara Nicholson 182, Eddie Lake 268, 268, 733, Ryan Lepke 299, 698, Edward Walsh 277, 663, Mitch Juron 245, 662, Wayne Atkins 264, 639, Pedro Agapito 227, 635, Ed Guthrie 623, Robert Yakin Jr. 609, Shane Cunningham 245, Dave Dibble Jr. 244, Neil Bell Jr. 237, Kris Gwiozdowski 245.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Eddie Walsh 245, 661, James Durland 238, 234, 661, Pedro Agapito 267, 655, George “Spoon” Battle 613, Tim McIntyre 645, Josh Strang 237, 249, 643, Jaryl Scott 267, 694, Dan VanAken 233, 627, Kyle Vanwolde 245, 625, Timmy Minton 234, 648, Wayne Atkins 258, 632, John Hoffmann 238, 617, Jim VanAken 226, Steve Belgiovene 257, Gregory Fallon 237, 616, Matt Fallon 257, 236, 690, John Wilhelm 242, 674, Don Durland 248, 247, 677, Kevin Stackhouse 245, 664, Kenny Atkins 245, 247.

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

J. Drobysh 187, K. Sawyer 191, M. Conklin 198, J. Lake 184, 211, B. Merton 213, 195, C. Nicholson 184, D. Durland 233, 200, M. Wilcox 206, T. Schultz 192.

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

David Graham 234, 257, 706, Eddie Lake 267, 704, Ryan Lepke 227, 628, Tom Palmer 247, 225, 668, Frank Scuderi 225, 624, Eugene Kelly 234, 650, Wayne Luttrell 602, John Wilhelm 633, James Piontek 236, Cathy Carpenter 191, 190, 553, Linda Carrier 180, 502, Joan Lake 528, Carolyn Williams 198, April Aldrich 181, 203, 512, Mary Ann Drobysh-Berens 223, 532, Jessica Mulligan 199, Trasey Barres 183, 529, Laura Palmer 184.

LIBERTY LANES
Provided by Bob Fix Jr.

MONDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 247, 278, 713, Paul Minton 255, 604, Chris Stevesn 196, 238, 591, Chas Tuttle 214, 221, 581, Todd Houghtaling 199, 576, Dan Martinetti 201, 193, 574, Carlos Torres 190, 231, 571, Anthony Atkins 232, Ed Blume Sr. 228, Walt Edwards 209, Ralph Coney 208, Chris McKay 201, Burdy Belanchia 196, Dean Shattuck 196, Robert Cady 194, and Thomas Fix 191.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE

Keith Smith 246, 238, 215, 699, Kyle Stevens, 237, 241, 214, 692, Russell Bivins, 206,276,661, Gene Smith 224, 224, 636, Anthony Atkins 219, 220, 193, 632, Thomas Fix 191, 207, 220, 618, Chris Stevens 216, 225, 618, Rich Bivins, 212, 215, 616, Rob Tuttle, 269, 615, Paul Minton 235, 192, 612, Dwayne Cabrera 197, 220, 595, Jerry Scandore 205, 209, 592, Jim Fiore 193, 203, 194, 590, Stew Stevens 192, 216, 580, Mike Aumick 214, Deming Roosa 214, Dave Sawall 214, Jason Jones 212, Mark Carman Jr. 203, 191, Bobby Cooper 196, 200, Ed Blume 197, David Graham 197, 190, Tony Mears 195, Mike Durbak 192, Merlin Bound 191, Robert Stewart 191, Carlos Torres 191.

THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE

Wendy Finn 187, 513, Tabatha Smith 183, 184, 513, Elisa Bound 201, 506, Billie Jo Bound 170, 490, Audrey Woolard 175, 480, Maureen Hopper 194, Karen Martin 181, Nancy Blume 178, Jane Mann 177, Diane Edwards 172, Laurie Dutcher 170.

FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Kyle Stevens 223, 205, 191, 619, Alan La Bounty 211, 195, 591, Larry Goldenberg 190, 205, 195, 590, Betty Jane Stevens 213, 529, Sharon Russell 180, 173, 516, Geo Cary 197, Luis Torres, Brian Devine 190, Vicky Ferrazzoli 180, Wendy Swan 172.

SATURDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Keith Smith 214, 276, 214, 704, Thomas Fix, 258, 190, 222, 670, Russell Bivins 222, 200, 209, 631, Deming Roosa 226, 593, Gene Smith 226, 192, 578, Tabatha Smith 185, 502, Phil Norris 193, Michele Roosa 177.

SUNDAY MIXED LEAGUE

Jim Fiore 246, 205, 223, 674, Thomas Fix 234, 237, 653, Rich Winters Sr. 203, 225, 223, 651, Bob Feeney 210, 216, 602, Barbara Cady, 195, 493, Jan Brahm 179, 480, Jerry Scandore 216, Robert Cady 197, 191, Lynn Winters 172, 194, Dottie Fiore 192, Jan Brahm 179.

LIBERTY ELKS BUMPER LEAGUE

Hudson Danzilo 78, Logan Danzilo 71, Colin Flynn 55, Ali Dworetsky 53, Riley Totten 53, Jake Parks 51, Madison Bertholf 48.

LIBERTY ELKS BANTAM LEAGUE

Ian Cody 97, 82, 179, Jarod Hellerer 86, 71, 157, Kayla McMahon 80, 53, 133, David Schiff 77, 48, 125, Kylie Flynn 49, 71, 120, Chandler Fink 70, 49, 119, Sean McMahon 70, 40, 110, Tanner Parks 51, 54, 105, Emma Dworetsky 46, 50, 96, Corrine Hellerer 49, 45, 94.

LIBERTY ELKS TEENAGE LEAGUE

John Kolarik 211, 192, 185, 588, Ryan Feeney 156, 176, 158, 490, Anthony Kolarik 193, 148, 132, 473, Louie Brahm 119, 131, 180, 430, Anthony LuPardo 129, 147, 148, 424, Zachary Cody 154, 147, 111, 412, Glen McCausland 127, 163, 114, 404, Alaura Delong 146, 144, 89, 389, Cameron Reichenbaugh 115, 131, 125, 371, Bobby Kehrley 140, 108, 122, 370, Jonathan Griesbeck 113, 137, 115, 365, Felicia Reichenbaugh 157, 95, 74, 326.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Here & There Column 11-22-11

County Voters Want New Direction

Congratulations to Sullivan County voters in the Nov. 8 elections .....they voted to tell candidates that they must stop doing political business as usual and that the "good-old-boy" style of politics must become a thing of the past.
County legislative incumbents caught up with the sweeping broom included Leni Binder, Jodi Goodman and as of this writing a close race in District 3 between incumbent Elwin Wood and Kitty Vetter might end up with the incumbent on the losing side.
We don't take the Nov 8 vote and the changes that will take place because of this vote as just being political as in Democrat vs. Republican.
Candidates need the political party system but in local elections its the quality of the candidate that puts them in the winning circle.
Several of the new legislators we have known over the years will have to prove to the political system that their personal knowledge and background will benefit all Sullivan County residents......the election of Cindy Kurpil Gieger and Ira Steingart brings a breath of fresh air to our local government.
We do not personally know Gene Benson, Cora Edwards or Scott Samuelson but they were part of the new boys on the block that voters approved of and we wish all the new legislators the best as they hopefully can come up with solutions to working through difficult financial times with limited reserves and cut backs in state and federal funding.
The new legislature will definitely be challenged as they attempt to bring fiscal responsibility, honesty and accountability to their elected positions.
These new legislators will learn quickly what all government has had to learn these past several years.
We hope and pray that they are not consumed as they develop new ideas on how to reduce the size of government with consolidation that must bring a reduction in the heavy tax burden we are all facing.



Friday, November 18, 2011

Bowling Highlights Column



James VanAken Rolls 3rd 300 Game


Forty-two year-old Woodbourne bowler James VanAken recorded his third career 300 game on November 7 in the Monday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes.
This 300 game along with a 235 and a 187 gave James a 722 series and was rolled on lanes 11 and 12 using a Hammer Black Widow Sting bowling ball.
VanAken has been bowling for some 23 years and his two previous 300 games were also bowled at Kiamesha Lanes.
He presently maintains a 201 average in the Monday league and a 206 in the Wednesday Men's league, also at Kiamesha Lanes.
James serves as the secretary of both the Monday and Wednesday Men's leagues.
Bowlers on Jim's Monday night team consist of John Hoffmann, Josh Strang and Tom Belgiovene.
James is married 14 years to Loretta and their family consists of daughters Kristy, Megan, Stephanie and Jennifer.
He is employed at Clearwater Dist. as a service technician.


The Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo


Bowlers: This week's tip is for bowlers using high performance balls.
These balls are made of urethane, urethane with reactive additives, with or without particles.
All performance balls come out of the box with either some degree of matte finish, a compounded finish or polished finish.
When a manufacturer chooses a box finish for a bowling ball, many times it is for shelf appeal. All companies want you to choose their products and what you need to know as a customer is that the cover on your performance ball can be adjusted to best fit your needs.
What does this mean for a customer? To maximize your scoring ability on a given lane condition, the cover stock of your bowling ball must match the lane condition. If your ball is grabbing too early, you will need some polish. If the ball is already polished, use a higher degree of polish, preferably something with a slip agent. This will help you get the ball down the lane with less effort.
The tell tale sign of a ball grabbing the lane too soon is when you see the ball hook and then it stops hooking.
On the other hand, if your ball is skidding too far down the lane, you will need surface friction on the ball. How much friction you will need will depend on your ball speed, rev rate and the amount of oil on the lane. The degree of matte finish could be as little as 4,000 or as much as 320.
Reminder.....these are adjustments to fine tune your ball reaction. It is up to the Pro Shop professional to help you purchase the ball or balls with the proper core and cover to match both your game and the lane surface on which you bowl. Depending on how serious you are about your bowling, and how many centers you bowl in, you may need more than one ball to help you match the conditions.
And always remember.....your equipment should be cleaned each time it is used.
Mike Luongo is technically certified through IBPSIA as Pro Shop Operator and Master Instructor. He is also a Silver Level Coach with the USBC and is also an Advisor along with being involved with Special Events with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. If you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached by telephone at 435-720-7939 or via email at mikel@stormbowling.com

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur and professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. If you have a topic that would make good reading or have league and tournament scores and information, Ed can be reached by phone at 845-439-8177, by email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 845-205-4474. For a more expanded version of this column go to our Web Page at http://bght.blogspot.com/ We are also available on Facebook.