Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bowling Highlights Column 3-29-13


 Free Entry Into PBA Regional

  United States Bowling Congress (USBC) bowlers who presently compete in a USBC Sport bowling league now have the chance to compete in a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) regional tournament. 
  Sport league bowlers now have the opportunity to earn a free entry into a PBA regional tournament. 
  The USBC has teamed with the PBA to award members of the winning team of PBA Experience leagues a paid entry into a PBA regional event.
  The offer is valid for PBA Experience leagues that started after January 1, 2013 and end by December 31, 2013. 
  Pete Tredwell, USBC Managing Director of Membership and Events noted that "this is a great incentive for bowlers to compete on the same lane conditions used in PBA competition."
  Tredwell pointed out that, "if you have watched the PBA Tour on TV, the pros bowl on these same-less-forgiving lane conditions and the PBA Experience leagues are a fun challenge and can help bowlers of all levels improve their skills. 
  For proprietors and center managers, the PBA Experience Win-A-Shot promotion allows them to provide their bowlers a valuable award at no cost simply by starting a PBA Experience League. 
  To be eligible for the PBA Experience Win-A-Spot promotion, the PBA Experience league must have a minimum of eight teams and must bowl for a minimum of 12 weeks. The league must also follow all Sport Bowling guidelines.
  Winners will be able to choose the PBA regional in which they want to participate, excluding Regional Players Invitational events and so me selected PBA regional events.
  A maximum of three spots will be available for PBA Experience league winners at each approved PBA regional. 
  Bowlers interested in Sport Bowling and PBA Experience leagues  and to see complete rules about this competition are directed to bowl.com/SportBowling 

Ed's Outlook

  The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is finally bringing one of their major tournaments back to New York.
  The 2018 Open (Men's) Tournament will be held in Syracuse.
  It will be the first time the event has been held in the Northeast since 1999, when Syracuse also was the host, and only the second time in a 19-year span that the championships will be held in the Eastern time zone. 
  We feel strongly that bowlers here in New York and the Northeast deserve a chance to have the tournament close by more than once in 19 years.
  The USBC needs to expose its signature event to all regions of the country.
  My first exposure to the USBCs, then known as the American Bowling Congress championships, came in 1999 at Syracuse, and it was an experience I will never forget. 
  Not only was the lane dressing providing a surface like glass (none of us could get our bowling balls to hook) but two incidents while we were bowling created embarrassing moments when one of our bowlers had his thumb stick in the ball and it came off his hand and lofted high out on the alley creating a loud bang when it landed on the lanes and then the pin setting gate came down just as this same bowler in another frame was releasing his ball out onto the lane........yep.....another crashing moment ......which of course brought ABC officials running over to our set of lanes questioning us as to what was going on.
  Wonder how all this looked to the TV audience as in those days this tournament was televised.

PBA News

  Scott Norton recorded his third career title last Sunday on ESPN defeating Sean Rash, 219-181, to win the Earl Anthony PBA Players Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. 
  In the PBA League competition L.A. X defeated the Dallas Strikers, 257-214 but the win was not enough to earn the team a berth in the PBA League Elias Cup finals. 
  The New York City WTT KingPins, owned by sport legend Billie Jean King, earned the top stepladder berth in the finals.
  PBA competition continues with the Barbasol Tournament of  Champions and the PBA League Elias Cup finals live on ESPN April 7 at 1 p.m.
  PBA's Xtra Frame online bowling channel will cover all qualifying and match play rounds of the Tournament of Champions Wednesday through Friday of this coming week. 

  Ed Townsend is a consultant to the sport of bowling. If you have league scores, tournament information, bowl a 300 game or 800 series or even bowl your age, let Ed know at 845-439-8177, email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com, or fax at 845-205-4474. Visit this column at http://bght.blogspot.com We are also on Facebook. 

Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

  Bowlers: A question that many bowlers ask, will side weight on my bowling ball make my ball hook?
  The answer is no.
  I have been fortunate to be able to spend some time with technical experts, and although we have suspected for some time, we not have the proof.
  Two factors are needed t 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 balance hole, but, if the bowler does not impact proper rotation, or if friction on the ball's path down the lanes it not there.....,.the ball will just go straight.
  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 


Local Scores
(compiled by Ed Townsend

Kiamesha Lanes

Monday Men's

  Eddie Lake 232, 257, 262, 751, Rick Lake 259, 248, 278, 785, Mike Mulligan 603, Shane Conner 266, 225, 226, 717, Michael Weiner 233, 660, Jaryl Scott 256, 661, Paul Durland 232, 627, Vinnie Collura 248, 257, 721, a nice 817 series by Donald Durland off single games of 269, 279, 269, Lloyd Bridges 614, Larry Berens 247, 251, 720, Tom Belgiovene 227, 624, Rudy Belanchia 232, 278, 692, Frank Eichenlaub III a 257, 675, Laresko Niifa 225, Cecil Walters 248, 629, Ronnie Totten 225, 611, Kevin Stackhouse 238, 679, Charlie Tuttle 259, 228, 679, Vinnie Scuderi 611, Corey VanKeuren 236, 235, 655, Michael Scuderi 246, 622, Juan Lopez 243, 622, Keith Smith 244, 654, Craig Wilhelm 243, Kenny Atkins 249, Pedro Agapito 258, 269, 710, Eddie Walsh 239, 236, 641, Ryan Lepke 244, 659, Jim Piontex 256, 618, Kyle Stevens 237, 279, 246, 762, Willie Bartley 256, 675, Nate Sanders 244, 603, Dave Graham 225, 258, 687, Francisco Martinez 235, 613, Jody Farquhar 257, 227, 707, Al Caycho 249, 625, Jim Van Aken 228, 609, Tim McIntyre 234, 225, 646, Josh Strang 630. 

Tuesday Mixed Firefighters

  Trasey Barres 247, 180, 585, Carena Collura 199, 207, 581, Joan Lake 182, 197, 553, Debbie Durland 203, 200, 550, Mary Lee Williams 184, 190, 543, Vera Bernhardt 200, 181, 534, Cara Nicholson 201, 533, Andrea Grossman 182, Karen Martin 193, Kyle Stevens 289, 264, 769, Paul Minton 243, 267, 725, Laresko Niifa 246, 245, 661, Ryan Lepke 225, 651, Chet Smith 633, Ed Guthrie 611, Eddie Blume 600, Todd Telesky 229.

Wednesday Men's

  Dan Van Aken 235, 235, 672, Kyle Stevens 279, 704, David Graham 290, 233, 746, Bobby Cooper 624, Rudy Belanchia 226, 615, Timmy Minton 246, 620, Roy Sweeney 614, Jon Wilhelm 248, 670, Frank Eichenlaub III a 258, 651, Pedro Agapito 235, 649, Tm Belgiovene 268, 677, Keith Smith 258, 256, 265, 779, Gene Smith 611, Josh Strang 236, 239, 689, Tim McIntyre 278, 655, James Van Aken 268, 278, 707, Chris Parken 243, 658, Kyle Matthews 225, 653, Kevin Stackhouse 259, 238, 230, 727, Will Bruce 620, Charlie Tuttle 226, 666, Ronnie Totten 233, 627, Shane Cunningham 266, 647, Robert Beach 276, 636, Jason Jones 647, Vinnie DeGraw 246, Jo Jo Van Keuren 247, 236, 676, Serafin Rodriguez III 248, 620, Tim Bilyeu 267, 650, Rick Lara 621, Donald Durland 230, 268, 243, 741, Eddie Walsh 246, 247, 246, 739, Pete Meachum 259, 663, Carlos Torres 601, Paul Minton 247, 238, 705, Jason Jones 267, 681, Dwayne Cabrera 246, 247, 697, David Garlinghouse 246, 264, 671, Shane Conner 245, 229, 689.

Thursday Ladies

  Karen Martin 184, 183, Lisa Cartwright 183, Sherry Laird 187, Shirley Bowens 183, Monica Lane 189, Tabatha Smith 181, 190, Audrey Woolrd 189, Sonya Robinson 188, Joan Lake 192, 189, 238, 619, Barbara Merton 186, Maureen Barber 187, Karen Borowski 196, Debbie Durland 225, Tina Tuttle 208, Christine Kaiser 186, 181, Cara Nicholson 183, Mary Chicko 191, Trasey Barres 255. 

Friday Mixed 

  Larry Berens 236, 654, Orshii Boldiis 246, Victor Decker 618, Frank Emmens  602, David Graham 258, 676, Eddie Lake 270, Ryan Lepke 246, 629, Tom Palmer 225, 620, Dan Ricco 235, 247, 246, 728, Frank Scuderi 235, 635, Kevin Stackhouse 236, Craig Wilhelm 246, 606, Jon Wilhelm 247, 637, Leroy Williams 237, 622, Trasey Barres 234, 240, 610, Cathy Carpenter 182, 216, 550, Mary Ann Drobysh-Berens 190, 210, 199, 599, Sara Durland 213, 536, Nancy Greene 185, 182, 525, Ann Kaplan 188, 528, Joan Lake 187, 197, 528, Antionette Rau 206, 191, 545, Linda Schaefer 202, Christina Seidler 211, Tammy Sze 190, 224, 574.

Fox Bowling Center

Tues. Ladies Early Birds

  Linda Ferris 211, 186, 557, Suzanne Tuttle 199. 

Wed. Men's Independent

  Tom Anderson 256, 630, Zach Benson 232, 614, Andy Boice 233, 619, Al Bullis Jr. 240, Jim Dibble 246, 660, Craig Gehrig 235, Ben Green 299, 712, Marty Haeussler 238, Jack Hazen 225, Paul Ignatovich 238, 620, Steve Jacobi 607, Dick Layton 231, Robert McNaught 244, 601, Donnie Marino 648, Wayne McClenon 225, Cory Newman 227, Mitch Persbacker 236, 235, 650, Tyler Shannon 257, Zuke Wormuth 248, 269, 721, Jeremy Wormuth 232, Jay Wormuth 269, 634.

Thurs. Men's Deposit Natl.

  Rob Bolster 608, Dale Conklin 233, 611, Ray Cornwell 246, 242, 700, Jake Curtis 232, Jeff Curtis 227, 659, Scott Jenson 642, Matt Johnson 606, Greg Keesler 258, 644, John Lanner 246, Dave Lester 634, Rick Mills 245, 634, Willy Muller 623.

Fri. MIxed Couples

  Andy Bullis 245, 259, 710, Frank Couse 235, 619, Carl Davis 625, Judy Ellis 183, 200, 559, Linda Ferris 180, Michelle Forrester 189, 518, Paul Fritz 622, Hope Jones 188, 198, 545, Greg Keesler 234, 664, Rick  Mills 248, 646, Sheri Oralls 214, 183, 224, 621, Walt Oralls 236, Jen Smith 209, 198, 531, Tim Smith 248, 667, Dan Wormuth 225, 233, 670, Jay Wormuth 267, 635.

Sat. Morning Youth

  Bantam league, Anton Leonard 104, 123, Devin Lester 132, Ronnie Ellis 101, Jacob Berry 120, Natasha Hendrickson 103, Mckenzy Brown 105, 125, Kelsi Berry 100, 127, Sierra Francisco 106, Brenna Gleim 144, 113. Junior league Cassandra Schoonmaker 162, Rachel Hanstine 171, 179. 

Sunday Mixed Fun

  Marty Haeussler  237, 643, Reva Jones 212, 203, 561, Don Marino 300, 252, 745, Jean Mills 509, Rick Mills 288, 686, Roger Mills 612, Samantha Mills (youth girls) 162, 144, 188, 494, Savanna Mills (youth girls) 173, 192, 193, 558. 

 Callicoon Kristal Bowl

 Monday Ladies

  Sue Naughton 167, 174, Linda Millis 166, Kelly Gombita 176, 159, Opal Hocker 166, 171, Jane Benson 152, Rebecca Rhodes 158, Maureen Schlott 158, Joyce Brooks 166, Eleanor Glassel 158, Debbie Loughrey 177, 199, Barbara Pingel 157, Judy Mohn 167, 153, 168, Dawn Roemer 187, 158, Mardette Wilcox 196, 154, 204, 554, Ingred Ott 159, Cindy Ott 154, Nicole Rossomando 151, 214, 512, Joann Bowers 155, Sandy Cassevah 156, Charlene Meola 159. 

 Tues. Del. Valley Men's

  Mark Yewchuck 202, Joe Gager 189, 206, Rick Weigelt 187, 187, Russell Lyons 195, Bob Head 221, Bob Cady 227, 188, 210, 625, Chris Berner 182, Jim Stone 189, Mark Hawley 204, Samii Markoa 206, Kory Keesler 256, 221, 226, 703, Jamie Greir 191, Ed Leroy 181, 207, Brian Marino 199, Mark Scriber 197, Brian Starr 211, Eugene Fulton 206, 186, Mike Gieger 189, Dale Steffens 209, 192, 184, Steve Ross 191, Tom Bisig 188, 185, 203, Jackie Brockner 180, Troy Parucki 189, Tom Hubert 188, Bill Meyer 180, Matt Hubert 198.

                                                            


                                             

                                          

To Sing With Sound of America

COUNTY GIRL TO TOUR WITH
SOUND OF AMERICA HONORS CHORUS                                                       

  It could resemble a family tradition but it really all comes down to the outstanding individual talents of 16-year-old Tri-Valley Central School junior Ashley Exner who this summer will sing with the Sound of America Honors Band/Chorus as they travel to Europe to perform across six different countries. 
  Ashley follows her cousin, Regina Hartman, who sang with this group in 1992 and her aunt, Erica Exner, who performed with this group in 1999
  Clyde M. Barr, tour coordinator for the Sound of America noted very strongly that acceptance for membership into the performing organization, "is a distinguished honor,"  and "student musicians apply and are auditioned and carefully screened so that only those students who display excellent character and outstanding musical ability are chosen for membership."
  Barr noted, "we believe that this individual as a member of our summer tour will be a credit to you, your community and to the United States of  America."
  The Sound of America Honor Band & Chorus is celebrating its 37th year in 2013 and is recognized as one of the finest and most successful European Concert Tour programs in existence. 
  Ashley will embark on a 23-day concert tour  on June 29 for a concert tour of 22 concerts in Paris, Innsbruck, Venice, Verona and Luxembourg and several other historic European cities.
  An active member of the school's mixed chorus and band Ashley is also a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA)  where she serves as historian, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America ( FBLA) and serves as Parliamentarian, a member of the Honor Roll for every marking period, was a member of the National FFA Chorus this past October in Indiana, have been a member of select choir and women's choir since ninth grade and has participated in Area All-State, Conference All-State and Sullivan County All-County Music festivals.
  Ashley lives with her parents, Paul and Leah Exner and brother, Andrew, near Grahamsville. 
  An Alto, Ashley studied three years with David Trombley and Regina Hartman prepared her for singing with the National FFA chorus. Local Tri-Valley Central School Vocal Musical Director Kevin Giroux has worked providing excellent instructions for her area and all-state singing.
  A member of the school band flute section since the fourth grade Ashley has also been active in many musicals and also in the  Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop.
  Sports has also been an active part of Ashley's school activities where she has played junior varsity and varsity basketball, softball and soccer.
  Her singing started at the age of five in her local church and she often sings with her mother, Leah, who also plays the guitar at various functions.  Five years ago she created the Songs for Soup Charity which has been copyrighted. Ashley sings at various organization where soup is donated and Ashley then donates the soup to local food pantries through the support group FFA. 
  Each participant in this event is expected to pay their own expenses which are estimated to cost approximately $8,000. She just completed the first of her fundraising events at McDonald's in Liberty where folks turned in coupon's given them by Ashley and her family and 20 percent  of all sales that day with the coupon went to fund Ashley's trip. She plans other fund raising events.
  Donations for Ashley's trip are being accepted at 845-436-8407 and email at pexner@hvc.rr.com If you wish to claim a donation through taxes you'll need to write Reference/Ashley Exner in the memo and write it out to Sound of America, otherwise you can write a check out in her name.
  Ashley noted that she is able to meet anyone in person if they would like her to explain any of the details and information on her trip.                                                     
                                                           

                                                        Ashley Exner

Here & There Column 3-26-13


Basketball's March Madness   

  March brings to many the knowledge that spring is not too far away but for hoop (basketball) fans it brings high school sectional play, great National College championship tournament action in Sullivan County and the biggest stage of all the National March Madness NCAA Division 1 Tournament.
    Wow......what a roller coaster ride it has been for this month as we sat back, took photos, wrote stories and enjoyed seeing the sectional action for both the Varsity girls and boys teams from Tri-Valley and the girls Varsity team from Livingston Manor.
   It was then on to Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) where for the third year in a row county hoop history continued at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)  Division III Men's Basketball Championship on March 14-16.
    If you missed this great event you truly missed seeing eight of the best NJCAA Division III Men's teams in the United States  as they displayed their talents at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse for three days of outstanding basketball.
    Kudos once again  go out to the college's efforts along with the Sullivan County Visitors Association, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, the Villa Roma Resort and others who worked long and hard to bring this great sporting event to Sullivan County. This  national tournament will remain in Sullivan County through 2016. A big pat on the back to SCCC Athletic Director and Tournament Director Christopher DePew for all the work he does with this tournament. 
    While attending this National tournament we saw license plates in the parking lots from Illinois, Texas, Minnesota,  North Carolina, New Jersey and Massachusetts...........it  would have been nice and financially helpful to see more Sullivan County license plates and more support from Sullivan County residents. 
    And now on to March Madness and the NCAA Tournament where during the first week of the tournament four networks, CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV televised games.
    Another plus for viewers of this event is whatever network is assigned to a game they will stay with that game until the end.
    Sit back hoop fans and enjoy it all......PS....don't call me and I'm not scheduling any out of the house away from my 48-inch TV screen engagements until after the championship game.

                                               
































TUESDAY, 3-26-13 HERE & THERE COLUMN 

                                 Basketball's March Madness   

  March brings to many the knowledge that spring is not too far away but for hoop (basketball) fans it brings high school sectional play, great National College championship tournament action in Sullivan County and the biggest stage of all the National March Madness NCAA Division 1 Tournament.
    Wow......what a roller coaster ride it has been for this month as we sat back, took photos, wrote stories and enjoyed seeing the sectional action for both the Varsity girls and boys teams from Tri-Valley and the girls Varsity team from Livingston Manor.
   It was then on to Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) where for the third year in a row county hoop history continued at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)  Division III Men's Basketball Championship on March 14-16.
    If you missed this great event you truly missed seeing eight of the best NJCAA Division III Men's teams in the United States  as they displayed their talents at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse for three days of outstanding basketball.
    Kudos once again  go out to the college's efforts along with the Sullivan County Visitors Association, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, the Villa Roma Resort and others who worked long and hard to bring this great sporting event to Sullivan County. This  national tournament will remain in Sullivan County through 2016. A big pat on the back to SCCC Athletic Director and Tournament Director Christopher DePew for all the work he does with this tournament. 
    While attending this National tournament we saw license plates in the parking lots from Illinois, Texas, Minnesota,  North Carolina, New Jersey and Massachusetts...........it  would have been nice and financially helpful to see more Sullivan County license plates and more support from Sullivan County residents. 
    And now on to March Madness and the NCAA Tournament where during the first week of the tournament four networks, CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV televised games.
    Another plus for viewers of this event is whatever network is assigned to a game they will stay with that game until the end.
    Sit back hoop fans and enjoy it all......PS....don't call me and I'm not scheduling any out of the house away from my 48-inch TV screen engagements until after the championship game.

                                              -30-











































Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bowling Highlights Column 3-22-13


TOC Is Top PBA Tournament

  Only the best of the best professionals in the sport of bowling get to bowl in the PBA Tournament of Champions (TOC).
  Sponsored this year by Barbasol, the TOC returns to the city where this classic was born in 1962  and the Tour's elite will bowl March 26-31 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.
  This event requires a PBA Tour title to be eligible to compete.
  After being originated in Indianapolis it has taken the tour 51 years to return to the city where it began.. Established to showcase those Tour players who were PBA tour champions, the first event was conducted at Play Bowl and offered an "unheard of" $50,000 prize fund.
  Indianapolis has hosted all of the PBA's most prestigious events and the TOC completes the triple crown.
  Sean Rash tries for a rare TOC repeat and as the reigning PBA player of the Year he hopes to become only the second player to defend a TOC  title.
  This is the third major of the 2012-13 season with Parker Bohn III winning the PBA World Championship and Jason Belmonte the USBC Masters. The U.S. Open will be conducted in Columbus, Ohio in July.
  PBA Hall of Famers scheduled to enter this  tournament include Parker Bohn III, Norm Duke, Pete Weber, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Amleto Monacelli, Johnny Petraglia, Jason Couch, Wayne Webb, Mark Williams, Doug Kent and Danny Wiseman.
  Kent and Wiseman will be inducted during the 2013 PBA Hall of Fame dinner on March 30.
  Six countries are represented in the TOC field, Australia, Columbia, England, Finland, Venezuela and the U.S.
  The five-player two-hour stepladder finals will be telecast live on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. ET on March 31.  

  Ed Townsend is a PR consultant to the sport of bowling. If you have league scores, tournament information, bowl a 300 or 800 series or bowl your age, let Ed know at 845-439-8177, email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column at http://bght.blogspot.com We are also on Facebook. 

Ed's Outlook

  The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is finally bringing one of their major tournaments back to New York.
  The 2018 Open (Men's) Tournament will be held in Syracuse.
  It will be the first time the event has been held in the Northeast since 1999, when Syracuse also was the host, and only the second time in a 19-year span that the championships will be held in the Eastern time zone. 
  We feel strongly that bowlers here in New York and the Northeast deserve a chance to have the tournament close by more than once in 19 years.
  The USBC needs to expose its signature event to all regions of the country.
  My first exposure to the USBCs, then known as the American Bowling Congress championships, came in 1999 at Syracuse, and it was an experience I will never forget. 
  Not only was the lane dressing providing a surface like glass (none of us could get our bowling balls to hook) but two incidents while we were bowling created embarrassing moments when one of our bowlers had his thumb stick in the ball and it came off his hand and lofted high out on the alley creating a loud bang when it landed on the lanes and then the pin setting gate came down just as this same bowler in another frame was releasing his ball out onto the lane........yep.....another crashing moment ......which of course brought ABC officials running over to our set of lanes questioning us as to what was going on.
  Wonder how all this looked to the TV audience as in those days this tournament was televised.


Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

  Bowlers: A question that many bowlers ask, will side weight on my bowling ball make my ball hook?
  The answer is no.
  I have been fortunate to be able to spend some time with technical experts, and although we have suspected for some time, we not have the proof.
  Two factors are needed t 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 balance hole, but, if the bowler does not impact proper rotation, or if friction on the ball's bath down the lanes it not there.....,.the ball will just go straight.
  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

Local Scores
(compiled by Ed Townsend

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

Delaware Valley Men's

  Mark Hawley 185, Kory Keesler 193, 181, 182, Tad Doslher 188, Jamie Greir 195, Rob Bivins 183, Ed Leroy 194, 201, Brian Starr 182, Eugene Fulton 220, 233, Matt Fulton 202, Jim Kautz 194, Mike Sorge 202, Dale Steffens 193, Tom Biseg 202, Troy Parucki 184, Tom Hubert 183, Gene Kelly 180, Bob Cady 203, 224, 228, 655, Dean Shattuck 203, 220, Bob Head 237, 191, Joe Gager 184, 201, 226, 611, Damien Vanleuven 207. 

Fox Bowling Center

Tues. Ladies Early Birds

  Linda Ferris 181, Sheila Wormuth 202, 187, 549. 

Wed. Men's Independent

    Al Bullis Sr. 254, 630, Andrew Bullis 267, 675, Bucky Bullis 241, Cassidy Coe 235, 606, Dale Conklin 612, Frank Couse Sr. 249, 654, Jim Dibble 246, 668, Brian Drumm 623, Jim Fino 242, Craig Gehrig 233, Bill Gleim 241, 226, 669, Marty Haeussler 242, 228, 644, Rob Johnson 257, 236, 233, 726, Gregory Keelser 225, 649, Jerry Kulakosky 234, 233, 667, Scott Lacy 234, Donnie Marino 233, 267, 675, Josh Milucky 241, 256, 718, Cory Newman 225, 232, 648, Dick Price 237, 667, Tim Smith 226, 641, Brian Tiffany 255, 631, Jonathon Wayne 615, Zuke Wormuth 246, 643. 

Thurs. Men's Deposit Natl.

  Al Bullis Jr. 604, Shawn Card 227, 628, Dale Conklin 233, 234, 688, Ray Cornwell 238, 650, Jeff Curtis 226, 628, Matt Johnson 237, 631, Robert Johnson 267, 228, 679, Greg Keesler 621, Dave Lester 604, Rick Mills 605.

Friday Mixed Couples

  Andy Bullis 610, Shane Dirig 247, Judy Ellis 199, 515, Linda Ferris 190, Paul Fritz 225, 632, Matt Johnson 231, Bonnie LaDuke 201, Amy Lester 181, Dave Lester 645, Dana McGraw 203, 213, 202, 618, Mark McGraw 226, Sheri Oralls 223, 184, 553, Walt Oralls 259, 670, Jen Smith 192, 265, 624, Tim Smith 226, 606, Dan Wormuth 237, 255, 699.

Sat. Morning Youth

  Bantam league Nathanil Hendrickson 141, 116, Thomas Schoonmaker 142, 155, Billy Gilmore 112, Bethany Brown 113, McKenzy Brown 103, 115, Brenna Gleim 159, 128, Sierra Francisco 129, Junior girls Cassendra Schoonmaker 172, Kayla Smith 154, 152, Trisha McElroy 186, 195. 

Sunday Mixed Fun

  Don Marino 245, 236, 696, Dustin Mills (Bantam boys) 118, 143, 110, Rick Mills 234, 624, Samantha Mills (Youth girls) 184, 163, 147, 494, Savanna Mills (Youth girls) 149. 

Kiamesha Lanes

Monday Men's

  Roy Sweeney 226, 617, Eddie Lake 613, Rick Lake 279, 248, 226, 753, Shane Conner 616, Michael Weiner 229, 647, Dan Ricco 235, Jaryl Scott 234, 630, Vinnie Collura 238, 245, 674, Don Durland 244, 268, 732, Lloyd Bridges 232, 639, Larry Berens 268, 226, 704, Tom Belgiovene 243, 630, Rudy Belanchia 227, 233, 660, Jon Wilhelm 234, 259, 232, 725, Ronnie Totten 250, 256, 699, Kevin Stackhouse 243, 652, Charlie Tuttle 650, John Freemon 267, 607, Corey VanKeuren 234, 631, Frank Scuderi  247, 601, John Lopez 233, 603, Gene Smith 237, Keith Smith 225, 227, 674, Craig Wilhelm 246, Kenny Atkins 235, 254, 661, Eddie Walsh 235, 623, Pedro Agapito 248, 249, 226, 723, John Fischer 629, Dave Graham 254, 256, 705, Michael Amore 267, 662, Armen Murad 269, 227, 692, Jody Farquhar 226, 638, Jason Budd 225, 621, Jim Van Aken 254, 236, 705, Tim McIntyre 237, 666, Josh Strang 226, 614, Tom Palmer 606, Kyle Stevens 279, 256, 257, 792, Tim Totten 228, 630. 

Tuesday Mixed Firefighters

  Debbie Durland 188, 235, 591, Mary Lee Williams 203, 536, Andrea Grossman 189, Cara Nicholson 180, Paul Minton 249, 246, 713, Kyle Stevens  248, 234, 225, 707, Ed Guthrie 267, 672, Robert Yakin Jr. 263, 668, Kris Gwiozdowski 234, 645, Jack Rustic 244, 640, Ryan Lepke 238, 628, Shane Cunningham 621, Walt Edwards Jr. 614, Laresko Niifa 258, 601.

Wednesday Men's

  Dennis Matthews 234, Kyle Matthews 266, 256, 254, 776, Charlie Tuttle 257, 246, 685, David Sawall 276, 247, 710, Jason Rogers 245, 249, 679, Jason Jones 237, 603, Jo Jo VanKeuren 265, 628, Serafin Rodriguez 246, 634, Serafin Rodriguez III a 225, 644, Tim Bilyeu 280, 259, 745, Alpesh Patel 246, 600, Rick Lara 235, 266, 703, Donald Durland 290, 709, Frank DiCostanzo 236, 236, 672, Eddie Walsh 299, 265, 751, Pete Meachum 242, 236, 697, Steve Rivera 225, Larry Hicks 231, 235, 632, Paul Minton 225, 629, Jason Jones 226, Dwayne Cabrera 248, 651, Tom Mitchell 243, 652, Shane Conner 228, 232, 646, James VanAken 279, 683, Tim McIntyre 243, 637, Josh Strang 611, Billy Curry 234, 225, 681, Chris Gibson 253, 258, 722, Gene Smith 245, Keith Smith 268, 248, 702, Tom Belgiovene 255, 687, Frank Eichenlaub III a 256, 692, Pedro Agapito 290, 645, Larry Whipple 233, 615, Roy Sweeney 236, Dave Graham 239, 244, 686, Billy Mitchell 242.

Thursday Ladies

  Joan Lake 186, B.J. Bound 215, Caryl Skla 217, 236, Joan Fredenburg 191, Amanda Irwin 220, Karen Borowski 181, Debbie Durland 197, 190, 190, 577, Trasey Barres 201, 224, Sherry Laird 200, Audrey Woodard 203, Pat Shuart 185, Kelly Shattuck 186, Christa Sweeney 189, 189, Kristy Graham 202, Liz Burgio 187, Connie McKenley 180, Liz Stubits 193. 

Friday Mixed

  Trasey Barres 194, 216, 580, Cathy Carpenter 193, Mary Ann Drobysh-Berens 234, 543, Sara Durland 225, 194, 196, 615, Kathy Fielding 182, Nancy Fraser 215, 180, 537, Jullian Kuchar 182, Laura Palmer 182, Antionette Rau 507, Christina Seidler 185, Tammy Sze 222, 214, 596, Mardette Wilcox 224, 196, 553, Caroline Williams 180, Larry Berens 236, 640, Orshii Boldiis 225, Matt Fallon 226, 279, 266, 771, Glenn Fraser 227, 626, David Graham 247, 259, 724, Eddie Lake 236, 266, 233, 735, Pete Nastasii 227, 642, Tom Palmer 267, 607, Dan Ricco 245, 656, Frank Scluderi 608, Kevin Stackhouse 604, Robert Sze 226, 625, Lawrence Whipple 237, 624, Leroy Williams 257, 634. 

                                                      

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Here & There Column 3-19-13


Pope Francis & Latin America

  Stop the presses, hold the front page....... Pope Francis has only one lung.....is one of the headlines whirling around Jorge Mario Bergolio of Argentina.....if that is anything that can detract from the fact that he was elected in a swift five votes from a conclave of 115 cardinals.
  This new 76-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church was something of a surprise as the new pope and was not foreshadowed prominently on the short list of various experts, though he was said to be the runner-up to retiring Pope Benedict in the 2005 conclave. 
  And even with just one lung he begins his papacy in good health. Pope Francis had one of his lungs removed when he was a teenager because of an infection but the medical professional says very strongly that his condition will not hinder him as pope but it's agreed he will have to be more careful and try to avoid people who are ill so that he doesn't contract any respiratory ailments or pneumonia. 
  As a result of his election as pope and the recent development of the death of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chevez some are predicting a turning point for Latin America.
  Many see Pope Francis as  truly a man of the people. He is said to be humble, self-effacing and focused on issues of economic and social justice and with his great concern of alleviating poverty his Gospel focused Catholicism could easily replace the fraudulent  Chavez as the voice of the poor in that neglected regions where a plurality of the world's Catholics live. 
  Pope Francis is theologically orthodox and socially conservative and has opposed Argentina's gay marriage laws, has been fiercely pro-family and is known as an advocate for the poor. He is the first non-European pope in modern times and the first from a developing country. 
  May God bless this master conciliator who will be adroit at healing many of the rifts and scandals that have dogged the Vatican in recent years. 

                                                      

                                     






Monday, March 18, 2013

Tri-Valley Competition Night

2013 Tri-Valley Competition Night     
                                         
    The Tri-Valley Junior Class of 2014 are the champions of the 37th Annual Tri-Valley Competition Night held Friday March 15 in the high school gym.
    The Juniors dethroned the Senior Class who had won the  Competition Night championship as Sophomores and Juniors.
    The annual event filled the gym with a standing-room only crowd and featured all four high school grades 9-12 along with Bill O'Morrissey as Master of Ceremonies, Kathi Smith and Mary Feusner as score keepers and Brenda Hay, Derek Adams, Tyler Eckhoff, Mellonee Cappiello, Tara Berescol and Debra Swett as  as referees and judges.      
     Events consisted of the Obstacle Course, Crab Soccer, Cage Ball, Relay, Tug of War, Brain Teaser and Lip Sync(skits).
  The Class of 2016 has 92 members, Class of 2015 has 78 members, Class of 2014 has 85 members and the Class of 2013 has 78 members.
  Points for each class was awarded for spirit week and participation, decoration and lip sync (skits), point for all events, sportsmanship points and the canned food drive challenge.
  In the Obstacle Course event the Seniors won 5 points, Juniors 7, Sophomores 2 and Freshman 3. The Crab Soccer event saw 2  points go to the Freshman,  Sophomore class, 4 to the Sophomores, 6 to the Juniors and 1 to the Seniors.  The Freshman class won 2 points in the Cage Ball event, 6 points to the Sophomore Class, 2 to the Junior class and 4 to the senior class. 
  The Relay Race was won by the Senior Class with 7 points, Junior Class 5 points, Sophomore Class with 3 points and the Freshman Class with 4 points. The Tug of War event went to the Senior class with 7 points, 5 points to  the Junior Class, 1 point to the  Sophomore Class and 2 points to the Freshman.
  In the Decoration category the Freshman won 5 points, Sophomores 10, Juniors 1 and Seniors 3.
  The Lip-Sync (skits) event went to the Juniors with 10 points, Seniors  5, Sophomores 1 and Freshman 3. Spirit week points was won by the Sophomore Class with 4 points, Freshman 2, Seniors 3 Juniors 1 point . 
  In the Brain Teaser event 4 points went to both the Freshman and Junior Class, and 2 points each to the Seniors and Sophomores.
  In the Canned Food event the Freshman were awarded 4 points, Sophomores 1, Juniors 2 and Seniors 3.
  By one point in totals points the Juniors totaled 44 points to the Seniors 43 and won the bragging rights to be called the 2013 Competition Night Champions. The Freshman class totaled 32 points and the Sophomore Class 38 points. 

                                                   

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Freshman Katelin Jester shows her skills competing in the obstacle course rope climbing event.                                                               

Junior Alex Brown uses his height to good advantage competing in the obstacle course hurdles event.                                                                

Senior Mareena DiMilia displays her athletic abilities competing in the obstacle course hurdles event. 
                                                                       
The crab soccer competition is always one of the popular team events.

And various other photos from this Competition Night

            

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Jersey Team Wins National Title


BROOKDALE WINS NATIONAL TITLE


    LOCH SHELDRAKE--The Brookdale Community College Jersey Blues from Lincroft, NJ are the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National champions defeating the Eastfield College Harvesters of Mesquite, TX,  61-55 Saturday night at the SUNY Sullivan Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. 
  Brookdale was led in scoring by Joe Nickerson with 21 points.
  In other games Saturday night Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute from Hudson, NC defeated Sullivan County Community College 83-74. Willie Williams led SCCC with 24 points and 11 rebounds. 
  Caldwell with the win placed fourth in the tournament while SCCC placed sixth.
  Herkimer County Commuinity College of Herkimer, NY defeated MassBay Community College of Wellesley Hills, MA 77-66 to finish third in the tournament. MassBay placed fifth. 
  Rock Valley College of Rockford, Il. defeated Rochester Community & Technical College of Rochester, MN 74-65. Rock Valley finished in seventh place while Rochester finished eighth. 

                                                       

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The Brookdale Community College Jersey Blues from Lincroft, NJ are the 2013 NJCAA Division III National champions winning the title Saturday night at the SUNY Sullivan fieldhouse defeating Eastfield College of Mesquite, TX 61-55. Members of the team, in no particular order, are, Neil Thompson, Amir Gillian, Cory Soanes, David Rosado, Anthony Seward, Joe Nickerson, Paul Little and Bryan Adams. Coach and staff include Athletic Director Shawn Noel, head coach Paul Cisek and assistant coaches Charlie Hawthrone, John Rivera, Ron Pastore, Rich Brunson and manager Alfonso Nachum.

                                                

 

Friday, March 15, 2013

SCCC Loses In First Round PLay



  LOCH SHELDRAKE--The inability to break a tough zone defense and score  their high percentage three-pointers cost the Sullivan County Community College Generals the opportunity Friday night to pin another national title banner on the walls of the schools Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.
  Unable to penetrate Herkimer Community College's zone defense SUNY Sullivan had difficulty scoring inside and missed many attempts at three-pointers as Herkimer recorded a 79-72 victory before a packed partisan Generals crowd. 
  Turnovers and some missed foul shots contributed to SUNY Sullivan's loss.
  Willie Williams led the Generals scoring with 20 points. He also pulled down 14 rebounds. 
  Jerome Floyd led Herkimer with 19 points. 
  The NJCAA Division III National Championship competition  continues through Friday and Saturday with the National Championship game scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday.
  SUNY Sullivan has also received word from the NJCAA that their bid to host this great national tournament through 2016 has been accepted. 

PHOTO COVERAGE OF THE SUNY SULLIVAN GAME








Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bethel Woods World Stage Series







 
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
WORLD STAGE SERIES CONTINUES AT BETHEL WOODS
Free Performances for All Ages
BETHEL, NY (March 14, 2013)Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues to announce its spring 2013 community programs in April with the return of the World Stage Series.  The three World Stage performances include Cendrillon on April 12, Kofi and Sankofa Drum & Dance Ensemble on April 14, and Othello on May 3.  Admission is free for everyone, but a ticket is required.

The World Stage Series explores and pays tribute to different cultures and traditions through music, dance and other cultural performing arts in order to promote an appreciation and respect for all cultures. The series includes weekend concerts for youth, families and adults, and a weekday concert specifically for school groups. The World Stage Series is an initiative with a goal to empower youth to be positive, engaged members of their community and the world, by fostering a respect for themselves and their talents, as well as exploring the diversity in the world.

Cendrillon (Cinderella) Presented by the Manhattan School of Music*
Friday, April 12, 11:00 a.m. - A School-Day Performance
In their third annual Amato Opera-in-Brief performance, students from Manhattan School of Music will present an abridged version of Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon. The opera is the story of Cinderella. The performance will be preceded by an introduction to opera and to this particular performance, and it will be followed by a Q&A session with the cast. This performance is targeted at grades K-6.

*Due to popular demand, tickets for this show are no longer available in advance. A limited number of tickets for this show may be available on a walk-up basis. Please call 845.295.2521 for availability.

Kofi and Sankofa Drum & Dance Ensemble
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 p.m. - A Community Performance
Prepare to be caught up in the rhythm of this engaging ensemble, who combine music with dance. This interactive performance is guaranteed to create a sense of community spirit, connecting the band with the audience and audience members with one another. This performance is great for families, scout and other youth groups. Come early and make an afternoon of it by participating in a 12:30 p.m. hands-on art activity, based on traditional arts of Africa.

Othello Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Friday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. - A School-Day Performance
Bethel Woods is pleased to host Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 touring production of Othello. This dynamic, fully-staged 90-minute production is suitable for students in grades 6-12. After the play, the cast of professional actors will lead a group "talkback" as the actors discuss the artistic process, themes and characters in the play. We encourage students to voice their personal points of view and to ask questions about the play.

Through generous support from Guardian Angel Motorsports, Bethel Woods is proud to offer free transportation and school program admission to all Sullivan County, NY public school students. Discounted transportation is also available for students from surrounding counties, through the support of Rolling V Bus Corporation.

For more information, or to register your class, please contact Jodi Kane at 845-295-2521 or Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org.


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 About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and The Museum at Bethel Woods

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY.  Located just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the Center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods.  The Center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational, community, and museum programs committed to inspiring creativity, expression and innovation through the arts. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities.

The Museum at Bethel Woods is dedicated to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock festival, and the legacies of those times, as well as the preservation of the 1969 Woodstock festival site. More than a nostalgic celebration of a colorful decade, the award-winning Museum provides a focus for deeper issues and lessons of the decade.  The Museum is a dynamic and vibrant community resource where individuals and groups of all ages participate in tours, lively lectures, cinematic conversations, changing exhibitions and special events.  The Museum features include a permanent exhibit space, Special Exhibit Gallery, Corridor Exhibit Gallery, Museum Theater, Event Gallery, retail store, café, and the Woodstock Monument.

For more information please visit
www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.







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Spring Training Schedule


 
B-Mets Prepare for Spring Training Schedule
BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Mets will warm up for their 22nd season in the Southern Tier by playing eleven exhibition contests in Florida against the Double-A affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.
The B-Mets start their set in Jupiter, Florida on March 15 against the Springfield Cardinals. They will play five additional games in Jupiter, the Spring Training home of the Cardinals and Marlins. The B-Mets will host the Cardinals and Suns for five home games in Port St. Lucie, the spring home of the New York Mets.
All games are set to start at 1:00 PM. Recaps of each contest will be made available on the B-Mets’ website, www.bmets.com.
Following their final game in the Sunshine State on March 29, the B-Mets will break camp and trek north to NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton kicks off their season on the road against the Akron Aeros on Thursday, April 4 at 6:35 PM.
The B-Mets open up their home schedule on Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 PM against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Individual tickets for all B-Mets home games are slated to go on sale Friday, March 15 at 9:00 AM. For tickets, visit the B-Mets front office during regular business hours or call (607)723-METS.
2013 Binghamton Mets Spring Training Schedule

March 15:  Binghamton at Springfield Cardinals        Jupiter
March 16:  Binghamton vs Jacksonville Suns           Port St. Lucie
March 17:  Camp Day
March 18:  Binghamton at Springfield Cardinals        Jupiter
March 19:  Camp Day
March 20:  Binghamton at Jacksonville Suns            Jupiter
March 21:  Binghamton vs Springfield Cardinals       Port St. Lucie
March 22:  Binghamton at Jacksonville Suns            Jupiter
March 23:  Camp Day
March 24:  Binghamton at Springfield Cardinals        Jupiter
March 25:  Binghamton vs Jacksonville Suns           Port St. Lucie
March 26:  Binghamton vs Springfield Cardinals       Port St. Lucie
March 27:  Camp Day
March 28:  Binghamton at Jacksonville Suns            Jupiter
March 29:  Binghamton vs Springfield Cardinals       Port St. Lucie



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SWB Railriders Ticket Announcement




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Single Game Tickets On Sale Next Week
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Mark Your Calendar: Saturday, March 16 @ 10 a.m.

While first pitch on Opening Night may be the single most anticipated event on the horizon for baseball fans in NEPA, this may run a close second. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 for all, sooner for some, single-game tickets for the RailRiders' 2013 season will be on sale. You can pick, based on availability, the games they most want to attend among the entire 72-game home schedule, including Opening Night.

RailRiders' ticket package holders get the bonus of a jump on the action. They will be able to purchase single-game tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 on SWBRailRiders.com only. All fans that like the RailRiders' official Facebook page or follow the team's official Twitter handle will have the opportunity to buy single-game tickets online only at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 15.

Beginning on March 16, all fans can purchase tickets by stopping by the PNC Field box office, by calling the team's offices at 570-969-2255, or on the web at swbrailriders.com. Season ticket, group, and hospitality packages are still available.

Standard single-game ticket prices include: $7 for the NEPA Honda Homer Zone (Lawn Seats), $8 for the Bleachers, $10 for Field Reserved and $12 for Infield Box.

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Thursday, 4/4/2013 @ 7:05 PM - Opening Night, First Pitch Photo Giveaway, Postgame FIREWORKS $1 beer specials and $1 Pepsi

Saturday, 4/20/2013 @ 7:05 PM - Pre-game music, Welcome Mat Giveaway (first 2,500 fans)

Tuesday, 5/7/2013 @ 6:35 PM

Friday, 5/24/2013 @ 7:05 PM - Pre-Game Block Party & Music, Post-Game Fireworks

Tuesday, 6/11/2013 @ 7:05 PM

Friday, 7/5/2013 @7:05 PM - Pre-Game Block Party & Music, Post-Game Fireworks

Thursday, 7/18/2013 @ 7:05 PM – You Run the Show Night, $1 beer specials and $1 Pepsi

Saturday, 8/3/2013 @7:05 PM - Pre-game music, Water Bottle Giveaway (first 2,500 fans)

Saturday, 8/17/2013 @ 7:05 PM - Pre-game music, Replica Jersey Giveaway (first 2,500 fans)

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