In The News

Ousting in finals can't dim Jurek's joy

12/8/2008 - Jack Jurek’s dream of winning a professional title in his own backyard may have ended in heart-breaking Western New York fashion Sunday afternoon at AMF Thruway Lanes,

Bohn, Dorin-Ballard take PBA titles

12/8/2008 - Two Hall of Famers that have combined to win more than 50 Professional Bowlers Association Tour championships added to their totals Sunday afternoon at AMF Thruway Lanes.

Jurek to bowl in TV finals

12/6/2008 - Western New York will be represented in the Lumber Liquidators PBA Cheetah Championship television final at AMF Thruway Lanes Sunday afternoon.

TQR has brought excitement in past tour stops

12/4/2008 - Today’s Tour Qualifying Round gets the action started for the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour Cheetah Championship at AMF Thruway Lanes.

PBA finals: The Ken Simard Story

12/2/2008 - As many/most/all of you know by now, Wes Malott defeated Ken Simard 216 - 211 to win the $25,000 first prize and a pat on the back in the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship this past Sunday at B

Wes is best: Malott wins PBA event

12/2/2008 - They call him ''The Big Nasty,'' but 6-5, 250-pound Wes Malott gave a sweet performance on the lanes Sunday at the Pro Bowlers Association Tour's CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship.

Malott, Feldman win PBA Tour events

11/30/2008 - VERNON HILLS, Ill. - Top-seeded Wes Malott beat Ken Simard 216-211 on Sunday to win the PBA Tour's CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship, and Michelle Feldman took the PBA Women's Series event at B

Malott survives 10-pin blues

11/30/2008 - One frame, one shot and one stinking 10 pin made all the difference.

PBA Update: The Steve Jaros Story

11/29/2008 - This was going to be titled "Live by the Position Round, Die by the Position Round: The Steve Jaros Story".

Shalin edges closer to title

11/29/2008 - SHALIN Zulkifli inched closer towards winning her maiden PBA Women's Tour title when she qualified for the second stage (match play round) of the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship at the Brunsw

Simard, Bellinder top PBA Tour qualifying

11/29/2008 - VERNON HILLS, Ill. - Ken Simard and Missy Bellinder topped the field Thursday in qualifying for the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, the sixth stop on the Lumber Li

Australian takes a two-handed approach on the lanes

11/26/2008 - Don’t miss your chance to see Australian two-handed bowling sensation Jason Belmonte this weekend at the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship, which runs today through Sunday at the Brunswick Zone

Making his list, checking it twice

11/26/2008 - So far, I've matched just one of the bowlers ranked 27-50 exactly — George Pappas at No. 33.

O'Neill flourishing in the PBA

11/26/2008 - For Levittown’s Bill O’Neill, his fourth full-time season on the PBA Tour just might be his most productive and most satisfying.

Angelo's Angle: great coming home this week

11/26/2008 - LOCKPORT — Editor’s note: Lockport native Brad Angelo is a veteran of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. This is the third in a series of columns he’s writing about life on the PBA Tour.

Q&A with Mike Edwards

11/21/2008 - You think bowling is easy? Meet Tulsa native and resident Mike Edwards. The professional bowler knows how difficult the sport can be, recently starting his 27th season on tour with the Professional Bo

Machuga wins on strong finish

11/18/2008 - Pro bowler Bill O'Neill couldn't bear to watch Sunday's dreaded ending.

Machuga wins after O'Neill's 2-8-10 split

11/17/2008 - As soon as Bill O'Neill let the ball go in the eighth frame, you heard him say, 'Oh, no!' loud and clear.

Keeping it professional on the PBA Tour

11/14/2008 - Pop quiz: What do millions of Americans do for recreation? In the words of The Dude, "Oh, the usual: bowl, drive around, the occasional acid flashback."

He's a natural

11/14/2008 - Wearing a helmet had never before seemed germane to bowling. Until now. The neon-orange bowling ball seemed to hover in the air, at least four feet, quite possibly more, above the synthetic bowling