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In pursuit of record-tying 11th major title, Pete Weber rockets into lead at FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions as field cut to 24
Friday, February 17, 2017 4:00 pm
I have written it too many times to count: Walter Ray Williams Jr. is the greatest champion I’ve seen, but Pete Weber is the greatest talent I’ve seen. And that is no knock on Williams,...
Eyeing a step closer to 20 PBA Tour titles, Tommy Jones takes second-round lead at FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:59 pm
When Tommy Jones won the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA in December, it was his 18th PBA Tour title, putting him just two titles shy of rarified air occupied by just a...
Tony Thaden slams perfect game on Sport-level 2016 USBC Queens lane pattern; Herb Kimpel fires 803; Brian Byrd also rolls perfect game,
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Tony Thaden slammed a perfect game on the Sport-level 2016 USBC Queens lane pattern, Herb Kimpel fired an 803, and Brian Byrd also rolled a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling late...
Reader Richard Nettles offers compromise that should satisfy USBC and foes in Open Championships lane pattern issue — but it’s not possible quite yet
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:00 am
Richard Nettles, an 11thFrame.com subscriber, has come up with an idea that looks like a perfect compromise that should satisfy both the United State Bowling Congress and foes regarding USBC's Open...
Nearly sold-out USBC Masters proving you can draw a giant field outside the East and Midwest
Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:00 am
As of early Thursday, the United States Bowling Congress Masters set for next week at the Orleans in Las Vegas has 395 players on the roster, which is attached to the bottom of this story as a PDF....
Mitch Beasley takes first-round lead at FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions as he aims for second chance at title
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:59 pm
Mitch Beasley was the top seed at last year’s FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions, but was blown away in the title match 226-177 by 2-handed lefty Jesper Svensson as the right side had been...
Tom Darrow fires 819-300, Todd Steckelberg, Curt Lanzendorf slam perfect games
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:55 pm
Tom Darrow fired and 819 series that featured a perfect game, and Todd Steckelberg and Curt Lanzendorf slammed 300s to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Competing in the Sugar River Lanes...
PBA lands iconic brand L.L. Bean as sponsor of PBA League at iconic Bayside Bowl  
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Fans of the PBA Tour and bowling have a new opportunity to help the PBA and the sport, thanks to a new sponsorship agreement announced by the PBA on Wednesday. PBA announced that iconic brand L.L....
Eagle winners says hidden lane patterns don’t mean much change in their Open Championships preparation
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 am
A primary reason cited by the United States Bowling Congress in its decision to hide the lane pattern information for the 2017 Open Championships is the perception that those who have been able to...
Middle School Bowling League starting March 6 at Dream Lanes
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:00 am
A Middle School Bowling League is starting March 6 and running through April 3 at Dream Lanes in Madison. Like the local High School League, the Middle School League bowls each Monday at 4:45 p.m.,...
Becky James fires 781, Sarah Maciejeski 737; Nate Smith slams perfect game
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:55 pm
Becky James fired a 781 series, Sarah Maciejeski rolled a 737, and Nate Smith slammed a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. James chained games of 269, 279 and 233 in the Ten...
Arick Ecker, Twoie Gallagher fire perfect games
Monday, February 13, 2017 11:55 pm
Arick Ecker and Twoie Gallagher fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. Ecker’s 23rd career 300 came in a 791 series in the Spartan Bowl Major League....
Under light hand of new coach Bill Holbrook, Midland men win Hoosier Classic title; Wichita State women win fourth straight crown
Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:59 pm
For many college bowling teams, the coach directs everything from arsenal choices to ball surfaces to lane play strategy. Midland University isn’t one of those teams after going through a...
Andrew Olson fires 749, Hannah Yelk slams 692 to top youth scoring
Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:55 pm
Andrew Olson fired a 749 series and Hannah Yelk slammed a 692 to top Madison area youth bowling over the weekend. Olson chained games of 237, 256 and 256 and Yelk rolled 221, 238 and 233, both at...
Jason Belmonte ends victory drought with PBA Players Championship win, moves step closer to top of career major wins list — though that isn’t on his mind
Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Bowling like a man who wanted his PBA Player of the Year crown back, Jason Belmonte accomplished much in capping a nearly wire-to-wire victory by winning the Barbasol PBA Players Championship on...