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May 18 could be an action-filled night in Baton Rouge
Saturday, February 25, 2012 11:00 am
One United States Bowling Congress news release that serious Open Championships competitors and fans look forward to every year is the list of "notable bowlers." USBC's Matt Cannizzaro put out the...
Oregon High School junior Shane Quam sets record with third perfect game of season
Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:30 am
I apologize for not giving more coverage to the record setting exploits of Shane Quam, a junior at Oregon High School who now has three perfect games this season, according to a story in this week's...
U.S. Open day 4: Belmonte makes huge move as Shafer's lead narrows
Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:00 am
Ryan Shafer's lead narrowed and the man who may be the world's best bowler right now moved from 14th to third in the first round of match play at the U.S. Open. Australian two-hander Jason Belmonte...
Thomas, Jackson, Krueger fire perfect games, Sammel slams 702
Friday, February 24, 2012 11:55 pm
Dick Thomas, Chris Jackson and Jeremy Krueger fired perfect games and Lauren Sammel slammed a 702 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Thomas fired his 20th career 300 and third this...
U.S. Open day 4: Shafer has commanding lead but now Parkin steals spotlight
Friday, February 24, 2012 4:30 pm
Ryan Shafer keeps extending his lead in the U.S. Open and sharing, if not losing, the headlines. On Thursday, it was 14-year-old Kamron Doyle making the cashers cut. On Friday, it was Missy Parkin...
U.S. Open day 3: A cagey veteran at 14?
Friday, February 24, 2012 2:00 am
I first became aware of Kamron Doyle when he cashed in a PBA Regional at age 12. That was an astounding feat that I would not have thought possible, and it became even more amazing to me when I saw a...
Lehr finishes with 32 straight strikes for double-300, 868 series
Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:55 pm
When Dave Lehr started with conversions of the 9-pin and 6-10 leaves in the first and fourth frames sandwiched around two strikes on Thursday night, Dan Swenson’s all-time Madison Bowling...
Update: MBA Hall of Famer, board member Gary Zuege improving after stroke
Thursday, February 23, 2012 5:00 am
Update Monday morning: I received an email that Gary is out of intensive care. He cannot talk very well yet, so visitors are limited but the family said all the cards and well wishes are veru much...
U.S. Open day 2: I'm cheering for Ryan Shafer this week
Thursday, February 23, 2012 2:00 am
If there was an "award" for most misunderstood professional bowler, Ryan Shafer probably would be an easy winner. I've lost count of the number of times over the years I've heard people say...
Wells, Leikness fire perfect games, Wells ties for MBA lead with fifth supernational of season
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:55 pm
Aaron Wells and Doug Leikness fired perfect games and Wells tied Rick Thomas for the Madison Bowling Association lead with his fifth supernational of the season to highlight Madison area bowling on...
Sectional assignments for Intercollegiate Team Championships announced in live USBC webcast
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress is doing all kind of cool things with webcasting — and it's more than showing competition. The latest effort was Wednesday's live announcements of...
U.S. Open day 1: Bowlers say the dumbest things
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 2:00 am
When it comes to the PBA message board, the bar is very high to qualify to be among the all-time dumbest posts.But a great candidate emerged on Tuesday morning when a poster penned this gem after PBA...
Westfall slams 808, Caruso fires perfect game
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:55 pm
Roger Westfall slammed an 808 series and Phil Caruso fired a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday.Westfall chained games of 279, 264 and 265 in the Dream Lanes All-Star Classic...
Newell newest PBA champion as U.S. Open kicks off
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:06 am
I'm writing this on my desktop computer as Xtra Frame runs with the U.S. Open first round on my laptop before I head out to drill my new Storm Vivid. Not a bad day "off." After working my "real"...
Why I've moved to 11thFrame.com
Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 pm
I started The 11th Frame bowling blog at Madison.com as a nearly totally volunteer endeavor in my free time a few years ago when the newspapers I work for began having reporters write blogs for the...