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September 5, 1989 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Hall of Famer Nelson Burton Jr., now an ABC-TV color commentator, visited the Playhouse Bowl in Drexel Hill last week. John Gerard of Aldan, an accountant, earned the honor of rolling against Burton by winning a house tournament. "It was the opportunity of a lifetime," said Gerard, 27. "I learned a lot, even though getting beat badly in the first game, which he won, 267-160. "Burton made the first seven strikes, got a 4-6-10 split, which ruined his chance for a 300 game, and then struck out. Even then, I thought he was trying to make it easy for me. "In the second game, he straightened me out by giving me a good tip, telling me to try the second board.
NEWS
May 6, 1993 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
It's not everyday you come across someone whose age exceeds her bowling average. And also bowls her weight right on the button, with not a pound to spare. Meet Mary Hertach, all 90 pounds of her. Don't snicker. She has lots of time to improve. She's only 98. Mary Hertach, a frail, gray, curly haired great-grandmother has been hanging in alleys going on 13 years. Before that, her athleticism was limited to floating in the community pool. No more. Every Friday, rain or shine, ice or snow, Hertach and one of her three daughters, 75-year-old Julia, join dozens of other seasoned senior citizens for an afternoon of life in the slow lane at MacDade Bowl in Holmes, Delaware County.
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October 14, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
Bowling will be on the schedule at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. According to Roger Tessman, president of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ), the sport's governing body, an agreement was reached with the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee to include bowling as a demonstration sport at the Games. "Our goal is to show the world that amateur bowlers truly are world-class and have traits that typify all Olympic athletes," Tessman said. "Our next objective, of course, is to have bowling recognized as an official Olympic event in the 1992 Summer Games.
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January 21, 1987 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
It's too bad Garry Maddox couldn't get any big names to attend his 10th annual celebrity bowling tournament. Mike Schmidt, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Reggie White, Ron Jaworski, Harold Carmichael, Rick MacLeish, Tim McCormick, Danny Vranes and Steve Colter are among those scheduled to bowl tomorrow night to benefit the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. The bowling will be held at Oregon Lanes, 24th Street and Oregon Avenue, at 6 p.m. A party will follow at 9 at the Airport Hilton.
NEWS
April 6, 1988 | BY MIKE ROYKO
A few of us go bowling about once or twice a year. It's a good excuse to spend a cold Saturday afternoon drinking beer, betting and pretending to get exercise. As a former pinboy I've always liked the atmosphere of bowling alleys. There's something old-fashioned about them. All those pot-gutted sportsmen slinging balls the way their grandfathers did. The handy beer holders. And the guy behind the counter doesn't ask if you prefer smoking or non-smoking lanes. At least I liked them until a recent Saturday.
NEWS
May 17, 1988 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
Bowling has long been associated with the stereotypical potbellied, cigar- chomping middle-aged man who prefers his beer without a twist - a down-to- earth kind of guy, much like the characters portrayed by Jackie Gleason and Art Carney in TV's The Honeymooners. Unfortunately for the sport, a large portion of today's recreational athletes, especially those with enough money to pour into a hobby, hold fast to a view that associates bowling with tattoos and sweaty undershirts. It is this trend that has some people in the local bowling industry worried.
NEWS
April 26, 1996 | by Molly Ivins
The Chatting Classes are engaged in a great fuzzy debate about the decline of civility and community. As Katha Pollitt acidly points out, "It's the sort of thesis academics and pundits adore, a big woolly argument that's been pre-reduced to a sound bite of genius - "Bowling Alone. " The debate is about "America's Declining Social Capital," an article by a Harvard political scientist about the sad decline of such civic institutions as the PTA, the Elks and league bowling. Pollitt points out that people are actually bowling more than ever but with friends and family rather than in leagues.
SPORTS
June 29, 1986 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
What does a young athlete who excels in baseball and bowling do when he chooses to give up one of the sports? That was the dilemma facing 14-year-old John Spence Jr. of Havertown, a star pitcher for the Catholic War Veterans and Brookline Civic Association teams and a member of the championship Manoa Lanes bowling team in the Junior Major Traveling League. Spence recently decided he wanted to devote his attention to one sport, and after much deliberation, he picked bowling.
SPORTS
October 25, 1988 | By Alex Rosen, Special to The Inquirer
George Titus, who used to coach the Upper Moreland High bowling team and still offers advice to team members, displayed his qualifications recently when he rolled an 810 series at the Fairless Hill Bowl. "I just had some nice shots," said Titus, who teaches English at Upper Moreland. "I originally was hoping for a 300, but when I left a 4-pin in the first game and finished with a 299, I started shooting for an 800. " He reached those rare heights by following the 299 with a 257 and a 254. It was the second 800 series for Titus, 38, of Hatboro, who has been bowling for 25 years.
SPORTS
December 24, 1998 | By Jay Nagle, FOR THE INQUIRER
The strikes were beginning to mount, and the pressure was, too. Nicole Phillips could feel it. It was a little out of the ordinary, the St. Hubert sophomore said, when she started a Philadelphia Catholic League bowling showdown against St. Maria Goretti on Dec. 9 with three straight strikes. As fast starts go, this was one of Phillips' better ones, but still nothing that doesn't happen every day in lanes all across the country. But when she rolled a fourth straight strike, Phillips began to feel a little edgy and a little excited.
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May 20, 2016
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February 10, 2016
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February 10, 2016 | Mary McNamara, Tribune News Service
It may have started with puppies, but now everyone wants in on the big game. Key and Peele, Alicia Florrick, Jason Bourne, Stephen Colbert, President Obama, Conan O'Brien, James Corden all showed up, in one way or another, during Super Bowl 50 Sunday. With diminishing audiences for just about everything, the Super Bowl has become one of the few mass-media platforms still standing, and it isn't just advertisers climbing aboard. It's the media themselves. While the Carolina Panthers unsuccessfully battled the Denver Broncos on Sunday: CBS took the opportunity to announce that the critically acclaimed series The Good Wife , and viewers' relationship with Julianna Margulies' Alicia, would end with this season; Universal unveiled a super-cut Matt Damon in the now officially named Jason Bourne ; and various publications circulated stories and statistics about the danger of the game that everyone was watching.
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February 9, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning got his second Super Bowl ring. Now he can ride off into the sunset a winner. But it was the Broncos defense - and in particular Von Miller - that provided the venerable quarterback with a Hallmark ending to his career. The Broncos badgered, battered, and bloodied Cam Newton for nearly 60 minutes Sunday night as they put the 26-year-old Panthers quarterback's coronation on hold for at least one year. They survived the ineptness of their own offense and their Hall of Fame quarterback and cemented their place in NFL history as one of the league's greatest defenses with a 24-10 win in Super Bowl 50 for their third championship.
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February 9, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jordan Norwood was out of football in 2013. He spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. On Sunday, the Broncos wide receiver set a Super Bowl record with a 61-yard punt return in the second quarter. The Penn State product fielded a high-arching 28-yard punt, and the Panthers appeared to think he had called for a fair catch. But Norwood never raised his hand. He escaped from two initial would-be tacklers - Colin Jones and Teddy Williams - at the 25 and raced around the corner down to the Carolina 14. "It was a short punt," Norwood said.
NEWS
February 8, 2016 | By Jill Castellano, STAFF WRITER
Even the biggest TV on the East Coast wasn't enough to entice Jasper Alivia into watching the Super Bowl - he was too busy serving his guests 2,000 pounds of wings. And there's more where that came from at the sold-out XFinity Live! tonight - the biggest Super Bowl party in Philadelphia. Alivia, the venue's executive chef, said he expected to to serve 100 pizzas, 150 nacho platters, 300 cheesesteaks and 200 orders of crabfries to the 1,500 to 2,000 people walking through the doors Sunday night.
NEWS
February 8, 2016
DANTE'S JOURNEY into the netherworld starts with these words "In the middle of our life's journey, I found myself in a dark wood. " And from that point on, with the wise guidance of Virgil, our hero plumbs the depths of hell, taking us on a journey through human sin, fallibility, sorrow and even love. I know how he felt. This Friday, I took my own journey into that dark forest, only it was a few blocks from the subway at Broad and Pattison, and my Virgil was my dear friend John (accompanied by his beautiful wife Masako.)
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February 8, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
HARRISBURG - Just before midnight on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1967, Joe Hirschmann arrived in Los Angeles on his way to Vietnam, rented a motel room for eight dollars a night, and wondered how he would spend his Sunday. Rising at 7 a.m. after a fitful sleep, he put on his Marines winter service uniform, having packed away the rest of his clothes before boarding a plane in Harrisburg on Saturday morning. He went to Mass in Inglewood, stuffed his gear into a locker at a Greyhound bus terminal, and called a cab. Someone had mentioned a football game, reminding him that there was indeed a big event taking place in the city that day: the NFL-AFL championship game between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
NEWS
February 7, 2016
* SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS ALL-STAR COUNTDOWN. 8 p.m. Saturday, CBS3. Why wait for the game if all you care about is the ads? This show promises to recap the Top 10 of the past while previewing some of those airing during Super Bowl 50 . * PUPPY BOWL XII. 3 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet. KITTEN BOWL III. Noon Sunday, Hallmark. FISH BOWL XXL. 6 p.m. Sunday, NatGeo Wild. We're probably only a year away from Armadillo Bowl. For now, your choices are puppies, kittens and a goldfish with big ideas.
SPORTS
February 7, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Here is a look at the Panthers-Broncos Super Bowl matchup: When the Panthers have the ball With Cam Newton at quarterback, the Panthers led the NFL with 31.3 points per game this season and averaged 40 points in their two postseason games. The defense helps, but it's Newton's brilliance that is most responsible for the Panthers' scoring. He threw for 35 touchdowns and rushed for 10 scores during the regular season. His dual-threat ability is the most dangerous in the NFL. Newton's running is complemented by running back Jonathan Stewart, who had 989 rushing yards this season and is averaging five yards per carry during the playoffs.
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