HAMMOND | Being the recipient of multiple nicknames for a Professional Bowlers Association regular is usually a sign of respect, and Jack Jurek has a few.
Despite a drop in league numbers in recent years, bowling remains the No. 1 participatory sport in America -- with 50 million people bowling at least once per year in a $10 billion industry.
HAMMOND | It's usually an advantage to sleep at home when most of the field spends the night in a hotel room or RV. But John Dudak said any advantage he had as an Orland Park resident was negated.
HAMMOND | On Monday, Hammond native Kenny Parks lamented the prize funds the Professional Bowlers Association senior tour (PBA50) provides and how long he would be traveling for the tourneys in the future.
HAMMOND | The number of entrants into the PBA50 South Shore Open that began on Monday at Olympia Lanes has dropped over the last couple years.
HAMMOND | It took Mike Kozy 40 years to earn his first Times/Pepsi Classic Class A championship. It only took him one to win his second.
HAMMOND | Shaun Tasker-Lewis didn't want to stroll to the other end of Olympia Lanes, where his wife Audry was one of the last four Class WB bowlers left on Sunday. He didn't want to jinx her.
HAMMOND | For the last three years, Alice Veenstra has helped coach the Calumet College women’s bowling team.
HAMMOND | Pat Johnson was leading the pack in Class A with one game left in the Times/Pepsi Classic semifinals Sunday at Olympia Lanes.
HAMMOND | Wayne Dean wasn't at Olympia Lanes to bowl on the last day of qualifying for the Times/Pepsi Classic on Sunday.
HAMMOND | Most bowlers would be pretty happy with a series better than 800.
DYER | Maybe bowling truly is like riding a bicycle — you never forget how to do it.
HAMMOND | There were four combined Times/Pepsi Classic Class A championships bowling on lanes 19 and 20 during the third day of qualifying at Olympia Lanes.
HAMMOND | Sammy Krucek is hoping he's set himself up to prove that the third time is a charm.
HAMMOND | It wasn't long ago that 300 games were something of a rarity in the Times/Pepsi Classic, but those days are gone.
HAMMOND | Mike Kubacki sailed through the winner's bracket at the fourth annual Times/Pepsi Masters Classic Sunday at Olympia Lanes. Then he ran into Cornell Ray.
Carolyn Estes is a two-time Class WB champion of the Times/Pepsi Classic, but her most memorable finish may have come last year when she missed the cut for the semifinals.
CALUMET CITY | Practice makes perfect.
HAMMOND | They’ve bowled together on the same youth league team at Plaza Lanes in Highland for a couple years. They’ve bowled against each other in high school competition for the last four years.
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