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Jurek beats his PBA50 roommate, Pedersen, for first title

Jurek beats his PBA50 roommate, Pedersen, for first title

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.

August 07, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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As leagues decline, bowling centers look for new ways to make money

As leagues decline, bowling centers look for new ways to make money

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.

August 06, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Dudak's push falls short at South Shore Open

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.

August 06, 2014 8:00 pm

Hammond’s Parks, C.P.’s Idzior roll strong on Day 1 of PBA Senior event

Hammond’s Parks, C.P.’s Idzior roll strong on Day 1 of PBA Senior event

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.

August 05, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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It's quality over quantity in Hammond bowling tournament

It's quality over quantity in Hammond bowling tournament

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.

August 04, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Mike Kozy repeats as Class A champ

Mike Kozy repeats as Class A champ

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.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TIMES/PEPSI CLASSIC NOTEBOOK: Husband/wife duo reach final four

TIMES/PEPSI CLASSIC NOTEBOOK: Husband/wife duo reach final four

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.

June 08, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Alice Veenstra follows own advice to shoot 300, win first Classic title

Alice Veenstra follows own advice to shoot 300, win first Classic title

HAMMOND | For the last three years, Alice Veenstra has helped coach the Calumet College women’s bowling team.

June 08, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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TIMES/PEPSI CLASSIC: Wilson holds off the pack to earn top finals seed

TIMES/PEPSI CLASSIC: Wilson holds off the pack to earn top finals seed

HAMMOND | Pat Johnson was leading the pack in Class A with one game left in the Times/Pepsi Classic semifinals Sunday at Olympia Lanes.

June 01, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Verbich highlights final day of qualifying at Times/Pepsi Classic with two 300 games

HAMMOND | Wayne Dean wasn't at Olympia Lanes to bowl on the last day of qualifying for the Times/Pepsi Classic on Sunday.

May 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Lane rolls perfect game, Johnson 834 in Times/Pepsi Classic

Lane rolls perfect game, Johnson 834 in Times/Pepsi Classic

HAMMOND | Most bowlers would be pretty happy with a series better than 800.

May 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Dyer resident wins first PBA regional after 10-year break

Dyer resident wins first PBA regional after 10-year break

DYER | Maybe bowling truly is like riding a bicycle — you never forget how to do it.

May 14, 2014 7:00 pm

Kozy, Kammer Jr. and Kubacki shine on day three at Times/Pepsi Classic

Kozy, Kammer Jr. and Kubacki shine on day three at Times/Pepsi Classic

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.

May 10, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Sammy Krucek hoping for third shot at Times/Pepsi Classic

Sammy Krucek hoping for third shot at Times/Pepsi Classic

HAMMOND | Sammy Krucek is hoping he's set himself up to prove that the third time is a charm.

May 04, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Impressive start to 65th Times/Pepsi Classic

HAMMOND | It wasn't long ago that 300 games were something of a rarity in the Times/Pepsi Classic, but those days are gone.

May 03, 2014 6:40 pm

Kubacki is first Masters/Classic champ

Kubacki is first Masters/Classic champ

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.

April 27, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Unlimited bowling re-entries add new twist to 65th annual Times/Pepsi Classic

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.

April 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Castaways offering Kids Bowl Free program

Castaways offering Kids Bowl Free program

CALUMET CITY | Practice makes perfect.

April 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Prep standouts Kammer, Hansen, sign with CCSJ

Prep standouts Kammer, Hansen, sign with CCSJ

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.

April 11, 2014 10:00 pm
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