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Bowlmor CEO Talks Millennials, and Making Bowling Cool Again
Gregg Greenberg
“Millennials seeking cool, new experiences are trying -- believe it or not -- bowling. And that's why Bowlmor AMF is on a roll, said the company's CEO Tom Shannon. "We've made centers in cool, industrial chic spaces that are highly appealing to millennials," said Shannon. "The response so far has been terrific.""
Ad of the Day: Pro Jason Belmonte Crushes This Bowling Ad With Amusing Trick Shots

"The shoot wasn't without its risks. "Everyone knew that a bowling ball at that speed could easily shatter an ankle," said Edison. "Then came the moment of truth when everything was in place and Jason had to throw … and remember, the goal was to not just crush the scene but to hit a strike. It was then Jason got into the zone, focused and delivered.""

AHSAA adds bowling as championship sport for 2015-16 school year
Daniel Boyette
"The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced this afternoon that girls and boys bowling will become a championship sport for the 2015-16 school year. The state tournament is scheduled for Jan. 29-30. Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham is expected to be approved as the host site by the Central Board of Control at its July meeting, according to an AHSAA press release. There will a single championship classification featuring teams from classes 1A-7A."

Electrical issue likely cause of fire that gutted AMF Parkway Lanes bowling alley
Bob Gathany
Huntsville Times

"Capt. Frank McKenzie, public relations officer for Huntsville Fire and Rescue, said Thursday morning that the investigation took some time to complete due to the extent of the damage to the building, which was located between the Arby's restaurant and the old Huntsville Times building on South Memorial Parkway between Governors Drive and Bob Wallace Avenue"

Plamor Lanes in Huntsville to delay closure after fire destroys AMF bowling center
Lucy Berry

“...Plamor will stay open until a new bowling center is built in Huntsville. He said Jerry Damson Automotive, which bought the Plamor property a few months ago, made the decision Monday because losing both facilities would drastically limit bowling options in the area."

Early Morning Fire Destroys AMF Parkway Lanes Bowling Alley on South Memorial Parkway
Courtney Crown
"Fire crews battled a blaze at the AMF Parkway Lanes bowling alley on South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville early Saturday morning. ... Thick black smoke can be seen billowing above the Huntsville skyline. Just looking at the images, you can see the fire has destroyed the recreational facility. It appears to be a total loss."
Parkway Lanes destroyed by a fire

Calera's Angela Nance avoids 'getting hung,' sets women's state bowling series record
Solomon Crenshaw
Birmingham News

"You can't be tense and nervous or you can't repeat the same shot over and over," she said. "I had to remind myself to take a deep breath, just do the one ball at a time. I had a great team that was there to support me. We talked about other things to try not to focus on that the whole night long until that was over."

Hoover's Paul Ealy sets state bowling series record of 896 at Birmingham's Brunswick Riverview Lanes
Solomon Crenshaw Jr
Birmingham News

"But the one that got away may have helped him bag the big one - the state-record 896 series he rolled Monday in the Bud Light Classic league at Brunswick Riverview Lanes."
Paul Ealy has competed in four PBA Tour events, including the two held at Birmingham's Lightning Strikes Lanes. He has no plans of becoming a touring professional.

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February 14 - March 8, 2015
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