"Statistically, he is the greatest bowler in Rockford," said Stone. September 9, 2019 Sherry’s career high game was a 300, and she has bowled over 30 700 series, with her highest being 767. And he has had two top-5 finishes in PBA 50 tournaments. He also had a 300 in four different decades between 1988-2013. A slow-moving low pressure is leading to multiple days featuring snow chances. Survived by … The banquet will also recognize four All-Star Teams. There was no bias and that just grounds itself in love," said Stone. Sherry Roach: In the fall of 1974, Roach, her sisters, and brother started bowling the youth leagues at Park Lanes. It was just Jerome," said Dave Stone. He was the first daily newspaper writer to … He says Jerome was inducted into the Greater Rockford Area Bowling Hall of Fame in 1994, and spent his years traveling across the country competing, all while helping others along the way. He was inducted into the Rockford Bowling Hall of Fame in 2001 as well as the Illinois Bowling Hall of Fame in 2013. She also won the Rockford Women’s City scratch singles and all-events in 1996. Rockford, IL 61103 A member of the Greater Rockford Bowling Hall of Fame, Woodfork was a member of the Rockford Travelers bowling team that competed in the National Travelers Bowling League events. The official Hall of Fame for the Rock Valley College Golden Eagles. Rockford bowling alley shooting. "Jerome was a friend and reached out to everybody. The USBC Hall of Fame was created in 2005 by merging the former American Bowling Congress and Women’s International Bowling Congress Halls of Fame. He has shot 11 300 games, five of which were sanctioned, and others were in tournaments and pot games. Even at his age now, I mean he goes up to these 18 and 19-year-old and says I am going to put you in your place," said Mike Dole. Congratulations to this years Hall of Fame Inductees Mike Nemetz and Tammy Petersen . But his forte was bowling. Lauren Baker is the 13 News weekend evening anchor. All rights reserved. Alumni from five RPS high schools will be represented this year for the first time in Champions Ball history. or news@wrex.com, All content © 2000 - 2021, WREX Television, Inc. All rights reserved. He always told me to never give up, fight to the last frame" said Jermarrion Simmons. The building contains a bowling alley on the first floor and a bar on the second floor. "Statistically, he is the greatest bowler in Rockford," said Stone. ... Roster Soccer: News Men's Bowling Men's Bowling: Facebook Men's Bowling: Twitter Men's Bowling: Schedule Men's Bowling: Roster Men's Bowling: ... Rockford IL, 61114 ph: (815) 921-7821 | toll free: (800 973-7821) He was one name. Jim Montgomery: Montgomery started bowling 28 years ago with a few of his high school friends who wanted to form a team and have some fun, and is has grown from there. Sherry has received high house average awards at B&B Park Bowl in 1996 with a 191; Park Lanes in 2001 with a 197 and 2004 with a 198; and at Dodge Lanes. He has been inducted in the Rockford Bowling Hall of Fame, Illinois Bowling Hall of Fame, and won the ABC tournament in 1999. "We all waited for the day that we could compete with Jerome because he loved to compete," said Dole. The Rockford Bowling Association’s 34th annual Hall of Fame Banquet will induct four new members and recognize several other top bowlers … Blunt and Roach became friends and adult bowling partners. Fellow bowlers say his character, leadership, and passion, are what made everyone want to be around him. Each won bronze medals in their … She has high house average awards at Cherry Bowl in 1990 with a 208, and Fairview Lanes in 1993 with a 202. Her highest game is a 300, bowled at Park Lanes in 1991 during the Women’s City Tournament. There wasn't anybody Jerome wouldn't talk to or become friends with. She has been on the Women’s All-Star team in: 1988-1991, 1993-1994, and 1996. He is a past Rockford City Tournament champion with team titles coming in 2004, 2005, and 2009. Once she turned 18, she couldn’t wait to join the adult leagues. and they said no and I was shocked," said Simmons. "Jerome's emotions were always pure. In 2000, she won the Illinois State tournament scratch singles at Landmark Lanes in Peoria, with a score of 723. He also has a Rockford City Tournament Singles and All-Events title coming in 2005. Dan Baker: Baker has been a sanctioned bowler in the Rockford area since 1972. He has 13 300 games and eight 800 series, with a high of 859. ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea and other law enforcement officials are scheduled to hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. today to provide an update on Saturday’s mass shooting at the Don Carter Lanes bowling alley.. Three people were killed and a suspect was taken into custody following a shooting at the bowling alley around 6:55 p.m. on Saturday. He has had multiple top-24 finishes in the US Open, topping out in ninth place. Dan was a long time member of the Rockford Bowling Association now Rockford Area USBC. Born and raised in Miami, served in the Army, and worked for Lotspiech for 42 years. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. She has also bowled a 299, and over 25 700 series, with a high of 745. He also coached a few years with Megan Roman at Lincoln Middle School. Merriott, Lynn and Gould represented RPS 205 and Rockford in Olympic Games. ROCKFORD — The 38th Greater Rockford Bowling Hall of Fame Banquet will welcome five new inductees on Saturday at the Hoffman House. He has been a youth coach at B&B Park Bowl for many years, and has been coaching Harlem Middle School since the 2013 season. The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame has announced that Candiotti, a radio analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks and life-long bowler, is the second inductee into the Celebrities Bowling Hall of Fame. Full Story; BPAA News 04/21/07 BPAA announces 2007 Golden Pin Award recipients Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. According to the Rockford Fire Department, emergency crews responded to a call at the bowling alley on Saturday night after reports of an active shooting situation at the building on East State Street. 10322 Auburn Road They immediately found three dead and three others injured. Dan was Bowler of the Year in 1997, 1998, and 2012 for the Rockford Bowling Association as well as Illinois State Champion in 200 with his teammates Mike Smith, Chuck Huckleberry, Wally Moraska, and Dave Stone. October 2, 2019. Today, USBC serves approximately 1.4 million members. He began his bowling career at Strike at Rietch’s on Saturday mornings in 1972-1973 season. Dan won the City Senior Tournament in the 2014-2015 season with Butch Olson. Dave Stone is on the Rockford USBC Board of Directors and has known Jerome for years. She started in April of 2019 after moving from Michigan, where she was a morning producer/traffic reporter. She became a competitive bowler in the youth major league under the instructions of coach Lynn Blunt. They are: Rockford Men: Mike Doyle (Bowler of the Year), Doug Byerley, Dan Winter, Dan Lemiesz and Jerome Woodfork, Rockford Women: Megan Buja (Bowler of the Year), Sue Williams, Kim Metcalf, Jalana Shaw and Ashley Matts. © Gannett Co., Inc. 2021. Born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. “I’m in two halls of fame and I’ve never averaged that,” said Nyitray, who has been inducted into the Florida Bowling Hall of Fame and the Greater Miami Bowling Hall of Fame. Three Killed, Three Hurt In Rockford Bowling Alley Shooting Jobless Benefits Lapse For Millions As Trump Withholds Signature On Relief Bill All your NPR favorites are back, plus a new Holidays On Highway 309 special. Survived by his children, Steven H. (Kristi) Henson or Rockford, IL and Susan (Paul) Hare of Maynard, AR; grandchildren, Joshua & Zachary Henson and Elizabeth, Oliver, & Lexi Hare; and siblings, Nick (Barbara) Winter, Nancy (Tom) Edwards, and Janet … An avid tennis player, he also was recognized in 2002 as Florida’s top tennis writer. This year’s inductees are Jim Montgomery (Outstanding Bowler), Claude Hartsfield Jr. (Outstanding Bowler), Daniel Baker (Outstanding Bowler) and Meritorious Service), Lori Altendorf Smith (Outstanding Bowler) and Sherry Roach (Outstanding Bowler). "He never felt like he wasn't the best bowler in the building. Rockford police and other law enforcement agencies investigate the scene of a shooting at a bowling alley Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Rockford, Ill. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP) Despite this multi-day event, accumulations likely won’t get out of…, WREX Bowlers say he was a regular at Don Carter Lanes and was good at bowling. Dinner tickets are $30 each and can be purchased from a committee member, all bowling centers or at the door with prior reservations. Saturday November 16, 2019 - Greater Beloit Bowling Council Hall of Fame and Bowler Recognition Banquet October 1, 2019. She bowled in several bowling centers, 2-3 nights a week. "I gave them a call and asked did Jerome make it? Baker has been a generous sponsor for local tournaments, such as the 9-Pin Tournament at Park Lanes and The City Tournament through Pinnon Meats. Daniel's passion in life was bowling. She bowled youth leagues at Park Lanes and the Junior Circuit Traveling League. Through 2019, there are 432 members of the USBC Hall of Fame – 223 in Superior Performance, 120 in Meritorious Service, 51 in Veterans, 22 in Pioneer and 16 in Outstanding USBC Performance. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army via AP) AP Show More Show Less 2 of 4 Rockford police and other law enforcement agencies investigate the scene of a shooting at bowling … A member of the Greater Rockford Bowling Hall of Fame, Woodfork was a member of the Rockford Travelers bowling team that competed in the National Travelers Bowling League events. • … Dance and dancers, General, Hall, Music and Musicians 3 miles East of Belvidere, Arch Adrian & His 11 Piece Band, July 1941, Rainbow Gardens, Saturday July 12th Immigration Histories of Rockford Italian Families – 2018, Mike Doyle and Frank Perrecone Her highest average was 210. Rockford Area USBC Hall of Fame ApplicationUse the button to download and print a copy of the Hall of Fame Application. He has been inducted in the Rockford Bowling Hall of Fame, Illinois Bowling Hall of Fame, and won the ABC tournament in 1999. ANTHONY J. MULA, 75 ROCKFORD - Anthony J. Mula, 75, of Rockford died at 3:16 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center after a sudden illness. Daniel's passion in life was bowling. Hartsfield has been on the Men’s 1st All-Star Team once and the 2nd All-Star Team twice. Dave Stone is on the Rockford USBC Board of Directors and has known Jerome … He also took second in the City Senior Tournament in 2012-2013 season  with a 747 scratch. Dan was inducted into the Rockford Area Hall of Fame in 2001 and IL State USBC Hall of Fame in 2013. Dan won the Singles Championship at the USBC Open Tournament with a series o ... f 825 in 1999. Now in the midst of tragedy, these bowlers say they want people to remember Jerome for who he was as a person. Digital access or digital and print delivery. Greater Beloit Bowling Council inducts Mike Nemetz and Tammy Petersen to Hall of Fame . For information, call Sandy Reed at 815-543-2923. He loved going to the racetrack and bowling. 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