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“Godfather of Bowling” Joe Schmidt Passes Away

Condolences go out to the family of Joseph Schmidt, the crowned “Godfather of Bowling” in the New York area. Schmidt, or “Smiling Joey,” as he was known by close friends and family, passed away Saturday morning. Schmidt was best known for organizing the Capitol District Junior and Pro-Scoring League and being a charter member for […]

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Cedar Lanes Bowling Center est. 1959

Cedar Lanes Bowling Center To End 50 Year Historic Run, but not without a fight

The historic Cedar Lanes Bowling Center plans to close its doors after 50 years of service. Employees and staff were notified of the closing last week, it is to be made effective June 3rd. For some of the center’s longtime patrons, the closing will be emotional, the memories made on the lanes will be the […]

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Steve Cook

Hall of Fame bowler Steve Cook purchases Citrus Heights bowling center

Professional Bowling Association Hall of Fame inductee Steve Cook has accomplished essentially everything there is in bowling. 15┬áprofessional titles, the ’81 Tournament of Champions, ’86 U.S. Open, and ’83 Touring Players Championship. Now he attempts to tackle yet another side of the sport. Ownership. The 6’7” California native now stands over Fireside Lanes, a bowling […]

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