There's a new face at Thunderhead Lanes in Westminster.

Stacie Barnes was born and raised in Carroll and lives in Westminster with herhusband, Steven, and 7-month-old son, Kyle.Stacie and Steven bowl together in the Monday Night Doubles League at Thunderhead Westminster.

Stacie just started bowling last September and has a 98 average with a 154 for a high game. Steven, who's been bowling since he was about 10, carried a 127 average during the fall/winter season and has a139 average so far in the summer league.

"Duckpin bowling is a challenge, but it's a lot fun, too," Stacie said. "And working here at Thunderhead is great. Everyone is so nice."

So the next time you're at Thunderhead Westminster and see a face behind the counter that you don't immediately recognize, say hi to Stacie.


Bowlers knocked over tenpins and duckpins by the score June 15 in a Bowlathon benefit for the Carroll County Hospice program.

The hospice program brings comfort to the terminally ill in their homes and is headquartered in Westminster.

The program, in Carroll for five years, operates through donations, a county grant and fund-raisers, such as the Bowlathon.

Through the generous support of the people of Carroll County, more than 100 volunteers have been trained to comfort the terminally ill.

If you didn't get a chance to participate in the Bowlathon, how about dropping a donation in the mail for the Carroll County Hospice program? Or give Linda Wareheim a call at 857-1838 and becomea volunteer.


You can enter one, two or three events at Hanover (Pa.) Bowling Center.

The 12th Annual Singles Tournament will have guaranteed prizes of more than $55,000. Handicap is based on a 210 scratch with 90 percent for women and 80 percent for men, with competitors rolling four games across eight lanes.

The 17th Annual Doubles Tournament includes two men, two women or mixed teams, and competitors bowl three games across six lanes for guaranteed prizes of more than $60,000.

The Fourth Annual Team Tournament will have teams of men, women and mixed squads with guaranteed prizes of more than $15,000.

All of the above tournaments started in May and will run weekends through Labor Day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. After Labor Day, the tournament runs Saturday and Sunday. Call (800) 326-2695 formore information.


Yesterday, the 18th-annual Coca-Cola National Duckpin Youth Championships took place at Greenway Bowl East in Baltimore, with 32 teams

competing for four divisional titles.

Those four divisions consist of preps, 7-9 years old; bantams, 10-12 years old; juniors, 13-15 years old; and majors, 16-21.

Teams were from Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia and metro Washington. Teams advanced to the finals by winning their respective state/regional competitions.

Two teams from Mount Airy -- one in the junior division and one in the major division -- took part. Next week I'lllet you know how they did.

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