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August 3, 1994 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It could be destiny, coincidence or just dumb luck. Whatever it is, Hobo Boothe will take it and not give it a second thought. Boothe, a 57-year-old resident of Canoga Park, has put more money in his bank account than any other player on the Professional Bowlers Assn. Senior Tour this year. He has earned $42,322, which was made possible only because he lost his job three years ago.
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August 3, 1994 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It could be destiny, coincidence or just dumb luck. Whatever it is, Hobo Boothe will take it and not give it a second thought. Boothe, a 57-year-old resident of Canoga Park, has put more money in his bank account than any other player on the Professional Bowlers Assn. Senior Tour this year. He has earned $42,322, which was made possible only because he lost his job three years ago.
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October 12, 1992
Hobo Boothe of Canoga Park bowled a 300 game and leads after one round of the Suncoast Pin Wheel Open at St. Petersburg, Fla.
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August 26, 1995
Ron Winger of Tarzana moved into second place only 12 pins out of the lead after two rounds Friday in the PBA Jackson Senior Championship at Jackson, Mich. John Handegard of Las Vegas held the lead with a 16-game total of 3,716, while Winger is in striking distance at 3,704. Hobo Boothe of Canoga Park is 17th at 3,597, and Barry Gurney of West Hills follows Boothe with 3,590 pins. The stepladder final is scheduled for Tuesday night.
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August 11, 1995
Twins Mike and Bob Bryan of Camarillo upset top-seeded Justin Gimelstob of Essex Falls, N.J., and Mike Russell of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 7-5, 6-4, in front of 4,000 fans Thursday to advance to the boys' 18-and-under doubles championship match in the U.S. Tennis Assn. Junior National tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Bryans, seeded third, will play second-seeded Ryan Wolters of San Jose and Kevin Kim of Fullerton Saturday in the final. If they win, the Bryans will likely gain their third No.
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August 10, 1995
Kevin Campbell, baseball coach at Monroe High the past 10 seasons, has resigned to spend more time with his family. Campbell, who will still teach at Monroe, said assistant coach Rick Sorrentino is likely to get the job. Sorrentino, 25, coached the Monroe summer team and will teach at Monroe in the fall. Monroe also lost catcher David Lusk and outfielder Josh Miranda, both junior starters, who have transferred to Kennedy. Lusk batted .360 and drove in 30 runs and Miranda hit .
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July 10, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Samardzija couldn't stop saying he was lucky. He must have repeated it 10 times after winning his first major bowling tournament and making his first final appearance in one since 1977. Weather conditions inside Palomar Lanes were so foul, he credited his winning the $75,000 Escondido Senior PBA Open to the miserable heat and humidity and the unpredictable lane conditions. It took a stifling heat wave to end a long drought.
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July 9, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Handegard spent many a day in his native Oregon cutting plywood and thinking about better places to be. Mostly, he dreamed about being on the road with the Professional Bowlers Assn. tour. His dream came true when he turned 50 in 1988 and joined the Senior PBA. Then he found the pressure was a nightmare. "I would beat myself to death when I bowled poorly," he said. "I filled my head with so many negative things. Finally, I said, 'Hell, here I am out on the road.
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July 5, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rod Millen of Newport Beach drove a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Toyota Celica to victory in the unlimited class in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado on Thursday but failed to crack the 10-minute barrier. Millen's car completed the 12.42-mile trip on a gravel road to the 14,100-foot summit in 10 minutes 13.6 seconds. He set the record of 10:04.06 in winning the unlimited class in 1994. The day's most unusual victory ride was by defending open wheel champion Gary Lee Kanawyer of Pismo Beach.
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July 23, 1993
Fellow bowlers were calling Ron Winger unstoppable after his victory in the Wyoming Valley Senior Open at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., earlier this month. Sixteen years on the PBA Tour produced no championships until May, when Winger won in Chicago. Anticipating his second victory in as many tournaments, Winger of Tarzana rolled a 300 game in the televised stepladder finals at Wilkes-Barre. Unstoppable? One day after his perfect game on July 1, a Canadian border official found Winger quite stoppable.
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August 5, 1994 | DANA HADDAD
For years, Ron Winger has made a substantial part of his living as a professional bowler. That makes him a gambler of sorts. A regular on the Professional Bowlers Assn. Senior Tour, Winger sponsors himself. But until this year, he always had something to fall back on in case his losses exceeded his winnings. He owned the pro shop at Corbin Bowl. But Corbin Bowl has been closed since January because of earthquake damage. And now Winger really knows what it's like to gamble.
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