Ten lanes, 120 pins and 86.9 seconds.
That’s what it took for Ben Ketola to set the world record for quickest perfect game in bowling.
Ketola hustled from lane to lane at 281 Bowl in Cortland, N.Y., nailing strike after strike with his two-handed release on his way to a historic 300.
The United States Bowling Congress does not keep records for speed, but Ketola knocked off pro bowler Tom Dougherty’s 2015 time of 90.99 seconds.
After releasing what would be his 10th strike, Ketola decided to dart across the alley and take aim once again at the first lane, entirely neglecting that Lane 8 was primed and ready just two spots away from him.
Regardless, the move leaves room for the 23-year-old from Preble, N.Y. to shed some time on his next run.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — As the new head of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Rob Urbach will have to overcome dwindling sponsorships, dog deaths, a recent dog-doping scandal and animal rights protests.
With all that drama, it seems fitting Urbach became hooked on the sport thanks to soap opera actress Susan Lucci.
Lucci, who starred on “All My Children,” and Urbach struck up a conversation on a 1999 flight to Anchorage, where she was taking part in the Iditarod’s ceremonial start and he was going skiing.
Urbach acknowledges the challenges for the Iditarod, but he says he’s faced significant tests in his previous roles, including as CEO of USA Triathlon.
He says there’s an opportunity to put out some fires for the Iditarod, while also protecting the race for the next 50 years.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) A gymnast who suffered a severe leg injury accomplished her goal of walking down the aisle at her wedding.
The Advocate reports Auburn University graduate Samantha Cerio shared photos on Instagram Monday of the ceremony in Fairhope.
The gymnast dislocated both knees and tore ligaments in both legs during a competition in April. After having surgery, she said she wanted to recover enough in time to walk down the aisle at the ceremony.
Cerio used crutches to cross the stage at her graduation in May. She earned a degree in aerospace engineering.
Cerio walked down the aisle free of crutches to marry fiance Trey Wood.