YOUTH TRAVELERS’ TYLER KEEFE SMOKES MONTVALE WITH STELLAR 718 SET
Montvale, NJ 10-26-14 – North Arlington anchor Tyler Keefe led all Stan Niemiec youth keglers with an impressive 225-247-246: 718, powering his squad to a hard-earned 2958-2903 win over Bowler City III. Also scoring well for the victors were Vin Amato 203-210: 601 and Chris Liloia 208-212. BC III salvaged two points in a spectacular middle game triumph, 1070-1000 as Nathan Tombo fired 223 and Greg Khan blasted 242. The latter added a closing 212, giving him a 638 set and a twelve-game 200 average. Teammates’ Derek Lewandowski and Dana Laloo chipped in with 197 and 190 respectively.
Power-laden Bowler City I put on a clinic, sweeping three games from Holiday II with a scratch 2395 behind the combined efforts of Kyle Schellberg 226-232-223: 681, James Kane 225-203-247: 675 and Anthony Rizzo 220-192. Primarily due to Al Chamberlain’s huge 236, Holiday II stayed with BC I in the middle game, only to fall nineteen pins shy.
In a match aptly described by one of the Boonton coaches as a “nail-biter”, defending champ Holiday I dropped five points to Boonton, 2914-2853. Game two was a classic nip and tuck contest, with Boonton edging Holiday I, 1015-1011. Leading the winners were anchor Erik Kattermann 232-222: 636, Sean McGuire 191-190 and Matt Chang 183. Posting deuces for Holiday I were Jon Mormando 238-228: 658, Nick Cilento 212 and Alex McGuire 204.
In another highly competitive match, Montvale outscored T-Bowl, 2793-2733. In the finale, with just two pins separating the combatants, Montvale’s Henry Tipping answered T-Bowl’s Matt Morris strike for strike in the tenth frame to give his quartet the game, 979-977 and five of the seven points. Henry finished with 235: 594 and Matt posted the match’s high set with 651, fashioned with a pair of 235s. Montvale benefited from Nick Fabiano 186-192: 558 and Dan Sproviero 183 while T-Bowl’s Pat Mayer closed strong with 193.
Fair Lawn, riding the hot hand of Steve Plaszky 204-204: 596 with fine support from Tyler Nappi 200, Hassan Izzard 183 and Madison Perry 180, rolled over short-handed Bowler City II, 2784-2622. Highlight for BC II was Arielle Wallace’s clean game 216 finish. Completing the session’s schedule, Lodi earned two points from the vacancy behind Steve Kropilak 186-177, Louis Ferrante 174 and newcomer Brandon Voorhees 172.