2017-18 Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League Report


West Haverstraw, NY 02-18-18 – The Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League visited Hi-Tor Lanes, the home house for the two New York teams and Hi-Tor II’s Nancy Kohut took advantage big time, firing a season best 743 set to lead her team to a sweep of T-Bowl, 2939-2648. The 14-year-old North Rockland H.S. freshman was locked in from the get-go, lighting up the leaderboard with telephone numbers of 242-267-234, lifting her average to a thirty-game 202 mark. As leadoff player, Nancy set the table for her teammates who posted strong numbers as well: Nicole Cona 618 [216-191-211], Tor Varano 212: 580 and Mercedes Morel 214. Shorthanded T-Bowl was missing three of its regular bowlers, but newcomers’ Eric Rudow and Dino Stoupakis filled in nicely, with Eric, a Wayne Hills senior, posting 189: 543 and Dino, a Passaic Tech freshman, coming through with a 222 single. Chris Rysz, the lone regular, closed with creditable scores of 197-194.

It took another huge scoring session for Holiday to come away with five of seven points against league-leading Lodi, 3035-2971. For the second straight week, Holiday broke the “2600” scratch barrier, this time splintering the pin decks with 930: 2609 with all four players rolling “600+”. Sizzling Tom Chamberlain blasted 695 [254-247-194] and southpaw Jared Duncan 685 [278-201-206]; David Neil added 626 [204-223-199] and Rachel Duncan 603 [194-221-188] as Holiday outdistanced Lodi, 1072-1002, 1034-1002, before falling 967-929 in the finale. Scattering the pins for Lodi was Hawthorne junior Hunter Perry with a stellar 704 [232-238-234] with help from Nick Greco 220-212, Krista Eskow 223 and Tyler Nappi 185. With four weeks to play, Lodi maintains a twelve point spread on Hi-Tor II and thirteen on surging defending champ Holiday.

After falling 996-940 in game one to Bowler City II, Montvale came back strong to take the other contests, but four sticks shy of the wood point, settling for a 4-3 triumph. Pounding the pin decks for Montvale were Brian Biml 657 [223-247-187], Matt Russell 644 [237-203-204], Chris Torres 192-213 and Michaella Raab 192. Spearheading BC II was Peter Bondy 612 [195-237-180] with support from Eric Weiss 216, Derek Lewandowski 207: 571 and Mia Aish 176.

Hi-Tor I produced three “600s” on its home lanes, led by a sterling outing from Vincent Avallone 686 [237-235-214] with significant high roller numbers from Dylan Bulusan 658 [231-235-192] and a triple deuce from Nicholas Varano 623 [207-202-214]; Alisha Khan added a 184 and Hi-Tor I went on to snare five of seven points in their match against Bowler City I.

Boys Average Leaders [27+ games]: Nicholas Varano 226.7, Tom Chamberlain 222.5, Dylan Bulusan 216.6, Trevor Deliantis 213.3, Joseph Mahoney 212.8.

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2018 NJSIAA Girls Team Championships


North Brunswick, NJ 02/16/18 – Twenty-four Sectional Girls Champions got together at Bowlero Carolier to vie for State Group Titles and ultimately, the coveted Tournament of Champions Crown. There were few surprises as the favorites quickly took control except in the loaded Group 3 where defending T of C champion Warren Hills had to fend off a strong field. Emerging as Group 1 winner was Matawan, beating out Carteret and Maple Shade; the North contenders Mother Seton and Dumont finished fourth and sixth respectively. In Group 2, the state’s fifth ranked Lacey Township powerhouse from the Shore Conference won its battle with Colts Neck and Manchester Township; the North’s Bergen County runner-up Mahwah had the best overall performance of the four Bergen County entrants, finishing fourth as freshman Michaella Raab sandwiched a split-plagued sub-par middle game with two stellar scores of 236-243. Warren Hills led Group 3 from start to finish with 2870 the day’s top threesome and needed that effort to stave off surging Toms River South and Freehold Township. The State’s top-ranked squad Toms River North prevailed in Group 4 against powerful Shore Conference rival, defending group champion Brick Memorial.

The Baker Format stage was predictably set as Warren Hills squeaked past a stubborn Matawan quintet, another member of the talent-rich Shore Conference and faced off against Toms River North which advanced by beating Lacey, 3-1. The Mariners, buoyed by newly crowned state individual champion sophomore Kamerin Peters, were consistently solid, outscoring the Blue Streaks, 3-1 to deny them a repeat of the T of C crown, which now belonged to Toms River North; it was a momentous achievement, given that TRN had not won a state title in 22 years.

High Individual Games: Ciana Sanchez [Toms River South] 280, Sarah Orensky [Freehold Twp] 260, Christina Gonzalez [Brick Twp] 255

Group Results: 1 – Matawan 2417, Carteret 2341, Maple Shade 2117, Mother Seton 1913, 6th: Dumont 1893; 2 – Lacey Twp 2807, Colts Neck 2748, Manchester Twp 2682, Mahwah 2505, 6th: AHA 2285; 3 – Warren Hills 2870, Toms River South 2748, Freehold Twp 2667, 6th: Teaneck 2391; 4 – Toms River North 2755, Brick Memorial 2694, Monroe Twp 2462, 5th: Bergen Tech 2410, 6th: Ridgewood 2154

T of C semi-finals: #1 seed Warren Hills wins tiebreaker, 195-174 against #4 Matawan, 3.5-2.5; #3 Toms River North takes out #2 Lacey Twp, 3-1

T of C final: Toms River North wins crown, 3-1 over defending state champ Warren Hills, 3-1 [207-182, 226-188, 233-269, 205-200]

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2018 NJSIAA Girls Individual Tournament of Champions


North Brunswick, NJ 02/14/18 – At Bowlero Carolier, Toms River North sophomore Kamerin Peters lost last year’s championship by a scant two pins and was determined to see that didn’t happen in yesterday’s event. Peters followed up her 258: 687 qualifying round with a stunning 740 [227-257-256] in round two to snare the top seed in the stepladder finals, as she did last year. She waited patiently, watching the other finalists battle for the chance to meet her. Warren Hills’ Olivia Ostrander, the fifth seed by virtue of her 1304 [689-615], got past 2016 champion Lanasia Neal [South Plainfield], the fourth seed 1331 [614-717], 228-212, but fell to third seed Lauren Marks [Parsippany] 1338 [654-684], 175-174; Marks never got untracked against second seed Brittany Lucci [Hamilton West] 1416 [678-738] who seemed untouchable, scorching the maples with 279 to Marks’ 182. Unfazed by Lucci’s six-game hot streak [1486 or 247.67], Peters sprang from the gate with four strikes, threw a nine-count spare, then went out the door for 279 and garnered the championship trophy. Lucci may well have tired, and was unable to muster any offense against Peters, finishing with 140.

Other than Ostrander and Marks, those from North Jersey making the second round cut but failing to scale the stepladder were: Hayley D’Alessandro [Wayne Valley] 251: 679, Amelia Brunda [Holy Angels] 257: 666, Jamie Paddock [Montville] 245: 623 and Kelcie Mannon [Warren Hills] 257: 608.

Just missing the cut by four pins was Wayne Valley sophomore Marissa Cosentini 234: 599.

Others not mentioned above who also made the first round cut: Totiana Miranda [Cumberland] 242: 691, Juliana Forbes [Brick Twp] 237: 687, Katie Robb [Kingsway] 236: 648, Caylin Ryan [Brick Twp] 246: 640, Victoria Parranello [Freehold] 243: 622, Jaden Schaefer [Freehold Twp] 226: 614, Trinity Gray [NB] 222: 614, Madison Steinbeck [EB] 225: 605 and Paige Peters [TRN] 215: 603; Peters tied Larissa Fiore [Colonia] 603, but advanced in two frame rolloff, 27-25.

 First Round High Game Awards: Kamerin Peters [TRN] 258, Kelcie Mannon [WH] 257, Amelia Brunda [AHA] 257 and Hayley D’Alessandro [WV] 251.

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2018 NJSIAA Boys Individual Tournament of Champions


North Brunswick, NJ 02/14/18 – Somewhat unfamiliar with Steinert? That’s because the Hamilton Township school doesn’t have a bowling team, despite harboring the 2017 individual state champion Ryan Carlisi. It didn’t dissuade the Spartans’ senior from taking another shot at the title. This time, the demonstrative right-hander left nothing to chance, firing a perfect game as part of an off the charts 824 in the qualifying round, providing him a sixty-six pin cushion starting round two and lost only thirteen sticks of it, adding 713 for a 1537 six-game score while lefty Kyle Oliveri of Toms River South compiled 1484, blasting 735 to go with his 749, managing to roll a 277 game in each of the sets. It was East Brunswick southpaw Daniel Lenk left to face Carlisi after stopping Oliveri 233-183. Lenk was tough, finishing with 711 for his three stepladder games, but his 248 was no match for Carlisi who envisioned becoming the first finalist to roll a perfect score since Glen Rock’s Jake Rollins accomplished the feat in 2014. Ryan seemed unnerved when he released his twelfth shot, but it was too far right and came back in light, barely reaching the pocket, leaving the 2-pin standing for his 299.

The cut-off for the eighteen qualifiers’ second three-game set was 660, not as massive as last year’s 686, but difficult enough to reach. Those from Bergen-Passaic who did were: Pompton Lakes’ senior Michael Milligan who tallied the highest threesome of his career with 279: 756 to enter the second round in third position. He cooled off however and finished fifteenth with 1284; he shared the third high game award of 279 with Mahwah senior Tyler Klein who ended the day in sixteenth with 1273. Best overall performance from up North was Clifton’s Johann Gamo who wound up in tenth spot with 1339 [667-672]; Hawthorne’s Hunter Perry and Park Ridge freshman Joseph Mahoney scored 1300 to share twelfth position and Leonia’s Jin Hyuk Hong in eighteenth with 1171. Rolling well, but failing to reach the second round were Pascack Valley’s Trevor Lauber 653 and Henry Tipping 628 along with Ridgefield Park’s Derek Lewandowski 644, Lakeland’s Ray Schmitt 642 and West Milford’s Ralph Utter 631.

Stepladder Five: #5 Evan Weinberg [Dayton] over #4 Brian Garafino [Howell], 236-184; #3 Daniel Lenk [East Brunswick] over #5 Weinberg, 230-224; #3 Lenk over #2 Kyle Oliveri [Toms River South], 233-183;   #1 Ryan Carlisi [Steinert] 299-248 over #3 Lenk.

1st Round High Games: Carlisi 300, Ed Ross [Absegami] 280, Klein, Milligan 279.

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2017-18 North Jersey H.S. Bowling Report


02/14/18 – All Division winners in both the Big North Conference [BNC] and the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference [NJIC] have been determined. All that remains are the NJSIAA Individual Boys/Girls Tournament of Champions on this morning and the Girls Team Championships on Friday, both conducted at Bowlero Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick. In March, the Bergen and   County Coaches Associations will announce first and second team selections along with honorable mention players.

NJIC Coed Division Winners: Pompton Lakes [Colonial], North Arlington [Meadowlands] and Leonia [Patriot].

BNC Boys Division Winners: Fort Lee [American], Indian Hills [Freedom], Wayne Hills [Independence], Clifton [Liberty], Pascack Valley [National], Mahwah [Patriot],  Bergen Catholic and Paramus Catholic [United].

Top Boys’ Weighted Averages: Jordan Tse [Dem] 222.8, Nicholas Greco [FL] 215.7, Joseph Mahoney [PR] 213.8, Johann Gamo [Clft] 213.2, Joe Paolillo [Clft] 212.0, Brian Skettini [Rwd] 211.9, Ryan McGuire [IH] 211.1, Matt Myers [Rwd] 208.1, Tom Luchetta [WH] 205.8, Andrew Finke [WM] 205.6, Dylan Heinold [WH] 205.4, Brian Biml [PV] 204.6, Henry Tipping [PV] 204.0, Michael Polanco [Pass] 203.3, Ralph Utter [WM] 202.4, Sean Cruz [Clft] 202.2, Mike Lavell [Lyn] 200.6, Trevor Lauber [PV] 200.6, Trevor Deliantis [Bec] & Peter Bondy [Bfld] 198.4

BNC Girls Division Winners: Dumont [American], Hackensack [Freedom], Wayne Valley [Independence], Bergen Tech [Liberty], Teaneck [National], Mahwah [Patriot] and Paramus Catholic [United].

Top Girls’ Weighted Averages: Marissa Cosentini [WV] 205.7, Victoria Vucak [PC] 189.1, Gabrielle Capalad [Leo] 186.0, Margaux Lesser [Tea] 182.9, Rachel Duncan [IH] 182.8, Arielle Wallace [Hack] 181.6, Krista Eskow [FL] 179.9, Lindsay Pepper [Ram] 178.7, Mia Aish [Tea] 178.6, Michaella Raab [Mah] 178.2, Amelia Brunda [AHA] 175.8, Annie Quinn [Hack] 172.8 and Hayley D’Alessandro [WV] 170.5

Good luck to all the boys/girls individual entrants this morning and to the girls’ teams on Friday.


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2018 NJSIAA Boys Team Championships


North Brunswick, NJ 02/12/18 – New Jersey’s top ranked and defending T of C champion East Brunswick flexed its muscles as it had all season in Group 3, leading from start to finish and earning its way to the Tournament of Champions semi-finals at Carolier. As game three was coming to a close, the Bears did have to stare in disbelief at Brick Memorial’s remarkable surge; the Shore Conference powerhouse, sixth heading into the finale and 198 pins back of the leaders, put together a dazzling finish, firing the day’s high game of 1173 to finish second, just forty sticks back. Group 3 went to Woodbridge which scored 3185, the morning’s best threesome; the Barrons didn’t coast, however, as Toms River South stayed with them after falling behind by 108 pins after game one. Group 2 favorite Sussex Tech didn’t disappoint, keeping St Joseph Metuchen at bay en route to repeating as champion. If there was a surprise at all, it was in the small schools’ Group 1. One might have expected a tossup between Hudson Catholic and North Arlington, but it was Shore Conference’s St Rose which held off Matawan Regional’s Huskies.

The Tournament of Champions was expected to come down to defending champion East Brunswick and Woodbridge, but in a shocking upset, St Rose’s Purple Roses squad, benefiting from the Baker format, eliminated the Bears, 3-1. Woodbridge was extended to the limit, surviving a tiebreaker against, Sussex Tech, 3 ½ – 2 ½. The Barrons then joined Sayreville as the only schools to win multiple T of C titles by sweeping St Rose [Belmar], 3-0.

Tournament’s High Individual Games: Joe Paolillo Clifton 279: 715, matched by Sussex Tech’s Danny McNeilly and Jackson Liberty freshman Justin Bohn; East Brunswick’s southpaw Daniel Lenk recorded 278 with Pascack Valley’s Henry Tipping and Roselle’s [Abraham Clark] Luis Torres tallying 269.

Best finishes among Bergen-Passaic entries were Group 2’s Mahwah which finished third; Group 4’s Pascack Valley rode senior Henry Tipping’s 269: 729 to a fourth place finish; North Arlington took fourth spot in Group 1 as senior Brandon Barth posted a 257 and junior Eric McKenna a 676 set. Senior Jordan Tse, Bergen County’s top bowler, had 247: 638 in leading Demarest to fifth place in Group 3.

T of C semi-finals: Top Seed Woodbridge over 4th seed Sussex Tech [181-176, 191-191, 139-184, 247-216, 200-247, tiebreaker to the Barrons]; 3rd seed St Rose [Belmar] 3-1 over 2nd seed East Brunswick.

T of C final: Woodbridge over St Rose, 3-0 [231-169, 211-199, 202-176]


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2017-18 Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League Report


Lodi, NJ 02-11-18 – In Stan Niemiec YTL action at Lodi Lanes, defending champion Holiday drubbed the plastic-coats, firing eleven “200s” in recording the day’s top net set 928: 2606 as it slammed its way to seven points against Bowler City I; torrid Tom Chamberlain led Holiday’s high rollers with 713 [226-239-248] and was joined in the pin-mashing by southpaw Jared Duncan 680 [201-213-266], David Neil 625 [206-219-200] and Michael Milligan 207-214; rolling fine numbers for Bowler City I were Hi Tech freshman John Behr 221-190, Teaneck sophomores’ Trevor Savoye, Margaux Lesser with 206-185 and 190 respectively and Peyton Esposito’s over-average 178.

In a thrilling face-off, league-leading Lodi’s runaway freight train was slowed by Hi-Tor II’s talented distaffers who bounced back from an opening game pasting to snare four points. The exciting second contest produced six huge deuces in the session’s best encounter won by Hi-Tor II 885: 1056 to 872: 1037 who then went on to capture the finale, 975-949. In that stellar middle game, the victors lit up the leaderboard with Akira Deloatch’s 241, Mercedes Morel’s 237 and Olivia Kohut’s 235; Lodi countered with Jake Nappi’s 250, Hunter Perry’s 237 and Trevor Deliantis’ 215. The match included fifteen “200s”: pulverizing the pins for the victors were Akira Deloatch 659 [204-241-214], Mercedes Morel 640 [237-221], Olivia Kohut 235 and Nancy Kohut 205; Lodi pummeled the pin decks with Jake Nappi’s 678 [258-250], Hunter Perry’s 662 [200-237-225] and Trevor Deliantis’ 639 [215-215-209]; Amanda Madara chipped in with 186-180.

In a match-up where both teams played short-handed, Montvale overcame a slow start to win five of seven points from Hi-Tor I, 2708-2632; anchor Henry Tipping led the winners with 661 [192-202-267], stringing ten strikes after a first frame open in the finale; Brian Biml had one huge game of 277 and Ryan Kitz recovered after a sub-par opener to pencil in fine scores of 219-192. Hi-Tor I’s young anchor continued to play havoc with the maples, crushing them to the tune of 689 [244-234-211], lifting his thirty game average to a flashy 216.37; also posting good numbers were Alisha Khan 201 and Mark Shapiro 193.

T-Bowl remained in a tie for second place by taking four of seven points from Bowler City II; Tom Luchetta, normally the anchor, delivered terrific 278-232 scores from the leadoff position while teammates’ Dylan Heinold and Chris Rysz contributed 193 and 181 respectively. George Ferguson engineered the third game three-point triumph for BC II with 234, helped out by Michael Bellifemini’s 189 and Teaneck sophomore Mia Aish’s 191; Michael posted the team’s other deuce with an opening game 203.



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