16-YR-OLD JOHNNY TOSCANO LIGHTS UP HOLIDAY BOWL WITH 268-772
Oakland, 10-04-15 – North Rockland H.S. junior Johnny Toscano ripped Holiday Bowl’s maples with a spectacular 268-257-247: 772 in leading unbeaten Hi-Tor to a stunning sweep of a strong Holiday I squad in Stan Niemiec Youth Travel play. The talented New York quartet pounded the plastic-coats with a 2588 net, an average of 215.67/player. Teammates’ Brandon Smith and Nino Sparta fired 247: 671 and 206: 604 respectively and Nick Sparta chipped in with a 196 single. Holiday I rolled well enough to win most matches, but couldn’t keep up with their sizzling opponents. Pacing H-I were Pompton Lakes’ junior Nick Cilento with a triple deuce [224-202-219] 645 while Indian Hills’ sophomore Ryan McGuire added 220: 604. Despite not posting any deuces, teammates’ Jon Mormando 196: 571 and David Neil 196: 559 had respectable threesomes.
Fair Lawn bounced back from a dismal opening week with an eye-popping 1028-1023-1022: 3073 handicap score as they shocked defending champion Bowler City I with a sweep of the seven points. Pacing the victors were Hawthorne junior Steve Plaszky 210-214-226: 650, 14-year-old Nick Greco 237: 613 and Matt Myers with an impressive 231 single. Best set for BC-I came from Paramus Catholic sophomore Jonmikal Sepero who tallied 205: 585.
Montvale dropped a well-played nail-biter to Boonton, 1004-1008, but stormed back with strong 1079-964 games to take five of seven points. 15-year-old Matt Russell, normally Montvale’s anchor, was the coach’s choice for third in the lineup this week and Matt stated his case for returning to the anchor slot by blitzing the lanes with 256-268-196: 720. Dan Sproviero had a superb middle game of 232 and 12-year-old Michaella Raab closed with a clean 183. Boonton received stellar outings from Montville junior Erik Kattermann 245-207-211: 663 and Peter Ho 235: 605; 13-year-old Mark Howarth, in his first appearance in Stan Niemiec play, came through with a 199 single and 14-year-old Adam Gelvan added a 194.
In a tightly contested faceoff, Bowler City III grabbed four of seven points from Holiday II who held onto the wood point, 2900-2852. BC-III had solid performances from Nick Reyes [a pair of 203s], newcomer Peter Bondy 197: 570 and Gianni Calzadilla 203: 567. Leading the way for Holiday II were Indian Hills’ junior southpaw Jared Duncan 216-201, Tom Chamberlain 211-192, Esteban Garcia 202 and Devin Crowley 201. Rounding out the day’s schedule, 13-year-old Louis Ferrante had a 214 and Allie Whitehouse a pair of 181s to carry Bowler City II to a sweep of the vacancy points.