2015-2016 Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League


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.


















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2015-2016 Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League


Hackensack, NJ 09-27-15  –  Passaic Tech senior Anthony Rizzo fired 258-248: 693, Dumont junior Kyle Schellberg added 227-204: 625 and Hackensack senior Janina Santoro chipped in with a 190 single as defending champion Bowler City I  took two of three games from last year’s runner-up squad from Holiday I, 2809-2693. Pacing the latter was Pompton Lakes’ junior Nick Cilento who crushed the maples with 252-230: 665; also contributing deuces were Indian Hills’ senior Alex McGuire 214 and Paramus Catholic grad Lilly Sigona 205.

Montville junior Erik Kattermann scorched the plastic-coats with 242-235: 670 and Montville freshman Adam Gelvan added a pair of deuces, 215-213 as Boonton prevailed in a tight match with Holiday II, 2783-2752, earning five of the seven points. Leading Holiday II were the Chamberlain brothers, Tom with a triple deuce 236-233-200: 669 and Wade with 210-207.

Using three new bowlers to aid Arielle Wallace, Bowler City II swept past Fair Lawn, 7-0; Jack Curillo had the lone team “200” with 213 while Arielle scored 180: 503 and Northern Highlands senior Allie Woodhouse 175: 502. Fair Lawn’s best effort came from Fair Lawn sophomore Tyler Nappi who after a below average opener, came roaring back with 232-225 while Hawthorne junior Steve Plaszky and Fair Lawn freshman Nick Greco contributed games of 203 and 194 respectively.

Led by Cliffside Park sophomore Gianni Calzadilla’s 203-200 with deuces from Ridgefield Park sophomore Derek Lewandowski 216 and Fort Lee junior David Grant 214, Bowler City III captured five of seven points from Montvale, 2868-2674. Posting deuces for the Montvale quartet were Tappan Zee sophomore Matt Russell 224 and Pascack Valley sophomore Henry Tipping 209.

Closing out the afternoon schedule, new entry Hi-Tor showed it would be a force with which to contend by easily snatching seven points from the vacancy with multiple “200” scores: North Rockland junior Johnny Toscano 235-221: 648, Rockland Community College freshman Antonino Sparta 203-211-206: 620 and Clarkstown North sophomore Brandon Smith 211-208: 609; the team’s net 2416 was the session’s best performance.



















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2015 Bergen County YBA Scholarship Tournament Results



Lodi, NJ  04-05-15 – The official results of the 50th Annual Bergen County YBA were posted this past weekend, confirming that Dumont sophomore Kyle Schellberg’s 2002 and Paramus Catholic sophomore Kristen Kane’s 1669 earned them this year’s scratch all-events titles. Kyle’s 289 was high net boys single while former Paramus Catholic standout Anastasia DeLeon’s 266 was tops among the girls as was her 658 set. Passaic Tech junior Isiah Tolbert’s 723 held up as boys best three-game score.

Tournament Winners in Handicap Events

Division “A” Singles – Greg Khan 745, Isiah Tolbert 729 and Dean Edwards 724.

Division “B” Singles – Justin Milligan 840, Scott Morris 756 and Gabriella Pangaro 734.

Division “A” Doubles – Shane Matthews & Nick Ciatto 1473, Keyshawn Stephens & Lanasia Neal 1461.

Division “B” Doubles – Allison Woodhouse & Nina Petersen 1433, Janina Santoro & Arielle Wallace 1402.

Division “A” Team – Kyle Schellberg, Wade, Tom & Al Chamberlain 2743.

Division “B” Team –  Dana-Marie Laloo, Emily Young, Tiffany Sucero & Madison Perry 2672.

Division “A” All-Events – Dean Edwards 2138 and Greg Khan 2013.

Division “B” All-Events – Derek Lewandowski 2275.

For a more detailed listing of tourney participants’ statistics, go to: j.rizzi.tripod.com/tresults.htm











Stan Niemiec YTL Season-Ending Tournament 03/29/15

* * * * * * *  STAN   NIEMIEC   YOUTH   TRAVEL   LEAGUE   * * * * * * *


Boonton, NJ 03-29-15 – The Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League held its 2014-15 Awards Presentations and season-ending Individual Handicap Tournament at Boonton Lanes Sunday. The beleaguered plastic-coats had nowhere to hide from the talented young keglers who time and time again blitzed the pin decks with devastating power; when the three-game sets were completed by the fifty-five entrants, the resulting numbers resembled what one might expect to view at a Professional Bowlers Tour event. There were twenty-five “600+” threesomes including six exceeding “700” to go along with seventy-two “200s”. In the Boys Division, 16-year-old Nutley junior Chris Liloia, the current two-time Essex County Individual High School Champion, came out of the gate with his best outing ever, a dazzling 300 gem and never looking back, captured the title by adding games of 231-227 for a net/handicap758/890. Finishing strong was PCTI junior Anthony Rizzo who tore through Boonton’s pins with 249-227-252: 728/833 followed by 11-year-old Joseph Mahoney 221-244-188: 653/821 and 15-year-old Steve Plaszky 253-266-211: 730/817. Other mammoth scores were Montville eighth-grader Peter Hancock’s 290 single, Lyndhurst senior Jordan Lopez 257: 709 and Montville sophomore Erik Kattermann 244: 700. Among the girls, Hackensack junior Janina Santoro stormed to a career-best 266-226-220: 712/895 to take first place, holding off North Jersey Bowler of the Year Emily Young 225-210-256: 691/844. Also rolling well were 13-year-old Margaux Lesser 201: 553/802 and Paramus junior Haley Hassan 220-214: 611/788.

2014-15 Stan Niemiec YTL Award Winners:

Team Champion:  Bowler City I [110-65], Second Place: Holiday I [102-73], Third Place: Boonton [94-81].

Boys                                                                                         Girls                                         _____

High Average:  Jordan  Lopez                    218.67              Lilly          Sigona        184.90

High Series   :  Erik      Kattermann           780                  Kristen      Kane           666

High Game   :  Jordan  Lopez, Kyle Schellberg   300       Arielle       Wallace       250

Hdcp Series  :  Nathan Tombo                   930                  Gianni       Calzadilla    837

Hdcp Game  :   Peter Hancock, Steve Plaszky    334       Emily        Young         304



















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2015 Bergen County YBA Scholarship Tournament



Lodi, NJ  03-28-15 – It will likely be another week before the official results of the 50th Annual BC USBC YBA Scholarship Tourney held last weekend at Lodi Lanes are posted online. Of last year’s thirty-one Division “A” Singles participants, an event won by Zack Vitelli [756], twenty-four returned to give it another shot. Co-winners in Division “B” Singles with 793, Allison Homler and Marissa Cosentini, also returned along with most of last season’s entrants. Actually, as the writer reviewed the 2014 entries, very few chose not to play this year in the popular sanctioned handicap youth scholarship tournament.  A quick glance at other 2014 winners: Division A Doubles – Zachary Seegers and Jordan Lopez [1596[; Division B – Katrina and Steve Plaszky [1573]; Division A Team – Ryan Perez, Arielle Wallace, Brittany Hovan and Alex Vorhees [2918]; Division B – Kristen Benavente, Gabriella & Marissa Stellacci and Matt Macchione [3140]; All Events Division A – Nathan Tombo [2163]; All Events Division B – Matt Macchione [2312]; Boys All Events Scratch – Jake Rollins [2135]; High Set Scratch – Jake Rollins [825]; High Game Scratch – Donovan Battistus, Jake Rollins [300]; Girls All Events Scratch – Ana DeLeon [1915]; High Set Scratch – Ana DeLeon [665]; High Game Scratch – Ana DeLeon [259].

As to this year’s competition, some impressive net scores were delivered: Kyle Schellberg 289, Greg Khan 280, Al Chamberlain 269, Nick Cilento 268, Ana DeLeon 266, David Grant 265, Nick Reyes 258 and Keyshawn Stephens 254. Plenty of huge three-game sets as well: Isiah Tolbert 729, Kyle Schellberg 697-693-612, Dean Edwards 694-646, Al Chamberlain 692-665, Greg Khan 688, Matt Burzynski 685, Nick Cilento 680-641, Keyshawn Stephens 676, Tom Chamberlain 666, Justin Milligan 663, Anthony Rizzo 662-609, Ana DeLeon 658, James Kane 657-605, Nick Reyes 649, Derek Lewandowski 646, Tyler Keefe 643, Lilly Sigona 642, Jordan Lopez 639-619, Marissa Rivers 637-617, David Grant 634 Johnny Toscano 624. Unofficial Handicap Events Leaders:  “A” Singles – Ana DeLeon 751; “B” Singles – Gabriella Pangaro 734; “A” Doubles – Shane Mathews & Nick Ciatto 1473; “B” Doubles – Allison Woodhouse & Nina Peterson 1436;  “A” Team – Kyle Schellberg with Al, Tom & Wade Chamberlain 2746; “B” Team – Dana-Marie Laloo, Tiffany Sucereo, Emily Young & Madison Perry 2672; Girls All Events – Michaella Raab 2114.







2014-15 Bergen Record All-North Jersey* H.S. Bowling Teams

 [03-22-15] – All-North Jersey is asterisked since it only includes Bergen-Passaic players as selected by the Bergen Record:


Boys First Team: Pompton Lakes sophomore Nick Cilento, Paramus Catholic senior James Kane, Bergenfield senior Greg Khan, Lyndhurst senior Jordan Lopez, Dumont sophomore Kyle Schellberg, Lyndhurst senior Daijon Smith, Passaic County Tech [PCTI] junior Isiah Tolbert.

Second Team:  Pompton Lakes senior Frank Magyar, DePaul senior Joseph Malyack, Indian Hills junior Alex McGuire, Indian Hills sophomore Jonathan Mormando, Bergenfield junior Nick Reyes, West Milford senior Jeremy Scott, Wallington senior Zachary Seegers.

Bowler of the Year:  Lyndhurst senior Daijon Smith

Team of the Year:   Lyndhurst Golden Bears

Coach of the Year:  Indian Hills’ Mike Michels


Girls First Team:  Paramus Catholic sophomore Kristen Kane, Ridgefield Park sophomore Danielle Quitola, Westwood senior Marissa Rivers, Hackensack junior Janina Santoro, Paramus Catholic senior Lilly Sigona, Wayne Valley junior Kristine Verbeke, Lyndhurst senior Emily Young.

Second Team:  Westwood sophomore Kristen Benavente, Westwood senior Rebecca Davies, Paramus junior Haley Hassan, Pompton Lakes senior Julieanne Kornberg, Clifton sophomore Gabriella Pangaro, Hawthorne sophomore Madison Perry, Holy Angels [AHA] sophomore Tiffany Sucero.

Bowler of the Year:  Lyndhurst senior Emily Young

Team of the Year:    Westwood Cardinals

Coach of the Year:   Westwood’s Dan Rattacasa










Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League Finale 03-22-15


  Montvale, NJ 03-22-15 –   Sixteen Stan Niemiec youth bowlers were named by the Bergen Record to its all Bergen-Passaic H.S. All-Star teams and the Star-Ledger selected seven for All-State honors. In the young travelers’ final session, held at Montvale Lanes, justification for those picks was certainly evident. Lyndhurst senior Jordan Lopez, who had rolled a perfect game during the season for his school, added one Sunday and then followed with 279, giving him 750, the day’s best set. Jordan’s incredible twenty-three strikes in his closing twenty-four frames propelled his North Arlington squad to five of seven points against Lodi and league high average of 218.67; other deuces for the winners were: Vin Amato 216, Haley Hassan 205-202 and Jenai Bacote 200; Pacing Lodi were Steve Kropilak 256 and Nick Ferrante 231.  Pompton Lakes’ sophomore Nick Cilento, this year’s state champion, strung an opening game eleven strikes before ending with a nine-count for 299; Nick then added 216-204 to finish with 719. His Holiday I quartet fired a blistering 2710 net in clinching second place with a sweep of Bowler City II; Frank Magyar set the table for the victors with an impressive high roller consistency, posting 239-246-255: 740; Alex McGuire contributed 259-257: 696 and Lilly Sigona added 189: 555. Pummeling the pins for BC II were Dean Edwards 221-222: 638, Matt Burzynski 218, George Held 193: 558 and Emily Young 191: 552. This year’s champion Bowler City I squad ended its season with a huge 922: 2535 net, capturing seven points to compile a 110-65 record. Kristen Kane came away with girls’ season best set, 225-205-236: 666, clearly ecstatic that she outscored her male teammates. Her brother James came close, rolling 257-207: 662, Jon Mikal Sepero added 244-201: 625 and Anthony Rizzo 235-204.

There was a one-game playoff for third place among three teams and Boonton’s players, having come from behind to earn the tie by firing an 889 net, stayed torrid, firing a 1027 gross to run away from Holiday II’s 976 and Bowler City II’s 917. Peter Hancock delivered 258, Sean McGuire 211 and Adam Gelvan 205 for the win. In its earlier match against Holiday II, Boonton took four points: Matt Chang 235, Sean McGuire 228-213, Peter Hancock 222 and Adam Gelvan 204. Tops for H II were: Joe Malyack 258-214-247: 719, Craig Oriente 246-220-234: 700, Justin Milligan 202-192 and Devin Crowley 195. Matt Russell blasted 233-215-228: 676, Henry Tipping 220 and Nick Fabiano 200-197 for Montvale which managed three points from Fair Lawn’s squad: Steve Plaszky 265: 628, Hunter Perry 246: 602 and Tyler Nappi 216-203. Bowler City III topped T-Bowl behind Gianni Calzadillo 245-210: 629, Greg Khan 208, Nick Reyes 203 & Derek Lewandowski 193; Matt Morris led T-Bowl with 225-204: 615.


























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