NICK REYES 287, ANTHONY RIZZO 717 IGNITE YOUTH TRAVELERS PLAY
Oakland, NJ 02-07-16 – Four of Stan Niemiec YTL’s teams crushed the beleaguered pins with “2400+”, an average of better than 200 for the four-player three-game sets. The session produced sixteen “600s” including a “700” and five “650” threesomes to go along with forty-three deuces. The young bowlers use six venues in the travel league, but you get only one guess as to where they bowled on Sunday. If you said Holiday Bowl, then you did your homework since the house is widely considered as one of the more bowler-friendly establishments used by the league. That being said, don’t belittle the accomplishments of these skillful youth travelers; their ability to read lane conditions and adjust accordingly are primarily the reasons they’re able to produce the huge numbers seen on Sunday. With that impromptu editorial out of the way, let’s take a peek below at those fine scores.
Pace-setting Bowler City III returned to its winning formula, assaulting the pin deck with a 2451 net threesome to sweep past Holiday I. Bergenfield senior Nick Reyes opened his afternoon with a ten-strike run for BC III, but was stymied on his eleventh delivery, resulting in his leaving the 3-6-10 which he converted to finish with 287, the session’s best single; adding games of 184-200, Reyes led his squad with 671 and they followed suit with impressive scores of their own: Derek Lewandowski 208-207: 611, Tiffany Sucero 235-205: 609 and Gianni Calzadilla 221: 560. Holiday I’s offense was sparked by Frank Magyar 237-218: 646 and Alex McGuire 214-213: 623. In other match-ups, Anthony Rizzo flattened the maples with 221-238-258: 717, the day’s best set, JonMikal Supero stroked 216-222: 615 and Kristen Kane 195-193 to lead Bowler City I to four of seven points against Bowler City II, taking the finale in a barn-burner, 1036-1019. BC II had standout marks from Matt Burzynski 255-235: 679, Matt Ramos 202-199 and Margaux Lesser 199. Hi-Tor’s Johnny Toscano remained ablaze, firing 278: 688, Brandon Smith had 209 and Justin Ramos 201, but the New Yorkers’ four-match win skein came to a screeching halt at the hands of a torrid Montvale quartet: Joseph “Hammer” Mahoney 223-215: 630, Henry Tipping 245-211: 626, Matt Russell 244: 624 and James Reagan-Ward 213.
Holiday II, despite being clipped 2962-2901, managed to snare two close games from Fair Lawn to earn a 4-3 decision. Clearing the lanes were Tom Chamberlain 211-200: 601, Esteban Garcia a pair of 203s and Michael Milligan a 189; Fair Lawn put up some hefty numbers: Steve Plaszky 205-234-246: 685, Nick Greco 246: 617, Madison Perry 215 and Hunter Perry 207. Rounding out the session, Montville freshman Adam Gelvan exploded with 258-223: 654 and Peter Hancock added 246 to carry Boonton to a sweep of seven points from the vacancy.