2016-17 North Jersey H.S. Bowling Report


Hackensack, NJ 01/21/17 – Nine of the seventeen Group 1-2 schools and eight of the fifteen Group 3-4 entrants advanced to the three-game afternoon session. The Group 1-2 morning leaders were unable to hold off Lyndhurst which came from sixth place to run from the pack with a sizzling 1119: 3086. Matched against each other in Group 3-4, Pascack Valley dominated Indian Hills, 2964-2700 to capture the Bergen County Crown as well as the Group 3-4 Title. The “Cinderfella” story clearly belonged to Group 1-2 Glen Rock which finished the AM set fifth, a surprise in itself, and then, largely on the strength of sixth game heroics from captain Matt Carbone 280, Steve Lis 235 and Matt Pissaro 222, blitzed the pin decks with 1018 to grab second place. The morning matches produced the individual high game/series winners, Tom McGrath [Ramsey] 266 and Kyle Laube [Bergen Catholic] 670.

Team Overall Statistics: Pascack Valley 2966-2964: 5930, Lyndhurst 2677-3086: 5763, Indian Hills 3008-2700: 5708, Ridgewood 2829-2752: 5581, Bergen Catholic 2860-2716: 5576, Glen Rock 2693-2824: 5517, North Arlington 2825-2659: 5484, Fair Lawn 2623-2782: 5405, St Joseph’s [Mont.] 2706-2695: 5401, Demarest 2767-2620: 5387, Ridgefield Park 2767-2618: 5385, Teaneck 2616-2685: 5301, Fort Lee 2856-2431: 5287, Hasbrouck Heights 2604-2674: 5278, Westwood 2622-2500: 5122, Dumont 2583-2459: 5042 and Paramus Catholic 2598-2432: 5030.

Group 1-2 Winners: Lyndhurst, Glen Rock

Group 3-4 Winners: Pascack Valley, Indian Hills

Top Individual Results: Ryan Donohue [Lyn] 266: 695, Derek Lewandowski [RP] 258: 689, Kyle Laube [BC] 265: 670, Tom Smith [PV] 227: 667, Matt Meyer [Rwd] 267: 665, Kyle Schellberg [Dum] 258: 661, Ryan McGuire [IH] 246: 659, Nick Greco [FL] 235: 658, Troy Villani [Lyn] 243: 652, Matt Carbone [GR] 280: 648, Jared Duncan [IH] 252: 642, Steve Lis [GR] 235: 642 and Tyler Nappi [FL] 233: 640.

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Elmwood Park, NJ 01/20/17 – There were no surprises in this year’s Passaic County Tournament as powerful Pompton Lakes cruised to the boys title behind Nick Cilento 697 and David Neil 663. In the girls division, favorite Wayne Valley broke loose early and never looked back, coasting to its fifth straight county crown.

Individual standouts were Clifton sophomore Johann Gamo who stirred the crowd by opening his set with ten strikes, before a stubborn 4-pin left him short of perfection. The talented Mustang anchor finished with 289: 719 and earned this year’s individual title, holding off defending champ Nick Cilento 245: 697. Tops among the girls were Hawthorne senior Madison Perry and Clifton senior Gabby Pangaro. This year’s event drew fifteen boys’ squads and ten girls’ teams, total results for which follow:

Team Statistics – Boys: Pompton Lakes 2993, Hawthorne 2749, Wayne Hills 2671, Clifton 2637, Lakeland 2599, PCTI 2524, West Milford 2480, Wayne Valley 2353, Manchester 2253, Passaic 2247, Hawthorne Christian 2155, Eastern Christian 1988, DePaul 1812, Eastside 1787 and Kennedy 1526.

Top Individual Results – Boys: Johann Gamo [Clifton] 289: 719, Nick Cilento [Pompton Lakes] 245: 697, David Neil [Pompton Lakes] 663, Dan Hecker [Lakeland] 658, Matt Klarberg [Wayne Hills] 617, Joe Paolitto [Clifton] 606, Andrew Finke [West Milford] 255: 605 and Hunter Perry [Hawthorne] 600.

Team Statistics – Girls: Wayne Valley 2326, Lakeland 1983, DePaul 1931, Mary Help 1927, PCTI 1754, Clifton 1688, Wayne Hills 1625, Passaic 1533, Eastside 1401 and Kennedy 1366.

Top Individual Results – Girls: Madison Perry [Hawthorne] 238: 636, Gabby Pangaro [Clifton] 206: 565, Hayley D’Alessandro [Wayne Valley] 213: 545, Marissa Cosentini [Wayne Valley] 490, Amanda Madara [Hawthorne] 488, Shannon Baer [Manchester] 487, Claudine Rosca [Wayne Valley] 478 and Bryonna Richburg [Mary Help] 465.

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2016-17 North Jersey H.S. Bowling Report


01/19/17 – The BNC [Big North Conference] players continue to tear up the maples as they approach this weekend’s Passaic County Boys/Girls Tournament in Elmwood Park and the Bergen County Boys Tournament in Hackensack. In the United Division, Paramus Catholic freshman Louis Ferrante blasted 269-226-208: 703 to lead the Paladins to a 5-2 win over St Joseph, handing the Green Knights their first match loss of the season. In the sizzling American Division battle between Fort Lee and Ridgefield Park, the Scarlets haven’t dropped a contest since falling to the Bridgemen in December. The BNC’s top bowler is Fort Lee senior David Grant [227.0] and the conference’s number three player is  Ridgefield Park junior Derek Lewandowski [215.8] who turned it on this week with sets of 246-243: 652 and 257-245: 696 in the Scarlets’ wins over Ramapo and Dumont. Grant fired 227-222: 639 to carry Fort Lee past Ramsey, 5-2. Fair Lawn sophomore Nick Greco fashioned a triple deuce 258-216-208: 682 in the Cutters’ huge sweep of Wayne Hills. Ridgewood, staying in the Freedom Division race against Indian Hills,  took out Demarest, 5-2 and Hackensack, 7-0 behind junior Matt Meyers 257-226: 676. Indian Hills shut out Northern Highlands behind senior Jon Mormando 254-228: 675.

Top Ten Boys’ Squads: Indian Hills (43-6) [829], Pompton Lakes (68-2) [786], North Arlington (58-5) [786], Fair Lawn (26-2) [779], Pascack Valley (33-2) [770], Lyndhurst (66-4) [767], Hawthorne (65-5) [754], Ridgewood (33-9) [750], Ridgefield Park (19-9) [747] and Fort Lee (21-0) [743].

Top Boys’ Individual Averages (23+ games): David Grant [FtL] 227.0, Ryan Donohue [Lyn] 222.9, Nick Cilento [PL] 221.7, Jared Duncan [IH] 218.2, Derek Lewandowski [RP] 215.8, Kyle Schellberg [Dum] 213.3, Nick Greco [FL] 212.4, Jon Mormando [IH] 212.3, Matt Meyers [Rwd] 209.8, Trevor Deliantis [Bec] 209.6, Ryan McGuire [IH] 206.8, Louis Ferrante [PC] 206.2, Johann Gamo [Cftn] 205.2, Brandon Barth [NA] 204.7, Eric McKenna [NA] 202.2 and Henry Tipping [PV] 202.1.

Top Girls’ Squads: Wayne Valley (21-0) [679], AHA (11-3) [673], Teaneck (33-2) 631, Paramus Catholic (17-4) [620], Hackensack (29-6) [616], Ramsey (28-7) [609], Paramus (29-6) [594] and Demarest (37-5) [593].

Top Girls’ Individual Averages (21+ games): Danielle Quitola [RP] 193.7, Madison Perry [Haw] 192.0, Marissa Cosentini [WV] 191.1, Tiffany Sucero [AHA] 188.2, Gabby Pangaro [Cftn] 184.7 and Kristen Kane [PC] 183.1.



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2016-17 North Jersey H.S. Bowling Report


01/18/17 – Powerful Montville [84-0], clearly one of the state’s best quintets, was on fire yesterday at Rockaway Lanes, pulverizing the pin decks with a standout 1190: 3191 performance in crushing Chatham to clinch the division crown. Peter Ho had the spectators on edge when he opened his big game with the front ten, but couldn’t carry the eleventh delivery and settled for 289, the division’s best single; his 731 threesome is the fifth “700” rolled this season and his awesome effort brought his average to 202. The rest of the Mustangs tore up the maples as well, with average leader Erik Kattermann firing 694, Matt Chang 616, Adam Gelvan 575 and Zack Kirshner, getting a rare start, 212: 575. In other encounters, Morris Knolls and Morris Hills remained knotted in a second place tie, with both sweeping their matches against MCST and Delbarton respectively. Rolling well for the Golden Eagles were Joey Lamont 635, Robert Murray 594 and Alex Groome 590. Spearheading the Scarlet Knights were Andre Trujilio 230 and Paul Isgett 597. Madison closed to within a point of fifth place Delbarton by winning five of seven points from Butler.

Up north at Sparta Lanes, there were no surprises yesterday. Sussex Tech was idle and flexed their muscles last week in their prep for tomorrow’s face-off against Wallkill Valley. As expected, the Rangers had no trouble putting away Lenape Valley as they posted strong, balanced games of 947-914-904: 2765; igniting the offense were Zak DuHaime 224-224: 628 and Jon Hall 229-213: 610. In other contests, Sparta, back at full strength with the return of Brian Trotter to the lineup, swept a game Hopatcong squad led by one of the state’s finest distaff players, Rhianna Smith 200-235: 618 and Kyle Harkins 240-232: 637. The Spartans, sporting a deeper, more talented lineup, were enriched by the output from Trotter 214-227: 629, Jaime Golden 215: 592, John DePreker 219: 584 and John Ukstins 235. In other encounters, Jefferson swept High Point behind Nick Thies 211: 578 with both Bryan Harris and Emma Thies rolling 201 games. On the bright side for High Point was talented Joe Gramignano with a stellar post of 221-248: 647. Newton finished with a robust 812 to secure five of seven points against Vernon. Leading the victorious Braves were Robert Koontz 212 and Ben Austin 202. The Vikings’ best effort was recorded by Bryce Journey 195-189.

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2016-17 North Jersey H.S. Bowling Report


01/18/17 – Pompton Lakes’ Esteban Garcia exploded with outstanding games of 257-268 on his way to 708, the best threesome in yesterday’s NJIC divisional match-ups. The Cardinals [68-2] closed with 909, just three sticks shy of their season high in leveling Manchester, 7-0; also posting deuces for the league leaders were Nick Cilento 242 and David Neil 210. Hawthorne [65-5] produced over-average balanced numbers in crushing Mary Help, 7-0. The Bears’ quartet all smoked “200s”: Nick Hauser 224-215: 618, Hunter Perry 224, Madison Perry 223 and Steve Plaszky 213. The winner of the Colonial Division crown can be decided tomorrow as the Cardinals and Bears tangle in a much anticipated return engagement, the first one going to Pompton Lakes, 5-2.

In other Colonial matches yesterday, Glen Rock [37-33] surprised Garfield [39-31], snaring five of seven points as Jonathan Lulkin 246 and Matt Carbone 234-220 came up big for the Panthers; pacing the Boilermakers’ offense was Nick Happel 237: 602. Michael Radioan blasted 225 as Rutherford bounced back from losses to Manchester and Hawthorne to slide past Eastern Christian, 5-2. In the Patriot Division, Park Ridge [78-6] captured its showdown encounter with Palisades Park, 7-0 to open up a comfortable twelve point lead with six contests remaining. Fueling the Owls were Robert Jeune 205 and division average leader Nick Fabiano 236-213: 623. Mark Vintayen tallied 211 as Queen of Peace shut out Harrison despite a fine 210 rolled by the Blue Tides’ Luis Quito. Bergen Charter received deuces from Tiana Masso 227 and Juan Ortega 220-221 to swamp Bogota, 7-0. Leonia’s Gabrielle Capalad had 202 to lead the Lions past Midland Park and Hawthorne Christian, benefiting from Kirk Schmidt’s 202, came away with five of seven points from New Milford.

The only mild surprise in the Meadowland Division matches was Becton’s 4-3 [2207-2223] come-from-behind triumph over Hasbrouck Heights after the Aviators blew the Wildcats away in the opener a stunning 871, fashioned with big numbers from Dylan Auriemma 258, Frankie Quatrone 211 and Justin Rinaldi 211. Posting strong games for Becton were Trevor Deliantis with a triple deuce 634 [233-201-200] and Andrew Park 225-186. Elsewhere, Lyndhurst seniors’ Ryan Donohue and James Podolski blitzed the maples with 222-246: 665 and 268: 636 respectively to lead the Golden Bears to a sweep of Wallington. Secaucus raced past Wood-Ridge behind Dylan Langrehr 220 and Chris Ortiz 205. In the day’s nail-biter match, Paterson Charter edged St Mary, 5-2, taking the finale by a scant three sticks.


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2016-17 North Jersey H.S. Bowling Report


01/17/17 – Despite having been upset in December by Wallkill Valley, Sussex Tech showed this past Thursday that the Rangers will again have to provide a super effort if they hope to snare this season’s crown from the Mustangs. Sussex Tech will be idle this afternoon while Wallkill Valley should have no trouble taking their match with Lenape Valley, thus setting up Thursday’s showdown with Sussex Tech. In their dominant triumph over Vernon, the Mustangs’ quintet closed with a stunning 1154, highlighted by superb 268s posted by Tim Zayac and Joey Steele, giving them a season best 3237 team series. Having already fired games of 232-246, Zayac finished with 746, the afternoon’s best individual set. Meanwhile, Wallkill Valley set the stage by turning back third place Sparta, 2827-2393; the Spartans were without Brian Trotter, one of their better players, and provided only token resistance to the Rangers; Zak DuHaime led the Wallkill Valley offense with 268: 726.

While there’s excitement as to who will emerge as Northern Division champions when the dust settles from Thursday’s huge face-off, there is no drama in the Southern Division where unbeaten Montville’s [77-0] “magic number” is one with three weeks play remaining. Average leader Erik Kattermann [227.58] smoked a 737 threesome and with balanced numbers from his mates Adam Gelvan 645, Ron Gorai 613, Matt Chang 608 and Peter Ho 587, helped lead the Mustangs to a 3190 set, best of the season, in a crushing defeat of Madison. Morris Knolls kept its flickering hopes alive with a sweep of Delbarton behind Robert Murray’s 692 and Joey Lamont’s 638. Morris Hills remained tied with the Golden Eagles by shutting out MCST with balanced scoring led by Andre Trujilio 605 and Aaron Wasilas 581. In defeat, MCST did receive fine outings from Matthew Marletta 653 and John Wrobel 596.

High Boys Averages: Erik Kattermann 227.58, John Wrobel 214.85, Robert Murray 210.64, Joey Lamont 209.03 and Matthew Marletta 201.39.

High Boys Series: Erik Kattermann 751, John Wrobel 749, Joey Lamont 734 and Robert Murray 729.

High Boys Games: John Wrobel 288, Erik Kattermann 279, Joey Lamont 266, Paul Isgett [MH] 259, Robert Murray 259, Walter Lampmann [MK] 257, Peter Ho 257, Mike Sperry [MH] 256 and Alex Groome [MK] 255.

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2016-17 Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League


Oakland, NJ 01-15-17 – Guess what, readers…..the Stan Niemiec keglers were in Oakland Sunday. Out came all those Cheshire cat grins from the players because they knew the chances to score huge numbers were excellent. How’s this for telephone numbers: six “700s”, seven “650s” and eight “600s” to go along with eleven “250+” and fifty “200+” posts. For those holding steadfast to a belief that Holiday Bowl is wrongly viewed as the “numbers house” of the six venues used by the youth travelers, well, the numbers speak for themselves.

15-year-old Tom Chamberlain’s stab at perfection was stopped when his solid pocket twelfth delivery left the ten-pin, leaving him with 299 to go along with games of 220-247 for 766, the session’s best threesome. With added offense from teammates’ Jared Duncan 225-235: 645 and Justin Milligan 204, Tom’s second-place Holiday II squad raced past Montvale, 23-9; pacing Montvale’s players was Nick Fabiano 256: 616.

Bowler City III powered its way to a 2517 net [209+/player], but dropped three close games to T-Bowl, 27-5 [3101-3009]. 14-year-old Wayne Hills’ freshman Tom Luchetta anchored T-Bowl’s lineup with a spectacular 732 [227-238-267] which earned for him league best handicap threesome of 894; Dylan Heinold chipped in with 221-192 to hold off BC III’s high rollers: Nathan Tombo 223-224-231: 678, Derek Lewandowski 237-215: 643, Peter Bondy 235-212: 633 and Tiffany Sucero 201-193.

In a closely contested match, Bowler City I prevailed over Lodi, 18-14 [2922-2901] as Dumont senior Kyle Schellberg blitzed the pin decks with a stunning 732 [212-255-265], Gabby Pangaro 202-216: 612, Kristen Benavente 224 and Janina Santoro 218; spearheading Lodi’s drive were Hawthorne sophomore Hunter Perry 205-233-224: 662 and Hawthorne senior Steve Plaszky 237-246: 659. Elsewhere, in the day’s highest scoring contest, Holiday I put together a tremendous 2597 net [216+/player] to get past Hi-Tor II’s talented distaffers, 21-11 [3050-3045]; powering the victors were Nick Cilento 726 [246-258-222], Frank Magyar 703 [244-258-201], Angela Dinallo 235 and David Neil 203-203. Hi-Tor II countered with Isabella Palamaro 214-245: 652, Mercedes Morel 223-221: 620 and Nicole Cona 213-207: 606. Saving the best for last, in an incredible display of talent, league-leading Hi-Tor I lit up the leaderboard with an awesome 2768 net: Johnny Toscano 726 [238-233-244], Mark Shapiro 699 [254-255], Joe Ardiri 679 [259-256] and Brandon Smith 675 [242-217-216] in turning back Bowler City II, 27-5 [3260-2922]; pacing BC II were Matt Burzynski 628 [208-204-216] and Arielle Wallace 214-206: 599.


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