2016 BCYBA Scholarship Singles Tournament


04/07/16 – The results of the 51st Annual Bergen County Youth Bowling Association Scholarship Singles Tournament held a fortnight ago at Lodi Lanes are now official. All Events winners were Pompton Lakes junior Nick Cilento 2066 [Boys Scratch], Hawthorne junior Madison Perry 1828 [Girls Scratch], Windsor seventh grader Joseph “Hammer” Mahoney 2273 [Division A Handicap] and Fort Lee junior David Grant 2338 [Division B Handicap]. The other scholarship and certificate winners:

Singles: Pascack Valley sophomore Henry Tipping [825]; Henry’s stellar scratch scores were 241-235-289: 765, second best tournament set. Other certificate recipients were Tom Chamberlain [763] and Nick Cilento[750]

Doubles:  Dumont junior Kyle Schellberg and eighth grader Trevor Savoye [1538]. Earning certificates were Tiffany Sucero and Ciara Mottley [1491] along with Alex McGuire and Craig Oriente [1420]

Team: Paramus Catholic junior Kristen Kane, Paramus senior Haley Hassan, Westwood junior Kristen Benavente and Dumont junior Kyle Schellberg [3015]

Singles: Fort Lee junior David Grant [873]; David’s scratch threesome was an impressive 720. Certificate winners were Jenna Bahnsen [852], Dan Shirvan [804]

Doubles: Seventh graders’ Michaella Raab and Joseph “Hammer” Mahoney [1599]; Michaella posted a sparkling 576 while “Hammer” exploded with a tremendous 705. Awarded certificates were Derek Weigl and Matt Myers [1560]

Team:  Westwood senior Daniel Sproviero collaborated with grade schoolers’ Chris Torres, Joseph “Hammer” Mahoney and Michaella Raab to snare the team title [2651], edging Marissa Cosentini, Joe Knoll, Trevor Deliantis & Nick Greco [2646]

Boys High Net Series:   Indian Hills senior Alex McGuire 211-277-278: [766]
Boys High Net Game:   Pompton Lakes junior Nick Cilento 3 0 0 !!!
Girls High Net Series:   Paramus senior Haley Hassan 212-181-256: [649]
Girls High Net Game:   Holy Angels junior Ciara Mottley 258


2015-16 Stan Niemiec YTL Awards Presentations & Year-End Tournament Results


Fair Lawn, NJ 04-03-16 – The Stan Niemiec YTL season-ending Handicap Singles Tournament drew forty-four entries to Fair Lawn where there would be five place winners in the handicap event along with the top boy and girl scratch threesomes. The latter were rolled by Montville H.S. senior Peter Ho 206-199-263: 668 and Clifton junior Gabriella Pangaro 224-214-190: 628. However, since they finished first [812] and third [796] respectively, thus earning higher value scholarship awards, the scratch prizes fell to Brandon Smith 179-225-257: 661 and Kristen Kane 194-202-173: 569. The remaining place winners were: Drew Gille 527/809, Derek Lewandowski 224-225: 646/766 and David Grant 220: 586/751.

Other notable scratch three-game sets: Nick Cilento 234-202: 627, Kyle Schellberg 209-209: 613, Johnny Toscano 209-204: 609 and Antonino Sparta 229: 604.

“200s” not mentioned above were scored by: Nick Reyes 223, 12-year-old Joseph “Hammer” Mahoney 221, Arielle Wallace 220, Tom Chamberlain 213, Peter Hancock 213-203, Michael Milligan 213, Tyler Nappi 212, Devin Crowley 210 and Chris Torres 202.

Upon the tournament’s completion, Stan Niemiec YTL president John Nappi and Treasurer Nancy Wallace presented the following 2015-16 league awards:

Team Champion: Bowler City III [123-45], Second Place: Holiday II [103-65], Third Place: Montvale [95-73]*- won playoff game against Bowler City II [95-73]

BOYS                                                                          GIRLS                                   ____________

 High Average :  Johnny    Toscano   218.17        Madison   Perry             202.51

High Series   :     Brandon  Smith       790             Kristen     Kane             703

High Game     :   Erik    Kattermann  299              Lilly         Sigona           267

Hdcp Series   :    Peter       Hancock   884             Tiffany     Sucero           864

Hdcp Game    :    Nick        Reyes        332             Arielle      Wallace          311

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03/19-20/16 Bergen County Youth Bowling Association Scholarship Tournament


Lodi, NJ 03/20/16 – Participating in the 51st Annual BCYBA Scholarship Tournament at Lodi Lanes, Pompton Lakes’ junior Nick Cilento, the 2015 NJSIAA State Champion, showcasing his considerable talent, electrified entrants and spectators alike in singles play with a 300 game on route to a stellar 720 set. The 16-year-old, an All-North First Team selection again this season, added 709 in doubles and 637 in team for an aggregate 2066, earning him the tournament’s scratch all-events title. Dumont junior Kyle Schellberg finished with 594-699-751: 2044. Indian Hills senior Alex McGuire came away with high scratch series, crushing Lodi’s plastic-coats with 211-277-278: 766 with Pascack Valley sophomore Henry Tipping a pin back with 241-235-289: 765. Paramus senior Haley Hassan prevailed among the girls with 212-181-256: 649. Holy Angels’ junior Clara Mottley excelled with 258 to take girls top single. Capturing the distaff scratch all-events was Hawthorne junior Madison Perry with three solid sets: 636-600-592: 1828; Northern Highlands senior Allie Woodhouse closed with 571-638-615: 1824.

Bearing in mind that the handicap winners won’t be confirmed for another two weeks, here’s a gander at the leaderboard:

Division A

Singles:     Henry      Tipping            846             Alex        McGuire         808

Doubles:   Trevor     Savoye                                  Tiffany     Sucero

                    Kyle        Schellberg        1559            Clara       Mottley          1449


Team:       Lisa         Kane                                       Matt        Myers

                  Haley      Hassan                                   Hassan    Izzard

                  Kristen    Benavente                             Jake        Nappi

Kyle          Schellberg        3009          Tyler        Nappi            2972


All-Events:  Joseph  Mahoney          2273           Kyle        Schellberg     2233


Division B

Singles:         David      Grant               873             Jenna      Bahnsen         804


Doubles:      Michaella  Raab                                  Andrew    Donnelly

Joseph      Mahoney       1605           Drew         Gille               1427


Team:           Olivia       Wank                                    Marissa    Cosentini

Arielle      Wallace                                 Joseph     Knoll

Allison     Woodhouse                         Trevor      Deliantis

Craig         Oriente            2757            Nicholas   Greco           2646


All-Events:   David        Grant              2338           Joseph      Knoll             2281


Some other notable scratch results: Chris Liloia 289, Kyle Schellberg 236-257-258: 751, Nick Cilento 227-300-183: 720, 12-year-old Joseph Mahoney 247-243-215: 705, Joe Malyack 256: 691, Brandon Smith 235: 670, John Toscano 245: 656, Matt Myers 235: 656, Steve Plaszky 224: 656, Nick Greco 259: 639, Frank Magyar 247: 638, 13-year-old Jake Nappi 245: 631, Derek Lewandowski 232: 631, Tyler Nappi 224: 616, Kristen Kane 218: 607, Jenna Bahnsen 216: 594 and 13-year-old Michaella Raab 201: 576.






03/18/16 – The 51st edition of the popular BCYBA Youth Scholarship Tournament will be conducted this weekend at Lodi Lanes. The USBC sanctioned championships will run two squads each day, 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm, consisting of singles, doubles and team events. Handicap will be 100% of the difference between the entrant’s average and 220. Walk-in entries will be permitted, provided there are still openings at squad time.

By this time, most of the young high school keglers in Bergen are aware of who were selected by the Bergen County Coaches Association [BCCA] and the Bergen County Women Coaches Association [BCWCA]. The Bergen Record will post these on Monday, in addition to the selections of reporter Greg Tartaglia for the All-North teams and the Boy/Girl Bowler of the Year.

For those of this writer’s readers who haven’t learned of the coaches’ picks, here they are:

BERGEN COUNTY BOYS FIRST TEAM: Dumont Junior Kyle Schellberg 220.6, Indian Hills Senior Craig Oriente 215.9, Ridgefield Park Sophomore Derek Lewandowski 213.5, Lyndhurst Junior Ryan Donohue 212.8, Indian Hills Junior Jon Mormando 212.3, Indian Hills Junior Jared Duncan 207.6, Indian Hills Senior Alex McGuire 207.0

SECOND TEAM: River Dell Senior Zack DiPirro 206.3, Fort Lee Junior David Grant 204.1, Bergen Charter Senior Chris Navarro 200.3, Indian Hills Sophomore Ryan McGuire 200.0, Paramus Senior Don Lazorchak 199.8, Westwood Senior Kyle Rivers 199.5, North Arlington Senior Tom Ferrie 199.2

THIRD TEAM: St Joseph Junior Nathan Tombo 199.1, Becton Freshman Trevor Deliantis 198.8, Paramus Senior Kohei Ito 197.7, Pascack Valley Sophomore Henry Tipping 197.4,  Ridgewood Sophomore Matt Myers 196.9, Bergenfield Senior Nick Reyes 196.1, Emerson [Park Ridge] Junior Nick Fabiano 196.0

HONORABLE MENTION: Becton – Vinny Kuprat, Raymond O’Neill, Bergen Catholic – Kyle Laube, Jimmy Sullivan; Bergen Charter – Juan Ortega; Bergen Tech – Michael Barna, Jason Lin; Demarest – Joon Cho, Zach Fischberg; Don Bosco – Tim Kisla, Chris Masiano; Fair Lawn – Nick Greco, Tyler Nappi, Sebastian Spadavecchia; Fort Lee – Luke Athanssapoulos; Garfield – Damian Cudzich, Nick Happel, Dylan Petzko, Joseph Tulko; Glen Rock – Ryan Haggerty, Jonathan Lulkin; Hasbrouck Heights – Justin Rinaldi; Leonia – Joseph Biondi; Lyndhurst – James Podolski; Mahwah – Alex Ernst, Chris Salerno, Stefan Strauch; Northern Highlands – Michael Novak; Pascack Valley – Tom Smith; Paramus Catholic – George Held III, Jonmikal Sepero; Park Ridge – Robert Jeune; Queen of Peace – Tom DelliSanti, Alex Rodriguez; Ramsey – Devin Crowley; Ridgefield Park – Rafael Fernandez, Brandon Gerber; Rutherford – John Lee; Teaneck – Trenton Pennington; Westwood – Daniel Sproviero.

GIRLS FIRST TEAM: Holy Angels Junior Tiffany Sucero 197.8, Paramus Catholic Junior Kristen Kane 196.5, Northern Highlands Senior Allison Woodhouse 194.1, Ridgefield Park Junior Danielle Quitola 188.9, Westwood Junior Kristen Benavente 186.5, Cliffside Park Sophomore Gianni Calzadilla 185.5, Paramus Senior Haley Hassan 182.4

SECOND TEAM: Westwood Senior Marissa Stellacci 180.3, Hackensack Senior Janina Santoro 176.1, Bergen Tech Junior Olivia Wank 175.4, Paramus Catholic Senior Abbey Zollo 174.4, Holy Angels Junior Clara Mottley 173.4, Lyndhurst Junior Tyla D’Andrea 173.2, Holy Angels Sophomore Alexa Hernandez 171.2

THIRD TEAM: Hackensack Freshman Arielle Wallace 168.2, Northern Highlands Junior Emily Mamunes 165.0, Paramus Junior Jenai Bacote 164.8, Indian Hills Freshman Rachel Duncan 164.3, Paramus Catholic Sophomore Victoria Vucak 161.6, Paramus Catholic Freshman Alisha Khan 160.5, Hackensack Sophomore Annie Quinn 156.0

HONORABLE MENTION:  Bergen Tech – Sharon Moy, Lauren Paolillo, Marian Yalong; Bogota – Jean Everett-Burdicz, Brianna Timpone; Demarest – Claudia Mattes, Sarah Shanahan; Dumont – Kendra Chaiken, Alyssa Tunick; Fair Lawn – Kristin Albonico; Leonia – Gabrielle Capalad; Lyndhurst – Naomi Ramos; Mahwah – Allison Ariemma; New Milford – Nicole Garcia, Ediza Koch; Park Ridge – Deanna Jeune; Pascack Valley – Jessica Benz, Rachel Doherty; Ramsey – Jenna Bahnsen, Angela Dinallo; Ridgefield Park – Natalie Armstrong, Melissa Lewandowski, Alessandra Wjocicki; Rutherford – Megan Donuhue; Teaneck – Marisol Fonseca, Gail Kelly, Valerie Rosario; Westwood – Gabrielle Stellacci, Maggie Swietkowski; Wood-Ridge – Brittany Larsen

TOP PASSAIC COUNTY BOYS: Passaic Tech Seniors’ Isiah Tolbert 223.9, Anthony Rizzo 218.4, Antonio Napolitano 201.4; Pompton Lakes Juniors’ Nick Cilento 215.81, Esteban Garcia 200.05, Sophomore David Neil 198.45; West Milford Senior Matt Goldberg 210.0, Sophomore Andrew Finke 208.8, Junior Steven Rotella 188.1; Lakeland Junior Dan Hecker 202.8; Hawthorne Junior Steve Plaszky 199.41, Senior Ian Bruinooge 190.38; Wayne Hills Junior Patrick Mayer 192.4, Sophomore Nick Kent 186.7

GIRLS: Wayne Valley Senior Kristine Verbeke 203.9, Junior Claudine Rosca 181.7; Hawthorne Junior Madison Perry 189.20; Manchester Sophomore Shannon Baer 174.45


2015-2016 Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League


Montvale, NJ 03-13-16 – The Stan Niemiec Youth Travelers put on a tremendous season finale at Montvale, firing thirteen “600s” and forty-eight “200s”, with Brandon Smith’s spectacular 248-276-266: 790 providing the exclamation point to the high-scoring extravaganza. The Clarkstown North sophomore pounded the pins mercilessly, chasing them off the pin deck with aplomb as he combined with mates’ Johnny Toscano 236-216-207: 659, Nino Sparta 213-213 and Joseph Ardiri 187-186 to carry Hi-Tor to a fifth place finish by sweeping Bowler City I. The victors were hard-pressed throughout the match by a stubborn BC I squad which posted some nifty numbers as well: Kyle Schellberg 201-248-235: 684, Anthony Rizzo 221: 601 and Kristen Kane 225-195.

In another position encounter dominated by huge numbers, Holiday II clinched second place by taking five of seven points from Montvale, forcing the latter to later escape with a two-point one-game playoff win against Bowler City II to take third place. In the Holiday II – Montvale contest, there were thirteen deuces, seven by the winners: Tom Chamberlain 256-245: 688, Jared Duncan 201-206-224: 631, Devin Crowley 246 and Michael Milligan 213; pacing Montvale was Henry Tipping 244-216: 621 with help from Dan Sproviero 211-200, Nick Fabiano 210 and Chris Torres 202. Torres and Fabiano came up big in the playoff, posting 232 and 211 respectively.

Bowler City II could have avoided the ill-fated one-game bid for third, but after winning its first two games against Fair Lawn, dropped the nail-biter finale by a single pin, 912-911. Arielle Wallace, whose 215 was the team’s best effort in the rolloff, posted 193-191-234: 618 with add-on deuces from Louis Ferrante 247 and Allie Woodhouse 214-210. Spearheading Fair Lawn was anchor Madison Perry who finished the league with girls’ high average, 202.51 by firing a stellar 221-180-222: 623; contributing as well were Jake Nappi 233, Hunter Perry 201 and Tyler Nappi 193-192.

Boonton ran amok, exploding for 1134 [league team handicap high] and 1130 in posting the season’s best team handicap set: 3277 with a stunning dominance of Holiday I which couldn’t maintain pace with the sizzling victors. Scorching the pins with eight “200s”, the Boonton blitz was orchestrated by Peter Hancock 200-228-255: 683, Peter Ho 208-244-226: 678 and 13-year-old Andrew Donnelly 203-237. Fashioning strong numbers for Holiday were Lilly Sigona 233-189-239: 661, Frank Magyar 214-204: 603 and David Neil 232. Meanwhile, Tiffany Sucero rolled 203 for Bowler City III which ran away with this season’s title by twenty points.


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2015-2016 Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League


Fair Lawn, NJ 03-06-16 – In Sunday’s Stan Niemiec YTL session, 16-year-old Tyler Nappi set a personal best sanctioned game/set 289-233-201: 723 in leading his Fair Lawn mates to five of seven points against Bowler City I, 2893-2813. After opening the match with a spare, Nappi strung ten strikes with a stubborn 10-pin on his last delivery depriving him of joining the coveted “eleven-in-a-row” club. With one week left, Tyler’s goal to finish the season with a “200+” average is now firmly in his grasp as his huge triple deuce lifted his mark to 203.83. Inspired by his prowess, The Fair Lawn players all rolled well: Madison Perry 231: 584, Nick Greco 199: 573 and Steve Plaszky 196: 569. Bowler City I avoided the shutout by coming from behind in the finale to edge Fair Lawn, 947-941 as Anthony Rizzo and Kristen Kane fired 235 and 200 respectively; Anthony led his squad with 658, having earlier scored 236-187.

Montvale, coming to life by bombarding huge deuces in its sweep of shorthanded Hi-Tor, leapfrogged back to third place behind Henry Tipping and Nick Fabiano who slammed Fair Lawn’s plastic-coats with respective numbers of 226-218-253: 697 and 235-258: 660. Chipping in with fine singles were Matt Russell 258 and Joseph Mahoney 244. Pounding the maples for the New Yorkers: Nino Sparta 258-213-211: 682 and Johnny Toscano 255: 626.

Holiday II solidified its hold on second place by shutting out Bowler City II, 3068-2820. The victors’ entire lineup exhibited above average scores: Jared Duncan 216-245-199: 660, Devin Crowley 185-211-235: 631, Rachel Duncan 208: 566 and Justin Milligan 199: 560. BC II’s players, despite down by 215 pins, never threw in the towel and finished with a strong 983, albeit not enough to short-circuit the red-hot Holiday II contingent. Top singles for BC II came from Allie Woodhouse 234, Louis Ferrante 226 and Matt Burzynski 213-204.

Boonton, which had lost seven straight games, surprised Holiday I by taking faceoffs two and three to earn a 5-2 win. Leading Boonton’s surge was 14-year-old Drew Gille with a 182: 527 which was 140 sticks over his average series, resulting in his posting an 824 handicap set, second only to Tyler Nappi’s 831. Holiday I, after opening with an impressive 890 scratch, couldn’t produce similar magic the rest of the way; leading HC I’s deuce parade were: Alex McGuire 268, Jon Mormando 212-210, Ryan McGuire 210-208 and Frank Magyar 202. Rounding out the afternoon’s action, Bowler City III, this year’s champions, took all seven points from the vacancy behind Nathan Tombo 233-221: 630, Derek Lewandowski 243-202: 608, Gianni Calzadilla 222-203 and Peter Bondy 198.


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2015-2016 Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League


West Haverstraw, NJ 02-28-16 – In a Stan Niemiec Youth Travelers’ session that saw Bowler City III clinch first place, Holiday I’s Ryan McGuire earned Bowler of the Week honors with 279-223: 686 and Hi-Tor’s Nick Sparta finished a close second with a neat triple deuce 236-206-236: 678.

Rolling against the vacancy, Bowler City III needed two points for the title and came away with five behind steady numbers from David Grant 232-203, Derek Lewandowski 193: 574 and Nick Reyes 203: 573. With two weeks left, this year’s champions have won an impressive seventy-four percent of their matches utilizing a roster where everyone had a hand, averages for whom are: Nick Reyes 200, Nathan Tombo 198, Derek Lewandowski 194, Tiffany Sucero 191, David Grant 179, Gianna Calzadilla 177 and Peter Bondy 174.

In Holiday I’s surprise five of seven points triumph over third place Bowler City II, Bowler of the Week McGuire had plenty of support: David Neil 215-237-193: 645, Alex McGuire 202: 567 and Jon Mormando 202: 553. BC II’s top scorers were Arielle Wallace 211-188, Matthew Ramos 190 and Jack Curillo 183.

Host Hi-Tor’s Nick Sparta is an accomplished player averaging 197, but his sparkling 678 threesome leading his squad to a 2927-2832 victory over second-place Holiday II was rare in that such command generally is seen from superstars’ Brandon Smith [234-224-208: 666] and Johnny Toscano [223-235: 628]. Delivering well for Holiday II were Jared Duncan 214: 581, Rachel Duncan 213-202: 576 and Mike Milligan 202.

It’s been a tough year for last season’s champion Bowler City I but they received a measure of satisfaction in sweeping three games from fourth-place Montvale, 2852-2715. Pacing the winners was Kyle Schellberg 216-195-221: 632 with help from Janina Santoro 221 and Gabby Pangaro 210. Deuces for Montvale were struck by Matt Russell 223-230: 619, Henry Tipping 214 and Nick Fabiano 203.

Fair Lawn, posting fine numbers from Hunter Perry 218, Jake Nappi 214 and Hassan Izzard 192, rose over the .500 plateau with a shutout of Boonton, 2867-2693. Leading the Boonton lineup was leadoff kegler Mark Howarth with 200-181.





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