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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2014-15 Bergen-Passaic All-County H.S. Bowling Selections

03-21-15] – As selected by the respective Bergen and Passaic Coaches Association:


Boys First Team: Paramus Catholic senior James Kane, Lyndhurst senior Daijon Smith, Dumont Sophomore Kyle Schellberg, Bergenfield senior Greg Khan, Lyndhurst senior Jordan Lopez, Wallington senior Zachary Seegers, Indian Hills’ sophomore Jonathan Mormando.

Second Team:   Bergenfield junior Nick Reyes, Indian Hills junior Alex McGuire, St Joseph {Montvale] sophomore Nathan Tombo, Paramus junior Kohei Ito, Indian Hills junior Craig Oriente, North Arlington junior Tyler Keefe, Indian Hills’ sophomore Jared Duncan.

Third Team:  Lyndhurst sophomore Ryan Donohue, Pascack Valley senior Ryan Vasel, Paramus Catholic freshman JonMikal Sepero, Fort Lee sophomore David Grant, Paramus sophomore Don Lazorchak, Westwood junior Kyle Rivers, Bergen A&S Charter junior Chris Navarro.

Teams of the Year: Lyndhurst [Group I – II] and Indian Hills [Group III – IV]

Coach of the Year:  Indian Hills’ Mike Michels


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

Second Team:  Paramus junior Haley Hassan, AHA sophomore Tiffany Sucero, Paramus Catholic junior Abbey Zollo, AHA freshman Alexa Hernandez, Paramus senior Katie Gengler, Northern Highlands junior Allison Woodhouse, Cliffside Park freshman Gianni Calzadilla.

Third Team:  Bergen Tech senior Aimee Balleza, Paramus Catholic freshman Victoria Vucak, Paramus sophomore Jenai Bacote, Dumont sophomore Kendra Chaiken, Fair Lawn junior Kristen Albonico, Bergen Tech sophomore Olivia Wank, Paramus senior Tara Lucas.

County Champion:  Westwood

Coach of the Year:  Westwood’s Dan Rattacasa



Boys First Team:  PCTI junior Isiah Tolbert, DePaul senior Joseph Malyack, Lakeland senior Tyler Knipping, Pompton Lakes’ sophomore Nick Cilento, West Milford junior Matt Goldberg, Pompton Lakes senior Frank Magyar, West Milford senior Jeremy Scott, Wayne Valley senior Josh Spiegel.

Second Team:  PCTI junior Anthony Rizzo, West Milford freshman Matt Brotherton, PCTI senior Austin Burtwell, Wayne Valley senior Matt Morris, Hawthorne sophomore Steve Plaszky, West Milford sophomore Steve Rotella, Pompton Lakes freshman David Neil, PCTI senior Michael Williams, PCTI senior John Silvestro.

Team of the Year:   Passaic County Tech

Coach of the Year:  PCTI’s Audrey Jantzen


Girls First Team:  Wayne Valley junior Kristine Verbeke, Hawthorne sophomore Madison Perry, Clifton sophomore Gabby Pangaro, Pompton Lakes senior Julieanne Kornberg, Wayne Valley sophomore Claudine Rosca, Wayne Valley senior Dawn Hansen, Wayne Valley senior Marissa Luzzi, Manchester freshman Shannon Baer.

Second Team:  Hawthorne junior Katrina Plaszky, Wayne Valley senior Jessica Whiteside, PCTI junior Natalie Puente, Eastern Christian senior Hana Schwartz, DePaul sophomore Morgan O’Neill, Lakeland freshman Julia Paradiso, Lakeland junior Isabella Parker, Lakeland sophomore Kellie Affinto, DePaul junior Brianna Hughes.

Team of the Year:  Wayne Valley

Coach of the Year:  Wayne Valley’s Jason Wilke


A reminder to all sanctioned youth bowlers: this weekend is the 50th annual USBC BCYBA Scholarship Tournament at Lodi Lanes, 1:00 & 3:30 pm squads.









Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League Update 03-15-15


Fair Lawn, NJ 03-15-15 –   In a Stan Niemiec YTL position battle for the top rung at Fair Lawn, defending champion Holiday I’s players gave it all they had, rolling the session’s second best net threesome of 2491 against league-leading Bowler City I, but it wasn’t nearly enough; Bowler City I, which went on to blast a league best 2713 net series, came out of the gate in spectacular fashion, exploding for a league net single high 1021: JonMikal Sepero 280, Kristen Kane 225, with Kyle Schellberg and James Kane each adding 258.  Seemingly undaunted, the talented Holiday I quartet bounced back with a second game win, but then despite a torrid third game finish, succumbed to the relentless power surge of their opponents who clinched the title with a 894-852 scratch. The individual scores for this year’s champs: Kyle Schellberg 258-237-239:  734, James Kane 258-211-253: 722, JonMikal Sepero 280-184-201: 669 and Kristen Kane 225-166-201: 592; for Holiday I: Nick Cilento 236-206-257: 699, Frank Magyar 227-230-205: 662, David Neil 209-200 and Ryan McGuire 193.

In other matchups, Bowler City II broke a deadlock for third place with a hard-earned 2925-2834 triumph over Holiday II; pacing the winners were Dean Edwards 266-234: 680, Matt Burzynski 246 and George Held 202; deuces posted by Holiday II were Al Chamberlain 246-232-211: 689, Wade Chamberlain 219, Tom Chamberlain 217 and Devin Crowley 212. Boonton grabbed four points from Lodi behind Karl Kattermann 234-257-235: 726 and Matthew Chang 222; rolling well for Lodi were Chris Navarro 218-202 and Steve Kropilak 202-197. Streaking North Arlington leapfrogged to sixth place with a 5-2 conquest of Montvale behind the combined strong outing of Tyler Keefe 239-214, Chris Liloia 238: 609 and Donovan Battistus 222-194. Best for Montvale were Chris Torres 192 and 12-year-old Michaella Raab with a +57 over average threesome, closing her set with a net 169.

Fair Lawn climbed to eighth with a sweep of shorthanded Bowler City III behind Tyler Nappi 226, Steve Plaszky 217 and Madison Perry 208; Greg Khan and Derek Lewandowski led BC III with 227 and 187 respectively. T-Bowl had no trouble exceeding the vacancy score and took seven points with impressive showings from the Wayne Valley seniors, Matt Morris 269-235: 684 and Josh Spiegel with a pair of 212 singles.

With a week remaining, on the strength of his stellar 734 set, Kyle Schellberg regained the individual average lead with 216.39 to Jordan Lopez’ 215.53. James Kane’s 722 now has him third with 210.92 and Karl Kattermann’s 726 pulled him to 210.54…awesome numbers.


























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Newark Star-Ledger All-State H.S. Girls Bowling Selections 03-12-15

[03-15-15] – As promised, the following are the high school girls bowling selections for All-State recognition as viewed by the Newark Star-Ledger and reported by New Jersey Advance Media’s Murphy Moroney.

Top Twenty Girls Teams: Brick Township, Jackson Memorial, Manchester Twp, Westwood, Brick Memorial, Piscataway, South Brunswick, Warren Hills, North Brunswick, Ewing, Wayne Valley, Toms River South, St John Vianney, Howell, Manasquan, Paramus, South Plainfield, Sayreville, Bishop Eustace and Franklin.

All-State Girls First Team: Piscataway junior Demetria Bethel, Brick Memorial junior Tori Boughton, South Brunswick senior Amy Caruso, Edison senior Kayla Johnson, Brick Township junior Brianna MacLeod and St Mary [Elizabeth] sophomore Alize Stevenson.

Second Team: Brick Township junior Nicole Aumack, Brick Memorial junior McKenna Collier, Warren Hills junior Jenna Henderson, Manchester Twp senior Julia Ott, Carteret senior Alexis Policastro and Jackson Memorial sophomore Aimee Sherman.

Third Team: South Plainfield senior Rebecca Armand, Westwood senior Marissa Rivers, North Brunswick senior Amanda Scharf, Hopatcong freshman Rhianna Smith, Brick Township junior Vicky Spirio and Lyndhurst senior Emily Young.

Girls Bowler of the Year: Edison senior Kayla Johnson

Girls Coach of the Year: Ewing’s Mike Tucker

Congratulations are extended to all these student-athletes on their having been selected for All-State recognition.

A reminder to all who are interested in competing in the 50th Annual Bergen County YBA sanctioned individual and team scholarship championship to be conducted this weekend at Lodi Lanes. Applications are available online at http://www.bergencountyyba.com. For further info on this popular tournament, contact Joe Rizzi [973] 831-7635 or Bob Perry [973] 427-9657.




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Newark Star-Ledger All-State H.S. Boys Bowling Selections 03-12-15

[03-15-15] – The Newark Star-Ledger posted its final high school bowling rankings along with All-State I individual selections this past Thursday. It would appear that, with the exception of selecting Immaculata senior Gregory Tack as New Jersey Boys Bowler of the Year, Advance Media writer Liz Matakevich used the results of the NJSIAA State Tournament as the foundation for its selections. How else could Tournament of Champions’ Lyndhurst go from not being ranked in the top twenty a month earlier to being named the state’s top team? There certainly were questionable choices both in the team rankings as well as the three All-State squads, but “it is what it is” without further comment.

Top Twenty Boys Teams: Lyndhurst, Freehold Twp, Rahway, Sayreville, Brick Memorial, Lenape, South Brunswick, Sparta, Montville, Indian Hills, Pompton Lakes, Ewing, Roselle Catholic, Middletown North, Passaic County Tech, Keansburg, Linden, Cherry Hill West, Warren Hills and Manalapan.

All-State Boys First Team:  Immaculata senior Gregory Tack, Pompton Lakes’ sophomore Nick Cilento, Brick Memorial sophomore Andrew Lazarchick, Bergenfield senior Greg Khan, Rahway senior Darius Singletary and Lyndhurst senior Daijon Smith.

Second Team: Dumont sophomore Kyle Schellberg, Lenape senior Matt Frei-Funk, Sayreville senior A.J. Angotti, Passaic County Tech junior Isiah Tolbert, Roselle Catholic senior Nick Campanelli and Montville sophomore Erik Kattermann.

Third Team: Freehold Twp senior Dylan Pittman, Paramus Catholic senior James Kane, Middletown South junior Brandon Lynch, Warren Hills’ senior Brian Duke, Lyndhurst senior Jordan Lopez and Egg Harbor Twp sophomore Matt Stephens.

Boys Bowler of the Year: Immaculata senior Gregory Tack

Boys Coach of the Year: Rahway’s Michael Keat

In other posts later today, the writer will relate Advance Media writer Murphy Moroney’s girls’ selections for the Star-Ledger along with North Jersey’s Bergen County and Passaic County high school bowlers’ selections provided by the respective coaches’ associations.





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Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League Update 03-08-15


Hackensack, NJ 03-08-15 – There are fifteen Stan Niemiec youth travelers averaging 201+ and Boonton has two of them: the brothers Kattermann. Montville senior Karl had the week off and sits at seventh with 208.05 while younger brother Erik vaulted into third high at 209.60 with a tremendous triple deuce 255-213-277: 745. The 16-year-old Montville sophomore strung nine strikes to finish game one, noted the changing lane conditions in game two and adjusted accordingly in game three, pounding Bowler City’s maples with 277 to salvage two points for Boonton against a better balanced offense produced by Bowler City II; the foursome for BCII all contributed deuces: Arielle Wallace’s 250 middle game is the best single fired by a girl this season; anchor southpaw Matt Burzynski fired 223: 594, Emily Young 220 and 15-year-old Paramus Catholic freshman George Held 215-200: 607.

Defending champion Holiday I closed to within five points of the lead by sweeping Bowler City III behind this year’s New Jersey state high school champion Nick Cilento; the 15-year-old Pompton Lakes sophomore rattled the sticks with an explosive threesome of 226-234-254: 714; Nick’s Pompton Lakes teammate, senior Frank Magyar, opened the doors for Holiday with a three-deuce 237-203-219: 659 while Alex McGuire and Lilly Sigona added 225 and 223 respectively. Bowler City III gave the victors all they could handle, but fell shy by one pin in the opener and two pins in game two. Leading BC III’s offense was Tiffany Sucero 216 and Nathan Tombo 201-198; also contributing were Derek Lewandowski 194 and Dana-Marie Laloo 188. League-leading Bowler City I has had better sessions: after dropping a nail-biting 893-890 opener, they were then no match for the torrid North Arlington quartet which blew the contest open with games of 1068 and 983; Triggering the outburst were the winners’ trio of Jordan Lopez 241-224: 643, Chris Liloia 234-213: 640 and anchor Tyler Keefe 237-218: 638; top scorers for BC I were JonMikal Sepero 212-201: 600, Kyle Schellberg 233-202: 595 and Kristen Kane 190.   T-Bowl was buoyed by Wayne Valley senior Josh Spiegel’s 242-233: 669 in securing five of seven points from Lodi; pacing the latter were Brandon Voorhees 212 and Chris Navarro 207-199. In the afternoon’s top-scoring encounter, Holiday II survived, 3066-2965, taking five points in turning back Montvale. Sparking the victors were: Joe Malyack 226-268-202: 696, Craig Oriente 247-217-202: 666, Wade Chamberlain 246 and Devin Crowley 201; deuces for Montvale included Nick Fabiano 211: 591, Joseph Mahoney 206-197, Henry Tipping 203-200: 584 and Dan Sproviero 202. Rounding out match play, Fair Lawn earned seven points from the vacancy behind Matt Myers’ 256: 616.


























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