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March 5 - 11, 2014 Sports Reporter

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ROCKVILLE CTR, NY – JohnHodge topped the Friday NightMixed League firing games of 262-269-278 for a high series of 809 at Rockville Centre Lanes.Rick Boremski shot 289-682,Alan Salem 277-214, John LaBau267-723, Paul Smith 259, StevenBattino 257-212, and JarvisSkellington 255-243-706.
 NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -Australia's Jason Belmonte became thefirst bowler in nearly 50 years to suc-cessfully defend a United StatesBowling Congress Masters title whenhe defeated EJ Tackett of Huntington,Ind., 221-177.
Belmonte, the reigningProfessional Bowlers AssociationPlayer of the Year, opened up a big lead early and eased to thetitle at Brunswick Zone Carolier.With the victory, Belmonte, whoearned $50,000 for the win, is justthe third player to successfullydefend a Masters title, joiningBilly Welu (1964 and 1965) andDick Hoover (1956 and 1957)."This tournament is so difficultto win," said Belmonte, who wonhis ninth career PBA Tour title andhis third major. "I always havehigh expectations for myself, butto go down in history as the thirdone and first in 50 years to win back-to-back is a huge honor."In the title match, Belmonte gotout of the gates quickly and took advantage of a slow start byTackett, the reigning PBA Rookieof the Year. Belmonte started witha spare before rattling off four con-secutive strikes to take command.The match wasn't settled, howev-er, until the final frame whenBelmonte converted the 4 pin andstruck on his final ball to shut outTackett."I wish I would have had achance, but Jason did what he hadto do to win," Tackett said. "I'mdisappointed I didn't win, but it'san experience I'm going to learnfrom this and hopefully next timeI can win."In addition to making historywith consecutive Masters victoriesBelmonte also added his name to ashort list of players who have won back-to-back major titles. He wonthe Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions in January and is theseventh player in history to win back-to-back majors.In the semifinal, Belmonte hungon for a one-pin victory over Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix,235-234, by putting a spare on the board in the final frame and get-ting nine pins on the fill ball.Belmonte, who entered thechampionship round as the fifthseed, took down No. 3 seed TomSmallwood of Saginaw, Mich.,202-173, and opened the steplad-der finals with a 227-214 win over fourth seed Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y.The Masters, which featured atotal prize fund of $315,000, is part of the World Tenpin BowlingAssociation World Bowling Tour.A sold-out field of 468 playersfrom 15 countries started theweek in their quest to take homethe trophy.
LODI, NJ - Matt Donders tossed a300-762 high series in the FridayG&L League at Lodi LanesJohn Seoane rolled near perfectwhen he posted a 298 game fol-lowed by Ed Smith rolling 276.FARMINGDALE, NY – JoeTraina, Jr. and Mike Gelman each blasted a 300 game in theThursday 3-Man League atFarmingdale Lanes. Curtis Brownshot a near perfect 299 game fol-lowed by Rob Haines posting 296245-267 to tally an 808 for the ses-sion high set.Jeremy Schaffer rolled 279-241-735, Joe Novara 289-730, SeanMott 216-256-258-730, DougFeldman 225-234-279-738, andAndrew Carrig 248-249-232-729.
Joe Traina, Jr., Mike Gelman 300 At Farmingdale LanesJoe Austin, Jason French, Gary Robertson Roll 300 At Rockville Centre Lanes
LEVITTOWN, NY - Tony Olivofount the line to tally a 300 gamewhile competing in the ThursdayCharles McShane League at SouthLevittown Lanes.Chris Vogel bowler a 274 fol-lowed by Brian Amodeo rolling270, Ed Stadtlander 269, TomGallagher 269, Jas Santoro 266-735, Brian Werbeck 259-717, LeeKruger 259, Mike Willis 258-258-704, Joe Paciullo 257, BradCammarano 257, and Ed Werbeck with a 257 in a 711 set.
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Jason Belmonte Becomes First in Nearly 50 YearsTo Successfully Defend USBC Masters Title
By Lucas Wiseman
- USBC 
John Hodge 809 at Rockville Centre Matt Donders 300 at Lodi Lanes
ROCKVILLE CTR, NY – JoeAustin, Jason French, and GaryRobertson rolled 300in theMonday RVC 4-Man Classic.Mark Slade and Ben Gregorettishot 279, Sunil Kochar 278-277-766, Mark Deluca 276, TomSaitta, Bob Froehlich, andMatthew Rose 268, and JohnSchilling and Tim Swanson 267.
Tony Olivo 300 at South Levittown
STATEN ISLAND, NY - TomBarnes hit a 300 game for a highseries of 793 at the 39th Annual New Year Singles Classic TopQualifiers at Rab’s Country Lanes.Tim McAuliffe, Jr. shot 793,Dean Dunleavy and Steve Soss772, Mike Endress 766, GeorgeCretella 762, Joe Aballo 759, JoeConiglio 752, Tom Dinardo 278-751, Robert Rosas 748, DanTwomey 742, Joe Lamp 737, JohnEadicicco 736, Joe Stillman 735,Joey Weissenstein 734, JohnBeranello, Jr. 732, and RobynBuschini 730.
Tom Barnes’ 300 Tops New Year Classic at Rab’s
 
USBC photo
Jason Belmonte
STATEN ISLAND, NY - Number two seed Ian Parisidefeated number one seed Anthony Terzakos 246 to 185 toclaim the championship title in the 11th Annual Staten IslandJunior Prestige Classic that took place at Rab’s CountryLanes.Youth athletes who are members of the USBC Junior GoldProgram were eligible to compete in the event to vie for thetitle, scholarship awards, and their place in the 2014 NorthPointe Junior Gold Championships to be held in Buffalo, NY.Athletes bowled 4 games in the qualifying round. After thequalifying the top 5 bowlers advanced to the Step-Ladder Finals where fifth seed Jonathan Petrizzi defeated fourth seedCourtney Gervais 195 to 178, then triumphed over third seedKevin Buono 234 to 151 before being beaten by third seedIan Parisi 210 to 204. Parisi went on to take the title.The top 3 athletes competing in this event earned spots tocompete in the 2014 North Pointe Junior GoldChampionships. Courtney Gervais, Jonathan Petrizzi, andBrad Calendrillo earned these elusive spots. Ian Parisi,Anthony Terzakos, and Kevin Buono earned spots in a pre-vious event earlier this season.In 2014 the USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by the brands of Ebonite International will award ove$100,000 in scholarship prizes to a field including over 2,200athletes. The event features six divisions for athletes to com- pete: U12 Boys and Girls, U15 Boys and Girls and U20Boys and Girls. High games in the event were tossed by: Ian Parisi 206,225, 210, 246; Anthony Terzakos 264, 205, 239; JonathanPetrizzi 198, 213, 234, 204; Kevin Buono 202, 236, 224;Courtney Gervais 208; Brad Calendrillo 215; AnthonyRamirez 237; Anthony Everts 223.
Ian Parisi Claims Junior Prestige Title
 
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Defending Champion New York City WTT KingPinsAdvance to PBA League Semifinal Round
 Pete Weber and friends to meet L.A. X for berth in PBA League Elias Cup finals
By Bill Vint
- PBA
ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Thedefending champion New York City WTT KingPins haveadvanced to the semifinal roundof the 2014 ProfessionalBowlers Association LeagueElias Cup competition, defeat-ing last season’s runner-upteam, the Motown Muscle, 4-2,at Thunderbowl Lanes.The second of four single-elimination matches in the 2014PBA League series, pitting thetop two teams from the inaugu-ral PBA League season, airedon ESPN. The KingPins, led byPBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber and owned by women’s sportslegend Billie Jean King, willmeet newly-crowned PBAPlayer of the Year JasonBelmonte and his L.A. X team,owned by Los Angeles Clippersstar Chris Paul, in a semifinalround match with the winner earning a berth in the Elias Cupfinals on Feb. 23 at Brunswick Zone Carolier in NorthBrunswick, N.J.“It was a total team effort,”said KingPins manager CarolynDorin-Ballard after a 227-172victory in the Baker team finalethat gave New York City three points and the win. “The guyscommunicated well, they readthe lanes the right way and wenever gave up. We got a coupleof bad breaks in doubles andtrios, but it all came together inthe team event.” “We’re here to win,” Weber said. “(Team bowling) is a littledifferent for me. I love it because I grew up around team bowling. Dad (PBA Hall of Famer Dick Weber) being partof the Budweisers made it easyfor me to do, so I love it. I lovehaving four other guys to relyon.” In the opening singles battle between team captains, Weber staked his team to a 1-0 leadwith a 232-225 win over Motown’s Mike Fagan. Weber  jumped ahead with a spare andfour strikes, but failed to con-vert the 7-10 and 3-4-7-10 splitsin the next two frames. Fagantook the lead, but Weber redis-covered the strike pocket,throwing another four-bagger for the win.After a first-frame spare in thealternate-ball doubles match,Motown’s Chris Loschetter andFagan put together a string of eight strikes to run away fromJohn Szczerbinski and Weber,268-214, to even the match at 1-1.Motown, presented byBarbasol and owned by Detroitnative and former PittsburghSteelers star Jerome Bettis, thenwon the Baker-format trios point with a 247-234 victoryover the KingPins, presented byGEICO. Motown’s MikeScroggins, Tom Daugherty andBrian Kretzer finished the gamewith five consecutive strikes tocancel out a five-strike NewYork City rally by Scott Norton,Jake Peters and Stuart Williamslate in the game. New York City kept its hopesfor an Elias Cup repeat alive bywinning the five-player Baker Team finale, worth three points.Motown struggled on the leftlane, getting only one strike inthe first five frames to fall behind by 14 pins. A 6-7 split byScroggins in the seventh framefurther hampered Motown, andconsecutive strikes by NewYork’s Williams, Peters andSzczerbinski opened up a 47- pin lead as the KingPins ranaway with the team win.The victory also was a person-al triumph for Dorin-Ballardover her husband, PBA Hall of Famer Del Ballard Jr., who isMotown’s team manager.“There was a family bet,” shelaughed, “but I don’t want totell anyone what it was. We’regoing to go out and eat and cel-ebrate, but everyone knowswe’re pretty competitive.”
PBA photo
New York City WTT KingPins manager Carolyn Dorin-Ballardannouncer KimberlyPressler and L.A.X manager Del Ballard Jr.
The Monmouth County 41st Annual Queens Tournament was held atMiddletown Harmony Bowl. Thirty-Nine of the top bowlers of Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex County bowled five games over five pairs of lanes. The field was then cut to the top 10 bowlers, who bowled an additional three games. Michelle Spratford Kane was theleader after both sets, and top seed going into the step ladder format.In the first match, Margaret Taylor of Monmouth County defeated5th Place Erica Perez 214 to 206. In the second match RobynBuschini defeated Margaret Taylor 247 to 169. Robyn Buschini wasthen defeated by Jen Russo 279 to 237. In the final match, the topseed, Michelle Spratford Kane (the 2010 Queen) defeated Jen Russo(the 2012 and 2008 Queen) 235 to 224.
Michelle Spratford Kane isMonmouth County USBC Queen
Joanne Ramsey Photo
Jen Russo, runner-up and 2012 and 2008 Queen, MichelleSpratford Kane, this year's Queen also won in 2010, both here withBrian Rosseter, tournament manager.
 
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Rockaway Mixed
: Steven Hanveld 279-783, Sean Cook 278-700, Manuel Matias 267-687, Kara Cook 257-667,Linda Humes 226.
Thursday Night Mixed
: Justin Ragucci 268, Colin Beasty256, Kevin Helm 248, Dezso Benzo 246-646, Anne Tursky211, Melissa Peachman 204-560.
Lake Hiawatha Men
: Brian Bodemann 287-700, JayMcGrath 270-743, Mike Harris 255, Dave Martorana 255,Maryann Abasto 217-564.
PBA League
: Philip St. Amand 212, Brian Scott 207, EdGaluska 205, Gary Malone 203, Ken Yokobosky 202, JohnBriggs 200, Robert Rhodes 198, Joseph Caloger 196, LieslApgar 227, Tami Mehesy 198, Dori Tingoli 171.
Rockaway Woman
: Annette Rossi 225-522, TamyBaldwin 222-603, Pat Somers 212-508, Marybeth Kanouse210-500.
Nor Bu
: Keith Helbourg 267-704, Chris Bakos 255, PhilDattolo 243, Stacey Titus 224-582.
Rockaway Foursome
: Brian Whitmore 278-691, JoeKentos 248-692, Terri Galovic 216, Joyce Hulbert 558.
Morris Hills Mixed
: Andy Romo 200-495, Barry Webb186-484, Fred Perry 169-431, Pam Antoniello 191-488,Beth Wilimas 175-507.
Rockaway Youth ProgramsBumper Busters
: Dominic Mellifiore 105, RickyRodriguez 100, Michael Mellifore 85.
Lucky Strikers
: Colin Fisher 95-269, Samantha Fisher 130-300.
Ball Busters
: Jack Cook 247-688, Zachary Clark 217-611,Brandon Kwestel 215-611, Stephanie Sihlanick 179-479.
Monday Rec
: Alexander Schulte 86-140, Kyra Morris 102-147, Ashley Elias 82-149.
Gutter Busters
: Jared Glickman 90-161.
Weekend Warriors/Sizzlin Strikers
: Nicholas Thiese204-503, Mark Howarth 175-467, Benjamin Cruz 145-356.Emma Theise 181-441, Gabby Wyzga 108-281, ChelseyCruz 81-218.
ROCKAWAY ROLLERS

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