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Vol. 70 No. 41 December 16 - 22, 2009 50 cents
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Matt Franke
found perfection in a 300 game
while contesting in the County
Tuesday Night Mixed League at
Barry Labar shot 268-226-686,
Jarvis Goldberry 278-214-683,
Sandy Turner 245-213-620, Dawn
Andreano 216, and Sue Marrero
Matt Franke Rolled 300
In Tuesday Mixed Rockaway
BABYLON, NY –
The Long Island
G e n e r a t i o n s
(LIGBT) hosted its
first weekend major
More than 350
for $21,000 in prize
money. The scratch
title went to Brian
Ziesig of Levittown
who earned $3,000
for his first LIGBT victory. The
210 and under handicap champion
was Mack Oakman of Wheatly
Heights who won $1,500 for his
first LIGBT title.
Brian’s road to his title started in
Round 2 of the finals as he earned
1 bye for leading the Sunday noon
squad with a 749. Brian made an
early statement in the finals by
shooting a 240 in Round 2 and
came back with a 223 in Round 3.
But Brian saved his finest perform-
ance for the Shootout Round
where he started with 6 consecu-
tive strikes and finished with a 257
Finishing second was Steve
Chiarella of Staten Island rolling
a 240 and earning $1,500. The
third place finisher was top senior
bowler, Jim Hosier of New Jersey
posting a 223 game and taking
home $1,000. Finishing up the
final four was John Conroy of
Mahopac who earned
$700 for his 207
game. The only 300 of
the tournament was
shot by Anthony Pepe
of Queens posting his
perfect game in the
Sunday 2pm squad.
The 210 and under
handicap event contin-
ued its amazing growth
as 185 entries were
recorded which created
a prize fund exceeding
$7,800. Mack Oakman
got to stand in the win-
ner’s circle having rolled a 233
game, with handicap, getting a
spare and eight in the tenth frame,
to lock out his closest competitor
Dave Soren of Long Beach who
put up a 219, with handicap. Dave,
who shot the highest qualifying
series of the tournament, posting a
798 set, with handicap and bonus
pins, earned $750 for his second
Rounding out the 210 and under
shootout was Ed Dougherty of
Patchogue collecting $400 with a
210 game and Scott Shultz of
Orlando, FL taking home $300 for
his 189 game. A total of 46
bowlers cashed in the handicap
For more information on the
LIGBT, and complete results of
the Babylon event, please visit our
website at www.ligbtour.com or
call the tournament office at
Joey Weisenstein 300 at Majestic
Brian Ziesig 300-814, Al Spano, Phil Lambert 300
At North Levittown Lanes
LEVITTOWN, NY – Gary Shultis and Douglas
Weaver each fired a 300 game in the Thursday 4 Man
League at North Levittown Lanes.
Keith Hengel shot 298 followed by Dom Gallina
with 289, Todd Skidmore 279, Mike McGlynn 289,
Gary Galatai, Bart Penna, John Smisek, and John
Nash 278, John Frank, and Ian Lang 279, and Chris
Lucchese and George Woodwiss 277.
Gary Shultis, Douglas Weaver Blast 300
At North Levittown Lanes
Mike DeVaney, Shannon Pluhowsky
Top PBA Scorpion Events
ALLEN PARK, Mich. –
San Diego’s Mike
DeVaney salvaged his
bowling career when he
defeated Australia’s two-
handed bowler Jason
Belmonte, 189-170, to
win the Professional
at Thunderbowl Lanes.
In the Women’s
that also aired on ESPN,
Shannon Pluhowsky of
Phoenix defeated Liz
Johnson of Cheektowaga,
N.Y., 192-177, for back-
to-back PBA Women’s
DeVaney, a 36-year-old journey-
man, won his second career PBA
Tour title in a contest that saved him
a career. Strikes in the eighth and
ninth frames, followed by a spare
and strike in the 10th, rallied
DeVaney to victory over Australia’s
unique bowling sensation.
Along with a $25,000 first prize,
DeVaney also locked up an exemp-
tion to bowl on the Lumber
Liquidators PBA Tour for the 2010-
11 season and he earned a spot in
the end-of-season PBA Experience
“I came in (to the PBA World
Series of Bowling) with all the pres-
sure in the world,” DeVaney con-
fessed after his win.
“Bowling for a living is a difficult
thing to do. This is a real blessing
for me. I’m extremely fortunate to
win this tournament.”
“Younger bowlers like Sean and
Jason aren’t used to bowling at a
190 pace,” DeVaney said. “They’re
always looking for 230s. They’re
not used to bowling low games. I
was happy shooting a 190, and if
they beat me, they beat me. I knew
from the first ball I threw that my
scores weren’t going to be very
good, so I just wanted to throw 10
good shots and leave it out there.
“I knew I was going to have to
grind it out. I think I can play that
game pretty well. Today the result
was awesome,” DeVaney said. “To
have things go my way today was a
DeVaney trailed Rash by 35 pins
after six frames, but Rash opened
his final four frames while
DeVaney threw four strikes and
converted a pair of seven-count
spares to complete his comeback
victory. The title match
was similar. Belmonte
had a 16-pin lead after six
frames, but opened in the
eighth and 10th frames
while DeVaney filled his
final four frames.
Belmonte won his berth
in the title match with a
222-175 win over new-
Smallwood of Saginaw,
Mich., in the semifinal
round. Belmonte opened
in the first frame, but then
threw six strikes in a row
to ruin Smallwood’s tele-
In the Women’s
Pluhowsky built a 39-pin lead after
seven frames and survived open
frames of her own in the ninth and
10th frames to become the first
PBA Women’s Series competitor to
win three titles.
“I’m glad there weren’t many
more frames. I’m not sure what
would have happened,” Pluhowsky
said. “It was a bad ending for the
great time I had at the World Series.
I was fortunate to win.
Johnson, with a strike in the ninth
frame, could have won with a dou-
ble in the 10th frame, but she left
the 3-6 on her first attempt in the
Because Pluhowsky, Johnson and
Kelly Kulick had previously won
titles to qualify for the end-of-
season PBA Women’s Series
Showdown, Feldman earned a berth
based upon her fourth-place finish.
LEVITTOWN, NY – Brian Ziesig earned top honors
in the Thursday Expressway Glass Trios League fir-
ing perfect with a 300 then almost again with a 276
for the high series of 814. Al Spano and Phil Lambert
each hit perfection as well tossing a 300 game.
Ed Stadtlander left one standing pitching a 299 fol-
lowed by John Donnarumma rolling 290-775, Carl
Meinhardt 289, Ziggy Ziesig 278-276, Rob Grexer
279-278, Lorraine Morante 289, and Steve Silverman
with a 287 game.
Brian Ziesig and Mack Oakman
LIGBT Major Champions
PBA LLC photo
Mike DeVaney, Shannon Pluhowsky are PBA
Brian Ziesig Took home
the big check in LIGBT.
HOPELAWN, NJ – Joey
Weisenstein earned top game and
series honors while rolling in the
Raritan Bay Men’s League at
Majestic Lanes firing games of
267-300-216 for a high series of
Luis Gomez shot 297-211-
217-725, John Lesiur 253-212-
233-698, John Kertesz 255-218-
224-697, Joe Pizzimenti 201-
243-232-676, Travis Tilley 216-
200-246-662, and Brian Lynch
2 SPORTS REPORTER December 16 - 22, 2009
Every time of the year is gift
time, and the number one on
almost every bowler's gift list is
a bowling ball, for relatives,
friends and themselves.
A bowling ball used to be a
lifetime thing with a lifetime
guarantee, and often passed on
to others. It was never tossed
away, and it still rates high in
objects stored away in closets,
garages, attics and basements.
What should a bowler look for
in a bowling ball? What brand?
What color? What weight?
What color? A bowling ball is a
marvel of thought, research and
construction. And the answers
are as varied as the people who
Long before it became com-
mon for bowlers to have more
than a handy bowling ball or
two, Bob Strampe often noted,
"If pro bowlers could carry
them, they'd have a different
ball for every lane."
Today's pro bowlers come
close and most are experts on
bowling balls and grips, their
own and every ball that arises
from the experience and imagi-
nation of those who devote their
lives to coming up with the
almost impossible---the perfect
All bowling balls approved by
the USBC are fine, but they are
different. The shells, outer sur-
faces, vary in hardness, as does
the composition of the ball, and
the inner weight blocks.
You don't have to know all the
plus and minus factors of every
ball but you should obtain the
advice of someone who does so
you can best improve your
It's not rocket science; it is
The weight of a bowling ball is
all important and a simple guide
is to use as heavy as a ball as you
can without sacrificing balance.
Don't let the ball throw you off
in the slightest. A long list of
greats have used lighter balls.
Hall of Fame teacher Bill
Bunetta advises that a lighter
ball might call for a more solid
pocket hit but adds that a lighter
ball still will carry well. A big
advantage of the lesser weight is
that arm swing comes easier and
the ability to speed the ball is
Legend Buzz Fazio used to
suggest that when you think
you're reaching the rocking
chair stage, don't rock away too
soon. Just go to a lighter ball
and still enjoy many years of
There was a time when you
had a big choice of color in
bowling balls----black or shades
of black. Now, there are as many
colors for bowling balls as there
are for Christmas tree balls or
Easter eggs so let your bowling
ball's color reflect whatever you
And Teata Semiz made no
excuses for his feeling for new
"Many times I didn't change
much at all, but a new ball gives
you a new outlook and a new
mental lift that can't be
matched." said Semiz.
So for all those bowlers on
your gift shopping list, for any
occasion, a bowling ball is the
J oa n Ta yl or ’ s Te n Pi n Ra p. . . .
Someone got an early Christmas present! Victoria Goncalves, 26, saw her
first 300 game while rolling in the Hits and Misses League at Sparta Lanes.
The 22-year veteran of the game was averaging 193, so in addition to recog-
nition for a perfect game, she shot 107 pins over average. “It’s taken me two
days to realize I did it,” she said.
Goncalves bowled for years with her family, parents, aunts, uncles, then
cousins, and joined junior leagues. She credits her junior leagues and high
school coach Naz Larsen who worked with her at Curtis High School.
Larsen manages Rab’s Country Lanes on Staten Island.
Her games were 300-235-195 for a 730. She bested her previous high
game of 288, rolled last year.
Was she nervous? “I thought my whole body was shaking, but I know that
my knees definitely were.” Jim Winterfeld, a county director who was
bowling that night told her to take a breath, not to worry, and that she would
be fine. And she was. She is going to receive a USBC ring for her achieve-
ment. She is no stranger to greatness, as she and JR Mabee won the county
doubles last year, scratch division.
“I think that Annette (Oswald, bowling in that league) was more excited
than I was. She said I was the first female ever to roll a perfect game in that
league.” Victoria dedicated her score to “my parents, Dara and John, for
helping me through all the years, putting up with tournaments and all the
Ed Casler 771
OAKLAND, NJ – Ed Casler led
the all bowlers in the Wednesday
Early Mixed firing a 279 game for
a high series of 771.
Frank Serico hit 259-737, Mark
Maryanski 256-683, and Keith
John Alessandrello 744
OAKLAND, NJ- John
Alessandrello paced the scoring in
the Tuesday Early Men’s League
firing a 259 game for a high series
Joe Bonser shot 720, Brian Scott
278-719, Dwayne Shuart 715, and
Jack Balddwin 706.
Steve Aiello 805
WAYNE, NJ – Steve Aiello
topped the Knights of Pythias
blasting a high game of 278 in the
high series of 805.
Nick Greco shot 788, Pete
Mazzolani, 268-745, Nick Greco
267-737, Jason Barkley 279-720,
Dave Herman 720, Tony DeArmas
714, and John Ferguson 299.
Tony Myslek 300
WAYNE, NJ – Sub Tony Myslek
outscored all of the CRA heavy
hitters when he rolled perfect with
a 300 game.
Jim Broadfoot hit 268, Pete
Feldman 263-755, Alfie Ramirez
267-660, Steve Aiello 258-772,
and Guy Brogna 258.
Jeff Dudas 300
WAYNE, NJ – Jeff Dudas set the
OLV Men’s League season high
game with his first ever 300 game.
Rich Shanley shot 290-752, Ben
Cucaro 258-257-747, Harry
Fivehouse 246-711, Randy Klein
685, and Tom Maloney 256-661.
Tony Masino 750
WAYNE, NJ – Tony Masino
bowled the Wednesday Early
Mixers Season high series at T-
Bowl Lanes when he rolled posted
scores of 268, 256 and 226 for the
high series of 750.
Keri May blasted 267-226-211-
704, Bill Breur 257-213-682,
Albert Masino, Jr. 246-227-675,
Jerry Yodice 245-667, and Frank
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Keith Beeh 300-809, Mike McCabe 300
At North Arlington Bowl-O-Drome
NO. ARLINGTON, NJ – Keith Beeh earned top honors in the Sunday
Morning Trios League at North Arlington Bowl-O-Drome firing a 300
game for a high series of 809. Mike McCabe shot 300-758.
Ken Carson shot 269-776, Brian Graham 280-770, Jay Judowski 268-
764, Rody Kemple 285-748, Charlie Veneziano 279-747, Justin Sloan
279-737, Russ Van Housen 259-731, Bobby Willis 279-727, Joey
Kowalsli 288-723, Pete Honan 279-717, Anthony Imbriano 246-716,
and Dave Madara 246-712.
Fastiggi 810, DeMarco 300 at Lodi
LODI, NJ – Mario Fastiggi earned top honors in the Monday Classic
League at Lodi Lanes blasting games of 279-253-278 for a high series
of 810. Jimmy DeMarco shot 300.
Matt O’Grady shot 237-235-279-751, Jerry Ramirez 236-237-265-738,
Jason Tenorio 244-226-255-725, Jay Judowski 248-2388237-723,
Raphael Rivera 255-225-234-714, and Anthony Buonanno 248-235-
Brian Ball 761 at Holiday Bowl
OAKLAND, NJ – Brian Ball led the scoring in the Sat. Junior Major
League at Holiday Bowl firing games of 259-246 for a high series of
Tim Scott shot 266-255-729, Kevin Macchia 640, and Joe
December 16 - 22, 2009 SPORTS REPORTER 3
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Caitlyn Coliclio and Mike Arne
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Jeremy also bowled a 300 game in the
title match en route to victory!
4 SPORTS REPORTER December 16 - 22, 2009
THE STARS AT STELTON
Mike Bizarro 748
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Mike Bizarro
led the So. Plainfield Mix League
firing games of 258-244-246 for a
high series of 748.
Eric Metrokotsas hit 257, and Barry
Evelyn and Tony Bomentre 246.
Bill Gaskill 716
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Bill Gaskill
topped the scoring in the Wed.
AT&T League firing games of 257-
232-227 for a high series of 716.
Cecil Burry hit 262-205-234-
701, Tom Aussem 264, and Phil
Chmura and Ken Dzurilla 256.
Jim Hering 279
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Jim Hering
rolled 279, Keith Urquhart 253,
and Steve Harris 235 in the He’s
and She’s League.
Rob Broderick 720
PISCATAWAY, NJ- Rob
Broderick led the scoring in the
Classic League firing games of
256-245-219 for a high series of
Glenn Willston hit 247-237-235-
719, Parthenia White 258, and
Dave Donealn 249.
J. Dobosiewc 716
PISCATAWAY, NJ – In the
Central New Jersey Pride League
James Dobosiewc shot 245-258-
213-716, and Richard Givney
In the Metuchen Golf & Country
Club League Ann Daton hit 214.
Phil Gessner shot 258 in the
AT&T Tue. League
At Plaza Lanes
MADISON, NJ – Steve Errichetti
earned top honors in the CMIL
League at Plaza Lanes firing a
high game of 300 for a high series
Margaret Byrne hit 221, and
Jennifer Dunklin 594.
Dave Hanft 276
MADISON, NJ – Dave Hanft
topped the scoring in the Tuesday
400 Doubles League firing a high
game of 276.
Oren Warter hit 270-734, Trevor
Bogert 267-676, and Pam Feelan
Shawn Johnson 632
MADISON, NJ – Shawn Johnson
led the scoring in the Reed League
firing a high game of 262 and a
high series of 632.
David Hill hit 232, Ralph
Coviello 215, and Margaret
In the Chatham Collisionettes
League Jodi Belli hit 214, and
Alice Bednarik 210.
AT HOLIDAY BOWL
Jon Paul Richard 768
OAKLAND, NJ- Jon Paul Richard led all bowlers in the Monday Nite
Early Mix League firing 269-265 for a high series of 768.
Todd Ascenzo hit 697, Hank Wilcox 259, Ladi DiGaglaino and Moe
Richard 221, and Bonnie Mondelli 216.
Lee Woods 720
OAKLAND, NJ- Lee Woods paced the Sunday Adult/Junior League
firing a high game of 279 and a high series of 720.
Carl Larson III hit 247-650, Mike Jenkins 227, Carl Larson IV 221-
201-604, and Janice Pyryt 235.
Chuck Coslet 668
OAKLAND, NJ – Chuck Coslet paced the scoring in the Pops Coslet
Memorial League firing a 268 game for a high series of 668.
Chuck Wassmer hit 247-600, Mike McHugh 228, and Kathy Hanek
Russ Wiltsey Pounded 300-811
At Brunswick Zone Carolier
No. BRUNSWICK, NJ – Russ Witlsey topped the scoring in the
Middlesex County Major League at Brunswick Zone Carolier Lanes fir-
ing 246-300-265 for a high series of 811.
Ray Smarsh rolled 268-268-246-782, Ryan Friend 241-269-267-777,
Sean Riccardi 226-269-259-754, Bruce Camp 246-245-259-750, Tom
Girdley 267-244-224-735, Jennifer Russo-Horvath 247-257-216-720,
Jimmy DeMarco 279-245-720, Dan Benovitz 247-242-226-715,
Christine Kukoda 257-257-713, Ernie Lukacs, Jr. 232-245-230-707, and
Ryan Batty 217-236-247-700.
December 16 - 22, 2009 SPORTS REPORTER 5
John Lennon Blasted 300
At South Levittown Lanes
LEVITTOWN, NY – John Lennon found the magic to roll a 300 game
along with a 273 to tally a 710 series contesting in the Friday Prime
Time Mixed League at South Levittown Lanes.
Kenny Sanders shot 268-279, Bill Dwork 268-724, Edmond Wing 268,
Frank Vitale 263, Robert Hultin 269, and Regina Collins 271-255-708.
Lisa Friscione, Carole DeGroot,
Joe Bonser Rolled 300
In Friday Major at Parkway Lanes
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Lisa Friscione, Carole DeGroot, and Joe
Bonser each found the line to burn the boards for a 300 game while
bowling in the Friday 1050 Major League at Parkway Lanes.
Rob Byrd shot took high series honors when he tallied a 784 set closely
followed by Don Heller rolling a 782.
Paul Chairello bowled a 765 set, Vin Turano 739, Frank Buonanno
737, Al Winkler 725, and Vic Padilla 720.
Sean Riccardi Hit 845
At Brunswick Zone Carolier
NO. BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sean Riccardi topped the scoring in the
Middlesex County Major League at Zone Carolier firing a near perfect
pair of 299 games then add a 247 for the session’s high series of 845.
Bill Daunno shot near perfect as well with another 299 and followed
up with a 225 and 247 to tally a 769 set followed by Brian Lynch with
268-258-723, Jennifer Russo-Horvath 226-258-236-720, Christine
Kukoda 264-207-244-715, Fred Lugos 203-247-258-708, Kevin Harrity
235-268-205-708, Jeff Rechter 238-268-201-707, and Mike Greenberg
ARLINGTON, Texas – Although there are more
than 13,000 teams already signed up for the 2010
United States Bowling Congress Open
Championships in Reno, Nev., the entry deadline
now has been extended until Jan. 15, 2010.
The 136-day event begins Feb. 20 at the National
Bowling Stadium and is scheduled to conclude on
July 5. This will mark the first of two consecutive
years the tournament will be held at the NBS. It will
be the event’s record ninth visit to Reno and the
sixth time it will be held at the one-of-a-kind, 78-
More than 65,000 competitors will make their
way to “The Biggest Little City in the World” to
compete for more than $6 million in prize money.
“While we reached our original entry deadline
with good numbers, we decided to add some more
time to give more of our members a chance to come
and enjoy what Reno and the Open Championships
have to offer,” said Brian Lewis, USBC
Championships Director. “Entries have been com-
ing in at a steady pace, which proves the interest is
still there, and we don’t want anyone to miss out.”
There are plenty of prime spots available for
2010, and it’s never too early to start planning for
And since having the event in Reno in back-to-
back years is unprecedented, USBC is challenging
bowlers to help break the participation record. To
entice them, the Reno-Sparks Convention and
Visitors Authority has teamed with USBC to form
the USBC Eagle's Nest, a special club for team cap-
tains who field teams in both 2010 and 2011.
Upon reserving spots for both years, captains will
receive a monthly e-mail newsletter featuring tour-
nament tips, the latest bowling trends and special
offers. Eagle’s Nest members also will be eligible
for special giveaways, including a brand new car or
truck, round-trip airfare compliments of USBC
Travel, VIP upgrades on accommodations for the
2011 Open Championships and high-performance
To be eligible, team captains must register teams
for both the 2010 and 2011 tournaments, and the
2011 reservation and deposit must be received by
July 5, 2010.
For more information visit USBCopen.com or
call the tournament entries department toll free at
There also are plenty of spots available for
bowlers interested in competing in the 2010 USBC
Women’s Championships in El Paso, Texas. More
than 7,000 teams are expected to compete in the
event, which begins March 27 and runs until June
30. The deadline for the Women’s Championships
is Jan. 22, 2010. For more information and avail-
able times, please visit usbcwomenschampi-
365 Route 46 - Rockaway - NJ - 07866
visit us at rockawaylanes.com
Tuesdays 9:00 pm - Starts: January 12, 2010
25 Point System - Match Play
18 week Season
Handicap 80% of 230
$35.00/week - $25.00 Entry Fee
Total Prize Fund
$4,500.00 1st Place
1st Half Payout - 12 Teams
1st - $4,500/$1,500 each
2nd - $,3000/$1,000 each
3rd - $1,500/$500.00 each
4th - $1,200/$400.00 each
5th - $1,050/$350.00 each
6th - $900.00/$300.00 each
7th - $750/$250 each
8th - $600/$200/each
9th - $390/$130/each
10th - $285/$95 each
11th - $150/$50 each
12th - $75/$25 each
ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED
FOR 2010 USBC OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
6 SPORTS REPORTER December 16 - 22, 2009
Tim Scott Tops Youth at Holiday
By Vince Albrecht
Oakland, NJ – Sixteen-year-old Tim Scott, who at last year’s Passaic
County Tournament exploded with 290-767 for his West Milford quin-
tet, showed more of that incredible talent again at Holiday Bowl in the
Stan Niemiec Youth Travelers competition. After opening with 236,
227, Tim caught everyone’s attention by stringing the first nine in his
third game, but a stubborn 10-pin on his tenth delivery denied him a
shot at perfection this day. He calmly converted the spare and finished
with 278-741, the season’s best individual effort to date. His Holiday
Bowl II teammates’ Rich Gutches 226-657 and Colette Malyack 241-
618 contributed big time to the sweeping victory, garnering league
highs of 1042-3057 in stunning Holiday I, which had a great outing
from young Brian Rizzi 245-592.
Fair Lawn I took three games from Montvale II thanks largely to
Marla Auslander, whose 198-507 was an astounding 162 pins over
average while twelve-year-old Isiah Tolbert added 199 and 205.
Montvale II’s pin-bashing duo Bryan Kist 236-661 and Brian
O’Flaherty 245-617 along with Matt Hauser’s 202 wasn’t enough to
stay with the victors who took over first place.
Thirteen bowlers combined to roll twenty-seven deuces in addition
to the seven series of “600” or better, to the delight of family, friends
and others who appreciate the skills these young keglers possess.
Will Blanco Leads at No. Arlington
By Vince Albrecht
North Arlington, NJ – There were no “Friday the 13th” jitters for four-
teen-year-old Will Blanco who carved out a nifty 619 threesome in
leading the Cardinals to a sweep of Café Tra-Ell in North Arlington’s
Adult-Junior doubles play. Will found the range after a 179 start and
closed with 227 and 213, lifting his league-high average above 196 in
catapulting the Redbirds into third place.
The A Team took advantage of position week to knock S.A.S. from
the top, 5-2 as Nikki Arrigo stayed sharp with 189-494. Nick Gavron
finished strong with 204, helping to salvage the finale for S.A.S. which
had held first place since opening week. Team Awesome jumped to
fourth place, turning back the pesky Chipmunks, 5-2; Margaret Ziobro
had two above average games for the winners as did Sam Passaro for
the Mighty Chipmunks [you’ve got to love that team name]. Eleven-
year-old Chris McBride rolled 180, his best this season in helping
Juicy grab two points from the Ghosts.
Over-average performers among the twelve and under gang were
Chris McBride +59, Nikki Arrigo +35, Margaret Ziobro +33, Sam
Passaro +19 and Nicole Fonseca +7. Best among their adult partners
were Tim Bray 267-708, Vin Albrecht 216, Kevin Gavron 204 and
Patti Passaro 180.
Barry Marlatt 736 at Hy-Way
UNION, NJ- Barry Marlatt led the scoring in the Plau Post 91 Monday
Nite Minor League at Hy-Way Bowl firing games of 202-279-255 for
a high series of 736.
Noah Lynch hit 257-236-215-708, Dennis Cadeiro 222-265-220-707,
and Nick Lardieri 289.
Pete Honan 761 at No. Arlington Bowl
NO. ARLINGTON, NJ – Pete Honan led the scoring in the Sunday
Morning Trios League at North Arlington Bowl-O-Drome firing a 279
game for a high series of 761.
Jay Judowski shot 270-755, Keith Beeh 269-741, Noah Lynch 267-
728, Anthony Imbriano 244-727, Bobby Willis 267-722, John Beasley
247-719, Moe Ware 278-710.
Mike Kigner is still bowling and even rolled a 258-686 this week.
Ed O’Neill 300
WAYNE, NJ – Passaic County
Hall of Famer, Ed O’Neill outso-
cred all the bowlers in the Guys &
Dolls League at T-Bowl when he
threw his 49th 300 game.
Steve D’Angelo shot 278-253-
751, Chris Ball, Sr. 711, Jimmy
Niedzwiecki 258-703, Chris
Pagano 702, Jose Torres and Chris
Romeo 257, and Keri May 226-
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Miguel Galloza 728
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Miguel
Galloza led the scoring in the
Spanish-American Mixed League
tossing 267-223-238 for a high
series of 728.
Benny Nieves shot 258-203-224-
Heriberto Matias 716
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Heriberto
Matias led the Friday Nite Men’s
League pitching 254-220-242 for
a high series of 716.
John Rotondo, Jr. shot 265-223-
202-690, Joe Karas 247-227-666,
and Gerald Lyness 276.
Matt Franke 675
ROCKAWAY, NJ –Matt Franke
led the scoring in the County
Tuesday Night Mixed rolling 234-
215-226 for a 675.
Alcadio Galloza hit 264-215-672,
Ralph Marrero 264, Daniel
Lorenzo 248, Danny Nykforuk
242, Santy Turner 222, and Venus
Mike Potoski 710
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Mike Potoski
led the scoring in the Tuesday
Night Mixed League firing games
of 256-247-207 for a high series of
Ed Pico hit 259-213-209-681,
and Tony Luttenberger 256.
Glen Malmstone 706
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Glen
Malmstone led the Mixed League
rolling 254-247-205 for a 706 set.
Barry Lehman shot 247-215-233-
695, Tom Cloucci 243-201-239-
663, Jim Testa 257, Nidia
Haneveld 215-211-213-639, and
Melinsa Hannon 244-203-628.
Chris Morris 699
ROCKAWAY, NJ- Chris Morris
led the Lake Hiawatha Adult Child
League with 248-233-218 for a
Walt Lampmann shot 236-229-
232-696, Jason Roberts 252-245-
690, Doug Batsch 268, and Chip
Shawn Casey 654
ROCKAWAY, NJ- Shawn Casey
led the Monday Early Birds bowl-
Ron Muscara hit 268, Guy
Schliewinez 254, John Nogrady
240, Michelle Clouse 248-214-
647, and Sheila Sell 220.
Alex Dalmedo 677
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Alex Dalmedo
led the Thursday Nite Mixed
rolling 255-201-221 for a 677.
Bill Homa shot 258-215-663,
Steve Peterson 242, Kimberly
Martinez 233-211-604, and
Jessica Petersen 219.
Craig Carpenter 660
ROCKAWAY, NJ – In the NorBu
Lodge League Craig Carpenter
shot 245-231-660, Arnold
Uhleman 235-223-627, and Lisa
ARLINGTON, Texas – Former
Professional Bowlers Association
Senior Tour star John Handegard
and longtime Women’s
International Bowling Congress
Sergeant-at-Arms Betty Barnes
have been elected to the United
States Bowling Congress Hall of
Fame by the USBC Hall of Fame
They will be inducted at a spe-
cial outdoor ceremony May 12 at
the International Bowling
Campus. The induction ceremony
also will include those elected
from the national superior per-
formance ballots. On the men’s
ballot are Del Ballard Jr., Keller,
Texas; Marshall Holman,
Medford, Ore.; David Husted,
Milwaukie, Ore.; Amleto
Venezuela; David Ozio,
Beaumont, Texas; and Wayne
Webb, Sacramento, Calif. The
women’s ballot has Dede
Davidson, Buellton, Calif.; Carol
Gianotti, Perth, Australia; and
Kim Terrell-Kearney, Grand
Handegard, 71, a right-hander
from Spring, Texas, was chosen in
the Veterans category. The 76-
year-old Barnes, from Reno, Nev.,
was elected in the Meritorious
“It was overwhelming,”
Handegard said, recalling his
emotion upon being informed of
the honor. “I had goose bumps. It’s
something I never thought could
ever happen. I had been on the bal-
lot before and didn’t make it and
thought maybe they forgot me. I
guess they didn’t.”
Handegard was a late bloomer in
the sport as he won his first PBA
title of any kind on the Senior Tour
in 1990. Five years later, he
became the oldest player to cap-
ture a PBA national title, winning
in Kennewick, Wash., at age 57.
He went on to win 14 PBA Senior
titles, three PBA Senior Player of
the Year honors and three selec-
tions to Bowling Magazine’s
Senior All-America team.
“It took me a long time to find
my game,” said Handegard, who
has virtually retired from bowl-
ing and spends his time working
part-time at golf courses and a
golf store. “The power of posi-
tive thinking finally helped me. I
used to beat myself up for not
being perfect. The big thing I
had to realize was I wasn’t per-
fect. Having the right mental
game and proper nutrition were
what helped me finally succeed.”
Barnes served as WIBC
Sergeant-at-Arms from 1994-
2005 after first joining the WIBC
Board of Directors in 1989. As
Reno/Sparks Women’s Bowling
Association president, she was
instrumental in helping the Reno
community build the National
Bowling Stadium and bring the
Tournament to her hometown.
She helped coordinate the suc-
cessful hosting of the WIBC
Championship Tournaments in
1988, 1997, 2000 and 2003. She
also helped with the 2006 and
2009 USBC Women’s
She actively participated on
committees for the 13th
Federation Internationalé des
Quilleurs World Championships
in Reno in 1995 and assisted in
the 2001 and 2002 FIQ Senior
Opens in her hometown.
“I cried and laughed at the
same time,” said Barnes,
describing her reaction when she
was given the news. “There
couldn’t be anything greater in
serving bowling. It’s the height
of my bowling life.
“There have been so many
times when I marched either new
or past Hall of Famers up the
aisle at the WIBC Annual
Meeting. I never dreamed that
would happen to me.”
Barnes previously was elected
into the Nevada and Greater
Reno WBA Halls of Fame for both
meritorious service and superior
John Handegard, Betty Barnes
Elected to USBC Hall of Fame
8 SPORTS REPORTER December 16 - 22, 2009
THE MAGIC AT MAJESTIC
J. Weisenstein 792
HOPELAWN, NJ – Joey
Weisensetin led the scoring in the
Raritan Bay Men’s League firing
games of 289-269-234 for a high
series of 792.
John Kertesz shot 264-237-268-
769, Steve Venito 246-243-242-
731, Nick Cristosi 220-203-288-
711, Gabe Ferrari 249-247-210-
706, and Rich Nicholls 214-235-
Bob Balogh 784
HOPELAWN, NJ – Bob Balogh
topped the scoring in the
Middlesex County Classic League
firing games of 270-225-259 for a
high series of 784.
John Kertesz hit 258-235-224-
717, Richard Funk III 254-219-
235-708, Larry Caggiano 215-
225-267-707, Craig Hockman
238-214-254-706, and Glenn
Mohr, Jr. 245-201-257-703.
Michael Kelly 733
HOPELAWN, NJ –Michael Kelly
led the Monday Madness League fir-
ing 246-243-244 for a 733 high set.
Frank Viverito 276-211-648,
Dennis Fitzsimmons 233-622, and
Kevin Adriano 226-600.
Thomas Poulos 733
HOPELAWN, NJ – Thomas
Poulos led the scoring in the
Thursdy Nite Mixed League firing
games of 246-239-248 for a high
series of 733.
Scott Akalewicz hit 225-238-212-
675, Vinny Medvetz 234-226-653,
Bob Divila 213-234-641, and
Rollin E. Ball 233-210-613.
In the Merck League Eric Hatli
hit 230-619, and Gerry Penna 222-
Kyle Jannuzzi 715
HOPELAWN, NJ – Kyle Jannuzzi
topped the scoring in the His &
Hers League firing games of 238-
278 for a high series of 715.
Mike Schugel shot 213-279-202-
694, Bill Smith 228-222-216-666,
Shelly Jacques 233-222-647, and
John Strassner 226-203-214-643.
Steph Crane 714
HOPELAWN, NJ – Steph Crane
led the scoring in the Raritan Bay
Men’s League firing games of
233-278-203 for a high series of
Jaime Mugnone hit 222-236-644,
Diana Ragus 225-202-618, and
Jennifer Beshara 223-203.
Michael Morris 710
HOPELAWN, NJ – Michael Morris
led the scoring in the NJ Turpnike
League tossing games of 278-204-
228 for a high series of 710.
Drew Rucinski shot 215-225-
611, Jim Gallo 202-212, Ted
Yeung 217, and Joyce Ellison 205.
Bob Joseph 703
HOPELAWN, NJ – Bob Joseph
led the scoring in the Atlantic City
Trios League rolling 226-233-244
for a 703 high set.
Ernesto Cabrera hit 227-244-654,
Ralph Doerfler 244-225-635, and
Mike Vicidomini 200-231-622.
Walter Hermann 692
HOPELAWN, NJ – Walter
Hermann topped the scoring in the
Tuesday Nite Trios League firing
games of 237-235-220 for a high
series of 692.
Mike Consiglio shot 206-218-
259-683, Michael Dinaburg 205-
248-631, and Paul Harney 201-
Warren Taureck 677
HOPELAWN, NJ – Warren
Taureck topped all scoring in the
Garden State Mixed League tossing
247-234 for a high series of 677.
Sal Angotti hit 258-214-671,
Michael Ramer 236-234-669, and
Bill Slattery 220-228-647.
Ron Tanko 670
HOPELAWN, NJ – Ron Tanko
led the Gemini Towing League fir-
ing 215-241-214 for a 670 set.
Vinny Medvetz shot 205-206-
207-618, Bob Jazikoff 231-226-
611, and Scott Akalewicz 216-
Rich Rowley 665
HOPELAWN, NJ – Rich Rowley
rolled 219-266-665, and Larry
Johnson 214 in the Winter Senior
Eric Weinstein 639
HOPELAWN, NJ – Eric
Weinstein rolled 202-212-225-
639, and Jack Gale 217-215-613
in the Friday Late Night Mixed
Elio Carrasco 648
HOPELAWN, NJ – Elio Carrasco
paced the scoring in the Sunday
Nite Mixed League firing games
of 204-245 for a high series of
Mike Acevedo hit 215-244-637,
John Delgado 246-228-626, and
Elliot Carrasco 231-618.
Joe Grossi 659
HOPELAWN, NJ – Joe Grossi led
the scoring in the Knights of
Columbus League firing games of
202-254-203 for a high series of
Bill Dillon shot 214-224-201-
639, Nick Simone 202-223-616,
and Rich Maddock 225-602.
Richard Maddock 675
HOPELAWN, NJ – Richard
Maddock led the scoring in the
Vacation League firing games of
254-204-217 for a high series of
Lauro Perez hit 235-224-204-
664, Sean Williams 243-208-204-
655, and Raul Morales 235-214-
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