BRHS, NBC boys knock down bowling victories

By: Sean Moylan
   The Bordentown Regional High School boys’ varsity bowling squad was steady and efficient in posting a clean 4-0 victory over New Egypt on Tuesday afternoon at Thunderbird Lanes.
   "They (the Scotties) bowled pretty well," said Rob Conlin, the head coach of the Scotties. Coach Conlin was very happy to see his kids do well after a long holiday layoff.
   "T.J. McGonigal had a very good match," added Coach Conlin.
   McGonigal rolled a 569 series which featured games of 220, 181 and 169.
   Leon Mack posted a fine 522 series (195, 177, 150) while Lane Hirschfeld came through with a series of 504 (159, 156, 189) and Ryan Branson had an excellent 509 series (163, 186, 160).
   Kevin Gabauer rolled games of 148 and 149 and Rusty Miller also bowled a game for the Scotties, who won the total pin count 2516 to 2263.
   Bordentown and New Egypt’s girls’ teams tied 2-2. After surrendering the first two games, Bordentown won the third game, 731-672, to nip the Warriors in the total pin count 2117 to 2107.
   Kristi Hamm led the Scotties’ comeback with a fantastic 230 third game.
   "That (the 230 game) was just awesome. She had like eight strikes in a row," added Coach Conlin, who loved the way Hamm bowled under pressure. Overall, Hamm rolled a 516 series (124, 162, 230).
   Samantha Todd also got the job done with her 415 series (143, 143, 129) and Melissa Jones’ 412 series (166, 135, 111) was much appreciated too.
   Jen Dean posted a very solid 401 series (136, 123, 142) while Katrina Cooper’s 373 series was highlighted by a high game of 140.
   It was one of the Scotties’ best efforts of the young season.
   The Scotties boys’ are 5-1 while the girls are 2-2-2.
   Bordentown is scheduled at Ewing on Friday and at Rancocas Valley on Monday. On Tuesday, Bordentown is scheduled to host Westampton.

   The Northern Burlington county Regional High School boys’ varsity bowling team used an amazing 1029 second game to topple Holy Cross 4-0 at the Brunswick Zone this past Tuesday afternoon.
   "That second game was excellent. That’s when Anthony Hambrick and Don Burgess had their 232 and 222 games (respectively)," said NBC head bowling coach Bruce Wandling.
   "Everyone bowled well that game, but everyone bowled poorly the last game (864)."
   However, Hambrick bowled well enough to record an outstanding series of 630 (223, 232, 175) and Burgess also broke the magic 600 number with his 602 series (212, 222, 168).
   Matt Yoak, who bowled a 579 series (games of 204, 198 and 177), and Billy Moore, who posted a 536 series (174, 185 and 177), also helped the Greyhounds’ secure the victory. Pete Braun (141) and Billy Ferenc (192, 167) split NBC’s remaining three games. While the Greyhounds 2847 pin count was nothing to sneeze at, Coach Wandling believes his undefeated boys’ team (6-0-1 overall; 3-0-1 in the division) can do even better.
   "Too many kids didn’t bowl over the vacation because they went away," noted Coach Wandling.
   Now that the Greyhounds are all back home and bowling every day, their averages will most likely climb even more. That’s a scary thought for the rest of the Liberty Division.
   NBC’s girls (4-1) did not compete against the Lancers because Holy Cross does not have a girls’ team this season.
   Both NBC squads were scheduled at Pemberton yesterday. NBC is scheduled to host Maple Shade on Monday and Rancocas Valley on Tuesday.