Sports Roundup

Barnegat Bowler Among Top Individuals in Shore Conference Tournament

Jan 30, 2019

With the NJSIAA sectional tournaments right down the road, the Barnegat boys and girls bowling teams got a little taste of bigger competition when they competed against the conference’s best squads in the Shore Conference Tournament on Jan. 23-24.

And while neither of the Bengals’ teams broke through the top 10, David MacGillivray managed to crack the top five as an individual, scoring a 689 series to finish fourth by just seven pins. MacGillivray fired games of 237, 233 and 219 to finish a pin behind Toms River South’s Kevin DiBernardo, who rolled a 265 in his final game of the tournament to pull ahead. Ocean Township’s Jack Henry was the top scorer with a 696 series, while Howell’s Brian Garofano tossed a 693.

The next-highest finisher for Barnegat was Matt Kulpa’s 49th-place position with a 502 series. After a slow start at 138 in the first game, Kulpa picked up his pace, registering a 162 in the second game before finish the day with a 202. Teammate Matt Charland, who threw games of 168 and 212 during his first two games, ended up 51st with a 498 series.

As a team, the Bengals finished 11th overall with a combined score of 2,534. Following an 891 for the first game, Barnegat fired a 931 in the second and finished with a 793. Brick Memorial won the team title with 3,103 pins, outscoring second-place Howell by 78 pins.

In the girls’ tourney, Barnegat placed 13th overall with 2,143 pins following games of 702, 678 and 763. The Bengals ended up 12 pins behind 12th-place Ocean Township and 56 pins behind 11th-place St. John Vianney. Toms River North won the team crown with 2,850 pins.

Individually, Lily Spagnola placed 28th overall with a 506 series after rolling games of 156, 170 and 180. Spagnola tied with Brick’s Chelsea Tussel, but the difference was Tussel’s high game of 188 in the first game. Ocean Township’s Kristen Pagliaro finished one pin ahead with a 507, while Manasquan’s Orla McBride was 25th with a 509 series.

Also for Barnegat, Jasmine Reid finished 31st with a 497 series following games of 201, 113 and 183, while Precious Anderson took the 34th position with a 486 series after she fired games of 169, 159 and 158.

Southern’s Springstead

Shore’s Best in Vault

If the indoor track and field season is any indicator of what’s coming in the spring, David Springstead is headed for some big things once the weather warms up. The senior delivered a big effort in the pole vault during the Shore Conference Championships on Jan. 25, soaring over the bar at 13 feet to capture the conference crown.

Springstead also scored the rest of the Rams’ points by swiping fourth in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 10 inches and sixth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.10 seconds.

Individually, the only other local boys to finish among the top six was Pinelands Regional’s Andre Simmons, who zipped to a third-place spot with a time of 6.72 seconds in the 55-meter dash. Meanwhile, the 4x400-meter relay team of Ryan Fisher, Justin Gomez, Ralph Cruz and Lukas Torres provided Barnegat with its only points after taking sixth in 3:41.04.

As for the girls, the highest individual finish came from Pinelands’ Liz Makar, who grabbed third in the shot put with a top throw of 37 feet, 10 inches. Southern’s Caitlin Hambor snagged fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of :59.97, and Barnegat’s Kayla Carter finished sixth in the 55 dash with a time of 7.57 seconds.

In the 4x400 relay, Southern’s speedy crew of Karagan Bulger, Hailey Hochstrasser, Shannon Flaherty and Hambor ended up third with a time of 4:03.77, just seven-hundredths of a second behind second-place Red Bank Catholic.

Southern Swimmers

Squash Brick Memorial

The swimming regular season might be ending this week, but the Southern Regional girls and boys still have business to take care of within the Shore Conference Class A South division. And before the squads met up with division rival Brick Township on Wednesday, the Rams crushed the Green Dragons’ crosstown sister school, Brick Memorial, on Jan. 22 – the girls scoring a 124-46 win and the boys coming away with a 108-62 triumph.

For the girls (6-2), the 200-yard medley relay crew of Jacquelyn Kilcommons, Mia Amirr, Kaylyn Iusan and Olivia Auge started off with a first-place time of 2:03.25, before Veronica Ruoff added a first-place time of 2:17.30 in the 200-yard freestyle, and Summer Davis won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.12.

After Abigail Malandro won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.11 seconds, Iusan returned to take the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:10.86 and Kilcommons followed with a winning time of 1:00.13 in the 100-yard freestyle. Phoebe Sprague won the 500-yard freestyle in 6:01.47, before the 200-yard freestyle crew of Malandro, Davis, Iusan and Sprague won in 1:49.06.

Following Auge’s winning time of 1:09.45 in the 100-yard backstroke, Hallie Gallagher scored the victory in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:20.59. Malandro, Sprague, Mya Pierson and Davis capped the winning effort with a first-place time of 4:04.48 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

For the Southern boys (4-4), Aidan McInerney, Tom White, Noah Hanvey and Jackson Hughes launched the winning effort with a first-place time of 1:51.64 in the 200 medley, before Hughes returned to score the win in the 50 free with a time of 23.38 seconds and the 100 free in 54.32 seconds.

The Rams finished strong when Cody Snow, Logan Schmitt, Hughes and Tim English won the 200 free relay in 1:39.65, White placed first in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.29, McInerney won the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.46, and the 400 free relay team of Snow, English, Kristian Werner and Schmitt finished with a first-place time of 3:49.60.

David Biggy

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