Sports Roundup

Barnegat Bowling Squads Start New Season With Victories

Dec 05, 2018

David MacGillivray could be in store for another huge season. The Barnegat High School senior last year not only led the boys bowling team with a single-season record 218.82 average, he headed the entire Shore Conference South B division.

The senior started the season with a bang on Nov. 26, scoring a 655 series behind games of 239, 206 and 210 as the Bengals captured its first shutout of the season with a 3-0 win over Lakewood. With all five of their starting five back from last season, the Bengals started the new campaign with 903-765, 809-717 and 881-768 victories.

Junior Matthew Charland helped lead the winning effort with games of 174, 168 and 204 for a 546 series, while senior Matt Kulpa tallied a 512 series on games of 202, 148 and 162. Sophomore Anthony Balas recorded a first-game score of 161 and a third-game score of 155, and junior Mike Pulig delivered a 150 in the third.

Later in the week, on Nov. 29, at Ocean Lanes, the Bengals dropped a 2-1 loss to Lacey, swiping the first game, 864-800, before slipping in the next two. Kulpa led the way with a 543 series on the strength of 172, 194 and 176 games, while MacGillivray hit for a 215 in the first game before registering 154 and 167 games. Charland fired a 164 in both the first and third games, and Balas tossed a 170 in the first.

Meanwhile, the Barnegat girls also jumped out to a hot start with a 3-0 win over Lakewood but then suffered a 2-1 loss to Lacey later during the opening week.

Against the Piners, the Bengals scored 723-520, 783-508 and 702-521 victories. Seniors Precious Anderson led the charge with scores of 203, 186 and 172 for a 561 series. Junior Lily Spagnola contributed a high game of 171 in the first game, while junior Jasmine Reid fired games of 169, 153 and 148 for a 470 series. Senior Shauna Yodice tallied a 147 and sophomore Jessica MacGillivray added a 158 in the second game.

During their match with the Lions on Nov. 29, the Bengals started off with a 757-677 win before getting bounced in the next two. Reid was the top pin-breaker for the match, scoring games of 163, 170 and 147 for a 480 series, while Spagnola was consistent with scores of 148, 168 and 144 for a 458 series. Anderson delivered high games of 18 and 161 during the first two games, while MacGillivray delivered a 156 in the first.

In Shore Conference South A division play, both the Southern boys and girls managed a pair of victories last week, with the boys’ squad also picking up a half-point for a tie in the third game against Toms River East in their opening contest on Nov. 27. The Rams nearly pulled off a sweep of the Raiders, winning the first two games, 874-858 and 870-822, but the teams each tallied 942 to tie the third game.

Senior Nick Wilkinson was the frontrunner for the Rams, scoring games of 193, 194 and 204 for a 591 series, while senior Tom McCann contributed games of 181, 181 and 202 for a 564 series. Junior Robert Petrozzino scored 187 and 203 during the last two games, while sophomore Colin Wilkinson delivered a 179 in the first game and freshman Joe Wilkinson added a 180 in the first.

During a 3-0 loss to Toms River South on Nov. 30, Petrozzino led the way with scores of 204, 233 and 156 for a 593 series, while Nick Wilkinson fired 192 and 186 in the first two games to end up with a 522 series. McCann threw a 181 in the second game.

The Southern girls started their season with a pair of 2-1 losses to Toms River East and Toms River South during the opening week. The Rams defeated the Raiders, 745-589, in their second game on Nov. 27, as senior Mackenzie Olson led with a 177, which followed a 155 in the first game. Sophomores Jordon Rizzo and Christina Cibrorowski tossed 150 and 154 games, respectively, during the second game.

Against the Indians on Nov. 30, the second game again was the big one, with the Rams coming away with a 739-719 win. Senior Kat Camoosa registered a 173, while Cibrorowski threw a 179 and Olson hit for a 146 during  the second-game victory. Olson also fired a 185 in the first game.

Barnegat Boys Swim Team

Cruises in Opener

On the heels of its most successful season in program history, the Barnegat boys swim team kicked the new season into high gear right away with a solid 105-64 win over Brick Memorial. Individually for the Bengals, Dylan Cappucio won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:21.49 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.32, while Kyle Smith snagged the 100-yard butterfly in :58.21 and the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.73.

The Barnegat girls started their season with a loss to the Mustangs, 129-40, as Memorial swept the top spots in all the events on Dec. 1.  —D.B.


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