CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – After struggling to field a competitive team the last few years, John Jay’s bowling squad has a promising roster of newcomers for the 2019-20 season, said Coach Paul Plutzker.

“We don’t have any bowling alleys that are really close to us, so we’ve never been a big school with kids who actually bowl,” Plutzker said.

Still, the coach has seen some “elite” bowlers come through the school, the most recent graduating three years ago.

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“So, we’ve been trying to recover a bit after that,” Plutzker said. “It’s been a struggle the last couple of years.”

But this year’s tryouts brought out some quality bowlers on the boys’ side. Each varsity team has six bowlers.

“There were eight new boys,” Plutzker said. “And five of the new boys are comprising the varsity team” in addition to one returning bowler.

With too many boys bowlers, John Jay had to create a varsity “B” team.

John Jay plays their matches at Cortlandt Lanes every Wednesday and Thursday.

The girls team is also in rebuilding mode, Plutzker said, after their top bowlers graduated in 2019.

Boys A 7, North Salem 0
Wednesday, Nov. 20

Total Pins: John Jay 1,969, North Salem 1,567

High Game

  1. CJ Polworth 174
  2. Jack Lawton 155
  3. Miles Capobianco 146

High Series

  1. CJ Polworth 428
  2. Miles Capobianco 427
  3. Jack Lawton 417

Boys A 0, Walter Panas 7
Thursday, Nov. 21

Total Pins: Walter Panas 2,429, John Jay 1,920

High Game:

  1. CJ Polworth 166
  2. Miles Capobianco 151
  3. Miles Capobianco 145

High Series:

  1. Miles Capobianco 424
  2. CJ Polworth 415
  3. Owen Morabito 383

Girls 7, North Salem 0
Wednesday, Nov. 20

Total Pins: John Jay 1,768, North Salem 1,642

High Game:

  1. Amelia Maiorana 202
  2. Zoey Feldman 155
  3. Amelia Maiorana 142

High Series:

  1. Amelia Maiorana 480
  2. Zoey Feldman 426
  3. Emma Finne 306

Girls 0, Walter Panas 7
Thursday, Nov. 21

Total Pins: Walter Panas 2,059, John Jay 1,694

High Game:

  1. Amelia Maiorana 157
  2. Amelia Maiorana 145
  3. Zoey Feldman 144

High Series:

  1. Amelia Maiorana 422
  2. Zoey Feldman 375
  3. Emma Finne 307

Boys B 0, Hendrick Hudson 7
Wednesday, Nov. 20

Total Pins: Hen Hud 2,163, John Jay 1,622

High Game:

  1. Dante Joseph 139
  2. Ben Bartley Cohen 137
  3. Zach Gonzalezz, Ben Bartley Cohen 133

High Series:

  1. Ben Bartley Cohen 368
  2. Dante Joseph 364
  3. Zach Gonzalezz 331

Boys B 7, Horace Greeley 0
Thursday, Nov. 21

Total Pins: John Jay 1,864, Horace Greeley 1,556

High Game:

  1. Ben Bartley Cohen 181
  2. Zach Gonzalezz 177
  3. Dante Joseph 147

High Series:

  1. Ben Bartley Cohen 442
  2. Dante Joseph 420
  3. Zach Gonzalezz 405

Boys A 7, Boys B 0
Wednesday, Dec. 4

John Jay A 2,034, John Jay B 1,613

High Game (A)

  1. Jack Lawton 204
  2. CJ Polworth 167
  3. CJ Polworth 145

High Series (A):

  1. Jack Lawton 460
  2. CJ Polworth 453
  3. Owen Morabito 399

High Game (B)

  1. Zach Gonzalezz 140
  2. Ben Bartley Cohen 135
  3. Gavin Wagner 128

High Series (B)

  1. Gavin Wagner 358
  2. Bartley-Cohen 353
  3. Zach Gonzalezz 349

Boys A 2, Hendrick Hudson 5
Thursday, Dec. 5

Total Pins: Hendrick Hudson 2,169, John Jay 2,012

High Game:

  1. CJ Polworth 185
  2. Miles Capobianco 175
  3. CJ Polworth 171

High Series:

  1. CJ Polworth 493
  2. Miles Capobianco 437
  3. Jack Lawton 386

Girls 7, Hendrick Hudson 0
Thursday, Nov. 21

Total Pins: John Jay 1,761, Hendrick Hudson 1,301

High Game:

  1. Amelia Maiorana 169
  2. Emma Finne 150
  3. Amelia Maiorana 148

High Series:

  1. Amelia Maiorana 462
  2. Emma Finne 438
  3. Zoey Feldman 321