Bowling Team Off to Strong 9-2 Start, Eyes State Championship

Coaches Anthony Faltz and Megan McGinley discuss strategy before a match during the CHS season.

Brian Callahan

The Cinnaminson High School’s bowling team starting off strong for their second consecutive year, posting a 9-2 record into mid-January. This year, the team not only plans on winning another sectional title as they did in 2016, they aim on making much deeper run to a state championship.

CHS’s bowling star senior, Sean Harris, stated,  “I think with our new freshmen players, we have what it takes to go farther in states than we ever have before in the school’s history.”

Last year, the boy’s team were sectional champions. Unfortunately, they were knocked out in the next round of the state playoffs.  However, this year, the team has only had two setbacks in their current run, losing only to cross-town rival Delran and undefeated central jersey power Ewing, while defeating strong local teams in Maple Shade and BCIT-Westhampton.

Seniors Harris, Eddie Runquist, Mike Quattrone and juniors Ronnie Runquist and Dillon Siddiqi have been the starting five for the Pirates this season and still have some work to do for Cinnaminson to prepare for their run at a state title.  In the next two weeks, the boys will face a tough BCIT-Westhampton team again and have showdowns with Maple Shade on Jan. 24 and Delran on January 30 before going on to sectional and state competition.

The Girl’s Bowling Team, however, have had a rough start to the season. As of now, they are 0-9 but were able to squeak out a tie yesterday against Maple Shade.

The whole team, both the girls and boys, have shown true dedication to the art of bowling. Almost every bowler is at every practice brushing up on their skills and learning new techniques. The girls have a lot of practice to do, but the boys, however, have to stay focused on wining the State Championships and getting their name on the Banner in the CHS Gym.

The road to the state championships begins with sectionals that start for the girls the weekend of Febuary 4, with the boys on the following weekend of February 11.  If the boys make it out of sectionals again, they would compete in the tournament of champions against the top two placewinning teams from each sectional throughout the state where the top three teams in each group will be awarded prizes for first, second and third place on Friday, February 17.