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25 boys bowlers to watch in 2018-19

Frank Iemma of Plainedge gets ready to roll

Frank Iemma of Plainedge gets ready to roll during the Nassau boys bowling individual championship and state qualifier at AMF Garden City Lanes on Feb. 10, 2018.

Noah Axinn, Middle Country, Sr.: Axinn, who attends Newfield, averaged 213.5 as a junior and threw a 300 at the Suffolk team championships.

Willie Bedoya, Clarke, Sr.: Bedoya had the sixth-best average in Nassau last year with a 206.9.

Parker Chang, St. Dominic, Sr.: Chang has the second-highest average of returning bowlers in the CHSAA with a 200.

John Clark, Sachem, So.: The Sachem East sophomore had the highest total wood (8634) for the Flaming Arrows last season.

Justin DiMaggio, Sachem, Sr.: DiMaggio, who attends Sachem East, had the highest average for the combined Sachem team with a 214.6 as a junior.

Brandon Epp, Rocky Point, Jr.: Epp had the ninth-highest average in Suffolk last year with a 221.2 and rolled 11 games of at least 225 or better.

Sam Farber, Bellmore-Merrick, Sr.: The Calhoun senior averaged 203 last season.

Christian Freel, Chaminade, Jr.: Freel won the CHSAA MVP as a sophomore and finished with the highest average in the CHSAA with a 212.

Nicholas Giovanniello, West Babylon, Sr.: Giovanniello rolled a 300 in his first match of the season and averaged 217.6 last year.

Joe Guido, Patchogue-Medford, Sr.: The senior had a 299 high game last season and led the Raiders with a 217.1 average.

Frank Iemma, Plainedge, Sr.: Iemma led Nassau with a 222.92 average and was a member of Newsday’s 2017-2018 All-Long Island team.

Paul Igel, Chaminade, Sr.: Igel is a three-year starter for the Flyers and currently has a 208 average.

Zane Lipson, Hewlett, Sr.: The senior rolled a 300 in his first match of the season as part of a 698 series.

Avery Lugares, Commack, Sr.: Lugares finished 10th in Suffolk with a 220.8 average and had a 742 high series.

Jeremy Lutsky, Commack, Sr.: Lutsky won 25 of the 30 games he bowled against his opponents and threw at least 12 games of 200 or better as a junior.

Phil Macchietto, Mineola, Fr.: Macchietto had a six-game high series of 1,203 for Nassau at last year’s state championships. He also finished second at the individual county championship.

Cavan McCabe, Lindenhurst, Jr.: The junior bowled 19 games of 200 or better and was tied for fifth in Suffolk with 29 match points last season.

Steve McClelland, Plainedge, Sr.: McClelland captured the Nassau individual title last season when he bowled a 1,165 six-game series.

Damian Millsap, Patchogue-Medford, Jr.: Millsap tied for the second-highest game in Suffolk last season with a 299 and averaged 209.6.

Nick Olsen, Farmingdale, Sr.: As a junior, Olsen finished with the fifth-best average in Nassau with a 208.4.

Kyle Perillo, Smithtown, Fr.: The Smithtown East freshman averaged 214.7 in 14 games last season and bowled a 300 in Smithtown’s second match this year.

Sonny Pico, East Islip, Jr.: Pico rolled the third-highest series in Suffolk last year with a 789 and averaged 221.5.

Aaron Rice, East Islip, Sr.: The senior was named Newsday’s Boys Bowler of the Year last season and finished with the highest average on Long Island with a 233.3.

Stephen Russell, Central Islip, Fr.: Russell bowled a 300 as an eighth-grader and had 10 series of 600 or better.

Zach Weller, Comsewogue, Sr.: The senior had a high series of 750 and averaged 213.6 in 36 games last year.

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