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Tuskan, Cole help East Islip roll in boys bowling

Sachem North has been on a roll, but East Islip, a perennial power, has resumed its role as the team to beat.

East Islip, with a county-best 1,089.6 team average, has a group of eight bowlers with averages above 199.

Junior Ed Tuskan leads the way with a Suffolk-best average of 231.13. The Redmen team also features Steve Cole (223), all-state star John Knieriemen and Bobby Martin.

Most of the key members of Sachem North's Suffolk championship group are back, including senior Tim Starkes (217 average), Anthony Recek (201) and Matthew Capece (197).

Sachem East has the second-highest team average (1,075) and will be in the hunt for a title. East boasts a wealth of depth and has six bowlers with averages more than 200.

The Flaming Arrows are led by junior Jeremy Milito, whose 230.8 average is good for second in the county, and behind him is Mark Sabella (226) and Ryan Jones (224).

Other contenders include Lindenhurst, Smithtown, Deer Park and Middle Country.

Defending champion Hicksville is led by senior Michael Fosco (228), Brandon Gamblin, James Kingsepp and impressive freshman Zak Kelly (201).

The Comets will battle it out in Conference IV with longtime rival East Meadow. The Jets are led by Corey Rogan and Chris Bonomo. Rogan, a senior, rolled his first 300 game in the team's Dec. 10 win over Uniondale.

Sewanhaka District will also contend, led by senior Josh Roca (230), who won the individual tournament last season and has rolled 13 perfect games in his career. Sophomore Tommy Genova (217) helps boost Sewanhaka's hopes.

Valley Stream South, with Andrew Gardner, will also be in the mix. Other contenders include Hewlett, Plainview JFK and Baldwin.

Defending CHSAA champion Chaminade is led by sophomore Andrew Fenn and senior Ethan Noblesala.

St. John the Baptist and Holy Trinity will also challenge.

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