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Piombino, Thies shine at MCT Bowling

ROCKAWAY _ With two weeks to go until the Morris County Bowling Tournament, Paige Piombino's favorite ball met an unfortunate fate. The prized Storm Crux, her treasured ball and a staple for at least four years, emerged from the return at Oakwood Lanes with scratches on it and, in Piombino's words, "chunks out of it." Piombino, a West Morris senior, had one option - get a new ball. Rob Plenge, the owner of the bowling center, provided her with a new one, a 15-pound orange, blue and turquoise Storm Sure Lock two days before the MCT. The ball proved to…

Winning weekend for Loyer

Vernon's Giana Loyer went into the bowling sectionals with the skills, consistency and demeanor required to be a champion. Loyer, a sophomore, made sure she had one more edge - a fine support system, consisting of family, friends and teammates, in place - when the New Jersey North Sectional Championships were held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Bowler City in Hackensack.

Rhodes, Loyer among NJAC's best

SPARTA _ Sparta's Sarah Rhodes believes in the power of her lucky locket, the one that belonged to her late grandmother, Jennie. Giana Loyer of Vernon, Rhodes' close friend, is superstitious, wearing her black headband with the bow for important bowling matches.