The conference no longer holds position days at the end of each cycle through the schedule. What does this mean? Well, now there are fewer first place vs. second place matchups during the season, but since those were basically the only “must-see” position round showdowns, it does not seem like a terribly lamentable loss.

The upside is much greater since now there is more availability/flexibility to make up weather-delayed matches. You know, for those seasons where that becomes an issue (shhh, Mother Nature might hear you).

On to business — division points standings through the completion of Tuesday’s (Jan. 12) action…
Colonial Division Pts. W Pts. L
Pompton Lakes 51   5
Hawthorne 48   8
Manchester 31   25
Garfield 31   25
Rutherford 26   30
Glen Rock 18   31
Mary Help 7   42
Eastern Christian 5   51
NOTES: Garfield had a bit of a “statement” week, taking points from No. 1 Pompton Lakes (2 yesterday) and No. 2 Hawthorne (3 last Tuesday). The Pompton match featured several big Boilermaker games: Damian Cudzich 233, Dylan Petzko 233, Joseph Tulko 222, Nick Happel 214. Their next match with fellow third-place Manchester is Jan. 21, same day as the next Pompton/Hawthorne clash.


Patriot Division Pts. W Pts. L
Park Ridge 55   15
Harrison 47   23
Palisades Park 45   25
Bergen Charter 43   27
Hawthorne Christian 40   30
Queen of Peace 39   31
Leonia 38   18
Bogota 13   50
New Milford 9   47
Midland Park 0   63
NOTES: Leonia made a strong move with wins over Harrison (5-2 on Jan. 7, when Joseph Biondi blasted a 287—712) and Bergen Charter (7-0 yesterday)… so why aren’t the Lions closer to first place? They still have TWO postponements to make up, against New Milford and Bogota. The table is sorted by wins first, but if you’ll notice, Leonia is only three points behind first-place Park Ridge in the loss column, and that rematch is slated for Jan. 25.


Meadowlands Division Pts. W Pts. L
Lyndhurst 58   5
North Arlington 54   9
Becton 45   18
Hasbrouck Heights 42   21
Wallington 35   28
St. Mary (Rutherford) 19   44
Secaucus 18   38
Paterson Charter 5   58
Wood-Ridge 4   59
NOTES: Becton has looked sharp recently. The Wildcats’ 7-0 sweep of Wallington on Jan. 7 helped them gain some separation, and they took a point from Lyndhurst yesterday (one of the games was a tie, so the final was 6-1 Golden Bears). Trevor Deliantis had Becton’s high game (258) and series (665) of the season in that match, and Justin Rinaldi did likewise for Hasbrouck Heights with his 646 set in Tuesday’s 7-0 win over St. Mary.


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