by David Volz
Crystal Singh is the first Broward County high school bowler to bowl a perfect game. She recently bowled a 300, or perfect game, and then followed this performance with a 237 score. Her bowling average is 232. Cyrstal is junior at Coral Springs Charter School, and hopes to earn a college scholarship in the sport. She has received interest from Vanderbilt, Tulane, and Notre Dame. Her academic performance is also very strong, she has a straight A average. Math is one of her favorite subjects.
“It is not easy to be a good bowler,” Cyrstal said. She was also a two time national champion in the under 15 age category in Germany. “It takes a lot of dedication. You have to practice every day. If you work hard at bowling, you can be good at it,” she said.
Her father Joseph Singh is proud of her achievements. “Crystal is very dedicated to bowling and has done well. She has put a lot of time and effort into bowling,” Joseph said.
When the Singh family lived in Germany, Crystal won the national bowling tournament for girls under age 15 twice. Right now, her goal is to advance to the state championship. “I have a strong drive to win. I just want to be the best bowler I can be. I want to bowl in college, and I am thinking of trying to bowl professionally,” she said.
The Coral Springs Charter girl’s bowling team has won three straight district championships and is now undefeated. Harmony Ramano, considered the eighth best high school bowler in the nation, is also hoping for success this year. She bowled a 299 at a national competition. “We have a good team this year. It takes hard work to be good at bowling,” Romano said.
Julia Galang is also a top bowler for the Coral Springs Charter Girls team. She has bowled a 278. “I want to get to the state championship this year,” she said.
Nelson Martin, the Coral Springs Charter bowling coach is impressed with the work ethic and performance of the team. “To be a good bowler takes a lot of practice and dedication. It takes repetition and a strong desire to get better,” he said.
The J.P. Taravella Bowling Team is also showing promise as an excellent team. Wendy Moskowitz runs the overall program. The boy’s team is undefeated, and the girls are developing their team.“We have a good team this year and hope to advance to state tournament,” she said.
Jennifer Oxman is a leading bowler on the J.P. Taravella girl’s team. Her best game is 269. “I have been bowling for eight years.” Oxman said.
Alanna Thompson, a leader of the girl’s team has bowled a 275. “I love bowling. It takes a lot of practice to be good,” she said.
Joey Watynski, captain of the J.P. Taravella boy’s team has bowled a 298. “It takes hard work and dedication to do well,” he said. Joey is among a group of good bowlers, which include Vinnie Fedora, Tyler Mason, Zach Gavin, and Conrad McCarthy.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas girls bowling team is undefeated and hoping to advance to the state playoffs. “We are working hard to be successful,” said Kaitlin Carbocci, captain of the girls team.