Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Girls Bowling: Team of the Year: Westwood

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Girls Bowling: Team of the Year: Westwood

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Westwood keeps its semicircle together and keeps on winning.

The Cardinals like to stand in the formation during bowling tournaments, clasping hands behind the lane approach while cheering on whichever teammate is taking her shot. The tradition developed over the past few seasons as the program began collecting more and more championships.

And because the team keeps winning, the semicircle keeps assembling around whoever stops to chat with the girls in the aftermath of their victories.

"That's the reason why these girls are performing well during big moments -- they have such big support for each other," eighth-year coach Dan Rattacasa said. He spoke those words while flanked by a flock of happy Cardinals, who had just captured their third consecutive North Group 1 title.

Westwood also picked up its third straight Big North Patriot Division title and second straight Bergen County crown this winter, and is The Record Girls Bowling Team of the Year for the second season in a row. …

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