The Varsity bowling program at Central Catholic is one of pride and rich tradition. Bowling began at Central in the mid-seventies and was one of the first high school bowling programs in Western Pennsylvania. In 1989 a new era of Bowling began when Angelo Bordogna took over as head coach and immediately changed the direction of the program.
The bowling team has become one of the most successful sports at Central in the last 19 years. Two State championships, 1992 and 1995. Four second place finishes at states: 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1999. Two third place finishes at States. Three WPIBL (Western PA Interscholastic Bowling League) Championships 1993, 1994, and 1996, as well as many WPIBL section titles over the years has made Central Catholic Bowling one of the elite programs in the state.
Central bowls in the Southwest section of the WPIBL with Canevin, Carylnton, Seton La Salle, West Allegheny, and Chartiers Valley. Practice begins in early October on Mondays and Wednesdays. The season begins at the end of November and continues for 10 weeks. The WPIBL playoffs and Western regional take place in early March, ending with the state championships the 3rd week in March. The bowling program at Central is designed not only to compete on a high level, but to teach the bowlers to enjoy the game of bowling, while learning the complexities of the game from basic fundamentals to the more complex reading lane conditions and adjusting to conditions, as well as the mental aspect of the game. We strive to teach and promote good sportsmanship and good fellowship within the community. Central Catholic Varsity Bowling is indeed an integral part of the Central Catholic experience.
Many Central bowlers have gone on to college with scholarships to bowl. We have had two boys bowl on national championship teams and earn All American honors.
Central Catholic Varsity Bowling is not just a sport, it’s an experience one never will forget.
Head Coach: Mr. Angelo Bordogna