On a Saturday in March at Hudson Lanes in Jersey City, two Special Olympics bowlers from NJ competed dramatically, as if both were in the Professional Bowlers Tour.View Story ▼On a Saturday in March at Hudson Lanes in Jersey City, two Special Olympics bowlers from NJ competed dramatically, as if both were in the Professional Bowlers Tour. Stephen Coston of Lyndhurst Recreation and John Morgan of Wayne Township Recreation scored series games of 670 to 630 scratch. With the handicap included, the scores were 750 to 700. Stephen Coston scored a 199, 225, and 246 with the first seven strikes in a row. John Morgan scored a 180, 208, and a 237. It happened at the North Jersey Sectional Bowling Competition on March 5. The crowd was going ballistic with all the strikes that were being performed by both athletes. It was like a Rocky saga in a Bowling Center. Stephen's wife, Linda Coston, was ecstatic. Both Stephen and John won medals and advanced to the State Finals coming up on April 3, 2016 Sunday at Brunswick Zone-Carolier Lanes in New Brunswick, NJ at noon.
About Stephen F. Coston:My name is Stephen Coston. I was a Special Olympics Athlete before when I was in Special Education High School from 1973 to 1978. I left the Special Olympics after I graduated from High School to pursue other goals to get myself out of the emotional stigma of being segregated I was dealing with. After 28 years I came back to the Special Olympics of NJ in 2006. I compete in bowling, Softball and Volleyball. My wife Linda competes in Volleyball, bowling and bocce. We been married for 8 years. We got married in October in 2007. I have a College Degree in Computer training and once was a teacher assistant for children ages 2-5 years young. My Occupation is a Mail Supervisor for a Plastic Corporation called AEP. My wife Linda's occupation is Cafeteria work. We are supporting ourselves economically. View less ▲