The Granville boys and girls bowling teams competed last Thursday at Valley Lanes against Newark.
Led by Dylan Maring’s 222 and 202 games, the Wildcats beat the Blue Aces 2,315-2,053. David Ball added a 209, Alex Hoffman a 201 and Cole German had a 203 and 193.
“Hats off to Newark. They bowled really well,” Granville coach Todd Bowen said.
“Unfortunately for us, our No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 guys couldn’t make spares, and that’s how you lose matches. Our Nos. 4 and 5 spots did well, but we couldn’t get the right combination of spares. This is the worst collectively we’ve bowled. The enthusiasm and spirit wasn’t there like it usually is for a rivalry match.”
Jon Massey rolled a 223, Isaac Sundin a 217 and Matt Thompson a 181 for the Blue Aces.
The Blue Ace girls prevailed 1,736-1,619 behind Carley Eggleton’s 189 and a 179 by Allie Trcka. Ariel Dickerson added a 153.
“Our varsity girls did better than I’ve seen them do in a long time,” Granville coach Sue Bishop said.
“Every one of them stepped up and made some spares and crucial marks. They’re really on track this year. We’re on our game and things are going our way.”
Newark’s girls reserves won 1,257-1,160 as Sky Shough had 134, Brenna Calle 130 and Erica Calle 115. Camille Muson shot 124, Claire Stoll 121 and Carrie Gantt 113 for Granville.
“We lost, but it was the first time our JV girls had a match,” Bishop said.
“It’s good to have two girls teams competing.”
Granville’s reserve boys won 1,672-1,412 as Jesse Boring rolled 190, John Mayer 169 and Chris Gill 148.
Boys take second
The Granville varsity boys bounced back with a strong performance on Saturday at the “Beast of the East” Tournament at Sunrise Strikes in Zanesville.
The Blue Aces finished second with 3,787 pins, taking runnerup behind host Zanesville’s 4,032.
Evan Hudgens finished third overall with a 637 series for Granville.