Greece Athena boys win Section V bowling title

Greece Athena boys win Section V bowling title

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Greece Athena boys win Section V bowling title

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Make it seven out of eight for the Greece Athena boys bowling team.

Junior Bryce Hook totaled a six-game 1,400 series and the Trojans cruised to their seventh Class B title in eight years at the Section V boys Bowling Championships on Friday at Gates Lanes.

Athena also clinched its fifth trip to the state championships in that span by erasing a 145-pin deficit entering the final game.

Hook, the holder of a 237 average, bowled a 268 in the final game to go with a 243 by Matt Richmond and a 238 from Kyle Trick.

That was enough to overtake Class A champion Webster Thomas and hold on for an 18-pin advantage.

“This was very sweet,” coach Dick Zimmer said. “In the 10th frame of our last game we had 11 strikes (among 5 bowlers).”

Hook, Richmond and Trick will be joined by starters Dennis Dautel and Jordan Martorana at the the state championships, which will be held March 2-3 at Strike ‘n Spare Lanes in Syracuse.

Athena finished with 6,114 pins to easily top Class B runner-up Brighton (5,885).

Zimmer credited substitute AJ Piccirilli, who had a 575 series in three games, for helping to pick the team up in the second session.

Fairport’s Aaron Masciangelo and Hilton’s Jon Gerken each rolled a 1,360 series to lead the qualifiers for the All-Section team, which will compete at states as individuals.

Newark (5,940) was the champion of Class C and Red Creek (5,250) won the title for Class D.

Team scoring

Class A: 1. Webster Thomas 6,096; 2. Hilton 5,912; 3. Charlotte/Wilson 5,765; 4. Fairport 5,762. 5. Gates Chili 5,746; 6. Rush-Henrietta 5,508; 7. Webster Schroeder 5,408; 8. Penfield 5,155; 9. McQuaid 4,405; 10. Marshall 3,895.

Class B: 1. Greece Athena 6,114; 2. Brighton 5,885; 3. Greece Arcadia 5,754; 4. Greece Olympia 5,701; 5. Victor 5,691; 6. Spencerport 5,387; 7. East Irondequoit Eastridge 5,271; 8. Irondequoit 5,123; 9. Canandaigua 5,058; 10. Churchville-Chili 5,045.

Class C: 1. Newark 5,940; 2. Wayne 5,685; 3. Geneva 5,631; 4. Penn Yan 5,567; 5. Sodus 5,466; 6. Waterloo 5,342; 7. Mynderse 5,169; 8. North Rose-Wolcott 5,137; 9. Greece Odyssey 5,010; 10. Aquinas 4,944.

Class D: 1. Red Creek 5,250; 2. Bloomfield 5,197; 3. Lyons 5,014; 4. Bishop Kearney 4,513; 5. Dundee 4,490; 6. Harley-Allendale Columbia 4,329; 7. Naples 3,807; 8. Honeoye 3,783.

Other state qualifers: Aaron Masciangelo (Fairport) 1,360; Jon Gerken (Hilton) 1,360; Larry Winkie (Charlotte/Wilson) 1,358; Derek Freeman (Red Creek) 1,338; Derek Freeman (Red Creek) 1,338; Jesse Livecchi (Wayne) 1,318.

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