The Newark boys and Granville girls turned in impressive performances today at Valley Lanes.
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.
“Last Wednesday against Groveport, we started out pretty slow and had first-match jitters,” Newark coach Cory Smart said. “Tonight, we were together as a team and bowled as a team. Dylan and Alex are our leaders back from last year, and some kids moved up from JV have bowled well.
“Last year’s team had big separation between some guys, but this year, they’re all on the same level and it makes for a better team.”
“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.”
Kasey Beever led Newark with a 169. Tessa Carr posted a 156 and 146, and Devyn Quick rolled a 145.
Newark’s girls reserves won 1,257-1,160 as Sky Shough had a 134, Brenna Calle a 130 and Erica Calle a 115. Camille Muson shot a 124, Claire Stoll a 121 and Carrie Gantt a 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 a 190, John Mayer a 169 and Chris Gill a 148.