November 28, 2014

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High school bowling: Change works out well for Vermilion, which sweeps Division 2 titles at conference tournament

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A format change for the 11th annual North Shore Bowling Conference Tournament on Sunday made for more winners and more talking points at Brunswick Zone. The NSBC crowned two divisional winners for boys and girls for the first time.

Vermilion swept the boys and girls Division 2 titles. It was the first NSBC Tournament title for the Sailors boys since bowling became an OHSAA state-sanctioned sport in the 2006-07 season. It was the Vermilion girls’ first-ever NSBC Tournament win.

North Ridgeville won Division 1 boys honors for the fourth time in five years — sixth title overall — as the Rangers held off Berea-Midpark 3,686 to 3,655. North Olmsted outdistanced defending champ Amherst 3,293 to 3,166 to win the Division 1 girls tournament for the second time in three years.

The Vermilion boys swept the top three spots for high series in Division 2, as sophomore Bryan Martin (582), junior Dylon Wilson (579) and sophomore Tony Hugo (562) led the way. Vermilion beat runner-up Elyria Catholic by 327.

“The first game didn’t go so well, but we figured out what we were doing by the second game and it carried on from there,” Martin said. “We have a dual meet this Friday with Division 1 North Ridgeville, so we were trying to beat their score and everyone from Division 1.”

Vermilion junior Madison Shreve (576) and her sister, freshman Kennedy (507), finished 1-2 for Division 2 high series. The Vermilion girls beat Wellington by 581 pins for divisional honors and were 104 pins better than Division 1 North Olmsted.

“My first game wasn’t so good but things took off from there,” said Madison Shreve, who switched balls after the first game. “I got a better backbend on it, which is what I needed.”

North Ridgeville blew a 94-pin lead last year after regulation and lost to Amherst by 82 pins. This time around, Ridgeville led Berea-Midpark by 173 pins after the three regular games but had to sweat through a nerve-racking Baker. The Titans grabbed a 12-pin lead after the fifth Baker game before the Rangers rallied to outscore Berea-Midpark by 43 in the sixth and final Baker.

Junior Daulton Buttrey of North Ridgeville had Division 1 boys high series with 571, five pins better than Berea-Midpark’s Jacob Vance. Senior Tyler Davis (552), junior Nico Dennis (408) and senior Joey Peterson (358) of Ridgeville finished sixth, 14th and 18th.

“We struggled, but we came out on top,” Buttrey said. “The shot was tough, but we got it done. It means a lot, mainly to the team but also to the coaches, too, because we have so many seniors.”

North Olmsted won the girls tournament in 2012, but never before won the dual meet title and conference tournament in the same season. Last year, the Eagles finished in third place at the tournament after going 15-0 in duals.

Sophomore Marissa Kostandaras led North Olmsted with a 472 series, the fifth-highest series for the day. Freshmen Nicole Clancy (444) and Taylor Perkins (420) were No. 12 and 20.

“The sport pattern wasn’t that hard, it was just getting to know the oil,” Kostandaras said. “We didn’t come for practice here Saturday, but I don’t think that hurt us. We’re confident and today gave us more confidence for sectionals (Feb. 16).”

“We stayed together,” Eagles senior Amanda Pfeiffer said. “We’ve had some bumps in the road this season but we overcame them. We realized how hard we worked for this and how we brought this team up from the bottom. We really had to push for it today.”

Contact Paul Heyse at 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.

Division 1
Boys team scores: 1. North Ridgeville 3,686; 2. Berea-Midpark 3,655; 3. Buckeye 3,351; 4. North Olmsted 3,346; 5. Elyria 3,276; 6. Amherst 3,223; 7. Lorain 2,876
High game (top 5 plus other top local): 1. Daulton Buttrey (NR), 224; 2. Reid Richter (BU), 219; 3. Tyler Davis (NR), 218; 4. Nick Krucke (BM), 216; 5. Nico Dennis (NR), 209; 6. Matt McKenzie (NO), 206; 8. Joey Peterson (NR), 199; 9. Robert Callam (NO), 198; 10. Carl Haberstro (AM), 196; 11. SAW (NR), 193; 12. Aaron Kilgore (EL), 190; 13. Zack Robinson (EL), 190; 14. Collin Velasquez (L), 190; 15. Austin Smith (NR), 188
High series (Top 5 plus other top local): 1. Buttrey, 571; 2. Jacob Vance (BM), 566; 3. Velasquez, 564; 4. McKenzie, 562; 5. Haberstro, 555; 6. Davis, 552; 8. Kilgore, 537; 10. Brandon Jacinto (L), 508; 12. Hunter Simboli (EL), 465; 13. Jeff Maloney (EL), 438; 14. Dennis, 408; 15. Sergio Soto (L), 379
Girls team scores: 1. North Olmsted 3,293; 2. Amherst 3,166; 3. Lorain 3,108; 4. Buckeye 2,912; 5. Elyria 2,653; 6. North Ridgeville 2,544; 7. Berea-Midpark 2,278
High game (Top 5 plus other top local): 1. Mallory Carver (L), 210; 2. Angela Gale (NO), 199; 3. Taylor Perkins (NO), 198; 4. Elisha Woods (L), 190; 5. Victoria Stawicki (AM), 187; 7. Amber Kessler (NR), 182; 8. Marissa Kostandaras (NO), 182; 9. Amanda Witten (AM), 177; 10. Courtney Thompson (AM), 174; 13. Amanda Gale (NO), 170; 14. Colleen Ziegman (EL), 167; 15. D’Ajanae Payne (L), 164
High series (Top 5 plus top local): 1. Carver, 510; 2. Thompson, 498; 3. Chrissy Nichols (BU), 496; 4. Ataelia Basilisco (BU), 493; 5. Kostandaras, 472; 6. Witten, 468; 7. Kessler, 460; 8. Payne, 460; 9. Woods, 459; 10. Tabitha Milam (L), 459; 12. Nicole Clancy (NO), 444; 13. Rachel Glowacki (AM), 443; 14. Anna Sharick (EL), 443; 15. Ziegman, 433

Division 2
Boys Team scores: 1. Vermilion 3,751; 2. Elyria Catholic 3,424; 3. Clearview 3,224; 4. Keystone 3,161; 5. Black River 3,115; 6. Firelands 2,913; 7. Wellington 2,907; 8. Open Door 2,646
High game (Top 5 plus other top local): 1. Marty Conroy (EC), 255; 2. Selena Frazier (OD), 246; 3. Bryan Martin (V), 212; 4. Justin Williams (FI), 206; 5. Jake Hromada (EC), 204; 6. Dylon Wilson (V), 203; 7. Tony Hugo (V), 202; 8. Kyle Rosser (CL), 199; 9. Ricky Baker (OD), 195; 10. Aaron Baker (V), 192; 11. Jon Holtcamp (V), 185; 12. Jerry Moon (W), 194; 13. Blake Benko (K), 179; 14. Matt Boudinot (BR), 182; 15. Troy Washburn (W), 181
High series (Top 5 plus other top local): 1. Martin, 582; 2. Wilson, 579; 3. Hugo, 562; 4. Williams, 550; 6. Frazier, 543; 7. Baker (OD), 516; 8. Colton Sword (K), 502; 9. Washburn, 495; 10. Rosser, 494; 11. Hromada, 489; 12. Holtcamp, 489; 13. John Jacovetti (CL), 477; 14. Matt Gamble (CL), 473; 15. Bradey Clanin (K), 467
Girls Team scores: 1. Vermilion 3,397; 2. Wellington 2,816; 3. Keystone 2,673; 4. Firelands 2,650; 5. Elyria Catholic 2,648; 6. Clearview 2,521; 7. Black River 2,394
High game (Top 5 plus other top local): 1. Madison Shreve (V), 234; 2. Kennedy Shreve (V), 202; 3. Megan Novosielski (W), 193; 4. Millie Harris (FI), 186; 5. Arianna Salkowitz (CL), 178; 6. Becca Reicholf (FI), 177; 7. Hannah Modic (V), 175; 8. Angela Knick (V), 173; 9. Emily Krieg (FI), 173; 10. Sarah Rutherford (W), 172; 11. Ashley Winn (EC), 170; 12. Hannah Saunders (EC), 168; 13. Jordan Heck (K), 164; 14. Julia Wright (K), 159; 15. Ashley Garn (W), 148
High series (Top 5 plus top local): 1. Madison Shreve, 576; 2. Kennedy Shreve, 507; 3. Novosielski, 481; 4. Salkowitz, 480; 5. Krieg, 471; 6. Reicholf, 465; 7. Winn, 464; 8. Saunders, 447; 9. Heck, 449; 10. Knick, 430; 11. Wright, 430; 12. Garn, 422; 13. Harris, 410; 14. Sarah Wetherbee (W), 408; 15. Emily Verhovitz (BR), 391