October 26, 2014

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Sectional Bowling: Vermilion sails to sweep of Division II titles

LORAIN — Vermilion’s boys and girls convincingly swept the team titles Sunday in the inaugural Lorain County Division II bowling sectional at Rebman Recreation.

With 4,080 pins, the Vermilion boys won by 209 over Elyria Catholic (3,871). The Vermilion girls knocked down 3,798 pins, 438 more than second-place Keystone (3,360).

Individually, Open Door freshman Selena Frazier won the girls title with a 620 series. Brookside senior Brian Paradis (634) took home the top individual score from a non-qualifying team.

Sophomore Bryan Martin (625), junior Dylon Wilson (603) and sophomore Tony Hugo (573) led the Vermilion boys as they finished third, fifth and ninth for high series. It was the Vermilion boys’ first sectional title since going back-to-back in 2007-08. Until this season, there was only one division.

The Sailors led the Panthers by 123 pins through the three regular games and never looked back. EC defeated Vermilion by a pin in a dual meet in January.

“We knew we needed to keep our game. That’s what we did,” Martin said. “We got off to a great start (951) and kept it strong the whole time. It made it easier switching out divisions. We knew who we needed to beat and what we needed to do.”

District qualifiers — top three teams, top three individuals — from the Lorain County sectional advanced to the Akron district on Feb. 22 at Riviera Lanes starting at noon.

“We’re probably going to be practicing everywhere for the next two weeks,” Martin said. “The goal for us is to qualify to state. Last year, I missed by one pin (as an individual). We’ve shown with our two tournament performances that we’re capable of making it to state. Spare bowling, plus making the right call in switching out people, will be keys.”

Freshman Kennedy Shreve (610) had the day’s No. 2 series in leading the Vermilion girls. Junior Lauren Harcula was fourth (589), and junior Madison Shreve, Kennedy’s sister, was ninth (530).

“A couple of us struggled with spare shooting, but overall we bowled very well,” Kennedy Shreve said. “We came here and practiced yesterday. That helped us. Our focus and self-confidence was much better than it was last week for conference. We’ll be ready for districts. We’re going to come out and get them. I want to be ready for it.”

The Elyria Catholic boys qualified to districts for the first time in the program’s history. Senior Jake Hromada had the tournament’s No. 1 series with a 649, 15 pins better than Brookside’s Paradis and 55 over his average.

“The game plan was to come out and bowl hard,” Hromada said. “We’ve got a solid lineup. A lot of guys struggled at conference, (but) everyone stepped up today. That’s what we wanted. We practiced hard every day last week. That’s really all it was.”

Seniors Patrick Fetsic (fourth, 618) and Marty Conroy (14th, 563) also finished in the top 20 for EC.

Frazier was as solid as she’s been all season as the Open Door freshman was 26 pins over average. She bowled on the boys team during the regular season.

“My practice session here Saturday gave me a pretty good clue about what would work,” Frazier said. “I really didn’t struggle very much. It went much better than it did for me last week. The shot was hooking a lot more on the outside here than it was for conference. It’s always nice to finish on top, but I would have been satisfied just to qualify.”

Keystone ended a drought. The girls team advanced for the first time since 2010 and the boys qualified for the first time since winning the sectional in 2009.

Junior Jordan Heck (fifth, 588), senior Julia Wright (13th, 506) and senior Brielle Paul (20th, 476) led the Keystone girls. Freshman Trey Minnich (10th, 570), senior Bradey Clanin (12th, 567) and junior Blake Benko (17th, 550) paced the boys.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am,” Keystone coach Kevin Minnich said. “Every time it seemed like we had a good enough team to go to districts, someone else had a better team. Both teams worked hard all season.”

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

Boys
Top 3 teams advance to Akron district, Feb. 22
Team scores
1. Vermilion 4,080; 2. Elyria Catholic 3,871; 3. Keystone 3,670; 4. Buckeye 3,614; 5. Clearview 3,362; 6. Wellington 3,307; 7. Black River 3,304; 8. Brookside 3,208; 9. Firelands 3,121; 10. Lutheran West 2,946; 11. Open Door 1,199
High game — Top 20
1. Jose Modic (Vermilion), 242; 2. Bryan Martin (Vermilion), 235; 3. Matt Petrucci (Brookside), 233; 4. Jon Holtcamp (Vermilion), 230; 5. Brian Paradis (Brookside), 225; 6. Justin Williams (Firelands), 225; 7. Jake Hromada (EC), 223; 8. Patrick Fetsic (EC), 222; 9. Dylon Wilson (Vermilion), 220; 10. Zak Saegert (Clearview), 219; 11. Blake Benko (Keystone), 212; 12. Kyle Bopp (EC), 211; 13. Jerry Moon (Wellington), 207; 14. Tony Hugo (Vermilion), 207; 15. Noah Potantus (Lutheran West), 203; 16. Brandon Wacker (Black River), 203; 17. Trey Minnich (Keystone), 202; 18. Alex Dimond (Black River), 201; 19. Austin Washburn (Wellington), 201; 20. Bradey Clanin (Keystone), 199
High series — Top 20
1. Hromada, 649; 2. Paradis, 634; 3. Martin, 625; 4. Fetsic, 618; 5. Wilson, 603; 6. Williams, 601; 7. Petrucci, 585; 8. Holtcamp, 579; 9. Hugo, 573; 10. Minnich, 570; 11. Potantus, 567; 12. Clanin, 567; 13. Modic, 565; 14. Marty Conroy (EC), 563; 15. Troy Washburn (Wellington), 554; 16. Austin Washburn, 553; 17. Benko, 550; 18. Ricky Baker (Open Door), 548; 19. Wacker, 539; 20. Jacob Burley (Buckeye), 536
Individual
district qualifiers
Top 3 qualify from non-qualifying teams
1. Paradis, 634; 2. Williams, 601; 3. Petrucci, 585. Other top finishers: 4. Potantus, 567; 5. Baker, 548; 6. Wacker, 539
Girls
Top 3 teams advance to Akron district, Feb. 22
Team scores
1. Vermilion 3,798; 2. Keystone 3,360; 3. Firelands 3,234; 4. Buckeye 3,200; 5. Lutheran West 3,183; 6. Wellington 3,170; 7. Padua 3,001; 8. Elyria Catholic 2,923; 9. Black River 2,806; 10. Clearview 2,485; 11. Open Door 974; 12. Brooklyn 513
High game — Top 20
1. Belle Panza (Padua), 236; 2. Christina Nichols (Buckeye), 223; 3. Jordan Heck (Keystone), 223; 4. Selena Frazier (Open Door), 218; 5. Lauren Harcula (Vermilion), 215; 6. Kennedy Shreve (Vermilion), 209; 7. Emily Krieg (Firelands), 208; 8. Emily Verhovitz (Black River), 200; 9. Hannah Burley (Buckeye), 199; 10. Ashley Garn (Wellington), 199; 11. Morgan Lubinski (Buckeye), 194; 12. Becca Reicholf (Firelands), 194; 13. Madison Shreve (Vermilion), 192; 14. Hannah Saunders (EC), 191; 15. Hannah Modic (Vermilion), 189; 16. Ciara Petkac (Lutheran West), 187; 17. Nicole Sperling (Lutheran West), 182; 18. Megan Novosielski (Wellington), 181; 19. Julie Kastanis (Brooklyn), 179; 20. Hannah Potantus (Lutheran West), 179
High series — Top 20
1. Frazier, 620; 2. Kennedy Shreve, 610; 3. Panza, 605; 4. Harcula, 589; 5. Heck, 588; 6. Saunders, 542; 7. Krieg, 540; 8. Garn, 536; 9. Madison Shreve, 530; 10. Novosielski, 519; 11. Nichols, 516; 12. Kastanis, 512; 13. Julia Wright (Keystone), 506; 14. Petkac, 502; 15. Lubinski, 501; 16. Sperling, 501; 17. Ashley Winn (EC), 486; 18. Burley, 483; 19. Reicholf, 481; 20. Brielle Paul (Keystone), 476
Individual
district qualifiers
Top 3 qualify from non-qualifying teams
1. Frazier, 620; 2. Panza, 605; 3. Saunders, 542. Other top finishers — 4. Garn, 536; 5. Novosielski, 519; 6. Nichols, 518