|BG girls win sectional; Eastwood and Rossford also advance to districts (2-16-13)|
|Written by By BILL RYAN, Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Saturday, 16 February 2013 19:35|
PORT CLINTON — The Bowling Green High School girls bowling team won the sectional tournament totaling 3,459 pins on Saturday at Star Lanes at the Harbor, Port Clinton.
Eastwood finished second at 3,372. Rossford took the fifth and final spot to the district tournament at 3,109.
Eastwood’s Hannah Cook was the individual medalist as she rolled a 230 first game and was high for the event with 567. The Bobcats’ Kyra Beeker had a 211 in her second game to pace the champions with her 558, second overall individually.
With bowlers competing from 12 schools, BG and Eastwood had eight of the top 10 bowlers on the day. Other top scorers for BG were: Alisha Noon, 190, 522 and sixth overall; Kelsey Parker, also with a 190 high game in her 513 for seventh overall; and Eclipse Stockwell was 10th with a 490.
Eastwood’s Kat Przybylski had a 192 high game to finish with the fourth highest set on the day at 530. Teammates Jessica Young, 503, and Morgan Corns, 501, were eighth and ninth, overall, respectively.
Both the Bowling Green and Eastwood coaches were reserved in their comments as both felt their teams could have bowled better despite their dominance of the event.
Bobcat coach Steve Etzel said his girls had trouble settling their nerves.
“If they had been guitar strings they would have broken in about the third frame,” he said. “They did not bowl nearly as well as they could have, but they hung in there and came back strong.’’
The Bobcats finished with an 895 third game, the tournament high. They were the only team to break 800 every game.
Etzel felt it was good that they shared a pair of lanes with Eastwood, saying: “it kind of pushed them because Eastwood is always a well-coached team.”
Jay Young, coach for the Eagles, complimented Cook’s performance saying: “Hannah bowled great,” but noted “We’ve got some work to do.”
The Eagles had the best first team game with 872, however BG took the lead after the second game and never trailed. Eastwood maintained a comfortable lead over the other teams the rest of the day.
Eastwood performed well despite the loss of one of their starters. Senior Lyndsay Tennison will be sidelined for medical reasons for the remainder of the season.
On learning of being the individual medalist, Cook was surprised, but pleased.
“Overall I did pretty good. I definitely stayed focused,” she said.
Blake Romstadt led the Bulldogs with her 471 series, followed closely by Kathleen Hermes with 470, and Jessica Kulczak added 464 for Rossford.
Gabriella Calderon completed the BG scoring with her 443. Madison Vaughn moved off the bench to start for Eastwood and rolled 335. Perrysburg had two individuals compete with Emily Low rolling a 424, and Renee Bonnough, 386.
Port Clinton (3,255) and Sandusky (3,215) finished third and fourth to also advance to the 10 a.m. district tournament on Friday at Interstate Lanes in Rossford. The five individuals advancing to the district from non-advancing teams were led by Katie Harmon of Fremont St. Joseph with a 522, and Woodmore’s Courtany Burne at 472.
Bowling Green’s boys team will compete at 5 p.m. Friday at the same venue along with Eastwood’s Kyle Waynick as an individual.
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