Two weeks into the high school bowling schedule and teams across the PTC are competing in cross-division matches that give everyone a chance to see their upcoming competition for the PTC division championships.
MATCH OF THE WEEK
Ravenna and Coventry start their PTC Metro Division competition this week as the Ravens travel to the Comets' Turkeyfoot Lanes.
The Ravenna boys have had an outstanding season up to this point, putting up solid numbers against County Division schools including Garfield.
The Ravenna girls only had one hitch in six starts, losing to the Garfield girls at Bill White's Twin Star Lanes.
For Coventry, the girls have always been tough and the boys always seem to be competitive.
Coventry girls just defeated a scrappy Southeast Lady Pirates team by 99 pins at Twin Star with Kayla Carson leading the way for the host team.
It should be a match to watch for the girls and interesting to watch how the Ravenna boys deal with the away lanes at Turkeyfoot after owning their home lanes this season.
The Crestwood Red Devils varsity boys continue to roll along.
Last week, the Red Devils Matt Lyons rolled a 266 game to continue his outstanding games.
Crestwood, defending champion of the PTC Metro Division boys, looks solid again this season with bowlers that continue to roll 400 series.
Monday: Coventry @ Rootstown, Kent @ Woodridge, Streetsboro @ Garfield.
Tuesday: Ravenna @ Coventry, East Canton @ Crestwood.
Wednesday: Rootstown @ Kent, Garfield @ Springfield.
Thursday: Streetsboro @ Southeast.
Friday: Springfield @ East Canton.
A SAD NOTE
The Portage Trail Conference varsity bowling lost one of its own this past summer with the death of Dave McCormick, the only coach of the Coventry boys since the Comets started varsity bowling.
Dave was always a positive influence on his athletes and the other athletes his team was bowling against, cheering for every bowler no matter what team they represented.
Dave was the recognizable voice of the Comets varsity basketball team. His passing brought a touch of sadness to the PTC this season.