PTC Bowling Report: Thrilling matches highlight start of division play

By Susan Jenior | Correspondent Published:

It was an exciting week as some teams started their PTC division match play and many of the wins were decided by just a few pins.

The Metro boys and girls teams are very strong this season, allowing for great competition.

Ravenna vs. Kent Roosevelt

When Ravenna and Kent Roosevelt meet, anything can happen in the rivalry of neighboring cities.

In the first matchup between the two, the Ravenna boys captured the match over Kent by a mere 12 pins.

The Ravens' Dylan Mongomery helped put away the match with an outstanding afternoon on the lanes, bowling a 246-251 for a 497 series, the high series of the match.

Seth Stennett helped his Ravenna teammate with a 234 game on his way to a 403 series.

For Kent, Joey Swanson just hit the 400 series with a 212-188, Connor Crabble tossed a 207 game and Joe Swanson bowled a 212-400.

Ravenna finished the match with a 527 series as the Ravens watched Kent try to make a comeback in the Baker games that included a 247 series but ran out of time and games.

The Ravenna boys are enjoying a solid start to the season and remain undefeated in both division and overall competition.

At the end of the week

A few late scores in the week included Garfield- Coventry at Sky Lanes.

Garfield swept the match, with the G-Men boys winning 2,408 to 2,067 and the Lady G-Men topping the Lady Comets 2,027 to 1,986.

Best bowlers in the match included Garfield's Anna Brigham with 180-359 and Olivia Doraski with back-to-back 200 games of 211-24 435. The Lady Comets' Carlee Evans had a 200 part of her own, rolling 221-213 for a 423 series.

On the boys side, Mikey Schustrich helped the G-Men to victory, bowling a 233-401.

And a correction

Kent was involved in its second close match of the week against Springfield at Bill White's Akron Lanes. The Kent boys came out on top of that match, winning 2,424 to 2,413.

In the original report, it looked like Kent and Springfield had bowled identical Baker games -- probably a statistical improbability.

The actual Bakers were Springfield 166-176-180 for a 522 and Kent Roosevelt 178-149-216 for a 543 -- just the margin Kent needed to overtake the Spartans.

Kent's Brandon Klembus rolled a 222 high game and Joey Swanson tossed games of 212-202 while Chris Hoskin had the biggest improvement, finishing with a 226 game after a slow start.

For the Spartans, Garrett Masters also rolled back-to-back 200s (213-202).

Match of the week

It is a trimmed-down schedule this week for many schools, but on the calendar is a Wednesday rematch between Ravenna and Kent.

Ravenna travels to Kent Lanes to see if the Ravens can protect their undefeated record at Kent's home.

This week

Wednesday: Ravenna at Kent, Streetsboro at Springfield.

Thursday: Crestwood at Southeast at Garfield.

Friday: Kent at Streetsboro.

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