As Ravenna finished their week of bowling on Friday against non-league opponent Akron North, the Ravens’ Dylan Montgomery had a week to remember for high school bowlers.
On Friday, Dylan rolled games of 253-243 for a 496 series, just missing a 500 series by four pins for two games.
Against Crestwood earlier in the week, Montgomery bowled games of 246 and 211 despite the Ravens losing the match.
Montgomery and the Ravens started the week against Springfield as Dylan rolled another 400 series, this time a 429 with games of 205 and 224.
Not a bad week.
While the Garfield girls saw their amazing string in Portage Trail Conference matches end earlier this season at the hands of the Kent girls, the streak is alive and well in the PTC County Division.
The girls started where they left off as the defending champions of the PTC County Division and are currently undefeated in four matches.
This year’s roster finds many of the girls capable of jumping to the top.
This past week it was Jessica Potteiger who rolled a 232 game against the Rootstown Rovers.
But the list of Lady G-Men including Anna Brigham, Erica King, Kimmy Wampler, Olivia Doraski, Chase Zupancic and Brittany Thornton are all capable of putting up a high score for the G-Men and coach Joe Brigham.
MATCHES OF THE WEEK
COUNTY BOYS: Today, Garfield travels to Woodridge as the G-Men and the Bulldogs battle for the top spot in the PTC County Division. Woodridge surprised the G-Men earlier this season. The Woodridge boys are currently 4-0 with Garfield’s only loss in four starts to the Bulldogs.
COUNTY GIRLS: The same match, Garfield and Woodridge, for the girls in the County division. Garfield remains undefeated in the division while Woodridge has only lost one match….to, you guessed it, Garfield.
It should be an interesting match at Legend Lanes in Cuyahoga Falls.
METRO BOYS: The Springfield Spartans travel to Bill White’s Twin Star Lanes to take on the Ravenna Ravens. Ravenna lost their first PTC Metro match to Crestwood this past week. The Spartans have been consistently improving.
METRO GIRLS: Springfield, defending champions in the girls PTC, welcomes the Crestwood Lady Red Devils to Bill White’s Akron Lanes this week.
A SERIES TO REMEMBER
As Ravenna varsity boys and girls teams bowled the Springfield Spartans, the matches were hotly contested and coaches enjoyed the competition.
Varsity score were solid but Terry Adolph, varsity boys coach for Kent Roosevelt, congratulated one of the young men on the junior varsity team from Springfield.
“Casey Carson shot a 240 in his first game on the JV team,” said Adolph.
The JV bowler finished with a nice 400 series.
The annual Rootstown Rover Sectional Preview Tournament literally takes over Bill White’s Twin Star Lanes this Saturday.
The 40-lane Twin Star will have 39 teams competing for both team and individual honors with teams arriving from across northeast Ohio.
Teams representing both the boys and girls teams from their respective schools: Rootstown, Crestwood, Cuyahoga Falls, Jackson, Brunswick, Boardman, Walsh Jesuit, Stow (3 teams), Kent Roosevelt, Hoban, Garrettsville Garfield, Springfield, Ravenna, Woodridge, Mentor, Metamora Evergreen and Coventry.
Girls only teams: Southeast and Hubbard.
Boys only teams: Fairport Harbor Harding.
The tournament gets underway at 1 p.m. with pre-tournament festivities beginning at 12:40. Teams check-in at noon. Admission is charged.