Submitted by coach Kevin Farner
The Springville Varsity boys and girls bowling teams kicked off their seasons with an away match against Holland on Dec. 13, followed by home matches against JFK and Holland on Dec. 19 and 20 respectively.
The boys team have started their season with a perfect 3-0 record, winning at Holland by a score of 6-1 and sweeping the two home matches 7-0.
Senior Austin Coon was top scorer on the very difficult lane conditions at Holland, bowling a high single game of 211 and a three-game series of 541.
The scoring in the JFK victory was led by junior Nick Abdo, with 224-592, and he was followed closely by senior Zack Slippy, with 214-589, Coon with 234-585, and junior Emmitt Collins with 210-581.
The Griffins dominated the visiting Bears in total team pinfall by a count of 4211 to 3094 for a whopping 1117 pin margin of victory.
The well-balanced Griffins dominated their home lanes against the Raiders in total pinfall by a count of 4165-3192. Abdo was high individual scorer again, rolling a nice 220 game on his way to a 599 series. Freshman Gage Marvin was next with 207-575, senior Daimen Skinner had a 550 series, and Coon contributed a 226 game.
The very young Lady Griffins started their season by winning two of their first three matches.
The girls won at Holland by a score of 6-1. Junior Emily Leverentz led the individual scoring for the Lady Griffins with 202-516.
Things did not go as well in the first home contest of the season, with the girls dropping a 5-2 decision to visiting JFK. Senior Mariah Gamel was high scorer for the Griffs, rolling a respectable 533 series.
The girls bounced back the next day, defeating visiting Holland by a score of 7-0. Gamel returned to the form that has made her division leader in average for the past three seasons by rolling a 234 game on her way to a 625 series. Leverentz had her best performance thus far, rolling 202-546, and freshman Sonya Krezmien added a nice 199 game.
The teams will resume league play after the holidays, when they will host the Pioneer Panthers on Jan. 5.