By Coach Kevin Farner
After having their first two matches postponed due to weather, the Springville varsity boys and girls bowling teams are finally off and rolling; starting with road matches at J.F.K. on Dec. 13th, and home contests against Holland and Lackawanna on the 18th and 21st respectively.
The girls team went two wins, one loss in the stretch, dropping a tough 4-3 decision at J.F.K. and winning both home matches by a count of 7-0.
The girls held leads of 2-0 after game one and 3-1 after game two at J.F.K., before the Bears stormed back and won both points in the third game and the extra point for total pin fall for a dramatic come from behind 4-3 victory.
High scorers for the Lady Griffins were Emily Leverentz with a 237 game and a 593 three game series, and Cece Krezmien with a 511 series.
The Griffins got back on the winning track cruising to easy wins against Holland and Lackawanna. Emily Leverentz again led all scoring in both matches; firing 194-565 against Holland & 200-554 against Lackawanna. Emily Cott and Draven Jagoda also had nice single games of 157 and 152 respectively against Holland.
The boys’ team won all three matches handily, 7-0 against J.F.K. & Holland, and 6-1 against Lackawanna.
Seniors Nick Abdo and Emmitt Collins are off to great starts this season; Collins shot 237-624 & Abdo 204-568 at J.F.K., Abdo had a huge 690 series against Holland on games of 225,232 & 233 while Collins contributed 225-564; and Abdo again led the charge against a good Lackawanna team with 244-664 while Collins added 215-582.
Junior Matt Warner is also off to a great start, shooting 556, 574, and 247-546 in the three matches. Freshman A.J. Slippy had 202-534 at J.F.K. and 527 against Lackawanna; Other nice scores from the Lackawanna win were Matt Agle 544, Gage Marvin 538, and Tom Starks 519.
The teams will be back in action right after the holiday break is over; hosting perennial powerhouse Pioneer on Jan. 2, and Eden on Jan. 3. Home matches are held at Cascade Lanes, usually start around 4 p.m. and are free to watch.