Coventry senior Karlee Evans is headed to the Division I state bowling tournament on March 8, and her teammates are coming with her.
The Coventry girls bowling team will compete at Wayne Webb Lanes in Columbus following a district championship victory Sunday at Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn.
Evans put together the best series when she posted a 660, and Coventry won the 14-team event with 3,581.
“This is our first district title and first time going to state,” Comets girls coach Aaron Rose said. “Karlee bowled amazing. She has been working hard for four years and is so happy to be a state qualifier as a senior.”
Rose, who coaches with Steve Kinty, said junior Kayla Jackson bowled a 590 and freshman Kailee Evans scored a 582. Comets senior Kayln Snyder, junior Kailey Lushes and sophomores Haley Boatwright and Emily Miller will also be making it to state.
“This is my first year coaching these kids and it has been a great year,” Rose said. “All the kids are very excited.
GlenOak finished second with 3,527 and Jackson was fourth with 3,462. Both teams advance to state. Taylor Sturm (590) and Autumn Heaton (539) paced Jackson.
Hudson’s Angela Piazza (580), Nordonia’s Krista Anderson (557), Wooster’s Karlie Way (550), North Canton Hoover’s Kaleigh Barth (545) and Wooster’s Kendra Romanchik (543) also advanced.
Olmsted Falls won the Division I boys title Sunday with 3,996. Green placed third with 3,933 and Brunswick was fourth with 3,909 to advance to state.
Wooster’s Ethan Bachman (646), North Canton Hoover’s Anthony Inzetta (626), Green’s Ryan Few (625) and Nordonia’s Connor Novak (614) and Cuyahoga Falls’ Andrew Grunenberg (612) all advance to bowl at boys state on March 7 in Columbus.
In Division II, Garrettsville won the girls district title with 3,380 and Warren Champion won the boys district title with 3,846.
Olivia Doraski (600) and Jessica Potteiger (505) led Garrettsville’s girls team and are advancing to state along with boys Matt Lyons (653) of Crestwood and Jacob Yoder (600) of Triway.
Falls wins NOC River
Seniors Angelo Cugini, Jay Slone and Josh Ricker scored in double figures Friday to lead the Cuyahoga Falls boys basketball team to a 71-66 overtime win over host Brush.
Cugini scored 29 points for the Falls (15-7, 9-1) in a game that clinched the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division title. Slone added 21 points and Ricker had 16 points.
Jackson makes 17 3s
The Jackson boys basketball team made a school-record 17 3-pointers Friday in a 93-41 win against Firestone.
Freshman Kyle Young, sophomore Jake Pallotta and seniors Brad Engler and Kyle Mottice led the Polar Bears (20-2) with 11 points each. Senior Evan Bailey scored 10 points, junior Tyler Dunn had eight points and senior Mitch Pugh had seven points.
Pallotta led the way beyond the 3-point arc with three 3s. Engler, Mottice, Bailey and sophomore Ben Seaman made two 3s apiece.
Tigers on the prowl
Massillon boys basketball concluded its regular season with wins at home over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (75-64 Friday) and Mansfield (77-60 Saturday).
Junior Jordan Stock led the Tigers (13-5) in each game with 24 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four blocks Friday and 23 points Saturday.
Reggie Rogers scored 25 points Friday and 16 points Saturday for Massillon. Terrrance Block chipped in 14 points and 19 points.
Badowski makes shot
Brunswick senior guard Ryan Badowski made the game-winning shot with seven seconds to go to lead the Blue Devils to a 51-50 victory at Shaker Heights on Friday.
Badowski scored a game-high 27 points. Esa Ahmad had 21 points for the Raiders.
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