Eastwood High School’s boys and girls bowling teams have rolled their way to success during the 2012-2013 season.
The Eagles are a part of the Northern Ohio Buckeye Conference for the second year.
The Lady Eagles varsity team consists of seniors Morgan Corns, Lyndsay Tennison, Jessica Young, junior Hannah Cook, and sophomores Kat Przybylski and Maddi Vaughn.
The boys’ varsity team consists of senior Jared Haas, juniors Kyle Waynick and Gabe Fredericks, sophomores Andrew Dennis and Matt White, and freshman Lucas Rucki, Dylan Soltis, and Mike Young.
|Junior Kyle Waynick|
The bowlers kicked off their season against Fostoria on November 26. The boys lost the close match, 2,498-2,359. Waynick, White, and Young were the top three scorers with 397, 311, and 292 respectively.
The girls easily won the match against the Redman with a score of 2,456-1,485. Young led the team with a 360, while Przybylski and Cook followed close behind with scores of 321 and 319.
After the holiday break, the teams faced Bryan for their first home match at Tri-County Lanes.
The boys got their first win of the season with a score of 2,685-2,487.Waynick, Young and White were the top scorers.
The girls bowled a tough match, but just lost with a score of 2,656-2,521. Cook; 413, Przybylski; 337 and Young; 311 were the top bowlers.
The very next day both teams travelled up north to face Port Clinton. The guys’ lost a tough match 2822-2591.
The Lady Eagles improved their record to 2-1, beating Port Clinton 2402-2240. Corns, Cook and Young were the high scorers for the team.
On December 10, the teams faced Woodmore at home. The boys lost a tough decision to the Wildcats, 2,861-2,679. Waynick led the team with a 421, Haas was close behind with a 414, and Young rounded out the top three with a 354.
The ladies crushed Woodmore, dominating with a score of 2,514-1,734. Przybylski; 426, Corns; 364, and Young; 315 were the top three scorers.
Next up, was a tri-match at home against Fostoria and Lakota. The boys broke the losing streak to beat both teams 2,863-2,762-2,039. The girls once again easily beat both teams with a score of 2,468-1,909-1,841.
On December 18, the teams faced Gibsonburg for another NOBC match. The ladies improved their league record to 6-0 with a win over the Golden Bears, outscoring them 2,476-1,769. The guys also won, continuing their winning streak with a score of 2,573-2,190.
Ten days later, Eastwood hosted Tiffin at Tri-County Lanes for the last match of 2012. The girls showed some serious skills beating their opponent by almost 1000 pins with a score of 2,814-1,900. The boys also won the match with a score 3,001-2,702.
To start off the New Year, the Eagles competed in the Northern Ohio Bowling Conference on January 5. Both teams performed well throughout the day. The guys placed fifth out of the eight teams, while the ladies won the conference title.
On January 9 the Eagles faced Bryan High School for the second time this season. The Eagles won the very close match by only 90 pins. The girls also had a close match, but ended up on the losing side by only 50 pins.
The Eagles hosted Port Clinton at home on January 11. The girls easily beat their opponent with a score of 2,729-2,030. The boys had a closer match, but pulled out the 2,935-2,916 win to improve the teams overall record to 7-3.
The teams then went on a roll to beat Gibsonburg, Lakota, and Rossford all in a span of four days.
On January 26, the Eagles participated in the Port Clinton Tournament. Both teams got 3rd place in the tourney.
Then on January 28, the teams travelled to Tiffin to face the Tornadoes. The Lady Eagles did not let the team past them, standing their ground and winning the match with a score of 2,527-1,947. The Boys tried put up their toughest fight of the season, but came out losing by just three pins.
The girls' team finished second in sectional action to make their way to district. Hannah Cook was a sectional individual champion with a score of 230-149-188 — 567. Their season ended when they placed fifth at the district tournament.
Kyle Waynick qualified for districts after placing second at sectionals. Waynick's season ended at district play where he placed 13th.
Woodmore’s boys’ team finished fourth with a tourney total of 3,726 at the sectional meet, and was ninth of 18 teams at the district meet. Zack Mathar bowled 213-193-212 — 618 to finish fourth at sectional and qualify for the district meet.
(The article is reprinted with permission from The Eagle’s Eye, an Eastwood High School student publication.)
District qualifier Kyle Waynick