GENEVA — The expectations are high as the best area bowlers took their lanes for the first time this season on Tuesday evening. For Newark, a program on the rise, the Reds dominated the competition in their first match with a 5-0 win over Waterloo in both the boys and girls divisions.
Natalie Kent was extraordinary as she bowled a series of 724. Only an eighth grader, Kent is already making a name for herself on Newark (5-0).
“She’s very impressive and she has a lot of natural ability,” said Newark head coach Mark Rowe. “It’s great to see her contribute like this. I expect big things from this team, both girls and boys. We have long-term goals for sectionals and the state tournament.
“We certainly have an up and coming team.”
For the boys, Michael Parker was a force as well for the Reds (5-0), as he bowled a series of 659.
FINGER LAKES EAST
Boys: Penn Yan 5,
Girls: Penn Yan 5,
PENN YAN — The Penn Yan varsity bowling team excelled in its opening match of the season at Brock’s Bowl. The Mustangs topped the Panthers’ boys team and girls teams in shutout style.
For the boys, Penn Yan (5-0) garnered scores of 916, 913, 855, and 2684. Zach Gurba accounted for a 602 series (team-high) and a 219 game-high score. Also for the Mustangs were Jon Mashewske and his 583 series and 234 game-high, and a 519 series from Ben Broome.
For Geneva (0-5), the team was led by Andre Wilson and his 522 series with a 208 game-high. The Panthers had overall scores of 525, 559, 545, and 1629.
The Penn Yan girls team (5-0) played just as well with scores of 877, 848, 821, and 2546 to earn victory. Kari Ayers was a key factor for the team with a 627 series score and game-highs of 227 and 205. Emily Augustine impressed on the lanes as well with a 532 series score and a 190 game-high.
Geneva (0-5) countered scores of 524, 454, 504, and 1482. Madalyn Kime led the Panthers with a 412 series and 168 game-high.
Boys: Wayne 5, Marcus Whitman 0
Girls: Wayne 5, Marcus Whitman 0
WEBSTER — The Wayne varsity bowling team comes into its 2018-2019 season with fresh optimism and eagerness. The team returns fours starters from last year’s team and has a lot of youth, considering the team has only one senior girl and one senior boy bowler.
On Tuesday night, at AMF Empire Lanes in Webster, the Eagles dominated their Finger Lakes East opponent Marcus Whitman and won in both girls and boys competition with scores of 5-0.
In the boys competition, Wayne (5-0) accumulated scores of 856, 893, and 973, with a 2723 total. The team was led by Mike Trizzi and his 636 series and high games of 213 and 231.
Also contributing for the Eagles were Louis DiLella had his 606 series with 216 and 201 games scores, and a 203 high-game from Spencer Schreiber (203).
For Marcus Whitman (0-5), Zach Payne bowled high-games of 235 of 206 with a 627 series, and Nick Lloyd had a 222 game score. The Wildcats had team scores of 778, 874, 931, and 2583.
Leading the way for the Wayne girls bowling team (5-0) was Leah Burke and her 463 series with a 177 high game. The Eagles won with scores of 732, 709, 586, and 2027.
For Marcus Whitman (0-5), Kendall Davis bowled a 420 series with a 165 high game as the team tallied scores of 568, 607, 572, and 1747.