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High school bowling: Wadsworth girls, Brunswick boys win sectional crowns

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CUYAHOGA FALLS — One bowling team wrapped up unfinished business Saturday, while the other found business as usual.

The Wadsworth girls reached the district level for the first time in six years by winning the Summit County Division I Sectional at Stonehedge Lanes, while the Brunswick boys reached the second level for the fourth season in a row and the ninth time in the last 10 years.

Blue Devils senior Megan Zipp also advanced as an individual.

“It meant the world to them,” Grizzlies coach George Steele said. “To be honest, after the second match game, the top four teams had pretty much separated themselves.

“We pretty much knew we were going to advance, but that wasn’t good enough. We were down 70 pins heading into Bakers, and the girls grabbed each other together and said, ‘We’re not going to just advance, we’re going to win this thing.’ They really stepped up under tough conditions, but they powered through it.”

The win allowed Wadsworth to erase the memory of missing advancement by four pins a year ago.

Lexie Steele led the way with a three-game 526 (146-183-197) and was followed by Ryen Patterson (434, 130-141-163), Brooke Martin (427, 140-167-120), Annie Hunt (411, 127-157-127) and Megan Stevens (397, 143-135-119).

“The condition they put out there is something they haven’t seen all year,” George Steele said. “It’s really not the same shot at all. It was insane, but when they struggled they were able to stay ahead.

“Winning the (Suburban League) and beating Lexington gave them the confidence. They figured out what they needed to do and did it.”

Winning has become expected for Brunswick. The two-time defending state placer has won five tournaments in a row as it looks to reach Columbus for the third consecutive season.

The Blue Devils had big days from medalist Andrew McGuire (632, 223-207-202) and Justin Vetrovsky (589, 179-224-186), who finished third.

“Our goal is to get state,” Brunswick boys coach Jonathan Laube said. “You have to take that first step to get there.

“They knew they had to make it through (Saturday) to get to next weekend. They know next weekend there are a lot of teams that bowl there for their normal games. It’s their home house.”

With Brandon McClain (578, 163-244-171), Tyler Radcliff (564, 191-179-194) and Spencer Brodie (498, 222-135-141) all turning in solid efforts, the confidence is there to continue through next week.

“You want to win every time you go in,” Laube said. “Winning today is huge for their confidence.”

While the Blue Devils girls didn’t advance as a team, Zipp registered the top score among individuals not on a qualifying team.

The senior put together a 476 series (162-154-160) and will head to Roseland Lanes next weekend.

“She’s familiar with Roseland and having seen the shot, this will help her confidence,” Brunswick girls coach Rob Campbell said.

Savannah Bayes (429, 142-162-125), Emilee Beal (393, 121-119-153), Breana Baker (347, 108-110-129) and Sky Rios (330, 104-109-117) rounded out the scoring for the Blue Devils, who finished eighth.

Buckeye was ninth with Madison Busse (383, 117-132-134), Morgan Schindler (376, 148-107-121), Ataelia Basilisco (374, 106-132-136), Ceanna Burnheimer (346, 113-111-122) and Emali Ezell (329, 110-118-101) scoring.

The Wadsworth boys finished seventh. The Grizzlies were paced by Austin Wrobel (516, 182-156-178), Kevin Dunn (509, 170-179-160), Eric Auffenberg (494, 146-124-224), Michael Lallathin (445, 145-134-166), Cooper Wrobel (438, 132-124-182).

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CUYAHOGA FALLS — Results Saturday from the Summit County Division I Sectional at Stonehedge Lanes.


Team standings (top 3 advance to Northeast District): 1. Brunswick 3,957, 2. Springfield 3,876, 3. Cuyahoga Falls 3,570, 4. Archbishop Hoban 3,522, 5. Copley 3,476, 6. Ellet 3,475, 7. Wadsworth 3,469, 8. Tallmadge 3,390, 9. Akron North 3,211, 10. Firestone 3,084, 11. East 2,814, 12. Barberton 2,669, 13. Kenmore 2,616

Top three individuals: Zachary Hewitt (Hoban), Carson Keenan (Hoban), Jacob Weber (Firestone).

Brunswick: Andrew McGuire 632 (223-207-202), Justin Vetrovsky 589 (179-224-186), Brandon McClain 578 (163-244-171), Tyler Radcliff 564 (191-179-194), Spencer Brodie 498 (222-135-141).

Wadsworth: Austin Wrobel 516 (182-156-178), Kevin Dunn 509 (170-179-160), Eric Auffenberg 494 (146-124-224), Michael Lallathin 445 (145-134-166), Cooper Wrobel 438 (132-124-182).


Team standings (top 4 advance to Northeast District): 1. Wadsworth 3,116, 2. Cuyahoga Falls 3,102, 3. Tallmadge 3,045, 4. Archbishop Hoban 2,974, 5. Copley 2,940, 6. Springfield 2,875, 7. Ellet 2,811, 8. Brunswick 2,776, 9. Buckeye 2,570, 10. Barberton 2,507, 11. Akron North 2,441, 12. Buchtel 2,399, 13. Firestone 2,376, 14. Akron East 2,185.

Wadsworth: Lexie Steele 526 (146-183-197), Ryen Patterson 434 (130-141-163), Brooke Martin 427 (140-167-120), Annie Hunt 411 (127-157-127), Megan Stevens 397 (143-135-119).

Brunswick: Megan Zipp 476 (162-154-160), Savannah Bayes 429 (142-162-125), Emilee Beal 393 (121-119-153), Breana Baker 347 (108-110-129), Sky Rios 330 (104-109-117).

Buckeye: Madison Busse 383 (117-132-134), Morgan Schindler 376 (148-107-121), Ataelia Basilisco 374 (106-132-136), Ceanna Burnheimer 346 (113-111-122), Emali Ezell 329 (110-118-101).

Top four individuals: Megan Zipp (Brunswick), Brianna Bowen (Firestone), Carlea Masters (Springfield), Mackenzie VanNatten (Tallmadge).

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