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Posted: 01/02/13

Girls' bowling team off to
2-0 start in MAC White

      The Romeo High School varsity girls' bowling team is off to a 2-0 start in the MAC White with a win on Dec. 17 against Port Huron.
       Senior co-captain Stephanie Seefried led the efforts with a 210-158-368 set. The other senior co-captain, Kayla Rziemkowski, won both match points with a 163-176-339 series. Tori Paquette, Kaitlin Lowran and Shana Torkelson also won match points.
       The varsity boys faced Port Huron at their home center and competed well, but the host team's experience with the lane conditions helped the Big Reds to victory over the Bulldogs.
       Spare shooting was the downfall of Romeo throughout the match and led to a 22-8 defeat. Junior Dylan Stokes, the MAC White Division's best so far this season, shot a fantastic 268-235-503 series and won both match points. Stokes is averaging 241 in conference matches. Senior co-captain, Kirk Lightcap, came off the bench to win a match point as did junior Patrick Brunkey. Andrew Nelson, Alex Finn and Joseph Seefried competed well but were unable to win a point in their matches.
       The junior varsity boys were shorthanded against Port Huron, but the team battled hard all day. After losing the first game, it was clear the no-quit Romeo squad was determined and recovered with a nice game, but came up short to the Big Reds by 31 pins. Leading the Bulldogs once again was red-hot junior Jake Peyerk with a solid 213-231-444 series, winning both match points. Also winning a match point was junior Alex Marinkovski. Logan Schult, Brendan Leahy and Blake Sparks, along with junior Danny Bartolotta, did not win match points despite great efforts.
       The varsity girls opened the MAC White division schedule on Dec. 12 with a hard fought come from behind win against Anchor Bay, 16-14. They were behind 10-0 after the baker set, losing the first two bakers by a combined 15 pins. In the first regular game, the girls bowled well, converting on many spares. Winning match points were senior co-captains Rziemkowski with a 162-173-335, Lowran with a 145-163-308 and S. Seefried with a 169. Paquette also won a match point with a 172. Torkelson bowled very well in her very first match and helped the team to victory.
       The boys' varsity won their match with Anchor Bay 22.5-7.5. The Bulldogs got off to a nice start, winning both baker games, and looked good in the process. They headed into match play up 10-0. Anchor Bay came back in the first match game for a narrow 9 pin victory. In the deciding game, the Bulldogs were able to put up a nice team set and win the match. Finn and Stokes had terrific games, putting on a show for the crowd. Finn had 11 strikes in a row in a 278 game and Stokes shot 266 with 10 strikes in a row. Finn finished with 195-278-473 and Stokes recorded a 195-266-461 series. Also winning match points were J. Seefried with a 229, Brunkey with a 209-168-377, and Tyler Culver with a 179. Nelson contributed to the win but was not able to win a match point.
       The JV boys were outscored by Anchor Bay 23-7 despite some nice performances on the team. Romeo won the first baker game and entered match play down 6-4. Anchor Bay bowled solid in their home house and outscored the Bulldogs in both regular games. Peyerk bowled well with at 219-175-394, as did Lightcap, with a 223-153-376, winning both of his match points. Schult won a match point with a 164. Leahy and Sparks kept the team in all the matches with some nice shots but were unable to win a match point.

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