The Nordonia High School boys bowling team competed in a rare tri-match this past week, and the Knights took full advantage of the opportunity, posting a pair of victories.

Nordonia battled both Greater Summit County Bowling League foe Akron North and non-league opponent Ravenna at Stonehedge Lanes Jan. 10.

The Knights finished with a final score of 2,526, which was better than the score submitted by both the Vikings (2,211) and the Ravens (2,478).

Senior Macauley Kloetzly led the way for Nordonia. He bowled both the high game (234) and the high series (433).

Nordonia was originally scheduled to bowl against North only Jan. 12. However, North had a scheduling conflict and moved the match to Jan. 10.

Due to another scheduling conflict, the Vikings also invited Ravenna to bowl against them on the same day at the same venue. The result was an impromptu tri-match.

"We ended up winning two matches, one against North and one out of conference, so it was kind of neat," said Nordonia head coach Bob Glontz. "I'm not crazy about tri-matches, and it was thrown on us unexpectedly, but it was a good experience for the kids."

The Nordonia girls varsity bowling team did not compete. The Lady Knights and Lady Vikings are slated to clash Jan. 19, at Stonehedge Lanes.

In addition, North doesn't have a boys junior varsity team, so only the Nordonia boys varsity squad was in action Jan. 10.

With the pair of victories, the Knights improved their overall record to 5-2 and their mark within the Greater Summit County Bowling League to 2-1.

The Lady Knights, meanwhile, are still 3-1-1, both overall and in league action.

On Jan. 17, the Knights and Lady Knights are scheduled to clash with Green at Roseland Lanes.

On Jan. 18, Nordonia will travel to Walsh Jesuit.

"The following week is even busier than that," said Glontz. "As we get toward the end of the season, things start to heat up, especially as we get closer to the postseason tournaments. The schedule isn't as heavy over Christmas break."


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