It’s been an up and down season for Stow-Munroe Falls boys bowling this winter, but it was looking up after a win in the Bryan Tournament in Bryan on Saturday.
The Bulldog boys led qualifying and entered match play after shooting 3,845 for three individual games and five Baker games.
In the ladder finals, Stow beat Napoleon 2-0 (183-158, 267-152) in the best-of-three Baker semifinal and then beat Bryan 2-1 (215-158, 162-185, 211-178) to win the title.
Individually, Stow also finished with the top two places on the all-tournament team. Sophomore Nolan Snowberger shot 615 in his three-game series to finish first, while Ethan Dunlap shot 603 to take second.
For the Stow girls, it was another clean sweep.
Stow led qualifying with a 3,865, then beat Wauseon 2-0 (215-120, 196-163) in the semifinal.
In the final against Napoleon, Stow won game one 194-151, but then tied the second game 160-160. Per OHSAA rules, the second game went to a two-frame rolloff. Freshman Jillian Martin struck in the ninth and threw the first two strikes in the tenth frame to win 58-36 and seal the tournament victory.
In another dominant performance for the Stow girls, they filled the individual podium’s top three places. In her first high school competition, Martin shot 715 (247-246-222) to win the individual title. Hayley Roberts took second with a 607 (198-165-244) and Taylor Roberts took third with a 581 (168-221-192).
Stow will next bowl at the Falcon Classic at Legend Lanes with the girls bowling Jan. 5 and the boys on Jan. 6.