Anyone who didn’t know by now should realize the Stow-Munroe Falls girls bowling program has its eyes on the ultimate prize.
The Bulldog girls appear to be doing their best bowling as they roll into the postseason.
Stow girls finished at 10-0 in the Suburban League, extended their dual win streak to 32 matches, with wins over Wadsworth and Hudson at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment.
On Friday, Stow girls dispatched Wadsworth 2,751-1975. On Wednesday, Stow defeated Hudson 2,720-1,880.
By the way, the Stow boys bowling squad seems to have found its mojo as well, as the Bulldog boys closed their Suburban League season at 7-4. Stow’s boys defeated Wadsworth 2,640-2,509 Friday and beat Hudson 2,488-2,291 Wednesday.
Boys coach John Martin called the Bulldog girls performance against Wadsworth "one of the best girls sets I’ve ever seen."
All five Bulldog bowlers broke the 400-pin mark in their series, led by freshman Jillian Martin — John’s daughter — with 478 (235-243). Stow also got a 454 series from Jessica Lawrence (230-224), a 437 series from Hayley Roberts (244-193), a 414 series from Taylor Roberts (225-189) and a 404 from Kayla Flake (213-191).
Already leading 2,189-1,555 heading into the Baker games, Stow swept the Bakers, winning 212-148, 172-136, 180-146 to finish the job.
In the boys match with Wadsworth, Stow got a 494 series from sophomore Nolan Snowberger, while Zach Dunham put up a 279 game in the first game. Dunham finished with a 462 series. Stow also got a 410 series (204-206) from Will Bender.
The issue was still in doubt with Stow leading 2,070-1,1913 heading into the Baker games. Wadworth won the first Baker 191-174, but Stow responded with a 246-230 win in game two. Wadworth won the final Baker 175-150, but the Bulldogs had enough to win.
Against Hudson, the Stow girls had four of its five bowlers break a 400 series. This time, Flake led the charge with a 484 series (247-237), while Taylor Roberts had a 462 series (236-226). Martin rolled a 413 (237-176), while Natalie Rockwell rolled a 403 (203-200).
Up 2,134-1,451 heading into the Baker game, Stow kept pouring it on. Stow swept the Bakers 194-139, 211-124, 181-166.
Meanwhile, coach Martin chose to bowl all his seniors Wednesday vs. Hudson. Dunham led the charge for Stow with a 443 series (241-202), while senior Alex Ridings looked to be back at full strength with a 420 series (224-196).
Stow led 1,921-1,741 heading to the Baker games and split the first two, winning 191-188 in game one and losing 179-173 in game two. However, Stow closed the match with a 203-177 win in game three.
Sto-Kent Lanes was set to host the Suburban League Postseason Tournament Saturday at 9 a.m.
Stow will close out the regular season Monday vs. Solon at Roseland Lanes in Oakwood Village. The match is set for 4 p.m.
Sto-Kent also will host the Division I Mahoning/Trumbull/Portage section tournament Feb. 15. The tournament opens at 10 a.m.
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