League play is always challenging as the Twinsburg girls and boys bowling teams prepare for the post season.
The Tigers competed at the deep Suburban League Post Season Tournament against a slew of standout bowlers and loaded teams as head coach Anthony Byrd was looking for more improvement.
At the Suburban League Post Season Tournament Saturday at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment in Stow, the boys placed seventh overall out of 12 schools with a total of 2,604.
Twinsburg's boys had a 915 in game one, which was good for sixth place.
In girls action, the Lady Tigers placed 10th overall (2,110) with a strong 735 coming in the third game.
Senior Kaleb East led the Tiger boys as he ended in 10th place.
East registered a 624 series with games of 216,207, and 201.
Kameron East had a solid showing as he was 19th with a 566 series (207-187-172).
Assisting the boys was senior James Pope, who was 21st overall in the league with a series of 556. Pope led the Tigers in game two with a 213 and had a 167 and a 176. Tommy McMullen added a 437 (162-148-127) and Josh Kormanec added a 163 in game one.
Cassie Burgess paced the girls' squad in Stow.
"Both teams will bowl one final non-conference match [Feb. 11 at Kenston] and then prepare for the sectional tournament," said Byrd.
Burgess posted a series of 456, which was 26th overall. Burgess had games of 135, 175 and 146.
Running 30th overall was freshman Emily Vannoy, who had a 430 series and games of 128, 155, and 147.
Lauryn Clark (313) also shined as she averaged 156.5 with a 159 in game three and a 154 in game two. Shae Girod contributed a 129 in game three and a 118 game.
With a strong game of 154, Alia Bridges shined in game three for the Tigers.
In addition, Abbi Dines added a solid 136 in game one and Madison Rocco had a 124 in game two.
On Senior Night, both Twinsburg teams registered victories against Copley at Roseland Lanes in Oakwood Feb.7.
Paced by Kaleb East, the boys (11-3, 8-3) won 2,740-2,551 over the Indians (4-5).
"The team was led by seniors Kaleb East with a high series of 469 and James Pope with a series of 446," said Byrd.
"Our boys were put to the test against Copley, which put together a great second game after the Tigers jumped out to an early lead after the first," he added. "We put together three strong baker games to secure the victory as Copley attempted a comeback."
The Lady Tigers were victorious to move to 4-9 overall with a big win over Copley (2-7) 1,785-1,680 as Vannoy had high series with a 342 and a high game of 193.
"The girls got in the win column in the Suburban League this week with two hard fought victories," said Byrd. "Emily Vannoy has grown a lot this season and is rolling the ball well."
"It's hard as a freshman to be put to the test right away at the varsity level," added Byrd, alluding to Vannoy. "I think she has handled the pressure and expectations well.†Her scores are starting to rise as she becomes more confident and consistent bowler."
Both teams also won Feb. 6 at Barberton. The boys won 2,504-1,897 and the girls were 1,703-1,697 victors over the Lady Magics.
Kaleb East had a high series of 460 while Vannoy led the girls with a high series of 311.
Twinsburg is hoping for more success in the Division I sectional tournament Friday at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment, Last winter, Kaleb East won a sectional championship.