mprovement has been key for the Twinsburg bowling program as the boys and girls teams suffered some heavy graduation losses from last season.

Team chemistry and depth is a work in progress, but Twinsburg is making vast strides in a hurry.

The Tigers are showing great progress under veteran head coach Anthony Byrd.

Byrd’s girls’ squad is 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the challenging Suburban League.

With a 2-4 mark, the young boys’ unit is also 2-3 in league action.

"Overall with the new additions to both rosters, the young Tigers come to practice ready to work at their game and their scores have improved," emphasized Byrd.

"It’s very challenging to be new to the sport and have to learn the game along with competing against the talent in the Suburban League," added the coach.

According to Byrd, the Lady Tigers are led by returnees in senior Cassie Burgess and sophomore Emily Vannoy.

"Cassie has a 163.7 average thus far this season," he said.

"The young ladies continue to work hard in practice and their scores continue to improve with each match and tournament they bowl," added Byrd.

Twinsburg’s boys are paced by two other experienced bowlers in junior Kameron East and senior Will Faini.

East has a 203.5 average this season.

"Newcomer Jaylen Bogarty has settled in at the varsity level and continues to quickly improve with the experience he has gained," offered Byrd, of his freshman. "The young team continues to grow and learn as the season progresses."

The Tiger boys finished 16th out of 26 teams in the Eagle Challenge Tournament several weeks ago in North Olmsted as Faini placed ninth overall with a 615 series.

Twinsburg’s girls finished 15th out of 21 teams in the Eagle Challenge Tournament.

Burgess finished 12th overall at the Eagle Challenge with a series of 466 and a high game of 188.

"I look forward to the second half of the season as they continue to improve and how far their hard work will take the tigers as we get closer to the state tournament," explained Byrd.

Twinsburg has road matches at Kent Roosevelt Jan. 7 and at Wadsworth Jan. 8.