Hard work will help create experience for Twinsburg’s youthful boys and girls bowling teams.
Collecting that experience has been key for the Tigers this season under eighth-year head coach Anthony Byrd.
A young corps of bowlers on both teams have had to endure a tough schedule in and out of league action.
"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," Byrd said.
The Tigers teams lost to Wadsworth on the road Wednesday at the Kolony Bowl in Wadsworth.
Byrd’s boys fell 2,166-2,022 to the Grizzlies and is 2-5 this year.
In girls’ action, Twinsburg lost 1,974-1,673. The Lady Tigers are 3-5 while Wadsworth is 5-2.
Twinsburg’s boys unit is led by two tested bowlers in junior Kameron East and standout senior Will Faini, and the promise of freshman newcomer Jaylen Bogarty.
East is approaching a 205 average while Faini has experience, and Bogarty had a hot start to the season.
Other boys for Twinsburg include senior Austin Holloman-Rawls, senior Brody Markovitz, Davion Crawford and Ben Snow.
According to Byrd, the Lady Tigers are paced by veteran senior Cassie Burgess and sophomore Emily Vannoy, who also competed last season.
Burgess has averaged around 165 this season.
Junior Jordan Nudelman and sophomores Mary Calo, Abbi Dines, and Areesha Rizvi round out the roster.
Dines is in her second season for Twinsburg.
The girls squad ran into a red-hot Kent Roosevelt unit that posted a 1,904-1,566 victory over the Tigers at Kant Lanes Jan. 7. Kent is now 6-0.
Twinsburg’s boys dropped a 2,654-2,168 decision to the host Rough Riders.
In upcoming action, the Tigers host Hudson Wedneday and compete at Copley Thursday. Both contests start at 4 p.m.
Twinsburg will compete at the annual Garrettsville G-Men Classic Tournament for the boys on Saturday and Sunday for the girls.
Twinsburg faces Barberton Jan. 22 and has the Tomahawk Baker Tournament Jan. 25.
The ninth annual G-Men Classic is at SkyLane Bowling in Garrettsville. Action begins at noon for each tournament. The Tomahawk Invitational is hosted by Copley at Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn.