The boys varsity bowling team suffered a 2 pin loss to West Orange High School by a score of 2823 to 2821. Kyle Paxson had a nice series of 670 and Andrew Calvache had a 600 series to lead the team. The match was close all the way. We were trailing by 70 pins after the second game and just never quite caught up. Our recored is now 3 wins and 2 losses. “We had some chances in the 10th frame, but just couldn’t get over the hump. The lane conditions were very different, and it took many of our bowlers a while to adjust. It was difficult to come back from so far down, but we almost did it.”
The girl’s varsity also fell to 3 and 2 with a 2431 to 2249 loss
to West Orange.
The JV girls won by forfeit as West Orange did not have a team.
The JV boys also lost by a score of 2425 to 1976. High series was rolled by James Morris with a 439 series. Bryan Crawford and Stephen Cotanche both had 426 series. “We fell behind in the first game and lost the second by 126 pins. West Orange was used to the lane conditions, and our young bowlers had a tough time. They were just a lot better than us today,” said Coach Shari Kampe.
The girls varsity bowling team increased their record to 4 wins and 2 losses with an exciting 1 pin victory at Brunswick Wekia lanes on Wednesday. The score was 2098 to 2097! Leading the way and shooting her high series as a Lady Darter was Amy Seay with a nice 460 series. Robin Wright with a 458 series, and Catrina Cruger with a 439 series helped in the win. “The match was close throughout. We were 12 down going into the last game, and unlike at West Orange on Monday, we kept our momentum and pulled out the 1 pin victory. Our concentration was much better in the last game today.”
The boys varsity also increased their record to 4 and 2 with an easy 2787 to 2552 victory over Boone. Kyle Paxson with a 221 game and 621 series let the way, along with Cory Mullica who had a nice 235 game and a 604 series. Charles Morris had a 203 game as a sub. Andrew Calvache also had a 200 game. “The boys took care of business in the easy win. You never know how a team will come back after the 2 pin loss at West Orange, but our team leaders did a good job to produce the easy win. It was also a nice tuneup for the match Thursday against always tough Winter Park.”
The boys JV also easily won by a score of 2120 to 1853. Bryan Crawford with a 188 game and Bradley Preston with 457 series led the way. James Morris also had a good 428 series. We easily won the first game and never looked back. “We had a nice comeback after the West Orange disaster! Bryan bowled his best series as a Blue Darter, and the rest of the team well," responded Coach Shari Kampe.
The JV girls tried to make it a clean sweep but were outlasted by Boone by a score of 1679 to 1603. We were leading going in to the last game, but Boone got hot and won by a score of 659 to 540 to secure the win. Leading scorers were Ashley Preston with a 360 series and Kelly Ansell with a 306 series. “Boone just got hot the last game and simply out-bowled us down the stretch. The girls did a good job overall.”
|The varsity boys bowling team increased their record to 5 wins and 2 losses
with an exciting three pin win over Winter Park Thursday. The score was
2827 to 2824. Kyle Paxson had a 606 series, and Andrew Calvache and Mitch
Schilling both shot 2 games over 200. Aaron Scheer had a 257 third game
to secure the victory. After losing the first 2 games by a total of 79 pins,
the Darters came back with a nice 1015 game to pull out the win. Aaron Scheer
got his first start of the season. "The boys should be proud of what
they accomplished today. The lanes’ oil pattern was tough but consistent,
and our team adjusted well to shoot some new lines needed to score well.
For the young bowlers, it was nice to see us pull it out in the 10th frame.
This should give the team some confidence in each other."
The varsity girls were outscored by Winter Park by a score of 2265 to 1853. Winter Park returns all 7 bowlers that as a team won 6th place in the state tournament last November. Marie Kaleel had a 178 game and 422 series to lead the team. Jennifer Beisham had a 406 series and a 159 game. "The girls really had a tough time. They never really seemed to get started and did not adjust well to the lane conditions. We are a young team, and we just seemed intimidated by the seasoned Lady Wildcats."
The girls JV bowling team lost a close match by a score of 1781 to 1766. The match was close throughout and could have gone either way. Kelly Ansell with a 371 series and Christina Cardello with a 421 series led the attack for the baby Darters. "I thought the girls had a good effort. The conditions of the lanes favored a high speed shot, and many of the younger girls simply cannot throw the ball hard with any control. They stayed close to a good Winter Park JV team that has many juniors on it due to the varsity returning all of last year’s team."
The JV boys bowling team shot one of the highest JV match scores in Apopka history to defeat the previously undefeated Wildcats JV team by 318 pins. James Morris shot a team high 619 series and a 223 game to lead the attack. Brad Preston also had a 222 game and a 551 series in the easy win. The JV boys are now 6 and 1. The boys won the first game by 171 pins and never looked back. "The boys bowled one of the best matches in the history of Apopka JV bowling. The key to the lanes seemed to be keeping up your ball speed to minimize the hook, and the boys’ did a good job. The win was nice, and the team finally seemed to come together after several lineup switches."