The East Canton bowling team defeated a long-time nemesis last week in a match of league significance: the Portage Trail Conference Championship. They downed Garrettsville Garfield by 42 pins to secure the title.
Held at Bill White's Akron Lanes, the Hornets rolled a 4,026 for the win. This marked the first-ever win over Garrettsville.
Earning medalist honors was Justin Sutton, with a 609, good for second place. Finishing third was Tyler Aller, with a 579.
Jonah Haas rolled a 570 while Issac Haas tossed a 514. Rounding out the scoring was Nick Wagner with a series of 537.
Coach Jeff Adams was elated with the win. "Our victory gave us a one-half share in league play. Garfield finished with a tie based on their league record. For us, it was a matter of being very focused and putting all our best performances together into one great effort."
The Hornets nipped Woodridge last week 2,152-2,094 behind a 356 series by Nick Wagner.
East Canton won all three Baker games and got good performances from Jonah Haas (336); Isaac Haas (332) and Justin Sutton (288).
East Canton is now 10-10 overall and 3-3 in PTC play.
The East Canton girls bowling team is now 5-16 overall and 2-5 in league play after last week's results. Renee Greathouse led the team in a pair of matches.
The girls lost a close match to Woodridge 1622-1633. Greathouse led the team with a 287. She was followed by Kyla Passwaters with a 268, Marisa Whaley 255 and Sadie Knepper 236. The Lady Hornets won two of three Baker games.
The girls were beaten by Division II Ravenna Southeast 1804-1563. Knepper led the team with 269 and was followed closely by Greathouse with a 267. Passwaters had a 238 and Whaley 230. They went 1-2 in the Baker games.