Morley Stanwood bowling teams finish winter season

Zane Marcella

MORLEY — The Morley Stanwood bowling teams recently wrapped up their winter seasons.

The girls team placed second in the CSAA Silver division with a 4-2 record. The Mohawks were close to finishing first but lost one match by two points.

Morley Stanwood featured five bowlers on the girls team, including two that qualified for all-CSAA Honorable Mention. Senior Destyni Edwards was Fourth Honorable Mention (8th overall) and sophomore Katie Harris (Sophomore) was First Honorable Mention (5th overall). Katie had the seventh-highest scoring average in the Silver Division with a 127.

Freshman Amiee Jo Nawrot, sophomore Miranda Cook, and sophomore Abby Gilliam were new bowlers.

“They advanced their skills far more than I would have anticipated,” head coach Denise Bowen said. “It’s great to have them join the team and I am definitely looking forward to the next few seasons.”

Mohawk boys

The boys team did not fare so well in conference play, with a match record of 0-5-1. The team featured seven bowlers with senior Jon Ramsey being the only bowler with varsity experience.

“With the limited practice time we have before season starts, the boys got off to a slow start,” Bowen said. “But they really picked it up toward the end of the season.

Freshman Zane Marcella was named Third Honorable Mention (7th overall) and finished with a 145 average and senior Caleb Rauch was Fourth Honorable Mention (8th overall) and finished with a 143 average.

Ramsey will graduate this year after four years of participation and accomplished some personal bests and Rauch will also be graduating. Italian exchange student Simoné Amato will also be leaving the team.

“Simoné was new to bowling, as it is not popular as a competitive sport in his country,” Bowen said. “But he came to love the sport. We will definitely miss his enthusiasm.”

Alan Bondarenko, Zander Hudson, Connor Tronsen, and Marcella will return next year.

“Coach Yerger and I are very pleased with the time and effort the bowlers put in to learn about the sport, and develop their skills,” Bowen said. “We hope to encourage more kids to try out for the team.”

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