Two Hudson bowlers advance to district competition

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Staff report

The Hudson boys bowling team just missed qualifying for district play.

The Explorers finished fourth with a score of 3,888 at a Division I sectional tournament Feb. 16 at Mahoning Valley Lanes in Youngstown.

"I'm very happy with the way the boys bowled," Hudson head coach John Brockway said.

Boardman won the 13-team competition with a score of 4,179. Canfield (4,159) and Niles McKinley (3,937) also qualified for district play.

The Hudson girls finished 10th with a score of 2,826. Austintown Fitch won the competition with a score of 4,051.

The other two qualifying teams were Kent Roosevelt (3,707) and Stow-Munroe Falls (3,641).

Logan Booth and Angela Piazza qualified for the district competition, which is set to take place Feb. 23 at Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn.

Bowling is scheduled to begin at noon.

Piazza advanced for the second time in her career.

Booth placed fourth out of 84 bowlers with scores of 200, 223 and 211. Piazza finished 11th out of 69 bowlers (144, 189 and 213).

Also competing for the Hudson boys (4-14) were Hunter McCollough (22nd, 194, 192 and 173), Derek Moran (45th, 225 and 161), Nich Brumbaugh (72nd, 181), Donny Geisler (73rd, 172), Taylor Turrin (75th, 168), Bobby Shanks (78th, 162) and Phil Rust (80th, 158).

Rounding out the scores for the Lady Explorers (5-11) were Elaina Arsham (33rd, 169, 126 and 152), Autumn Stanonik (45th, 144, 122 and 107), Ashley Reed (50th, 162 and 118), Geneva Liljestrand (57th, 124 and 120), Jackie Smith (67th, 109) and Allison Cook (68th, 86).

Both teams lost to Northeast Ohio Conference rival Brunswick in their regular-season finales Feb. 6 at Dick Hoover Lanes in Brunswick.

The girls dropped an 1,835-1,775 decision and the boys lost a 2,653-2,207 decision.

Piazza led the Lady Explorers with scores of 202 and 232. Also faring well for the Hudson girls were Stanonik (148 and 121) and Reed (134 and 129).

Nich Brumbaugh had the high series (373) for the boys team. He rolled games of 205 and 168. Taylor Turrin had the high game (209). He also bowled a 148.

The junior varsity boys lost an 2,444-1,683 decision. Harry Pappas had the high series (305) and high game (199) for the Explorers.

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