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Break Ahead for Milford Boys Bowling

Posted on: December 20, 2016

SETTING THE SCENE:  The Eagles held their own this week as they faced the ECC’s Glen Este as well as the top team in the area, Elder.  The Eagles will rest over the holiday break and look to rebound after the first of the new year.

 

A LOOK BACK:  Glen Este defeated Milford in their first of two last week, 2687-2563.  Despite the loss, it was a good day for Noah Dolezal who set a new personal season high series of 449.  Josh Cooper added a 211 for the Eagles and Nathan McGeorge contributed with a 191 in game two.  Manny Fernandez (166), Jeremiah Mitchell (166) and Eugene Koczwara (157) all contributed for Milford.  Elijah Dunigan of Glen Este stepped up for the Trojans with a series high 415.

Neither team was on their game Wednesday, but Glen Este came away with the win over Milford, 2454-2277.  All four Eagles posted series in the 300’s:  Dolezal (357), Cooper (355), McGeorge (340) and Koczwara (309).  Dolezal led the Eagles with a 187 in game one.

Milford then faced a challenge Thursday, as they traveled to the West side to meet Elder, ranked #1 in the Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches poll.  The Eagles held their own despite losing to the top ranked team, 2667-2503.  McGeorge led the Eagles, tying his high game this season with 223.  Cooper followed with a 216, and Dolezal rolled a 207.  Nathan Hawkins made his varsity debut (195) as did Ricky Hallberg (140). 

 

A LOOK AHEAD:   The Eagles will be idle over the holiday break.  When they return in 2017, Milford will host a non-conference match with Amelia, and then head to the annual SWOC/ECC Challenge. 

 

INSIDE THE ECC:  Glen Este and Kings, both 6-0 in the ECC, sit atop the conference standings.  Milford follows at 3-3, and Walnut Hills remains 2-2.   Anderson and Turpin are 1-3, while Loveland fell to 1-5 and Withrow is 0-4. 

Cooper, Dolezal and McGeorge of Milford are currently ranked near the top of the conference standings and are among the individual leaders in the ECC.

  • Josh Cooper:  high game (2nd – 259); high series (8th – 432)
  • Noah Dolezal:  high average (3rd – 197.4); high game (8th – 240); high series (6th – 449)
  • Nathan McGeorge:  high average (7th – 188.9); high series (10th – 425)

  

POLL WATCH:  Elder once again retained the top spot in the week four of the Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll.  Oak Hills pulled ahead of Mason, who are now ranked second and third respectively.   The ECC’s Glen Este fell from fourth to sixth, and now Fairfield and Colerain are in the top five.  Kings of the ECC entered the poll this week, in tenth.  Milford was not ranked in the top ten but is the top ECC program to receive votes with 7, while Anderson (2), Turpin (2), Loveland (1) and Walnut Hills (1) follow.