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Cooper, Dolezal And Team Lead ECC At SWOC/ECC Tourney

Posted on: January 8, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  After the highest team score in a win over Amelia, the Eagles followed up with a third place finish at the annual SWOC/ECC tourney where both Josh Cooper and Noah Dolezal were named to the All-Tournament Team.  Conference competition resumes in the coming week as the Eagles will take on the Spartan’s of Turpin.  Milford will end the week with a trip to the upcoming LaSalle Lancer Baker Bash.

 

A LOOK BACK:  A number of Eagles hit the lanes in Wednesday’s win over Amelia, 2603-1847.  Josh Cooper’s 237 led Milford, followed by Jeremiah Mitchell’s personal best in varsity action of 231.  Nathan McGeorge rolled a pair of 190 games, while Noah Dolezal added a 172.  Ricky Hallberg and Eugene Koczwara contributed with games of 166 and 163 respectively.

The squad headed to the annual SWOC/ECC Tournament on Saturday, and came away with third place overall – the top finishers of all ECC teams.   Cooper and Dolezal were named to the All-Tournament Team; last year Dolezal was the first Milford boys bowling team member to receive the nod at this event.  Dolezal recorded the top series for Milford, a three game series of 676.  Two teammates weren’t far behind, as Cooper (664) and McGeorge (646) finished within thirty pins of the leader.  Koczwara added a 570 series which included a personal best, single game of 208 for the season in varsity play.  Nathan Hawkins (176) and Mitchell (159) each saw tournament action as well.

 

A LOOK AHEAD:   The Eagles will be busy yet again, as this week finds Milford facing ECC member Turpin, followed by the annual LaSalle Lancer Baker Bash.

  • Monday, 1/9:              Milford @ Turpin High School, Chery Grove Lanes, 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 1/11:        Turpin High School @ Milford, Eastgate Lanes, 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, 1/14:           Milford @ LaSalle Lancer Baker Bash, Northwest Lanes, 9:00 am

 

INSIDE THE ECC:  Glen Este and Kings remain tied for first place in the ECC standings, both still 6-0 conference play.  Milford follows at 3-3, with Turpin and Walnut Hills both at 2-3.  Anderson is 1-3, while Loveland sits at 1-5 and Withrow is 0-4 in the ECC. 

Milford’s team ranks second in the ECC despite improving their regular average up to 883.5. Cooper, Dolezal and McGeorge consistently rank near the top of the conference standings and are among the individual leaders in the ECC.

  • Josh Cooper:  high average (8th – 189.2); high game (t-3rd – 259); high series (8th - 432)
  • Noah Dolezal:  high average (3rd – 200.1); high game (10th – 240); high series (6th – 449)
  • Nathan McGeorge:  high average (6th – 193.4); high series (10th – 425)

 

POLL WATCH:  The area coaches’ poll for Division I bowling saw just one change in the top five this week.  Elder, Oak Hills, Mason maintained their rankings for week seven while Fairfield and LaSalle are now tied for fourth.  Colerain, last week’s fifth place team, fell to seventh.  Glen Este of the ECC’s Glen Este fell to eighth from sixth.  Kings (8) and Milford (6) were again the only other ECC programs to receive votes.