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Following ECC Title And New Record, Regular Season Closing For Girls Bowling

Posted on: February 12, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:   The Eagles celebrated two remarkable accomplishments last week.  The 2016-2017 girls bowling team finished the season 11-1 in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, sharing the title with Glen Este.  In addition, Jessica Haines set a new Milford bowling record, a two-game series high 490.

With just one remaining regular season match on tap, Milford will look to head into the postseason on a roll.


A LOOK BACK:  Junior Jessica Haines set a new Milford bowling record in Tuesday’s match with the Reading Blue Devils.  Haines broke the girls two-game series record by a total of 61 pins, shooting a 234 and a 256 for a record series high 490. This total also surpasses the boys record of 484. The new record replaced the previous record of 429 set by teammate Alyna Hook in 2016.

Guided by Haines performance, the Lady Eagles took the match with Reading, 2349-1818.   Mackenzie Mason (333) and Lauren Shelton (319) followed Haines, while Alyna Hook added a single game 176.  Haley Johnson, in just her second Varsity appearance, had a 168 game as well.


A LOOK AHEAD:  The Lady Eagles have just one non-league opponent on tap as the regular season winds down.  The team will then turn their attention to the OHSAA Sectional Tournament, to be held on Feb. 22nd at Crossgate Lanes.  

  • Tuesday, 2/14:                        Milford @ Mt. Notre Dame High School, Crossgate Lanes, 3:30 pm


INSIDE THE ECC:  The 2016-2017 girls bowling team has accomplished a feat no other bowling team in school history has achieved; a conference championship.  Milford finished the season 11-1 in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, sharing the title with Glen Este. 

The Lady Eagles suffered their lone conference loss early in the season when they split the series with the Trojans.  Milford fell in the first match 2297 – 2566.  The Eagles, however, battled back in the second meeting of the teams and defeated the Trojans for the first time ever.  In a classic, Milford won at home by just 8 pins, 2348-2340, to hang on to a share of first place.

Milford ended the year atop the ECC tied with Glen Este at 11-1.  Anderson finished at 8-4, Turpin at 4-7, and Kings at 408.  Walnut Hills improved to 2-9 to end the year followed by Loveland, who fell to 1-11. 

The Eagles continues to sit behind Glen Este’s 871.4 in the conference rankings for team regular average at 796.4. Mason, Haines, Hook, and Norman are Eagles listed among the top ten in individual categories of the ECC

  • Jessica Haines: high average (2nd – 187.); high game (3rd – 256) series high (1st - 490)
  • Alyna Hook: high average (5th – 174); high game (9th – 213) high series (7th – 395)
  • MacKenzie Mason: high average (8th – 161.4)
  • Jessica Norman: high game (4th – 237); high series (5th – 414)


POLL WATCH: The final Cincinnati Enquirer’s area coaches’ poll of the 2016-2017 season has been released, and Milford will end the year ranked seventh.  Glen Este finished the year atop the poll tied with Seton in first, followed by Northwest, Fairfield and Oak Hills.  Mercy ends the year ahead of Milford in sixth, and Colerain, Lebanon and Mount Healthy round out the top ten.  ECC programs who received votes in the final poll included Anderson (3), Kings (2), and Turpin (1).