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More Records Fall As Postseason Begins For Boys Bowling

Posted on: February 19, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  The MHS boys bowling team ended the regular season by setting new individual and team records, sending the group into the postseason on a high note.  The boys secured third place in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference at 10-4, ending the year 15-5 overall.  The team now starts with a clean slate, as they look ahead to the postseason beginning with the 2017 OHSAA Division I Bowling Sectional Tournament set to take place this week. 


A LOOK BACK:  The Eagles finished with a non-league contest at Moeller, ending the regular season with a win and new school records. 

Milford soundly defeated Moeller 2929-2216.  Josh Cooper broke the two game series record by posting a 502 series, besting the previous high of 490 set in 2012 by Alex Vandergrift.  Noah Dolezal joined Cooper in the record books by setting a new single game record of 278 pins; the previous record of 277 was established by Cooper just last year.

The team also set records for single game of 1097, and a new two game series of 2138.  In the process, the team set a new match game record of 2929 pins. 

The team of Eagles all scored two game series over 300.  Joining Cooper and Dolezal in the record-breaking day was Eugene Koczwara, who has continued to improve and again established personal bests for  a 244 game and new series high 443.  Nathan McGeorge (395) and Ricky Hallberg (337) each provided needed consistency as well, allowing the Eagles to share in the team’s record-setting day.


A LOOK AHEAD:   The Milford High School boys bowling team begins the postseason this week, at the OHSAA Division I Sectional Tournament which will be held at Crossgate Lanes in Blue Ash.  The boys squad will take the lanes on Thurs., Feb. 23.

The boys’ draw for the Crossgate South location includes Lakota East, Glen Este, Amelia, Loveland, Middletown, Talawanda, Hamilton, Lakota West, Elder, Fairfield, Sycamore, Milford, Mason, LaSalle, Moeller, Wilmington.

The top seven teams from each draw will advance to the District Tournaments, which will be held the following week on Wed., March 1 at Beaver-Vu Lanes near Dayton.

  • Thursday, 2/23: Milford @ Sectional Tournament, Crossgate Lanes, 9:00 am

Click HERE for information on the sectional tournament.


INSIDE THE ECC:  The season ends with Glen Este and Kings tied atop the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, both 12-2.  Milford follows at 10-4, Anderson 8-6, and Turpin 5-9 and Loveland 5-9 tied for fifth.  Walnut Hills will end the year at 4-10, and Withrow at 0-14.

Milford’s team average improved to 892.8, just shy of Glen Este’s 904.2 in the ECC for regular average.  Milford’s Cooper, Dolezal and McGeorge end the season ranking near the top of the conference standings and are among the individual leaders in the ECC.

  • Josh Cooper: high average (7th – 192.0); high game (2nd – 269); high series (3rd – 502)
  • Noah Dolezal: high average (2nd – 200.6); high game (1st – 278); high series (6th – 472)
  • Nathan McGeorge: high average (4th – 196.2); high game (t-9th – 255); high series (5th – 474)


POLL WATCH:  The final Cincinnati Enquirer’s area coaches’ poll of the 2016-2017 season has been released, and Mason will end the year at the top.  Oak Hills follows in second, with Fairfield and Northwest in third and fourth.  Elder, previously in first, dropped to fifth, and LaSalle fell from fourth to sixth.  Colerain ends the year seventh followed by the ECC’s Glen Este, who rose to eighth from ninth.  St. Xavier and Lebanon round out the top ten.  Milford fell out of the top ten two weeks ago but finished with fifteen votes.  Other ECC schools who received votes included Kings (17), Walnut Hills (10), Anderson (7), Loveland (2), and Withrow (2).