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Postseason Begins Wednesday for boys bowling

Posted on: February 18, 2018

A LOOK AHEAD:  The postseason awaits Milford’s boys bowling team, as they head to the OHSAA Division I Southwest Sectional Tournament which will be held at Crossgate Lanes in Blue Ash.  The boys will be the first to compete at the tournament, on Wed., Feb. 21, the first day of competition.

The draw for the boys at the South Tournament at Crossgate Lanes includes Elder, Fairfield, Harrison, Lakota West, Lebanon, Loveland, Mason, Middletown, Milford, Moeller, Sycamore, Talawanda, West Clermont, Western Brown and Wilmington.  The competition will include Elder (#2), Fairfield (5), Mason (#4), Middletown (7) and West Clermont (#10) from the top ten of the final area coaches’ poll and the Eagles, who finished just outside the top ten. 

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

  • Wednesday, 2/21:                  Milford @ Sectional Tournament, Crossgate Lanes, 9:00 am

Click HERE for information on the sectional tournament.

  

2017 POSTSEASON RESULTS:  Of sixteen teams in the 2017 Sectional Tournament, the boys bowling team place third behind Mason and Middletown.  Other schools competing included Lakota East, Glen Este, Amelia, Loveland, Talawanda, Hamilton, Lakota West, Elder, Fairfield, Sycamore, LaSalle, Moeller, and Wilmington.

The boys were led by Nathan McGeorge with a 639 three game series, while Josh Cooper added a two game total of 417 pins. 

With a third place finish, Milford’s boys bowling team advanced to the 2017 Division I OHSAA District Tournament but were unable to qualify for the State Tournament following an impressive season. 

The boys squad placed 20th of the 24 teams competing.  Nathan McGeorge posted Milford’s high game of 221 amid a two game series of 393, and Josh Cooper added a 335 two game series.

  

INSIDE THE ECC:  Some scores remain outstanding, though West Clermont has clinched the ECC title and is currently 11-0 in the ECC. Milford ends the year at 9-3 followed by Kings at 8-4.  Loveland (5-6) is followed by Anderson (4-8), Turpin (3-9) and Walnut Hills at 1-11.  West Clermont (966.8) ends the regular season ahead of Milford (960.7) in overall team average.

As of Feb. 18, four Milford bowlers end the regular season in the top ten of all ECC individual categories, with Josh Cooper leading the league for high game, and Nathan McGeorge leading the league in overall average and high series:

Josh Cooper:  overall average (3rd – 206.8); high game (1st - 300); series high (t-7th – 479)

Rodney Gorley:  overall average (10th – 194.9); high game (t-10th – 256); series high (4th – 500)

Nathan Hawkins:  overall average (7th – 197.6); high game (7th – 263); series high (5th – 498)

Nathan McGeorge:  overall average (1st – 213.8); high game (4th - 268); series high (1st – 516)

Find ECC standings and statistics HERE.

 

POLL WATCH:  The final Cincinnati Enquirer’s area coaches’ poll of the 2016-2017 season was released on Feb. 12, and Oak Hills will end the year at the top. Oak Hills is followed by Elder, Northwest, Mason and Fairfield, while LaSalle, Middletown, St. Xavier, Ross and the ECCs West Clermont round out the top ten. Milford just missed cracking the top ten but received eight votes, the most of those not ranked.  Kings (2) was the only other ECC program to join Milford in receiving votes in the final poll.