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Regular Season Winding Down For Boys Bowling

Posted on: February 12, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  As the regular season comes to a close this week, the Milford boys bowling team will see just one match, a non-league visit to Moeller High School.  The squad ended the previous week with a sweep of the ECC’s Withrow.


A LOOK BACK:  The Eagles came away with the win in the first of two with Withrow, a 2649-1752 victory.  The Eagles were guided by a series high of 415 by Josh Cooper as well as Eugene Koczwara’s 384 series.  The remaining Eagles were consistent with single games; Jeremiah Mitchell (201), Nathan McGeorge (200), Ricky Hallberg (172), Nathan Hawkins (158), and Rodney Gorley (155).

Milford won the non-league win over Reading, 2554-1960.  Koczwara’s game of 225 was a personal season best for the junior, while classmate Gorley’s 203 was a personal varsity best as well.   Dolezal and McGeorge both scored a series high 417 for the Eagles,  followed by Koczwara’s 407.  In addition to Gorley, Cooper (180), Hawkins (140) and Mitchell (140) also rolled single games in the win.

The Eagles concluded ECC play with a 2129-1698 victory over Withrow at home.  Milford was led by Dolezal’s 237 in game two and series high 428.  Cooper (379) and Koczwara (327) each played two games, with single games by Mitchell (181) and McGeorge (159).


A LOOK AHEAD:   The 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 @ Moeller High School, Crossgate Lanes, 3:30 pm


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, Anderson8-6, Turpin 5-8 and Loveland 5-9.  with Glen Este for first place in the ECC, Kings fell to 10-2 after a loss to Milford last week.  Walnut Hills will end the year at 3-10, and Withrow 0-14.

Milford’s team still follows Glen Este’s 904.2 in the ECC for regular average, which improved to 884.8. As has been the case most of the season, Milford’s Cooper, Dolezal and McGeorge once again continue to rank near the top of the conference standings and are among the individual leaders in the ECC.

  • Josh Cooper:  high average (7th – 188.9); high game (t-4th – 259); high series (9th - 450)
  • Noah Dolezal:  high average (2nd – 200.1); high series (5th – 472)
  • Nathan McGeorge:  high average (4th – 196.2); high game (t-8th – 255); high series (4th – 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).