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Williamsburg Up Next For Boys Bowling

Posted on: December 18, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  Though they posted their largest team score thus far, it wasn’t enough as the boys bowling team was swept by new ECC rival West Clermont.  Now 6-2 overall, the Eagles have just one date on the calendar prior to the holiday break, a nonconference matchup with Williamsburg.

  

A LOOK BACK:  Despite their highest team score of the season, Milford fell to West Clermont in a close match on 12/11, 2931-3020.  Nathan McGeorge led the Eagles with a team high game of 246 and high series of 457; Rodney Gorley was close behind with a 440 series.  Josh Cooper averaged a 205.5 on the day, and Nathan Hawkins posted a 198 average over two games as well.  Kyle Fanning (204) and Nick Murphy (171) each added a game.

West Clermont completed the sweep on 12/12, as they completed a team high score in the 3172-2873 victory.  McGeorge (439), Fanning (432) and Gorley (428) each recorded series over 400.  Cooper added a 395 in two games, joined by a 171 by Hawkins in game one.

The Eagles rebounded from the losses with a win by a large margin over McNicholas, 2732-2331 on 12/13.  McGeorge recorded a season high 478 series, helped in part to a season high game of 257 in game two.  Other Eagles seeing action in the nonconference win were Gorley (419), Cooper (417), Hawkins (367) and Tanner Hall (331).

The Eagles ended the week at the Wright State University College Challenge Tournament, where they finished in twenty-fourth place of 32 teams from all over the state of Ohio.  Cooper (356) and Hawkins (317) both competed in two games, while McGeorge (179), Gorley (170), Hall (170) and A.J. Kaylor (147) all contributed with single games in the tournament.

  

A LOOK AHEAD:  The Eagles have just one date on the calendar prior to the holiday break.  Milford will head to Batavia Bowl for a nonconference match with Williamsburg High School.

  • Tuesday, 12/:12:          Milford @ Williamsburg High School, Batavia Bowl, 3:30 pm

 

INSIDE THE ECC: West Clermont, 6-0, took over sole possession of the ECC after wins over Milford last week.  Kings improved to 3-1, followed by the Eagles who are now 4-2.  Loveland is 3-3, followed by Walnut Hills at 0-2, and Anderson and Turpin at 0-4. Though West Clermont took over to lead the league in team average (947.7), Milford is close behind at 945.2. Find ECC standings and statistics HERE.

Milford bowlers occupy a number of spots in the top ten of ECC individual leaders:

Josh Cooper:  overall average (4th – 202.1); high game (4th – 259); series high (7th – 464)

Rodney Gorley:  overall average (5th – 201.3); high game (t-6th – 256); series high (2nd – 500)

Nathan Hawkins: high game (3rd – 263); series high (3rd – 498)

Nathan McGeorge:  overall average (1st – 211.5); high game (5th - 257); series high (5th – 478)

 

POLL WATCH:  Following losses to West Clermont, Milford fell to tenth in week five of the Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll.  Mason, ranked first last week fell to fourth, while Oak Hills moved up from second to lead the poll.  Elder, LaSalle, Mason and St. Xavier round out the top five. With the victories of Milford, the ECC’s West Clermont rose to seventh from ninth. Anderson (5), Kings (4), Loveland (3) and Walnut Hills (3) each received votes in week five.  Click HERE for the most recent area coaches’ poll.