After capturing its first-ever sectional team championship, the Twinsburg High girls bowling squad is hoping to string together another strong effort in district action.
Twinsburg's girls squad won the Portage Sectional championship on Feb. 9 at Sky Lanes in Garrettsville by outscoring runner up Garrettsville Garfield 3,644-3,583.
The Lady Tigers also finished ahead of strong teams from Kent Roosevelt (3,578), Stow-Munroe Falls (3,469) and Wadsworth (3,416).
Kent, Garfield, and Twinsburg qualified for the Feb. 23 district championships at Crest Lanes in Warren with a chance to qualify for the State Championships.
The top five teams will qualify for the seventh annual State Championships on March 1 in Columbus at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl. The top five individuals not on qualifying teams will also make the cut.
The girls' sectional crown came down to the final Baker game as it was a battle throughout with Garfield, Kent, and Stow.
Twinsburg responded with back-to-back 200-plus Baker games (212 and 211) to defeat the G-Men, who were in first place at the end of the three regular Baker games. It was back and forth between first and second throughout the six Baker games.
Emily Sheets had the third best series in sectional action. Wadsworth's Alex Shirley had a 606, Garfield's Jessica Potteiger was at 589, and Sheets had a 567.
Sheets had a 173, followed by a 204 and a 190. Her 204 game was the eighth highest game in the sectional.
Paige Murrock was consistent for the Tigers with a 516 series and games of 187, 172, and 157. Halle Ponter had a 511 series (171-201-139) and her 201 was ninth overall.
Jamie Schmitt's bowling was also a big key as she had a 504 series with games of 170-187 and 147.
Amy Thompson contributed games of 148 and 154 while Kahlie Paoletti had a 170. Marisa DiPenti and Kelsea Slaby were other Lady Tigers who have contributed this winter.
In boys' sectional action on Feb. 10, youthful Twinsburg placed 11th out of 12 teams. The Tigers had a score of 3,123.
Austin Gretta paced the boys with a 547 series. Gretta made great strides this year and was consistent with games of 185, 185 and 177.
Cameron Reed posted a 485 series and had the Tigers' high game in sectionals with a 191 in game two.
Mic Katrine added a series of 416 and Colin Wachholz had a 391. Sean Clunn and Greg Gaydos also contributed for the boys.