KENT - It was an up and down day for local boys teams at the Northeast District bowling tournament at Twin Star Lanes on Saturday, as four local teams qualified for state but no local individuals did.
However, Champion's boys advanced.
Austintown Fitch had a pinfall total of 4,078 and finished in second place, just three pins behind district champion Mentor. Struthers was third with a 4,041, followed by Champion (3,917) and Boardman (3,908).
The top five teams and top five individuals not on qualifing teams advance to the state tournament, which will be Friday (boys) and Saturday (girls) at Wayne Webb Lanes in Columbus.
The highest local finisher among the individuals was Howard Moore of Garfield, who finished seventh with a 623, just six pins behind fifth place. Willie George of Mineral Ridge had the high game of the day with a 259. The highest series among locals was a 643 by Kyle Sharisky of Fitch. The girls district will be today at noon, back in Kent.
BRISTOL 70, NEWBURY 68: BRISTOL - The Panthers trailed 50-22 at halftime but came back to win their regular-season finale. Brandon Lee hit a 3-pointer with 1:30 left to tie the game 66-66, and Zeth Tomasiak made a pair of free throws with 9 seconds to play to give Bristol a 70-66 lead and clinch the victory. Lee scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter. Chad Oliver led the Panthers (12-8) with 22 points and nine rebounds and Austin Rimer put in 18 points. Mark Hamilton led Newbury with 15 points. Ryan Munn scored 14, Brett Dibacco had 13, Cameron Miller put in 11 and Darrin Dossetti added 10. Bristol begins its tournament schedule against Northeastern Athletic Conference foe Lordstown. The Division IV sectional semifinal will be played at Warren G. Harding High School Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
T.E.A.C.H. 73, CALVARY BAPTIST 64: HOWLAND - T.E.A.C.H. outscored Calvary Baptist 25-12 in the second quarter en route to Friday's win. David Walker Jr. had a game-high 29 points - including three 3-pointers - to lead the Titans (13-1) past the Thunder. Josh Shaffer, who was 8 of 11, had 19 points for T.E.A.C.H., while Joshua Walker added 16 - including four 3-pointers. Hoefler paced the Thunder with 26 points - including four 3s, while McCrillis added 13.