Girard earns AAC bowling sweep at tourney

STRUTHERS — Girard earned a sweep at the All-American Conference bowling tournament Monday at Holiday Bowl in Struthers.

The boys and girls each won the the Blue Tier — both in the tournament and during the regular season.

The girls won with a tally of 2,216 — the highest of any girls team, regardless of tier — while the boys gained a 2,428 total pinfall. The girls were led by MVP Heidi Troutman (184-158–342), while junior Donny Bishop (195-223–418) paced the boys.

The remaining Blue Tier results for the girls were LaBrae (1,958), Campbell (1,841), Brookfield (1,798) and Champion (1,600). The boys that trailed were Champion (2,359), Brookfield (2,140), LaBrae (2,110) and Campbell (1,794).

The Struthers boys won the White Tier and posted the highest score overall with a 2,628. The Wildcats were led by freshman Jared Medvec, who posted a 190-204–394 set. Medvec was the White Tier boys MVP. Hubbard (2,579), Lakeview (2,416), Niles (2,407) and Liberty (2,370) rounded out the scoring. Struthers was co-champ with Lakeview in the regular season.

Hubbard captured the White Tier on the girls side with a 2,200 team total. The Eagles were led by MVP Jenny Reebel. The sophomore bowled a 160 and 170 for her 330 set. Struthers (1,966) came in second, followed by Lakeview (1,931), Niles (1,816) and Liberty (1,644). Hubbard was also the regular season champ.

For the Red Tier, on the girls side, Austintown Fitch, led by senior Erin Harper (187-179, 366), rolled a total 2,163, followed by Boardman (2,075), Warren G. Harding (1,996), Canfield (1,960), Howland (1,832) and Lakeside (1,728). Harper was the Red Tier girls tournament MVP. Fitch was also the regular season champion.

For the boys, the Howland Tigers, with a total pinfall of 2,448, claimed victory in the Red Tier. Rounding out the scoring was Harding (2,427), the regular season co-champ, followed by Fitch (2,400), regular season co-champ, Boardman (2163), Lakeside (2045) and Canfield (1914). Fitch senior Mitch Desaito nabbed MVP honors with a 183 and 203 for a 386 set.

The tournament was played in the Kegel 3240 Challenge Series Pattern, the same pattern being used at the sectional and district level competitions on the way to the OHSAA State Finals Tournament.