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Top teams roll at Maple City Bowl

Posted on Dec. 7, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 7, 2013 at 4:18 p.m.

Maple City Bowl in Goshen hosted Week 7 of Michiana Central High School bowling competition Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The top three boys teams and the top five girls teams all notched wins. In the boys division, Elkhart Memorial remains two wins ahead of Concord and Northridge. In the girls division, Elkhart Memorial, Concord and Jimtown remain locked in a battle for the title tied at six wins apiece.

Boys recap

Elkhart Central got a 20-0 win over shorthanded Fairfield.

Jimtown bested Goshen 16-4 to earn its fourth win of the season. Zach Royer led the Jimmies with 175-183 (358). Brad Chupp’s 187-181 (368) paced the Redskins as they fall to 3-4.

Concord downed Wawasee 17-3 to stay in contention at 5-2. Marquied Emmons rolled 168-171 (339) for the Minutemen while Will McCarthy topped the Wawasee effort at 197-181 (378).

Memorial stays undefeated after a decisive 19-1 victory over NorthWood. Jacob Tucker again led the Chargers with 195-205 (400). Josh Kincaid paced NorthWood with 163-205 (368).

Northridge shot the high team series of the week and picked up an important win over Memorial as the draw team. Josh Garfein with 245-223 (468) and Michael Schlabach with 213-208 (421) were the top two individual efforts of the week carrying the Raiders to a 5-2 record and tied for second with Concord.

Boys standings

Bye / Draw469.5
Boys top 10 averages

Jacob Tucker, 202.9; Michael Schlabach, 199.5; Josh Garfein, 196.1; Andrew Wright, 195.1; Joey Juday, 191.9; Walter Griffin III, 188.8; Marquied Emmons, 188.0; Chase Sulok, 184.7; Kenny Baltimore, 181.42; Brad Chupp, 180.9.

Girls recap

Central grabbed their fourth win of the season blanking short-handed Fairfield 20-0 led by Samantha Hughey 183-173 (356) and Lizzy Glaser 190-164 (354).

Jimtown rolled over Goshen 18-2 on the strength of Cheyenne Kleitz 198-152 (350) and Jennica Adams 180-160 (340) keeping the Lady Jimmies tied atop the standings. Sara Vincze led Goshen with 172-181 (353) as they fell to 3-4 on the season.

Concord also held on to a piece of the top spot rolling over a short-handed Wawasee squad 19-1. Kaitlyn West was back in the lineup and paced Concord with a 161-215 (376) effort. Kaitlyn Eash added 188-156 (344).

Memorial also goes to 6-1 after blasting NorthWood 19-1. Brooklyn Shutz had the top series for the Chargers with 148-188 (336) while Megan Best added a 212 game. Drew Holdeman’s 167 game topped NorthWood as they fall to 1-6.

Northridge downed Goshen as the blind team 16.5-3.5. Kelly Soard 163-177 (340) along with Lindsay Meade 151-185 (336) led the Raiders to their fourth win of the season.

Girls standings

Bye / Draw476
Girls top 10 averages

Elizabeth Glaser, 193.3; Brianna Ferro, 176.5; Kaitlyn West, 170.0; Brooklyn Shutz, 169.7; Kyla Meade, 167.9; Megan Best, 167.8;  Haley Garcia, 167.6; Samantha Hughey, 165.1; Jennica Adams, 164.3; Kassi Rosenberry, 163.4.

Week 8 competition will be at Country Club Lanes at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

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