WEST VALLEY — On Dec. 4, the West Valley Central School boys and girls bowling teams matched up against Cattaraugus/Little Valley. The boys won two and lost two.
“The boys had a hard time finding their groove, in the first two games,” said coach Jackie Mumbach. The squad was down by a little more than 100 pins.
They “poured it on” in the third game and ended up winning it, taking total pins, as well. The boys shared the night, getting two wins.
The boys high single game went to Paul Davies with a 182 and a 436, for the night.
The boys high three-game series goes to Mike Nowak, with a 445. His high game for the night was 154.
First-year bowler Troy Hamblin had a high game of 154.
The girls team has only one returning bowler, senior Lindsey Smith. The rest of the girls are new to the team and many are inexperienced, leading to the team’s losing all four matches.
“They are doing their best and trying hard,” said Mumbach.
The high single game and high series goes to Rachel Morton, with a 126 and 312.
Smith had the next highest, with 118 and 303. Kelsi Belz rounded the top three, with a 113.
On Dec. 9, both teams took on Ellicottville. The boys squad won all four games.
The high single game and high series went to captain Evan Williams, with a 190 and a 499.
Nowak rolled in with a 163 and 456 and Davies’ high game was a 161.
The girls lost all four games.
“They tried hard, but it wasn’t to be,” Mumbach said.
The high single game and high series went to Smith, with a 123 and 321, followed by newcomer Belz, with a 115 and 308.
The team’s next match was Dec. 14, against Gowanda.