BY TIM TAYLOR
Tioga County Sports Report
SYRACUSE — Newark Valley’s Kyle Pratt captured 10th-place individual honors in the Division II Composite tournament at the 2019 Boys NYSPHSAA State Bowling Championships at AMF Strike ’N Spare Lanes here Saturday.
The senior posted four games of 200 or better to finish with a six-game total of 1286.
“It started off slow, slower than I wanted to, but in the end I thought it went real well,” Pratt said.
Pratt began the tournament with a 233, then rolled a 202 and 182 to finish the first three-game series with a 618. He would improve by 50 pins over the final three games, nailing his high game of the day with a 238 in game four. He followed that with a 230 and 200.
The Section IV team would place eighth in the 11-team field with six bowlers combining for a six-game score of 5854. Section I repeated as champion.
“I think we did alright,” Pratt said. “I thought we could have done a little bit better spare-wise, but I thought we stuck through it all the way. I thought it was good.”
Pratt, the team’s top seed heading into the 66-bowler tournament, was one of three Tioga County bowlers on the squad.
Tioga sophomore Kolton Pond matched teammate Mitchell Hamel of Union Springs / Port Byron for the number two finish on the team (41st overall) with an 1128.
Owego junior Qwinten Adams made the Section IV team as an alternate, although he did not get an opportunity to bowl.
Section I repeated as champion with a 6483. Section I’s Nick Perrone was the top individual with a 1378.
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