Tioga County Sports Report
OWEGO - The Owego boys opened up strong against STAC Metro division front-runner Johnson City Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Indians, JC regrouped to win the match, 4-1.
Owego rolled a season-high 994 to take game one and Tyler Taft led the way. The freshman shot a new career-high 278 (40 better than his previous high) while anchor Qwinten Adams rolled a 247.
Taft would end up recording a 660 series, also a career high, to lead all bowlers. His other games were 189 and 193.
"I was so proud of Tyler tonight," Owego head coach Chris Schmidt said. "He missed practice yesterday after going home sick, but returned tonight to lead us to a huge game one win over a very good JC team."
Adams finished with a 621 series, Cole Dalton had a 190-524, Gabe Avery contributed a 168-494, Nathan Travis chipped in with a 184 game and Quinton Hollister added a130 game.
The Wildcats, who had only lost two points all season, took control through the rest of the match. After dropping game one, 994-950, JC dominated game two, 984-872, and won the final game, 926-898, giving the Wildcats a 2860-2764 total pinfall victory.
For JC, Alex Molyneaux led the way with a 227-648. Tyree Fleming scored a 237, Ashton Myers a 220 and Josh Lavene a 200.
The Indians dropped to 9-11 on the season.
The Wildcats defeated Owego, 5-0, winning by scores of 677-590, 592-544 and 673-519 to take the total pinfall, 1942-1653. Hayley Stephens had a 126-297 and Victoria Reigle shot 120-290. Lillian Carrigan-Bauer added a 252 series.
Geraldine Molyneaux led JC with a 201-472.
Hayley Classen paced Owego with a 166-432 and Abby Shirley added a151-382.
Johnson City won both JV matches by 5-0 verdicts.
William Waldron had a 448 series for the Owego boys and Hunter Harbst rolled a 171 game.
JC's Josh Nowenter registered a 244-535.
In the girls match, Maylee Henning led Owego with a 280 series.
Kaylee Way paced JC with a 130-338.
Owego hosts M-E Wednesday at Owego Bowl.
IN PHOTO: Owego's Tyler Taft.
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