By Dan Woodlock
Times-Junction Sports Editor
There was nothing PC about Willard’s varsity bowling opener Thursday night at Dynasty Lanes.
It was just blunt dominance from the outset.
The Flashes and Lady Flashes rolled to opening victories of 370 and 394 pins over visiting Port Clinton, building sizeable leads in Round One and overpowering the Redskins in the Baker round to get the new season started with a bang.
Willard’s girls put the Lady Redskins in a 236-pin hole after the opening round (1,472-1,236), fueled by a 719-521 Game One differential. Kathleen Schaaf paced the Lady Flashes with a series of 342, while Aubrey Mathias and Annie Cummings added series of 277 and 268, respectively.
Kourtney Craft and Hannah McClanahan each contributed to the Game One outburst with single-game totals of 135 and 134, while Kristen Hurst and Claire Buss were strong in Game Two’s 753-pin effort with games of 162 and 154.
The Lady Flashes (1-0) tacked 158 pins onto their lead in the five games of Bakers, outscoring Port Clinton in each game by at least nine pins--and by as many as 79 (173-94 in the Baker opener).
Gabie Klein and Chyeanne Strader used games of 200 and 205, respectively, to propel themselves to series of 366 and 316 for Port Clinton.
Willard’s boys broke open an already-hefty 145-pin lead in their match with a back-breaking 822-597 advantage in Bakers. The Flashes opened Baker play with a 225 game and never looked back, outscoring the Redskins by 23 or more in all five games.
Josh Holida put together a 382 series, leading Willard’s Round One charge that established a 1,523-1,378 lead. His 199 Game One effort was the Flashes’ top single-game performance in the match.
Nate Garrett added a 327 series, notching consistent games of 166 and 161, while Brandon Dye did the same at 313, with games of 158 and 155.
Nick Scholes and Jacob Holthouse rounded things out for the Flashes (1-0) with series scores of 285 and 216.Blaise Hoffman’s 312 series was the top score bowled by the Redskins. Alex Camerato chipped in with a 309, followed by Jabour Clark (268), Ryon Nelson (252) and Rok Scott (237).