Tonawanda won both the boys and girls team titles Monday in the Maryvale Bowling Boosters Tournament at AMF Airport Lanes in Cheektowaga. The tournament traditionally marks the opening of the Western New York scholastic bowling season.
Nick Rallo of Canisius bowled 724 for the boys high series. Ryan Reese of Cardinal O'Hara shot 708, Mike Weber oif St. Joe's had high single (265). Andrew Burckhalter of West Seneca West was next (264).
Marina McClure led he Tonawanda girls to their team victory with a 632 series. Tonawanda teammate Dayna Daugherty and Krista Hoctor of Cheektowage tied for second with 621 each. High single among the girls was turned in by Morgan Beres of Orchard Park (234). Taylor Garland of Frontier was second (630).
The Tonawanda boys totaled 3,141 pins to easily outdistance runner-up Orchard park (2,995). West Seneca West "A" (2,981), Frontier "A" (2,872) and St. francis (2,831) were next.
The Tonawanda girls didn’t enjoy as large a margin. The Warriors had 2,824 pins. Orchard Park "A" was next (2,785), followed by Cheektowaga (2,624), Orchard Park "B" (2,623) and Frontier "A" 2,573.
FLOP girls hockey off to a 2-0 start
The combined girls hockey team representing Frontier/Lake Shore and Orchard Park (FLOP) is off to an impressive start under new coach Bob Klimowicz in the Western New York Varsity Girls Hockey Federation.
Ninth-grader Brooke Becker scored twice and assisted on another goal on Monday in a 5-0 triumph over Lancaster/Depew/Iroquois at Riverworks.
Emily Kromer, Maddie Hourihan and Meghan Roche had the other goals for FLOP. Goalie Maggie Styche had 15 saves.
Klimowicz, who took over for coach Jim McCarthy, saw his team build its season’s goal total to 12 without allowing a tally. His team opened the schedule with a 7-0 triumph over Kenmore. Kenmore defeated a team representing just Orchard Park and Frontier in last season’s girls sectional public schools championship.
The combined Monsignor Martin Association team (1-0) that won the WNY Federation championship is the next opponent on Thursday for Klimowicz’s team.
Klimowicz has only three seniors on his roster, with most of the holdover experience on the forward lines. All my defenseman are underclassmen," Klimowicz said.
Nichols icers win, tie
Nichols (2-0-3) played host Berkshire School to a 3-3 tie, then defeated Brunswick School of Greenwich, Conn, 2-0, Monday in the Berkshire Prep Hockey Showcase in Sheffield, Mass.
Freshman Dylan Lugris, junior Chris Morrison and senior Matt Gasuik scored in the tie with Berkshire. Gasuik and Lugris had the tallies in the win over Brunswick while senior Josh Graziano and sophomore Robbie Nuchereno combined for 24 saves and the shutout.
In Western New York Federation boys hockey, Canisius and Orchard Park played to a 2-2 tie in their season openers at Harbor Center. Mike Napier and Clayton Kram scored for the Crusaders. Zach Biasillo and Eric Lyon had the OP tallies while Tom Held of the Quakers made 40 saves.
Canisius plays for state title on Sunday
Cardinal Hayes of the Bronx (8-4), which averaged 45 points a game in three CHSA Football League playoff victories will face Canisius in the championship game of the State Catholic High School Athletic Assocaition at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Jack Coffey Field on the Fordham University campus in the Bronx.
In addition to rolling up the point in playoff victories over St. Peter’s, St. Anthony’s and Archbishop Stepinac, the Cardinals won their traditional Thanksgiving Day game over Mount St. Michael of the Bronx, 43-24.