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    North bowlers see win streak come to an end

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    North’s bowling team saw its win streak come to an end with a loss to rival South last week.

    The Rangers closed out the 2020-2021 season with 15 straight wins and then opened this year with an eight-match win streak.

    “It was amazing,” said North coach Brian Dailey. “I lost two of my seniors so coming into this year, I’m coming in with a very young team. I was thinking to myself that we weren’t going to have a very strong team because we’re young and the other schools have a lot of seniors coming back but watching these kids, it’s been something special.”

    South defeated the Rangers, 2,593-2,498.

    The Rangers set season-highs for the overall match total, one game total (991), and in the Baker match (238). Their two-game total was over 200 pins better than their season average.

    “I told them after we lost that first match that they are part of something special,” Dailey said. “When we bowl South it just brings out the best in our guys, and in their guys, and I told them they have nothing to be ashamed of. It was a pleasure watching that match and it was probably one of the first times I wasn’t too upset about losing because they did so good.”

    North bounced back with a win over Bedford this week and the Rangers have a lot of season left.

    “We’re not done yet,” Dailey said. “We still have a shot to win the conference. We just have to get back to what we were doing and not dwell on the past. We always have to look forward and move on. We’ll start a new streak and we’ll get South again (on Feb. 3) and hopefully, we’ll beat them.”

    Junior Tyler Sauric has been among North’s top bowlers. He averages 211 pins per match. Sophomore Ethan Hutson moved up from the developmental squad and has scored 185 per match this season. Sophomore Aidan Shelnutt also moved up from the developmental squad and has averaged 166 pins this season. Freshman Christian Bell has made an immediate impact this season with a 146 average.

    Sauric leads the team this year with a single-match score of 268.

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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