Eagle River bowlers complete back-to-back league title sweep

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 13:13

Championships are right up their alley.

The Eagle River High bowling teams swept the Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League team titles for the second straight season Thursday at the Eagle River Bowl. The victory was the girls team’s fourth consecutive championship — and sixth in the last seven years — while the boys won their second title in a row and third in the last four years.

The girls were particularly dominant, finishing the season 8-0 after defeating second-place Dimond 33-2 in Thursday’s placement round matches. Allison Szewczyk had a team-high 209 against the Lynx and Spring Harris rolled a 185 for the Wolves, who won 89.6% of possible points this season.

Szewczyk led the Wolves with a 179 average this season, which was good enough for third among ASBL bowlers. Harris was sixth in the league with a 174 average and Amory Anderson was ninth with a 167. All seven of the team’s bowlers averaged 134 or better, including Haley Stephenson (144), Kiley Stephenson (144), Grace Hardy (137) and Mya Dickerson (134).

The Eagle River boys lost their placement round match 22-13 to second-place Dimond, but still ended up ahead of the Lynx in the overall team standings. Connor Lanehart rolled a 226 to lead all bowlers Thursday. Kendric Siders had a 197 for the Wolves, who got a 193 from Brenden Iaulualo.

Siders led the ASBL with a 203 average, with Ialualo second with a 199 average, followed by Lanehart with a 187. Devin Wilcox averaged a 168, followed by Jake Herr (158), Quentin Jackson II (157) and Weston Brown (149).

The Chugiak girls finished third in the league after knocking off fourth-place South 27-8 on Thursday behind a team-high 201 from Jadyn Moore. Moore led the Mustangs with a 175 average, followed by Nikita Ideman (131), Denim Dittbrenner (127), Stephanie Taal (123), Anna Parks (116) and Daiquiri Wright (115).

Chugiak’s boys finished sixth after losing 31-4 to East on Thursday. Miles Scott led Chugiak with a 184 against the Thunderbirds. Jerry Jonathan Jr. had the team’s best average (178), followed by Kolton Reves (166), Luke Hoover (158), Scott (139), Dillon Dittbrenner (135) and Robert Calivo (131).

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story failed to mention Lanehart’s season average.

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