The Sebring High School bowling teams opened their 2013-2014 season in a match with Lincoln Park Academy that was held at Superplay Bowl in Port St. Lucie on Aug. 27.
The Blue Streak boys team was led by veteran Nick Brod who had an outstanding opening performance with consistent high scores of 223 and 214 in regular team play.
Nick was backed up by sophomore David Daniels who also averaged over 200 with games of 215 and 201. J. C. Bowen, Cole Rankin and Thorsten Przychocki supported their teammates with averages of 183, 176, and 175, respectively.
Although the Sebring boys started strong by posting a team score of 1,015 to win game 1, the Lincoln Park Academy boys came back to win game 2 by an 83-pin margin.
In the final Baker game format, Lincoln Park won the 1st game 173 to 156. The Blue Streaks then had to win the final two Baker games to claim victory and they came on strong with scores of 209 and 206 to clench the season opener.
The Sebring girls were led by freshman Adrianna Stacy who recently bowled a perfect 300 game in sanctioned competition. Stacy rolled games of 174 and 225 to lead the lady Streaks. Supporting Stacy, were Jessica Chaney who averaged 159 and Marissa Andujar who finished with a 145 average. Katryanna Barina and Tejal Desai rounded out the starting team with match averages of 138 and 113 .
The girls team lost the first regular game to Lincoln Park and attempted a comeback in game two, but Lincoln Park ultimately claimed victory. The Lady Streaks did make a more noteworthy performance in Baker format competition winning two of the three Baker games with scores of 161 and 166.
Thanks to Proprietor Jack Kordusky and Mr. Walt Daniels who recently created a brand new locker room for the Blue Streak bowlers at Heartland Bowl!
Sebring hosted its first home match of the season at Heartland Bowl on Tuesday against Lake Wales.
Following opening ceremonies conducted by Kordusky. The Streaks wasted no time in showing the home crowd that they were ready to play.
In game 1, sophomore David Daniels opened with a string of strikes to lead the team with a 246 game. Brother Carl Daniels was close behind with a striking finish to post 202. Cole Rankin (170), Thorsten Przychocki (168) and last week's star player Nick Brod (145) clinched the opening match for the Streaks with a 307 pin margin of victory.
While the boys were demonstrating their skills, the girls also notched a 132-pin victory over Lake Wales led by Katryanna Barina with a nice 194. Adrianna Stacy and Jessica Cheney both rolled 166 and Marissa Andujar scored 147 along with Tejal Desai at 118.
In game 2, the girls continued to dominate with games of 170 by Stacy, Barina and Cheney at 159, Desai with a very respectable 147 and Andujar with 129. The girls won the second game by a commanding 201-pin advantage.
The boys were just as intense in game 2, as David Daniels led the team again with a 226 game making his average 236 for the day. Przychocki found the line and posted a strong 220 along with Brod at 182.
Carl Daniels was solid at 180 and J.C. Bowen came off the bench to back the team at 179. The boys were victorious with a whopping 329 pins.
Special recognition goes to Cole Rankin who anchored the team in Baker match play and who finished each of the three Baker games with a flurry of strikes to insure victory. Rankin was followed by Marcus Alviano, Jeremy Brod, William Brunner, and Corey Crain,
The Lake Wales team, coached by bowling icon and USBC Champion Vernon Peterson, played with heart and demonstrated the kind of attitude and sportsmanship that made their visit a pleasure.
The Blue Streak bowlers will do battle again on Thursday when they will go up against the Lake Placid team at Coz's Sports Bar and Bowl at 3:30 p.m.