Bowling teams sweep Penn Hills
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The Plum varsity boys and girls bowling teams opened up their seasons Dec. 5 with a sweep of Penn Hills at Nesbit's Lanes in Plum.
The Mustangs swept the girls match, 7-0, winning all three games for six points and picking up the extra point for total pins.
Senior Jocelyn Rubash led all Plum girls bowlers with a 648 series, including games of 186, 204 and 358.
In one of the three games, the Mustangs trailed heading into the 10th frame, but Rubash rolled three consecutive strikes, and Plum took the game by 21 pins. Freshman Talia Pilyih added a 183, a 244 and a 177 for a 604 series in her first varsity match.
Fellow freshman Alexandria Dick was third with a 514 series, while seniors Alexa Nicholas (512) and Heather Kosmack (499) rounded out the varsity scores.
Plum finished with a 2,777 pin total, winning the three games with games of 885, 948 and 944.
In the girls JV match, sophomore Kristen Ankers rolled a 221 in her first game. Last year, Ankers rolled three varsity games and her season best was an 87.
“Kristen worked hard all summer long and into the fall,” Plum head coach Cliff Kirchartz said. We are really proud of her.”
On the boys side, Plum beat Penn Hills, 5-2, and took two of the three games and total pins.
Junior Danny Yushinski led the boys team with a big 700 series and games of 277, 211 and 212.
Fellow junior Joshua Kirchartz saw a scoring dip in game two, but he assembled a 618 series for three games.
He rolled a 233 in game one and a 151 in game two. He rebounded to produce a 234 score in game three.
Senior Matt Kosmack (566), Jai Major (520) and junior Cody Frisco (509), all first-year bowlers, helped Plum pick up the team win.
Plum picked up the total pins with games of 1,034, 916 and 961. Penn Hills tallied 976 pins in game two for a 976-916 victory.
Plum was scheduled to host St. Joseph on Wednesday at Nesbit's Lanes. The match was to be contested past the deadline for this week's edition.
The Mustangs host Gateway at Nesbit's Lanes this Wednesday before taking a one-week holiday break. All matches are scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
The Plum varsity coed rifle team began its season Dec. 4 with a 796-68x to 767-48x victory at Waynesburg.
Junior Anastasia Klonowski shot a perfect 100-10x score to lead the Mustangs contingent.
Each team declared 10 shooters, and the top eight figured into the scoring.
Juniors Mikaela Zacher, Ian Michaels and Josh Repasi also shot 100s, with Zacher and Michaels hitting nine bulls-eyes and Repasi hitting eight.
Rounding out the top eight for Plum was junior Melissa LeClair (99-9x), senior Scott Kolar (99-8x), junior Caleb Tarosky (99-8x) and senior Jake Danik (99-7x).
Sophomore Thomas Blaskovich (98-3x) and junior Brendan Galdo (97-4x) also shot against Waynesburg.
Plum was scheduled to host Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday, and the match was to be completed past the deadline for this week's edition.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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