Victory Marks First Regional Title for Warrior Bowlers
The Warwick High School boys’ bowling team won the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional boys’ team championship held at 222 Dutch Lanes on Saturday, defeating Lancaster-Lebanon League rival Penn Manor in the final.
The Warwick boys’ team, which includes one girl, entered the championship brackets seeded second, giving them a bye into the semi-final round against sixth-seeded Truman. They won that match in three Baker games (244-160, 162-200, 243-175). Baker games require each competing bowler to complete a frame in succession.
In the final round of play, the Warriors put pressure on first seed Penn Manor, who defeated North Penn to reach the final. After Warwick took the first Baker game by 30 pins (223-193), Penn Manor bounced back to tie (227-182). The Warriors came through in the clutch situation by rolling their highest game in the brackets, winning 246-192.
Their victory was the first time that Warwick has won the Eastern Regional boys’ title. Warwick coach Bill Bernstein did not reply to an emailed request for comment on his team’s accomplishment.
Bowlers Tony Lutz, Isaac Erickson, Austin Barilar, Cole Snavely, Ashley Sham, Braden Ewing, and Ben White will be headed to Pittsburgh for the team state championships in less than two weeks. Barilar also qualified for the state boys’ singles championships with his fifth-place finish at Regionals over the weekend.
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