Niagara Gazette — Niagara-Wheatfield and North Tonawanda met in bowling Thursday, with the Falcon boys and Lumberjack girls teams both holding first place in the Niagara Frontier League standings.
Both leading teams further cemented those leads as the schools traded wins.
On the boys’ side, Nate Maloney had a high-series of 735 pins in the Falcons’ (12-0) 3898-3482 win. Maloney and the Lumberjacks’ (9-3) Antonio LaBarbera each recorded a high-game of 255.
Meanwhile with the girls, the Lady Jacks (11-1) defeated the Falcons (8-4) 3157-3021 thanks to Rebecca Conlan, who bowled 233-603. The Falcons’ Marissa Staschak rolled a high-game of 246 and a high-series of 625.
Niagara Falls 4, Lew-Port 3
Michael Blackburn notched a high-game of 244 pins and Nathan Fink added a high-series of 604 to lead the Wolverines (6-5) over the Lancers (6-5) 3468-3445.
Grand Island 5, Lockport 2
The Vikings’ (5-7) 3104-3059 win over the Lions (2-9) was due in large part to Quinn Corrao, who bowled a high-game of 279 and a high-series of 719.
Ken East 5, Ken West 2
Dominic Germano led the Bulldogs (4-8) to a 2944-2719 victory by bowling a high-game of 224 pins. Ryan Hussar recorded a high-series of 562 for the Blue Devils (2-9).
Canisius 2, St. Joe’s 1
Kevin Bianco rolled a high-game of 279 and a high-series of 679 in the Marauders’ 3056-2889 loss to the Crusaders.
Niagara Falls 7, Lew-Port 0
Hailey Johnson rolled a high-series of 675 to help the Wolverines (10-1) down the Lancers (0-11) 3514-2598. Alexis Wade bowled a high-game of 229 for the Lancers.
Lockport 5, Grand Island 2
Lauren Pieroni bowled a high-game of 226 pins and a high-series of 577 pins to lead the Lions (5-6) past the Vikings (7-5) 2998-2736.
Ken West 4, Ken East 3
Emily Phillips rolled a high-game of 210 pins and a high-series of 573 pins to lead the Blue Devils (3-8) past the Bulldogs (2-10) 2529-2469.
Ken East 63, Grand Island 51
Adam Geib led the Bulldogs (3-10, 2-7 NFL) in scoring with 22 points and Aaron Tucker chipped in with 14 points of his own to claim victory over the Vikings.
Starpoint 63, Nia.-Wheatfield 55
Christian Nodine scored a team-leading 20 points and Ian Emerick added 10 points for the Spartans (6-6, 2-4 NFL) in their win over the Falcons (2-11, 0-9 NFL).
Grand Island 60, Lew-Port 42
Jordan Piershalski led the Vikings to victory by contributing to wins in the 200 medley relay, 50 freestyle, 100 fly and the 400 free relay.
St. Joe’s 67, Wilson 12
Caleb Long, Nick Martone, Abraham Baker, Mike Wielgas, Nicholas Pace and Erriono Giardina were the catalysts behind the Marauders’ victory by winning their matches via pinfall. Jakai Harrison and Eesaa Abdur-Rahman picked up their wins by decision.