Weekly Feature



2018-01-17 / Sports

Boys bowling opens 2018 on three-win streak

Clarence’s boys bowling team kicked off 2018 with a bang, matching its 3-0 record from before the holiday break with a 3-0 mark in the matches it has successfully held since returning from hiatus.

Clarence secured a 5-2 victory over Williamsville North on Jan. 3 in its first match back. The match was a battle of cousins, with Elliott and Brady Pohlman earning bragging rights over North seventh grader Koen Pohlman. Junior co-captain Ben Chamberland, who rolled a 243-603 set, led the way for Clarence.

The Red Devils then swept Williamsville South at Transit Lanes on Wednesday, 7-0. Clarence won comfortably, topping South by more than 1,000 total pins as Brady Pohlman upped his average by seven pins with his 266-685 set. Chamberland continued his solid bowling and increased his average on the season to 207 after rolling a 242-224-670 set.

Elliott Pohlman, whose season average is also 207, chipped in with a 230-647 set, while co-captain Jared Johnson raised his season average to 202 with his 244-636 set. James Swannie also finished above the 600-pin mark on the day, rolling a 235-604 set.

Clarence, which now has four members of the squad averaging over 200 for the season, came back the next afternoon to shut out Amherst at home, 7-0. The Pohlman cousins led the way for the victors, with Brady Pohlman rolling personal bests in posting a 244-244-278-766 set, and Elliott Pohlman leaving no open frames in hurling a 257-218-234-709 set.

The Red Devils’ “A” squad averaged 225 per man with the help of consistent shooting by Nick Moran (248-617 set) and Chamberland (206-613). Johnson once again led the “B” squad with his 256-653 set.

Clarence returns to action this afternoon by facing Sweet Home before clashing with Williamsville East on Thursday in a make-up match that was originally supposed to have taken place on Jan. 2.

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