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Bowling: Hobart boys, LC girls defend Holiday Classic titles

Hobart senior Jerry James high-fives teammates during NWI High School Bowling Holiday Classic Camelot BowlTuesday January 1 2013 Portage Ind.

Hobart senior Jerry James high-fives teammates during the NWI High School Bowling Holiday Classic at Camelot BowlTuesday, January 1, 2013, in Portage Ind. | Scott M. Bort~For Sun-Times Media

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Holiday classic

BOYS ALL-TOURNEY TEAM

Bobby Kammer, 735; Sam Welsh, 674; Zach Gilbert, 665; Kyle Snuffer, 662; Joey Witkowski, 652; Tyler Trombetta, 651; Tyler Wilson, 648

GIRLS ALL-TOURNEY TEAM

Nicole Walton, 656; Kayla Yadron, 648; Carly Larson, 632; Caitlin Fortner, LC, 626; Caroline Dienes, LC, 625; Allison Sellers, LC, 621; LeAnn Stutler, LC, 619

Updated: February 3, 2013 6:24AM



PORTAGE — Both the Hobart boys and Lake Central girls were successful in defending their respective titles in impressive fashion in Tuesday’s Northwest Indiana High School Holiday Classic at Camelot Bowl.

The Brickies, who repeated in the large-school division with 3,074, were led by Bobby Kammer’s 735 series — the best overall series of the day. Caroline Dienes, whose 625 series was the fifth highest girls series, led the LC girls, who rolled a 2,890 set.

Michigan City (2,962) and Highland (2,897) finished second and third in the large school boys division. Highland (2,802) and Merrillville (2,768) were second and third for the large school girls.

In the small-school division, Wheeler also was a repeat winner with 2,920 and was led by Zach Gilbert’s 665 series and Kyle Snuffer’s 662, the third and fourth high series. For the girls, Boone Grove was the winner with 2,774 pins and was led by Kayla Yadron, who had the second high girls series with 648.

“The boys did a real good job today,” Hobart coach Jerry James said. “And we did it without Bobby Eberle, who has a touch of the flu. I would like to have 1,000 pins in the last game, but I’m happy with 980. I think if the kids stay focused and keep their heads straight, we can contend all the way to state.”

For Kammer, he started the day with 266 and ended with 263.

“We had a really good day today,” Kammer said. “We started with a 1,057; it was great team effort.”

Lake Central girls, who also boasted a high-finishing bowler on their B team — Caitlin Fortner, who was fourth with 626 — stared the day hot with 1,000 in the first game and almost matched that in the second game with 992.

“The girls are coming along,” LC coach Stephanie Strickland said. “Their attitude has been good — sometimes so good that when they lose a match, it doesn’t bother them as much. So we’re trying to get the right amount of fire back.”

The top individual girl was Portage’s Nicole Walton. The junior rolled 656 with a high game of 231. After a rough start in the early frames, Watson said she found her line and kept adjusting from there.

“The shot was there, even in the beginning,” Walton said. “I was just missing my mark. Eventually I found it, and then I just had to keep making minor adjustments as the lanes kept breaking down.”



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