Jade Gabor rolled an impressive series of 686, recording games of 227, 258 and 201 to take first individually for the Newark girls bowling team Saturday during the Winter Shootout.
Gabor led the Wildcats to a school-record single-game total of 943. Makayla Adams added high games of 180 and 193 in a 519 series, Andy Hupp high games of 208 and 180 in a 518 series and Taylor Enright a high game of 167 in a 451 series.
Brayden Shaffer finished fifth individually to lead the Newark boys.
Three Cats wear crowns
A trio of Newark competitors won titles during the Don Wasserbeck Invitational at North Union.
James Daugherty (165) finished 5-0 with four pins, including Ben Logan’s Matthew Beikman in the final. Kallan Baker (175) finished 5-0 with a pin, beating Elgin’s Nels VanGundy 8-4 in the final, and Reese Redman (190) finished 5-0 with three pins, beating Fredericktown’s Mason Hoeflich 11-4 in the final.
Ray Taylor (126) and David Wheeler (Hwt.) each placed third for the Wildcats.
NC wins at Northridge
Maddie Kauble’s 17 points led a balanced attack for Newark Catholic in a 56-36 victory at Northridge (6-11, 4-8) in Licking County League-Cardinal Division play.
Fini Kaiser added 15 points and 10 rebounds, Kylie Gibson 14 points, five assists and five steals and Mayci Sayre eight rebounds for the Green Wave (13-3, 9-3), who lead Heath by a half-game in the Cardinal.
Heath wins at Utica
A 16-3 onslaught in the third quarter lifted Heath to a 42-30 victory at Utica (6-10, 3-8) in LCL-Cardinal play.
Caroline Robertson hit a trio of 3-pointers and totaled 13 points for the Bulldogs (12-5, 8-3), who remained tied in the loss column with Newark Catholic for first place in the Cardinal. Taliyah Holmes and Kerilyn Davis added seven points apiece.
Valley beats Heights
Rylee Hillis’ eight first-quarter points helped Licking Valley shoot out to an early lead, and the Panthers cruised to a 56-33 victory against visiting Licking Heights in LCL-Buckeye play.
Avery Williams totaled 18 points, and Hillis was right behind with 17 for the Panthers (4-12, 3-7). Emma Cubbison added five points as nine players scored.
Tori Diggs hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points, and Karsyn Johnson and Kendyl Hunt each matched her for the Hornets (3-13, 1-9).
Watkins drops road game
Watkins Memorial was held to five points in the second quarter, falling behind host Zanesville in a 55-40 loss in LCL-Buckeye play.
Ella Perry led the Warriors (12-6, 7-4) with 13 points, and Kalleigh Rennie added 11. Shelby Lott hit two 3-pointers for six.
Jersey Draughn hit four 3-pointers and piled up 22 points for the Blue Devils (7-8, 6-5), whose victory clinched at least a share of the Buckeye title for Granville.
Watkins falls to KIPP
Watkins Memorial fell behind 28-5 after one quarter in a 68-53 loss to visiting KIPP Columbus.
Cole Massie led the Warriors (7-8) with 13 points. Ethan Ryan added 11 and Sam Johnson nine.
Three Blue Aces win at Akron
A trio of Granville athletes won titles during the Jerome Fields Open at the University of Akron.
Lillian Eckels ran a time of 2:18.51 to win the girls 800, and Ella Johnson ran a time of 11:29.97 to win the girls 3,200. Chris Barker ran a time of 22.37 to win the boys 200.
In the girls meet, Eckels, Avery Ogg, Caitriona Sproul and Charlotte Turner took runner-up in the 1,600 relay (4:14.74). Adding a third was Megan Cummiskey in the high jump (4-feet-9), fourth were Annie McCracker in the pole vault (9-6) and Nora Carrington triple jump (31-11) and fifth were Kara Bergeron in the 1,600 (5:31.85) and Anne Weis 3,200 (13:07.07) and the 800 (1:54.06) and 3,200 (10:47.81) relays.
In the boys meet, Eli Kretchmar, Owen Kirkham, Cohen Stump and Lane Hannahs added a third in the 3,200 relay (8:16.20) as did Jonathyn Herro in the triple jump (41-1). Colin White took fourth in the weight throw (44-10) as did the 400 (46.43) and 800 (1:34.26) relays, and Kretchmar was fifth in the 1,600 (4:31.74).