Dunkirk Repeats As Champions

Pasierb Tosses 300 Game


CHEEKTOWAGA — There isn’t much higher a team can soar than the Dunkirk girls bowling team did a year ago on its way to a Section VI championship.

On Thursday, however, the Marauders saw a feat that even they couldn’t have imagined.

Makayla Pasierb bowled a 300 game at the sectional tournament at Airport Lanes as the Marauders successfully defended their championship with first place finishes in both Division II and in Class C. Dunkirk will now return to defend its state title next month.

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The Dunkirk girls bowling team shows off its Section VI championship banner on Thursday. Submitted photo

The Lady Marauders were the best small school team by 170 pins, finishing with a 5,892, while Tonawanda came in second place with 5,722. After the morning games, Dunkirk was in the lead with linescore of 928-1,022-1,019-2,969 that gave it a 41-pin lead over Tonawanda.

In the afternoon, Dunkirk really started to pull away as it rolled its high game of 1,043 and followed up with 982 and 898 to solidify a spot atop the small schools with a total of 5,892.

Dunkirk’s first-place finish was led by Pasierb, who had the second best overall score with1,402. In the morning, Pasierb rolled a 216-235-225-676 that was good enough for fourth overall individually. In the afternoon, Pasierb finished with a 300-225-201-726, which was 40 pins better than second place. The only bowler to finish ahead of Pasierb was Tonawanda’s Melissa Large by seven pins. Large’s linescore was 255-300-230-785 in the morning and 227-236-161-624 in the afternoon for a grand total of 1,409.

“To start out the afternoon session our team was not to be outdone. … (Pasierb) threw her first career 300 game,” Dunkirk head coach Donna Kubera said. “This was extremely exciting, but it also worried me a little because everyone was so excited. I was afraid the girls might come out flat the next game, but they did not. Makayla ended up being the second high bowler of the tournament, only seven pins behind Melissa Large of Tonawanda who was the other girl who threw the 300 game.”

Pasierb was not the only Lady Marauder to have a fine tournament. Rachel Glowniak finished 16th with a total of 1,216 after a 204-217-181-602 in the morning and 193-215-206-614 in the afternoon. Olivia Corbett took 31st with a 1,128 following a 177-216-216-609 in the morning and 160-198-161-519 in the afternoon. Mariah Glowniak was 40th with 1,112 from a 155-205-185-545 morning series and 200-199-168-567 afternoon series. Tayler Skelly was 66th with 1,034 from a 176-149-212-537 morning series and 190-145-162-497 afternoon series.

Forestville claimed the Class D title. The Lady Hornets finished 724 pins clear of second-place Falconer with a 5,316 pins against 4,592 pins. Forestville kept it relatively close in the morning after posting 868-864-812-2,544 compared to Falconer’s 803-860-716-2,379. Then in the afternoon, Forestville reeled off 926-1,003-843-2,772 to build a 724-pin.

The Lady Hornets were led by Tristian Olsen, finishing in 18th place with 1,191 pins courtesy of a 198-206-163-567 morning series and a 183-232-209-624 afternoon series. Lilly Van Arsdale finished 21st with 1,163 from a 223-183-202-608 morning series and 239-147-169-555 afternoon series. Sydney Frost finished 87th with 999 after a 137-187-141-465 morning series and 179-174-181-534 afternoon series. Ashley Forbes took 89th with 996 after a 156-146-133-434 morning series and 151-251-160-562 afternoon series.

Jamestown finished in 10th in Class A with a 719-734-667-709-783-793-4,405. Emily Ryberg finished in 33rd with a 201-165-188-182-208-178-1,123 and Abbie Derby finished in 48th with a 147-211-173-189-1944-169-1,083 to lead the Red Raiders.

Fredonia finished in ninth place for small schools and eighth overall for Class C. Fredonia finished with a total of 4,654 pins after a 788-756-809-2,353 morning series and a 825-746-730-2,301 afternoon series.

Savannah Salim finished 67th for Fredonia with a 1,030 after a 200-149-191-540 morning series and a 160-181-149-490 afternoon series.

Falconer finished in second place in Class D with 803-860-716-690-701-822-4,592, while Frewsburg finished with a 733-673-752-886-707-791-4,542 for third place. Hannah Cross finished in 36th for the Falcons with a 191-236-192-144-183-172-1,118, while Jocelyn Estabrook led the Bears with a 170-157-191-183-168-173-1042 on the day to finish in 62nd.

Salamanca finished in fifth place in Class D with 4,251 total pins. Leading the way for the Warriors was Emma Fiske, who rolled a 187-155-153-195-162-165-1,017 to finish in a tie for 79th.

Randolph finished in sixth place with a 4,176 total pins and was led by Mikhayla Barber, who finished with a 125-172-133-187-157-124-898.

Gowanda finished seventh in Class D with a total of 3,808 pins. The Panthers were led by Tatum Stitzel in 32nd with a total of 1,123 after a 150-154-240-544 morning series and 225-176-178-579 afternoon series.

Silver Creek took ninth in Class D with a 3,682. Laneya Olsen finished 83rd with a total of 1,004 pins after a 138-182-182-502 morning series and 147-205-150-502 afternoon series.

Individually, Savanna Krystofiak represented Brocton and finished with a total of 979 pins that was good for 101st. Krystofiak rolled a 142-150-182-474 in the morning and 158-184-163-505 in the afternoon.


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