ESM's Gavan nearly perfect

A case of near-perfection from Sean Gavan highlighted the East Syracuse-Minoa boys bowling team's undefeated week.

During the Spartans' 4-0 shutout of Chittenango Thursday at Strike-N-Spare Lanes, Gavan rolled 11 consecutive strikes and needed one more for 300 - but saw a single pin stay up on the last ball.

Still, it was a 299, and Gavan finished with a 711 series, just ahead of Joe Erardi, who had a 706 series and 257 high game. Nate Piston, with a 659 series, and John Monaghan, with a 641 set (234 high game), also rolled well. ESM also won 4-0 on the girls side, with Alyssa Boccardo posting a 622 series and Alysha Buck a 542 series.

A day earlier, ESM swept Cortland, also in 4-0 matches. Erardi, with a 648 series and 221 high game, led the boys Spartans as Piston got a 573 series and David MacCombie posted a three-game total of 587.

Meanwhile, in the ESM girls win, Boccardo posted a 546 series, with a 200 high game. Buck (483), Christina Episcopo (481) and Abby Gendron (480) were close behind.

Fayetteville-Manlius had its first match of 2011 against Oswego last Tuesday night, and emerged with a split.

The girls Hornets beat the Buccaneers 2-1, led again by Tricia Miller, who earned a three-game total of 561. The F-M boys lost 3-0 despite Nick Agrippino earning a 667 series, with Chris Prestia (587) and Bobby Schepp (585) not far behind. Oswego's Gavin Gilbert led his side with a 691 series.

But the Hornets swept both of Thursday's matches with West Genesee by 3-0 margins. Schepp improved to a 607 series in the boys match, with Prestia (578), Agrippino (575) and Rick Meyers (555) adding depth. Miller's 545 series and Matika Groesbeck's 201 game pushed F-M to a girls win.

CBA split a pair of 4-0 matches with Chittenango, Connor Harrington standing out as he shot a 684 series with a 254 high game. Dan Fatane added a 610 set. Bishop Grimes lost both sides its match with Solvay 4-0.

Then, in Thursday's head-to-head match, CBA beat Grimes 4-0 on the boys side. Anthony Carno rolled a 250 game for the Brothers on his way to a 680 series as Harrington had a three-game total of 628. Mike Ostaszewski had a three-game total of 510 for the Cobras.

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