Okkodo, Tiyan strike gold in All Island High School Bowling Championship

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Sunday, May 21, 2018 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam

Okkodo and Tiyan High School shared All-Island High School Bowling Championship golden honors winning hardware in the singles and doubles events.  The event culminated from the 2018 Guam High Schools Bowling League contested at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

The top 12 boys and 8 girls from the league advanced to the All-Island Singles event championship where Okkodo High School claimed gold in both divisions.  Okkodo Freshman bowling sensation Jeremiah Camacho broke out of an early grid lock against Sophomore George Washington High School’s Frank Manibusan Jr. as both athletes produced clean games in the final set.  However, Camacho was able to connect his strikes during the match to earn the title 221-199.  Both bowlers cruised into the final match registering high games with Manibusan producing a 268-high game of the championship.  The exciting elimination style format produced a major upset as 9th seed Cam Santos of Father Duenas Memorial School eliminated top seed Noah Taimanglo of Notre Dame High School in the quarter final round, earning him the bronze medal.  In the girls’ division, Okkodo Senior Jaecelyn Espiritu cruised to the gold medal defeating the field as Tiyan High School’s Alanna Fegurgur and Notre Dame’s Carmen Gogue claimed silver and bronze.

The duo from Tiyan High School of Peter Gay and Sebastian Loyola garnered top honors in the Boys’ doubles event coming behind from a 32-pin deficit after eight frames to pull off the victory by two pins 277-275 over Father Duenas Memorial Schools’ Jordan Hattori and Paul Perez.  The bronze medal was claimed by Okkodo’s Angelo Guerrero and Tyler Claros.

The Okkodo girls doubles tandem of of Roseannalyn Canlas and Allyssa Benamerito won the gold as Lulu Crisostomo and Maelie Quitugua from ND won the silver. Okkodo’s Dominica Yiluy and Chalani Chaoy settled for the bronze medal.

According to league coordinator Jay Leon Guerrero, the interest generated from the league and the All-Island event showed very good interest in the sport and generated competitors who have competed in other school sports as well as those who have never participated in any sport competition.  The goal of the event was to gauge the interest of the students, prepare them for local and international events and hopefully host it as a IIAAG sport.

Results: All Island Championship Results 2018

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