Saturday, April 29, 2023 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam
The JFK Islanders boys team swept the Guahan Academy Charter School Stars during the boy’s final regular season match at the Central Lanes Bowling Center. The Islanders finished the league in second place behind the Father Duenas Memorial School Friars with a 4-1 record.
Sophomore Tristan Adonay led the Islander sweep with a 348 two-game series. Hunter Wood finished as the runner up with a 312 total followed by Micaiah Benton in third bowling a 308 set and Andrei Tala in fourth with a 300 total for a perfect ten-point score. Logan Wood joined the party in fifth place ahead of the Stars bowlers. The Stars were led by Shawn Estella as they took the next four places along with Jayden Flores, Ethyn Hernandez, and Josiah Carlos.
The Stars girls took the win against the Islanders with Anaia Quenga and Ella Cruz finishing in second and third while Beatrix Cruz ended the season in fifth place. The Islander’s Kamilah Leones was the top bowler in the match with a 244 set while teammate Juliana Lagman finished in fourth place.
In the second match of the day, Harvest Christian Academy Eagles squeaked past the St. Paul Christian School Warriors 18-22. Elijah Duenas topped all bowlers with a 370 set bowling games of 200 and 170 as teammates Parker Ashland and Ye-Jun Yeo followed suit in second and third place. Caleb Goto was the surprising top finisher for the Warriors as he led a barrage of teammates who occupied the fourth to eleventh spots, but this was not enough to offset the top three finish from the Eagles. The Warriors’ Miles Perez, Michael Pono, John Wilson, Colin Perez, Nicolas Delin and Sean Bailey finished in order before the fourth top bowler, Steve Park, of the Eagles finished the match in twelveth place for the team win.
In the girls’ division, the Eagles also slipped past the Warriors 17-19. Phoebe Perez of the Warriors led all the bowlers followed by the Eagle’s Paulina Yoon and Rebecca Xu. Maddie Acda of the Warriors finished in fourth as bowlers from each team alternated positions which led to the final score. Eagles Shiyoshi Shibahata and Patricia Deal finished in fifth and seventh place respectively, while the Warrior’s duo of Alex Anderson and Isabel Guerrero landed in 6th and 8th place.
The Girls All-Island competition takes place on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the Central Lanes Bowling Center at 3:30 p.m. Stage one of the boys All-Island competition will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 with the top twelve bowlers advancing to stage two to compete against the field of twenty-four finals on Thursday, May 4, 2023.