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Portage Sports introduces Striking a Balance bowling column

Portage Sports introduces Striking a Balance bowling column


By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer


As the regular golf column comes to an end (unless specific stories of winter tournaments and golfers’ successes warrant), bowling takes over.

And you can anticipate seeing this column publish weekly on Portage Sports every Sunday throughout the bowling season.

Leagues, youth and adult, are in full competition mode at lanes throughout Portage County.

Portage Sports looks forward to covering the successes of bowlers competing in leagues and tournaments.

Be sure and provide information to: Susan Jenior via text (330-206-9083) or email (golffam2@gmail.com).



Several high-school bowlers established solid scores and averages in the leagues at Spins Bowl in Kent, prior to the start of the official high-school season.

With OHSAA competition permitted beginning Nov. 17, high school and junior bowlers hone their skills in junior leagues in Portage County on Saturday morning at Spins Bowl in Kent, Kent Lanes in Kent and Sky Lanese in Garrettsville.

Two youths to watch for this season include Sean Boveington of Rootstown and Joy Justice of Garfield.

Boveington is a leader in the boys division at Spins Bowl, carrying a 203 average on Saturday mornings.

Boveington has been bowling for 12 years and is a junior on the Rovers’ varsity team when high-school competition begins.

He also plays baseball and enjoys fishing as a hobby. His season highs have included a 277 game and an outstanding 758 series.

Justice is currently tied for the lead in the girls division at Spins, carrying a 173 average.

She is a freshman bowling for Garfield, but has competed in leagues for eight years.

Justice also plays softball as a pitcher and loves her Great Dane dogs.

Watch for additional previews of youth-league bowlers throughout the season, as well as adults as Striking a Balance begins bowling coverage in Portage Sports.

Thanks to Terry Adolph,  longtime, successful Kent Roosevelt bowling coach, for taking the photos at Spins Bowl in Kent.

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