On Saturday December 21st, the North Penn boys and girls teams participated in the Snow Roller bowling tournament in Ephrata, Pa at Dutch lanes. The Knights of North Penn finished in first place in the qualifying round out of 26 teams. The qualifying round included three regulation games followed by three baker games.
The Knights along with Neshaminy earned first round byes in finishing first and second. The top six teams qualified for a baker game rolloff bracket.
Qualifying teams in order of finish
North Penn 3685 pins
First round Wyomissing defeated Elizabethtown and Pennridge defeated Warwick.
Second round Neshaminy defeated Wyomissing and North Penn defeated local rival Pennridge in a best of three games with game one (NP) 257- Pennridge (163, second game (NP) 174 - Pennridge 216 and deciding third game (NP) 191- Pennridge 181 thus sending (NP) into the final championship round against Suburban One opponent Neshaminy
With many of remaining spectators from the other teams along with The Neshaminy fans joined in the large group of North Penn family and friends on to witness a very exciting championship match with each game coming down to the last frame.
North Penn won the first game 191-179. Second game went to Neshaminy 197-185, and the ball to ball last nail biting match went to Neshaminy 179-161. North Penn chances were hurt by a ninth frame pocket 7-10 spilt.
Champion – Neshaminy
Runner -Up- North Penn
North Penn Boys - Tyler Sharpe High NP series ( 631)
Jimmy Ullman 202-187-140=529
Ryan Lowery 211-193-221=625
Brandon Peel 150-212-235=597
Tyler Sharpe 197-200-234=631
Steven Gerhart 227-218-178=623
Baker games 224- 255- 201= 680
Each team received Medals and Championship / Runner up plaques .
In the girls division North Penn finishes just shy of the qualifying round ending up in seventh place out of thirteen teams,,although two girls having their career high tournament scores - Gabby Verrillo (205) and Kelci Beatty ( 189).
Qualifing in first was NESHAMINY (Kaeli McMaster )(678) series
Finishing fifth place was PENNRIDGE( Jen Stevens )(606) series
NORRISTOWN placing in sixth.(Emily Kinsey)
All three Suburban One teams eliminated in the first round eventually won by Champion - Twin Valley.
North Penn Girls- Kelci Beatty (468) series
Danielle Godshall 122-131-123=376 series
Kelci Beatty 189-142-137=468
Gabby Verrillo 205-114-130=449
Kristina Turner 142-136-133=411
Inshya Desia x- 120- 134=204
Jen Kersey 111- x- x=111
Baker games 132-131-182=445