The holiday break may have slowed down the Nordonia High School boys and girls bowling teams' activity, but the Knights and Lady Knights still competed in a pair of tournaments recently.
The first of those events was the Midway Lanes Christmas Invitational Dec. 26.
The Nordonia girls finished second in that tournament. Junior Dominique Diblasi led the way for the Lady Knights, recording both the high series (558) and high game (213) for the squad.
The Nordonia boys team, on the other hand, placed 11th at the Christmas Invitational. The Knights finished with a final score of 3,538.
Senior Nick Higginbotham produced both the high series for Nordonia (575), as well as the high game (236). Senior Nick Vanni was right behind him with a 573 series.
On Jan. 5, the Lady Knights participated in the Black Tiger Classic at Legend Lanes. Nordonia finished eighth in a field of 15 teams.
Diblasi once again led the girls squad, this time with a 505 series and a 234 game.
Then on Sunday, Jan. 6, the Knights competed in the Black Tiger Classic. They placed 11th in a field of 20 teams.
Sophomore Ryan Liederbach paced the Nordonia boys. He rolled a 626 series and a 246 game.
In addition, Vanni bowled a 235 game and freshman Doug New contributed a 574 series and a 235 game.
According to Nordonia head coach Bob Glontz, the Knights put forth a solid effort, despite their 11th-place finish.
"The boys didn't bowl all that badly," said Glontz. "They didn't bowl great, but they didn't bowl badly, either. There were just a lot of powerhouses down there."
The Nordonia boys team sports an overall record of 3-2. The Knights are also 3-2 in the Greater Summit County Bowling League.
The Nordonia girls squad is 3-1-1, both overall and in league action.
On Jan. 7, Nordonia traveled to Akron Archbishop Hoban.
On Jan. 9, the Knight boys will travel to Akron North. North doesn't have a girls bowling team.