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Bowling - Sun, Dec. 4, 2016

The St. Ambrose bowling squads closed the books on first semester competition. Competing at the Warhawk Open in Madison, Wis., this past weekend, the women's squad qualified second in the event, but were eliminated by Clarke 2-1 in round-of-8 match play. The men, meanwhile, saw their streak of two straight Warhawk Open championships close with a thud, as they finished in ninth place.

The women's division was won by St. Francis (Ill.); they defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater in the title match. The top three teams after qualifying were St. Francis, St. Ambrose and Wisconsin-Whitewater.

For the men, Wisconsin-Whitewater knocked off Robert Morris in the championship match. The top three teams after qualifying were Midland University, William Penn University and Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Individually, seniors Katie Maher and Amber Granzow earned All-Tournament Team honors. Maher won the singles title with 1235 (six games), while Granzow posted a 1230 total to garner runner-up honors. On the men's side, Jonathan Labrador took runner-up honors with a 1372 total for six games.

On the women's varsity squad, besides Maher, team members included Kayla Crawford (1170-six games), Kaitlyn Keith (904-five games), Kayla Ewing (596-three games), Miranda Rodriguez (546-three games), Michaela Kelly (500-three games), Hayley Ryan (498-three games) and Brittany Breedlove (132-one game).

For women's JV, besides Granzow, participants were Breanna Smith (856-five games), Chelsea Harris (630-four games), Paige Setchell (622-four games), Jackie Peters (508-three games), Jamie Sexauer (496-three games), Haley Douglas (445-three games) and Sonya Addison (278-two games).

For men's varsity, Kyle Krol led the way with 1225 (six games); also contributing were Billy Hibbard (1160-six games), Alex Denton (1126-six games), Brenden Sramek (796-four games), Brent Boho (776-four games), Jordan Nunn (406-two games) and Anthony Dodge (387-two games).

For men's JV, assisting Labrador were Trevor Cross (1077-six games), Seth Tegtmeier (928-five games), Thomas Rotello (910-five games), Mitchell Kelley (810-five games), Robert Wayne (179-one game), Matthew Henry (141-one game) and Cole Hemann (136-one game).

The teams return to action on January 14-15 at the Robert Morris Baker Challenge in Addison, Ill.