The Crawford County Midget Flames scored first, but they could not score again as North Pittsburgh snuffed out the locals’ momentum for a 3-1 victoy during Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League action on Sunday.
Josh Orr scored the only goal for the Flames (3-12-3 PAHL) with 4:17 remaining in the first period. Steven Shafer recorded the assist on the even-strength goal.
Devin Dezarn-Stoka tied the game with 1:27 left in the first period. Nick Matelan scored the game winner with 13:07 left in the second, while Dezarn-Stoka added an insurance goal just over two minutes later.
Saegertown goes back-to-back
Saegertown extended its lead in the Ven-Craw Bowling League with back-to-back wins at Seneca Lanes on Jan. 28 and Plaza Lanes on Jan. 30.
Saegertown took the Seneca competition with 55 points, five more tha Meadville Red (50). Cranberry Maroon was third with 44 points and Franklin Black posted 38 points to place fourth. Meadville Black rounded out the top five with 34 points.
Saegertown was led by Nick Archacki, who blistered the lanes for a 256. Michael Costello rolled a 209, while C.J. Mook (200) gave Saegertown three bowlers in the 200s.
Brandon Kriek posted a 248 to lead Franklin, while teammate Tristan Myers added a 200. Meadville had a pair of bowlers break 200 in Bennet Monnie (247) and Jared Beier (211). Cranberry also accomplished the feat with Andrew Holden (224) and Matthew Alcorn (208). Devin Stephens rolled a 215 to lead Oil City.
In the Plaza Lanes match, Saegertown won with 57 points, while Meadville Red (46) and Meadville Black (41) fought it out for second and third. Cambridge Springs totaled 39 points for fourth place, while Oil City rounded out the top five with 37 points.
Meadville’s Brant Granda posted the top individual score with a 247. Three other Meadville kegglers broke 200 — Zane Wolf (235), Dalton Zelasco (214) and Seth Beerbower (210).
Franklin’s Myers rolled the third best total with a 222, and Cranberry’s Alcorn rolled a 214. Ricky Kanline (213), Tristan Higby (213) and Costello (210) all broke 200 for Saegertown, while Cambridge Springs’ Justan Tapper finished with a 211.