The Newark boys bowling team was looking up at Penn Yan in the standings all season long. However, the Reds bowled their best at sectionals to claim the Class C title Saturday at AMF Gates Lanes.



“We had a good day, we bowled really well as a team and we had a couple of guys really come up big for us during the day — Tim Magee and Derek Crowder,” Newark coach Doug Kent said.

The Newark boys bowling team was looking up at Penn Yan in the standings all season long. However, the Reds bowled their best at sectionals to claim the Class C title Saturday at AMF Gates Lanes.

“We had a good day, we bowled really well as a team and we had a couple of guys really come up big for us during the day — Tim Magee and Derek Crowder,” Newark coach Doug Kent said.

Newark’s last boys sectional title was in 2006.

The Reds took the lead in tenth frame of the sixth and final game.

Crowder finished with a score of 1,329, Magee scored 1,218, Justin Keller scored 1,192, Nick Loomis scored 1,040, James Jock scored 515, Nate McKendrick scored 344 and Kyle DiMarco scored 146.

Crowder, a junior, made the all-sectional team for the first time.

“Derek had an incredibly consistent year,” Kent said. “He didn’t have too many bad weeks and he had a lot of really good weeks. I think he led the way for all of the guys to follow behind him.”

The Newark girls finished sixth in Class C.

“They got a lot better as the year went on,” Kent said. “They went from not winning a point to finishing third in our division.”