Dylan Mishak knows exactly what he needs to do to be successful at Saturday’s Division I boys state bowling tournament.
“Honestly, it’s just about shot consistency and spare making,” said Mishak, a North Ridgeville junior.
The tournament is held at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, where Mishak has bowled before in open tournaments.
“It’s a pretty good house,” Mishak said. “It’s pretty manageable most of the time. It shouldn’t be too bad depending how everything breaks down.”
Mishak has high expectations.
“Obviously, it would be great to win,” he said. “My overall goal is anywhere in the top five. That would be very good.”
Mishak was second in singles among the five individual state qualifiers at the Northeast district tournament Feb. 24 at Roseland Lanes in Oakwood Village.
He started with a 269 then had games of 193 and 167 for a 629 series. Only Twinsburg’s Kaleb East’s 658 series (243-224-191) was better among the individual qualifiers.
“It was just a few mistakes by me at districts that messed up the second and third games a little bit,” Mishak said. “The first game I got lucky a few times. The lanes transitioned a little weird and I didn’t make the right changes when I needed to. I know what I did wrong. I know how to fix it. I just have to do it Saturday and get everything altogether.”
Two North Ridgeville boys have made All-Ohio since bowling became a sanctioned sport in the 2006-07 season.
Justin Harnden rolled a 717 to finish second individually at the 2009 state tournament, while Joe Sas had a 646 to finish ninth and earn second-team all-state honors in 2010.