Monroe, Bedford bowling teams jostle for position atop league

TEMPERANCE – “Yahtzee!”

Nataleigh Eagle pumped both arms into the air with what’s become her trademark victory shout after bowling five-straight strikes. The packed crowd at Forest View Lanes in Temperance celebrated along with Eagle, who was on a roll to start her final game of the day.

“Yahtzee. That’s one of my favorites,” Eagle said. “Usually once or twice a week I’ll get one of those. That’s one of my favorite cheers ever to do.”

Yahtzee is great for five. But what about six? Seven?

Eagle will need some new catchphrases in the future if she can repeat the performance she put on Wednesday.

The Monroe High senior strung together a personal-best seven straight strikes to start her second game of match play against Bedford. She finished with with spares in the next three frames, coming just short of her career-high to lead the Trojans to a 20-10 victory.

PHOTO GALLERY: Monroe vs Bedford bowling at Forest View Lanes

Monroe’s girls maintained their hold on the Southeastern Conference Red, while Bedford’s boys defeated Monroe 26-4 to move into a tie for first place with the Trojans.

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