Thursday, February 9th, 2017
St. Marys girls capture league title
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The St. Marys girls bowling team picked up one title and will look to pick up another later this week after winning the Western Buckeye League bowling tournament on Wednesday at 20th Century Lanes in Lima.
The Roughrider girls shared the regular season league title with Shawnee at 8-1, but in the tournament, it was Wapakoneta that proved to be the challenger. After the three regular games, the Redskins held a two-pin lead on St. Marys, but in the six-game baker series, the Roughriders stormed back to finish with 3,735 pins, 104 pins more than Wapakoneta, to claim the overall title.
St. Marys, which won the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference North Division, will take on South Division winner Coldwater on Saturday with the conference title on the line at Westgate Lanes in Lima.
Shawnee was third with Defiance fourth and Celina fifth.
St. Marys' Jami Dunlap was tournament medalist after rolling a 596 series in the opening round. Celina's Dorian Regedanz was sixth in the individual standings with a 560 series with St. Marys' Brittany Freytag seventh with a 551.
Bath's Bryana Twining was named the WBL Girls Bowler of the Year. Dunlap was joined by Celina's Regedanz on the second team. A trio of Roughriders, Freytag, Jaden Gibson and Grace Dicke, earned third team honors.
In the boys' division, Wapakoneta captured the tournament crown with a tournament total of 4,551 pins. St. Marys was runner-up with a total of 4,377 pins with Shawnee third and Celina fourth.
Alex Coble of Defiance was tournament medalist with a 779 series with St. Marys' Gunner Kruse placing third with a 686 series. St. Marys' Logan Dircksen was fourth with a 683, Roughrider teammate Austin Cook was eighth with a 658 and Celina's Kolyn Wiehe was 10th with a 646
Cook captured the honor of WBL Boys' Bowler of the Year for his season of work. Kruse was selected to the second team along with the Celina tandem of Dylan Gilbert and Cole Cisco. Celina's Wiehe and Parker Maurer were joined by Dircksen on the third team.
Celina, St. Marys and several other WBL teams will be at the WOHSBC tournament on Saturday.
The 2017 All-Western Buckeye League Bowling Teams
Austin Cook (St. Marys - Bowler of the Year), Brandon Kennard (Wapakoneta), Alex Coble (Defiance), Tyler Miller (Wapakoneta), Trenton Cooper (Wapakoneta), Blake Knueve (Wapakoneta).
Drew Ambroza (Shawnee), Jeff Geise (Shawnee), Gunner Kruse (St. Marys), Dylan Gilbert (Celina), Cole Cisco (Celina).
Kolyn Wiehe (Celina), Colton Descher (Van Wert), Parker Maurer (Celina), Allen Boes (Elida), Logan Dircksen (St. Marys).
Bryana Twining (Bath - Bowler of the Year), Britni Hosterman (Wapakoneta), Jordyn Stewart (Elida), Alicia Herman (Defiance), Carlee Hosterman (Wapakoneta), Dayle Aldrich (Shawnee).
Jami Dunlap (St. Marys), Allie Meeker (Shawnee), Katie Manger (Wapakoneta), Rachel Gerken (Defiance), Dorian Regedanz (Celina).
McKalyn Schroeder (Defiance), Brittany Freytag (St. Marys), Abbey Ambroza (Shawnee), Jaden Gibson (St. Marys), Grace Dicke (St. Marys).