Friday, February 24th, 2017
St. Marys wins title
Division II District Boys Bowling: Coldwater team, St. Henry's Buehler also advance to state tournament
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The St. Marys boys bowling team came through with strong performances during the baker games to capture the Division II district team championship at Interstate Lanes in Rossford on Thursday to advance to the state tournament next week in Columbus.
The Roughriders finished with a final score of 4,094 pins to edge Woodmore by 12 pins for the championship. Coldwater was 32 pins back of St. Marys for third place to claim the final qualifying spot to state.
St. Henry missed qualifying for state by just 25 pins in placing fourthbut will be represented in Columbus by Trey Buehler, who earned one of the three individual qualifying places for the state tournament. Shawnee's Skyler Briggs and Wauseon's Nic Kearney earned the other two advancements.
Coldwater's Cory Whitacre earned district medalist accolades with a 650 series. Buehler was runner-up with a 645 followed by Briggs with a 643 and Kearney with a 641. Coldwater's Trey James was fifth with a 636, Kelsey Shannon of St. Marys rolled a 625 and Coldwater's Ben Schmitmeyer finished ninth with a 617 to round out the local bowlers in the top 10.
Fort Recovery's Gabe Grieshop finished with a 464 with teammate Chris Link rolling a 349 series.
Minster's Austen VanderHorst and Jordan Brackman finished with series of 464 and 462 respectively.
The Division II girls district tournament takes place this afternoon in Rossford.