It was a strong performance for the Northwestern girls’ bowling team, as they won the Division Two District tournament last week, advancing their entire team to the upcoming state tournament.
The Warriors opened the districts with a 789, which put them among the top three teams who qualify, before rolling a 737 in the second game. A dominant third game of 945, over 200 pins ahead of every other team, put them in solid position to advance to the state meet.
Northwestern rolled baker games of 168, 147, 201, 149, 204 and 218 giving the Warriors a final pin total of 3,558, which was 200 pins ahead of second place Mechanicsburg.
Northwestern senior Ashlyn Stollings was the individual district champion with a 605, 14 pins ahead of Triad’s Madison Dolby. Stollings rolled a 179-171-255. Also in the top five was Northwestern sophomore Megan Fricke, who finished with a 166-145-203 for a series of 514.
Also for Northwestern, senior Dana Coyle finished with a 136-178 in his two games, while Danielle Berthold had 146-148, Madison Current 153-130 and Ashley Garrett 155.
Greenon also participated in the Districts at Beaver-Vu, as their leading bowler was junior Emily Kahlert who had a 154-149-152, senior Hailey Webb finished with 120-130-166, junior Ella Sermersheim 136-150-129, Sierra Davis 121 and 118, Cheyenne Cook 106, Haven Davis 103.
In the Division Two boys district match, neither Northwestern nor Greenon will be sending anyone to the state meet. Northwestern was led by Cody North with 182-177-155 (514) and Alex Bainbridge 163-142-110.
For Greenon, they were led on the boys’ side by sophomore Andrew Haulman who rolled a 158-144-133 (435).
*In the Division One girls’ sectional match, Tippecanoe Reegan Brown was the highest Red Devils’ placer as she was 46th overall with a 134-152-176, while other scores were Jessica Goodson 185-120-127, Ashlyn Herzog 164-134-115 and Kenzie Maxton 114-123-111. None of the Tippecanoe girls’ bowlers advanced to the districts.
Tecumseh also was shutout this year, as none of the bowlers qualified to the districts. Leading the Arrows was Alaina Collins with 168-147-142, while Adrienne Lutz rolled a 149-178-109, Keirsten Means 135-165, Maddie Dusko 132-161 and Anna Ryman 135-146.
In the boys’ sectionals, individuals from both Tippecanoe and Tecumseh advanced to this week’s districts. Tippecanoe saw the brother combination of freshman James Ridgeway (200-181-235) and senior Stephen Ridgeway (144-233-199) both qualify for the districts. Also for Tipp, freshman Aaron Davis rolled 162-162-168, while freshman Austin Post finished with 215-136-136, Taylor Riggle 122-146-134.
*Tecumseh will be sending their entire boys’ team to districts, as they were led by Matthew Brown 138-190-264, Dylan Terrell 165-162-219, Allen Ward 184-147-199, Jay Woosley 198-170-138 and Leo Williams 159-169-162.
“It was a nailbiter,” said Tecumseh coach AJ Malloris. “We had to go to the ninth and tenth frame rolloff against Springfield. Our anchor bowler in the baker matches (Terrell) had to strike in the tenth frame just to get to the roll-off.”
“(Coach) Bob (Hoke) and myself have two go-to guys and will use whoever one is the hottest. That day Dylan had the hot hand. We decided to give him a shot as a senior,”
After a coin flip, Terrell bowled second so he could watch the other ball first. Both guys had 9-spare in the ninth. In the tenth frame, the Springfield bowler had a nine-miss, Terrell then threw a strike in the tenth and earned the win.”
“Hopefully they will learn a lesson on every single pin counts,” Malloris said.
Tecumseh rolled 3761 as a team which tied Springfield for the final spot, before the Arrows won the bowl-off.
The Arrows boys’ will participate in the districts today at Beaver-Vu.