One Morrow County girl advanced to the state bowling meet, which will be held Satruday, Feb. 27, as Cardington’s Addie Wilhelm finished 10th overall and second among the three individual qualifiers at the district meet, hosted by HP Lanes on Thursday.
Wilhelm had a three-game total of 504 to advance to the state meet. The top three teams and top three individuals on non-qualifying teams all advanced to the state meet.
The Northmor girls came closest to advancing to the state meet as a team. After the individual rounds and six Baker games, they finished with 3378 pins, which put them in fourth place, only nine pins out of third.
Caitlin Adkins tied for 14th with 494 pins, while Shelbey Lilly took 22nd with 470 and Sara Drumm was 22nd with 468. Alexis Yarnell finished 31st with 451 and Chloe Meier rounded out the Knights by taking 34th with 441.
Cardington finished sixth as a team, tallying 3255 pins. After Wilhelm, the next Cardington performer was Brea Arnold, who was 16th with 484. Laynee Wilson took 19th with 476 and Kayla Eubanks placed 41st with 430, while Morgan Walker took 48th with 411.
Highland also competed as a team, finishing 11th with 2647 pins. Halie O’Leary was 30th with 454, while Hailey Howard took 44th with 421. Autumn Burson took 54th with 387 and Sophia Thompson finished 68th with 356. Also, Sara Keen and Maddie Chaffee also bowled for the Scots.
Competing as individuals were Mischelle McCoy of Mount Gilead and Lauren Millinger of Gilead Christian . McCoy took 17th overall with 480 pins, while Millinger was 52nd with 394.
In the boys’ meet, it was the top two teams and two individuals on non-qualifying teams that advanced to state. Cardington was the top local finisher, as they took third with 3852 pins, 101 behind second-place Worthington Christian.
Austin Edgell led the PIrates by finishing 12th with 623 pins, while Jacob Long was 13th with 619. Blake Clapham was 50th with 484, Austin Yake took 54th with 480 and John Wilhelm placed 62nd with 455.
Highland finished 14th with 3116 pins. They were paced by Devin Schoellkopf’s 555 pins, good for 28th place. Joey Bennett was 63rd with 446 pins, while Jordan Grizzle took 66th with 416, Ben Rinehart finished 67th with 394 and Dana Hicks bowled 70th with 363.
Competing as individuals were Devon Lilly of Northmor and both Seth Butterfield and Samuel Stiffler of Gilead Christian. Lilly took 33rd with 542 pins, while Butterfield was 41st with 514 and Stiffler placed 44th with 504.
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