The varsity boys bowling team wanted to get the bitter taste of not qualifying for the state tournament last year out of their mouths. As they sat and watched the girls claim the state championship last year, the boys were left to wonder what might have been if they had also qualified.
Heading into the District finals at Beaver-Vu last Thursday, the boys knew the top five teams would qualify for the state championships this weekend. What better way to make sure you earn one of those spots then to go out and claim the district title which is exactly what the boys did. Qualifying third after the three team games, the boys turned in a solid performance in the six Baker games to rise to the top and claim the district title by more than 100 pins. Brendan Salo finished seventh overall with a 687 series. He was joined in the top 20 by Max Borneman (665 – 19th) and Ian Dobran (662 – 20th).
The boys now head to the state tournament on Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. Action gets underway at 10:30 AM.
On Wednesday, the girls team struggled to get things going much like they had at points during the season and settled for 14th overall to bring their season to an end. Maya Thacker was the high roller for the Elks with a 535 series.