The Hilliard Darby and Davidson high school boys bowling teams earned district-qualifying berths in the 30-team sectional tournament Feb. 16 at Columbus Western Bowl.
The Panthers placed seventh (3,561) and the Wildcats finished ninth (3,438) behind champion Newark (4,030), as the top nine teams and top nine individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to the district tournament at HP Lanes.
The boys will compete Friday, Feb. 22, and the girls will compete Saturday, Feb. 23.
Darby was led by senior Andrew Clute, who rolled a 578 series to finish 13th of 166 competitors, behind champion Brandon Klentz of Groveport (674). Also competing for the Panthers were Eric Bennett (545, tied for 25th), Jayde Leach (507, 46th), Brant Hulteen (478, 67th) and Aaron Wurdack (295).
Senior Ryan Bremer led Davidson with a 566 series, placing 16th. Also competing were Michael Gronski (501, 52nd), Jon Martin (481, 64th), Zack Starner (464, 77th) and Jace Schneider (146).
At district, the top three teams and top three individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the state tournament at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl. The girls will compete March 1 and the boys will compete March 2.
The season ended at sectional for the girls teams for Davidson and Darby, as neither had any individuals advance to district.
Davidson finished 21st (2,185) of 26 teams Feb. 15 at Columbus Western Bowl, behind champion Briggs (3,757).
Senior Rachel Schramm led the Wildcats with a 405 series, placing 43rd of 161 competitors, behind champion Jordyn Estep of Briggs (651). Also competing were Sammie Stabile (294), Christina Morris (276), Carrie Varney (213), Emily Moore (196) and Keri Gordon (154).
Darby finished 22nd (2,180) at the same sectional.
Junior Karenna Maaser led the Panthers with a 396 series, placing 46th. Also competing were Emily Elias (345), Heather Miller (309), Merissa Maceyko (189), Adele Signoracci (179), Monica Newport (89) and Megan Lewis (75).
Bradley's Gliva reaches district
Senior Britney Gliva of the Bradley girls team rolled a 466 series in the sectional at Columbus Western Bowl to place 18th and earn the fifth of nine individual district-qualifying berths.
The Jaguars narrowly missed qualifying for district as a team, as they placed 10th (2,632), finishing 14 pins behind the ninth and final district qualifier, Reynoldsburg (2,646).
Also competing for Bradley were Summer Ryan (370), Emily Dublin (304), Becca Hunter (233), Lauren Kennedy (147), Abbie Lucas (104) and Jenna Stern (95).
The Bradley boys team finished 13th (3,292) in the sectional at Columbus Western Bowl and didn't have any individual district qualifiers.
Sophomore Brady Hall led the Jaguars with a 529 series, finishing 31st.
Also competing were Brandon Knadler (511, tied for 42nd), Dustin Chandler (333), Kevin Pirt (282) and Andrew Jester (138).