The Olentangy High School girls bowling team defeated Hilliard Bradley 1,851-1,636 on Jan. 21 to improve to 4-0 in the OCC-Capital Division and clinch a share of its first league title.
The Braves were 10-4 overall and 7-2 in the COHSBC-North before facing Hilliard Darby on Jan. 28 in a match that also was their OCC-Capital finale.
"This is our first title on the girls side," coach Jim Brehm said. "Kaitlyn Kelley and Emily Brehm are leading the way for sure. They were one and two in our division of the OCC for average (before Jan. 28)."
Kelley entered the week with a team-best 177.1 average, followed by Brehm (167.7), Lizzie Weisenstein (151.9), Samantha Rinehart (138.9) and Stephanie Sturms (138.9).
The boys team defeated Westerville North 2,239-1,824 on Jan. 24 to improve to 10-5 overall and 7-3 in the COHSBC-North, and it also was 3-1 in the OCC-Capital before facing Darby.
Patrick Balling had a team-high 204 average, followed by Andrew Foust (193.4), Dominic Spain (187.8), Connor Kruse (185.7), Jordan Ustaszewski (185.6) and Brandon Bice (185.4).
"The boys have had a good season with six different boys being medalist," coach Brehm said.
Patriots girls finish OCC play
The Liberty girls team defeated Hilliard Davidson 1,664-1,472 on Jan. 22 to finish 4-1 in the OCC-Capital.
The Patriots were 6-5 overall and 6-4 in the COHSBC-North before facing Westerville North on Jan. 29. Nicole Masajlo had a team-best 162.2 average, followed by Ali Tomsho (138.2), Carly Schoonover (128.3) and Sarah Warner (119.3).
Pioneers boys trying to snap out of slump
After winning five of its first six matches, the Orange boys team has struggled.
The Pioneers were 6-6 overall and 6-5 in the COHSBC-North before facing Gahanna on Jan. 29. Orange finished 2-3 in the OCC-Capital.
Tyler Shields had a team-best 198.5 average, followed by Stephen Spezzano (175), Tyler Vandewater (170.3), Jamie Norz (170) and Ben Kunz (169.8).
The girls team was 3-7 overall and 3-6 in the COHSBC-North before facing Gahanna. The girls also finished 2-3 in the OCC-Capital.
Djahne Stroud had a team-high 150.8 average, followed by Sarahkate Palmor (142.5), Kelsey Krumm (125.2) and Raelynn Bishop (111).