Bowling

Briggs, Westerville South win district bowling titles

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The Briggs girls and Westerville South boys high school bowling teams each won Division I district championships March 1 at Eastland Lanes.

The boys state tournament will be held March 7 and the girls state tournament is March 8 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

The South boys scored 3,815 to top a 20-team field that also saw Teays Valley (3,731), Walnut Ridge (3,714) and Zanesville (3,688) advance to state as teams.

Walnut Ridge’s Wayne Russell was medalist with a 643 and teammate Michael Mills was third (619).

The top four teams and top four individuals advanced to the state, and moving on individually were Olentangy Liberty’s Jack Baggs (fourth overall, 611), Hilliard Davidson (sixth, 599), Liberty’s Mike Shiner (seventh, 585) and Hilliard Bradley’s Brandon Knadler (eighth, 581).

The Briggs girls team bowled 3,424 to win the title at the 20-team tournament as Westerville South (3,273), Zanesville (3,270) and Westerville Central (3,222) also advanced.

Chillicothe’s Summer Finley won the individual title with a 620 and Delaware’s Kayla Bowmar (third, 548), Chillicothe’s Reeanna Houser (fifth, 536) and Westerville North’s Kaylee Joseph (sixth, 534) also moved on.

Briggs was led by Jaid Radde (second, 554) and Tori Pappas (fourth, 539).

Division II

Ready’s Sutfin takes third in state

Ready senior Paige Sutfin bowled a 607 to tie for third and earn first-team all-state honors at the Division II state tournament March 1 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

Her performance helped the Silver Knights finish ninth (2,906) in the qualifying round as the top eight advanced to the championship round.

Mechanicsburg beat Coldwater 3-2 for the title.

In the boys Division II state tournament Feb. 28 at the same site, Grandview junior Tristen Rose finished 10th (635) to earn second-team all-state.

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