Westerville News & Public Opinion


Central boys, girls teams reach district tournament

The Westerville Central High School bowling teams each earned district tournament berths last weekend from sectionals held at Eastland Lanes.

The girls team finished fifth (2,938) in a 26-team sectional Feb. 15 behind champion Lancaster (3,159).

The boys team finished ninth (3,344) in a 30-team sectional behind champion Westerville South (3,766).

The top nine teams and top nine individuals not on qualifying teams advanced to district at HP Lanes. The boys will compete Friday, Feb. 22, and the girls will compete the next day.

Katelynn Rygg (488), Kelly Scarborough (484) and Savannah Slark (479) led the Warhawks girls by finishing fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Other bowlers were Adrieann Rowland (416) and Gina Scarborough (118).

Austin Bleiweiss led the boys with a 507 series, followed by Conor Starkey (479), C.J. Whiting (340), Michael Spiers (314) and Marcus Gonce (119).

At district, the top three teams and top three individuals not on qualifying teams advance to state March 1 (girls) and March 2 (boys) at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.

South boys win sectional title

The South boys team (3,766) won the Eastland Lanes sectional ahead of second-place Teays Valley (3,686).

Ian Strapp led the Wildcats with a 607 series, followed by James Pence (601), Adam Henson (561), Zach Pannell (527), D'Andre Curenton (144) and John Levakis (138).

The girls team was fourth (2,968) in the Eastland Lanes sectional to advance to district.

Hannah Gotschall had a 475 series, followed by Maranda Reed (459), Mahaya Porter (441), Kristen Doty (293), Sydney Van Scyoc (121), Aleyah Mayne (120), Charley Goodwin (96) and Marissa Barthel (90).

North boys team advances to district

The North boys team advanced to district by finishing sixth (3,573) in a 30-team sectional at Columbus Western Bowl behind champion Newark (4,030).

Matthew Patterson led the Warriors with a 614 series, followed by Markus Patterson (561), Dylan Henthrone (489), Nickolas Pannell (477) and Jack Hanselman (463).

The girls team finished 15th (2,436) in a 26-team sectional at Columbus Western Bowl behind champion Briggs (3,757) and did not qualify a bowler for district.

Emily Moore led with a 423, followed by Myriah Child (361), Elizabeth Churilla (352), Michaela Giese (130), Alivia Garee (161), Megan Stark (89) and Sydney Filippi (80).

--Frank DiRenna