The Hilliard Darby High School girls bowling team made its first Division I district appearance Feb. 27, but fell short of advancing to state.

The Hilliard Darby High School girls bowling team made its first Division I district appearance Feb. 27, but fell short of advancing to state.

Led by freshman Zoe Paxhia-Poppaw's 478 three-game series that tied her for 52nd of 126 individuals, the Panthers placed 16th (3,083) at Columbus Square Bowling Palace behind champion Briggs (3,847) as 20 teams scored.

The top four teams and top four individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to the state tournament Saturday, March 5, at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.

Sophomore Gillian Tinney was 58th (471) for Darby, followed by junior Karoline Betteridge (430, tied for 78th), freshman Emily Betteridge (288, 107th) and junior Nicole Burke (139, 116th).

That ended a season in which Darby went 10-6 overall, 7-5 in the Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-North Division to tie Westerville North for sixth behind champion Gahanna (12-0) and 3-2 in the OCC-Cardinal to place third behind champion Gahanna (5-0).

The girls were 16th (3,237) in a sectional tournament Feb. 20 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace behind champion Hillsboro (3,717) as 38 teams scored.

The top 20 teams and top 20 individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to district.

Sophomore Ashley Roberts averaged 152.8 pins per game to lead Darby.

The boys team's season ended at sectional, where the Panthers were 33rd (3,497) behind champion Pickerington North (4,178) as 44 teams scored.

Darby went 8-9 overall as well as 7-8 in the COHSBC-North to finish ninth behind champion Westerville Central (15-0) and 2-3 in the OCC-Cardinal to place fourth behind Central (5-0).

Senior Justin Clute led the Panthers with a 182.8 average.

Jaguars' seasons end at district

The Bradley boys and girls teams' seasons both ended in the Division I district tournament.

The boys team placed 10th (3,787) behind champion Pickerington North (4,221) as 20 teams scored. The top four teams and top four individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to the state tournament Friday, March 4.

Senior Joshua Richardson tied for 32nd (584) of 126 individuals to lead the boys, followed by senior Drew Casey (578, 35th), sophomore Dylan Hall (542, 57th) and senior Kyle Brown (401, 100th).

Led by junior Haley Johnson's 47th-place finish (483), the girls were 20th (2,911).

Sophomore Ava Miller was 77th (432), followed by sophomore Christy Hribar (414, 85th), senior Lauren Kennedy (277, 109th), junior Margaret Birnbrich (267, 110th), sophomore Claire Waggener (124, tied for 120th) and senior Jenna Stern (115, 124th).

The girls team went 4-8 overall and in the COHSBC-North to tie Westerville Central for eighth and 1-1 in the OCC-Central to tie for first with Davidson and Olentangy Liberty. The Jaguars placed 13th (3,273) at sectional.

Johnson led the Jaguars with a 149.7 average, just ahead of Hribar (149.1), Kennedy (148.8) and Birnbrich (147.5).

The boys team finished 10-6 overall and 10-5 in the COHSBC-North for fourth place and 2-2 in the OCC-Central to finish third behind co-champions Marysville and Liberty (both 3-1). Bradley tied Logan for 11th (3,868) at sectional.

Richardson led the Jaguars with a 189.6 average, followed by Hall (188.4).

Wourms leads Wildcats at district

Sophomore Christopher Wourms' 560 series led the Davidson boys team to an 18th-place finish (3,492) in the Division I district tournament.

Wourms had a team-best 183 average.

Junior Nathan Agin tied for 89th (450) at district, followed by senior Grant Hollaway (449, 91st), senior Chase Rodemann (347, tied for 106th), freshman Micah Neese (181, tied for 115th), junior Scott Brown (136, 124th) and freshman Grayson Hollaway (124, 125th).

Senior Morgan Reasinger was the only district qualifier for the girls team, finishing 43rd (492). She led the Wildcats with a 153.8 average during the regular season.

The boys team went 10-6 overall, 8-6 in the COHSBC-North to finish seventh and 1-2 in the OCC-Central to place fourth, and the girls were 3-10 overall and 3-9 in the COHSBC-North to place 10th.

At sectional, the boys finished 17th (3,730) and the girls were 27th (2,916).