The Westerville Central High School boys bowling team earned a berth in the Division I state tournament with a strong showing at district Feb. 27 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace.

The Westerville Central High School boys bowling team earned a berth in the Division I state tournament with a strong showing at district Feb. 27 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace.

The Warhawks finished second (4,176) of 20 teams behind Pickerington North (4,221). The top four teams and top four individuals not on qualifying teams advanced to state Friday, March 4, at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.

Zanesville (4,157) and Buckeye Valley (4,066) also advanced to state.

"We didn't have one outstanding performance, but they all did well," coach Jeff Robinson said. "They all bowled great in the Baker games. I told them (after the first game), it's not how you start, but how you finish. They had a 1,289 in the six (Baker) games and we flew past teams. I couldn't be more proud of the way we played."

Ryan O'Connor tied for 15th of 126 bowlers with a 628 three-game series and Alex Fleetwood was 26th (599). Also competing were Devon Richardson (450, two games), Cameron Gonce (389, two games) and Alex Borowitz (170, one game).

The girls team was 12th (3,224) of 20 teams behind state-qualifiers Briggs (3,847), Westerville South (3,811), Whitehall (3,714) and Gahanna (3,649).

Kirsten Miller was 41st (496) of 126 bowlers. Also competing were Ange Leone (487), Summer Snyder (337, two games), Jordan Guilbault (293, two games), Madison Owsiany (183, one game), Jocelyn Grimsley (127, one game) and Olivia Stacey (118, one game).

South girls team qualifies for state

The South girls team will compete at state Saturday, March 5, at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.

Sydney Van Scyoc was 10th (602) and Taylor Knox tied for 12th (599) at district. Also competing were Kirsten Doty (568, 18th), Maggie Van Scyoc (554, tied for 20th) and Kim Diaz (477, tied for 55th).

"I had a number in mind that we would need to hit or go over to get out and that was 3,650, and the final spot to (fourth-place Gahanna) was 3,649," coach Jamie West said. "We shot a (3,811) and were second, so hopefully that will carry over into state (this) week."

For the boys, Parker Van Scyoc finished 28th (590) and Parker Williams was 92nd (448).

North girls finish ninth at district

The North girls team placed ninth (3,319) at district as Kaylee Joseph tied for 15th (578).

Also competing were Chynna Swayne (468), Ashley Evans (441), Kara Merryman (433), Katelynn Couch (134, one game) and Kaitlyn Sturgell (124, one game).