Coach Dave Krebs has used words such as "amazing" and "awesome" to describe what the Worthington Christian High School bowling season has been like this winter.

Coach Dave Krebs has used words such as "amazing" and "awesome" to describe what the Worthington Christian High School bowling season has been like this winter.

The boys team came up short against Ready, losing 2,531-2,258 on Jan. 29, and likely will have to settle for second in the Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-Central Division, but the Warriors and the first-year girls team had a memorable day Jan. 30 in the MSL tournament.

The boys beat Whitehall three games to two in the championship match, posting a school-record score in a 252-201 win over the Rams in the fourth game. The Warriors won the fifth game 234-215.

"The finals were exciting," Krebs said.

In addition, the girls earned a runner-up finish in the MSL.

"I'm very impressed with our season, especially since four of our girls have never bowled before," girls coach Matt Hamilton said.

The boys defeated St. Charles 2,054-1,960 on Feb. 1 and were 13-2 overall and 11-2 in the COHSBC-Central before competing against Linden-McKinley on Feb. 2. They close their league schedule Friday, Feb. 5, against DeSales at Capri Lanes.

Worthington Christian also will compete in the COHSBC Roll-Off on Monday, Feb. 8, at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.

Noah Cardosi, Josh Krebs and Zaq Strohmeyer earned first-team all-MSL honors and Seth Parsell made the second team.

The girls edged Worthington Kilbourne 1,655-1,650 on Feb. 1 and were 7-6 overall and 4-6 in the COHSBC-Central before competing against Linden on Feb. 2. They conclude league competition Feb. 5 against DeSales.

Paris Dirscherl and Kaitlyn Hamilton made first-team all-MSL and Kara Godsey and Alyssa Weishaar made the second team.

Knapper leads swim teams in MSL meet

Becca Knapper led the girls swimming and diving team in the MSL meet Jan. 30 at Columbus Academy, capturing titles in the 500-yard freestyle (5 minutes, 21.75 seconds) and 100 butterfly (59.42).

The Warriors scored 32 points to place ninth of 10 teams, behind champion Academy (310).

Andrew Lawrence finished first in diving (163.4 points) to lead the boys team.

Brian Kray placed third in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.38) and Jeremy Baggs was third in the 100 fly (57.96), as the Warriors placed sixth (68) of nine teams, behind champion Academy (438).

Worthington Christian's next meet is the Division II sectional Feb. 13 at Academy.

The winner of each sectional swimming event automatically qualifies for district Feb. 20 at Ohio State. In addition, 27 at-large district berths will be awarded in each event based on times from the Central, East and Southeast sectional sites.

There is no diving competition at sectional.

Win streak ends for girls basketball team

The girls basketball team had its six-game winning streak snapped with a 56-37 loss to Ready on Jan. 30.

The Warriors were 12-7 overall and 8-4 in the MSL-Ohio before facing Whitehall on Feb. 2.

They close their league schedule Friday, Feb. 5, at home against West Jefferson, which was leading the league at 11-1 before playing Madison Plains on Feb. 2.

Worthington Christian is seeded eighth of 24 teams in the Division III district tournament and will open the postseason Feb. 16 at home against ninth-seeded Amanda-Clearcreek in a first-round game.

Bridgette Rettstatt, who surpassed 1,000 career points in a 54-39 win over Grandview on Jan. 15, was averaging 22.2 points and had 1,098 career points before Feb. 2.

Boys basketball team battling for title

First place likely will be on the line in the MSL-Ohio when the boys basketball team plays host to Whitehall on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The Warriors were 15-3 overall before playing Watterson on Feb. 2. They are 10-1 in the league heading into their game Saturday, Feb. 6, at Madison Plains and close the regular season Feb. 12 with a league game at West Jefferson.

Whitehall, which beat Worthington Christian 74-45 on Jan. 8, is 11-1 in the league and plays Feb. 6 at West Jefferson.

The Division III district tournament drawing is Sunday, Feb. 7.