(3-9-18) The Celina boys bowling team picked up the OHSAA DI State Bowling Championship today beating Stow-Munroe Falls 3-1 in the title match, the title is the first state championship for any boys team in Bulldog history.
Celina qualified for the finals in fourth place, in regulation the Bulldogs were 6th and had a 2,900 (906, 1017,977) pin count, Oak Hills ended in first with a 3,150 total pin count. In the three Baker games Celina rolled a 667 (208, 234, 225) series, highest in the round to move up two spots in to fourth place.
In the first match Celina (275, 201, 167, 182 ) beat 5th seed Beavercreek (199, 186 , 170, 164 ) 3-1 to advance to the semifinals to bowl against #8 seed Wadsworth who knocked of #1 seed Oak Hills 3-2 in the first round.
The Bulldogs (203, 288, 239) moved to the championship match after beating Wadsworth (177, 175, 201,) 3-0 in the semifinal match, next up was the #6 seed Stow-Munroe Falls.
The Bulldogs (193, 216, 186, 234) would pick up the DI state title 3-1 over Stow-Munroe Falls (153, 208, 190, 200 ) and a great ending to a great season.
For Mercer County it ended a great tournament season, with the Bulldogs boys state title, Coldwater’s girls state runner-up in D II and St. Henry dinishing 3rd in boys D II championships.
Nathan Langenkamp led Celina in regulation with an 11th place finish and a 651 series (168, 251, 232) series, Parker Maurer was 14th with a 641 series (168, 251, 222), Cole Cisco with a 613 series (210, 177, 226) was 22nd, Kolyn Wiehe was 43rd with a 566 series (176, 232, 158) and Jordan Weis in one game had a 165.
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Celina has won only two state titles after today, the only other state title the Bulldogs have in the trophy case was 28 years ago when the girls basketball team won the D I title in 1991.
It was the second trip for the Celina boys bowling trip to State, the first was 10 years ago in 2008. Celina’s Jordan Howard and Tyler Shellabarger finished 30th and 31st, while the team did not qualify for the finals finishing 12th. This was when the tournament only had one division.
#OHSAA STATE BOWLING: Vandalia Butler junior Drew Sacks earns Division I boys bowling individual state champion honors with a 690 (265-211-214).
— OHSAA Sports (@OHSAASports) March 10, 2018