(3-2-19) The St. Marys Boys Bowling team made it a clean sweep for the Roughriders this weekend winning the OHSAA D II State title, just one day after the girls won their State title. The Roughriders also won the state title in 2017.
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CELEBRATION – Sunday, March 3rd at th High School Auditorium a welcome home celbration of the Boys and Girls Bowling teams on winning Division II Bowling State Championships
After the regulation round St. Marys would end as the 4th seed for the Championship Round with a team total of 3,627 (2,988-639). The Riders led the way in the Baker games placing first with a 639, after finishing 6th after the individual games with a 2,998.
St. Henry representing Mercer County in the Final 8 had a team total of 3,656 (3,079-577) and was seeded 2nd. Coldwater missed the championship round finishing 10th with a team total of 3,447 (2,890-557) missing out on the Top 8 by just 70 pins.
In the quarterfinal match the Riders beat #5 seed Harrison Central 3-2, in the semifinal round St. Marys beat #8 seed Woodridge 3-2 (Woodbridge had knocked of #1 seed Girard in the opening round).
St. Marys had an easier time in the Championship round beating #3 Jonathan Alder 3-0 (258-201, 194-180 and 219-192) to pick up the title.
Leading St. Marys was Junior Hurley (Soph) who rolled a 655 series (235,194,226). Gunner Kruse was 27th with a 627 series and Evan Tennant was 28th with a 626 series
St. Henry lost a heart breaker in the opening Championship round to #7 seed Mechanicsburg after two extra roll-offs due to the teams tying in the 5th game 167-167. Both teams rolled a 49 in the 1st extra round, with Mechanicsburg winning the second round 39-28 and ending St. Henry’s day.
The Redskins were led by Jordan Thomas (Jr) who finished second with a 700 series (203,264,233), just 19 pins behind Alberto Dublap of Union Local who had a 719 to win the individual title.
Top bowler for Coldwater on the day was Kendall Homan (Sr) who had a 608 series.