FRONT ROW (L TO R): Destiny Anderson, Allie Taylor, Amy Hartings, Ashtyn Huber, Amielle Abner
BACK ROW (L to R): Coach Carl Huber, Emma Whistler, Piper Gilliland, Chablis Krick, Lane Young, Coach Josh Goff
(2-13-22) The Celina Girls Bowling team picked up the 2022 Western Buckeye League title hanging on by just .5 points to outscore runner-up Wapakoneta, while St. Marys was in 3rd place just one point back.
The Bulldogs tied for 1st place during the regular season and finished 3rd in yesterday’s WBL Tournament. St. Marys won the tournament and Wapakoneta finished in 2nd place.
How points are awarded: Points are given for order of finish, 1st place receives highest number of points and last place team receives the lowest point total. Regular season and tournament points are added together to determine the WBL Champion
Celina Girls Bowling Coach Josh Goff –
Wow what a season it has been. The ladies finished 3rd in yesterdays WBL Tournament to end the regular season as WBL Champions.
Going into the tournament tied with Shawnee for first place, we knew there were quite a few scenarios that could play out, and we would still be WBL Champions. After game 1, we were in 4th place about 100 pins behind. Game 2 we struggled to get anything going and continued to sit in 4th…we didn’t do ourselves any favors this game, but we also had 3 solid pocket 7-10 spilts in one frame…which I’ve never seen.
Before game 3 we huddled together and the message was simple…this is it…our season, everything we’ve worked for comes down to this game right here…we have to be our best right now or we don’t walk out WBL Champions. The ladies responded by shooting 100 pins higher in game 3 than game 2 and the momentum carried over to the bakers as we were able to jump Van Wert to move to 3rd place in the tournament and secure the overall league championship.
Ashtyn Huber finished 3rd overall in the tournament. With that strong showing she completed a great senior season and was awarded WBL Bowler of the Year!
Chablis Krick also put together a very consistent year and finished 3rd Team WBL.
Emma Whistler was named WBL Honorable mention after only being a couple points behind Ashtyn prior to a season ending injury.
All season long this team has fought and responded and just flat out got it done. This last month hasn’t been the easiest between sickness, and injuries, and other various day to day things, but this group was determined to finish and they did. Words cannot express how proud I am of all of these girls and how much I enjoy coaching this team. Each one of them knows what there role is and 1-9 every one of them had an important part in winning the season’s WBL Championship.