Hayes finishes 14th at state bowling tourney


By Ben Stroup - bstroup@aimmedianetwork.com



Delaware Hayes had a strong third game, rolling a combined 877 to finish with a regulation total of 2,425, but it wasn’t enough to get the Pacers into the team finals during Friday’s OHSAA State Girls Division I Bowling Tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

Hayes finished 14th among the 16 state-qualifying teams. The Pacers’ regulation total, coupled with the 518 pins they knocked down in the three baker games, gave them a total of 2,943 — a mark 143 pins away from qualifying for the knockout round.

Senior Alicia Halstead led the Pacers with a combined 583 — the 12th-best series among the 184 bowlers in action. She had games of 170, 187 and 226 to account for her total.

Other Hayes contributors included juniors Jenna VanGundy (557), Emma Wasielewski (453) and Reagan Olson (443).

Orange’s SarahKate Palmer led a trio of area standouts who competed as individuals. The senior finished with a 580 series, 14th overall, with games of 202, 197 and 181. Olentangy senior Stephanie Shurman (549) and Big Walnut sophomore Kaitlyn Morrison (528) finished 26th and 40th, respectively.

Beavercreek was the top seed out of qualifying, finishing with a combined 3,407.

Stow-Munroe Falls, which finished fourth in qualifying, knocked Beavercreek out in the semifinals on the way to capturing the team title. Stow-Monroe Falls beat Troy in the final.

Briggs freshman Dakota Fink led all individuals with a 677 series.

By Ben Stroup

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