Northwestern saw its girls’ bowling team qualify for the state meet last Friday in Columbus, and not only did they put together a strong team effort, they had three of the top ten bowlers at the state tournament.
Sophomore Megan Fricke put together a three-game series of 207-249-171, rolling a 627 series placing her third overall in the state meet. Her teammate senior Madison Current also put up some quality numbers rolling 218-179-210 good enough for sixth place overall with a 607. Finally, senior Ashlyn Stollings finished the tournament 192-211-201 for a 604, and placed tied for seventh.
Also finishing in the top 30 from Northwestern was senior Ashley Garrett who rolled a series of 173-176-179 for a 528, and senior Dana Coyle finished 43rd in Ohio with her scores of 179-154-179, a 512 series.
Northwestern finished with a 3,510 total to advance into the bracket play as the top seeded team, just ahead of Coldwater who was second. Once in the eight-team bracket play, the Warriors defeated Galion Northmor to advance into the final four in Ohio.
The Warriors then lost to Willard to place third overall in the state.
*Both Tecumseh and Tippecanoe had representatives in the boys Division One district tournament held last week at Beaver-Bu Lanes in Beavercreek. While Tecumseh had their entire boys team at the district, Tippecanoe had a pair of brothers qualify for the district.
For the Arrows, none of their bowlers qualified for the state meet. The highest bowler for the Arrows was senior Dylan Terrell, who finished 42nd overall, as he shot a 166-185-170 for a series of 521. Also for the Arrows, Leo Williams finished 66th overall with a 153-163-177, a series of 493, which was one pin higher than teammate Matthew Brown, who finished 68th with 168-165-159 for 492.
Ethan Ward finished 71st overall with a 146-136-206 finishing the district tournament with a series of 488.
Senior Jay Woosley rolled a 152-153-157 for a series score of 462, which placed him 87th overall at districts.
Tippecanoe saw freshman James Ridgeway finish 42nd overall with a 190-182-149 to end with a 521 series. Senior Stephen Ridgeway also qualified for the districts, as the Tippecanoe bowler opened with a 140 and 148 before rebounding with a 190 game to end with a series of 478, which placed him 76th overall.