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Local bowlers honored for winning state titles

T-P Lanes of Bellefontaine has enjoyed a long tradition of success with bowlers at the state tournament. This year, local bowlers had a state tournament of epic proportions.


ABOVE: Local bowler Jesse Hefner, left, was presented his championship jacket by Mark Althouse of the Ohio Men’s USBC Men’s Bowling Association on Sunday at T-P Lanes. Hefner won the men’s singles handicap championship at the 2013 state tournament. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: The Brooklyn Strikes bowling team was honored Sunday night at T-P Lanes for winning the state team handicap championship. Team members are, from the left: Kalisha Hefner, Ashley Knight, Brandy McCoy, Cassandra Zedlitz and and Chastity Neal. Hefner and McCoy also won a doubles championship and Hefner added an all-events crown. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MATT HAMMOND)

Bellefontaine captured four state championships at the 2013 Ohio USBC men’s and women’s state tournaments.

The local state champions were honored Sunday evening at T-P Lanes. On hand were Mark Althouse of the men’s Ohio USBC association and Mary McClay of the women’s state association to hand out the awards.

Kalisha Hefner was the big winner. In only her third year of bowling, she was part of three state titles. She claimed the all-events handicap championship with a total of 2,516. She teamed with Brandy McCoy to win the doubles handicap title with a 1,609.

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