Three area bowling teams moved on to the next stage of the postseason after competing in the Division II sectional tournament Wednesday at Marion Lanes in Huber Heights.
Benjamin Logan, West Liberty-Salem and Riverside all finished in the top 12 to earn a qualifying spot to next Tuesday’s district tournament at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek.
Versailles won the 26-team tournament with a score of 4,095, Mechanicsburg was runner-up with 3,977, Kettering Alter was third with 3,819 and Kenton Ridge rounded out the top four with 3,813.
Ben Logan’s boy came in fifth with a score of 3,787, WL-Salem finished eighth with 3,686 and Riverside took 10th with 3,673. Indian Lake also competed, but finished 20th with a score of 3,172.
“The boys got better as the day went on and finished with six baker games totaling 1,122,” said Ben Logan head coach David Overholser. “This was a great day for the boys finishing 5th over some very tough competition. I am looking forward to seeing how well they roll next week at the district meet.”
The duo of Timmy Porter and Gage Hamm sparked the Raiders on Tuesday. Porter fired games of 233, 189 and 221 for a 643 series and Hamm rolled games of 177, 183 and 245 for a 605 series. Also for the Raiders, Zach Boger had games of 141, 188 and 184 for a 513 series, Brady Stover recorded games of 138 and 172 for a 310 series and Falon Thomas added games of 146 and 154 for a 300 series.
The Tigers were fueled by Bobby Rollins with games of 222, 170 and 237 for a 629 series.
Others aiding in the district berth were Saylor Meuller with games of 225, 176 and 140 for a 541 series, Andrew McCall with games of 154, 156 and 226 for a 536 series, Eli Ullery with games of 191, 155 and 186 for a 532 series and Adam Watkins with games of 160, 136 and 161 for a 457 series.
Zander Crouch anchored the Pirates with games of 188, 196 and 203 for a 587 series, Sam King rolled games of 120, 164 and 264 for a 548 series, Dylan Smith recorded games of 214, 167 and 147 for a 528 series, Rayce Yelton had games of 173 and 131 for a 304 series and Andrew Knight chipped in a game of 159.
For the Lakers, Beau Young led with games of 200, 128 and 193 for a 521 series, Zach Lemmings rolled games of 168, 163 and 164 for a 495 series, Nick McMillen had games of 147, 150 and 138 for a 435 series, Chase McMiller recorded games of 134, 166 and 134 for a 434 series and Tyler Lines rolled games of 158, 131 and 121 for a 410 series.