Bellefontaine’s girls bowling team captured the Division I sectional championship for the first time in school history Thursday at Poelking Lanes South in Dayton
The Chieftains bested the field with 3,671 pins and move on to the district tournament.
Xenia was runner-up with 3,654, Springfield took third with 3,592 and Beavercreek rounded out the top four with 3,502.
“It was an amazing day for the girls,” said BHS girls head coach Jane Kline. “They bowled so well as a team and held each other up. Brynn Noffsinger bowled fantastic today.
“The girls came in today ready to bowl. I am truly amazed how well they bowl under pressure. They start bowling and they don’t look back and they make us all so proud of the great team effort they displayed.”
The top 10 teams and top 10 individuals not on a qualifying team move on to the district tournament, which is Wednesday at Beaver-Vu Lanes in Beavercreek.
Bellefontaine’s Brynn Noffsinger topped the entire sectional field with games of 200, 204 and 198 for the best individual series of 602.
Also for the Chiefs, Abby Bailey rolled games of 172, 192 and 167 for a 531 series, Lindsey Heminger had games of 139, 152 and 200 for a 491 series, Kayla Watkins recorded games of 159, 160 and 169 for a 488 series and Ashley Ehmer added games of 117, 120 and 149 for a 476 series.
BHS boys advance to districts
Bellefontaine’s boys bowling team earned a top 10 finish at the Division I sectional tournament Wednesday at Poelking Lanes South in Dayton. The Chieftains finished 10th with 3,704 pins and grabbed one of the final qualifying spots to advance to the district tournament.
“I couldn’t be more proud of how the boys never gave up with such a tough shot (to qualify),” said BHS boys head coach Tammy Overholser. We had there that could have advanced by single series, but to advance as a team is awesome.”
Sidney won the sectional title with 4,242 pins, Beavercreek was runner-up with 4,152, Vandalia Butler was third with 4,094 and Fairmont was fourth with 4,040. Rounding out the qualifying teams were Waynee (3,970), Centerville (3,904), Troy (3,824), Xenia (3,734) and Tippecanoe (3,630).
The top 10 teams at the sectional tournament move on to the district meet Thursday, Feb. 28 at Beaver-Vu Lanes in Beavercreek.
Ian Salyer powered the Chieftains with games of 184, 223 and 190 for a 597 series and finished 14th overall. Beau Salyer rolled games of 214 and 197 for a 558 series, Isaiah Henry had games of 188, 170 and 157 for a 515 series, Caleb Gonterman posted games of 168 and 147 for a 315 series and Drake Argabright rolled a game of 191.