Bellefontaine’s girls bowling team continues to roll along as it secured a Division I state tournament berth Thursday. The Chieftains finished fifth at the district tournament at Beaver-Vu Lanes in Beavercreek with a team score of 3,854.
“We started really slow, but each game got better,” said BHS girls head coach Jane Kline.
“Who knew we could come back and make the top five and to go to state.”
“We had great team work from every girl. They are an awesome group and I am so proud of them. Words can’t even express how I feel about these ladies. They never gave up, even a little bit.”
The top five teams advance to the state tournament. Complete team scores were not available.
Bellefontaine bowls in the Division I girls state bowling tournament Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.
Lindsey Heminger highlighter the Chiefs’ performance by finishing third overall, making the all-tournament team and breaking a single-game school record with a 679 series. She recorded games of 288, 191 and 200.
“Lindsey has worked so hard to improve her game,” said Kline. “It’s all paying off for her. I am so proud of her and her accomplishments.”
Ashley Ehmer finished 11th overall with games of 196, 198 and 224 for a 618 series, Kayla Watkins came in 31st overall with games of 138, 197 and 179 for a 559 series, Akayla Ryan was 56th with games of 153, 189 and 176 for a 518 series and Macie Smith added games of 137 and 193 for a 330 series.
“Lindsey sparked the team with her 288 game and Ashley was really consistent all day,” said Kline.