Van Wert’s boys bowling team broke a pair of school records during a
2,968-2,395 win over Parkway in a West Ohio High School Bowling
Conference match on Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars (4-3, 3-1
WOHSBC) rolled a game of 1169 in their second game against the Panthers,
breaking a previous best team score of 1160. In the final of five Baker
games, Van Wert’s keglers combined for a 265, besting their previous
mark of 256.
Individual scores were outstanding across the board,
with Nathan Bidlack’s 268 topping the team. Colton Deschner added a 194
to his 259 to average better than 226 for his 2-game series. Caleb
Fetzer rolled a 184-242 while Cole Buckner added a 214-190 and Evan
Goodwin went 184-210 for the Cougars. Gabe Rollins rounded out the
competitors with a single game of 141.
Parkway (2-4, 1-3 WOHSBC)
was paced by a strong series from Cody Gaham, who broke the 200-mark in
each game (218-210). Coby Jones added a 210 game for the Panthers as
Both Parkway and Van Wert suffered losses during the morning
shift in girls matches. The Lady Panthers fell to Shawnee by a
2,823-2,076 final and Van Wert lost to Lima Senior 2,466-2,165.
Spry topped the Lady Cougars with a 181-187 series while Allison Hauter
added a single-game score of 163. Parkway was paced by a huge 253-203
series from Alexis Frank and a 174 game from Chanel Walls, but Shawnee
was too strong.
Van Wert returns to Western Buckeye League play
when the male and female Cougars host Defiance on Monday afternoon at