KENTON — The Varsity Boys won their first match against Kenton 2673-2478. The high scores of the day for the Cougars was shot by senior Nathan Bidlack with a nice 235 and 236 games for a season high 471 series. Senior Troy Weaks shot a nice 218 game, senior Derek Gonzales with a 210 and senior Ethan Brown with a 180 game. The Cougars are now 2-4 in the WBL.

The junior varsity Boys beat Kenton 1158-1098. High scores for the boys were Aidyn Sidle with a nice 177 game and Logan Goodwin with a nice 157 game! Both Kenton and Van Wert bowled with only three bowlers. Usually a line up consist of five bowlers but unfortunately neither team could fill five. League rules will let a minimum of three bowlers compete in match play.

Van Wert Varsity defeated Lincolnview 2443-2409.

High scores of the match were Senior Nathan Bidlack 214, senior Troy Weaks with a 180 and junior Sam Cassidy with his season high 179 on varsity. After the first two games the cougars were down six pins going into baker play. The first bakers the Cougars beat the lancers by four and the Cougars were down by two. Going into the fourth baker game the Cougars were down by 35 pins. The cougars beat the lancers in the fourth baker game by 55 pins which put the cougars up by 20. The cougars then defeated the lancers in the last baker game by fourth to win the match! Great bowling by both teams. Close matches are intense and every pin counts. The Cougars are now 3-4 on the season!

The JV cougars lost against Lincolnview 1416-1185. Sophomore Aidyn Sidle shot a nice 155 and 150 game for a 305 series. Sophomore Logan Goodwin shot a nice 159 game. Freshman Jim Tomlinson shot his season high game with a nice 110. The Cougars only bowled with three bowlers again but stayed close with the lancers going into bakers. The Cougars only lost their second regular game against the lancer by nine pins and was bowling three against five. The Cougars bowled really well for only having three bowlers competing.

Great Bowling cougars! The Van Wert Varsity Boys will be heading to 20th Century lanes in Lima on Jan. 14 to face the Shawnee Indians in WBL Match play at 5:30 p.m.