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AAC Teams, Individual bowlers vye for State

By Greg Gulas-Vindicator, 02/21/16, 11:45AM EST


Youngstown-Two area high school bowling teams will compete in today’s Division I district bowling tournaments, but five more individual qualifiers will try to realize their state tournament hopes at Roseland Lanes in Oakwood Village.

The state tournanents are March 4-5 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

The Boardman boys (3,839) finished third, just 20 pins away from Nordonia (3859) and eight pins off the pace of Stow-Munroe Falls at last weekend’s sectional at McKinley Lanes.

Tavish Burd (652) of Warren Harding, who copped top individual honors, Howland’s Zach Campbell (621) and Canfield’s Andrew Letscher (607) — a three-time state participant — also qualified.

The Harding girls (3,484) rolled away from runner-up Stow-Munroe Falls (3,348) by 136 pins, and easily outdistanced third-place Twinsburg (3,148) while individually, Boardman’s Alexis Grim (591) was nine pins away from Emily Byles (Kent Roosevelt) for top honors and Alysha Harris (523) of Austintown Fitch, who finished fifth overall at sectionals, also qualified.

“All we are looking for is to be that kid that gets one more chance to ride his favorite ride at the amusement park,” Spartans head coach Mike Dohar said.

Boardman finished second to Austintown Fitch in the All-American Conference, Red Tier this past season and used its last regular-season match versus Green as a tuneup for today.

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