Versailles bowlers advance to state semifinals; Barlage, Heitkamp earn All-Ohio honors

Morgan Heitkamp

Morgan Heitkamp

Morgan Barlage

Staff Reports

COLUMBUS — The Versailles girls bowling team advanced to the semifinals at the Division II state tournament Saturday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, with two receiving individual honors on the All-Ohio teams.

In the three games of bowling, Versailles rolled games of 818, 909 and 877 for a total of 2,604 that left them in third place heading into the baker games.

Morgan Barlage rolled games of 194, 221 and 148 for a 563 series to finished eighth overall and earn second team All-Ohio honors.

Morgan Heitkamp rolled games of 189, 178 and 189 for a 556 series to finish 12th overall and earn honorable mention All-Ohio honors.

Haddi Treon rolled games of 167, 152 and 200 for a 519 series.

Other scores were Jena Mangen 207-181 and Kalysta Thobe 151-159.

In the baker games, Versailles rolled games of 143, 185 and 155 for a 483 series.

That gave the Tigers a total of 3,087, giving them the fourth seed in the eight-team championship round.

Versailles opened against fifth seed Northwestern.

Versailles won the first game 166-148 and the second game 211-160.

Northwestern came back with a 182-158 win in the third game, before Versailles took the fourth game 169-147 to win 3-1 and advance to the semifinals.

The Tigers faced top seed Coldwater in the semifinals.

After losing the first game 180-141, Versailles tied Coldwater in what would be a crucial second game 162-162.

Coldwater won the rolloff 39-33 to take a 2-0 lead.

Versailles won the third game 187-157, but Coldwater was just too good in the fourth game, winning a 218-213 game of outstanding bowling to advance to the championship match.

The Cavaliers would lose to Fairport Harding in four games in the title match.

Morgan Heitkamp Heitkamp

Morgan Barlage Barlage