Piqua bowlers split with Tippecanoe; Versailles bowlers split matches

TROY — The Piqua boys bowling team lost to Tippecanoe Friday night 2,232-2,166 Friday night at Troy Bowl.

Nick Jess led Piqua with games of 246 and 193, while Austin Jenkins had games of 221 and 203.

Other scores were Caleb Smith 194-157, Ethan Grevedon 153, Terry Penny 141 and Shane Kerrigan 134.

The baker games were 193 and 161.

Tiger boys

fall to St. Henry

UNION CITY — The Versailles boys bowlers fought hard to stay with St Henry throughout the match on Saturday at Woodcrest Lanes but couldn’t quite get ahead falling 2,615-2,496 to St. Henry.

Individual scores included Luke Shellhaas (187, 184), Brandon Bradley (158, 212), Sam Bensman (189, 154), Chad Shimp (169, 146), and Tyler Gehret (151). Baker scores were 140, 172, 165, 182, 141.

“St. Henry is a great squad,” Versailles coach Tyler Phlipot said. “The boys really worked hard throughout the match both on the individual level and team level. To beat the St Henry boys we knew we needed to take advantage of any mistakes they had and unfortunately we weren’t able to do that.”

Versailles, 4-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play, will bowl at Coldwater Thursday against Fort Loramie and host Coldwater Saturday on Senior Night.


Piqua girls

split matches

TROY — The Piqua girls bowling team defeated Tippecano 1,708-1,569 Friday in GWOC American action.

It was the girls highest pin total this season and the Indians 762 game was their highest game of the season.

Chloe Koon led the way with games of 180 and 171, while Kyra Buchanan had games of 170 and 155.

Katelyn Lear had games of 142 and 135 and Stephanie Davis had a 146 game.

” The ladies bowled well tonight and hopefully this is a start of good bowling moving forward in the season,” Piqua coach Jason Jenkins said.

The girls were coming off a 1,547-1,543 loss to Fairborn in GWOC American action.

Piqua was down 76 headed into the baker games.

They made up 16 pins in the first baker game (177-161) and won the second baker game 150-94, but came up four pins short.

Kyra Buchanan led the way with a 304 series (180 game) and Chloe Koon bowled a series of 283. The baker game of 177 was Piqua’s highest baker game of the year.

Lady Tigers

top Cardinals

UNION CITY — The Versailles girls bowling team defeated New Bremen 2,424-2,040 Saturday at Woodcrest Lanes.

”The lane pattern was not what was expected but the Tigers made the right adjustments and kept their shots consistent,” Versailles coach Tyler Phlipot said.

Individual scores included Haddi Treon (175, 182), Morgan Heitkamp (181, 156), Jena Mangen (150, 177), Makenzie Berning (140, 149), Lindsey Cheadle (167) and Morgan Barlage (127). Baker scores: 154, 170, 179, 151 and 166 for an 820 total. Payton Bulcher helped nicely in all five baker games.

“I was proud of the girls working together as a team and making the right adjustments in their shots according to the lane conditions,” Phlipot said. “ We typically face dry lanes at Union City but due to the cold weather the oil was a little thicker and made the lanes slick.”

Versailles, 6-1 overall and 5-0 in conference play, will bowl at McBo Lanes Saturday on Senior Day.