Piqua bowling fundraiser Friday; Piqua boys bowlers stun Vandalia; Versailles teams sweep matches


The Piqua High School bowling teams will be holding a fundraiser at Brel-Aire Lanes Friday.

It is a 9-pin “No Tap” Scotch Doubles tournament and will begin at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested can contact Jason Jenkins at 214-1603 or Craig Miller at 570-2247.

Piqua boys

stun Vandalia

VANDALIA — The Piqua boys bowling team handed Vandalia-Butler its first GWOC American loss Monday at Marian Lanes 2,408-2,2274.

Vandalia is now 11-2 overall and 9-1 in GWOC American play, while Piqua is 7-7 overall and 5-7 in GWOC American play.

The Indians were led by Sean Hatkes 471 series (244-227).

Other scores included Austin Jenkins, 448 series (225-223); Nick Jess, 399 series (195-204); Shane Kerrigan, 391 series (213-178); and Caleb Smith added a 224 game.

In the baker games, Piqua had games of 163 and 201.

Piqua will host Tippecanoe Thursday.

Piqua girls

lose to Butler

VANDALIA — The Piqua girls bowling team lost to Vandalia-Butler 2,216-1,616.

Vandalia is 9-2 overall and 8-2 in GWOC American play, while Piqua is 5-9 overall and 4-8 in GWOC American play.

Kyra Buchanan had a 201 game and Chloe Koon added a 170 game. Kalista Hill had a 160 game.

In the baker games the girls had games of 138 and 113.

Tigers top

New Bremen

COLDWATER — The Versailles boys bowling team defeated New Bremen 2,748-2,681 at Pla More Lanes in Coldwater Saturday.

Leading the way for the Tigers were Luke Shellhaas 210-192, Brandon Bradley 157-236, Sam Bensman 159-201, Bretten Cheadle 179-148, and Seth Rinderle 159.

“Boy, this was a very good match,” said Versailles coach Tyler Phlipot.

The Tigers were down 70 pins after game one, but pulled it together and made better shots the second game cutting the deficit to 42 pins going into the bakers.

“Going into bakers, I told the boys we were still in this match,” Phlipot said. “All we needed to do was bowl together as a team.”

The bakers started out slow with the Tigers rolling 137 in the first game, giving pins back to New Bremen and falling 71 pins behind.

“In the following baker games, we pulled together as a team rolling 189,237,224, and 183 which gave us the match win,” Phlipot said. “I am so proud of the boys on how well they bowled as a team. Everyone contributed in the bakers. They bowled their highest series and highest bakers set of the year, the boys are peaking at the right time and starting to believe in themselves. They are working extremely hard in practice to achieve their goals.”

Versailles improved to 7-6 overall and 6-3 in conference play.

Lady Tigers

get two wins

COLDWATER — The Versailles girls bowling team picked up two wins last week.

First, they defeated Mississinawa Valley 2602-2074 at McBo’s Lanes.

Individual scores included Haddi Treon 222-189, Morgan Heitkmap 203-202, Makenize Berning 188-181, Morgan Barlage 164, Jena Mangen 157, Payton Bulcher 145, and Lindsey Cheadle 125.

“I was very pleased on how well the team bowled,” Versailles coach Tyler Phlipot said. “Early in the week we talked about picking up our multi pin spares and making good first shots. We did that tonight.” s

Going into baker games the Tigers kept bowling strong, rolling 177,181,172,170 and 126.

“I was happy with our baker games,” Phlipot said. “I put a couple different people in different spots and they responded well. In the last baker game we lost our full focus. We can’t afford to do that in a couple weeks at sectionals. I have confidence the girls will work hard in the next two weeks to get where we need to be.”

Versailles defeated Russia at Pla More Lanes Saturday with a 2,530 total.

Leading the way was Haddi Treon 164-220, Makenize Berning 163-181, Morgan Heitkamp 156-187 and Lindsey Cheadle 145-169. Jena Mangen and Payton Bulcher combined for a 164.

“Bowling at Pla Mor Lanes is not easy,” Phlipot said. “ If you miss right of the second arrow the ball does not come back to the head pin. We stressed all week that we needed to make good first shots and play the second arrow. In our first four frames we were missing right and making bad shots which lead to a lot of splits and tough spares to pick up. Going into the fifth frame, coach Holsapple suggested switching to a ball with shine to hook sooner and then move left on the lane to play the middle.

“We adjusted to the third arrow and the girls made the right adjustments scoring 792, well above where we were forecasted with our first few frame scores.”

In the second game, the girls kept the ball rolling scoring 861 with Haddi Treon throwing the first six strikes of the game. The Lady Tigers kept it going in the bakers rolling 133,187,177,212 and 168.

“I will give a lot of credit to the team for making the necessary move on the lanes under coach Holsapple’s direction,” Phlipot said. “We have stressed as a team in the last couple of matches that we need to do a better job at communicating and today we did. I am very proud of the team.”

Versailles is 11-1 overall and 7-0 in conference play.