40 High School Bowling Teams competed in the Redskin Bowling Tournament at Star Lanes at the Harbor Saturday. When all the pins had fallen, Huron's Boys and Bowling Green's Girls were Champions in the day-long event. Port Clinton's young Girls Team (4 sophomores, 4 freshmen) ended up 2nd.
The Lady Redskins led by Alysia Zoeller's 231 game led the 9:00 Squad Qualifying with a total of 2884 on team games of 800-641-780 and added 663 in Baker. Reilly Wittman (141-123-203)and Samantha Stroupe (165-144-158) both rolled series of 467 to lead PC. Eryn Binder rolled 401, Kassidy Mahler 374, Raven Rogers a 155 game, Kate Chapman a 126, and Kaylee Vollmer is the other team member.
In the 2nd round of 5 Baker games, the Lady Redskins finished 4th with a Baker score of 790 to earn a place in the stepladder finals behind longtime nemesis Eastwood, Bryan, andleader Bowling Green.
The Lady 'Skins defeated Eastwood 2 games to 1 (155-154, 127-180, 190-174), defeated a strong Bryan girls team 2-1 (169-158, 172-213, 181-131) to advance to the Championship match vs an outstanding Bowling Green team and lost 2-0 (114-194, 147-161)
"Our girls had a fantastic day" said Coach Bob Black. "Hopefully they learned how good they are, and can be, and see the importance to improve to the level of the elite girls teams. Alysia bowled great, threw 2 strikes in the 10th frame of the firts game against Eastwood to win by 1 pin. We have to credit all the girls’ efforts, and Coaches Hollister and Wittman for getting them to the Championship round."
Port Clinton's Boys qualified 2nd in the 9:00 Qualifying behind tournament winner Huron with a score of 3987 on games of 911-1058-1014 + 1004 in Baker. They fell to 11th in the 5 game Baker rolloffs with 846. Sean Black made the All Tournament Team with a 656 series.
"We bowled outstanding the first squad" said Coach Bob Black. "Sean (Black) 656, Darryl (Trent) had a 604 series, Caleb (Conrad) 584, Dave (Wilburn) 574, and Kyle (Radloff) 565 which gave us great balance. When we came back, we just couldn't make competitive shots. Hopefully we learned that we have to bring our "A" game every time we play".