BY YANEEK SMITH, BEACON CONTRIBUTOR
After competing for more than three hours, the Port Clinton girls found themselves second at the bowling sectional competition. It is the ninth consecutive trip to districts for the prestigious program.
The ladies bowled team games of 871, 805 and 822, finishing regulation play 85 pins out of first place. They added a 953 baker set for a total tournament score of 3451. Chyeanne Strader led the scoring with games of 223, 216 and 192 for a 631 series, one pin short of tying the school record for a three-game series.
Chyeanne’s 631 was top score out of all participants in the tournament.
Chyeanne was followed by Gabie Klein with a 527 series, Michelle Brough a 501 series, Sierra Seibold a 458 series and Chloe Cook a 381 series. Asta Strader, Doris Huskey and Faith Chapman all pitched in and performed admirably in the baker set.
The Port Clinton boys bowling team finished second overall in its sectional with a total tournament score of 3809. It is the first trip to districts for the boys team in five years.
The boys bowled team games of 877, 873 and 957 finishing regulation play just 87 pins out of first place. They added an 1102 baker set to complete their scoring. DeVonte Bates led the way with a 604 series which included a 236 game, good for the sixth-highest individual score.
DeVonte was followed by Rok Scott with a 574 series, Christopher Sanford a 495 series and Dylan Smothers a 473 series. Willy Brooks stepped in for Brennen Barnett, who was inured, and finished out a 161 game before bowling a two-game series of 400.