Port Clinton's varsity boys bowlers finished third at the OHSAA NW District Tournament at Interstate Lanes in Rossford Friday to advance to the Ohio state finals at Wayne Web’s Bowl in Columbus at 11 a.m. Friday.
The Redskins started with a 923 game were tied for fourth, then followed with a 963 to advance to second. They fell with an 835 third game, and started Baker with games of 159-138 before turning things around with games of 201-193-165-243 to finish nine pins ahead of fourth-place St. Henry.
Wapakoneta won the boys’ event with a score of 4,000. Coldwater was second with 3,873, followed by PC with 3,820 and St. Henry with 3,811.
“We started with two great games before bowling a poor third game. We just quit making the shots we did the first 2 games,” said Coach Bob Black. “Then we struggled the first two Baker games before rallying. The last game we went open, four-bagger, spare and three strikes going into the 10th and Sean Black rolled the first strike to lock up our first trip to the state finals as a varsity sport.
“I’m so proud of this team who really came together and cheered for each other. Outstanding Team Chemistry which certainly helped them succeed.”
The Skins, 15-6 on the season and second in the Northern Ohio Bowling Conference, were led by David Wilburn 213-237-158 for a 608 series. Darryl Trent rolled 206-237-159 for 602, Sean Black 193-143-220 for 556, Jonny Newton 167-163-138 for 468, Nathan Van Hoose 183-160, and Jon Koch 144. Other Team Members are Jacob Reed, Brock Rider and Sam Miller.