CENTERVILLE — The Butler boys and girls bowling teams narrowly missed qualifying for the championship round of the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) preseason tournament on Saturday. Both teams placed ninth, one slot out of qualifying.
The Butler boys missed qualifying by a single pin while the Lady Aviators fell short by 20 pins over 21 games.
Both teams placed second in the GWOC North division.
Yet another one of the bowlers stepped up when needed and led the Aviators. Austen Brush rolled games of 216 and 203 and was subbed in early in the first game to save a 175 game. Andew Kapis added a 177 game, Nick Hughes a 175 game and Paul Sacks a 173 game. The boys had some great baker games (224, 241, 228) at the end, but came up just short. Also seeing action were Noah Detrick, Drew Sacks, Jordan Tompkins and Brandon Warner.
Julia Helke led the girls, with a 529 series, 12th overall as an individual. Savannah Hoke had a 466 series and Jessica Sacks a 464 series. Becca Helke added a 150 game and Lauren Davis a 143 game. Alex Kapis, Jordan Steinke and Megan Zins also contributed during the tournament.
The Aviators will return to action on Friday as they travel to Sidney on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Aviators sweep Xenia
BEAVERCREEK — The Butler varsity boys and girls bowling teams were both victorious yestersday versus Xenia at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek.
The boys improved their record to 3-0 with a 2573-2466 win. High for the boys was Nick Hughes with a match high score of 486 (244-242), followed by Paul Sacks with a 450 (224-226) set. Andrew Kapis rolled a 205 game and Brandon Warner added a 196. Austen Brush, Noah Detrick, Drew Sacks and Jordan Tompkins all made significant contributions to the team victory.
On the girls side, Jessica Sacks shot the high score for the match, rolling a 379 (188-191) set as the girls improved to 2-0 in the 2135-1930 win. Savannah Hoke added a 186 game and Julia Helke a 183. All 7 on varsity, including Lauren Davis, Becca Helke, Alex Kapis and Megan Zins scored for the Aviators.
The JV girls won while the JV boys lost. The girls were led by Stephanie Crider who rolled a 276 (144-132) set. For the boys JV, Aaron Seelbaugh was high with a personal high 385 (217-168) set.
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