CINCINNATI – Great night of bowling Friday for the Lady Aviators as the Butler Girls bowling squad took home the first varsity bowling tournament title in school history at the Queen City High School Classic in Cincinnati.
The Butler Girls came out of the gate with a solid first game of 945, then never looked back, finishing up with a strong 5-baker game showing, with games of 191-186-191-181-184. Butler finished ahead of second place Boone County High School by 101 pins with the girls from Northmont finishing third. The girls competed against around two dozen teams from all over Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
Leading the way for Butler was Jessica Sacks with a 431 (230-201) set which was good for first overall and All-Tournament team honors. Becca Helke was next with a 367 (186-181) set, followed by Savannah Hoke with a 360 (182-178) set. Julia Helke added a 209 game and Alex Kapis efforts led to a 183 game. Lauren Davis, Jordan Steinke and Megan Zins all made significant contributions to the team’s victory.
“Last weekend the boys took second with a great team effort bringing home hardware and tonight was the girls’ night to shine and add to the trophy case,” said Butler coach Steve Sacks. “Coach McStay and the girls really jelled tonight. The girls were upbeat all tournament and it showed in their bowling.”
The boys’ team didn’t fare as well, finishing in the middle of the pack of 30 team field. Leading the way for the boys was Nick Hughes (222-178) and Austen Brush (213-187) both with 400 sets. Boys and Girls varsity along with Boys and Girls JV teams return to action on Tuesday afternoon with an important road match versus GWOC North rival Troy at Troy Bowl.