BEAVERCREEK — The Butler girls’ bowling team just missed making the OHSAA Girls State Bowling tournament, finishing just 20 pins shy of the sixth and final qualifying slot finishing in 7th place. It was the best District finish ever for the Lady Aviators, beating the 9th place finish of a year ago.
Becca Helke shot a 579 series and became the first Butler girl to make it to the State tournament as an individual. Stephanie Crider had the next highest series for Butler with a 564 series, followed by Jessica Sacks 524 series and Lauren Davis’ 482 series.
“This team had a great season,” said Head Coach Steve Sacks. “They exceeded my expectations from the start of the season, as we lost our two best bowlers from last season. We look to improve even more next season as we have no seniors on this year’s squad.”
The Butler Girls won a share of the GWOC North title, a first, and finished with the best Butler girls overall record ever at 14-2, which included 2 match wins over defending state champion and again a state qualifier Troy.
Helke will be competing as an individual this Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl beginning at 10:30 a.m.