Lady Pirates return to state bowling meet
By ROB HAMILTON
The Cardington girls’ bowling team claimed a district championship on Saturday over 17 other teams.
The Lady Pirates totaled 3682 pins to finish ahead of Briggs’ 3614. The previous weekend had seen Briggs finish in front of Cardington in the sectional meet.
In regulation, the Pirates scored 2575 pins and then added 1107 more in the Baker games. Both totals were the best team scores for the day.
Cardington was able to boast three of the top six individual scores on their way to the team title. Esther Elliott finished third with a total of 585 pins, while Morgan Edgell was fifth with 565 and Austin Elliott took sixth with 563.
Lexia Wilson placed 50th with 447, while both Lindsey Gilmore and Morgan Walker also bowled at least one of three individual rounds for Cardington.
The Highland girls also competed in the meet and placed 16th overall with 2805 pins.
Tori Carmickle tied for 60th with 423 pins, while Kinnis White was 70th (404) and Anisha Orso finished 71st (397). Also, Ashley Koob took 74th with 395 pins and Cassie Brant tied for 82nd with a score of 372.
In the boys’ district meet, which was held Friday, two local teams and an individual took the lanes.
Cardington finished seventh with 3676 pins, but fell just over 200 pins shy of a top-three finish and a spot at the state meet.
Aaron Sanders placed 13th overall with 592 pins to highlight the Pirate effort. Garrett Boller finished 17th with 584 pins and Liam Chandler took 48th with 518. Also, Noah Linstedt and Jacob Long both scored 453 pins to tie for 75th.
Highland took 15th in the 18-team meet with 3533 pins. Alec Harris tied for 25th with a score of 561 and Isaiah Whitt finished 61st with 495 pins. Also bowling for the Scots were Gaige Goodman (65th, 484 pins), Devin Schoellkopf (72nd, 458) and Will Schindley (79th, 442).
Also competing was Gilead Christian individual Sammy Stiffler, who placed 62nd with 494 pins.