(Columbus, Ohio) If you have never attended an OHSAA bowling tournament, put that on your bucket list. Wayne Webb’s 48 lane Columbus Bowl hosts the event and they really put on a show. And the food is excellent.
On one day, the very best boys or girls Ohio high school bowlers are assembled under one roof for a non-stop action, standing-room-only competition with the finest sportsmanship you will ever see.Bowlers, coaches and fans cheer for and congratulate each other after every strike, spare, open frame or even gutter ball.
At a time when youth and high school sports are marred with fans yelling at officials and the pre-game announcements at every high school sporting event about showing respect for the game, bowling is a welcome relief.
In 2022, 8 Trojan bowlers qualified for the state tournament, one boy as an individual and the 7 girls on the team that finished second in the southwest district.
First up, sophomore Bryce Massingill bowled in the individual competition on Friday, finishing 8th out of 193 competitors with games of 247, 234 and 182 for a 663 series. Doug Stone is the Troy boys varsity coach.
On Saturday, the Troy girls team consisting of seniors, Kayleigh McMullen, Kaylee Kalmar, Kylie Schiml and Morgan Shilt with sophomores Aiyana Godwin, Kristin Sedam and Kiandra Smith were one of 16 teams in the state of Ohio going for the title.
Coached by Rob Dever and assistant Danielle Rohr, the Lady Trojans finished 3rd, losing to Plain City Jonathan Alder rolling games of 138-150-145-191-154 in the state semi finals and beating Ashland in the quarter finals.
Congratulations to the Trojan bowlers for a great season.