Top: Boys Varsity Michael
Davidson and Girls Varsity Kelsey Berning.
Bottom: JV Boys Joel
Hemmelgarn and JV Girls Tori Minnich. Submitted photos.
Boys Bowlers Set
Versailles Tigers Bowling
Boys Bowling Team improves
After bowling a double shift, with each match consisting of two regular
games and two baker games, against the Ansonia Tigers and the Coldwater
Cavaliers at Woodcrest Lanes in Union City on Saturday, January 7, the
Versailles Boys Varsity Bowling team remains undefeated, bringing their
record to 9-0.
“With bowling a double shift today and only bowling two Baker Games
instead of five, it was extremely important to be ahead going into the
Versailles began the day facing the Ansonia Tigers at 10 a.m. and
outscored Ansonia in the first two games with scores of 870 to 745 and
1101 to 848. Versailles topped Ansonia in the first baker
game 215 to 180, but Ansonia came back to win the second baker 166 to
146. Versailles won the match with a total of 2332 pins to
Ansonia’s 1939. Versailles was led in game one by Ben Didier with
“What I love about this team is the depth we have. A few of the boys
were struggling a little bit in the first game so some changes were
made throughout the 1st game. The 2nd game, I kept everything the same
and the boys ended up setting a new school record for High Team Game.”
They topped the 1080 they rolled against the Marion Local Flyers in
this season’s first match on November 19, 2011. The following
scores led to the 1101 team score: Michael Davidson-268, Brandon
Groff-236, Jordan Groff-226, Ben Didier-214, and Matt Grilliot-157.
After a short break, the Tigers moved on to face the Coldwater
Cavaliers at 12:30 p.m.
“With Coldwater losing to OG last week, this match is almost a
must win for the CAVS. We have to stay focused and come out strong.”
The Cavaliers outscored the Tigers in game one by eight pins with a
score of 1012 to the Tigers’ 1004. Versailles came out on top in
game two with 957 pins to Coldwater’s 932. Versailles was led in game
one by Michael Davidson with a 245 and Aaron Niekamp with a 216.
In game two Versailles was led by Nathan Peters with a 224 and Ben
Didier with a 215.
With the Tigers up by 17 pins going into the final 2 baker games, the
match was tight, and the tension was high.
Coldwater started the 1st baker game with the 1st 6 strikes and the
Tigers were clean and hitting the pocket, but did not have a double.
The Coldwater fans were going crazy as the momentum had shifted to the
“After the 1st 6 frames I told the boys, it’s not how you start the
game, it’s how you finish. Let’s get back into this and keep it
close.” A ball change and a line change for Aaron Niekamp for his
second shot in the Baker game helped start the Tigers comeback. “The
ball and line you are playing is not working, it’s time to make a
change to your Evil Siege.” His strike in the 7th frame was followed by
a strike by Ben Didier, Nathan Peters and 3 strikes in the tenth by
Michael Davidson. The Tigers ended up winning that Baker game 244
to 235. Up by only 26 pins going into the final Baker game, anything
could still happen. The Tigers ended up winning another close game 184
to 178, thus winning the match by 32 pins with totals of 2,389 for the
Tigers and 2,357 for the Cavaliers. The Tigers will bowl another
double shift at Varsity Lanes in St. Marys on Saturday, January 14,
facing the St. Henry Redskins at 10 a.m. and the Mississinawa Valley
Blackhawks at 12:30 p.m. Please visit www.wohsbc.com for in depth
stats and conference standings.
Lady Tiger Bowlers Suffer
Loss to Wapak
The Versailles Girls Varsity Bowling Team traveled to Miracle Lanes in
Fort Recovery on Saturday, January 7 to bowl against the Wapakoneta
Redskins. With only 8 lanes in their bowling center Fort Recovery ran
their match in two shifts. With the lanes being very old as well as
bowling the 2nd shift, the lanes were going to be very dry and
difficult. The Lady Tigers struggled a little with the dry lane
conditions, but they attempted throughout the first game to make
changes in order to hit the pocket. The girls couldn’t catch a break
and bowled a 721 to Wapakoneta’s 822. Kelsey Berning was the lead
bowler for the Tigers with a 163. The second game found the Lady Tigers
hopeful, but the tougher lane conditions was making it tough on the
girls. The second game ended with the Lady Tigers bowling a 684 to
Wapak’s 840. Megan Ward was the lead bowler with a 153.
The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Redskins in 2 of the 5 baker games,
but the Tigers ended the match with a total pin count of 2129 to
Wapak’s 2435. The Lady Tigers are now 4-3 on the season.
The girls travel to Speedway Lanes in New Bremen to take on the Lady
Cougars of Van Wert on Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 am. Please visit
www.wohsbc.com for in depth stats and conference standings. WOSN was at
the girls match this week. For video highlights, please go to this
JV Boys and Girls Bowling
Teams Win Home Matches
The Versailles Girls JV Team improved their record to 6-1 by defeating
Minster 1,920 to 1,572 to remain in 2nd place behind Coldwater. The
girls were led by Tori Minnich with a 158 and Gretchen Keihl with a 144.
The Versailles Boys JV Team improved their record to 5-2 with a win
over Parkway. The Tigers outscored the Panthers 2,401 to 2,238. The
boys were led by Joel Hemmelgarn with a 206, Grant Toops with a 190 and
Josh Davis with a 181.
The JV Teams will travel to Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta for a 10 am match
Saturday, January 14th.