COLUMBUS — The Beavercreek High School girls bowling team, comprised of seniors Raven Cooper, Brittany-Ann O’Connell, Emily Florkey, J’Dee Sandin and sophomore Jenna Morgan earned the Battlin’ Beavers the No. 1 seed, for the OHSAA State Girls Bowling Tournament team event, which was held Friday, March 10 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.
Other members of the Beavers girls bowling team in Columbus are: senior Kaylee Fernatt; and sophomores Cameron Reich and Kera Michaels. The team is coached by Bob Babbitt.
Three of the eight team qualifiers in the Division I competition hailed from the Greater Western Ohio Conference. Joining top seed Beavercreek in the team finals is No. 5 seed Centerville and No. 8 seeded Kettering Fairmont.
In the morning’s individual competition, Cooper placed fourth with a 225-225-193—643 series and O’Connell was fifth with a 246-190-203—639 series, out of 184 bowlers. Freshman Dakota Fink of Columbus Briggs took state individual honors with a 677 series.
Florkey placed 34th overall with a 542 series, Sandin (42nd) rolled a 524, and Morgan placed 51st with a 505 tally.
Six of the tournament’s top-10 individual bowlers also hailed from the GWOC.
The Division I boys tournament will take place Saturday, March 11 at Columbus Bowl. No Greene County area teams or individuals qualified for the tournament this season.
The team tournament results had yet to be posted when this story was written. We’ll try to have an update later Friday evening (March 10).