Versailles girls bowlers improve to 5-2


Versailles’ Hannah Niekamp bowls during a West Ohio High School Bowling Conference match against New Bremen on Saturday at Woodcrest Lanes in Union City.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

VERSAILLES – The Versailles Lady Tigers rolled into Coldwater on Dec. 26 to bowl against the Russia Raiders and came home with a win, scoring 2,349 to Russia’s 2,034.

The oil patterns at Coldwater typically are more challenging, and the Versailles girls were better prepared at this match then they were the first time they traveled there; this reflected in their scores. Leading the way for the Tigers were Olivia Bruening (196, 174), Makenzie Berning (193) and Hannah Niekamp (178).

On Saturday the Tigers then traveled to Woodcrest Lanes in Union City to bowl against New Bremen. They again were able to return with a win, scoring 2,370 to New Bremen’s 1,614.

The oil pattern held well throughout the match, allowing for the girls to stay consistent with their shot. Leading the way in individual scores were Hannah Niekamp (215, 180), Morgan Heitkamp (169), Olivia Bruening (163) and Maggie Hedrick (158, 153).

“I was pleased to see the girls bowl well over the holiday break,” Versailles coach Tyler Phlipot said. “Family and holiday celebrations are very important, and it can be challenging to practice and compete around these events.”

The Lady Tigers travel to Community Lanes in Minster on Saturday to bowl against the Ansonia Tigers.

To follow and stats or schedules go to www.WOHSBC.com.

Versailles’ Hannah Niekamp bowls during a West Ohio High School Bowling Conference match against New Bremen on Saturday at Woodcrest Lanes in Union City.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/01/web1_Hannah-Niekamp-WEB1.jpgVersailles’ Hannah Niekamp bowls during a West Ohio High School Bowling Conference match against New Bremen on Saturday at Woodcrest Lanes in Union City. Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate