COLUMBUS – The Versailles varsity boys bowling team, along with the Versailles girls, traveled to Columbus on Saturday to participate in the largest high school bowling tournament in the nation.
Starting this invitation-only tournament for the Tigers were Sam Bensman, Quayd Pearson, Brett Cheadle, Brandon Bradley and Luke Shellhaas. Tyler Gehret stepped into the game with a strike during the sixth frame.
Both Shellhaas and Pearson were able to mark three strikes in a row during this first game with a total team score of 754.
Adjustments were made for the second game including Seth Rinderle being added to the lineup. Pearson was on fire, leading a run of no open frames. He marked four strikes in a row and ended the game with an individual score of 214 and the Tigers recorded a team score of 782.
The third and final game also included some changes to the lineup. Jordan Cordonnier entered the mix, opening the game with a strike. Bradley initiated a run of 14 non-open frames at his start on the lanes. He continued with a strong game, which included a turkey and an individual score of 204. The Tigers completed the third game with a score of 858.
The entire team got a chance to make their marks during the following two baker games with scores of 153 and 144.
While the team displayed great chemistry and several individuals had notable scores, the total team score of 2,691 was not enough to carry them into the next round.
The Tigers, both reserve and varsity, will meet the Troy Trojans on Friday at McBos Lanes in Versailles.