Prep Roundup: Versailles bowlers get first win of the season



Lady Tigers get first win

CELINA – Versailles defeated Marion Local 2,254-1,833 on Nov. 17 for its first win of the season.

Although the scores were low and nerves were high, the girls meshed well as a team in their conference opening match. Individual high scores were Morgan Barlage (216), Natalie York (163) and Morgan Heitkamp (162). Baker scores were 166, 171, 159, 149, 139.

“It is tough to open the conference at Celina with a pretty tough oil pattern. It took the girls a while to adjust to the lanes. We will work on first shot consistency and our spare game in practice this week,” Coach Tyler Phlipot said. “I was happy to see consistency during the Baker games. We have a lot of experience returning this year and I expect the girls will push one another to work hard throughout this season.”

The Tigers will host Russia at 1 p.m. on Nov. 24 at McBo’s Lanes. To follow stats and schedule visit

Fort Recovery tops Mississinawa Valley

Mississinawa Valley lost to Fort Recovery 1,972-1,656 in its second match of the season. No other details were available for this match.

Mississinawa Valley falls in season opener

Newton took the season-opening match from Mississinawa Valley last Tuesday by a score of 1,536-1,319.

Natalie Bergman led the Blackhawks with a high game of 254. She was followed by Karista Davidson with a 236.


Mississinawa Valley tops Newton

WEST MILTON – Mississinawa Valley went on the road to defeat Newton 2,220-1,690 recently.

High game for the first regular game round was Zac Longfellow with a 211, but his teammates were not far behind. In the second regular game round, the momentum continued in favor of Mississinawa Valley with Longfellow bowling a 226 and Mason Hardwick only 2 pins behind with a 224. The rest of the field added a 203, 156 and 181 for a game total of 990.

In the first Baker game, the ‘Hawks let down a little with a 140, prompting Coach Longfellow to have a talk and set a goal of adding at least 60 more pins to the 1st game score. All the bowlers put in a little more concentration and exceeded the goal with a 220.

The individual scores were as follows: Longfellow (211-226 – 437), Hardwick (173-224 – 397), Cameron Shimp (166-203 – 369), Roman Dircksen (172-156 – 328), Dylan Siert (181) and Jerrod Teegarden (148).

“Looking at the scores, we realized the team was only 71 pins away from breaking a regular game total record and 70 pins away from breaking a two-game series record,” Coach Longfellow said. “That may be a goal for which the team will strive throughout the season.”

Mississinawa’s next match will be at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Versailles

Blackhawks fall to Fort Recovery

CELINA – Mississianwa Valley lost its season opening match at Fort Recovery, 2,405-2,245. Bowling at Celina on very oily lanes, the ‘Hawks had a rough time adjusting. In the first regular game round, MV had some average scores, but ended up behind the Indians by 58 pins. The second regular game had both teams with a wide range of scores, but MV was still behind by 23 pins. The Baker game round saw the ‘Hawks trying to gain back some pins, but it seemed that when they had a not so good game, the Indians had a really good game.

Bowler scores were as follows: Cameron Shimp (158-157 – 315), Colton Hardwick (130-125 – 255), Matt Slyder (131-145 – 276), Mason Hardwick (166) and Zac Longfellow (183-230 – 413).

Mississinawa finishes fifth at Singles tournament

MINSTER – Mississinawa Valley sent six bowlers to the singles tournament held in Minster and finished in fifth place with 591 points.

The field started with 49 bowlers bowling two games. After the two games, the field was cut roughly in half and continued to a second round of one game. Two-game totals for the bowlers were: Luke Livingston – 237, Colton Hardwick – 252, Cameron Shimp – 299, Mason Hardwick – 301, Matt Slyder – 329, and Zac Longfellow – 418. Mason, Matt, and Zac made it to the second round with Cameron missing the cut by one pin.

In the second round, Mason bowled a 179 giving him a total of 480, Matt bowled a 168 totaling 497, and Zac bowled a 173 which totaled 591. The top 4 bowlers then bowled head-to-head in a bracket finish. Zac just missed being in the top 4 by 9 pins, putting him in 5th place.

Staff report

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