Bowling: Parkway’s Taylor advances to state finals


The Parkway Lady Panthers fell short in their bid to reach the State Bowling Finals but Nicole Taylor will be going.

Taylor, who was the top bowler in the local girls’ district this season, is one of 10 bowlers who will compete in the girls’ singles finals April 8 at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge.

After receiving a first-round bye in the Bi-Regionals in Lafayette on Monday, Parkway defeated H.L. Bourgeois 25.5-1.5. But the Lady Panthers fell to Morgan City 15.5-11.5 in the overall quarterfinals. Parkway finished the season 14-1.

Taylor had a high game of 190 in a 511 series against H.L. Bourgeois. Katie Black had a high game of 175 and Ashley Shea bowled a 160. Against Morgan City, Taylor had a high game of 199 in a 541 series.

Airline fell to Teurlings Catholic 19-8 in the first round. Jami Rivers led the Lady Vikings with a high game of 180.

In the boys’ division, Parkway defeated Berwick 16-11 in the first round and lost to Acadiana 18.5-8.5 in the second. Airline defeated E.D. White 20-7 in the first round and lost to H.L. Bourgeois 20-7 in the second.

Justin Shea led Parkway with a high game of 219 in a 601 series against Berwick. Chandler Sumpter had a high game of 218 and Destin Meza had a 207.

Chase Harrell led Airline against E.D. White with a 609 series, including a 226. Nick Mendones bowled a high game of 269 in a 590 series. Courtland Carey had a 224 in a 558 series.

Sumpter led Parkway against Acadiana with a 539 series, including a 214. Shea had a high game of 192.

— Russell Hedges,