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Two parish bowlers qualify for state finals

Russell Hedges



Airline’s Nicole Taylor and Benton’s Tristan Tate have qualified for the singles finals in the State Bowling Tournament Feb. 12 at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge.

Taylor bowled a 212 in the Airline girls’ 14-13 loss to Ellender in the Bi-Regionals in Lake Charles.

Then she averaged 205 in two games in the singles competition to advance to state.

Tate competed in the Bi-Regionals boys’ singles as an individual.

He advanced with a 176 average in the first round and a 213 average in the second.

The Airline girls, who went undefeated in the regular season, were the No. 1 seed in their division.

They received a first-round by before dropping the one-point decision to No. 8 Ellender, which advanced to the state final four with another upset in the second round.

Taylor had the high series of 549. Sarah McComic had a high game of 180 and Jami Rivers had a 165.

Haughton defeated Byrd 19-8 in the first round before falling to Morgan City 20-7 in the second.

Victoria Kent led Haughton with a high game of 170 and series of 464 against Byrd. Ashley Brych bowled a 159 and Amber Molinari a 153.

Kent also led the way against Morgan City with a high game of 188 and series of 495. Brych had a 156 game and Molinari a 143.

District champion Parkway, the No. 4 boys’ seed, received a first-round bye and then lost to No. 5 Terrebonne 16-11 in the second.

Niki Edwards led the Panthers with a high game of 224 and series of 646. Matt Flynn bowled a 213 and Ladarius Williamson a 186.

Airline’s Chandler Carr and Bossier’s Myron DeBerry both reached the second round of the boys’ singles.

Carr averaged a 192.5 in the first round and DeBerry averaged a 192. In the second round, Carr had a 185 average and Berry a 191, but neither advanced.

Airline’s McComic, Parkway’s Rebecca Hutton and Benton’s Jordan Lawrence reached the second round of the girls’ singles.

Hutton averaged 180 in the first round and Lawrence averaged 171. Hutton averaged 153, McComic 157 and Lawrence 149 in the second.






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