Versailles bowlers advance to D-II state; Piqua’s Jenkins advances to D-I district


Call File Photo Piqua bowler Austin Jenkins advanced to the D-I district meet at Thursday’s sectional tournament Thursday.

Call File Photo Piqua bowler Austin Jenkins advanced to the D-I district meet at Thursday’s sectional tournament Thursday.


Dale Barger|Aim Media File Photo Versailles bowler Morgan Heitkamp finished sixth at the D-II district tournament Thursday.


Dale Barger|Aim Media File Photo Versailles bowler Justin Heitkamp finished second at the D-II district tournament Thursday.


Staff Reports

BEAVERCREEK — Both the Versailles boys and girls bowling teams qualified for state by finishing third in the D-II district tournament at Beaver-Vu Lanes.

The Versailles boys had a 3,958 total.

Justin Heitkamp led the Tigers, finishing second overall with games of 194, 216 and 257 for a 667 series.

Tyler Gephart had games of 233, 195 and 184 for a 612 series, while Jay Mumaw rolled games of 223, 170 and 186 for a 579 series.

Landon Henry had games of 160, 197 and 194 for a 551 series, while Mattew Francis had games of 201, 187 and 162 for a 550 series.

Russia’s Kaleb Sowards also competed at district, rolling games of 207, 166 and 218 for a 591 series.

Versailles girls had a total of 3,592.

Morgan Heitkamp led the Lady Tigers, finishing sixth overall with games of 182, 225 and 183 fo a 590 series.

Haddi Treon rolled games of 148, 184 and 198 for a 530 series, while Morgan Barlage had games of 185, 181 and 159 for a 525 series.

Kalysta Thobe had games of 160, 166 and 167 for a 493 series, while Natalie York rolled a 178 game.

Russia girls finished seventh with a 3,236 total.

Rebecca Osborne had games of 176, 172 and 170 for a 518 series, while Savannah Albers had games of 156, 109 and 182 for a 507 series.

Samantha Gaerke rolled games of 155, 169 and 156 for a 480 series, while Jalynn Osborne had games of 156, 150 and 163 for a 469 series.

Klaryssa O’Reilly had games of 140, 144 and 129 for a 413 series.

Jenkins advances

to D-I district

DAYTON — Piqua senior Austin Jenkins advanced to the D-I district bowling tournament.

Jenkins finished 14th at the sectional at Poelking Lanes with a 619 series, on games of 191, 205 and 223.

Piqua finished 16th as a team with a 3,414 total.

Nick Jess rolled games of 145, 156 and 156 for a 457 series, while Shane Kerrigan had games of 156, 158 and 133 for a 447 series.

Ryan Fleisher had games of 155 and 190, Ethan Snyder had games of 145 and 134 and Ethan Gevedon rolled games of 133 and 128.

Call File Photo Piqua bowler Austin Jenkins advanced to the D-I district meet at Thursday’s sectional tournament Thursday.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/02/web1_austin.jpgCall File Photo Piqua bowler Austin Jenkins advanced to the D-I district meet at Thursday’s sectional tournament Thursday.

Dale Barger|Aim Media File Photo Versailles bowler Morgan Heitkamp finished sixth at the D-II district tournament Thursday.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/02/web1_Morgan-Heitkamp.jpgDale Barger|Aim Media File Photo Versailles bowler Morgan Heitkamp finished sixth at the D-II district tournament Thursday.

Dale Barger|Aim Media File Photo Versailles bowler Justin Heitkamp finished second at the D-II district tournament Thursday.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/02/web1_Justin-Heitkamp-2.jpgDale Barger|Aim Media File Photo Versailles bowler Justin Heitkamp finished second at the D-II district tournament Thursday.