CM girls team, two boys advance to districts

News Journal Staff

HUBER HEIGHTS — By 22 pins, the Clinton-Massie girls bowling team qualified for the Div. II Southwest District bowling tournament next week at Beaver-Vu Lanes.

In addition, Clinton-Massie boys Jacob Wellman and Aric France qualified for the district tournament as well. The district will be held Feb. 18 at Beaver-Vu Lanes.

Clinton-Massie bowled in the Div. II sectional tournaments at Poelking-Marian Lanes — the boys on Wednesday and the girls on Thursday.


The girls finished with a 2,969 team total and finished 10th, edging Mississinawa Valley (2,947) for the final district qualifying spot.

“The girls really pulled together as a team and bowled their hearts out,” said CM coach Shonda Marburger. “After three individual games we were down 127 pins from 10th place. Going into the Baker games, I told team ‘Every pin counts.’

“They fought hard to get every pin they had. We came and beat Mississinawa Valley. I couldn’t be more proud of each and every girls. Every one of them came to bowl.”

Brittany Fry, a freshman, led CM with a 485 (171, 145, 169) series while Josie Wolfe had 442 (129, 153, 160). Two-games series were bowled by Gwen Broderick (136, 121) and Casey Cochran (157, 139). Singles games were by Katie Starnes (139), Kathryn Wilson (114).

The Falcon boys were 15th as a team, shooting just 918 in the six Baker games.

Wellman had a consistent day with a 598 series, games of 182, 206, 210. “He was on his game,” Marburger said.

France had a 571 (213, 211, 147).

Two-games series were by Joey Marburger 185, 151, David Poynter 141, 178, Corey Potts 150, 147. Singles games were bowled by Kenton McInerney 147 and Chandler Morsch 172.

News Journal Staff