Though they took different routes to victory, the Wilmington High School boys and girls bowling teams opened the 2015 season Tuesday with wins over McClain in South Central Ohio League action at Royal Z Lanes.
The girls team was an easy winner by 455 pins while the boys battled to the end but came out on top by 72 pins, 2,426 to 2,354.
“For our first match of the year, I felt we did very well,” said WHS coach Joe Davis. “We have things to work on but we got a league win under our belt and better things to come.”
For the girls, Hanna Lunsford was top bowler with a 160 game and 309 two-game series.
Sarah Waln had a 149 game and Katie Hottinger had a 143 game.
For the boys, Ryan Hottinger led the way with a two-game 406 total. Tristan Reiley had a 366 series and a 211 game but Josh Cordy had the high single game at 212. Hottinger had games of 206 and 200.
“All six bowlers did well and helped in this match versus an SCOL rival,” said Davis.
In the boys reserve match, Wilmington rallied in the Baker games but lost 1,462 to 1,587.
Andrew Thompson had a 146 game to take single high honors.