Lady Lions win Dover tourney title, Rockets, Warriors pick up wins

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Submitted Photo Three Minerva Lady Lions earned All-Tournament honors at the Dover Invitational. Shown from left are Izabelle Genet, Shelby Worrell and Kayla Henderhan.

The Minerva girls bowling team won the 7th Dover Invitational over the weekend with three bowlers named to the All-Tournament team.

The Lady Lions were 323 pins ahead of the second place team after the qualifying round. The team faced off against Dover for the championship and won the best of three Baker rounds and won the best of five Baker games against Riverview to win the team title. 

Izabelle Genet, second place (570 series); Shelby Worrell, third (565); and Kayla Henderhan fifth (550); earned All-Tournament medals. Anna Leach (537) and Jadynn Thompson (523) earned second team honors. It was the second consecutive win for the girls team. 

The boys team missed the cut by 109 pins for the top four teams in the tournament.

Regular season 


Minerva bowling teams swept a Stark County Bowling Conference match with Lake Nov. 28 at Park Center Lanes.

The girls team posted 2,343-2,225 victory and the boys won by a 2,682-2,535 margin.

Girls action

The Lady Lions held a 17-pin advantage, 1,797-1,780 after the individual games were subtotaled and locked in the win with a Baker total advantage of 546-445.

Thompson led all bowlers with games of 224 and 225 for a 449 series. Worrell added a 402 series (216,1 86) followed by Leach with 341 series (158, 183) and Bailey Wood 315 (178, 137).

On the boys side, the Lions held a 2,025 – 1,796 advantage following the single game competition but lost the Baker rotation 739-657.

Only three pins separated the top two Lion bowlers. Gage Eller recorded a 452 series (196, 256) and Owen Frazier a 449 (183, 266). Lane Hawk tallied a 417 (194, 223) and Randy Meadows a 397 (178, 219).


Carrollton opened the 2023-24 bowling season in the newly-revamped Carroll Lanes with wins over Louisville. 

The girls team won the non-league competition 2,538-1,855 while the boys team earned a 1,893-1,649 victory. 

Girls action

The Warriors held a 1,790-1,303 lead after the individual games and won the Baker rotation 748-552.

Zoey Elliott paced the girls squad games of 201 and 234 for a 435 series. Mackenzie Rummell rolled a 388 series (198, 196), followed by Abby Natcher 358 (209,149), Hailee Ulman 349 (169, 180) and Kaylee Russell 260 (149, 111).

Estrella Lopez-Cruz paced the Leopards with a 322 series (131, 191).

Jace Eckinger 402 series (242, 160) topped the Warriors scorecard. Jaden Johnston and Bryce Taylor both tallied 390. Johnston rolled games of 182 and 208 while Taylor recorded scores of 179 and 211. Noah Hutson turned in scores of 189 and 184 for a 373 score for the winners, who led 1,893-1,649 after the individual games and took the Baker 707-657.

The Carrollton junior varsity girls team defeated Louisville 1070-885.


The Rocket bowling teams opened the season wtih convincing wins over Southern Local and Garaway.

Southern Local

Bobby Brennan led the boys team to a 1,853-1,425 win over the Indians with a 355 series (200, 155) Nov. 28.

Nate Downing added a 306 (155, 151), while Drew Herron 257 (119, 138), Zack Parker (124, 124) and Logan Slutz 237 (112,125) rounded out the scoring.

The Rockets won the individual games 1,403-1,103 and the Baker 450-322.

On the girls side, Mylie Galigher’s 369 series (192, 177) paced the winners. Lilah Williams rolled a 382 (209, 173) and Mackenzie Willoughby 293 (154, 139). Alexis Booth (138), Jaylle Myers (108) and Maddie Miley 137 rolled single games

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