Columbian boys roll to NOBC championship

Columbian’s boys closed out their season rolling past Woodmore and claiming the Northern Ohio Bowling Conference championship.

The Tornadoes (18-4) shot out to an early lead with a 126-pin advantage after game one. Kris Wilson’s 224 and Will Jones’ 178 led the way for the Tornadoes, starting the run at the championship.

In game two, Woodmore battled back with Austin Davis bowling a 254 to keep the Wildcats in the hunt. Yet, consistent performances let the five Tornadoes average 200, with every bowler scoring over a 184.

The Bakers games saw the Wildcats continue to nip at the heels of Columbian, by cutting the deficit to 53 pins with two games left.

But in the final two games, Columbian proved too much for Woodmore, firing games of 203 and 210 to hold off the Wildcats 2762-2670.

Columbian’s NOBC conference title is its first since joining the conference last year.

The Columbian girls ended their season after Woodmore rolled its way to a 105-point advantage after the first game. Woodmore kept TC out of reach from there, going on to win 1999-1753.

Bry Riedenlinger had games of 161 and 184 to lead the Tornadoes. Kaitlin Evans bowled one of her personal bests of 148 to add to Columbian’s efforts.