The Bombers managed to squeeze into the 8th and final spot at Colerain Bowl with a total score of 3,823 to advance to the Southwest Districts at Beaver-Vu Lanes on March 1st. This marks the Bombers 12th trip to Districts in the last 14 years.
Game 1 of individuals definitely didn’t help the Bombers in their season lengthening endeavors, as they only rolled a 845 (169 average). Junior Garrett Litzinger rolled the best game in the first individuals for his team with a 186 and his scores only went up from there.
The same went for the rest of his team, as in the second game the team’s total climbed to 989. All five starters shot 190 or higher, as Junior Jared Tuerck lead the charge with a 222 while Sophomore Jeremy Roenker edged out his teammates with a 195.
Unfortunately, the St. X had difficulty on the transitioning lanes, as their final individual game was 873. Garrett Litzinger continued to increase his scores, this time to 210 (588 series, 196 average). Jared Tuerck also had a decent series for the Bombers with a 558. St. X’s three game total of 2,707 was good enough to hold the last Districts spot (8th place) ahead of Kings by a mere 5 pins.
The Bombers held their final spot and extended their lead over Kings to 118 pins. Over six baker games, the Bombers averaged 186 (1,116 average) with high games of 233 and 202. The Bombers finished 8th with the Oak Hills Highlanders taking 1st with a 4402, Lebanon finishing 2nd with a 4365, and Colerain in 3rd with a 4245.
The Bombers will attempt to make state for the first time since 2009 at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek on Wednesday, March 1 in the OHSAA Division I SW District Tournament. The Bombers will match up with fellow GCL members LaSalle and Elder, along with the Crossgate Sectional Winner Mason (4188), and Woodman Sectional Winner Centerville (4219). The remaining teams at Districts include Franklin, Ross, Harrison, and Northwest from Colerain Bowl, Middletown, Milford, Sycamore, and Wilmington from Crossgate Lanes, and Kettering Fairmont, Wayne, Sidney, Northmont, Beavercreek, Miamisburg, Butler, and Tecumseh from Woodman Lanes.
The 24 teams will compete for 5 spots to travel to Waynes Webb's Columbus Bowl for the OHSAA Division I State Championship. The Southwest District tournament teams will compete on the Kegel Oil Pattern Broadway.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
The Bombers started the final week of the regular season with a win at Brentwood Bowl against the #3 team in the city, Fairfield, by the score of 2,673 to 2,521. The Bombers hadn't faced the Indians in a match since 2015. This is the Bombers first win over the Indians since November 26, 2013.
It was very close in the beginning, as the Bombers led by only 5 pins at the end of the first game, 897-892. Juniors led the charge for St. X, with Jared Tuerck and Zach Littelmann rolling 193 and 189 respectively. Sophomore Jeremy Roenker helped the team forward as well with a score of 187. For the Indians, it was all about the Seniors, as Rob Horton and Kyle Anderson carried their team by throwing scores of 197 and 189.
The Bombers were able to get a more comfortable lead after improving in the second game to a total of 1,056 (51st best in team history). Jared Tuerck and Zach Littelmann continued to be the ones on top for the Bombers, as they both finished with a 400+ series. Jared finished with a 428 series (235 in game 2) and Zach finished with a 413 series (224 in game 2). Junior Garrett Litzinger made up for his first game by rolling a 221 in game 2. The same bowlers stayed consistent for Fairfield as well, with Kyle Anderson (420 series) and Rob Horton (403 series) having great second games of 231 and 206. Before the four baker games, St. X led by 93 pins, 1,953 to 1,860.
Fairfield couldn’t mount the comeback as they fell short to the Bombers in bakers as well. The home team totaled 720 in bakers (180 average), with a high of 200. The Indians, on the other hand, averaged 661 in bakers (165 average), losing an additional 59 pins on St. X.
The Bombers took the win by 152 pins, 2,673 to 2,521. St. X now stands at 16-9 (11-7 in GCL play) with two matches left this week.
On Wednesday, the Bombers travel to Roger Bacon at Colerain Bowl at 4pm for their first match-up since 2014. The week is then capped off with Senior Night on Friday against Mason at Brentwood Bowl at 6:30pm.
Tuesday was the night that we learned a little bit more about what the final GCL bowling standings would look like. With St. X blowing out Moeller by 528 and Elder falling on the road by 125 to LaSalle, the Bombers locked in the 2nd place spot. The Bowling Bomber's highest finish since 2013.
The Bombers took the lead early by 195 pins, 973 to 778, on the backs of Junior Jared Tuerck and Sophomore Zach Saupe with scores of 228 and 201. Junior Sam Inman led the Crusaders with a 213, but they still found themselves behind.
St. X managed to crack four digits in the second individual game with a total of 1,119 (5th best in team history). Junior Garrett Litzinger led the team’s stellar game with a 247 (442 series) while Sophomore Ben Behimer rolled a 237. Jared Tuerck, who had the high series of 451 (96th best in team history), and Zach Saupe continued to contribute well to the team with scores of 223 and 218. Sam Inman would continue to try to keep Moeller in the match with a 190 (403 series), but his team only totaled 790 in the second game. With only baker games left to go, the score was: St. X 2,092, Moeller 1,568.
The two teams had similar baker scores, but the Crusaders were unable to bridge the gap of over 500 pins. While anxiously awaiting the results of Elder @ LaSalle (where LaSalle won, 2,782 to 2,567), the Bombers ended up on top by the final score of 2,722 to 2,194. This puts St. X at 15-9 overall (11-7 in GCL play) with their next action being at the Centerville Elks Invitational on Saturday, February 3 at Poelking Lanes South at 11am.
St. X pulled ahead for 2nd place against the Panthers by defending their home lanes by 74 pins. Junior Jared Tuerck helped the Bombers get the first step on Elder with a score of 224, while Sophomore Zach Saupe also contributed to the cause with a 202. The away team saw themselves 48 pins short after the first game despite Juniors Ben Hornback and Alex Clark rolling 199 and 194.
Both teams stayed consistent into game 2, and Jared Tuerck was no exception for the Bombers, as he led the team’s 910 with a 197 of his own (421 series). The Panthers bowled about as well as they did in game 1, but Senior Conner Brocker made up for his 172 in the first game with a 233 (505 series). The score was close at the end of Round 1, as the Bombers held the lead by only 78 pins, 1,848 to 1,770.
The two sides traded blows in the first two bakers. Elder inched towards the home squad, 177-159. Game two was a much different story, as the Bombers made up for the first game and then some, winning by 36 (192-136). With the last half of bakers to go, only 96 pins separated the GCL rivals. The Panthers made things a little more interesting by winning the third game by 47 pins, 226-179. Fortunately though, the Bombers were able to slam the door in the final game by a score of 213-181, capping off the 2,591 to 2,510 victory. This puts St. X in 2nd with a record of 10-6 and Elder just behind with a 9-6 record.
It is going to be a tight race for second place in the GCL, as both squads have at least 2 league games left to play, including a head to head on Thursday, January 26 at Western Bowl at 7pm. Other games include the St. X going up against Moeller on Tuesday, January 31 at Crossgate Lanes at 4pm and Elder going up against LaSalle twice.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
After just claiming the second place spot on Tuesday, the Bombers now sit behind Elder for third in the GCL standings. LaSalle, who already led the GCL before tonight, got out to a 7 pin lead early on the Bombers, 900-893. Sophomore Jacob Toelke and Senior Zach Schott led the charge for the Lancers with scores of 234 and 214. For St. X, the top score at Western Bowl was once again Junior Zach Littelmann, who shot a 195. Elder was in striking distance after game 1, trailing the lead by only 70 pins with their 830 score. Senior Oliver Hand kept the Panthers in it, rolling a 192. Moeller found themselves 109 pins off the lead following their 791 total as a team. LaSalle had a huge game 2 in order to retain their advantage, as three bowlers shot 220+. Junior Johnny Solzsmon was first among his team with a 235, while Sophomore Jacob Toelke (467 series) and Senior Noah Kurtz followed up with 233 and 224. Elder bowled the highest game of the quad of 1,011, which was good enough to take second place from St. X. This was in large part to Senior Matthew Peterson who capped off a 427 series with an amazing 255. The Bombers improved from game 1 by 16 pins, but still fell to third despite the best efforts of Juniors Jared Tuerck’s 219 and Garrett Litzinger’s 204. The Crusaders found themselves more than 200 pins behind third place, making any comeback truly difficult. Leading into bakers: LaSalle had the lead with a score of 1,903, with Elder sitting 62 pins behind and St. X 101.
The Lancers got the better of the rest of the pack in bakers to finish in first, they totaled 872 (218 average) and had high games of 200 and 235. Elder extended their lead by 21 pins over the Bombers with a 830 bakers series while peaking at 254 and 222. With the top two teams bowling so well in bakers, there was only so much the Bombers could do. They put forward a 799, close to 200 pins per game, while starting the day with a 226 and ending the day on a 240. Moeller didn’t bowl very well in bakers either, so they finished behind 3rd by almost 500 pins. The final score of what will certainly shake up the GCL standings was: LaSalle 2775, Elder 2661, St. Xavier 2601, and Moeller 2123. LaSalle is now 12-3 in the GCL and second place is highly contested between 9-5 Elder and 9-6 St. X.
The Bombers see their next GCL action on Tuesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 26, both against Elder. Tuesday is 7pm at Brentwood Bowl and Thursday is 7pm at Western Bowl.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
In what would certainly be a long day, the Bombers traveled to Northwest Lanes to play in the Lancer Baker Bash. The field of 24 teams played 16 baker games in order to decide seeding in the 16 team bracket. St. X came out with strong start, averaging 210 in the first two games. The question was whether or not they could make that success go the distance. It didn’t look like in the next two games, as their average in those games was only 171. The team got back on course in games 5-8, as they averaged a 213 with their high game thus far being 244. Halfway through the baker marathon, the Bombers totaled 1,612 (201.5 average). Their average fell off a little bit in the next four games, mostly due to a 169 in Game 12, but an average near 200 still put them in line to make the cut. Tournaments often come down to what team can be consistent over a long period of time, and St. X did so by rolling a 238 in Game 16. After totaling 3,213 and finishing in 5th place, the Bombers stood only about 100 pins above the cut line. During games 1-16 the Bombers averaged 200.8.
The format for the bracket portion of the tournament was a best of 3, with the higher seed picking their starting lane. Since the Bombers had the higher seed over #12 Lebanon, they elected to start on the left lane. Interestingly enough, the Bombers fared better on the right lane, but still got past the Warriors 2 games to zero.
Team Game 1 Game 2 Total
#5 St. Xavier 191 244 435
#12 Lebanon 184 191 375
Next up for St. X was #13 Carroll, who had just taken out #4 Ross 2-0 in a tiebreaker: 211-190, 204-190, in the Round of 8. The Bombers had lane choice once again, and chose the left lane despite rolling a better score on the right lane last round. The Patriots bowled like anything but a #13 seed, as they averaged 210.5 on their way to eliminating the Bombers.
Team Game 1 Game 2 Total
#13 Carroll 227 194 421
#5 St. Xavier 158 168 326
Carroll would next face the Elder Panthers eliminating them from the tournament and faced Milford who eliminated LaSalle. Milford would go on to beat Carroll 2 games to 1.
The St. Xavier Varsity Bowling team went into Thursday night's GCL Quad #3 at Colerain Bowl looking to move up the GCL Standings. After falling to LaSalle twice head to head and once in a quad, it could be expected that LaSalle would best the Bombers again. With only two more quads in left in the season, tonight's quad had the potential to decide who would pull out in front in the crowded GCL standings.
In Game 1, the Bombers vastly improved from Tuesday, with junior Jared Tuerck tying his own school record with a 289. The other juniors stepped up as well for St. Xavier as Zach Littelmann and Garrett Litzinger rolled a 208 and 194, helping the team total 1,023. LaSalle found themselves in 2nd at their home lanes with a first game score of 900, with a high game of 247 by senior Noah Kurtz. They barely edged out Elder, who was 2 pins behind the Lancers at 898 who were led by senior Conner Brocker’s 215. Moeller brought up the rear with a total of 638. After the second game, all of the teams remained in the same order. The Bombers once again bowled the best game, this time a 945, with Tuerck finishing his 526 series (3rd best in school history) with a 237. After bowling a 199, Litzinger would finish with a 393 series. For LaSalle, Kurtz rolled a 257 to finish with a 504 series and led the team to a score of 917 in the 2nd game. The Panthers stayed in third with an 852 and saw the best score from junior Alex Clark with a 193. The Crusaders vastly improved from game 1 (799), but still found themselves in fourth despite senior Danny Arway’s 185. Heading into bakers, St. Xavier led with 1968 with LaSalle in 2nd with 1817. Elder stood in 3rd place with 1750 with Moeller in fourth with 1437.
The Bombers rolled well enough in bakers to retain a 151 pin lead, averaging 185 (740 total) while maxing out at an astounding 268. Although out-bowled by the Panthers in bakers, LaSalle managed to hold their small lead after averaging 178 (711 total). Despite bowling the best out of the four teams in bakers, Elder couldn’t do enough to climb the hill for second place (188 average). Moeller fell short once again, bowling only 667 in bakers and falling to 0-12 in the GCL on the year.
The Bombers pick up their first quad win of the season by with a total of 2708 while LaSalle scored a total of 2528 to finish 2-1 on the night. Elder finished the night 1-2 with a total of 2500, and Moeller finished 0-3 with a total of 2082.
The Bombers are now 10-6 overall and 7-4 in the GCL and hit the lanes next at Northwest Lanes on Saturday for the Lancer Baker Bash. They stand tied for 2nd in the GCL with Elder and are a 1.5 games back of LaSalle who is 9-3 in the GCL. The next GCL matchup will be at Brentwood Bowl on Tuesday, January 17 vs. Moeller at 7:00 pm.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
The Bowling Bombers rang in the new year at home with the 2nd of 4 GCL quads. They sat in third behind Elder and LaSalle after LaSalle’s victory against Moeller on December 15. A strong defense of their home lanes would solidify them as the second place team behind 5-0 Elder.
LaSalle looked to be the ones to take on Elder in the first game, as they took the lead early with a 983. A majority of the Lancers’ starting five posted scores over 200: 257, 211, and 202. The home squad wasn’t far behind, however, as St. X posted a 924 on the back of juniors Jared Tuerck and Garrett Litzinger who bowled 211 and 193. Elder fell to third place after rolling a 829, despite decent games from seniors Matthew Peterson and Oliver Hand of 185 and 180. The Crusaders brought up the rear to start off the quad with their 748 score. The Lancers would stay in command after bowling another great individual game of 961, with senior Zach Schott finishing his 513 series with a 256. Sophomore Tyler Williams stepped up his game to a 198. Elder overtook the Bombers with a team total of 1,017 for second place largely because of senior Connor Brocker’s 300, but St. X kept it close. Junior Jared Tuerck was key to that after rolling a 232 in the second game to finish off a 443 series and carry the Bombers to a 917. Moeller still found themselves at the bottom after rolling 844 in game 2, even after a great second game of 213 by Freshman Connor Holmes and 193 by Junior Sam Inman. Heading into bakers’ the score read: LaSalle 1944, Elder 1846, St. X 1841, Moeller 1592.
St. Xavier would retake the silver medal position with their stellar baker games, averaging 201.5 with scores of 223, 195, 184, and 204 (806 total). It wouldn't be enough for gold, however, as LaSalle held their lead with a baker total of 765 (191 average). Elder’s sub par baker games didn't help their cause, as a 171 average (685 total) just wasn't going to cut it for any more than third place overall. Unfortunately, one team always has to finish last, and that was the case for Moeller after their low baker games of 135, 146, 148, and 158 weren't enough to climb the hill. In the end, the score was LaSalle 2709, St. X 2647, Elder 2531, and Moeller 2179.
Elder and LaSalle are now tied at the top of the GCL standings at 6-2, with the Bombers sitting in third at 4-3 and Moeller riding the bottom at 0-9. The Bombers now sit at 6-5 overall and aren't far off of some more GCL action. LaSalle gets their chance to defend their home lanes (Colerain Bowl) on Tuesday, January 10 at 4pm with GCL Quad #3.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
Following a loss to Oak Hills on Thursday, the Bombers hoped to have better luck at Western Bowl on Sunday. This time, however, St. X had more problems ahead of them than just the Highlanders. At the Holiday Classic, they played in a field of 34 teams from 4 states, with each team bowling 3 individual games and 6 baker games. After coming in 3rd in this tournament last year, the expectations were anything but low heading into this one.
The Bombers started off by bowling their best individual team game of the year that put them in third place, with a total of 1,055 (50th best in team history). Sophomore Zach Saupe led the team with a 256 (70th best in team history), while Juniors Zach Littelmann and Garrett Litzinger also sported scores north of 200 (244 and 224). Unfortunately, some guys couldn’t keep their hot hand, as the team only scored a 972 in the second individual game. Zach Saupe continued to pull some strikes together, finishing his second game with a 235. Jared Tuerck was the Junior to step up this time around, as he rebounded from his first game with a 223. A lot of the team would struggle to keep their pace as the lane oil continued to brake down in the third game, but Garrett Litzinger cemented his run for All Tournament team, finishing his 3 game set with a 258 (50th best in team history) for a 665 series (18th best in team history). Litzinger would finish 3rd on the All Tournament Team. St. X’s total score of 2,975 would put them in third place behind Elder and Oak Hills at the start of bakers.
If the Bombers wanted to come home with something, they had to pass Elder and Oak Hills or hold on against White House (TN) for 3rd. White House trailed the Bombers by 59 pins. A less than 10 pin lead per game isn’t a comfortable one, especially against a team who is often capable of stringing strikes together when it matters most. The match-up was very close after the first two baker games, as St. X came out with scores of 179 and 214. The White House Blue Devils passed the Bombers after the two middle bakers with St. X rolling a 169 and a 159. Despite the Bombers' best efforts (168 and 215) they could not pass White House as the Blue Devils continued to bowl games in the 200s. The Bombers totaled 1,104 in bakers, averaging out to 184. The Bombers had to settle for 4th behind White House, 4,090 to 4,079. Oak Hills and Elder continued their stellar performances from last week at the Big Blue Challenge, as the Panthers finished in first with 4,361 and the Highlanders finished in second with 4,275.
The next action for the Bombers will be the first GCL quad of the season at Crossgate Lanes on Tuesday, December 13 at 4 PM. The next tournament for St. X is right around the corner as well, as the team travels to Beaver Vu Bowl for the Wright State Raider Challenge on Saturday, December 17 at noon.
- Jacob Russell ('18)
After suffering their first loss of the season to Butler, the Bombers headed to Game of Fairfield for the Big Blue Challenge. The field of 32 squads, included the reigning state champions Wayne and GCL rivals Elder and LaSalle. The tournament field rolled 3 individual and 6 baker games with total pin count deciding the champion. Expectations were high for the team, as last year’s squad came home with first place over Oak Hills and Miamisburg.
St. X looked like they were heading in that direction once again, as they were in 6th place after the first of three individual games. That game was a 940 total score for the Bombers, led by Junior Garrett Litzinger’s 224 and Junior Zach Littelmann’s 194. The Bombers peaked in the first game, as they had a hard time adjusting to the lanes as they broke down. In game 2, Zach Littelmann continued to contribute to the team, this time by the way of a 212 (557 series). Zach was a good name to have this game, as Sophomore Zach Saupe stepped up to a 191. With their total being only 901, St. X fell further back into the field. Fortunately, many other teams also had issues transitioning as the lanes dried up. In the third game, Sophomore Jeremy Roenker bowled his best of the day, a 222. Garrett Litzinger also stepped up this game, as he bowled a 182 to finish his 552 series. This low game of 879 dropped the Bombers to 10th place and a little over 300 pins off the lead before bakers, totaling 2,720. The top 3 heading into bakers were Wayne 3,088, Fairfield 2,925, and Mason 2,916.
Making up those 348 pins was going to be difficult, but it seemed even less likely after starting off with scores of 159 and 163. The Bombers made up for their past mistakes however, as they scored 222 and 240 in the two middle baker games. Despite finishing bakers on a low note, 148 and 189, St. X finished 7th among the field in bakers with a total of 1,121 (187 average). The three best teams in bakers were Wayne, 1,289, Elder 1,206, and Oak Hills 1,200. After getting first in both individuals and bakers, it looks like the reigning state champs (Wayne) will be formidable again this season after taking first place by a significant margin (4,377 total). Oak Hills and Elder rounded out the podium with total scores of 4,113 and 4,105.
After finishing ahead of GCL rival LaSalle (14th place finish) at the Big Blue Challenge, the Bombers prepare for their match-up at Brentwood Bowl on Tuesday, December 6 at 7PM in what will certainly be the most important match for the team thus far.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
St. Xavier Varsity Bowling looked to start the 2016-2017 season on the right foot with victories against Badin and Lakota East in a “tri-match”. The Bombers took care of business against these two squads last year, but a lot has changed for St. X after losing 7 seniors. With the lack of experience on the squad this year, a lot of playing time is up for grabs.
The first individual game was close at the top, as St. Xavier had a single digit lead on Lakota East, 902-897. After a lot of struggles in the bottom half of the starting five for the Bombers, the team looked to the top of the roster to step up when it mattered most and they did. Junior Zach Littelmann led the team with a 237 (410 series), with sophomore Jeremy Roenker and junior Garrett Litzinger rolling 200 and 192 respectively. The Thunderhawks of Lakota East were helped by Senior Jack Hayes (217) and Junior Joshua Kanull (206). Badin didn’t start off as well as the rest of the pack, as their team was led by a 155 score, with the team totaling 618.
The Thunderhawks stayed within striking distance of the Bombers, only letting St. Xavier add 16 pins to their lead. Hayes continued to bowl well in the 5th spot by completing his 422 series (205 in game 2). The Thunderhawks fell off from their previous game, lowering their team score to 807. A leader finally emerged for Badin, as Sophomore Mark Brugger led the Rams with a 203. Many more bowlers on the team also stepped up their game, adding up to a team score of 756. Garrett Litzinger stayed consistent in the second game, bowling another 192 for the Bombers. Freshman Jaxon Tuerck stepped up to the plate after not starting the first game, rolling a 190. Heading into bakers, the score read: St. Xavier 1,725, Lakota East 1,704, and Badin 1,374.
Badin fared well for themselves in Bakers, averaging 153 in the four games. Their team total of 1,986 just wasn't enough to get much on the leaderboard. The Bombers had to hold on to their small 21 pin lead if they wanted to start the season with a win at home. They dropped it in the first baker, falling short by 40 pins, 193 to 153. Lakota East kept the lead after the middle two bakers, only dropping their lead by two pins. Heading into the final baker, the score was Lakota East 2,319, St. X 2,202. The home team prevailed after a disappointing 136 in the final baker game by the Thunderhawks. The Bombers got what they needed and more after Garrett Litzinger threw what could be considered a “walk-off” turkey in the tenth frame of the final baker game, propelling them to a 177. It came down to the very end, but the final score was 2,379 to 2,355 when the dust settled. St. X now sits at a 2-0 record and look to continue being undefeated against Butler on Tuesday, November 29 at Brentwood Bowl at 4:30pm.
Full Stats here - http://gcls.gclsports.com/bwMatchStats.aspx?matchid=102729
- Jacob Russell ('18)
The St. Xavier Athletic Program is in good shape overall as the Bombers' teams put together another solid effort in 2015-2016 to reclaim the GCL South All Sports Trophy for the 5th consecutive season. St. Xavier finished the year with 68 total points which was seven points better than Elder's 61 points. LaSalle finished third with 57 points while Moeller finished fourth with 54 points. It was the largest margin of victory since 2010-2011 when Moeller won by seven points as well, the last year when St. Xavier did not win. The Bombers have claimed the trophy 9 out of the past 10 years.
The fall sports season saw two ties for first place between St. Xavier and Elder when both the Football teams and Soccer teams tied for the league championship with the Panthers. The Bombers completed the sweep of the fall sports when Cross Country and Golf both won their respective league titles.
St. Xavier captured the Swimming league title once again to kick off the winter sports season while Bowling finished in third place for the Bombers. Basketball and Wrestling stayed competivtive but ended up in fourth place to round out the winter season.
With St. Xavier leading Elder by only three points heading to the spring sports season, the Bombers had to put together a collectively great season. That they did as Tennis won their 49th straight league title while Volleyball shared the league title with Moeller and Elder. Baseball beat the Panthers 2 out of 3 in their season series to claim third place over Elder. The Track team wrapped up the season with a third place finish at the GCL Championship Meet.
The trophy will remain at St. Xavier HS for another year and the Bombers' teams will look to win it once again in 2016-2017 school year.
The Bowling Bombers took a lot of momentum to Districts at Beaver Vu after winning Sectionals at Colerain Bowl. In a field of 24, the top 5 would advance to the state finals. St. X found themselves in 13th place after a first game total of 957. Two seniors led the squad in the first game, as Ian Beck rolled a 248 and Chase Neville bowled a 221. Leading after game one was Wayne High School rolling an 1146 and Centerville rolling an 1142.
The high point of the day for the team would be in the second game, as the team improved to a 1,026. This was largely because of the three scores north of 200: Senior Matthew Molinsky rolled a 237, Sophomore Garrett Litzinger bowled a 210, and Ian Beck rolled a 206. After two games, the Bombers score was 1983 and had them sitting 10th with the 2 leaders Centerville and Wayne at 2146 and 2195.
Like many teams in the field, St. X fell off in the final individual game with an 842. Garrett Litzinger continued bowled well in the third game, putting up a 213 in the last game. Heading into bakers, the Bombers had a total of 2,485, which put them in 16th place and 328 pins out of 5th place which was held by Beavercreek.
Series scores for the Bombers were Ian Beck at 624 (35th best at Districts), Chase Neville at 593, and Garrett Litzinger at 576.
St. X totaled 1,050 (175 average) in the six baker games, which ranked 21st among other baker series in the field. Single game scores were 147, 195, 180, 183, 184, and 161. The Bombers finished 17th at Districts, 512 pins short of the cut, with a total day score of 3875 (184.5 avg).
The 5 teams that advanced to State were Miamisburg (4474, 213 avg), Sidney (4461, 212.4 avg), Springfield (4459, 212.3 avg), Centerville (4405, 209.8 avg), and Wayne (4387, 208.9 avg).
The 2015/16 season for the Bombers included the following highlights: 1st at the Big Blue Tournament, 3rd at the Holiday Classic, top 10 finishes at the Buckeye Classic and the Muskingum University tournament, 4 GCL all stars, and a sectional championship.
-Jacob Russell, Sophomore
On Tuesday, February 17, 2016, the Bombers won their 7th sectional title in 10 years. The road to 7 would find St. X sitting second behind Franklin (1,125) after rolling a 1,074 (28th best in team history) in the first game. Sophomore Jared Tuerck led the team with a 246, seniors Chase Neville and John Faisant helped the cause with their 234 and 226. Oak Hills sat in 3rd at 1026, and fellow GCL rival LaSalle sat fourth with a 946.
St. X rose to first place by staying consistent, by rolling a 1,077 (25th best in team history) in game 2. Neville took his turn in leading the team, bowling a 247 in game 2 with Beck improving to a 232, and Tuerck rolling a 209. Franklin High School slipped with a 963 and LaSalle moved into second with a 1098.
St. X retained their lead after the third game, as most of the field bowled their lowest scores. Faisant’s 215 and a pair of 202s by Beck and Neville lead the team’s 984. The Bowling Bombers would end regulation with a 3135. Franklin would move back into second with a 3040, LaSalle in 3rd with a 2951, and Oak Hills sitting 4th with a 2926.
Series scores for the Bowling Bombers were as follows: Chase Neville 683 (8th best in team history), Jared Tuerck 632 (41st), John Faisant 631 (43rd), Ian Beck 628 (47th), and Garrett Litzinger 561.
During baker games, the Bombers wouldn’t let off the accelerator as they rolled scores of 193, 213, 233, 213, 160, and 176 (1,188 total, 198 average). The Bowling Bombers would finish with a final score of 4323 (8 pins below the 2014 record of 4331). Franklin finished 2nd with a score of 4,146 , Anderson moved into the top 3 with 4,104, and LaSalle finished 4th. Across town in the other sectional at Crossgate Lanes, GCL-South rival Elder would walk off as winners.
The Bowling Bombers look to claim their first district title since 2009 at Beaver Vu Bowl in Beavercreek, Ohio on Thursday, February 25th
Winning at home against rival Moeller would put #8 St. X one step closer to the GCL title. The Class of 2016 hoped to put up big numbers in their final home GCL match of their careers. The 1,064 (35th highest in team history) in the first individual game was a start in the right direction, as four players bowled scores higher than 200. Seniors Ian Beck and John Faisant bowled 258 (49th highest in team history) and 210, sophomores Garrett Litzinger and Jared Tuerck bowled 215 and 203. Moeller wasn’t used to Brentwood Bowl’s new synthetic lanes, as they rolled an 844. Seniors Billy Gorczynski and David Schneider led the team with 193 and 192. The seniors stayed consistent in the second individual game, and led the team to a 945 total, as Ian Beck finished his 472 series (38th highest in team history) with a 214 and John Faisant finished his 416 series with a 206. Moeller improved from their previous mark with a 941. The Crusaders were led once again by Billy Gorczynski with a 231 (424 series) and David Schneider with a 194 (386 series). St. X had a 2,009 to 1,785 advantage going into bakers.
The Crusaders couldn’t bridge the gap in bakers after scores of: 179, 157, 204, and 179 (719 total, 179.75 average). The Bombers sealed the deal after baker scores of: 178, 191, 244 (45th best baker in team history), and 165 (778 total, 194.5 average). At final tally, St. X defeated Moeller 2,787 to 2,504. Varsity now sits at 16-4 (11-3 GCL) and look to the last GCL quad as they travel to Western Bowl to face off against #5 LaSalle, #7 Elder, and Moeller tonight at 7 PM.
The match to decide who will lead the GCL with only a few matches left in the season was bowled at Colerain Bowl Thursday night, as the #9 Bowling Bombers traveled to the #5 LaSalle Lancers . The home team used their advantage early, having four players with scores above 190. The Lancers rolled a 923 and led by Noah Kurtz with a 204, and Danny Reichwein with a 197. St. X needed a game to warm-up, as the team scored an 881. Despite this, high games for the Bombers were senior Ian Beck with a 182 and sophomore Garrett Litzinger with a 181. LaSalle stayed consistent, once again bowling a game 900+, Tevin Tolbert finished his 398 series with a 205 in the second game. Alex Bellman also finished a high series with a 196 (387 series) as the Lancers bowled a 939 in the second individual game. The Bombers stepped up to the plate in the second game, with the team rolling a 1,105 (10th highest game in school history) having four bowlers roll games north of 200. Senior Ian Beck rolled a 268 for the 19th best individual game in St X History (450 series-93rd best series in St X history), sophomore Garrett Litzinger rolled a 233 (414 series), senior Chase Neville bowled a 223, and sophomore Jared Tuerck with a 200. The away team had a 1,986 to 1,862 lead over LaSalle, with the GCL lead on the line.
St. X closed out the match with baker games of 178, 148, 212, and 182 (720 total, 180 average). LaSalle fell short in the match despite better baker games: 204, 185, 170, and 216 (775 total, 193.75 average). The Bombers took the GCL lead by the final score of 2,706 to 2,637. St. X now sits at the top of the GCL with a record of 14-4 (10-3 GCL) and will take the momentum to Crossgate Lanes on Friday January 29 to battle Sycamore before coming home to Brentwood Bowl against Moeller on Monday, February 1 at 7pm.
The Class of 2016 Bowling Bombers would soon say goodbye to Brentwood Bowl after facing the McNicholas Rockets on Senior Night. The end of an era wasn’t without a look into the past, as the 7 Seniors wore jerseys from the 2004 season. Senior Night got off to a good start for St. X as Matthew Molinsky and John Faisant each rolled a 205. These two scores were key during the first individual game, as the team totaled 915. McNicholas also had two bowlers with scores north of 200, Matthew Massie (214) and Charlie Phillips (203). The Rockets finished the first individual game to the tune of 775. The St. X Seniors continued to bowl well on their night, with the team rolling a 894, with the highest scores being Molinsky’s 194 (399 series), AJ Chaney’s 193 (371 series), and Faisant’s 189 (394 series). McNicholas stayed consistent, but unfortunately not with high enough scores, as the team bowled a 775, with high games once again being Massie’s 190 (404 series) and Phillips’ 182 (385 series). The Bombers had a 1,809 to 1,551 advantage heading into bakers.
St. X was inconsistent in bakers, but still managed to average 180 after scores of 212, 124, 220, and 164 (720 total). Any chance for the Rockets to spoil Senior Night ended after baker scores of 128, 154, 124, and 110 (516 total, 129 average). The Class of 2016 pulled out a win in their final home game by the score of 2,529 to 2,067. Varsity now sits at 13-4 (9-3 GCL) and sees their next action on the road against GCL rival LaSalle on Thursday, January 28, at Colerain Bowl at 4pm. The winner of that match will move into first place in the GCL South with a record of 10-3.
-Jacob Russell, Sophomore
The Bowling Bombers hoped to move up the GCL ranks after a win at Colerain Bowl. St. X found themselves in first place after the first individual game, scoring a 961. High games for the Bombers were Sophomore Jared Tuerck’s 229, Senior John Faisant’s 215, and a 203 by Senior Matt Molinksy. Elder was in a close second with a 954, with the high score for the Panthers being a 215. Moeller began the match in third after scoring an 884, with the high score for the Crusaders being a 193. LaSalle couldn’t get going early, scoring an 834, with the high score for the Lancers being a 200. The Bombers extended their lead with a 997 in the second individual game, led by Tuerck with a 228 (457 series, 75th best series in Bomber history) , Faisant’s 225 (440 series), and Molinksy’s 201 (404 series). Elder stayed in second place after rolling a 945, led by scores of 209 and 206. LaSalle overtook Moeller after rolling a 984, led by scores of 205 and 203. Moeller fell to fourth after rolling an 872, led by a score of 203. Heading into baker games, the scores read St. X 1,958, Elder 1,897, LaSalle 1,818, and Moeller 1,761.
The Bombers put the quad away with baker games of 202, 183, 221, and 173 (779 total). The Panthers finished the quad in second after rolling baker games of 169, 224, 158, and 196 (747 total). The Lancers settled for third after baker games of 218, 193, 157, and 162 (730 total). The Crusaders found themselves at the bottom after baker games of 159, 189, 169, and 216 (733 total). The final score of this season’s third GCL quad was St. X 2,737, Elder 2,644, LaSalle 2,548, and Moeller 2,494. Varsity now sits at 12-4 (9-3 GCL) and move on to play in the Pirate Challenge on Saturday, January 23 at Capri Lanes at 9am and Senior Night Monday January 25th at 5:30 at Brentwood Bowl.
-Sophomore Jacob Russell
The Bowling Bombers headed to Sunrise Strikes in Zanesville, OH to play in the Muskingum University Tournament. In the first individual game, St. X rolled a 760, led by Senior John Faisant with a 226 (540 series) and Sophomore Garrett Litzinger with a 145. The Bombers rebounded in the second individual game by scoring a 933. High scores for St. X included Senior Chase Neville’s 229 and Senior Matthew Molinsky’s 212. The Bombers remained inconsistent by rolling a 704 in the final individual game, led by Garrett Litzinger with a 159 (479 series) and Chase Neville with a 150 (521 series). Heading into the 6 baker games, St. X had a total of 2,397 and was in 11th place out of 17 teams.
The Bombers rolled the 4th best bakers in the field with scores of: 174, 201, 163, 166, 174, and 198, totaling 1,076. St. X had a total score of 3,473, which put them in 7th place. Unfortunately, only the top four teams made the cut. In the semifinals, #1 Maysville defeated #4 Zanesville, #2 Centerville defeated #3 Westerville Central. #2 Centerville defeated #1 Maysville in the final round. Varsity A has now hard tournament finishes of 1st, 3rd, and 7th twice. The Bombers still sit at 8-4 (6-3 GCL) and moves on to play at the third GCL quad of the year at Colerain Bowl on Thursday, January 21 at 4pm. St. X hopes to win their second GCL quad of the year after previously winning at Brentwood Bowl on December 15th.
-Sophomore Jacob Russell
The Bowling Bombers looked to stretch their win streak to 5 in a row this season with a GMC/GCL matchup against Lakota East at Mason Bowl. St. X took the lead first after a 1,024 in the first individual game, led by seniors John Faisant (267) and Matthew Molinsky (215, 400 series). Lakota East couldn’t keep up after scoring a 979 in the first individual game, led by Josh Knull (257) and Dan LaFres (197). The Bombers fell off from their first game by scoring a 958 in the second individual game. High scores for St. X were senior Ian Beck’s 218 (410 series), and a pair of 202 games by senior John Faisant (469 series) and sophomore Garrett Litzinger. The Thunderhawks took the lead after scoring a 1,015 in the second individual game. High scores for Lakota East were Dan LaFres with a 248 (447 series), Jay Hayes with a 236. The Bombers trailed the Thunderhawks by 12 pins, 1,994 to 1982, heading into bakers.
St. X closed the door on Lakota East with baker games of 196, 178, 211, and 171, totaling 756. The Thunderhawks lost their small lead after baker games of 170, 164, 158, and 186, totaling 678. The Bombers won the match after coming back in bakers by the final score of 2,738 to 2,672. The Bombers now sit at 9-4 (6-3 GCL) and move on to play in the Muskingum University High School Tournament at Sunrise Strikes in Zanesville, OH on Saturday, January 16 at noon.
-Sophomore Jacob Russell
The #4 Bowling Bombers looked to start out the new year strong against #3 Oak Hills at Western Bowl. Oak Hills took an early lead with a 955 in the first individual game, led by Alex Rieger with a 278 and CJ Martini with a 201. The Bombers started off slow with an 887 in the first individual game, led by Garrett Litzinger with a 213. The Highlanders fell off in the second game with an 897 in the second individual game, high games for Oak Hills were Alex Rieger’s 187 (467 series) and CJ Martini’s 184 (385 series). St. X took the lead after the second individual game with a score of 1,013. High games were 227 by Reed Valentino, 220 by Garrett Litzinger (433 series), and 219 by Jared Tuerck. The Bombers found themselves ahead by 48 pins.
The Bombers started off slow in bakers with a 171, but then recovered with games of 201, 224, and 199 totaling 795. The opposite could be said for the Highlanders, with baker games of 213, 198, 160, and 193. The Bombers closed all but 4 frames across the 4 baker games solidifying their victory. St. X got their first win vs Oak Hills in program history by the final score of 2,695 to 2,616. Varsity now sits at 8-4 (6-3 GCL) and moves on to play in the Buckeye High School Classic at HP Lanes in Columbus on Saturday, January 9 at 9am.
-Jacob Russell, Sophomore
The Bowling Bombers hosted the second GCL quad of the year at Brentwood Bowl on Tuesday Night. The Bombers, ranked 4th in the most recent coaches’ poll, trailed early to the #5 LaSalle Lancers, and #6 Elder Panthers 877 to 999 and 954 respectively. Senior Chase Neville rolled the only 200+ game for the Bombers with a 247. The Bombers cleared their bench in game 1 to keep the scores close.
After a lane change, the Bombers rolled a 1009 on the way to a 1,886 which helped cut into the lead of the Lancers, 2,002, and the Panthers, 1,899, with Moeller rolling a two game total of 1,726. Neville rolled a 216 to finish with a 463 series (63rd best two game series in X history), and Sophomore Jared Tuerck rolling a 376.
During first 3 bakers the Bombers rolled 206, 157, and 192 to cut the Lancer (160, 156, 181) lead to 68 pins, and the Panther (156, 209, 185) lead to 8. During the fourth baker, both Elder and X waited while their lanes broke down. Moeller rolled games of 158, 108, and 122 to finish with 2,265. During the 4th baker, LaSalle rolled a 157, leaving 3 opens in the first 7 frames to finish with a 2,656. Elder would roll 189 to finish at 2,638. The Bombers would roll a clean game striking in the 7th. 8th. 9th, and first two in the 10th to finish with a 232 for a total of 2,673.
The Bombers move to 5-3 in the GCL, 6-4 overall, while the Lancers suffer their first loss of the season and sit 7-1 and atop the GCL. Elder falls to 4-4 in the GCL (5-6 overall) and Moeller moves to 0-8 in the GCL (0-9 overall). The Bombers 17 pin win over LaSalle is the first time the Bombers have defeated the Lancers since January 10, 2013 and only the 9th win overall. The Bombers travel to Crossgate Lanes on Thursday, December 17th at 4 PM to roll against the Moeller Crusaders in the last match of 2015 before coming back in January.
The #7 Bowling Bombers looked to get their second GCL win against #9 Elder at Brentwood Bowl. Elder won the previous matchup during the first GCL quad (12/8 at Crossgate): 2,848 to 2,600. St. X started off with an impressive team score of 1,013. High scores for the Bombers were seniors Matthew Molinsky with a 230, Ian Beck with a 215, and Chase Neville with a 213. Elder didn’t start off as well with a team score of 881 in the first game, led by Danny Sullivan with a 224. The Bombers extended their lead with a team score of 989. High games for St. X were sophomore Garrett Litzinger with 235 (422 series), Beck with a 213 (428 series), and Molinsky with a 211 (441 series). Elder tried to come back with a team score of 967 in the second game, led by Oliver Hand with a 220. St. X had a 2,002 to 1,848 lead heading into bakers.
The Bombers extended their lead in the first two baker games: 189 to 164, 193 to 176. Elder was able to take the last two baker games: 176 to 170, 179 to 177. The baker totals for both teams were St. X with 729 and Elder with 695. Taking the last two bakers wasn’t enough for Elder as the St. Xavier Bombers defeated the Panthers by a final score of 2,731 to 2,543.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
The Varsity Bowling Bombers looked to continue their momentuem from Friday night's win over Elder at the Holiday Classic at SS Western Bowl on Saturday. The Bombers bowled a 953 in the first of three individual games, led by seniors Chase Neville with a 224 and Ian Beck with a 222. St. X improved to 1,000 in the second individual game, led by sophomore Garrett Litzinger with a 222 and senior Matthew Molinsky with a 192. Varsity A stayed consistent with a 995 in the final individual game, led by Garrett Litzinger with a 246 (635 series). St. X ended the first round in third place with a total score of 2,948. Heading into baker games, Varsity A trailed Centerville by 229 and White House High School (White House, TN) by 110.
The Bombers performed well in the first four baker games with scores of 179, 216, 164, 195, but found themselves in 4th place trailing 3rd place Oak Hills by 15. Games of 215 and 179 for a 1,148 total in bakers pushed the Bombers back in front of Oak Hills. St. X finished in 3rd place out of a field of 38 teams with a final score of 4,096. The Bombers finished behind Centerville (4,435) and White House (4,208). Varsity A sits at 3-4 (2-3 GCL) and hosts the second GCL quad of the season at Brentwood Bowl at 7pm on Tuesday, December 15.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
The Varsity Bowling Bombers hoped to use their momentum from the Big Blue Tournament to the first GCL quad of the season. After the first game, LaSalle had the lead with a team score of 1,115. Elder stood in second with a team score of 1,049. St. X and Moeller were the bottom half with team scores of 918 and 860. Highest game for each team was Jordan Reynolds with a 237 for LaSalle, Ethan Winkler with a 247 for Elder, Chase Neville with a 201 for St. X, and Augie Painter with a 196 for Moeller. Not much changed from the first to second game. The standings stayed the same, LaSalle with a 976 (2,091 in Round 1), Elder with a 977 (2,026 in Round 1), St. Xavier with a 959 (1,877 in Round 1), and Moeller with a 930 (1,790 in Round 1).
LaSalle clinched their victory with a 209 average in bakers, the Lancers rolled baker games of 193, 201, 187, and 256 (837 total). Elder performed well enough in bakers to secure second place in the quad. The Panthers rolled an average of 203 in bakers with scores of 208, 200, 209, and 205 (822 total). St. X had to settle for third place in the quad after bowling an average of 186 in bakers with scores of 149, 188, 216, and 170 (723 total). Moeller found themselves in last place after bowling a 173 average in bakers with scores of 164, 182, 148, and 182 (636 total). The final scores for the quad were: LaSalle 2,928, Elder 2,848, St. X 2,600, and Moeller 2,426. Varsity A is now 2-4 (1-3 GCL) and move on to face Elder at Brentwood Bowl on Friday, December 11 at 7pm.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
The Bowling Bombers Varsity team traveled to Fairfield Lanes to participate in the 13th Big Blue Challenge. St. Xavier started off well with a team score of 1,060, which put them in 3rd place behind Oak Hills and Anderson by 90 pins. High scores for the Bombers were senior Chase Neville with a 249 and senior Ian Beck with a 226. St. X stayed consistent with a team score of 1,031 in the second game, with a pair of 223's by sophomore Jared Tuerck and sophomore Garrett Litzinger. The Bombers jumped to second place with another impressive team score of 1,051. Oak Hills was in first place by 15 pins. Litzinger finished off his 695 series with a 267. Neville completed his 667 series with a 211. St. Xavier had an overall score of 3,142 heading into the bakers' games, trailing Oak Hills by 15 pins.
The Bombers would trail first place by 1 pin after putting up 197 and 168 in the first 2 baker games. St. X lost 27 pins to Oak Hills after a baker game of 195. The Bombers then moved into first place by 24 pins after their fourth and highest baker game of 246. The lead would be extended to 70 pins after a 223 and a final 228 baker game.
The Bombers captured first place by finishing with an overall score of 4,399. Oak Hills finished in second place with 4,329. Miamisburg took home third place with 4,217. The Bowling Bombers also put two bowlers into the All Tournament Team with Litzinger (695) securing the second spot and Neville securing the seventh spot (667).
The Bombers first place day included some of the best bowling in Bomber history. Here is where their accomplishments place them in the St X history books.
Garrett Litzinger, 267, 25th highest game
Garrett Litzinger, 695, 5th highest 3 game series
Chase Neville, 667, 14th highest 3 game series
Jared Tuerck, 649, 27th highest 3 game series
Ian Beck, 611, 71st highest 3 game series
1060, 37th highest team game
1051, 49th highest team game
1031, 68th highest team game
The Bombers look to take this momentum to the GCL Quad Match at Crossgate Lanes on Tuesday, December 8th at 4pm when they face off against Elder, LaSalle and Moeller.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
Ranked 10th in the most recent coaches' poll, the St. Xavier Bowling Bombers Varsity A team made their season debut at home in a tri-match against Butler and Wyoming on Monday Night. St. X would take an early lead with the help of Garrett Litzinger and Matthew Molinsky, bowling 201 and 203. Butler would be in second with a high game of 204 by Andrew Kapis (Junior) and a team score of 861. Wyoming would bowl a 724 with a high game of 182.
In the second game, Butler would take the lead from St. X with two impressive games of 243 by Noah Detrich (Sophomore) and a 224 by Kapis, totaling 986 as a team. St. X would fall off from their first game with a team score of 880, led by a 202 by Chase Neville. Wyoming would continue to struggle as they posted an 805 with a high game of 212. Heading into the baker games, Butler had a small lead (42 pins) over St. X for the top spot.
St. X was inconsistent in their 4 baker games with 181, 129, 176, and 127 (613 total). Butler would close the door on St. X with 4 great baker games of 191, 218, 179, and 182 (770 total). Wyoming would continue to struggle with baker games of 139, 147, 113, and 145 (544 total).
Butler (2-0) would take the top spot with an overall score of 2,617. St. X would settle for second with an overall score of 2,418. Wyoming (0-2) fell just 27 pins short of St. X with an overall score of 2,391. The Varsity A team now sits at 1-1 on the season and will move on to their GCL debut by hosting LaSalle (0-0) at Brentwood Bowl on Tuesday, December 1 at 7 PM.
-Jacob Russell ('18)
On Thursday, February 12, 2015, the Bowling Bombers traveled to Gilmore Bowl for the last match of the regular season against the Lakota West Firebirds.
In Game 1, the Bombers opened up with a 925 to set the pace for the rest of the day. High games in game 1 went to Freshman Jared Tuerck (214) and Junior Matt Molinksy (182). In Game 2, the Bombers pushed the lead farther with a St. Xavier Record by Jared Tuerck with a 289. Jared passes a number of former Bombers on the all time high list. The previous high single game of 279 was held by 3 individuals: Chris Weber (rolling it 4 times), Kevin Justice, and Jason Moore.
During the Bakers games, the Bombers rolled a 735 with an individual high of 196.
The Bombers cruised to victory 2532 to 1776.
The Bombers finish the season 9-16 (7-11 GCL) and 3rd in the GCL overall.
On Friday, January 30, 2014, the Bowling Bombers hosted the #5 Mason Comets at Brentwood Bowl for Senior Night.
The Bombers rolled an 852 first game trailing the Comets' score of 933. A 932 second game by the Bombers saw the Comets lead shrink to 45 (1829 - 1784). In the two game set, the Comets were paced by 4 210+ games. The Bombers high rollers were junior Chase Neville with a 201 (398 series) and senior Michael Rich with a 202 (347 series).
During the Bakers games, the Bombers rolled a 652 with an individual high of 190, while the Comets put up 750, with an individual game of 213. The Bombers rolled a 2436 for the match while Mason rolled a 2579.
The Bombers drop to 6-13 on the season and 5-8 in GCL play. St. Xavier will bowl in the final GCL Quad Match of the year against their GCL South rivals at Western Bowl on Tuesday, February 3rd starting at 6:00 pm.
On Monday, January 26, the Bowling Bombers traveled to Fairfield Lanes to make up the match against the Hamilton Big Blue.
Following the round of individual games, the Bombers trailed 1848 to 1763. The Bombers were paced by Nathan Shrum with a 223 and John Faisant with a 224.
During the Bakers games, the Bombers rolled a 782 while Hamilton recorded an 831.
The Bombers fell to the Big Blue 2679 to 2545.
GCL Quad Match
On Tuesday, January 27th, the Bombers traveled to Colerain Bowl to participate in the third of four GCL quad matches of the season.
The Bombers were led by Chase Nevile with a 220 (415 series) in game 1 and found themselves trailing #3 LaSalle by 234, #9 Elder by 141 and Moeller by 57.
In game 2, the Bowling Bombers threw a 956 led by Junior Ian Beck with a 209. The Bombers 2 game total of 1792 put them behind LaSalle's 2095 and Elder's 1997, but ahead of Moeller's 1761.
During the Bakers games, the Bombers rolled a 4 game set of 678 while LaSalle and Elder threw 799 and 757, respectively. LaSalle won the Quad with a 2894 total and improved to 14-1 on the season and 12-0 in the GCL. Elder rolled a 2754 which was good for second place and is now 9-6 on the season and 7-5 in the GCL. St. X finished in third place with a 2470, and Moeller finished in fourth place with a 2375 and is now 2-13 on the season and 0-12 in GCL play.
St. Xavier Bowling is now 6-11 overall and 5-7 in GCL play as they will travel to Colerain Bowl to take on the Lancers of LaSalle in a head to head match on Thursday, January 29th starting at 4:00 pm. The Bombers will then host Mason High School at Brentwood Bowl on Friday, January 30th for Senior Night starting at 6:00 pm.
by: Matthew Molinsky, '16
On Thursday, December 18, 2014, the 12th ranked Bowling Bombers took on the Moeller Crusaders at Crossgate Lanes.
The Bombers started off with an 898 first game but fell behind after Moeller's 916. In the second game the Bombers gained some ground, bowling a 1011, ending their 10 game individual total at 1909 and took the lead going into the Baker's games 1909-1756.
High games individually came from Jared Tuerck with a 220, Mike Rich with a 224 and Chase Neville with two solid games of 207 and 210 (top 20 in the GCL for series).
In the baker portion of the event, the Bowling Bombers solidified their victory by posting a 4 game total of 741(high game 214) for a total of 2650 while the Crusaders posted a 725 total in Baker's games for a final score of 2481. The Bombers improve to 4-5 in GCL play to keep third place, one game behind Elder for second, and 5-5 overall.
The Bombers travel to Fairfield Lanes on Tuesday January 6th to take on 7-1 Hamilton.