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Brossart bowlers worked as team By Adam Turer

ALEXANDRIA — Bishop Brossart High School’s bowling team wrapped up its 2013-2014 season at the Region 5 tournament on Jan. 28 and 29 at Super Bowl Bellewood in Newport. This year, the Mustangs bowled together as a team, rather than as a collection of individual bowlers from the same school. “They bowled really well and what is more important was that they supported and encouraged each other,” said coach Jim Klump. “We made strides in becoming a team instead of individual bowlers.” At the regional tournament, freshman Sam Fleissner led the Mustangs. He rolled a total of 582 in the first three games to advance to the individual semifinals. He finished seventh in the Region, with a five game total of 911. The top four finishers advanced to a stepladder tournament to decide the regional champion. Joe Heim placed 13th with a three game total of 526, missing the semifinals by just 21 points. Aaron Ruschman and Wes Holden rounded out the scoring for the boys team. The boys team earned the No. 4 seed in the region, but lost to fifthseed Highlands in the opening round of team play. Still, it was an improvement on last season, when the boys earned the seventh seed in the region before losing in the opening round. “I felt like we did great at regionals,” Fleissner said. “Although we fell short, we fought hard.” On the girls side, Allison Steelman led the way for Brossart. She placed 16th with a three game total of 437. Lauren Sendelbach and Madison Prodoehl averaged a three-digit score. Monica Murray finished just shy of that mark, scoring a total of 294 in her three games. The girls team was also seeded fourth, and was also upset in the opening round of the team tournament. The girls were knocked off by Simon Kenton. Overall, it was a good season for the Mustangs that could have turned out even better. “We lost so many games this year by a few pins,” said Klump. “If we would have made just one or two more spares in those games, they would be wins instead of losses.” The Mustangs graduate six seniors, but have plenty of talent returning. For underclassmen like Fleissner, the solid showing in 2014 raises the bar for 2015. Their sights are set on advancing beyond the regional tournament next season.

Dustin Turner of Campbell County, top, pinned Matt Klear of Covington Catholic at the KHSAA Region 6 wrestling meet Feb. 15 at Conner High School. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Camels repeat as regional wrestling champs By James Weber

Campbell County High School dominated competition at the Region 6 championships, which concluded Feb. 16 at Conner High School. The Camels scored 249.5 points to repeat as regional champion and will send 11 wrestlers to the state meet, which is Feb. 21-22 in Alltech Arena in Lexington. The Camels will look to make another run at the state team title. Campbell won it all in 2012 and finished second in

Eli Mathews of Campbell County, top, pinned Alex McBride of Covington Catholic at the KHSAA Region 6 wrestling meet Feb. 15 at Conner High School. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

By James Weber


Eli Mathews won at 182, beating Braden Jones of Boone County 12-2 in the final. Mathews is 32-10. He had a pin and a 14-9 decision in the tournament. Junior Austin Myers remained undefeated for the season by rolling to the championship at 220. He beat Tucker Mueller of Simon Kenton in the final with a first-period pin. He won his first two matches by quick pins, one in 30 seconds and another in only 10 seconds. Myers is 41-0. Runner-ups were Brad Krebs at 113, Stephen Mag-

gard at 132, Dustin Turner at 170 and Nicholas Sinclair at 285. Brett Graziani finished third at 195. Finishing fourth were Bryan Holden at 120 and Bryan Spahr at 126. Newport had four state qualifiers and finished seventh in the team competition. Jacob Brett finished second to Sean Fausz at 138. Brett, a senior, is 35-12 entering the state tournament. Drevon Jones finished third at 106 and Gage Jones was third at 182. Deric Applegate finished fourth at 285.

Deric Applegate of Newport, left, beat Joe Marino of Covington Catholic at 285. The KHSAA Region 6 wrestling meet began Feb. 15 at Conner High School in Hebron.JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Locals fare well in state bowling

Allison Steelman led Bishop Brossart girls bowlers this year.

2013. Freshman Brady Wells won the regional championship at 106 pounds with a 9-2 win over Scott’s Tyler Holub in the final. Wells is 35-8 for the season. He won two matches by fall in the tournament and had an 18-1 win in the first round. Senior Sean Fausz won the title at138 with a pin over Newport’s Jacob Brett in the final. He won all four of his matches by pin in a total of 5 minutes, 54 seconds. He takes a 45-2 record into the state meet, where he hopes to repeat as a state champion.

The KHSAA state bowling tournament took place Feb. 1314 at Collins Eastland Lanes in Lexington. Campbell County fell to Highlands in a rematch of the Region 5 team final. Highlands prevailed in five games in the first round of the match-play final, which was best-of-five in the Baker format. The Baker system is five teammates alternating frames so each bowler rolls two frames in one 10frame game. Highlands beat Campbell 214-187,193-181,16211,177-178,240-182. The Camels were 11th seed after quali-

fying, and the Bluebirds sixth. In the girls team tournament, the Camels were the fifth seed after qualifying, then fell to the 12th seed Bryan Station, who was bowling near its campus. Bryan Station beat the Camels 3-0, 170-149,177145,203-145, and reached the state finals where it fell in five games to Pleasure Ridge Park. In singles, Harris bowled a 550 to finish 25th. In the girls singles tournament, Allison McGlasson finished 24th with a 495 series for three games. Dayton’s Elizabeth Masminster finished 14th in the girls singles tournament. She shot a 541 (187-168-186) in her first state tournament appearance.

Campbell County bowlers celebrate a strike. The KHSAA state team bowling championships were Feb. 14 at Collins Eastland Lanes in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Kara Henry finished 32nd with a 404. The Newport girls team fell to Bryan Station in the quarterfinals 3-2, 123-181,199164,166-119, 151-159,157-133 .

The Wildcats were the 13th seed in qualifying and beat No. 4 seed Louisville Mercy in the first round, 3-1, 171-181,182175,191-152,157-148.

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