Eagles bowl to 6th at state


The Columbia High School boys bowling team completed its best season in program history by placing sixth overall at this weekend’s IHSA state tournament played at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon.

The Eagles, who advanced to state after winning regional and sectional championships, posted a 205.2 per game average over the two-day state tourney.
Columbia was led by Seth Harris with a 214.5 average (19th place) over 12 games and Jacob Amos with a 209 average.

“Numerous times, the team made a move toward the top three but just couldn’t seem to find that little push to put them there,” Columbia head bowling coach Keith Jeffery said.

Making its third straight state appearance, Columbia finished Friday’s preliminary round in seventh place. Nathan Bostick led Columbia on Friday with a six-game total of 1,328 (221.3 average).

Also bowling at state on Friday were Waterloo’s Ryan O’Guin and Gibault’s Josh Hugger. O’Guin finished in 93rd place on Friday with a 192.3 average. Hugger placed 115th with a 165 average. Neither advanced to Saturday’s final…>>>

Read more in the January 30, 2019, issue.

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