Seven hills’ wilson ends as dii ohio runner-up; di state starts friday west la college schedule

The division II state bowling championship marked the end of a remarkable career for wilson and the end of an era for her family. Audrey’s coach is her mother, robin. Last year, the duo enjoyed the journey to state which audrey finished in second place. This year, in her final meet, wilson repeated the feat, again finishing as state runner-up.

“there’s been a lot of tears. We had our senior night. I was pretty much a wreck that night,” said stingers coach robin wilson. “when she rolled her last ball, we just held each other, sobbing. It was emotional. She finished with five strikes in a row. It was so exciting to watch.”

While she fell just short of her goal of a state championship, rolling a three-game total of 629 to lima bath bowler bryana twining’s 684, wilson was satisfied with her performance.Division state

in many ways she felt it validated her second-place finish as a junior.

“it was nice to get there two years in a row. It’s made me feel good that I remained constant,” she said. “it was still a little upsetting that I came this close again and was right there, but I feel better than if I had come in first one year and then not placed the next year.

“I’m completely fine with it. Me, personally, I feel like it’s pretty impressive to get it two years in a row. I improved each year throughout high school.”

Wilson plans on bowling collegiately, but has not yet made her college decision. With another offseason upon them, the wilson clan will continue their friendly competition on the lanes. They survived the stressful and emotional weekend together and are excited about what the future holds.Division state tournament

“the entire week was kind of scary because I was over-thinking a little. People would expect me to do well because I came in second last year. When I got there, I kept it pretty calm and just bowled one ball at a time,” said audrey. “my parents help me out a lot, especially helping me calm down. It was really good to have my mom as my coach. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to help me other than my parents.”

The other local qualifiers for the division II state tournament were hamilton badin seniors jared berger, who rolled 477 at state (67th), and stephanie O’neil, who rolled a 538 at state (19th). Berger bowled a 663 to place third at districts and O’neil bowled a 562 at districts to place eighth.

Division I held its district meets this weekend. The oak hills boys were the only group to advance as a team.High school the highlanders will joined by a group of local individuals who qualified, including a pair of district champions.

Kings sophomore eric middlekamp rolled a 731 en route to claiming the boys championship. Northwest junior sophia fischer rolled a 726 to claim the girls title.

The division I state tournament will be held on march 9 and 10 at wayne webb’s columbus bowl. Other local qualifiers include sycamore junior paige weitz, lebanon senior delaney brun, and mercy sophomore ali breig.

When fischer’s friend weitz shared her score with her, it started to sink in that fischer had a chance at qualifying for her first state appearance.

“the past few years I went there, I didn’t perform as well as I did during the season,” said fischer. “having supportive people there pushed me forward to reach that goal.Division state once I found my target, I was able to consistently hit it every time.”

Her experience leading the knights, who have dominated the southwest ohio conference, and competing as an individual in offseason tournaments helped prepare fischer for this moment. The district tournament was her best performance to date and she hopes that it’s just the beginning.

“it makes me really excited that in the future people will know that I was the first one. It means a lot,” he said. “I told everyone that my goal for junior year would be to make it to state. To me, it was just easy. At some points it got harder, but the vibe I got from my teammates kept me in a good mood and it just kept me going. That was the best I’ve bowled this year.”

As a sophomore at glen este, dunigan was the eastern cincinnati conference bowler of the year.Division state tournament now, he gets to be the first bowler to compete at state for the new high school.