March 8, 2014
COLUMBUS — According to the OHSAA.org website, Xenia freshman bowler Evan Adkins rolled a 248-278-170 — 696 series to finish second overall at the Division I boys state high school bowling championships, Saturday, at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.
Four of the top five finishing individual bowlers hailed from the Southwest District. Two freshmen claimed the top-2 individual spots in the finishing order: Clayton Northmont’s Steve Kocher earned top honors with a 709 series, followed by Adkins’ 696.
Beavercreek senior Ben Thomas was the Beavers’ top bowler. He finished 18th in the 142-person field with a 612 series.
The Beavercreek boys team finished fourth overall, the highest finish among the Southwest District schools. Wapakoneta won the overall team title over Olmsted Falls in the Championship round final.
Xenia coach Robert Rose or Beavercreek coach Joe Sumner could not be reached for comment.
(This is an abbreviated story. We hope to provide more in-depth coverage of the bowling championships in Tuesday’s newspapers.)