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Vikings Win Fifth Consecutive Mid-State League Buckeye-Cardinal Division Championship


The Vikings Bowling team won their 5th consecutive Mid-State League Buckeye-Cardinal Division Championship on Saturday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. Sam Rodgers, who was named 1st Team All-MSL, led the Vikings with a 567 series. 

The Vikings opened the tournament with a 907-team game, and then an 881-team game. After making key adjustments, the Vikings rebounded with a 967-team game in Game 3. 

After a slow start in the 3 Baker games, the Vikings erupted for a 233 in Game 3, headed into the Best-of-3 Baker Bracket with Hamilton Township. The Rangers led the field all day, pacing the field by over 300 pins after qualifying. 

In Game 1 of the bracket, the Vikings defeated the Rangers 204-157. In Game 2, the Vikings boys were able to pull away and defeat the Rangers 202-179, to win the bracket and secure the championship. 

All season long, the team has been under the leadership of Coach Erik Fischer. Coach Fischer has done an outstanding job of getting the boys to play together, and make crucial adjustments. Coach Fischer, who was on the 2012 MSL Championship team, is able to use his playing experience as a tool of wisdom for the team. 

There were many Vikings who secured All-MSL Honors:

1st Team

Sam Rodgers 

2nd Team

Zavier Gest

Jullian Cunningham

Lukas Dunbar 

The Vikings will return to action at the COHSBC Roll-Off on February 11 at 1:30 PM at Holiday Lanes. 

Stats: http://cohsbc.com/bwMatchStats.aspx?matchid=249636 

MSL Stats: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HFu9VBRAzAIJsP6bnRcifJsEtab8sxN0Qt08bJD2BeU/edit?usp=sharing 

Teays Valley
Sam Rodgers224196147567189.0
Zavier Gest189180195564188.0
Jullian Cunningham161162234557185.7
Lukas Dunbar190163188541180.3
Jacob McDonald180203383191.5
Justin Tackett143143143.0
REGULAR GAMES TOTAL9078819672755918.3


The Lady Vikings continued their season of growth on Saturday at the MSL Tournament. After two strong team games to start off the tournament, the Lady Vikings slipped up in Game 3, falling to only a 583 game. 

Despite the strong efforts in the Baker Games, the Lady Vikings were unable to overcome the deficit, finishing only 9 pins out of the cut from the Bracket, behind MSL Runner-Up Logan Elm. 

The Lady Vikings were led by 1st Team All-MSL player Kenna Barnes. Barnes, who is a Sophomore and team captain, shot a 440 series on the day. Freshman Gretchen Stachler finished 2nd Team All-MSL, shooting a 422 series. Junior Loralai Kinzy and Freshman Vivian Hankins were each Honorable Mention All-MSL with a 367 and 322, respectively, series. 

Coach Leah Deaner has been an integral part of the growth of the Lady Vikings this season. Coach Deaner, who bowled at SCAD-Atlanta, has tremendous attention to detail with the team and is able to make crucial adjustments with each of the players. She is also a role model and relates extremely well to each player.

The Lady Vikings had numerous All-MSL recipients: 

1st Team

Kenna Barnes

2nd Team

Gretchen Stachler 

Honorable Mention

Loralai Kinzy

Vivian Hankins 

The Lady Vikings have a lull in their schedule until the next time they play in action. The team will travel to Scenic Lanes on Monday, February 20 to play the Logan Chieftains. The Vikings and Chieftains are future OCC-Buckeye foes. The team will then play in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament on February 22. 

Stats: http://cohsbc.com/bwMatchStats.aspx?matchid=249646 

MSL Stats: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HFu9VBRAzAIJsP6bnRcifJsEtab8sxN0Qt08bJD2BeU/edit?usp=sharing 

Teays Valley
Kenna Barnes146157137440146.7
Gretchen Stachler150152120422140.7
Loralai Kinzy114116137367122.3
Vivian Hankins131110111352117.3
Emma Cremeans12299221110.5
Haley Fout787878.0
REGULAR GAMES TOTAL6636345831880626.7