Columbus bound!

The Carrollton boys bowling team, shown here with the district runner-up plaque, will compete in the state tournament this Friday at Columbus.

NEW PHILADELPHIA – It’s on to Columbus for the Carrollton High School boys bowling team.

The Warriors placed second at last Saturday’s Division II district bowling championships at Wabash Lanes in New Philadelphia.

Carrollton finished 26 pins behind Claymont with a score of 4,324, while the Mustangs compiled a score of 4,350.

This is the second time the Warriors will be making the trip to Wayne Webb’s Lanes in Columbus The first time was 2010-11 season.

Carrollton finished with an overall record of 13-5, 11-1 in the Stark County High School Bowling Conference American League and 8-0 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference.

“We are very excited to be making our second-ever trip to the State Bowling tournament to represent Carrollton High School,” said Coach Dave Davis. “Our first goal each year is to win our conference and this year the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. Our second goal was to advance to the state tournament.

“With an outstanding group of seniors and some key underclassmen, this year we were able to achieve both goals.”

Zac Roberts led the Warriors with a 697, while Mark Grimm finished with a 670 and Sam Natcher added a 628.

In regular season, the Warriors hosted a pair of make-up matches with the Marlington Dukes last Wednesday at Carroll Lanes.

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