2017-05-17 / Walled Lake Central

Viking bowlers win 2017 district championship

BY DAVE WALCZYK
STAFF WRITER

The Walled Lake Central boys bowling team, coached by Bill Creech, had quite the season this year.
The Walled Lake Central boys bowling team were champions of the Lakeland Invitational Tournament, finished third in the L’Anse Creuse North Baker’s Dozen Tournament, won the district championship, placed sixth in the regional tournament, and finished fourth in Oakland County. The Walled Lake Central boys bowling team were champions of the Lakeland Invitational Tournament, finished third in the L’Anse Creuse North Baker’s Dozen Tournament, won the district championship, placed sixth in the regional tournament, and finished fourth in Oakland County.

The Vikings were champions of the Lakeland Invitational Tournament, finished third in the L’Anse Creuse North Baker’s Dozen Tournament, won the district championship, placed sixth in the regional tourney and finished fourth in Oakland County. Most impressively, the Vikings qualified for match play in every tournament that they participated in this season.

Central bowlers put up a team scratch score of 1,288, which is the fifth all time high-score in the state. The Vikings also had the highest team average in the KLAA with a 201.32 mark, and the highest team series of the season in the KLAA with a 2272. The Vikings’ baker average was also an impressive 198.6.

Leading Central was senior Philip Bugelli (225.88), sophomores Jake McDole (211.09) and Nick Casagrande (207.77), senior Carson Scheer (200.90), and sophomores John McDole (192.70) and Reid Oblak (184.47.)

Leading the Vikings in high games and high series this season were Casagrande (290/509), Scheer (267/512) and Bugelli (278/509.) Other high games were rolled by Oblak (278), Jake McDole (255) and John McDole (259.)

Creech spoke of the Vikings’ strong season, saying, “I am very proud of the kids for their dedication to the sport and how well they did this year as a team. I think with a strong core returning next season, we have the chance to be just as strong and continue the great bowling tradition at Central.”

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