Bowling: Brother Martin closes out unbeaten regular season with win over Rummel

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Defending state bowling champion Brother Martin completed a third consecutive unbeaten regular season Thursday with a 25-2 victory over Archbishop Rummel at Bowlmor AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.

The Crusaders (12-0) will begin defense of their state title March 21 in the regional tournament at AMF. The bi-regional tournament is March 29 and the state finals are April 8, both at All Star Lanes in Baton Rouge.

Jonathan Fernandez got Brother Martin going early with a 254 in the first game. He finished with a team-best 693 series. Max Oertling had a 226 final game for the Crusaders.

Alex Blanco led the Raiders (2-8) with a 563 series.

In other boys matches Thursday at AMF, Archbishop Shaw defeated St. Augustine 24.5-2.5, Jesuit took a 20-7 victory over Holy Cross and Holy Rosary topped Bonnabel 17-10.

In Shaw’s victory, Matthew Collins had a 692 series and Cadence Chesterman a 691. The Eagles (11-1) finished with a 3,455 team series.

Adam Francis’ 210 game and 553 series led Jesuit (6-4) against Holy Cross.

Holy Rosary (4-7) trailed 9-7 entering the third game before rallying to win seven of eight points in the final game, plus the three-point bonus for total pins.

Alex Dupuy had a 732 series – a high for any individual this season – on games of 258, 236 and 238.

At Bowling USA in Slidell, first-year program Salmen completed the regular season at 7-3 with an 18-9 victory over Chalmette.

Brandon Nguyen led the Spartans with a 665 series, including games of 249 and 248, as Salmen built an 8-0 lead after the first game and never looked back. Jack Stogner led the Owls with a 622.

In girls action at AMF, Cabrini swept through the first two games and took a 25-2 victory over Bonnabel. The Crescents are 8-2, one game ahead of Academy of Our Lady in the area standings.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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