Bowling: Patrick Taylor takes battle of unbeatens; Brother Martin, Jesuit, Cabrini win
Losses by Brother Martin and Jesuit on Monday left Patrick Taylor and Holy Cross as the last two unbeaten boys bowling schools in the New Orleans area.
After Thursday, it’s Patrick Taylor alone at the top after the Tigers from Avondale defeated the other unbeaten Tigers 21-6 at Westside Lanes in Harvey.
Patrick Taylor (3-0) fired a 3,311 team series and captured seven of eight points in the opening and closing games. Jacob King had a 661 series on games of 226-211-224,
Pierceson Carter had a 546 series and won three matches to capture half of the points for Holy Cross (2-1).
Brother Martin 27, Kenner Discovery 0: The Crusaders, who had a 49-match winning streak snapped Monday by Catholic High, rolled a season-best 3,593 team series in blanking the Swamp Owls at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.
Drew Gardner had a 687 series on games of 236-204-247 and Carson Sheehan fired a 653 (202-235-216) to pace Brother Martin (4-1). Darren Martino had a 243 middle game and Dylan McDonald finished with a 233 for the Crusaders.
Victor Cortes had a 393 series to pace Kenner Discovery (0-3).
Jesuit 25, Pope John Paul II 2: The Blue Jays bounced back from only their second loss in the last two seasons by knocking off the Jaguars at AMF.
None of the 10 Blue Jays in the lineup bowled all three games. Ben Hunn had games of 235 and 234 from his anchor position as Jesuit finished with a 3,311 team series. Luke Wood had a 221 opening game while William Carpenter closed with a 234 for the Blue Jays (3-1).
Anthony Pham had a 459 series to lead Pope John Paul II (0-4).
Cabrini 16, Mount Carmel 11: The Crescents rallied in the final game to defeat the Cubs at AMF.
Cabrini (2-1-1) trailed 10-6 and had a 96-pin deficit in total pins going into game three, but led by Jaiden DeGeorge’s 199 game, the Crescents not only claimed seven of eight points in the final game, but flipped the “super total” to their advantage.
DeGeorge had a 489 series to lead Cabrini. Mount Carmel (1-4) was led by Taylor Hunn’s 493 set.
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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;…