Bowling: Rummel grabs key victory over Patrick Taylor; Chapelle, Holy Cross, Kenner Discovery win
Entering Monday, Archbishop Rummel sat at No. 27 in the unofficial LHSAA boys bowling power ratings, one spot ahead of its Monday afternoon opponent, Patrick Taylor.
The Raiders likely assured themselves of a berth in the 32-team boys playoff field with a 15½-11½ victory over the Tigers in the regular season finale for both teams at Westside Lanes in Harvey.
Rummel fired a season-best 3,720 series, including a 1,321 middle game, with four different Raiders rolling 600 series. Andrew Gennaro led the way with a 650 series on games of 234-203-213, while Matthew Fletcher had a 642 (231-206-205). Ben Mayer had a 634 set and Hayden Cantillo a 629 for Rummel (8-4).
Preston Jones was solid in the anchor spot for Patrick Taylor (7-5), rolling games of 222-217-215 for a 654 series.
Archbishop Chapelle 24, Cabrini 3: The Chipmunks closed out a third consecutive undefeated regular season with a victory over the Crescents at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.
Madalyn Haas closed with a 258 game for a 617 series to lead Chapelle (12-0), who moved back to No. 1 in the girls unofficial power rankings earlier Monday. Marissa Rinderle had an opening-game 244 for the Chipmunks, who rolled a 3,166 team series.
Jaiden DeGeorge led Cabrini (5-5-1), who came into Monday just outside the 16-team playoff field at No. 17 in the power rankings, with a 485 series.
Holy Cross 23, Crescent City Christian 4: The Tigers defeated the Pioneers at AMF.
Holy Cross (7-4) was led by Bryce O’Quain, who rolled a 219 middle game as part of a 582 series.
Crescent City (2-9) got a 470 series from Sebastian Decote.
Holy Cross, which entered Monday at No. 37 in the unofficial power rankings, closes out the regular season Tuesday against Brother Martin at Colonial Lanes.
Kenner Discovery 19, East Jefferson 8: The Swamp Owls swept the final game to break open a close match and defeat the Warriors at AMF.
The teams were tied 8-8 after two games with East Jefferson holding an eight-pin edge in total pins.
Kenner Discovery (2-9), led by Victor Cortes’ 149 from the anchor spot, swept all six individual matches in the final game.
C.J. Piper’s 163 middle game led East Jefferson (0-11).
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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;…