Boys Bowling: Brother Martin remains unbeaten; Rummel, Holy Cross, Jesuit win
The magic number is 1 for a sixth straight perfect boys bowling regular season for the Brother Martin Crusaders.
The defending state champions topped Salmen 25-2 Thursday at Colonial Lanes in Harahan.
Crusaders coach Bruce Himbert went to his bench frequently, with all 10 bowlers on his match roster seeing action and only Will Oertling bowling all three games. Oertling delivered in a big way with a 694 series on games of 238-225-231.
Cody Schaffer and Hunter Dunn had identical 218 averages for their two games of action for Brother Martin (11-0).
Cameron Kelch led Pearl River’s co-ed team (5-5) with a 522 series.
After a break for Mardi Gras, Brother Martin closes out its regular season March 11 at home against Holy Cross.
Archbishop Rummel 22, Bonnabel 5: At AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner, the Raiders got a consistently solid effort from the bottom of their lineup to defeat the Bruins.
Ruben Gendron paced Rummel (8-3) with a 609 series, including a 247 opening game. Quin Cadella had a 602 set, Josh Bares a 590 and Luke Hightower a 567.
Alahna DeGruy, the top bowler on Bonnabel’s co-ed roster, led the Bruins (6-5) with a 630 series on games of 211-207-212.
Holy Cross 24, Salmen 3: Also at AMF, the Tigers used all 10 bowlers on their roster in a victory over the Spartans.
Logan Puissegur led Holy Cross (7-3) with a 622 series, while Bryan Arena fired a 246 second game as part of a 588 series.
Xander Walter paced Salmen with a 399 series. The Spartans ended their season at 1-11.
Jesuit 26, Crescent City Christian 1: In another match at AMF, the Blue Jays got a 694 series from Ben Hunn in defeating the Pioneers.
Hunn had games of 237-210-247 to lead the way for Jesuit (10-1). Luke Wood had a 597 series for the Blue Jays, while Sebastian Ducote paced Crescent City (3-8) with a 446 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;…