Boys Bowling: Patrick Taylor edges Shaw; Brother Martin, Jesuit pitch shutouts
In a highly competitive match featuring good scores from both teams, Patrick Taylor defeated Archbishop Shaw 15-12 Monday at Westside Lanes in Harvey.
The Tigers and Eagles were tied 8-8 after two games, with Patrick Taylor holding a 61-pin edge in total pins. Preston Jones’ 257 game from the anchor position led Patrick Taylor in game three, helping the Tigers claim four of six individual matches and hold on to the total pins edge, which proved to be the difference in the match.
Patrick Taylor had with a 3,320 team series to Shaw’s 3,264.
Jones finished with a 662 series and claimed three points, while Sam Imseis rolled a 555 for the winners. Andrew Hill, bowling in the No. 2 slot for Shaw, had a 237 final game to close out a 618 series, while Garrett Alello turned in a 569 series that included a 200 opening game.
Brother Martin 27, Crescent City Christian 0: At AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner, the Crusaders fired a 3,454 team series in blanking the Pioneers.
Top returnee Drew Gardner had games of 229 and 257 to pace Brother Martin, which won its 48th consecutive match over the last four seasons.
Jacob Vangilder averaged 215 for two games, including a 236 middle game, while Ethan Porta (211) and Carson Sheehan (204) also averaged above 200 for the day.
Sabastian Decote led Crescent City with a 437 series.
Jesuit 27, Kenner Discovery 0: Also at AMF, The Blue Jays had a 3,469 team series in opening their season with a shutout of the Swamp Owls.
Ben Hunn had a 662 series on games of 218-206-238 and Luke Wood rolled a consistent 616 set with games of 206-206-204 to pace Jesuit.
Gary Sims averaged 209 for two games for the winners, while Collin Pearce fired a 245 final game.
James Kennedy led Kenner Discovery with a 501 series.
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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;…