Boys Bowling: Patrick Taylor remains unbeaten, Brother Martin and PJP grab wins
Patrick Taylor entered the Mardi Gras break as the lone unbeaten boys bowling team in the New Orleans area. The Tigers remained unblemished Monday in convincing fashion, defeating Crescent City Christian 26-1 at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.
Patrick Taylor (4-0) used an 1,184 middle game to key a 3,055 team series.
In that second game, Samuel Imseis (230), Jacob King (245) and Preston Jones (234) combined to give the Tigers a 709 on the right-hand pair. Riley Ovalle had a 234 opening game for the winners.
Chaz Emery’s 204 opening game produced the only point for the Pioneers (0-4).
Up next for the Tigers is their toughest test to date – a matchup with 3-1 Jesuit Thursday at AMF.
Brother Martin 24, St. Amant 3: The Crusaders turned in a 3,768 series – the highest by an area team this season – in dispatching the Gators at Premier Lanes in Gonzales.
Returning to the site of its first defeat in 50 matches two weeks ago, Brother Martin (5-1) turned in team games of 1,282, 1,281 and 1,205 while using all 10 bowlers on its active roster.
Senior Drew Gardner led the way with an area-best 759 series on games of 246-268-245. Ricky Carmona opened with a 220 as part of a 628 series. Four other Crusaders – Ethan Porta, Dylan McDonald, Carson Colletti and Andre Hoyuela – also averaged better than 200 on the day.
Jacob Duhen led St. Amant (1-1) with a 546 series, including a 202 middle game.
East Ascension 19, Archbishop Shaw 8: Also in Gonzales, the Spartans’ co-ed team started fast and held off the Eagles.
East Ascension (2-1) led 7-1 after the first game and 13-3 after two before Shaw (2-4) took five of eight points in the final game.
Hannah Grather led the Spartans with a 555 series, including a 202 final game. Kale Smith opened with a 213 and had a 552 set.
Shaw’s Andrew Hill led all bowlers with a 592 series, including a 223 middle game, while Jonathan Arena had a 225 second game as part of a 565 series.
Pope John Paul II 21, Kenner Discovery 6: The Jaguars jumped to a 13-3 lead after two games in scoring their first victory of the season, defeating the Swamp Owls at AMF.
Anthony Pham had games of 194 and 179 to lead the early push by PJP (1-4).
Victor Cortes led Kenner Discovery (0-4) with a 425 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;…