Boys/Co-Ed Bowling: Ehret gets playoff berth; Brother Martin, Jesuit, Shaw all finish 11-1
In its first year of LHSAA bowling competition, John Ehret is headed to the postseason.
The Patriots clinched a playoff berth with a 21-6 victory Thursday over Destrehan at Colonial Lanes in Harahan.
John Ehret (7-5) entered Thursday at No. 35 in the unofficial LHSAA power rankings, but the win over the Wildcats will bump the Patriots inside the top 32.
Ehret won six of eight points in each game, using its depth to sweep the matches on the left pair.
Matthew Nguyen led the Patriots with a 537 series. Beau Senior led Destrehan (5-7) with a 639 series on games of 213-200-226.
Brother Martin 22, Archbishop Rummel 5: The Crusaders will take a 10-match winning streak into their state title defense after ending the regular season with a victory over the Raiders at Colonial.
Brother Martin (11-1), which entered Thursday at fourth in the power rankings but is expected to move up to second, jumped to a 7-1 lead in the opening game and extended it to 13-3 after two. The Crusaders had a 3,467 team series.
Jacob Vangilder led the Crusaders with a 636 series and Kade Chatelain had a 601.
Matthew Fletcher led Rummel (8-4), which entered Thursday at No. 25 in the power rankings, with a 645 series.
Jesuit 24, Holy Cross 3: The Blue Jays wrapped up a top eight seed and an 11-1 regular season with a win over the Tigers at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.
Jesuit had a 3,397 team series, including a 1,212 opening game.
On the Blue Jays’ senior day, seniors Ethan Benoit, Preston Roark, William Adams and William Carpenter bowled all three games. Carpenter had a team-high 646 series, including a 247 middle game, while Roark opened with a 243 en route to a 639 series.
Gabe Lucroy claimed two of the three individual wins and had a 554 series to lead Holy Cross (7-5), which is squarely on the postseason bubble.
Jesuit entered the day at No. 9 in the power rankings, but is expected to climb one or two spots. Holy Cross came in ranked 30th.
Archbishop Shaw 24, De La Salle 3: The Eagles closed out the regular season at 11-1 with a senior day victory over the Cavaliers at Westside Lanes in Harvey.
Shaw, which was fifth in the power rankings prior to Thursday’s matches, got 200 games from six different bowlers as all 10 active members of the roster saw action.
Jonathan Arena’s 243 and Alex Gaitan’s 235 paced the Eagles in the middle game, while Zachary Richoux’s 231 and John Paul Bui’s 213 were tops in the final game.
Amelia Haynes’ middle game 234 keyed a 550 series to lead De La Salle, which finished 1-10.
Belle Chasse 18½, Kenner Discovery 8½: The Cardinals closed the season with a win over the Swamp Owls at Westside.
Kenner Discovery (7-5) led 4½-3½ after the first game, but Belle Chasse (6-6) took six of eight points in each of the final two games.
Bryce Shepherd led the Cardinals with a 558 series. Kaare Smith had games of 201 and 204 as part of a 557 set to pace the Swamp Owls.
East Jefferson 17, Hahnville 10: The Warriors defeated the Tigers in the season finale for both at Colonial.
C.J. Piper had a 203 opening game as part of a 532 series to lead East Jefferson (2-10).
Tyron Martin’s opening game 142 was the best of the day for Hahnville (1-11).
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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;…