Boys/Co-Ed Bowling: Jesuit gets shutout; Destrehan claims first win
Jesuit continued its early season roll with a 27-0 shutout of St. Augustine in boys/co-ed bowling action Thursday at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.
The Blue Jays (2-0) have won 53 out of a possible 54 points this season.
All eight available Jesuit bowlers were in action for at least two games. Joseph Anderson led the Jays with a 574 series, including a 210 opening game. Jonathan Cho opened with a 211.
The short-handed Purple Knights were led in their opener by Diego Bagneris’ final-game 150.
Jesuit faces Brother Martin Monday at Colonial Lanes in a key early-season matchup.
Destrehan 16, Kenner Discovery 11: The Wildcats claimed their first-ever win, defeating the Swamp Owls at AMF.
Logan Cannon led Destrehan with a consistent 581 series on games of 186-197-198. Beau Senior had a 526 series and Bailey Ecroyd a 518 for the winners.
Jad Massassati closed with a 171 for a 406 series to lead Kenner Discovery.
Holy Cross 22, John Ehret 5: The Tigers got a season-opening victory over the Patriots at AMF.
Cody Miller led Holy Cross with a 522 series that included a 212 final game.
Christopher Nguyen’s 194 middle game keyed a 482 series to lead John Ehret, which was making its varsity debut.
St. Therese 21, East Jefferson 6: Also at AMF, the Phoenix opened its season by defeating the Warriors.
St. Therese claimed six of a possible eight points in each game and the three-point bonus for total pins.
Logan LeJeune led the Phoenix with a 494 series and Jonathan Mendez had a 475 set. Cornelius Piper’s 449 paced East Jefferson (0-2).
Crescent City Christian 22½, De La Salle 4½: The Pioneers improved to 2-0 with a win over the Cavaliers at AMF.
Chaz Emery led Crescent City with a 601 series on games of 202-192-207.
Brandt Haynes paced De La Salle, another of the six newcomers in the metro area to LHSAA bowling, with a 481 series.
Patrick Taylor 21, Belle Chasse 6: At Westside Lanes, the Tigers defeated the Cardinals, who were making their high school bowling debut.
Beckham Lieu had an opening game 202 as part of a 551 series to lead Patrick Taylor (1-1). Reese Elwood closed with a 212 for a 526 set, while Jayden Ho finished with a 200 game for a 511 series.
Belle Chasse’s Bryce Shepherd had a match-best 560 series, including a 217 finale. Nigel Taylor finished with a 229 as part of a 540 set.
Slidell 24, Hahnville 3: In a matchup of Tigers at Colonial Lanes, Slidell won for the second time in as many days.
Slidell got a 549 series and 223 final game from Michael Broussard, a 540 from Hunter Mullen and a 507 from Cameron Lackey.
Tyron Martin’s final game 133 claimed one of the three Hahnville points.
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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;…