Brother Martin bowler Drew Gardner sets prep series record

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The state records continue to fall in New Orleans high school club bowling league action.

The latest record came Wednesday at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner when Brother Martin sophomore Drew Gardner rolled the highest-ever three-game series by a Louisiana prep bowler. Gardner had an 815 on games of 279-279-257. His 558 for the first two games also set a state prep record.

In April, Gardner capped off a successful freshman season by helping the Crusaders claim their third team state championship in four years. A day later, he finished second in the singles event.

His score Wednesday is the fourth 800 series recorded in Louisiana high school competition at AMF, joining former Holy Rosary standout Alex Dupuy (twice) and St. Augustine’s Jordan Hunter.

It’s the third state high school record of the month at AMF. Gardner’s Crusader teammates, seniors Cody Schaffer and Hunter Dunn, rolled perfect 300 games just minutes apart on Oct. 3, while Bonnabel junior Alahna DeGruy set single-game and two-game records two weeks ago.

High school bowling records for each state are tracked by the U.S. High School Bowling Foundation.

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