Brother Martin’s Gardner rolls second career perfect game Saturday

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On the heels of a spectacular month of April, Brother Martin senior bowler Drew Gardner achieved perfection for the second time in his young career Saturday.

Gardner rolled a 300 game in the Saturday Juniors league at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner. He flirted with what would have been his third career 800 series before finishing with a 789.

Last month, Gardner led the Crusaders to an unprecedented fifth state championship, averaging 227 for 14 games in the postseason. He also finished fourth in the U18 division of the statewide Pepsi Championships and was awarded the Lanson Chien Memorial Youth Scholarship for accomplishments on and off the lanes.

Gardner, who will graduate from Brother Martin later this month, is the third Crusader to achieve perfection in the last five weeks.

On April 24, junior Carson Colletti rolled his first career 300.

Three weeks earlier, freshman Jacob Vangilder had his first career perfect game as part of an 815 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;…

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