Central Lafourche’s Domangue, Hammond’s Hauck win state bowling singles titles
BATON ROUGE – Their teams were eliminated from the state playoffs last week, but on Tuesday, Central Lafourche’s Connor Domangue and Hammond’s Jayden Hauck earned individual state championships.
Domangue, who ended the regular season with the state’s 12th highest average at 210, had a 994 total for four games to win the boys title, while Hauck – who bowls on Hammond’s co-ed team – rolled a 906 series to dominate the girls division.
Domangue rolled games of 264, 226, 246 and 258 to overtake Jesuit’s Luke Wood for the title.
Wood, who was Jesuit’s No. 4 bowler for much of the season, had a 982 on games of 235-258-235-254. Wood had completed his series before Domangue struck on his final five shots to move to the top spot.
Saul Theriot of Vandebilt Catholic was third with a 968 series, including games of 283 and 267.
A pair of bowlers from state champion Brother Martin rounded out the top five. Carson Colletti, who held the three-game lead, was fourth with a 948 series, while Ricky Carmona was fifth at 940.
Hauck rolled games of 247, 231, 228 and 200 in dominating the girls field. Her series was 70 pins ahead of second-place Jordan Wingerter of St. Joseph’s Academy, who had a 255 second game as part of an 836 series.
The top New Orleans region finisher was Laney Sasso of Academy of Our Lady, who closed with games of 256 and 237 for an 828 series.
Three other locals finished in the top 10: Madalyn Haas of state champion Archbishop Chapelle was fifth with a 787 series, and Taylor Hunn of Mount Carmel finished sixth at 777 and Jaiden DeGeorge of Cabrini was ninth with a 747.
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;…