Storm Youth Championships puts bowling spotlight on Louisiana this weekend

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One of the nation’s top youth bowling events heads to All Star Lanes in Baton Rouge this weekend.

The Storm Youth Championships puts youth bowlers through three difficult sport shots over a 15-game weekend event.

The popular event sold out in minutes when entries opened in January.

More than 20 percent of the 186-bowler field is from Louisiana, a number that may have been higher had not the event been scheduled adjacent to the early rounds of the Louisiana high school playoffs, which begin Monday in Houma.

Olivia Bares and Alexandra Young of Archbishop Chapelle, Blake Caire and Anthony Linker of Archbishop Rummel, Hunter Mullen of Slidell, Beau Senior of Destrehan and seventh-grader Alyssa Hunn will represent the New Orleans area.

The full field of Louisiana entrants is as follows:

U18 Girls: Olivia Bares, Jolie Boudreaux, Gracie Dawson, Emily Hymel, Sydney Lee, Layla Legendre, Brianna Macaluso, Paris Mendones, Allison Olivia, Maddisen Rook, Jordan Wingerter, Ashtyn Yoches

U18 Boys: Mason Ballard, Brian Bass Jr., Jack Christman, Price Metzger, Hunter Mullen, Brady Null, Grant Pendergraft, Chuck Rawls, Beau Senior, Seth Smith, Landen Sullivan, Preston West, Royce Wheat, Brenden Williams

U15 Girls: Parker Blanchard, Caroline Engeron, Addison Legendre, Molly Milligan, Grace Populus, Alexandra Young

U15 Boys: Aiden Bergeron, Blake Caire, Anthony Linker

U12 Girls: Alyssa Hunn

U12 Boys: Max Dawson, Mason Jurado, Evan Morrison

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Lenny Vangilder


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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