The local high school bowling program concluded its season last Sunday at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland. The program has been a club sport but will become a varsity sport this fall.
The winner of the boys' division this year was Lexington Catholic, which defeated Paul Laurence Dunbar in a best-of-five baker games match. Catholic took the first game 177-158 and the second 193-164, Dunbar took the third 145-139 and the fourth 157-130, and Catholic won the rubber match 192-163.
On the girls' side, Bryan Station won for the fourth year in a row. West Jessamine finished second.
The Bryan Station and Lafayette girls' teams qualified for the regional on March 5-6 at Eastland, as did the Lexington Catholic, Dunbar, Bryan Station and Bluegrass United boys' teams.
Ben Pallardy of Lexington Catholic recorded a 192 average, the highest average among boys, and Crystal Land of Bryan Station had a 158, tops for the girls. Both were named to the all-conference teams, as were:
Girls: Amanda Pugh and Kasey Underwood, Lafayette; Courtney Burton and Danielle Smith, West Jessamine; Cari Crowe, Tates Creek; and Embry Jacobs, Henry Clay.
Boys: Dustin Stapleton, West Jessamine; Kyle Gillespie, Lafayette; Parth Parekh and Hayes Barton, Dunbar; Chester Hukle, East Jessamine; and Peter Ervin, Bluegrass United.