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Potters advance to district

DOVER — East Liverpool and Minerva’s boys bowling teams punched their ticket to the next round after strong performances on Friday at the Div. II sectional tournament at Boulevard Lanes.

The Potters finished as the runner up with a 4,006 score and Minerva was third with a 3,987 score. Indian Valley won the team title with a 2,253 total score. The top three teams and top three individuals not on a qualifying team earned berths in the district tournament set for 11 a.m. on Feb. 21 at Sunrise Strikes in Zanesville.

Paxton Grimes was fifth to lead the Potters with a total score of 643. Alfred Todd was eighth with a 627. Nathan Kelly was 12th with a 602. Logan Simms was 15th with a 562.

For Minerva, Cameron Mayle led the way with a fourth-place finish (645). Ahdyn Lautzenheiser was seventh (635). Sam Snyder was 13th with a 598.

Beaver Local finished eighth (3,208).

Individual qualifiers were sectional champ Braden Nussbaum of Tusky Central Catholic (708), Mailey McGinnis of Tusky Central Catholic (639) and Clayton Burky of Garaway (608).

The top team and top individual not on a qualifying team will advance to the state bowling tournament set for Feb. 28-29 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus.