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Nordonia boys bowling finishes sixth at state tournament

by Michael Leonard | Sports Editor Published: March 11, 2017 9:29 PM

Nordonia boys bowling finished again among the state's elite March 11 at the Division I state bowling tournament at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.

Nordonia finished sixth in the state after losing in the first rould of the elimination bracket to eventual state runner-up Wapakoneta, losing three straight Baker games.

In the qualifying round, Nordonia qualified for the finals by taking fifth place with 3,565 pins.

The Knights opened with a 945 score of in game one, rolled a 1,005 in game two and a 1,050 in game three, placing them fourth with 3,009 pins heading into the three Baker games.

Nordonia slipped one place after rolling a 556 (227-172-157) in the Baker games, as they finished 10 pins behind Wapakoneta in the qualifying rounds.

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Individually, senior Phil Toth close his high school career with a first-team All-Ohio finish. Toth finished fifth in the individual standings with a 682 series (197-217-268).

Fellow senior Conner Novak just missed earning All-Ohio honors, tying for 16th place with a 635 series (207-237-191).

Nordonia also got a 614 series (187-214-213) from senior Nolan Postolka and a 605 series (181-214-210) from junior Preston Keglovich.


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