The Struthers High School Bowling teams travelled to the Columbus Square Bowling Palace in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 23, to start their 2019 season by competing in the 16th Ohio High School Invitational Kickoff Tournament, hosted by Westerville South High School. Thirty-two Boys team and 28 Girls teams faced off in what is billed as the “best versus the best”, the “largest 1 day all-varsity high school tournament in the nation”.
The Cats started off with a 798, featuring a game high 184 by Sean Lane. In game 2, the Cats rolled a 838, led by Johnny Morris’ 186. Game 3 saw the Cats post a 884, paced by Jared Medvec’s 182. The boy’s total 2520 tally notched them a 25th place position as they entered Bakers. In Bakers, Cats rolled 189 and 128. They finished the day in 27th place. On the day, the Cats were led by Sean Lane 549 (184, 184, 181), followed by Johnny Morris 525 (166, 186, 173), then Hayden Kazee 492 (146, 175, 171). Jared Medvec rolled a 465 (127, 156, 182). Nick Peskor added a 177, and Brandon Fulytar tallied a 175. The tournament team that travelled to Columbus also included Kolten Blough, and Brennan Baber, who both saw action in the Baker rounds.