The Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs boys bowling team made their Division II State Tournament debut Friday afternoon, finishing in 15th place in a field of 16 teams.

The Mustangs — who were conference, sectional and district champions this season — bowled three regular games and three Baker games at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Friday.

In the first game, the Mustangs bowled a score of 829, followed by a game two score of 812 and game three score of 779 for a 2,420 score before the Baker games. After the first game, they were in 12th place, followed by being in 13th place at the end of game two and in 15th place when game three ended.



Then came the Baker games, where LC had a strong effort in the first Baker game at 255, the highest total of the first round of Baker games. In the second and third Baker games, the Mustangs had scores of 164 and 163, respectively, for a Baker total (three games) of 582 and their final overall total of 3,002.

The Mustangs finished just 154 pins back of being in the Top 8, which teams needed to be in to reach the final state bracket.

Winning the Division II State Championship was St. Henry, followed in second place by St. Paris Graham Local. The individual Division II state champion was Cortland Lakeview junior Seth Dunn with a total of 703, having scores of 277, 211 and 215.

Individually for the LC Mustangs, their highest finisher was senior Noah Fenner in 21st place. He totaled a 576 score where he had games of 223, 189 and 164. Last week, Fenner was the individual district champion.

Next for the Mustangs was senior Eli Hollingsworth in 45th place overall with a final score of 526. The senior had games of 194, 171 and 161. Also this season, Hollingsworth was the Southern Hills Athletic Conference individual champion.

Lynchburg-Clay’s third-highest total came from sophomore Jonah Fenner at 482, as he totaled games of 169, 180 and 133 for a 65th-place spot.

In 75th place overall was senior Braydon Sellman, who totaled a score of 461. Sellman had game scores of 135, 158 and 168.

Also bowling for the Mustangs were sophomore Kaleb Thomas, who bowled one game (game three) with a score of 153, and junior Nathan Burns bowled one game as well (game one) with a score of 108.