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The Alley Cats Win the Sectional Tournament by Over 700 Pins

By Saint Ignatius Athletics, 02/20/24, 3:15PM EST


The Saint Ignatius Bowling Team seized a decisive victory in the Division I Sectional Tournament to advance to Districts.

OAKWOOD, OH - The competition was hosted at Roseland Lanes in Oakwood Village, and the Wildcats triumphed over 16 opposing schools with a first-place finish and a total pinfall of 4224. Their performance was particularly noteworthy, as the Wildcats not only clinched the top spot but also posted a remarkable 714-pin lead over the runner-up team.

The Wildcats' strategic process was evident, as they secured the win in a format encompassing three regular play games and six bakers. The team's determination earned them the sectional title and a ticket to the next leg of the tournament. 

"This was the first step in our three-step process to finish the season by making it to the State Tournament and making program history," Head Bowling Coach Jim Viets explains. It was a sentiment echoed by assistant coach Chris Nagy, who marked the completion of round one by stating, "Moving onto Districts. Looking forward to next week."

Senior Hayden Voth was a standout performer for the Wildcats, bowling a high series of 654, adding to the team's winning formula. Furthermore, the team received a boost from Sophomore Colin Robinson and Freshman Cooper Wilson, highlighting the depth and talent present within the  Wildcat lineup.

The Wildcats' journey continues after their striking success in the sectional tournament. Their next challenge looms on the horizon at the District Tournament, which is set to take place on Feb. 25 at the Rebman Rec Center in Lorain. With spirits high and history-making aspirations in mind, the Wildcats are geared up to face their opponents in the upcoming fixtures to pave their way to the state tournament.

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