Unbeatens Oviedo, Winter Park lead bowling champs; Bishop Moore golfers in the hunt at state tourney

Buddy Collings, Orlando Sentinel

This report will include Wednesday girls volleyball region finals later tonight. ...

Oviedo’s defending state champion girls bowling team kept its two-year unbeaten streak going while winning Monday’s District 7 tournament championship.

And the Lions boys squad followed up with its own victory on Tuesday at the Oviedo Bowling Center.

Winter Park’s girls also remained unbeaten by winning the District 8 tournament.

East River’s boys and Boone’s girls won District 9 titles.

Oviedo’s girls qualifying round total of 2,589 was only third best behind Hagerty (2,734) and Lake Howell (2,689) but the Lions excelled in the afternoon Baker System playoffs with victories vs. Lake Howell 3-0, Lyman 3-0 and Hagerty 3-1.

Oviedo senior Brendan Carney bowled games of 220, 211 and 234 to win the individual title with a 664 total.

Hagerty, as the district runner-up, will join Oviedo at the FHSAA state tournament, which will be played next Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 3-5, at Orlando’s Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center.

Oviedo’s girls led their qualifying competition with a 2,462 team total for three games and then swept through 3-0 victories vs. Hagerty, Lake Brantley and Crooms Academy.

Crooms lost its first round Baker match against Lake Brantley 3-2 but bounced back to beat the Patriots to take second place and secure a state berth.

Oviedo senior Jacqueline Gonzalez won the individual district title by rolling games of 202, 190 and 231 for a 623 total. Maggie Adams of Crooms was the runner-up at 613. She was followed by Lake Mary’s Sierra Poole (525) and Oviedo’s Justina Nielson (510).

Winter Park’s girls topped runner-up Apopka by a 2,546 to 2,518 margin in morning qualifying and then secured their championship by winning Baker System matches against Circle Christian 3-2, Apopka 3-2 and Apopka again in the final, 3-1.

Circle Christian senior Macy Barber, last year’s girls state runner-up, was the individual medalist with an outstanding 698 mark for three games.

East River won all three of its boys best-of-three Baker system matches, including a 3-2 comeback win over Timber Creek for its championship. The Wolves won the first two games before East River rallied.

Timber Creek’s Lucas Elmer was the individual district champ with a 675 series. His teammate, Jayden Bauder, was second at 644 followed by Gabriel Anderson of East River at 627 and University’s Justyn Duran at 622.NOTE OUT LAST SENTENCE

The Wolves topped boys qualifying with a 3,040 total, followed by East River (2,780), Celebration (2,735) and Boone (2,722).

Boone led the girls qualifying with a 2,405 total and maintained that momentum in Baker format victories. The Braves beat district runner-up Timber Creek twice in tight 3-2 matches.

Payton Vogel of Cypress Creek was the girls individual winner with a 611 score. She was followed by Lacey Reid (601) of Boone, Janiyah Richardson (564) of Jones and East River’s Isabella Pohl (555).

The Daytona Beach Seabreeze boys posted a 2,659 qualifying score on their way to winning the District 3 tournament at Ormond Lanes.

This article was first published at OrlandoSentinel.com. Varsity Content Editor Buddy Collings can be reached by email at bcollings@orlandosentinel.com

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