Troy girls bowling team earns state berth; McMullen district champion, Schiml finishes seventh


BEAVERCREEK — The Troy girls bowling team had a lot to celebrate Thursday at the Division I district tournament at Beaver-Vu Lanes.

After a one-year absence, Troy finished second at the district tournament to earn a berth in the state tournament at Wayne Webb Lanes.

In the individual competition, Kayleigh McMullen was district champion and Kylie Schiml finished seventh overall.

Troy and Fairborn battled for the top two spots in the team competition all day, with Fairborn winning with 4,150 pins to Troy’s 4,034.

McMullen led the Trojans with games of 230, 245 and 213 for a 688 series, while Schiml had games of 212, 184 and 218 for a 614 series.

McMullen’s total was 17 pins ahead of Wilmington freshman Kylie Fisher, who finished second.

Morgan Shilt rolled games of 206, 191 and 159 for a 556 series and Kiandra Smith had games of 177, 211 and 164 for a 552 series.

Aiyana Godwin added games of 165, 160 and 200 for a 525 series.

Troy had games of 990, 991 and 954 for a 2,935 total to take a 14-pin lead to the baker games.

The Trojans increased the lead to 74 pins wit ha 252 baker game to start to Fairborn’s 192.

But, the Skyhawks responded with 245, 230 in the next two games to Troy’s 145 and 167 to open a sizeable lead.

The Trojans rallied in the fourth baker game with a 223 to Fairborn’s 146 to close to within 12 pins.

But, Fairborn finished with games of 202 and 214 to Troy’s 157 and 155 to hold on for the title.

The state tournament will be contested next Saturday.

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