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Kelly 24th at nationals

DAYTON — East Liverpool’s Nathan Kelly finished 24th out of 213 boys bowlers at the U.S. High School Bowling National Championship on Sunday.

Kelly had a four-game series of 856 (209-252-213-182) at Poelkng Lanes South.

Also for East Liverpool, Logan Simms was 45th with a 798 (218-225-163-192), Paxton Grimes tied for 89th with a 739 (174-199-161-205), Gavin Maze tied for 115th with a 712 (132-160-243-177) and Anthony DeMarco tied for 159th with a 654 (157-185-166-145).

The boys individual winner was Carter Krachey of Sun Prairie (Wisconsin) with a four-game series of 956 (233-233-212-278).

The 213-bowler field averaged 179.54 per game.

The East Liverpool boys bowling team finished 29th out of 34 teams on Saturday.

The Potters had a score of 3,018 pins in the qualifying round, short of the 3,318 pins needed to advance to the round of 16 in the event.

East Liverpool qualified for the national tournament by virtue of 10th-place finish at the Ohio Division II state tournament earlier this year.

Centerville Elks — who finished sixth in the Ohio Division I state tournament — won the national championship by topping the Viking Lane Indians (Iowa) in the fourth survivor round.

Centerville shot 658 (with baker games of 249-238-171), while Viking Lanes had 613 (198-161-254).

This is the fourth year the event has been hosted by the U.S. High School Bowling Foundation.

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