BEAVERCREEK — Versailles boys bowler Michael Davidson, the defending individual state champion, won an individual district championship last week.
“After last year, one of Michael’s goal this year was to do everything he could to help the team qualify for the OHSAA state bowling championships,” Versailles bowling coach Doug Davidson said. “He told me it was awesome to win districts and state last year as an individual, but it would be much better if they could do it as a team.”
Well, the goal came to life as he repeated his district gold as the individual champion and helped the team win districts and qualify to the state championships. He rolled a 268, 234 and 215 for a nice 717 series.
Freshman Alex Groff also was named to the Southwest District all-tournament team by rolling a 616 series. His games were 205, 219 and 192.
“It was cool to see Michael repeat as the individual champ, but seeing Alex earn his spot to the all-tournament team was pretty emotional for me,” coach Davidson said. “We made a lot of changes to his game this year, and he was like a sponge all season. The ironic thing is he rolled a 104 in practice on Wednesday. I just tried to keep his mood light during that game. I told him a bad practice before a big match is a good thing. This kid has worked his tail off this year and has helped the team in a big way.”
The all-tournament team consisted of Michael Davidson (Versailles) 717, Keith Sickler (Cleves) 652, Skyler Reisinger (Urbana) 649, Daniel Evilsizor (Urbana) 643, Phil Davis (WLS) 641, Josh Wiley (Ben Logan) 638, Luc Russell (Urbana) 626 and Alex Groff (Versailles) 616.