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State Bowling Dream Still Alive for the Highlanders

February 28, 2014
Oak Hills High School



By Debbie Juniewicz, Cincinnati Enquirer Contributor

State Bowling Dream Still Alive for the Highlanders

BEAVERCREEK — The Highlanders faced a familiar foe Thursday, but it wasn’t about redemption.

“This is just one more step toward where we want to be,” Oak Hills coach Kurt Francisco said. “Now, if we face them next week, that’s another story,” he said with a smile.

The defending boys’ Division I Southwest District champion Highlanders settled for district runner-up at Beaver-Vu Bowl Thursday as Kettering Fairmont edged out Oak Hills by 26 pins – 4,444 to 4,418. The Firebirds bumped the Highlanders out of the state tournament one year earlier.

Francisco and his bowlers were ready for a battle at the district tournament.

“We don’t worry much about the teams we see all season, but we know that there are a lot of really good teams up north,” he said. “And we were ready for them.”

After three games of regular bowling, the Highlanders were in second place – trailing the Firebirds by 68 pins.

Oak Hills made up some ground in Baker play, with the help of a solid 265 to close out the six-game block, but it wasn’t quite enough to repeat as district champions.

The Highlanders, however, were unfazed by the Firebirds’ win.

They have their sights set on the state tournament.

A state championship is an attainable goal, according to Oak Hills junior Dillon Meece, who posted a team-high 687 series Thursday.

After placing fourth last year, what will make the difference this season?

“The difference is the chemistry this year, we are all so close,” Meece said. “We talk more as a team, and there are no separate groups. And we all really love the sport.”


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