Panthers take 2nd at Pioneer Baker tournament


31 schools took part

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The Miami Trace Panthers bowling team at the Columbus Square Palace after placing second out of 31 teams in the Pioneer Baker Tournament Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (l-r); Cole Evans, Brendan Major, Jake Manbevers, Connor Collins, Jayden Brown, Jonah Goddard, Matthew Honiker, Bryce Stuckey, coach Ron Amore Sr. and coach Diane Amore.

The Miami Trace Panthers bowling team at the Columbus Square Palace after placing second out of 31 teams in the Pioneer Baker Tournament Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (l-r); Cole Evans, Brendan Major, Jake Manbevers, Connor Collins, Jayden Brown, Jonah Goddard, Matthew Honiker, Bryce Stuckey, coach Ron Amore Sr. and coach Diane Amore.


On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Miami Trace High School boys bowling team traveled to Columbus to compete in the Pioneer Baker Tournament. The event was held at the Columbus Square Palace.

The qualifying round consisted of 16 baker games. The Panthers bowled seven of the games with a 200 score or higher.

Their total of 3,108 equated an average of 194. That total put Miami Trace in the No. 3 position for the match play portion of the tournament.

In the first match of the best of three games, the Panthers defeated the No. 6 seed, Marysville, two to one.

Next for the Panthers was Columbus DeSales. Miami Trace beat DeSales, two games to one.

In the championship match, the Panthers fought hard, according to head coach Ron Amore Sr. In the end, Ashland topped Miami Trace, two to one.

“I am very proud of this team,” Amore Sr. said. “They worked hard and pulled together very well. To finish second out of 31 teams was not our goal, but was very good.

“There were several very good teams there,” Amore Sr. said.

On Dec. 15 Miami Trace had their first two Frontier Athletic Conference matches of the season.

The Panthers were led by Jake Manbevers with games of 279 and 258 and Connor Collins with games of 267 and 221.

Jayden Brown had a 243 game, Brendan Major had a 216 game and Jonah Goddard had a 206 score.

The team together rolled a 1,105 and a 1,130 for a 2,235 and a total of three baker games for a combined score of 542. This set a new school record of scoring with a 2,777. The previous record was 2,741 to take the win over Washington to improve to 3-1 in the FAC.

“These young men are amazing when they work together,” Amore Sr. said.

The Miami Trace Panthers bowling team at the Columbus Square Palace after placing second out of 31 teams in the Pioneer Baker Tournament Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (l-r); Cole Evans, Brendan Major, Jake Manbevers, Connor Collins, Jayden Brown, Jonah Goddard, Matthew Honiker, Bryce Stuckey, coach Ron Amore Sr. and coach Diane Amore.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/12/web1_MT-boys-bowling-team-in-Columbus-12-18-2021.jpgThe Miami Trace Panthers bowling team at the Columbus Square Palace after placing second out of 31 teams in the Pioneer Baker Tournament Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (l-r); Cole Evans, Brendan Major, Jake Manbevers, Connor Collins, Jayden Brown, Jonah Goddard, Matthew Honiker, Bryce Stuckey, coach Ron Amore Sr. and coach Diane Amore.
31 schools took part

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