Daily Star area bowlers dominated the Hammond Region for the LHSAA’s Bowling All-District teams, placing 17 bowlers across first and second-teams.
Hauck claims MVP
Eight area girls were selected to the all-district teams.
Hammond’s Jayden Hauck, Ponchatoula’s Kayla Cowell, Loranger’s Sylvia Williams and Albany’s McKinzie Novak were named to the first-team.
Hauck was also named District MVP after putting up a 213 average, 693 high series and 7,621 total pin season in 34 games.
Cowell averaged 172 pins with a 223 high score, 574 high series and 4,653 total pins in 27 games. Williams recorded 4,312 total pins in 27 games, averaging 157 pins. Novak edged out Williams’ average with a 158 and finished with 5,537 total pins in 35 games.
On the second team, Albany placed two bowlers – Mackenzie Smith, Kylee Gardiner – while Ponchatoula’s Nikki Cowell and Kristi Cowart represented the Lady Wave’s two remaining bowlers.
Smith bowled a 560 high series while averaging 149 pins. Gardiner finished with 5,067 total pins in 34 games with a 149 average. Cowell’s 26 games ended with 3,662 total pins with a high game of 196. Cowart bowled 30 games for 4,142 total pins.
Martin named top bowler
Nine area boys cracked the first and second-team selections for the district.
As a team, Hammond claimed the district title and placed two bowlers on all-district teams. Ponchatoula’s Austin Martin was the District MVP to go along with four other area bowlers on the first team.
Matin averaged a 231, with a 288 high score, 775 high series in 36 games. He totaled 8,329 pins in his MVP campaign.
Hammond’s Jahi Cannon, Loranger’s Ryan Booth and Trace Hauck and Albany’s Will Foster were all selected to the first-team.
Cannon averaged 195 while bowling a high score of 257 and high series of 633. Booth recorded 7,656 pins in 35 games, averaging 218. Hauck had a 634 high series with a 257 high game. Foster totaled 7,494 pins with a 717 high series.
Ponchatoula’s Dwight Williams and Beau Johnson, along with Hammond’s Kelby Matthews and Loranger’s Eric Varnado, were selected to the seccond-team.
Williams finished his season with a 180 average and 225 high score as he totaled 6,481 pins. Johnson’s 6,380 total ins and 224 high score earned him a second-team selections.
Matthews averaged 174 pins after a 6,120-pin season and 594 high series in 35 games. Varnado’s 5,374 total pins and 204 high game placed him on the second team.