07 Apr 2016
Bowling Bears To Face Vandebilt Catholic in State Semifinals
The Catholic bowling team will face Vandebilt Catholic on Friday, April 8 in the state semifinals at All Star Lanes in Baton Rouge. The first ball will be rolled at 11 a.m. A victory over Vandebilt would put the Bears in the finals against the winner of Brother Martin and Lafayette High at 1 p.m. Brother Martin is the defending state champion.
The Bears received a first round bye, then defeated St. Amant 19-8 in the second round. In the quarterfinals, the Bears topped Central 21-6. The semifinal match will pit CHS, the #2 seed from the Baton Rouge/New Orleans/Hammond region, against VC, the #1 seed from the a region that covers the northern, central and southwestern sections of Louisiana.
Brother Martin is the #1 seed in the Bears’ region, while Lafayette was the 3 seed in their region. Brother Martin received a bye in round one, smoked Jesuit 23-4 in round two, then took care of Archbishop Shaw in the quarterfinals, 20-7. Lafayette drew a bye in the first round, bested Comeaux 21-6, then defeated H.L. Bourgeois 21-6 to get to the semis.
The Bears are searching for their first bowling state championship since the 2007 squad took home the top prize. Let’s go Bears!
Click here to read more on the bowling Bears and their run to the championship courtesy of The Advocate.