Clermont’s varsity bowling teams enjoy success in first year of officially recognized competition

Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity bowling teams took advantage of the sport being recognized as an official state sport for the first time by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Most of the county’s contingents enjoyed winning seasons.

Amelia boys

The Barons were unbeaten (15-0 overall) and champions of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal (FAVC-C) Division with a record of 8-0.

“We met and beat all of our expectations,” said head coach Tony Kellerman. His team qualified for the regional tournament and was ranked among the top ten in Greater Cincinnati throughout the season. He expects a good season next year; the junior varsity keglers were also undefeated.

Amelia led the FAVC’s 14 competing bowling teams with an overall three-game average of 2,744 pins. Senior Chris Pfaffroth earned the second-best average in the overall FAVC statistics with a 217 (287 was his best game). Senior Joshua Kellerman was fifth (209, 279), junior Chris Andler was 12th (198, 267), sophomore Wes Lukemire was 18th (192, 244), senior Brandon Huber was 21st (191, 279), and senior Dan Ruggerio was 50th (168, 252).