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Tigers' Elder rolls well at state bowling

By STEVE BATKO Correspondent Published: March 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Tyahana Elder returned to the state bowling championships.

The Twinsburg junior competed at the Division I state championships at Wayne Webbs Columbus Bowl March 10.

The Lady Tiger finished 37th overall in the individual standings as she posted a 529 total. In all, there were 184 bowlers at the state tournament.

In Columbus, Elder posted games of 181, followed by a 158, and a solid game of 190 in her third game.

Elder has been a veteran standout for head coach Ron Fruscella's squad for several years. She qualified for states by winning the Canton district tournament with a 603 series (203-200-200).

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As a sophomore, Elder qualified for the state tournament as well. Last season, Elder registered a 577 in the state championship action and placed 29th.

In district action Feb. 26, Elder captured an individual championship with her consistent total of 603. She placed fourth overall in sectionals at the Division I level.

This season, Columbus Briggs freshman Dakota Fink won individual state champion honors, finishing with a total score of 677 (248-220-209). Fink is just the second freshman to earn individual state champion honors.

Last year's state champion, Whitehall-Yearling junior Madison Stiffler, finished as individual runner-up with a total score of 659 (212-248-199).

In team standings in Columbus, Stow-Munroe Falls earned its first girls bowling state championship by beating defending champion Troy 3-0.

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