PIKEVILLE – The men’s bowling teams from the University of Pikeville finished fifth and runner-up in its own Orange & Black Classic last weekend.
The varsity division saw the Bears seeded fourth in the eight-team tournament and lose to Martin Methodist (Tenn.) in the opening round. In the championship, eighth-seeded Calumet College beat seventh-seed Saginaw Valley State 3-2 to claim the title.
In the junior-varsity division, Pikeville was seeded seventh in the eight-team tournament and knocked off Notre Dame College (3-2) and Calumet (3-1) to reach the championship, where it lost to Lindenwood 3-0
In the varsity division, four individuals were in the top 31 of 169 players. Sophomore Lucas Hohnstein of Boise made the all-tournament team, finishing third with a score of 1357 in six games. Brian Wicker, a senior from Rockford, Ill., was 26th with a score of 1222.
Freshman Zach Fylling was tied for 29th at 1204 while sophomore Derek Perkins was 31st with a score of 1202.
Freshman Jesse Brooks led Bears in the junior varsity division, finishing tied for 23rd with a score of 1161. Freshman Grant McNally followed in 25th, totaling 1158. Freshman Jeremy Bandy was 32nd among the 156 individuals at 1136, while freshman Blair Cain was 41st, rolling a 1105.
The Bears will be back in action on Nov. 3-4 when they visit Marietta, Ga., for the Brunswick Southern Classic.