High school bowling’s playoff rounds begin Monday at three locations in South Louisiana: All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge, AMF All-Star Lanes in Kenner and Lafayette Lanes in Lafayette.
Teams will advance to biregionals next week.
Catholic of Baton Rouge (12-0), Dutchtown (11-1), Central (10-2 and the state runner-up a year ago) and St. Amant (10-2) will need to win just one match at 1 p.m. to advance in the boys/coed division. But it is possible that one or more teams may have to get through as many as three matches to get to next week’s play.
At 10:45 a.m. at All-Star Baton Rouge, eight teams will meet. The Runnels School (5-6) and East Ascension (4-7) are in the 8-9 match to meet top-seed Catholic. No. 5 Madison Prep (9-2) and No. 12 Zachary (2-8) will meet, with No. 4St. Amant awaiting the winner. Third-seed Central will face the winner of No. 6 St. Michael (9-3) and No. 11 Broadmoor (4-8). And second-seed Dutchtown gets the winner of No. 7 Denham Springs (8-4) and No. 10 Baton Rouge High (4-7).
The four losers of the 1 p.m. matches will meet in a 3:30 p.m. lucky-loser bracket with the two winners completing the six schools advancing from the Baton Rouge area.
The New Orleans regional will advance four teams, with defending state champion Brother Martin (12-0 and the top seed) in the one-win position at 3:15 p.m. against the winner of the 1 p.m. match between No. 8 Archbishop Rummel (2-8) and Bonnabel (2-8). No. 4 Chalmette (7-3) faces No. 5 Jesuit (7-4), No. 3 Salmen (7-3) plays No. 6 Holy Cross (4-6), and No. 2 seed Archbishop Shaw (11-1) faces No. 7 Holy Rosary (4-7).
The Lafayette biregional covers all but Southeast Louisiana (Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Hammond). Three teams will advance, with Lafayette (11-0) the top seed. At 1 p.m., Lafayette will meet the 10:45 a.m. 4-5 match winner between Acadiana (5-6) and Vermilion Catholic (4-6). Teurlings Catholic (8-2) is the No. 3 seed and meets 3-7 St. Thomas More. No. 2 Comeaux (9-2) meets No. 7 Breaux Bridge (3-8).
The Central girls, state runners-up to St. Scholastica a year ago, are 12-0 and at 1 p.m. will face the winner of the 10:45 a.m. match between No. 4 St. Joseph’s (5-5) and Denham Springs (5-6). The winner of the third-seed East Ascension (6-5) and No. 6St. Amant (2-9) will meet No. 2 seed St. Michael (10-2). Three teams advance.
Two girls’ teams from New Orleans will advance, with 8-2 Cabrini the top seed. At 3:15 p.m., Cabrini will face the winner of the 1 p.m. 4-5 match between Bonnabel (2-7) and Holy Rosary (1-9). No. 2 Academy of Our Lady (7-3) meets No. 3 Chalmette (4-5).
The Lafayette girls regional advances two. At 1 p.m., Lafayette (9-0) will playe the winner of the 10:45 a.m. match between No. 4 Acadiana (3-6) and No. 5 Comeaux (0-9). Teurlings Catholic (6-2) is seeded second and will meet No. 3 Breaux Bridge (3-6).
Every bowler starts out eligible for the singles competition, and as teams advance to biregional, the individuals remain eligible along with top scores from losing teams in the previous round.
The biregionals March 28 will be at Lafayette Lanes, while the March 29 event for Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Hammond is at All-Star Baton Rouge.
The state championship will be decided Friday, April 8, at All-Star Baton Rouge.