SMYRNA — In leading Columbia Academy to its first Division II boys bowling state championship by the narrowest of margins, Derek Ransom took advantage of a couple of extra weapons.

Mike Ransom, Derek’s father – and winner of 11 individual and team titles as coach at Columbia Central and Notre Dame – suggested a lineup tweak that worked out as CA eked out a 12-11 finals victory Friday over Friendship Christian

Maurice Patton is sports editor for Main Street Maury. A Franklin native, an MTSU graduate and journalism veteran of 30-plus years, Patton is a 2021 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame inductee.

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