By Travis Mounts
The Campus Colts girls bowlers placed second at the Class 6A State tournament, held last Friday at Northrock Lanes in Wichita.
The Colts have placed either first or second in the past nine season, winning six State championships during that time. That places them as the best girls bowling program since Kansas adopted bowling as a sanctioned high school sport in the early 2000s.
Campus placed two bowlers in the top 15, and both lost a place due to a tiebreaker. McKenzie Craig placed seventh with a score of 629. She tied Hope Resendiz of Garden City for sixth, but Resendiz had the highest single-game score, giving her the tiebreaker by 21 pins.
Savannah Hsu bowled a 579 series and placed 14, losing her tiebreaker by just 3 pins to Kily Parkhurst of Shawnee Mission West.
The Colts had a score of 3074, one of just two teams to score more than 3000. Olathe East won State with a score of 3269. The top five was rounded out by Dodge City, Olathe Northwest and Garden City.
The Campus boys scored 2864 to finish last among the schools with full teams.
Jacob Bush gave the Colts’ their best highlight, bowling 654 to place 15th.
Campus girls: McKenzie Craig, 7th, 629; Savannah Hsu, 14th, 579; Caitlynn Clough, 23rd, 545; McKenzie Goupil, 37th, 520; Allie Gentry, 42nd, 509; Madison Walker, 52nd, 464.
Campus boys: Jacob Bush, 15th, 654; Brandon Andino, 52nd, 545; Kaden Vinther, 61st, 499; Ryan McWilliams, 66th, 466; Kaden Chavez, 69th, 441; Kristopher Esaw, 71st, 393.
EHS boys and girls sixth at 5-1A State
The Eisenhower Tigers boys and girls teams both placed sixth out of 12 teams at last Thursday’s Class 5-1A State bowling competition, held at Northrock Lanes in Wichita.
The Eisenhower boys scored 3388, and were within 10 pins of placing third. Kansas City-Piper won with a 3522 team score.
The Tigers had three bowlers in the top 15, but did not have the fourth score to push them higher in the standings. Miles Blue’s 727 was good for fourth place overall. Colby Lovegren of DeSoto was the winner at 743.
Aaron Dimit bowled 679 and placed eighth, and Brett Blasi was 13th with a 661 score.
The EHS girls scored 2741. Great Bend won State with a 3161 score.
Olyvia Choura led the Tigers. She placed 14th, scoring a 572. She was a single pin behind the next two bowler above her, and was 5 pins from earning a top-10 finish.
Eisenhower boys: Miles Blue, 4th, 727; Aaron Dimit, 8th, 679; Brett Blasi, 13th, 661; James Duty, 29th, 625; Nathan Bucher, 56th, 556; Azekial Schroeder, 63rd, 534.
Cheney boys: Cameron Eastman, 27th, 638; Cooper Kitchen, 46th, 578.
Eisenhower girls: Olyvia Choura, 14th, 572; Gabrielle Beck, 32nd, 521; Danae Loomis, 43rd, 493; Alexandra Boor, 49th, 485; Kaitlyn Newell, 53rd, 481; Jorah Reynolds, 81st, 391.
Goddard girls: Kaylee Laha, 30th, 524; Elle Osterman, 36th, 514.
Cheney girls: Kylee Trego, 54th, 480.