Cochran places in top 10 at state bowling
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Cody Cochran, a junior at Chase County Schools, is among the top 10 high school bowlers in Class C after his performance at Saturday’s state tournament in Lincoln.
Organized by the Nebraska High School Bowling Federation, Cochran and five members of the Chase County girls’ team advanced to the state tournament after good showings at districts.
Cochran competed in the boys’ singles, while the girls’ team competed in both team and singles’ events.
Cochran finished 10th overall among 40-plus bowlers in the boys’ Class C singles. His scratch games of 171, 179 and 138 gave him a 488 series.
The top two bowlers each received plaques, while the other eight received certificates, said Chase County Coach Denise Smith.
Chase County finished seventh in girls’ team standings, and none bowled high enough in singles to make it in the top 10.
Bowling in the girls’ team competition from Chase County were Michaela Space, Emily Johnston, Abby Polly, Tapainga Kahle and Makayla DaMoude.
After the first four qualifying round games, Chase County’s team was sitting in seventh, Smith said, so were matched up with No. 2 Wayne for the baker’s format bowling.
The team with the best three out of five games advances. Wayne took the first game, Chase County won the second, then Wayne won the third and fourth to advance.
Wayne continued to bowl well and advanced to the team finals and will face Wisner-Pilger for the Class C state team championship this Saturday in Lincoln.