High school boys’ bowling team headed to state tourney
Lincoln alleys hosting state finals Feb. 14-15
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Finishing second as a team at last weekend’s district competition, the high school boys’ team from Chase County qualified for the state bowling tournament.
Wisner/Pilger/Wakefield won the boys’ division at Norfolk with 2,670 total pins. Chase County was district runner-up with 2,515 total pins. Norfolk Catholic placed third with a 2,412 total.
Only the top two teams qualified for state.
Chase County’s Indy Smith was district runner-up individually with a 504-pin total. He was just 21 pins off the first place bowler from Wisner.
Other members of the Chase County boys’ team who’ll be in Lincoln next weekend are Will Lewis, Allan Smith, Sheldon Bartholomew, Cade Francis, Jonathan Lewis and Joel DaMoude.
At state, Chase County will bowl on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. CT at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln. They will bowl three regular games and that total will seed teams from one to eight.
Teams will then bowl the best two out of three baker’s game format with the winners advancing and the losing team being eliminated.
That same baker’s format will take place to pare the final four teams to two, who will then compete for the state title on Feb. 15. NET will broadcast the girls’ and boys’ all-class finals on Sunday following the tournament day.
The girls’ team from Chase County failed to qualify.
They placed third at their districts in Kearney last weekend. Two bowlers, Makayla DaMoude and Becca Huicochea, were fourth and fifth place, just missing individual qualification.