Three finish in top 10 at state
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Three on the boys’ high school bowling team finished in the top 10 individually at the state bowling tournament Saturday.
The team advanced to state held at Lincoln’s Sun Valley Lanes after finishing second in the district tournament two weeks earlier.
While Chase County’s team didn’t advance out of the initial round of team bowling, three individual bowlers did finish in the Class C top 10. Pins tallied after the first three games Saturday determined individual placings.
Cade Francis was fifth in Class C with 534 pins, Will Lewis was sixth with 521 and Indy Smith finished in a tie for seventh with 514 pins.
North Bend, which finished as the Class C boys’ team champions, was the only other Class C school with three individuals in the top 10, noted Coach Denise Smith.
All eight Class C teams began the team competition bowling four regular games. Using the four-game total pin count, each team was seeded to bowl head-to-head against another team.
Chase County was fourth after the four games, and went up against No. 5 seed Wisner/Pilger/Wakefield. The team bowling best three out of five advanced.
Chase County finished 1-3 so Wisner/Pilger/Wakefield advanced. Scores were (Chase Co. score listed first):
1st game 159-205 (L)
2nd game 159-149 (W)
3rd game 137-157 (L)
4th game 146-190 (L)
North Bend defeated Wayne in the finals to claim the Class C boys’ state championship.
Ogallala won the Class C girls’ title.
NET will broadcast the girls’ finals this Sunday and are schedule to air the boys’ finals March 1.