For the second straight year and fifth time since 2010, the Mark Morris Monarchs are the 1A/2A State bowling champions. Buoyed by a strong individual performance on Friday that left the Monarchs in second place, Mark Morris leapfrogged Black Hills to capture the title on Saturday at Narrows Plaza in Tacoma.
MM trailed Black Hills by 36 pins entering the 14 baker games on Friday. It took just four games to erase that deficit. MM rolled an average 165 baker game, lifted by a 258 in the the 10th and a 217 in the 11th. They finished with 7157 pins, compared to Black Hills’ 7063.
On Friday, Brooklyn Boudreau became the first girl in state history to win three state titles, finishing with a 1270 over six games. Hailee Reynolds had a 1016 and Madeline Flint had a 945 to lead the Monarchs.
Girls Sub-Regional: Kelso’s girls finished third with 184 points and Castle Rock finished fifth with 88 at Hockinson on Saturday as 10 locals advanced to next week’s regionals in Olympia. Washougal won the event with 230 points.
Leading the way for the Lassies was Makayla Roggow who survived a four-overtime match to win the title at 140 pounds. “It was awesome; it was a grinder,” coach Tyson Lindeman said.
Also winning for Kelso was Haley McAninch at 190 pounds. Ashley McGhee (105 pounds) and Kyla Shoddy (125) finished second, and Eva Medina (235) placed third. All five of those Lassies will advance.
Castle Rock’s Makayla Wilbur (100) and Kylee Jacobs (110) won their weight classes, and Winter Kindle (105) scored a third-place finish to advance. R.A. Long’s Taliyah Valencia (130) finished second to move on. Woodland’s Ashlyn Daugherty won a 6-2 decision in the 105-pound final.
Alternates include Kelso’s Emily Johanson (110), R.A. Long’s Alejandra Guzman (120), Kelso’s Andrea Gutenberger (120), Castle Rock’s Johanne Hoier-Jensen (140) and Woodland’s Allison Bong (155).
2A Sub-Regionals: Woodland finished third as a team at the district meet in Hockinson on Saturday. Judeah Sanders (113), Anthony Clifford (145), Anthony Clifford (145) and Andrew Pottratz (285) all championed their weight classes.
Josiah Sanders (113) defaulted to his brother in the finals, JJ Fuerst (126) injury defaulted in the finals, and Parker Owen (120) placed second. Gaige Pilot (106) placed third, and Austin Diraimo (220) finished fourth for the Beavers.
R.A. Long’s Owen Enriquez (152) championed his weight class, and Eric Howard (220) and Gavin Yates (106) placed second. Xree Flemming (132) and Ian Johnson (182) scored third-place finishes and DeMichael McGill (138) advanced to next week’s regionals in Tumwater with a fourth-place finish.
2B Sub-Regional: Ilwaco won the 2B classification on Saturday in Centralia with 258 points, and Kalama finished second with 206.5. The top six individuals from each weight class advance to next week’s regionals in Adna.
For Ilwaco, Ghannon Whelden (132) and Brandon Duke (145) won their weight classes. Keegan Kemmer (138), Landin Frank (182) and Michael Rodda (285) placed second. Bryan Sparks (285) and Trevor Hutson (182) finished third, and Chris Wood (160) placed fourth. Aidyn Cohen-Tjaden (195), Aiden Auttelet (152) and Nathan Hopkins (120) placed fifth. Christopher Lake (132), Dylan Simonson (138), Cory Morrison (145), Evan Perez (195) and Dakota Sheppard (220) got in with sixth-place finishes.
Kalama’s Chase Staup (113), Ethan Hoggatt (120) and Sutton Moon (220) won their weights. Abe Foreman (152) and Braydon Rauscher (106) placed second. Mason Roger (126) and Arthur Olinger (220) finished third. Elijah Haynes (170) and Blake Vandenberg (138) placed fourth. Seth Hoseney (285) finished fifth.
Toledo’s Trey Rego (145) and Ethan Buck (160) placed second. Jessee Weeks (152), Hunter Smith (195) and Michael Echtle (220) finished fourth, and Riki Hanzawa (170) placed seventh.
Wahkiakum’s Cayden Mendez (182), Braxton Johns (145), Jamil Dimaano (138) and Kaiden Ray (126) finished fifth.