Porsche Chartrand said she was not concerned about her score. No, it was much worse than that.
She left the 7-10 split after the first ball in the second frame of her final game Friday afternoon. Open frame.
Then in the third frame, she left the 1-3-6-7.
“You can’t really worry about the score as much as you do of imploding,” Chartrand said.
A dreaded feeling indeed.
Instead of imploding, though, Chartrand picked up the spare in that third game, then bowled like a champion — a district champion.
Chartrand, a junior from Camas, won the Class 4A district bowling individual title with a 226 on her final game for a three-game series of 629. Stacey Dettling of Evergreen finished second at 624. Madison Crockett of Skyview rounded out the top three with a 606.
Battle Ground’s Wylicia Faley, the defending state champion, will go back to state. She finished fourth at 591, leading the Tigers to the team title. Battle Ground also won the team state title in 2012.
The Tigers outpinned Evergreen 3,972-3,842 after adding up the individual games and then the baker games. Evergreen, as the No. 2 team from the district, also will go to state, which is next week in Tacoma.
The top two teams, and then the next four individuals advance.
Nikki Davis of Heritage and Michelle Vanek of Heritage took the final two individual spots.
Chartrand’s 226 was the highest of all the bowlers’ third games.
“It’s a nice series,” Chartrand said. “It makes your heart race. It was a good day.”
Dettling was the only bowler to hit the 200-mark in all three of her games, finishing 212-212-200.
“I’m just glad that I’m consistent with everything,” said Dettling, who finished second at district last year, as well.
Crockett saved her best for last as well, rolling a 216 in the third game for the 606 series.
“I am very happy I get to go to state,” she said. “It’s going to be a great opportunity for me.”
Adrianne Schock of Battle Ground had the high-game of the tournament. She recorded a 255 in Game 2 and will be going to state as part of her team.