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Columbia River girls bowling team wins district title, reaches goal of state berth

Kylee Jo Wisinki places third individual standings for Rapids

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

LONGIVEW – Kylee Jo Wisinski of Columbia River placed third overall in the individual game portion at the 2A District 4 bowling championship Friday morning at Triangle Bowl.

But for her, that only set the table for the afternoon – the baker games that would determine the team championship.

“Bowling together with the baker games, that helps a lot to build a bond as a team,” Wisinski said. “Cheering for each other, high-fiving each other, that was a lot of fun.”

Taking a narrow lead after individual games, Wisinski and the Rapids captured the team title, beating of W.F. West 3742-3715. R.A. Long placed third (3650) to earn a berth to state.

In the morning session, Wisinski bowled games of 214, 175 and 196 for 586 series, finishing behind district champion Piper Chalmers of W.F. West (666). Brooklynn Dillinger of Mark Morris edged Wisinski for second at 588 with games of 180, 232 and 175. Ridgefield’s Ada Johnson was fourth at 582.

“I felt we bowled great as a team,” Wisinski “I mean, I wouldn’t be able to do it without the team.”

In addition to Dillinger and Johnson, other local bowlers to earn individual state berths were Rose Ugbinada and Lia Harris of Fort Vancouver, Brandi Schmidt and Arianna Schoonover of Hudson’s Bay and Avaa Shibley of Ridgefield.

For Columbia River, Friday was a culmination of a long journey this season.

“Sadie Burrows had a broken arm, so she couldn’t bowl with us in the very beginning,” River coach Logan Burnett said. “We lost some matches early in the season that took us out of league contention. But we kept improving, improving, improving, especially after we got Sadie back.”

Burnett said the Rapids’ main focus on Friday was to qualify for state, and it took a team effort to achieve that goal. He said taking the district title was just icing on the cake. The 2A state tournament will be held next Friday at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.

And now history is on River’s side. The last three 2A state team champions came from District 4 (W.F. West in 2020 and Mark Morris in 2018-19). The district has had 10 top-4 finishes in the past four tournaments.

“I really analyze numbers and things,” Burnett said. “I’ve been with this team now for eight years, and I’ve watched those state results. If someone from District 4 is there, then you’re know they’re going to win it or at least take second or third. We hope to repeat that and be in the top contenders.”


At Triangle Bowl, Longview

Team scores (x-state qualifiers) — 1, Columbia River-x 3742; 2, W.F. West-x 3715; 3, R.A. Long-x 3650; 4, Black Hills-x 3628; 5, Fort Vancouver 3542; 6, Mark Morris 3503; 7, Tumwater 3371; 8, Hudson’s Bay 3354; 9, Ridgefield 3262; 10 Shelton 2664; 11, Rochester 2480; 12, Aberdeen 2421.

Top individuals — 1, Piper Chalmers, WF West (246-234-186) 666; 2, Brooklynn Dillinger, Mark Morris (180-232-175) 587; 3, Kylee Jo Wisinski, Columbia River (214-175-197) 586; 4, Ada Johhnson, Ridgefield (190-192-200) 582; 5, Zoey Theophilus, Black Hills (204-193-178) 575; 6, Katie Lender-Aberle RA Long (189-186-181) 556; 7, Hallie Stuart, Black Hills (205-167-181) 553; 8, Hailey Hopkins, Tumwater (157-212-182) 551; 9, Ava Rodman, RA Long (165-216-169) 550; 10, Addi Capson, Columbia River (198-205-142) 545.

Local results

(*-individual state qualifiers)

COLUMBIA RIVER — Wisinski 586, Cappson 545, Jamie Green (154-139-169) 462, Sadie Burrows (168-163-129) 460.

R.A. LONG — Lender-Aberle 556, Rodman 550, Jade Walters (190-151-184) 525, Natalie Bargen (170-137-176) 483, Lily Mattison (172-131) 303, Lillie Glenn 151, Evelyn Most 126.

FORT VANCOUVER — Rose Ugbinada* (172-190-149) 511, Lia Harris* (164-169-169) 502, Lilly Peschka (154-155-156) 465, Annabelle Wiley (130-167-149) 446, Erin Narvasa (178-134-131) 443.

MARK MORRIS — Dillinger* 587, Mahalia Perkins (188-113-156) 457, Elise Aguirre (159-157-140) 456, Natalia Breeden (127-149-176) 452, Madison Mauck (147-114-129) 390.

HUDSON’S BAY — Brandi Schmit* (162-173-166) 501, Arianna Schoonover* (118-166-187) 471, Elizabeth Tatum (168-185) 353, Estefania Vazquez (127-149) 276, Michelle Westmorland (121-146) 267, Fennie Tatum (116-150) 266.

RIDGEFIELD — Johnson* 582, Avaa Shibley* (156-159-172) 487, Lorena Jimenez (175-144-139) 458, Natalie Braunstein (120-148-157) 425, Doran Woltersdorf 125, Kate Moreland 103, Hailey Betts 102.

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