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State bowling: Columbia River, Skyview in position for bowling trophies

Storm leads 4A, Rapids rank 3rd in 1A/2A

By Will Denner, Columbian staff writer
Published: February 3, 2023, 9:23pm
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Columbia River senior Sadie Burrows gets ready to release her ball on day one of the 1A/2A state bowling championships on Friday at Bowlero in Tukwila.
Columbia River senior Sadie Burrows gets ready to release her ball on day one of the 1A/2A state bowling championships on Friday at Bowlero in Tukwila. (Will Denner/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

TUKWILA — Columbia River seniors Sadie Burrows and Kylee Jo Wisinski, teammates on the Rapids’ bowling team and also cousins, have played the sport together since they were 6 years old.

This season, the two often bowl back to back in River’s lineup, giving each of them a healthy bit of incentive to outdo the other.

“We’ve always been competitive with each other,” Burrows said. “We’ve always been each other’s competition.”

On day one of the Class 2A/1A state bowling championships Friday at Bowlero in Tukwila, Burrows and Wisinski both placed in the top eight individually and helped the Rapids to third place in the team competition, which will continue Saturday with 14 baker games.

Burrows tallied an 1134 pin score in the six-game series to take third, the first time in her high school career she’s placed at state. Wisinski, who scored 1097, placed eighth to earn her second straight top-eight finish at state.

“We’ve had those girls on our team since they were freshmen, and every year they’ve done super well,” Columbia River coach Logan Burnett said. “Sometimes, they get a little unlucky when it comes down to it, but today they pulled it out. It was an awesome day.”

The Class 4A state championships taking place simultaneously saw Skyview jump out to first place in the team standings with a 4947 pin score. The Storm’s two placers in the top eight were sophomore Addy Case (1079) and senior Karley Coleman (1058) taking fifth and sixth, respectively.

In the 1A/2A ranks, River is an experienced group with six seniors on its roster, and the group is trying to finish off their high school careers on a high note. On Friday, the Rapids’ best game score, 906, came on the third out of six, and they also closed strong with an 869.

Aside from Burrows and Wisinski, River’s lineup for the day included Patience Fauvelle, Jamie Green, Desiree Thibert and Addi Capson.

“The last two years we’ve had the same cohesive team and this year, I think that it’s been a lot better,” Burrows said.

“I think we really keep the energy up with each other. We’re all really close in our personal lives as well, so it really adds to the team camaraderie.”

Much like the 2A District 4 tournament last week, the top three teams through Friday are W.F. West (5132), led by two-time state champion Piper Chalmers, R.A. Long (5061), and River (5036).

“We have such a strong district,” Burnett said. “We know when we come to state we’re probably going to be able to do pretty well. It’s a dogfight for the top three teams right now.”

The good news for the Rapids? The team’s strong suit is their baker games, Burrows said, and they’ll have 14 of them on Saturday to determine where they finish.

“Going into (Saturday), I think we’re really hopeful,” Burrows said. “I think today we were just really hoping to find a good spot to put us in so we can do good (Saturday).”

Other individual competitors included Hudson’s Bay’s MJ Westmorland, who finished with a 1090 pin score for ninth place.

Fort Vancouver’s Taryn Albrecht and Ridgefield’s Kate Moreland were among a handful of recipients for the WIAA’s sportsmanship award.

Skyview holds first place in close 4A team battle

After Skyview won its first state championship in program history last season, the Storm’s return to state was somewhat of a rollercoaster on day one.

Skyview held a 37-pin lead over second-place Kamiakin (4910) while Curtis (4850) sits in third place. The Storm flashed moments of brilliance with games of 929 and 892.

They also had their lowest score of the season, 708, in game three, which came right before teams broke for lunch. Coaches Eric Silvey and Ron Henderson talked with the team about turning their negative thoughts into positives, and it seemed to make a difference.

The Storm came back for the afternoon session with a 929, led by Coleman’s 210, Case’s 200 and a 187 from senior Lauren Gaynor.

It proved to be a turning point as Skyview catapulted from third place over Curtis and Kamiakin into first, where the team stayed for the remainder of the day.

“When they came back out after lunch and saw that they could score the scores they’re used to, it got them going again,” Silvey said.

“If they get they get their positive attitudes back, I don’t think anyone can beat us, but we’ll see.”

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At Bowlero, Tukwila

Day 1 team scores

(Champion to be decided after Saturday’s baker games)

1, Skyview 4947; 2, Kamiakin 4910; 3, Curtis 4850; 4, Wenatchee 4747; 5, South Kitsap 4509; 6, Eastmont 4490; 7, Emerald Ridge 4326; 8, Graham-Kapowsin 4280.

Final top 10 individuals

1, Hayden Bennett (Kamiakin) 236-189-172-200-190-175 — 1162

2, Sienna Stoner (Curtis) 225-210-157-173-203-171 — 1139

3, Megan Lelli (Curtis) 226-168-194-168-190-187 — 1133

4, Ava Porter (Wenatchee) 189-182-147-197-212-206 — 1133

5, Addy Case (Skyview) 149-180-143-200-238-169 — 1079

6, Karley Coleman (Skyview) 159-197-146-211-174-171 — 1058

7, Hannah Betterton (West Valley) 159-136-161-189-206-191 — 1042

8, Ariana Conrad (South Kitsap) 207-156-191-145-188-148 — 1035

9, Layla Hall (Davis) 165-159-155-152-191-189 — 1011

10, Laila Smith (Olympia) 184-135-172-155-186-173 — 1005

Other local bowlers

14, Lauren Gaynor (Skyview) 162-189-137-187-159-142 — 976

23, Mercedes Gonzalez (Camas) 181-116-148-190-145-163— 943

24, Kasey Pine (Skyview) 167-175-165-170-116-138 — 931

42, Audrey Fellows (Camas) 141-116-132-128-148-138— 803

44, Emberly Stephensen (Battle Ground) 117-127-135-118-138-153 — 788

59, Kaydree Rowland (Skyview) 161-178-150 — 489

62, Avery Henderson (Skyview) 146-151-117 — 414


At Bowlero, Tukwila

Day 1 team scores

(Champion to be decided after Saturday’s baker games)

1, W.F. West 5132; 2, R.A. Long 5061; 3, Columbia River 5036; 4, Klahowya 4707; 5, Steilacoom 4342; 6, Franklin Pierce 4181; 7, Washington 3693; 8, Burlington-Edison 3807.

Final top 10 individuals

1, Piper Chalmers (W.F. West) 225-213-176-198-184-210 — 1206

2, Lucy Mitchell (Klahowya) 200-210-154-167-242-178 — 1151

3, Bailee Spriggs (Centralia) 235-170-149-213-182-178 — 1127

4, Ava Rodman (R.A. Long) 163-212-152-197-220-181 — 1125

5, Sadie Burrows (Columbia River) 197-198-185-169-192-193 — 1134

6, Zoey Theophilus (Black Hills) 176-205-179-166-202-173 — 1101

7, KyleeJo Wisinski (Columbia River) 186-196-202-181-152-180 — 1097

8, Jade Walters (R.A. Long) 193-146-172-204-185-167 — 1067

9, Hailey Johnson (Klahowya) 174-201-182-167-172-211 — 1107

10, MJ Westmorland (Hudson’s Bay) 200-181-131-184-191-203 — 1090

Other local bowlers

12, Patience Fauvelle (Columbia River) 178-149-180-173-190-168 — 1038

13, Lily Mattison (R.A. Long) 197-177-181-144-167-135 — 1001

15, Mahalia Perkins (Mark Morris) 183-160-122-196-193-169 — 1023

16, Hailey Wright (R.A. Long) 189-140-135-209-169-128 — 970

24, Destiny Ramirez (R.A. Long) 166-123-134-152-170-153 — 898

30, Taryn Albrecht (Fort Vancouver) 108-155-166-145-145-127 — 846

33, Lilly Peschka (Fort Vancouver) 125-133-180-144-126-134 — 842

37, Kate Moreland (Ridgefield) 133-136-110-129-164-112 — 784

45, Jamie Green (Columbia River) 145-158-153-159-155— 770

58, Desiree Thibert (Columbia River) 177-156 — 333

65, Addison Capson (Columbia River) 123-173 — 296