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Fort Vancouver places second at state bowling

Finish is highest in program history; R.A. Long wins title

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor
Published: February 1, 2024, 7:36pm

Fort Vancouver earned its highest finish at the Class 2A/1A girls bowling state tournament, placing second in the two-day event Thursday at Tukwila.

The Trappers entered Thursday’s baker games in second place thanks to a fifth-place finish by Lacey McHan and a sixth-place finish by Lilly Peschka.

Fort Vancouver maintained that spot through 14 baker games, where the entire team participates in a single 10-frame game.

The Trappers finished with 6,962 points, behind only R.A. Long’s 7,364. District 4 champion W.F. West finished third with 6,730.

R.A. Long entered Thursday in prime position for the state title after it claimed three of the top four finishes in the individual competition. Lily Mattison won the individual title, two pins ahead of Ava Rodman. Jade Walters placed fourth.

It’s R.A. Long’s first state title since the girls bowling state tournament was established in 2001. The Lumberjills placed second in 2015.

Skyview rallies for third in 4A

Led by a score of 221 in the fifth baker game, Skyview finished third in the Class 4A tournament after beginning Thursday in fifth place.

That score matched the highest baker game rolled in the 4A tournament and was one of four 200-plus games on the day. Skyview averaged 163 pins over 14 baker games, the highest among the eight teams in the 4A tournament.

The Storm were led by Addy Case, who placed sixth in Wednesday’s individual event.

As a team, Skyview placed second in state last year after winning the 4A title in 2022.

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