Strong showing for Yakima bowlers

February 4, 2012 by  

Ike, WV keglers finish in the top 12 of respective classes ||

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — For three Yakima bowlers, Friday was their one shot in the state tournament — and all of them made the most of their moment by finishing 11th or better in their respective classifications.

In the Class 4A individual event, Eisenhower’s Megan Walls finished 11th, while in Class 3A-2A, West Valley’s Miki Campbell and Ally Delozier placed eighth and 11th, respectively, at Narrows Plaza Bowl.

Things didn’t go quite as well for Selah’s team, but the Vikings have another shot today to make amends. Selah is eighth out of eight 3A-2A teams heading into today’s 14 Baker games that will determine the team champions.

Friday belonged to the individuals, and Yakima’s trio of qualifiers turned in strong performances.

Campbell improved on her 15th-place finish last season by recording four games of 189 or better, including back-to-back games of 214 and 212 among the six games she bowled Friday. The senior had a total pinfall of 1,112 despite a final game of 136.

Delozier’s day started slowly with a 141, but the junior roared back with four straight games of 187 or better, highlighted by a 201, and closed with a solid 176 to finish with 1,077 pins.

“Overall, they did a great job,” West Valley coach Brad Cramer said. “It’s really nice they both did as well as they did. It’s quite an accomplishment.”

It was particularly satisfying since the two best friends were competing in their last prep tournament together.

“They really did feed off each other. They helped each other out,” Cramer said. “They were very happy they did as well as they did.

“Both worked hard all year. This is a nice reward for that.”

In 4A, Ike’s Walls finished with a 1,053 total.

The junior, who was 41st last season, was pretty consistent throughout, opening with a 164 and closing with her worst game, a 155. In between, she rolled 179, 187, 178 and 190.

As for Selah, Taylor Jones wound up 19th with 1,026 pins, and teammate Emily Imbery was 36th at 963 in the individual event.

Jones’ finish is the best for a Selah bowler in the individual competition, according to coach William Foster.

The Vikings’ other three bowlers, Ashley Baughman, Ceci Estela and Kaiti Dell were 49th, 50th and 51st, respectively.

In the team standings, Selah has 4,375 pins. Mark Morris is the runaway leader at 5,488, nearly 400 pins ahead of second-place Wilson, which has a 5,094 total.

“We started out pretty well,” Foster said. “We just couldn’t keep up with the big dogs.

“They really had a lot of fun today, even though they had a few rough patches.”

Wylicia Faley of Battle Ground won the 4A title with a 1,236 total, 66 pins better than Heritage’s Amanda Van Meter.

In 3A-2A, Kennewick’s Karissa Shiftlet barely held off the Mark Morris duo of Brittany Yoke and Brittany Schlauch, who tied for second. Shiftlet finished at 1,209, just five pins ahead of the Mark Morris pair.


Class 4A

Individual results (top 3, local): 1, Wylicia Faley (Battle Ground) 1,236; 2, Amanda Van Meter (Heritage) 1,170; 3, Elisa Couch (Emerald Ridge) 1,142; 11, Megan Walls (Eisenhower) 164-179-187-178-190-155—1,053.

Class 3A-2A

Team scores (after 6 games): 1, Mark Morris 5,488; 2, Wilson 5,094; 3, Timberline 5,090; 4, Bremerton 5,036; 5, Kennewick 5,026; 6, Black Hills 4,896; 7, Kelso 4,725; 8, Selah 4,375.

Individual results (top 3, locals): 1, Karissa Shiflet (Ken) 1,209; 2, Brittany Yoke (MM) 1,204; 3, Brittany Schlauch (MM) 1,240. Locals: 8, Miki Campbell (West Valley) 189-194-167-214-212-136—1,112; 11, Ally Delozier (WV) 141-191-187-181-201-176—1,077; 19, Taylor Jones (Sel) 187-182-192-147-164-154—1,026; 36, Emily Imbery (Sel) 136-143-146-199-161-178—963; 49, Ashley Baughman (Sel) 157-115-123-154-115-165—829; 50, Ceci Estela (Sel) 135-170-129-112-107-127—780; 51, Kaiti Dell (Sel) 156-106-108-105-122-180—777.


Filed under All, Bowling (Girls), Eisenhower, Selah, West Valley

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