STATE GIRLS’ BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday and Saturday, Narrows Plaza Bowl, Tacoma
Schedule: Friday - Individual round begins at 10 a.m. Saturday – Baker game team format begins at 8 a.m.
Defending team champions: 4A – Battle Ground. 3A/2A – Mark Morris.
Skinny: Battle Ground’s Wylicia Faley, a round-the-clock bowler, won the 4A title last season as a sophomore, totaling 1,236 pins in six games to outlast Southwest Washington rival Amanda Van Meter, of Heritage (1,170). Faley placed fourth at last week’s district tournament behind winner Porsche Chartrand, of Camas – but the Tigers did capture the team championship. … Curtis High School stormed through SPSL play, going undefeated. And the Vikings ran away with the West Central District crown last week at Pacific Lanes. Three Curtis bowlers, led by winner Molly Lorfeld, finished in the top 10. … Emerald Ridge’s Courtney Couch won the 4A title in 2011. Her sister, Elisa, was third last season – and returns in her pursuit of a state crown. … The Mark Morris girls have won two of the past three 3A/2A team championships. Last year’s state runner-up Brittany Yoke graduated, but the Monarchs have a pair of top-15 finishers returning in Brittany Schlauch and Janaye Kilgore. … Timberline overcame a sizable Bremerton lead to win its first WCD championship last week. The Blazers should be in the state title mix with a veteran squad, led by Brooke Collins and Bernadine Dale. … Kennewick’s Karissa Shiflet will try and become the first bowler to defend her state title since Klahowya’s Carys Bailey (2010-11). She was the Mid-Columbia Conference bowler of the year this season, but should get challenged by Everett ninth grader Candice Goldfinch, last week’s WCD winner.
Tickets: Daily passes are $9 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens. Weekend passes are $15/$10.