Valley City Times-Record

North Dakota State High School Bowling Tournament recap

- Courtesy of Mary Berntson Sunset Lanes Moorhead Nov 19 & 20

ND State High School Bowling Teams, 9 Varsity and 12 Junior Varsity teams competed this past weekend for the State Champion titles. Each team rolled 6 games (total pins) for a position in the step ladder, double eliminatio­n competitio­n. The VC Varsity team of Ashton Hollingswo­rth, Faith King, Lucas Compson-Lorenz, Madison Nelson, Jon Aarseth and Maddy Anderson finished 7th in qualifying. Taking on the number 2 seed Fargo/Moorhead in the first match. Teams bowled best 2 of 3 in each match. F/M took game 1, 212/140. VC turned the momentum around finishing strong, winning 162/155. With the match brought to a tie breaker, VC rolled nearly an errorless game, finished strong but drew a hard loss at 202/203. Match 2 paired against Minot-Maroon, VC controlled game 1, winning 191/176, game 2 taking the lead early, held it through the ninth, only to drop by 5, 152/157. Placed in Tie breaker match, VC struggled with a couple of splits and a washout but continued to fight to the final frame only to come up short 15, and their second loss and tournament eliminatio­n. Compson-Lorenz led the Varsity team with a 91% fill percentage in match play. Hollingswo­rth went 18/18 for 100% in the team qualifying.

Valley City Varsity Anchor Bowler Ashton Hollingswo­rth earned the honors of All Conference 2nd Team. Hollingswo­rth attends Oakes High School and has been a member of the Sky Lanes sponsored co-op team of VC/Oakes/BCN High Schools for 2 seasons.

Bismarck/Mandan Black defeated West Fargo 2/1 for the Championsh­ip.

Valley City JV 1 members Mariah Frieze, Kyle Strang, Nick Metcalf,

Anna McMenamin, Jordyn Aarseth, and Braxton Weller placed 8th in the qualifying. Match play paired them against the number 1 seed F/M-Orange. Tied 1/1 after 2 a tie breaker game was bowled with F/M taking the win. Their second match, placed against the #4 seed Minot, VC JV 1 took them to a 3 game match, finishing 1/2 for their second and final match. Nick Metcalf led the team in qualifying at 75%. Metcalf also led the team in match play at 61% in fill percentage.

Valley City JV 2 members Ian King, Veronica Remick, Gabby Wadeson, Joel Strang, and Emma Nelson finished 10th in the 6 game qualifying, 69 pins short. Emma Nelson led the team with 60% in the qualifying.

F/M JV – Orange defeated B/M Red 2/1 for the Championsh­ip

ND State High School Bowling State Singles

Boys – Division 1 (high percentage average bowlers) drew 26 competitor­s, each bowled 4 games total pins (scratch). 8 bowlers advanced to the second round. Jadyn RollerDick­inson, Chris Bauman- West Fargo, Dawson Unrath, Brady Helm, Adan Portschell­er- Bismarck/Mandan, Nathan Smith, Ben HornadayMi­not, and Ashton Hollingswo­rthValley City. Round 2 bowlers bowled 3 games to advance to the step ladder finals. #1 seed Dawson Unrath - 768, #2 Jadyn Roller - 678, #3 Brady Helm - 661, #4 Ashton Hollingswo­rth - 651.

Match 1 Hollingswo­rth 237/Helm 245, Match 2 - Roller 278/Helm 195, Match 3 – Unrath defeated Roller 248/211 for the Division 1 Boys Championsh­ip

Boys – Division 2 drew 43 entries. Top 8 Spencer Patton WF, Nghia Hoang, Greyson Dickhaus F-M, Chaz Primeau, Johnathan DeCoteau Minot, Jon Aarseth, Braxton Weller Valley City, Gambit Passa Grand Forks.

Top 4: #1 Primeau, #2 Hoang, #3 Patton, #4 Dickhaus.

Division 2 Boys Champion: Hoang defeated Primeau 191/160

Girls – Division 1, 12 entries. Top 8 Allie Salter, Meagan Emter B-M, Peyton Beeter, Kenadee Gange Minot, Maddie Orn WF, Chezny Jobe,

Jordyn Atwood F-M, Madison Anderson VC.

Top 4: #1 Salter, #2 Emter, #3 Gange, #4 Beeter

Division 1 Girls Champion: Salter over Emter 209/177

Girls – Division 2, 14 entries. Top 8 Mya Orn, Jordyn Bauman WF, Ashley Lere F-M, Faith King, Mariah Frieze, Jordyn Aarseth, Emma Nelson VC, Mikayla Cool Minot.

Top 4: #1 Nelson, #2 Cool, #3 Frieze, #4 Orn

Match 1 Frieze and Orn tied 157, Frieze won in a 2 frame roll off. Match 2 Cool over Frieze 140/130, Match 3 Cool over Nelson 165/148 for the Division 2 Girls Championsh­ip.

Valley City Scholarshi­p winners: Hollingswo­rth $25, Nelson $50, Frieze $25

 ?? Submitted photos ?? ABOVE: 2022 Valley City High School Team pictured. RIGHT: Ashton Hollingswo­rth , All Conference 2nd Team Division 1 Boys Singles 4th.
Submitted photos ABOVE: 2022 Valley City High School Team pictured. RIGHT: Ashton Hollingswo­rth , All Conference 2nd Team Division 1 Boys Singles 4th.

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