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Camanche girls qualify for another state appearance

Feb. 13—CAMANCHE — The Camanche Storm girls bowling team is once again state bound after a dominant Class 1A State Qualifier on Monday afternoon.

Imperial Lanes in Camanche was one of the host sites for the 1A qualifiers and the Storm certainly continued to roll like they have all season long.

The Storm started the day with 15 baker games, combining for a total team score of 3134 to easily take first and earn the lone state qualifying spot at their district. Rounding out the next five spots was Waukon with 2378, Wahlert with 2277, Monticello with 2140, North Fayette with 2126 and Isaac Newton with 1752.

Individually the Storm also were dominant, taking up the top five spots. However, only the top four earn spots at the individual tournament.

Taking the top honors of the day was Kennady Bigwood with a monster three-game series of 639. Following her was Kloey Tebbe with 599 over her three games. Annika Weber and Abbi Nylin rounded out the top four with a 586 and 581 respectively.

The Storm are coming off of a third finish a year ago and will compete as a team at the Cadillac XBC in Waterloo next Tuesday. The individuals will compete on Wednesday.

River Queens just miss the cut at Oskaloosa

OSKALOOSA — The Clinton River Queens just barely missed out on state on Monday afternoon, finishing in third place at the Class 2A State Qualifier in Oskaloosa.

The River Queens bowled a 2665 over 15 baker games to finish in third right behind Keokuk and Oskaloosa who bowled 2709 and 2698 respectively. With there being just four qualifying sites for 2A and 3A they take two schools as opposed to the one they take for 1A.

As individuals the River Kings also just barely missed out as Maren Schwarz and Emily Whitehead finished in ninth and tenth while the top eight individuals make it. Schwarz bowled a 553, finishing right behind two girls with a score of 554 and 555. Whitehead finished the day with a three-game series of 543.