COLUMBUS — Eastwood junior Cassi Kieper placed sixth at the Division II state bowling tournament at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl Friday and Saturday.
Kieper bowled a 222-189-188—599 series to place behind individual champion Arianna Kiesling, a Napoleon freshman, who bowled 238-231-205—674 series, the fifth-highest series in D-II state bowling history.
Wooster Triway junior Addy Meshew garnered individual state runner-up honors with a 663 (259-166-238), the seventh-highest three-game series in D-II girls bowling state tournament history.
St. Paris Graham sophomore Kailey Dowty (244-192-205—641) was third followed by Bowerston Connoton Valley senior Daphne Stuber (188-246-192—626), Winchester Eastern freshman Ali Bell (245-173-199—617), and Kieper.
Finishing out the top 10 were New Bremen sophomore Marina Nelson (189-188-212—589), Mechanicsburg senior Taylor Rausch (186-202-201—589), Triway junior Emma Yoder (171-236-181—588) and Conotton Valley junior Mackenzie Willoughby (214-212-161—587).
In the team competition, Conotton Valley took a 3-2 win over Sandusky Perkins in the final round to bring home the school’s first bowling state title.
In its first state tournament appearance, Conotton Valley trailed 2-0 in its state semifinal match and in the state final match, but came all the way in both matches to advance and win the state title.
After the qualifying rounds, Conotton Valley entered the bracket as the number three seed. Conotton Valley topped six-seed St. Marys, two-seed Carrollton, and finally eight-seed Sandusky Perkins in the state final.
Eastwood’s Wahl places in upper division
In the boys Division II state tournament, Eastwood freshman Hayden Wahl placed 55th out of 210 competitors, rolling a 158-188-199—545 series.
Graham senior Spencer Hannahs won the D-II state boys individual championship with a score of 212-248-269—729, the fourth highest series in D-II boys bowling state tournament history.
Clinton-Massie sophomore Mason Keck garnered individual state runner-up honors with a 677 (224-255-198) three-game series.
DeGraff Riverside took a 3-1 win over Coldwater in the final round of the D-II boys bowling state tournament to bring home the school’s first bowling state team title.
In its first state tournament appearance, Riverside entered the bracket portion of the state tournament as the seven-seed, but came out strong, defeating the two-seed Liberty Center 3-0.
Riverside proceeded to defeat Rocky River Lutheran West 3-1 in the state semifinal to advance to the state final against Coldwater, where a plus-114 pin overall differential led to the 3-1 win and state title.