STATE CHAMPS! ALL-JUNIOR TEAM: Final four for girls bowling
This week, we’ll be rolling out the final four nominees for each winter sport, to narrow down who’s still in play for a spot on our STATE CHAMPS! 2019-20 All-Junior Team. The final winter All-Junior Team will be unveiled in early April.
Next up, we take a look at the final four for girls bowling:
• Kassidy Alexander, Hanover Horton
Alexander made a minor adjustment in the third game of the D4 championship match, getting two strikes on the 10th frame to beat Bronson’s Dakota Smith, 371-364. It was the second straight year Smith finished as runner-up.
• Megan Timm, Flint Kearsley
The No. 15 seed (out of 16) after an 1,123 qualifying block, Timm made the most of her slot in D2 match play, beating the No. 2 seed and defending D2 champ, Cedar Springs’ Omani Morales, by 28 pins in her first match, then winning her next three by 14, 27 and 21 to win the D2 title. Timm beat Carleton Airport freshman Ryan Giese in the championship match, 374-353.
• Andrea Bickel, Oscoda
The No. 15 seed after qualifying blocks, Bickel knocked off No. 2 seed Kathryn McArthur of Pittsford, 359-340, advancing to the semifinals before losing to the eventual D4 champ, Alexander.
• Aubrey Weinberg, Bronson
The No. 7 seed in D4 match play, Weinberg lost her second-round match to Bickel by just eight pins, 371-363. A week earlier, she rolled a 176 — second to individual runner-up Dakota Smith’s 184 — to help Bronson win the D4 team title.
For a look at who made the initial watch list, CLICK HERE.
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A look back at the fall season winners, CLICK HERE.