WATERLOO — The River Queens bowled well above their season average and saw two athletes receive medals for top ten finishes at the Class 2A Iowa State Bowling Tournament at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo on Thursday.
Annelise Dickinson and Anna Kurtz both found themselves getting a medal for their individual performances after rolling well above their season averages. Both were close to setting new game highs.
Dickinson threw a 223 game to start off her day, then rolled a 192 for a series of 415. Dickinson averages 351 per series on the year. Her game was good enough to place her fifth in Class 2A.
Kurtz—who was the individual qualifier at the substate meet last Tuesday—hit a 190 and followed it up with a 219. With a series average of 310, she shot 99 pins over that to finish with a 409. That put her right behind her teammate with a 6th place medal in hand.
Other River Queens also came close to season bests in the individual games. Jazlyn Whitaker bowler 217-148-365 and Frankie Hansen hit 166-186-352. Tannah Bowman rolled a 171-128-299 and Rachel Heimbaugh—the lone senior in the group—finished her career with a score of 158-132-290.
The River Queens qualified for state as a team after bowling some of their best games at the Plaza Bowl last Tuesday and gaining the at-large bid. They bowled a 2,800 at that meet which was nearly 200 pins over their season average.
Clinton had a score of 1,840 after the two individual games headed into the baker rounds. They struggled in the first game with a 133, and picked it up to follow it up with a 161, 147, 184. The final bakers round they rolled 151 to finish the day with a score of 2,616 as a team.
The River Queens finished 6th overall in the Class 2A team standings. The score was over 100 pins than their season average.
Ottumwa won the Class 2A state title with a team score of 2,790.
Carter Hudson qualified on the boys side as an individual after rolling the highest series at the state qualifying meet at the Plaza Bowl last week with a 461 series. Hudson started out strong Thursday with a 207 and rolled a 141 in his second game to finish the series with a score of 248.
Western Dubuque—who also won the state qualifying meet at the Plaza Bowl—was the Class 2A state champions on the boys side with a team score of 3,160. They finished just 30 pins ahead of Ottumwa.