Wayne Girls, Boys Win Holiday Blue Devil Bowling Tournament

Wayne Girls, Boys Win Holiday Blue Devil Bowling Tournament
Courtesy of Wayne Bowling.

WAYNE – With another home dual next Thursday, the Wayne High girls and boys bowling team welcomed in a few others for a home Holiday Bowling Tournament Tuesday.

From Wildcat Lanes in Wayne, the Blue Devils hosted Columbus Lakeview, Hartington-Newcastle and Plainview.

The Wayne High girls went 22-2 in the individual matches and 6-0 in Baker games defeating Hartington-Newcastle in the finals.

The Blue Devil girls finished game one with a 789 team score. Individual wins came from Jersi Jensen (198); Riley Haschke and Jamie Janke (184); Brianna Nissen (115) and Joslyn Johnson (108).

WHS then bowled a 777 in game two. Wins came from Jensen (182); Nissen (178) and Haschke (146) while other performers were Janke (149) and Johnson (122).

Wayne High finished with a 729 game three total. Everyone earned a win led by Janke (183); Jesnen and Haschke (144) as well as Lindsay Niemann and Nissen (129).

In bracket play, Wayne earned the #1 seed and won by forfeit while #2  Hartington-Newcastle won 3-0 over #3 Columbus Lakeview. WHS then won 3-0 over HNS in the finals.

Head WHS bowling coach Josh Johnson said, “I was super excited to see both teams bowl well. There were definitely ups and downs all day, but each team found a way to win. It is so great to see each bowler step up in different parts of the day and lean on each other to get the TEAM win!!”

For the Blue Devil boys, WHS went 20-4 in individual matches along with a 6-2 Baker record. Wayne High posted a five-game thriller against Hartington-Newcastle in the finals as both teams went back-and-forth before the WHS boys took care of business in the fifth game with six strikes in a row.

The Blue Devil boys bowled a 971 game one total. Individual wins came from Calvin Starzl (226); Shayne Geidner (215); James Dorcey (160) and Brooks Kneifl (159) while Brogan Foote bowled a 211.

In game two Wayne finished with a  929. Individual wins came from Dorcey (236); Foote (222) and Kneifl (135) as other results were posted by Geidner (178) and Starzl (158).

To close out match play, Wayne bowled an 824 in game three. Individual wins came from Foote (212); Starzl (163); Geidner (146) and Kneifl (137) as another result was posted by Dorcey (166).

In bracket play, #1 Wayne defeated #4 Columbus Lakeview, 3-0 as #3 Hartington-Newcastle topped #2 Plainview, 3-2. Wayne High again defeated HNS 3-2 in the finals.

The Wayne High girls and boys bowling program will next host Norfolk Catholic on Thursday, January 6 starting at 6 p.m.